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Pre dynastic Brecia Bowl.  9" diam., 4" tall. Dates to about 3200 BC.  Ex-Sotheby's, NY.

 

Wood Concubine figure.  9.5" tall.  Late Period (900-400 BC).  These figures were placed in burials to provide sex in the afterlife for the dead.  Ex-Sotheby's, NY.

Rare Bronze of a Priest Holding a Cult Figure of a Baboon.  3.4" tall.  Late Period (900-400 BC).

Life Size Roman Period Limestone Funeary Head.  9.5" tall.  Dates to about 100-300 AD.  Original polychrome decoration partially preserved.  Ex-Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles.

Two Animal Mummies.  These date to the Late Period (900-400 BC).  Both a remarkably well preserved with most of their feathers, beak and claws vi sable and intact.  One is of a falcon, sacred to the God Horus which retains most of its original wrappings.  The second, much rarer one, is of an ibis, sacred to Thoth.  It retains fragments of its linen wrappings.  Mummies such as these were prepared by priests, usually from animals raised for this purpose, to be left by individuals who paid for them as offerings to particular Gods at the temples.  The ibis is ex-Royal Athena Galleries, Beverly Hills.

 

Alabaster Figure of a Mother and Child.  5.3" tall. Late Roman, or Coptic (300-600 AD).  There is a carved glyph (?) on the bottom.  Ex-Sotheby's, London.

 

 

Bronze Figure of the God Thoth.  4.5" tall.  Late Period (900-400 BC).  Thoth, the God of learning and scribes, was usually represented in the form of a baboon, or anthropomorphic ibis.

 

Fine Basalt Head of a Man.  4.5" tall.  Late period (900-400 BC).

Rare Roman Period Faience Vase.  7" tall, 5" diam.  Dates to about 100 AD.  Molded relief decoration of bands of floral motifs and a lion confronting a bull and a leopard confronting some other unidentified prey animal.

Limestone Section of a Tomb Wall Relief.  18" x 21".  Late Old Kingdom, or First Intermediary Period (2200-2000 BC).  The relief shows 2 servants standing before an offering table loaded with grave goods.  There are 2 lines of untranslated hieroglyphic text above.  The surface is partially blackened possibly from later exposure to cooking fires of people camping in the tomb.  Ex-Sotheby's, NY.