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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Egypt, 1st Millennium BCE. Large scarab with carved/incised details designed to be placed in the chest of the deceased during the mummification process (hence the term 'heart'). The base of this exceptional specimen has been left reserved. 2”L. Intact & Choice!
Egypt, Middle Kingdom 1985-1773 BCE. Excellent color pattern, switching between cream and off-white, small handles beneath top opening, rounded bottom. Some internal stress cracks within alabaster which are completely stable. 2-1/4"H.
Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 1985-1773 BCE. Tall and thin banded alabaster jar with wide rim. Alabaster demonstrates an absolutely beautiful "zigzag" pattern. Was likely used to hold women's makeup. 2-3/4"H. Completely intact, with only very minor encrustation as shown.
From ancient Egypt, Early Dynastic, Dynasty I-II, ca. 2920-2649 B.C. Hemispherical in form, on a flat base, the rim undercut on the interior. Probably a drinking vessel, but could also be a small bowl-type containter. 2-2/3"H x 3-3/4"D, intact/excellent condition.
Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX-XX, ca. 1292 - 1069 B.C. Showing a standing figure beneath outsretched wings of Isis, with a nice band of hieroglyphs directly above figure’s head. 5-1/4"H x 1-3/4"W, fragmentary. Custom stand.