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December 02 2013

Sadighgallery

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

August 16 2013

Sadighgallery
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

April 01 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Hollow bronze Egyptian God Nefertum, known as "He Who is Beautiful" and "Water Lily of the Sun". Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms. Arms at the sides, double crown of Egypt with a cobra on the forehead, short kilt, chin beard. Standing on a base. Traces of green patina. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC (10 1/4" X 3")
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