The Miscellaneous Egyptian Illustrations ClipArt gallery offers 124 images of general Egypt topics, including many cultural aspects, hieroglyphics, famous persons, and activities of everyday Egyptian life.

Dress of the Egyptian king

Egyptian King

Dress of the Egyptian king

"A representation of an Egyptian king." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian king

"A representation of an Egyptian king." — Goodrich, 1844

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the other. A second person is cutting up joints of meat and putting them into the pot, which is boiling close at hand." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian kitchen

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the…

"Scene in Egyptian kitchen, showing use of a large rope to support a sort of hanging shelf." -Hill, 1921

Egyptian Kitchen

"Scene in Egyptian kitchen, showing use of a large rope to support a sort of hanging shelf." -Hill,…

A clepsydra, which is a device used to draw liquid from places too large to part, and utilizes air pressure to transport liquid from one container to another.

Liquid

A clepsydra, which is a device used to draw liquid from places too large to part, and utilizes air pressure…

Egyptian lyre

Egyptian lyre

Egyptian lyre

Also known as Merneptah. He ruled Egypt as pharaoh for ten years, and was the thirteenth son of Ramessess II.

Menepta

Also known as Merneptah. He ruled Egypt as pharaoh for ten years, and was the thirteenth son of Ramessess…

"The third pyramid on the ridge of Gizeh was built by Menkera, a successor of Khafra and fourth or fifth king of Dynasty IV. This structure is but two hundred and thirty-three feet at the base, and the slant height two hundred and sixty-two feet. The Menkera pyramid stands on looser soil than its more ambitious sisters, and the substructure is consequently of greater relative proportions. Part of the exterior consists of polished slabs of granite. The sepulchral chamber within is double, one apartment being behind the other." —Ridpath, 1885

Sarcophagus of Menkera

"The third pyramid on the ridge of Gizeh was built by Menkera, a successor of Khafra and fourth or fifth…

"Monkeys appear to have been trained to assist in gathering fruit; and the Egyptians represent them in the sculptures handing down figs from the trees to the gardeners below; but, as might be expected, these animals amply repaid themselves for the labor imposed upon them, and the artist has not failed to show how much more they consulted their own wishes than those of their employers." — Goodrich, 1844

Fruit Gathering Monkeys

"Monkeys appear to have been trained to assist in gathering fruit; and the Egyptians represent them…

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

Mummy and Cover of Coffin

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

"The Egyptian needles were of the following fashion. They wrote with a reed, or rush, many of which have been found, with the tablets and inkstands belonging to the writeres." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian needle

"The Egyptian needles were of the following fashion. They wrote with a reed, or rush, many of which…

Pheron the king of ancient Egypt is moving an unthinkable amount of soldiers and supplies across the Nile.

Nile

Pheron the king of ancient Egypt is moving an unthinkable amount of soldiers and supplies across the…

An obelisk is a tall, thin, four-sided, monument with a pyramid top. This particular one is inscribed with hieroglypics and translates out to a story about a story about King Thutmes III.

Obelisk

An obelisk is a tall, thin, four-sided, monument with a pyramid top. This particular one is inscribed…

Obelisk of Heliopolis

Obelisk

Obelisk of Heliopolis

Obelisk and sphinx with palm tree

Obelisk and sphinx

Obelisk and sphinx with palm tree

A column depicting the Egyptian god Osiris. Osiris is usually affiliated with the Afterlife, the underworld and the dead.

Column of Osiris

A column depicting the Egyptian god Osiris. Osiris is usually affiliated with the Afterlife, the underworld…

"From the tomb of Ramses the Third." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian ottoman

"From the tomb of Ramses the Third." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian wall-painting of the Ancient Empire in the Bulak Museum.

Painting

Egyptian wall-painting of the Ancient Empire in the Bulak Museum.

The Egyptian gentleman carried in a palanquin through the streets of Thebes.

Palanquin

The Egyptian gentleman carried in a palanquin through the streets of Thebes.

"Papyrus, from the Collection of the New York Historical Society." — Quackenbos, 1882

Papyrus

"Papyrus, from the Collection of the New York Historical Society." — Quackenbos, 1882

A depiction of an ancient pharaoh

Pharaoh

A depiction of an ancient pharaoh

Hieroglyphics of a pharaoh being worshiped.

Pharaoh

Hieroglyphics of a pharaoh being worshiped.

A drawing of plowing and sowing in the Pyramid Age of Egypt. The hieroglyphs tell the story of the picture.

Plowing and Sowing

A drawing of plowing and sowing in the Pyramid Age of Egypt. The hieroglyphs tell the story of the picture.

From a Bas-Relief of the Oldest Dynasty, Memphis. Depicts two men plowing with two oxen.

Egyptians Plowing

From a Bas-Relief of the Oldest Dynasty, Memphis. Depicts two men plowing with two oxen.

"An Ethiopian princess on her journey through Upper Egypt to Thebes. The chariot is drawn by oxen, a mode of conveyance in use at this day in Southern Africa." — Goodrich, 1844

Ethiopian princess

"An Ethiopian princess on her journey through Upper Egypt to Thebes. The chariot is drawn by oxen, a…

A scene from ancient Egypt, with the pyramids in the background.

Pyramids scene

A scene from ancient Egypt, with the pyramids in the background.

Egyptians using pulleys to build a pyramid.

Building the Pyramids

Egyptians using pulleys to build a pyramid.

Soldiers of the body guard of Ramses II.

Ramses Soldiers

Soldiers of the body guard of Ramses II.

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar to rope making." -Hill, 1921

Egyptian Rope Making

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar…

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this stone the same inscription was given in three different sets of characters, -the hieroglyphics, the demotic text (a briefer and more running form of hieroglyphics, commonly used in the papyri or manuscripts), and the Greek. By comparing the letters in certain Greek proper names with the letters of the same words in the Egyptian texts, the sounds for which the Egyptian characters stood were discovered. The Greek text, when translated, showed that the inscription was an ordinance of the priests decreeing certain honors to Ptolemy Epiphanes on the occasion of his coronation, 196 B.C. (Ptolemy Epiphanes was one of a line of Greek sovereigns who ruled over Egypt from the time of its conquest by Alexander in the fourth century, to the first century B.C.) It contains a command that the decree should be inscribed in the sacred letters (hieroglyphics), the letters of the country (demotic), and Greek letters, -and this for the convenience of the mixed population of Egypt under its Greek rulers. It was natural to conclude that the three texts were the same in substance, and accordingly earnest efforts were made to decipher the hieroglyphics by aid of the Greek. The first clew was obtained by noticing that certain groups of the hieroglyphic characters were inclosed in oval rings, and that these groups corresponded in relative position with certain proper names, such as Ptolemy, etc., in the Greek text. The following line presents a few of the characters with a group in the oval ring. (Each word is read from right to left)." —Colby, 1899

Rosetta Stone

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this…

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this stone the same inscription was given in three different sets of characters, -the hieroglyphics, the demotic text (a briefer and more running form of hieroglyphics, commonly used in the papyri or manuscripts), and the Greek. By comparing the letters in certain Greek proper names with the letters of the same words in the Egyptian texts, the sounds for which the Egyptian characters stood were discovered. This image represents Ptolemy or Ptolemaios." —Colby, 1899

Rosetta Stone

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this…

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this stone the same inscription was given in three different sets of characters, -the hieroglyphics, the demotic text (a briefer and more running form of hieroglyphics, commonly used in the papyri or manuscripts), and the Greek. By comparing the letters in certain Greek proper names with the letters of the same words in the Egyptian texts, the sounds for which the Egyptian characters stood were discovered. This image represents Cleopatra, or Kleopatra." —Colby, 1899

Rosetta Stone

"In 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found and gave the first key to the reading of hieroglyphics. On this…

"The Rosetta Stone." — Quackenbos, 1882

Rosetta Stone

"The Rosetta Stone." — Quackenbos, 1882

A fragment of an Ancient Egyptian text, which provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The Rosetta Stone

A fragment of an Ancient Egyptian text, which provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian…

"In the Nile valley there had been found a few ancient inscriptions, carved upon stone in unknown characters, but no one could read them. The, about 1800 A.D., some soldiers of Napoleon in Egypt, while laying foundations for a fort, found a slab of black rock bearing three inscriptions. One of the inscriptions was in Greek, one was in the ancient hieroglyphics of the pyramids, and the third was in a later Egyptian writing, which had likewise been been forgotten." - West, 1904

Portion of Rosetta Stone

"In the Nile valley there had been found a few ancient inscriptions, carved upon stone in unknown characters,…

"Part of the Rosetta Stone inscription, on a larger scale..." - West, 1904

Part of Rosetta Stone Inscription

"Part of the Rosetta Stone inscription, on a larger scale..." - West, 1904

Ancient Egyptian sandal.

Sandal

Ancient Egyptian sandal.

"The Ancient Sandal Maker as pictured on the wall of the ruined temples at Thebes, Egypt." -Bodmer, 1917

Egyptian Sandal Makers

"The Ancient Sandal Maker as pictured on the wall of the ruined temples at Thebes, Egypt." -Bodmer,…

An ancient amulet of Egypt.

An Egyptian Scarab

An ancient amulet of Egypt.

"Workmen are represented polishing and painting statues of men, sphinxes, and small figures; and two instances occur of large granite colossi, surrounded with scaffolding, on which men are engaged in polishing and chiselling the stone, the painter following the sculptor to color the hieroglypics which he has engraved on the back of the statue." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian sculptors

"Workmen are represented polishing and painting statues of men, sphinxes, and small figures; and two…

An illustration of an Egyptian seat made of ivory and ebony wood.

Seat

An illustration of an Egyptian seat made of ivory and ebony wood.

"Earliest representation of a seagoing ship." -Breasted, 1914

Ship

"Earliest representation of a seagoing ship." -Breasted, 1914

Shishak, king of Egypt.

Shishak

Shishak, king of Egypt.

"The Egyptian shops exhibited many curious scenes. Poulters suspended geese and other birds from a pole in front of the shop, which, at the same time, supported an awning to shade them from the sun." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian shop

"The Egyptian shops exhibited many curious scenes. Poulters suspended geese and other birds from a pole…

"Sphinx is a Greek word signifying 'strangler,' applied to certain symbolical forms of Egyptian origin, having the body of a lion, a human or an animal head, and two wings. Various other combinations of animal forms have been called by this name, though they are rather griffins or chimæras. Human-headed sphinxes have been called andro-sphinxes; that with the head of a ram, a criosphinx; and that with a hawk's head, a hieracosphinx. The form when complete had the wings added at the sides; but these are of a later period and seem to have originated with the Babylonians or Assyrians. In Egypt the sphinx also occurs as the symbolical form of the monarch considered as a conqueror, the head of the reigning king being placed on a loin's body, the face bearded, and the usual head dress. Thus used, the sphinx was generally male; but in the case of female rulers that figure has a female head and the body of a lioness. The most remarkable sphinx is the Great Sphinx at Gizeh (Giza), a colossal form hewn out of the natural rock, and lying about a quarter of a mile S.E. of the Great Pyramid. It is sculptured out of a spur of the rock itself, to which masonry has been added in certain places to complete the shape, and it measures 172 feet 6 inches long by 56 feet high."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sphinx

"Sphinx is a Greek word signifying 'strangler,' applied to certain symbolical forms of Egyptian origin,…

Nine hundred sphinx's with rams' heads, representing Amon, were built in Thebes, where his cult was strongest.

Sphinx at Thebes

Nine hundred sphinx's with rams' heads, representing Amon, were built in Thebes, where his cult was…

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx is believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians.

The Great Sphnix

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx…

"This colossal figure, human-headed and lion-bodied, is hewn from the natural rock. The body is about 150 feet long, the paws 50 feet, the head 30 feet. The height from the base of the top of the head is 70 feet. Except for its head and shoulders, the figure has been buried for centuries in the desert sand. The eyes, nose, and beard have been mutilated by the Arabs. The face is probably that of one of the pyramid kings."—Webster, 1913

The Great Sphinx

"This colossal figure, human-headed and lion-bodied, is hewn from the natural rock. The body is about…

Highly decorative carved wooden spoon.

Carved Wooden Spoon

Highly decorative carved wooden spoon.

This Egyptian spoon is plainly decorated and partly painted.

Egyptian Spoon

This Egyptian spoon is plainly decorated and partly painted.

This Egyptian spoon is richly decorated and partly painted.

Egyptian Spoon

This Egyptian spoon is richly decorated and partly painted.

This Egyptian spoon is richly decorated and partly painted.

Egyptian Spoon

This Egyptian spoon is richly decorated and partly painted.

Carved wood perfume spoon.

Perfume Spoon

Carved wood perfume spoon.

An Egyptian sun.

Sun

An Egyptian sun.

A series of correspondence on clay tablets between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in Canaan and Amurru.

The Amarna Tablet

A series of correspondence on clay tablets between the Egyptian administration and its representatives…

Four colossal 20 meter statues of the pharaoh with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt decorate the facade of the temple, which is 35 meters wide and is topped by a frieze with 22 baboons, worshippers of the sun and flank the entrance. The colossal statues were sculptured directly from the rock in which the temple was located before it was moved. All statues represent Ramesses II, seated on a throne and wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The statue to the left of the entrance was damaged in an earthquake, leaving only the lower part of the statue still intact. The head and torso can still be seen at the statue's feet.

Entrance of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel

Four colossal 20 meter statues of the pharaoh with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt decorate…

Column located in the Temple of Denderah, with masks of Hathor, an Egyptian sky goddess of love and joy, adorning the top.

Column from the Temple of Denderah, with Hathor Masks, Time of Cesar

Column located in the Temple of Denderah, with masks of Hathor, an Egyptian sky goddess of love and…

An Egyptian triumph.

Triumph

An Egyptian triumph.

A medal of Aradus depicting Two Sphinxes, which suggests an alliance between Aradus and Egypt.

Two Sphinxes

A medal of Aradus depicting Two Sphinxes, which suggests an alliance between Aradus and Egypt.

This Egyptian urn is shown here with two egyptians rubbing the urn. The urn was typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the ashes of the dead.

Egyptian Urn

This Egyptian urn is shown here with two egyptians rubbing the urn. The urn was typically used in funeral…