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March 26 2014

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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January 28 2014

Ancient Egyptian faience lion-headed Sekhmet amulet from the Ptolemaic period. Sekhmet is seated on a throne wearing the conical crown of Upper Egypt. Linked with war and appropriate retaliation, her name, meaning ‘the mighty one’, was associated with the hot winds of the desert.

January 21 2014

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic 305-30 BC

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

October 29 2013

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.

July 22 2013

Ancient Egypt. Faience, miniature amulet of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC

July 12 2013

Ancient Egypt. Faience, miniature amulet of a standing Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

June 07 2013

Ancient Egyptian turquoise glazed faience heart scarab inlay, the Egyptian symbol of resurrection. Re-adhered. 18th Dynasty.
Ancient Egyptian faience jar with four amulets (probably cartouches) attached on its body. 18th Dynasty. 

May 06 2013

Ancient Egypt. Blue glazed faience Taweret amulet, the pregnant hippopotamus Goddess responsible for fertility and the protection of women in childbirth. 18th Dynasty. 1570 - 1342 BC (1 ½” x ¾”)

February 20 2013

Ancient Egypt. Blue glazed faience baboon amulet. Baboon was sacred to the God Thoth. Thoth served as a scribe for the other gods in Egyptian mythology. He was also credited for the invention of alphabets and hieroglyphs. Hole for wearability. 18th Dynasty. 1570 - 1342 BC (1" x ½")

January 17 2013

Ancient Egyptian. Brown faience winged scarab. Traces of green glaze. With holes on the sides. Late Kingdom. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC (1 ¼" x 2 ¼")
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