to sit at home and watch slides of beautiful pieces of art and art history on a vintage or modern projector and screen is the ultimate luxury and one of my very big indulgences, loves, and ultimate passions :-) - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-black-grantie-statue-of-isis-kenneth-garrett.html
The ankh or ankh is the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the NH ˁ word, which means "life." It is an attribute of the Egyptian gods that can keep the loop, or wear one in each hand, arms crossed over the chest. This symbol was called crux ansata Latin ("ankh")...........SOURCE BING IMAGES..........
Most Egyptian funerary mask are made of solid gold, but in 1939, archaeologist, Pierre Montet, discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes, & his entire sarcophagus is pure silver, the only one ever discovered. Its discovery had little fan fare because it was the eve of World War II, & Egyptologists didn't want it to fall into enemy hands. The discovery is revered to be equal to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, but most of the world is unaware of its existence.
This statue depicts an Egyptian man that is wearing a Schenti (a wrapped skirt around the waist), a decorated apron, possible gold bracelets and armlets, a wesekh collar (a decorated, traditional rounded collar), sandals, no evident hair or makeup, and a uraeus headpiece (a headdress with a cobra). It can be assumed that this man is in the upper part of the Egyptian social status, possibly as a court official or a noble.