Ancient Egyptian terracotta ushabti, often called “Servants of the Afterlife,” with traces of white coating to the surface, earthen encrustation and traces of paint. 18th Dynasty. (7 ½” x 2 ½”)
Ancient Egyptian, carved variegated alabaster ceremonial vessel with a wide mouth on a base. Third Intermediate Period. 1085-950 BC (2 ¾” x 2”).
Ancient Egyptian, stucco on linen cartonnage fragment with a standing Osiris in profile, Lord of the Underworld and God of Vegetation, God of the Dead, God of inundation and fertility, protector of all human beings: dead or alive, the most revered of the Gods, husband of Isis, father of Harpokrates. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (7 ¾” x 4 ¼”).
Ancient Egyptian, carved wooden bust with the Ka symbol to the head, now missing. Wearing a nemes headdress, and chin beard. Traces of red and black. In Egyptian mythology, the ka, a spiritual double, was born with every man and lived on long after he died as long as it had a place to live. The Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed the ka lived within the body of the individual and therefore needed that body after death. If the body decomposed, their spiritual double would die and the deceased would lose their chance for eternal life. Ptolemaic. (9” x 9 ¼”). 305-30 BC.
Ancient Egyptian, carved lower section of a marble statue. A pair of seated legs in tight clinging garments to the ankles, the feet bare, a hand to each thigh, hieroglyphic writings on all sides, including an ankh, and a standing ruler. Light earthen encrustation. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC. (17” x 16” x 12 ½”).
Ancient Egyptian, limestone carving with a winged insect at the top, a cartouche with a beetle in the center and an Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian symbol of protection at the bottom. Traces of green, red and yellow. Light earthen patina. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (8 1/2” x 5”).
Egyptian, head fragment, made from faience with a bright yellow glazed highlight, the head of an Egyptian Goddess or Queen in a bejeweled headdress and earrings. 2” x 1”. Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC.
Ancient Egyptian, bronze Ptah with staff in hand to the chest, broad collar, pronounced cranium. Creator-God of Memphis who was usually portrayed as a Mummy with his hands protruding from the wrappings and holding a staff that combines the dyed pillar, ankh sign and ‘Was’ scepter. His head was shaven and covered by a tight-fitting skull-cap leaving his ears exposed. From the Middle Kingdom. onwards, he was represented with a straight beard. The basic iconography of his images remained virtually unchanged throughout the Pharaonic period. In Hellenistic times, he was identified with the Greek God, Hephaestus. Traces of green patina. Mounted on a base. 7 1/2” x 2 1/4”. 663-525 BC