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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

July 12 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Carved, wooden statue of a ruler wearing a headress and kilt. The face and kilt are painted in gold leaf, detailed eyes and eyebrows painted with black outlines. Old Kingdom, 2780-2680 BC

May 16 2013

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Ancient Egyptian carved wooden Ibis bird covered with gesso, the feet and lower half of the beak missing. Ibises were sacred because the ancient Egyptians believed they possessed secret knowledge, as they showed up shortly before the annual floods. They were also associated with the deity Thoth - the scribes of the Gods, referred to as the God of wisdom and also responsible for writing, mathematics, measurement and time. Middle Kingdom. 2040-1786 BC

May 01 2013

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Ancient Egyptian. Seated wooden male figure holding a terracotta tablet with hieroglyphs, traces of red, yellow, and black with black outlining the eyes. 1570-1342 BC (8" x 5 ½")

February 07 2013

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African, Baule Tribe. Carved wooden female statue holding a vessel on a base with linear markings on her face. Late 1900's AD (8 ½" x 2")
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