Carved green soapstone fish, the incised scales carefully represented, hieroglyphics incised underneath. Light earthen patina. Ptolemaic
305 - 30 BC
1 1/2" x 1"
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Carved alabaster vessel with a short neck and a wide flared rim. Third Intermediate Period.
Ancient Egyptian scarab
Carved green limestone heart scarab, 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. With an Eye of Horus on the top, Horus holding an ankh at the bottom. Unusually large and beautiful. Third Intermediate.
The making of core-formed glass vessels was one of the oldest glass making techniques. Core-formed dark blue glass Amphoriskos, wound with blue, brown, and light green marbled festoons, the rim and shoulder with two blue glass handles, knobbed foot. Some encrustations.
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