High relief wooden panel of three saints: the middle with Saint Christopher, either side with a saintly bishop and a female saint. Covered with an earthen patina and small traces of paint. A saint is a holy person who becomes a religious hero by exemplifying the virtue(s) of his or her religion. Followers regard their saints as unusually blessed and able to exercise certain super-human powers.
25" x 17"
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Ancient Egyptian scarab
Carved light green limestone heart scarab, standing falcon on the top, to the bottom a cartouche with the seated Sun God Ra holding an Ankh. Once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. At the bottom, a cartouche with beetle. Third Intermediate Period.
Terracotta column Krater shaped vessel with a flaring mouth, two handles, standing on a pedestal base. Black figures with red and white highlights: two bearded men in conversation holding staffs and wreaths on one side and a stag looking behind its back with flora in the background on the other side.
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