Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1267496
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1251929
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3800.00
Rectangular mold for the confection of faience plaques of the Benu-bird or Phoenix.
The heron is depicted with a curled crest on the head. The legs are drawn up to the body and the feathers carefully indicated.
Incised keying lines on all short sides of the mold – probably to align the side panels for the cast. The Benu was associated with the sun, creation, and rebirth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1210102
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1250.00
Egyptian limestone head of a king with gently curved eyes recessed to bear inlays. The head shows a calm smile; the corners of the mouth with small cavities. The nostrils are carefully drilled; the bridge of the nose is chipped off in places. The head is wearing a wig which is topped by the annular base of a crown (?). On the forehead a square cavity to insert the uraeus.
This head is a kind of sculptor's model. For similar heads cf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1208271
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2300.00
Sandstone sunk relief with a partly preserved hieroglyphic sequence.
The text runs from right to left and reads Asjr Hrj-jb StAyt – Osiris who is in the Hidden (i.e. in the Underworld).
Siliceous sandstone was much used during the New Kingdom, mainly under Amenhotep III. The material was often usurped during the reign of Ramses II.
Cf. D. Klemm, R. Klemm and L. Steclaci...