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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 21 2014

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

January 14 2014

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

June 21 2013

Ancient Egyptian limestone goose.

In ancient Egyptian mythology, the geese were believed to be the creator of the world. They were believed to have laid the Cosmic Egg from which Ra, the sun God, was hatched.

Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

June 17 2013

Ancient Egyptian limestone seated cat, sacred animal of the sun god Ra, on a base. Incised scarab beetle on the neck. A Ushabti rests in the front. 26th Dynasty.
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May 28 2013

Ancient Egyptian brown limestone heart scarab with a winged beetle, an Eye of Horus, a bird and the sun God Ra on the top. Three columns of various Egyptian symbols on the bottom. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC

May 21 2013

Ancient Egyptian limestone statue of a seated cat. Depicted here with a collar, a cartouche on each side, an Eye of Horus on the chest and an Ushabti between its front legs. Cats were revered by the ancient Egyptians as they were viewed as the sacred animal of the Sun God Ra. 26th Dynasty.

May 16 2013

Ancient Egyptian green limestone stamp seal with attached ring, the bottom of the seal has the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC
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