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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

Wall and Shelf Plaque.  Aten.  Atenism.  Ra.  Akhenaten.  Sun / Sky God. Cone Heads.  Cast stone.

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    Ancient Egyptian paintings, coffins, masks, scrolls and other art are cluttered with images of worshipers with pointed cones on their noggins . . .  using offering something to above them.  Many of those worshipers were pregnant.   Even with these cone heads appearing all over ancient… Continue reading

Cool Bookends.  Egyptian Queen Isis.  Pair.  Stone Composite. 

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    With the image of Isis (aka Aset) – a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world – these two bookends are cast in a stone composite material and stained to resemble a light green and gold patina.   Isis – known as… 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

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Head.  Bust.  Limestone Fragment.  Aswan. Egypt

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    Bust carved into a piece of limestone.  Stunning.    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… Continue reading

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

Egyptian Goddess Isis Mask.  Stone.  Valley of Kings.  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.   Isis (aka Aset) – a major… Continue reading

Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs, Preceded by an Essay On Epitaphs and Other Monumental Inscriptions, With Incidental Observations On Sepulchral Antiquities.  1864.  T. Pettigrew

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The title pretty much sums up the content.  But for you Bibliophiles and Antiquarians out there who love to collect, read and admire rare and old books, this is the book for you.  In the future when you visit any tomb, whether in Britain, Egypt, China . .… Continue reading

The Temple:  Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth.  New Book. Lundquist.

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  The idea of a temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world’s religions.  Offering a wide-ranging study of sites of worship, from tomb-temples of ancient Egypt to the temple of Hephaistos in Athens, the Kaabah in Mecca… Continue reading

Large King Ramses II Stone Statue Sculpture. 19th Dynasty Ruler. Upper Egypt.  Luxor.

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  Ramesses II, reigning from 1279 – 1212 B.C., was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Despite a difficult start to his rule, he used diplomacy, a massive building program and endless propaganda to become the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom (Ancient Egypt’s Golden Age).  … Continue reading
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