Egyptian black limestone cat reclining on a base with incised hieroglyphics. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic.
305 - 30 BC
4" x 3 3/4"
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Ancient Egyptian artifacts ushabtis
Green faience patina with one vertical line of hieroglyphics runs down the middle, a crook and flail are in each hand, the seed pack for planting fields is visible on the back shoulder. Often called Servants of the Afterlife”, Ushabtis were placed in the tomb of the Mummy and were intended to be servants that would magically come to life and do any chore the Mummy might be called upon to perform in the afterlife. 26th Dynasty.
Ancient Egyptian Statues
Hollow bronze cat's head. The earliest Egyptian depiction of the cat took the form of three hieroglyph symbols, each representing seated cats. These formed part of the phase 'Lord of the City of Cats' inscribed on a stone block from El-Lisht, which may date as early as the reign of Pepy II, 2278-2184 BC. Green patina with a light earthen encrustation. 26th Dynasty.
Holy Land Oil Lamp
Terracotta oil lamp with a raised dot designs. Traces of carbon residue around wick hole.
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