Global Art & Artifacts

egyptian

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

BOOK:  Egyptian Shabtis.  H.M. Stewart.  Paperback.  2008.  Shire Egyptology.  Ushabti.

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  The ancient Egyptians believed that the statutory agricultural labor imposed on them in order to use the Nile floods would continue to be imposed after death and into the afterlife.  The shabtis / ushabti – small inscribed figures of adult male/female forms – were formed and made of… Continue reading

Large Antique Mummy Human Ushabti.  Shabti.  Statue.  Funerary Figure.  Private Collection.  Terracotta.  Egypt

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    Ushabti funerary figures – like this one – were placed in tombs with other grave goods and were intended  to act as a surrogate of the deceased owner to undertake  menial tasks in the afterlife.  Ushabti is translated to “answerer”.   From a very large… Continue reading

Large Antique Anubis Ushabti.  Shabti.  Statue.  Funerary Figure.  Private Collection.  Terracotta.  Egypt

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    Ushabti funerary figures – like this one – were placed in tombs with other grave goods and were intended  to act as a surrogate deceased owner to undertake  menial tasks in the afterlife.   From a very large collection from an Egyptian family.  This statue… Continue reading

Antique Tin-Glazed Faience Canopic Jars. Clay.  Stone. Set of four.  Egypt

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    Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process.  Internal soft organs of the deceased to be mummified were stored in these jars . . .  away from the body.  Lungs were stored in a jar representing Horus’s son, Hapi (baboon); the… Continue reading

Original Art.  Replica.  Egyptian Female Mummy Head.  Custom.  Hand Made.  USA.

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  NO WHERE ELSE, but EsotericStuff!!!! The artist is quite remarkable.  Davis Faler is best known for his original sculptures of original and contemporary classic horror genre.  The profile and face reminds me of many sketches and photographs I have seen many times in my Egyptian reference books.… Continue reading
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