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March 26 2014

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New Arrival: Very attractive ancient Egyptian vivid blue faience cat seated on a base and wearing a collar, from the 26th Dynasty.

Cats were revered in ancient Egypt as they were the sacred animal of the sun god Ra and Bastet. The earliest Egyptian depiction of the cat took the form of three hieroglyph symbols, each representing seated cats. These formed part of the phrase ‘Lord of the City of Cats’ inscribed on a stone block from El-Lisht that may date as early as the reign of Pepy II, 2278-2184 BC. The Egyptian word for cat was the onomatopoeic term miw.
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New Arrival: Ancient Egyptian miniature glazed limestone ceremonial boat, from the 18th Dynasty, with horned animal heads in the front and the back. The boat is shown carrying a removable mummy figurine, under the canopy. Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification, sits on top of the canopy. Incised hieroglyphs on each side of the boat.

February 13 2014

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Terracotta Stele
Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic - 305-30 BC

Terracotta four-sided stele showing standing figures (probably Gods) in relief. The tallest figure shown wearing sun disc crown. The smaller figures are in niches with their hands and feet together.

February 06 2014

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Sandstone Statue of a Ram
Ancient Egypt, 18th Dynasty

The ram was associated with Amun, the Egyptian sky God who came to be regarded as a sun God and the head of the Egyptian pantheon.

January 21 2014

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Ancient Egyptian limestone statue of a seated cat (Bast), with a smaller cat seated in the front, on a base with hieroglyphs. 26th Dynasty, 663-525 BC
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Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic 305-30 BC

Faience Bes amulet. Bes is the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

January 14 2014

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Ancient Egyptian limestone heart scarab with the face of Bes, dwarf-God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, along with a cartouche with the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh on the top. Five lines of vertical hieroglyphics on the bottom including Anubis, a bird and cartouches. Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC

December 02 2013

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Ancient Egyptian brown limestone cosmetic jar, with a falcon seated atop the handle. The applicator with the upper part of Neferetum, the youthful son of Ptah and Sekhmet, known as “He Who is Beautiful” and “Water Lily of the Sun”. Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC

November 11 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Marble seated figure with a headdress and chin beard, symbolizing the hope of resurrection. A female standing on crocodiles and the face of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, carved on the front. 18th Dynasty.

October 29 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Faience Eye of Horus amulet, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and good health, one of the most common amulets worn in Ancient Egypt, with painted black lines and covered in green glaze. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.

October 01 2013

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Carved Lapis Lazuli goose, believed to have laid Cosmic Egg from which Ra, the sun God, was hatched. Egypto-Roman. 30 BC-324 AD
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Ancient Egypt. Terracotta sarcophagus painted with the four sons of Horus (Imsety, with head of a man; Hapy, with the head of a baboon; Qebehsenuef, with the head of a falcon; and Duamutef, with the head of a jackal). 18th Dynasty.
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Ancient Egypt. Mummy mask made from linen and gesso and then painted. Entire face covered in gold leaf. On the front, two jackals and four snakes on either side. On the top, a winged eagle with two spears. On one side, standing Horus and Osiris, on the other, Anubis, and Horus with crown. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC
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Ancient Egypt. Linen mummified cat head, the domestic pet and symbol of Bastet (Bast) and Ra. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

September 16 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris in mummy form with vertical hieroglyphic symbols and a seated jackal on the front, on a modern wooden base.

Ptolemaic, 305- 30 BC

September 06 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris in mummy form, wearing a crown and a chin beard, with painted designs and a seated jackal on the front, on a modern wooden base.

As early as the Old Kingdom, the god Ptah of Memphis formed close links with the funerary god of the city, Sokar, leading to the creation of the god Ptah-Sokar. In later times this god also acquired the characteristics of the god Osiris, resulting in the god Ptah-Sokar-Osiris.

Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

August 19 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Cartonnage fragment with hieroglyphs, depicting a standing Horus, God of the sky and protector of the ruler of Egypt, holding a staff. Egyptians believed a pharaoh was the living Horus.

New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty. 1200-1085 BC
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Ancient Egypt. Three separate glass cosmetic jars set in a cloth holder with weaved glass beads covering the surface.

400 AD

August 16 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Limestone Pesesh-Kef Wand, believed to be an instrument used to support the lower jaw of the corpse during ancient Egypt’s early embalming stage. At the top, a seated lion.

26th Dynasty, 663-525 BC
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Ancient Egypt. Limestone cosmetic jar with a falcon seated atop the handle. The applicator with the upper part of Nefertum, known as “He Who is Beautiful” and “Water Lily of the Sun”. Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms.

Nefertum is also known as the youthful son of Ptah, the creator god and Sekhmet, the goddess of war and vengeance.

18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC
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