With an ovoid body, round base, with thin neck and circular spout. Handle with the head of a woman, possibly a maenad. 1st/2nd century. 7 inches high. Small hole on side near bottom with losses to the spout. With extensive red, brown and green patina. Ex. Lauwers, Belgium collection, acquired in the 1970s.
A large ancient Egyptian bronze Hem Hem crown, with rams horns, plumes, ureai and lotus flowers. Probably from a large bronze Harpocrates. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 4 3/8 inches high. Small bronze piece gone in center lotus flower, revealing the inner core. Otherwise intact. Ex. Lauwers collection, Belgium, acquired in the 1970s.
A graceful, striding bronze nude figure of Harpocrates, wearing the red or Deshret crown of Lower Egypt, fronted with ureaus, wearing the separately cast side lock, right arm bent at the elbow with forefinger pointing to his mouth and with well-defined hands and feet. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 3 1/2 inches high. Ex. Benedict collection, originally acquired in Poland in the early 1900's.
Conical shaped bronze situla, with a lotus on bottom, depicting a priest facing an offering table with a lotus and worshipping the god, Amun-Min. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 2 1/2 inches high. Suspension loops gone. From an old Belgian family collection, acquired in the 1970s.
A fine blue faience Eye of Horus, also known as an Udjet eye. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/8 inches long. Intact and pierced for suspension. From a Belgian collection. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
An Egyptian ovoid red and cream breccia vase The bag-shaped body with a tapering rounded base and a short everted rim. Very small chip on rim. Early Dynastic Period, 2nd-3rd Dynasty, circa 2700 B.C. 2 1/2 inches high. From an old French collection.
Depicted striding, with arms alongside her body, with prominent breasts and wearing a striated tripartite wig. 1 5/8 inches high. Late Period, 600-30 B.C. Intact with intact suspension loop. From an old New Jersey private collection, acquired in the 1960s. Nephthys is the sister of Osiris and Isis and the wife of Seth. Also known as the goddess of mourning. On her crown were the hieroglyphs of her name.
The god of unguents and perfume, Nefertum is depicted seated, wearing the lotus crown, wearing a tripartite wig, legs together, arms resting on legs and with intact suspension loop. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/8 inches high. Intact. From an old New Jersey collection, acquired in the 1960s.
Colorful ancient Egyptian faience tubular and disc beads, along with modern gold colored beads, restrung into an elaborate broad collar necklace. Late Period for the faience beads, 600-300 B.C. Gold colored beads, modern. From an old NYC collection. Acquired in the early 1980s from Lustig Antiques, Hunter, N.Y.
An ancient Egyptian faience Thoth amulet, depicted as an Ibis bird. 26th/30th Dynasty, 600-300 B.C. 5/8 inch long. Intact. Mounted. From an old New Jersey private collection, acquired in the 1960s. Thoth was said to be the patron of scribes and the inventor of spoken and written language. Thoth can also be depicted as a baboon or an Ibis-headed human.
A group of four Egyptian faience crowns. Including two crowns of Lower Egypt, one crown of Upper Egypt and a plumed Atef crown. Atef crown - 1 1/2 inches, Crowns - @ 1 inch each. 26th/30th Dynasty, 600-300 B.C. From a Colorado collection. Mounted in a shadow box display.
Unusual faience amulet depicting the head of Hathor. With bulging eyes, characteristic bovine ears and wearing a thick wig. 26th/30th Dynasty, 600-300 B.C. 1 inch high. Mounted. From an old New Jersey private collection, acquired in the 1960s. Hathor was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth.