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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294583
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$850.00
Mottled alabaster vase with globular body, long neck and flat everted rim. The rimmed bottom with a pointed knob base.
The shape without foot is rare. The peg below may be intended to fit into a stand. For a similar bottom, cf. item no. 878, pl. XXXIV, in: William Matthew Flinders. The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. London 1935. For the footed type, cf. items nos. 846-859, pl. XXXIII, in the same as above.
For the footed type, cf. item no. 157 in: Barbara G. Aston...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294582
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Slender concave sided beaker flaring out towards the flattened rim. Polished outside, smoothed interior with drilling traces on the bottom.
For a related shape, cf. item no. 33 in: Barbara G. Aston. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
Close to item no. 79, p. 37-38, pl. 10 and 34, in: Peter Günther, Rudolf Wellauer, Rudolph Schmidt. Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294581
Ostracon Ancient Art
$450.00
Tubular cosmetic vessel with pointed base and two small lug handles. The vestigial rim is marked by a groove beneath.
For a related object in the Petrie Archive, cf. item UC13276.
Banded calcite alabaster with ivory texture.
H. 8.2 cm
A small piece of rim restored, point damaged.
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294580
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Squat calcite-alabaster jar with light ivory texture. The tapering cylinder body with a flat everted rim and a flared base. Outside and inside polished, on the bottom traces of drilling.
For a related shape, cf. item no. 38, p. 105, in: Barbara G. Aston. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
For a related object in the Petrie Archive, cf. lot UC41051.
The sides near to shape O, pl. XIII, in: William Matthew Flinders...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292684
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Predynastic macehead in mottled black and white diorite. The discoid body with a concave depression on top and a sharp-edged rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292683
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Squat shouldered kohl vessel with separately made disk rim showing a projecting ring on the underside to fit on the vessel’s brim. The thick walled pot tapering to a flat rimmed base.
Olive-green stone with black inclusions and light crystalline areas, probably serpentine.
For similar kohl pots, cf. nos. 665 and 667, pl. XXIX, as well as no. 711, pl. XXX, in: William Matthew Flinders. The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. London 1935.
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th/12th Dynasty,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1285028
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Bright blue faience foundation brick with the cartouches of Ramesses III.
The throne name, Usermaatre-Meryamun, surmounted by the title Lord of the Two Lands.
On the left the birth name, Ramessu-Heka-Iunu, topped by the epithet Lord of the Crowns.
The sunk hieroglyphs and the cartouches accentuated in black. The back side of the brick recessed and covered with a light coat.
Ramses III was the last important ruler of the 20th Dynasty. He made substantial donations to ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1285027
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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 : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1285026
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Nicely bent bronze figure of Harpokrates cradling a large cornucopia in the crook of his left arm. The youthful god is depicted nude and stands by a staff which is slung by a snake.
The curly hair is surmounted by a stippled floral wreath with a small double crown at center.
Harpokrates was the infant son of Isis and Horus and symbolized both youth and fertility. As usual he is depicted with the right forefinger close to the lips. Harpokrates was revered as the patron deity of chil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1279637
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Cast bronze statuette of the bull-god Apis striding on a rectangular pedestal.
Animal with heavy dewlap, no sun-disk between the horns. Faint incisions on the back to render the usual winged scarab, a saddlecloth and an open-winged vulture.
The Apis bull was worshipped as a manifestation of the Memphite creation god Ptah. The bull was therefore a kind of servant, who was himself divine.
Bronze
Egypt, Late Period, 712-33 BC
L. 5.5 cm (2.1 in)
H. 4.3 cm (1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1279636
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$1,350.00
Full cast Osiris wearing the white crown with uraeus and flanking plumes over goat horns. The head with pleasant features and a false beard.
The mummiform god of the Egyptian underworld is holding the crook and the flail; his fists are positioned horizontally at the same level.
Bronze
Egypt, Late Period, 712-332 BC
H. 12.4 cm (4.9 in)
H. with stand 14.6 cm (5.75 in)
Good quality and condition. Losses on the sides of the crown. Green and red cuprite patin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1277621
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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. 461 in the Corpus of Davies/Macadam and coexists with further 14 types ascribed to the same owner.
The wide range of different cones discloses various family members of Montuemhat as wel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269046
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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. Dorsal pillar and trapezoidal base.
Pa-Khaas was a high rank official in the royal administration of Nektanebo II, Sned...
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. Striated tripartite wig.
The goddess is squatting with her knees drawn up to the chest and is wearing a tight fitted dress that reduces her body to a block-like shape.
Block statues are a characteristic Egyptian creation that first emerged during the Middle Kingdom.
Sakhmet was originally the warrior goddess, but also considered to be a healer and protectress against epidemics.
Bronze
Egyptian,...
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. 5.4 cm (2.1 in)
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. 6 cm (2.36 in) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1269042
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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. Tübingen 1...
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. 11-15 or 82 in: Miklos Szabo, Archaic Ter...