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Pharaonic Wood Box with Shabti/Ushabti. Hand Painted. Luxor. Egypt.

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    Original 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.   Pharaonic figures painted on a small… Continue reading

COIN: Ancient-Looking Greek Coin. Silver Plated. Greece.

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    Alexander the Great: I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Here is a replica coin from his era .… Continue reading

Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine. Himation Robe. Vase. Hellenistic Greek Period. Boeotia Greece

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    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens. The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues. They seemed to be… Continue reading

Authentic Anubis Ashabti. Shabtis. Statue. Figure. Egypt.

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    Anubis is one of the most prominent and mystical gods of ancient Egypt. He was known since the earliest periods in the history of the civilization . . first mentioned during the First Dynasty period. In ancient Egyptian language, he was called Anpu or Inpu. … Continue reading

Cat Mummy Statue. Figure. Bastet. Funerary. Afterlife. Linen Wrapped. Egypt.

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    Several Egyptian gods took the form of a cat . . most notably, Bastet. Bastet, half feline, half woman, was the goddess of the home, women’s secrets, fertility, childbirth…. and cats. In many ways, cats became a religious icon and as well as household… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail: This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD. These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face. This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome. Tomb guardians… Continue reading

Hand-painted Gold Gilt Imari Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail: Exquisite color with gold gilding. Imari porcelain was first produced in Japan in the 1700’s. China quickly began to produce its own Chinese Imari pieces. China was able to produce a thinner porcelain with a more even / smooth glaze. I am told… Continue reading

Museum Quality Ancient Hindu Temple God Surya in Stone, India

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Detail: Surya, the supreme light, is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of the eight forms of Shiva. This head in a beige hard stone (appears to be harder than sandstone) is said to be 600+… Continue reading
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