Carved soapstone frog, associated with the Goddess Heket who protected women during child birth. Ptolemaic.
2 ½" x 1 ¾"
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Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab
Large brown 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. At the bottom, eight lines of hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols including Eye of Horus. Unusually large and beautiful. Third Intermediate.
Hand painted ceramic vase with a wide mouth and covered in a crackle heavy glaze. Depicts in colors, a scene of wildflowers through which a bird walks.
Wooden-based icon with a painted image of a male and female saint, both holding a cross staff. Sterling silver border.
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