TITLE: Water bottle
CULTURE: Ancient Egyptian
PERIOD: New Empire, 1550 - 1070 BC
DIMENSIONS: Diameter 12.7 cm.
PRICE: 700 euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection, Holland, acquired in the 1970’s.
CONDITION: In a good state of preservation. Lost varnish on one side.
Egyptian water bottle dating to the time of the New Kingdom, made in terracotta and adorned with parallel lines and perpendicular in black color on a reddish background...
Clay vessel in the form of a Bes head with a small handle at the left temple.
The head of Bes is portrayed with arched eyebrows, wide open eyes, a flat nose and shaggy hair. The patron of the household and of children is shown with a protruding tongue, an apotropaic gesture to turn evil away.
For a related example, cf. UC48107 in the Petrie Collection Online Catalogue. Also, nos. 393-396, pp. 328 in: Françoise Dunand. Catalogue des terres cuites gréco-romaines d'Egypte...
A very interesting clay seal or large amulet, made in hard burnt redish clay, dating to the later period late 2nd,.-1st. mill. BC.
A remarkable intact piece that features a full royal cartouche with hieroglyphs, untranslated.
Size: ca. 80 mm. and massive.
Ex. Old Danish Collection
A New Kingdom terracotta mold for a baboon amulet. 1300-1000 B.C. 1 1/4 inches long. Intact. Ex. NY collection of Alex Malloy, 1970s.
A group of three painted amarna pottery fragments. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1352-1336 B.C. 2 3/4 inches X 1 3/4 inches for largest fragment, 1 7/8 inches X 1.5 inches for middle fragment and 1.5 inches X 1 inch for smallest. From an old Belgian collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this very large Egyptian stone mortar. The mortar would have been used to grind grain and other food items for daily use. This is a very fine, large example with an outstanding four-handled design. The mortar is in excellent condition and remains with traces of pigment in a ring around the inside circumference of the mortar. This is a very substantial piece and is an amazing large display of ancient Egyptian pottery...
An extremely rare and quite fabulous Egyptian or Near Eastern storage jar or urn, Dating to the late 4th.- 3rd. millenium BC.
This vessel is extremely large and has survived the ages in intact condition!
The vessel in red terracotta with some sea-encrustations still present on the surface. three very small lung handles and decorated with concenthric lines. It stands on a low round base-ring.
Size: The diameter of this extraordinay sizable vessel is 34 cm...
Authentic ancient Egyptian green turquoise glazed faience composition amulet, depicting the god Bes. The dwarf god wearing a feather plumed crown, standing on a slender rectangular base, with horizontal suspension hole in the headdress.
Late period 26th-30th Dynasty circa 664-332 BC.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in).
CONDITION: in original condition showing its age...
Authentic Ancient Egyptian Circa 800-300 B.C. faience Ushabti - Shabti with black painted details, with arms folded across the chest holding a crook and flail and hieroglyphics inscriptions on the front.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: approximately 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in).
CONDITION: No repairs or restoration with nice showing its age patina...
An exceptional large pottery mould for an Ankh Symbol, dating to New Kingdom 1550-1070 BC.
The pottery mould was used for making faiance amulets with the ankh symbol. The ankh also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life"...
Measurement: 1.5 x 1 x .4 cm
Material/colour: grey (possibly originally blue) glazed composition
Technique: ceramic; underside pierced horizontally
Condition: front leg broken off on right side of Clypeus, some wear on back
Date: Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Provenance: Golden Chariot; original collection of Gustav Jecquier, reportedly from Sakkara.
Identification and Interpretation: Naturalistic scarab with legs in relief tucked...
Egyptian terra cotta scarab mold. New Kingdom, 1600-1100 BC. Brownish red terra cotta. Nearly identical to an example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 11.215.683; found at the palace of Amenhotep III during the museum dig of 1911. This would suggest Dynasty 18, 1390 - 1353 BC for the present example. From a Chicago 'Gold Coast' collection, inherited from an old Boston estate. Details to purchaser.
This extremely rare piece is an Egypto-Minoan terracotta jar that dates circa 2nd Millennium B.C. This piece is approximately 4 inches high by 4.5 inches in diameter, and is in intact condition with no repair/restoration. This piece has some spotty light brown and white calcite deposits that are seen both on the inner and outer surfaces of the piece...
Ancient Egyptian clay mould for making faience eye of Horus. Measuring 1.5 inches in diameter. Uzat Mold, circa 18th Dynasty.
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)
Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
Three Egyptian ceramic stands that may have been used as supports for vessels in the kiln during firing. Two of them with pierced vent holes.
For the shape cf. UC66583 in the Petrie Museum database. For small cones used as firing supports cf. UC47322.
Egypt, Late period, 712-30 BC
H. 2.6 cm (1 in) – 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
Complete with minor chipping.
Ex Schuler Auktionen Zurich (Switzerland).
Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed
EGYPTIAN GROUP TERRACOTTA HEADS, 200 BC. Lot of 5 Egyptian Hellenistic terracottas of; three heads of god Harpokrates, one of a man head and one of god figure;
MEASUREMENTS: 5 –9,5 cm. High;
CONDITION: As show in the pictures;
This scarce piece is an Egyptian brown terracotta mold that was likely used to form a faience amulet. This intact piece is approximately 1.6 inches high, is intact with no repair/restoration, and dates to the Late Period, circa 716-30 B.C...
Here you find a fragment of a terracotta handle in the form of Isis and Horus child. Isis is wearing the sun disk enclosed by a pair of cow's horns. The most common divine headdresses are cow horns and solar disks for the leading goddesses of the pantheon, such as Hathor and Isis, emphasizing their maternal role. Nice artifact which measures 3 inches and dates to the Late Period.
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946)