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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.

March 26 2013

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Russian. Hand-painted wooden Saint Olga icon on a golden background. St. Olga was the first recorded female ruler in Russia and the first member of the ruling family of Kiev to adopt Christianity. She was canonized as the first Russian saint of the Orthodox Church. St. Olga was the widow of Igor I, Prince of Kiev. 1800 AD (8 ½" x 7")
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Russian. Hand-painted wooden Saint Vladimir icon on a golden background is a patron of Russian Catholics. Called Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great, he was the Grand Prince of Kiev who converted to Christianity in 988 and proceeded to baptize all of Kievan Rus.' 1800 AD (8 ½" x 7")
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Russian. Hand-painted wooden Saint Sergius icon on a golden background with a sterling silver border. He was also known as St. Sergius of Radonezh, the Wonderworker. He was a spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. Together with Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, he is one of the Russian Orthodox church's most highly venerated saints. 1800 AD (8 ½" x 6 ½")
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Engraved illustration from the King James Bible made for the Rev. Dr. Southwell's Family Bible. A scene from the Old Testament: The Book of Tobias: Tobias applying to Tobit’s eyes the Fish Gall, that recovered his sight. 1777 AD (15 1/2" x 9")
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Engraved illustration from the King James Bible made for the Rev. Dr. Southwell's Family Bible. Depicts the Old Testament scene from the Book of Numbers entitled "The Sabbath-Breaker Stoned to Death." 1777 AD (15 1/2" x 9")
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Engraved illustration from the King James Bible made for the Rev. Dr. Southwell's Family Bible. Depicts the Old Testament scene from the Book of Numbers: The Brazen Serpent. 1777 AD (15 1/2" x 9")
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Engraved illustration from the King James Bible made for the Rev. Dr. Southwell's Family Bible. A scene from the Old Testament: The Book of the Maccabees: Cruelties exercised by the order of Antiochus. 1777 AD (15 1/2" x 9")

January 09 2013

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3886 72e5 500
European. Contains both Old and New Testaments. Published by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, and Sold at Their Warehouse. 189 Fleet Street. M.DCCC.LII, with some wear. Front cover is missing. 1800's AD (6" x 4")

June 28 2012

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Sadigh Gallery Ancient Holy Land Stone Panel #41740

From the ancient Holy Land. Carved gray basalt panel of menorah from a temple, the symbols of the seven-branched menorah stand for Light, Justice, Peace, Truth, Benevolence, Brotherly Love, and Harmony. After the Macabee’s victory over the Greeks, they returned to the Temple to find it desecrated and in ruins. As legend has it, there was only one small vessel of oil with which to light the menorah that would have lasted only one day. The miracle was that the oil lasted eight days, enough time to make more oil for the Temple. The significance of the menorah has two parts; one is to symbolize the menorah in the Temple and the other is to mark the eight days of Hanukkah. Rare and exceptional piece.  100-300 AD ( 18" x 12" x 3 ¾" )
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