A limestone tomb fragment with red pigment frame. Four hieroglyphs, two on the left translate to "honorable" and the glyphs on the right translate to the verb "come." A nice example with readable inscription and beautiful color. 8-3/4"W x 8-1/4"H. Custom stand. ...click for details
A beautiful cast bronze depiction of the cat goddess Bastet. Deep, inset eyes would have one held jewels, and holes in ears would have held earrings. Large scarab beetle is set upon head; A Wedjat eye (eye of Horus) and winged scarab are featured on chest with incised detail around design. Strong brow line ...click for details
Egypt, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1479–1425 BCE. A Blue-green glazed steatite showing a fish on obverse instead of the traditional beetle. The fish is an ancient symbol for "Bolti" the sacred fish of the Nile (a perch), used as an amulet. Reverse is a beautiful display of deeply incised glyphs, including the Pharaonic cartouche of Phara ...click for details
Egypt, Thebes, Upper Egypt, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1479–1425 BCE.
A green glazed steatite scaraboid with a pharoah's cartouche on top rather than a carved beetle. The cartouche is the king's name encricled in an oval, of King Thuthmose III, "Men-kheper-Ra," with two feathers of truth and justice just above. ...click for details
A blue-green steatite scarab with obverse showing a well carved sacred ape "aani-thoth," who was sacred to the god Thoth and the moon gods. His job was to watch for the dawn. Reverse shows the deeply incis ...click for details
A large scarab of green glazed steatite; double pierced suspension holes suggest this was part of a pectoral necklace. The hieroglyphs show "Neb," a basket or bowl meaning "Lordship." Above that are two well incised figures. On the left side is the god Ptah, always portrayed ...click for details
Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XII Dynasty, 1906 - 1888 BCE.
A grey steatite with traces of blue glaze. Obverse depicts the beetle god Kheper, symbol of good luck and rebirth. Reverse shows fine and deeply incised glyphs that translate: " Suten - net - Uzat - Kheper - Nefer" which means " Long life to Senusert II, King of Upper and ...click for details
A Green glazed steatite scarab depicting the beetle on the top side, as god Kheper, of good luck and rebirth. The plain sides (showing no carved legs) usually represent the very oldest of scarabs. The reverse side has a deeply incised and seldom seen glyph of an Ibex, with some traces of glaze showing. The ...click for details
Found in the Faiyum Valley of Egypt, dating to about 7000 to 5000 BCE. Knapped stone implement. Egypt has a very rich Paleolithic past, dating from the Lower Paleolithic. The Faiyum has a fundamentally important role to play in developing an understanding of Egyptian prehistory. As well as a distinctive Epipalaeolithic industry, it has some of the earliest evidence in Egypt of agricultural activities. 2"W x 4-1/2"L.
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