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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

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 16 2013

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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

April 10 2013

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Ancient Egyptian, bronze Ptah with staff in hand to the chest, broad collar, pronounced cranium.  Creator-God of Memphis who was usually portrayed as a Mummy with his hands protruding from the wrappings and holding a staff that combines the dyed pillar, ankh sign and 'Was' scepter. His head was shaven and covered by a tight-fitting skull-cap leaving his ears exposed. From the Middle Kingdom. onwards, he was represented with a straight beard. The basic iconography of his images remained virtually unchanged throughout the Pharaonic period. In Hellenistic times, he was identified with the Greek God, Hephaestus. Traces of green patina. Mounted on a base. 7 1/2" x 2 1/4". 663-525 BC. 
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