Egyptian Ensemble. A) Galabeya. Full-length galabeya of black cotton, with rounded neckline cut at base to for a shallow "V". Caftan style, with long sleeves and slit from hem upwards on right side. Front of galabeya with embroidered and applique decoration. Around neck and front of bodice is floral decoration and scrolls in gold, greens, red, and blue, and central shield-shaped gold satin applique piece with embroidered scroll work in gold and blue. Lower part of galabeya with matching, but inverted similar gold satin appliques with embroidered scrolls, and embroidered floral forms. Long sleeves with thin rectangular embroidered gold bands along wrist. Unlined. B) Head Scarf. Rectangle of fine red fabric, lower edge scalloped. Upper edge with sewn border incorporating spaced gold cylindrical beads. Ends of scarf and scalloped area of lower edge with thin crocheted/sewn band with spaced gold tear-drop beads and simulated gold coins. Applied to center of scarf are two bands of red crocheted/knitted net with gold spherical beads and pendant simulated gold coins.
Nubian Ensemble. A) Jirjara robe (Nubian-style young woman's galabeyah) of sheer black machine-made lace with scattered "tendrils" of various sized dots all-over which extend from hem upwards. Full-length, with rounded neckline and slight "V" at front. Full-length sleeves flaring to wrist. B) Under-dress of white cotton embroidered with ancient Egyptian-inspired motifs, including lotus blossoms. Full-length, with rounded neckline with small "V" at front. Neckline edged with green embroidery. Short sleeves edged with similar green embroidery, as are the short slits from the hem upwards. "Bib" at front of upper part of dress with green, yellow, blue, red, and pink embroidery of stylized lotus, scrolls, border lines, etc. Front of skirt with large embroidered motif of lotus(?) growing from bowl, with other blossoms around, in same colors. Back is plain. Unlined. C) Head scarf of very fine black fabric. Triangular in shape, with edging of simulated gold-colored coins. With suite of costume jewelery of gold-colored metal hung with faux coins, consisting of: 1) Necklace. Simple gold chain suspending triangular "net" of gold quaterfoil-shaped links hung with tiers of faux coins. Simple hook fastener. "Cascade" style. 2) Headpiece (?). Formed of two linked triangles of net with 6-lobed openwork links, hung with tiers of faux coins. At center point is large heart-shaped pendant hung with fringe of coins on short beaded strands. 3) Earrings. Pair. Simple hook suspends horizontal bar from which hangs a triangular "cascade" of tiers of faux gold coins hung on a net of quatrefoil-shaped links. 4) Bracelet. Cuff-style openwork wire bracelet with fringe of tiny spherical bells. 5) Bracelet. Cuff-style bracelet of openwork metal hung with a triangular "cascade" of tiers of faux gold coins hung on a net of quatrefoil-shaped links.
Shoes. Slip-on, low-heeled, open back slippers of red leather. Toe-box decorated with Egyptian motifs, including lotus flowers and a "Nefertiti" head. Lined in read leather. Black rubber soles. Note: mis-matched pair. Both are left shoes.
Photograph of Amenhotep's colonnade in the temple complex of Luxor, Egypt. A row of columns from Amenhotep's peristyle is visible in the right foreground next to a patch of grass. The colonnade leads into the background on the left side of the frame. More ruins are visible in the background.
Photograph of a camel in Medinet Habu, Egypt. The camel faces the camera in the center foreground. Stone ruins are scattered about behind the camel. Large intersecting stone walls are visible behind the ruins.
Photograph of a column in the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnuk, Egypt. The column is visible in the foreground. A standing stone figure is visible on the right side of the column. A row of columns is visible in the background.
Photograph of columns in Medinet Habu, Egypt. Only the bases of the columns remain. The foreground is divided by lines of column bases. Each base is carved with hieroglyphics and decorative reliefs. The distant hillside is visible in the background.
Photograph of column remains in the Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu, Egypt. A man in a blue robe is visible in the foreground between the columns. Column bases fill the foreground. Stone walls are visible behind the columns. The columns are decorated with hieroglyphics.
Photograph of columns in the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. In the foreground, a metal track leads between two rows of stone columns into the background. A man with an umbrella walks next to the track in the foreground. The columns are decorated with carved hieroglyphics.
Photograph of a corridor of sphinxes seen from above at the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. The stone sphinxes form two lines on either side of a dirt path leading up to an empty foundation. In the background, a street and surrounding buildings are visible.
Photograph of ruins in Egypt. Multiple people are visible in the foreground. A long passageway lined with stone pillars is visible behind the people. One large pillar stands out at the of the line. A doorway is visible in the background at the end of the passageway.
Nubian Ensemble. A) Jirjara robe (Nubian-style young woman's galabeya) of sheer black machine made lace with floral pattern woven into the lace. Full-length, with rounded neckline. Wide rounded, almost boat-neckline edged with row of large, spaced golden discs. A second row of gold discs runs slightly lower across upper chest. Long sleeves with slight cuffs. Dropped waist with wide horizontal pin-tucks. Skirt gathered into sewn band just below bottom pin-tuck. B) Under-dress of blue cotton printed with ancient Egyptian-inspired motifs including lotus and flying birds, done in gold, red, and black. Full-length, with "keyhole" neckline, lower part of keyhole with scalloped edge. Slits at side seams from hem up to mid-calf. Very short sleeves. Garment cut to create very slight "A"-line shape, by cutting in under arms. Unlined. C) Head scarf of very fine black fabric. Triangular in shape, with edging of crochet/knitting of black yarn threaded with small clear crystal/glass cylindrical beads. Outer edge of beaded loop "tassels" of the same beads.
Photograph of a wall relief in the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut of Deir el-Bahri, Egypt. The colored relief of a cow (the god Hathor) is visible in the bottom foreground. Above the relief, a stone figure sits atop the wall.
Photograph of two stone pillars of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahri, Egypt. The tops of the pillars are visible in the foreground. Female faces are carved into the stone sides of the pillars.
Photograph of hieroglyphics carved into a stone wall in the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. Part of a column with hieroglyphic carvings is visible on the right side of the frame. The wall fills the rest of the frame.
Photograph of the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. A path lined with columns cuts down the center of the image. In front of each column line is a seated stone figure. Other columns and surrounding ruins are visible in the foreground and background.
Photograph of the temple complex of Karnak, Egypt. In the foreground, the ruins of a temple are visible. A man in a white robe with a blue umbrella is visible in the foreground amongst the ruins. A mass of excavated bricks is visible behind the temple walls. Palm trees are visible in the background.
Photograph of a line of stone sphinxes at the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. The line leads from foreground to background. The sphinxes are in various levels of deterioration. A large brick wall with a metal gate is visible at the end of the line of sphinxes.
Photograph of the entrance to the Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt. The two large entrance walls are visible in the foreground. A large obelisk and two stone statues are visible in front of the wall. A man walks towards the camera in the foreground. A portion of the temple ruins is visible through the opening in the wall.
Photograph of a man and an umbrella at the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak, Egypt. A man in a white robe and cap stands on the dirt ground in front of a large stone wall. A white and blue umbrella is visible next to the man. The umbrella is open and sitting on the ground.
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