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Authentic Cartonnage Fragment.  Hierogyphics. Coffin linen & papyrus.  Circa 300 B.C. Sais, Ancient Egypt 

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

Authentic Cartonnage Fragment Winged Isis. Coffin linen.  Circa 300 B.C. Papyrus.  Ancient Egypt 

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  Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting of… Continue reading

Large Egyptian Obelisk Statue.  Incense Container.  Hieroglyphs.  Egypt.

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    Egyptian tapered monolithic pillars (obelisks) were erected in pairs at the entrances of ancient temples.  Often carved out of one piece of stone – usually granite from Aswan – they were covered in alloys of gold and silver.  All four sides were embellished with hieroglyphics, … Continue reading

Vintage Letter Opener.  Sword.  Perhaps Silver Plated.  1960s.  Bangkok Thailand

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  Acquired from a Pan Am worker who purchased it in a gift store in Bangkok in the 1960s.   Lightweight.  Not suitable for rough/tough envelopes.   In excellent condition with original box

Antique / Vintage Headhunters Letter Opener.  Miniature.  Sterling silver.  Brass.  Borneo

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    Authentic headhunting swords like this were popular in the mid- to late- 1800s . . . even up to the mid-1900s (in certain locations).   The primitive weapon collector I purchased it from said it had a sterling silver foundation with copper inlay and brass handle . .… Continue reading

Stone Scorpion Scarab.  Amulet.  Paperweight.  Figure.  Heliopolis.  Egypt.

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    This large amulet is not really a scarab, even though the scorpion is strongly associated with scarabs.  The reason is that scorpions are common on the belly side of scarab beetle figures.   Scorpions like this are associated with the Egyptian goddess of Serket.  She was… Continue reading

Elegant 1899 Solid Sterling Silver Letter Opener.  Mother of Pearl.  Maker’s Mark. London England

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    Genuine London Sterling Silver ferruled opener with a hand carved cylindrical shaped mother of pearl handle and mirror polished steel blade.  WOW!   Cap and ferrule are fully hallmarked with the letter “d” denoting 1899.  The lion passant, leopards head and maker’s mark (As& Hn) fully… Continue reading

Antique Greco-Roman Silver Ring with Griffin.  Gryphon etched. Sabac Serbia

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    A stunning ancient replica of a Greco-Roman silver ring.   Acquired from a Greek antique shop in Sabac Serbia.  According to the owner, it was handcrafted in the mid- to late- 1800s in a small silver foundry in Acharnes, on the outskirts of Athens.   A lot… Continue reading

Vintage Relief Khepri Scarab. Hand carved. Paperweight.  Atum.  West Nile Delta Egypt.

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      Khepri was the god of creation, the movement of the sun, and rebirth.  This large replica of an authentic and ancient scarab.  It was hand carved near the city of Sais, in the West Nile Delta.   Ancient Egyptians believe that scarabs (beetles) came out… Continue reading

Pharaonic Painting on Clay Fragment.  Aswan. Egypt.

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    Original and authentic pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price.  And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   This painting depicts an… Continue reading
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