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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1277621
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$480.00
Stamped funerary cone with four horizontal registers reading: (1) The Osiris, hereditary noble, mayor, (2) the fourth prophet of Amun, scribe of the temple, (3) house of Amun, vice-overseer of prophets in the temples, (4) overseer of Upper Egypt, Montuemhat justified.
This type is registered as no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269046
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$1,950.00
Pa-Khaas’ father was Ankh-Hapi, the name of his mother was Hathor-em-akhet. The T-shaped inscription is reading: ‘The illuminated one, the Osiris, the ‘Overseer of the Royal Ships’, Pa-Khaas, born to Hathor-em-akhet, justified.’
The figure carries a pick with the left, the right with a hoe and a rope for a small basket suspended behind the left shoulder...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1269045
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$4,200.00
Bronze lion-headed Sakhmet wearing a sun disc and uraeus headdress...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1269044
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$4,200.00
Seated bronze cat with arched back and noble posture of the head. The tail curled around to the right forepaw.
The head with engraved mouth and large eyes, the erect ears with incised details. The front of the forepaws striated.
The animal is wearing a necklace with a rudimentary Eye of Horus pendant.
Cats were the embodiment of Bastet, goddess of Bubastis and patroness of joy and women.
Bronze
Egypt, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-332 BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1269043
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$2,200.00
Bronze cat seated on haunches with two small kittens at her feet, both encircled by the curled tail.
The cat’s ears pierced and adorned with tiny gold earrings. Loop for suspension on the back.
Cats were associated to Bastet, the cat-headed goddess of Bubastis, patroness of women and a goddess of maternity.
For similar cats in the Petrie Museum Oxford cf. items no. UC36440, UC62229 and UC62228.
Bronze
Egyptian, Late Period, 712-30 BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269042
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$280.00
Finely modeled Egyptian terracotta head with caricatural features, the face showing wide open eyes under arched eyebrows, a prominent nose, fleshy lips and protruding ears.
The head is a depiction of an ugly slave and fits into the grotesque tradition of Hellenistic art; the present head however is a Roman imperial development.
For the depiction of an ugly slave with an almost identical head cf. lot no. 393 in: J. Fischer. Griechisch-Römische Terrakotten aus Ägypten...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269040
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$3,600.00
Large hand-modeled Boeotian centaur with raised arms. Vivid rendition of the male head with pointed beard, prominent nose, neatly impressed eyes and wild hair.
The elongated body of the horse with remains of white pigment and red varnish stripes. The color decoration is reminiscent of the 7th century BC Boeotian production.
Legs and tail stand stiff completing the overall rigid appearance of the horse.
For related centaurs cf. figs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269039
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$1,450.00
Funerary cone of the priest Djehuty-Mes. The twofold rectangular impression bears two lines of hieroglyphs reading: (1) The chief Wab-priest of Amun, (2) Djehuty-Mes.
Funerary cones represent the ends of roof support beams. They were inserted in rows, their inscribed flat ends facing outward, above the entrances of non-royal tombs in Thebes.
The cone is registered as fig. no. 271 in: M. Macadam, N. Davies. A Corpus of Inscribed Egyptian Funerary Cones...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1267496
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$850.00
Carved perfume vessel of tapering form with vestigial lug handles, incurved shoulder, short neck and flared rim.
The type is well represented during the Persian dominated 27th dynasty in Egypt, but also known throughout the Mediterranean basin.
Banded alabaster
H. 11.7 cm (4.6 in)
Graeco-Egyptian, 6th/5th century BC
Intact. Good condition with slight surface wear in places...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1266489
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$960.00
Terracotta lamp top with the enthroned Serapis shown as a Greek nobleman with a fulsome beard and a modius upon his head. His right hand rests on the head of Cerberus, the dog of the underworld; the left arm is raised to hold a scepter.
The base of the throne is foreshortened for a perspective view. On the back of the throne incised panels and a tiny vent hole. The handle of the lamp is broken away.
For a closely related example of this canonic type, cf. lot no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1266488
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$850.00
Terracotta figure of Harpokrates standing by a column and cradling a large cornucopia in the crook of his left arm.
The youthful god is depicted nude with the right forefinger close to the lips.
The curly hair is surmounted by a stippled floral wreath with a small double crown at center. Standing on a convex-faced plinth with horizontal moldings.
Harpokrates was the infant son of Isis and Horus and symbolized both youth and fertility. Harpokrates was revered as the patron...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1266486
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Graeco-Egyptian theatrical mask of a young man with astonished expression. The face is rendered with protruding eyes, short raised eyebrows, a snub nose and a mouth pierced through.
Sides and hair are broken away.
In Egypt, small theatrical masks are known from burials, as offerings to Dionysos, who was equated with Osiris.
Ceramic
Egypt, Hellenistic Period, 2nd/1st century BC
H. 7.6 cm (3 in)
H. with stand 9.2 cm (3.6 in)
Fragment, fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1265823
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$680.00
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. 993-996, pp. 328 in: Françoise Dunand. Catalogue des terres cuites gréco-romaines d'Egypte. Paris 199...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265440
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$480.00
Egyptian funerary cone for Huy from Athribis, also known as Amenhotep, son of Hapu.
The stamp reads: The revered one before Osiris, the king's scribe, Huy of Athribis, justified.
Amenhotep, son of Hapu, was a multifaceted personality, who held a number of important offices under Amenhotep III (1388–1350 BC).
After his death, Amenhotep was deified and revered for his teachings as a philosopher and for his art of healing well into the Ptolemaic period.
Amenhotep/Huy w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265439
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$1,500.00
Finely preserved registers of burgundy dyed embroidery with dancing figures holding attributes. The figures remind of Erotes and are encircled by branches of the live tree. The bands with wave motifs on the sides.
Wool on linen
Coptic, 4th/6th century AD
Frame: 36.3 cm (14.3 in) x 26.2 cm (10.3 in)
Fragment: 27 cm (10.6 in) x 17 cm (6.7 in)
Passepartout: 25.5 cm (10 in) x 13 cm (5.1 in)
Excellent condition. Slightly discolored within the passepartout.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265438
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$950.00
Coptic tunic decoration, called clavus, with four registers containing a lion, a hare, a spotted lion and hare.
Wool on linen
Coptic, 4th/6th century AD
Textile size: 18 cm (7.1 in) x 4 cm (1.6 in)
Frame: 27 cm (10.6 in) x 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
Fragment, excellent condition.
Estate of Ch. Grand, Zurich (Switzerland), acquired 1900-1950.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1264169
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$5,500.00
Bright blue shabti with black details, depicted mummiform with the arms crossed over the chest. Each hand holding a hoe; a basket on the back. On front the striated lappets of a tripartite wig.
Inscribed with seven lines of hieroglyphs reading: The illuminated one, the Osiris, the High Priest of Amun, Pinedjem, true of voice, he speaks: "O, these shabtis!" and continues with excerpts from Chapter 6 of The Book of the Dead.
Interestingly enough the shabti of Pinedjem II bears the fi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1264166
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Egyptian funerary cone for Huy from Athribis, also known as Amenhotep, son of Hapu.
The stamp reads: The revered one before Osiris, the king's scribe, Huy of Athribis, justified.
Amenhotep, son of Hapu, was a multifaceted personality, who held a number of important offices under Amenhotep III (1388–1350 BC).
After his death, he was deified and revered for his teachings as a philosopher and for his art of healing well into the Ptolemaic period.
Amenhotep/Huy was the ...