Ancient Egypt's distinctive and well preserved art, in the form of paintings, sculpture, hieroglyphs, pottery, jewellery and architecture, gives us a fascinating glimpse into the daily life, beliefs and customs of this ancient society.

The Australian Museum’s Egyptian Collection features 1,100 items.

The largest contribution to the Egyptian collection was the donation by Ernest and his brother Alfred Wunderlich (over 35%), followed by the Egypt Exploration Fund (30%). Other significant contributors were archaeologist John Garstang, Drs Schmidt and Mook, Arthur David and George H Abbott, who donated or sold their collections to the Museum.

Collection highlights

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