Welcome to the IEAA Collection Online

As part of its mission to support public outreach, community education, research, and teaching, the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, (hereafter IEAA), maintains a collection of over fourteen hundred ancient Egyptian antiquities. Approximately 200 of those objects, most ranging in date from 3800 B.C.E. to 700 C.E., are on permanent exhibition in the Egyptian Gallery of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (hereafter AMUM).

You can see the rest by searching our online collection information here! The majority of our collection is online but we are constantly adding new objects and collections, so please revisit this search page as our online collections are added.

Access to the Collection

Follow the link at the end to the collection's online database: Collection.

This online catalog contains collections managed by the AMUM and the IEAA. At the bottom of each catalog record, you will find a data field indicating which organization manages the object. Questions related to objects in the collections should be addressed to the appropriate contact (see bottom of page). 

The online collections database is growing, but the complete catalog is not available at this time. Please contact AMUM or IEAA staff if you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you wish to request Image or Publication use. If you have information regarding an artifact, please click on the "Send Us Feedback" button in the upper right-hand corner of that specific Object Record.

Tips for searching

Keyword Search

Keyword Search allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for faience bead will return records associated with faience OR beads). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "faience and beads"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Reisner in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the Reisner family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

Random Images is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.


If you are interested in searching for the People and Creators associated with the collection, People provides a way to browse and search these records.

Copyright Statement

IEAA and AMUM  cannot and will not warrant and represent that it owns all of the copyrights to the artworks in its collections. It can only warrant that IEAA is the owner of the objects depicted in its catalog. Anyone wishing to use images of artworks depicted on this site should contact IEAA or independently make a determination as to whether any third party is claiming to own the copyright to the same. Please contact us if you are the owner of the copyright in any of the material that has been reproduced on this website and you believe that the material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights. The material will be withdrawn from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the materials in the Egyptian collection, please contact:

If you have issues with viewing the collection database online, please contact:
AMUM - Adriana Dunn, Assistant Director, ardunn@memphis.edu, (901) 678-3197