Ancient Egyptian Artifacts & Art : Sculptures & Statutes : Gallery 3

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Gold Leaf Maat : The Goddess Maat represented truth, justice and world order to the ancient Egyptians. It was believed that the power of this goddess regulated the seasons, the movement of the starts and the relationships between mortal men and the gods. This statue is hand finished with 24K gold.

LOT 899 : 8.75"H, on Marble Base, 24K Gold Finish

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Gold Leaf Maat

Egyptian Cat Bastet - Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 550 B.C. : The first reference to the domestic cat appears in the eleventh dynasty. Because it was hostile to snakes, it became a sacred animal of the Sun God. In the New Kingdom, the male cat was regarded as an incarnation of the Sun God and the female cat was equated with the solar eye. Feline figures may display a scarab, the symbol of the rising sun, engraved on the head or breast thus showing their solar significance. The domestic cat attained special significance as the sacred animal of the Goddess Bastet. Hundreds of figures were set up as votive offerings in the temple at Bubastis in order that the donor might share in the Goddess's grace. Actual mummies of cats were buried by the thousands in special cemeteries in the area.

LOT 333 : 12" H

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Egyptian Cat Bastet

King Akhenathon, Nefertiti and Their Daughters - Agyptiches Museum, Berlin, 1350BC :

LOT 761 : 15"Wx13"H

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King Akhenathon, Nef

Isis Nursing Horus - Egyptian Museum, Cairo, 1300BC :

LOT 722 : 7"H

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Isis Nursing Horus -

Ankh : Only Kings, Queens, and Gods were allowed to carry this symbol. The ankh is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that the King or God holding it has the power to give or take life away from lesser mortals. The Ankh, as a symbol of the life giving elements of air and water, was often used by a God or Goddess who holds the ankh before the Kin's nose, giving him the "breath of life" or as streams of water in the form of ankhs running over the King during ritual purification. This ankh is decorated with the "djed" pillar and the dog-headed "was" scepter. The djed pillar was a symbol of stability and was considered the backbone of the God Osiris. The was scepter was a popular symbol for the Gods to hold and means well-being and happiness. The kneeling figure on top of the djed pillar is the God of "millions of years" holding branches in his hands.

LOT 760 : 8..5" On Marble Base

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Ankh

Perfume Bottle : This unique bottle consists of side-by-side cartouches, surmounted by plumes on the lift-off top. Figures of King Tut are on the front and back. In one, Tut is shown as having a black face. which is associated with fertility. The figures on the side are of Heh, god of eternity.

LOT 909 : 6.25"H, Of cultured marble, hand gold leafed and detailed

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Perfume Bottle

Egyptian Sphinx - Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 18th Dynasty 1450 B.C. : The word "Sphinx" used by the Greeks derives perhaps from the Egyptian Shesepankh "Living Statue". It designates a type of statue joining a human head to the body of a lion and symbolizes sovereignty combining the strength of the lion with a human intelligence. The Egyptian Sphinx was, with only a few exceptions in representations of some Queens of the Middle Kingdom, shown as male. Also, the Egyptian Sphinx was viewed as benevolent, a guardian, whereas the Greek Sphinx was invariably malevolent towards people. The Sphinx was the embodiment of royal power often shown smiting the King's enemies, or the King himself being represented as a victorious Sphinx trampling on his foes. This Sphinx represents King Thutmosis III wearing a striped "Nemes" headcloth protected by an Uraeus and a false beard.

LOT 336 : 6"H x 12"L

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Egyptian Sphinx - Eg

Leopard Head Wall Plaque : Leopard skins with this head were buried with Tutankhamun for his use in the afterlife.

LOT 463 : 10" H, of cast stone, hand gold leafed and detailed

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Leopard Head Wall Pl

Patina Bastet Bust : The cat enjoyed a special status in Egypt The feline Bastet was the goddess of joy and music and an elaborate festival was held in her honor every year. With this association, the common cats of Egypt were highly prized, kept as pets, and were considered a part of the family. Often when the family pet died, funerals were held and the animal was mummified to preserve its' body for the netherworld.

LOT 534 : 10"H

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Patina Bastet Bust

Horus : Horus (the falcon) was god of the sky. The huge original was positioned at the entrance at the Temple of Edfur in Upper Egypt.

LOT 914 : 6"H, Of solid cold cast bronze and richly patinated

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Horus

Walking Tut : The flail and staff carried by the young king were symbols of his royalty. The king's cartouche is detailed on the base.

LOT 459 : 7-1/8" H, of cultured marble, hand gold leafed and detailed

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Walking Tut

Cheetah Head : The cheetah appeared on the post of the first great burial couch.

LOT 464 : 8" H, of cast stone, hand gold leafed and detailed

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Cheetah Head

Reclining Anubis : Anubis, God of the Dead, represented with a head of a jackal or simply as a jackal opened the road to the other world and presided over embalmments. After a funeral, Anubis would take the deceased by the hand and introduce him into the presence of the sov

LOT 522 : 14" x 9"

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Reclining Anubis

King Tut Hunting : King Tutankhamun in a papyrus boat is in the role of Horus, son of the Sun God, pursuing his father's enemies into the Nile where they had changed into crocodiles and hippopatami.

LOT 832 : 20"H, cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed

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King Tut Hunting

Nefertari Temple at Abu Simbel : The northern temple at Abu Simbel was built by Ramses II to honor his favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. This and the Ramses II temple were also used as treasure storehouses.

LOT 835 : 8" x 8", cultured marble and hand gold leafed

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Nefertari Temple at

Kneeling Winged Isis : This sculpture shows Isis with her wings extended in a pose of protection. The name Isis means "Seat" or "Throne". She was regarded as the symbolical mother of the King. In myth she sought her dead husband and brother, Osiris, conceived her son Horus by him, buried him and mourned him together with her sister Nephtys. Isis was regarded as the “Eye of Ra” and was worshipped as the "Great of Magic" who had protected her son Horus from snakes, predators and other dangers; thus she would protect mortal children also. In the New Kingdom Isis was closely connected with Hathor whose physical attributes, the cow's horns and sun-disk she adopted.

LOT 325 : 16.5"H x 25"W Cultured Marble Statue on marble base

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Kneeling Winged Isis

Queen Ankhnes-Mery-ra and her Son Pepy II : This piece is ranked among the masterpieces from the Old Kingdom. The Egyptian craftsmen of Dynasty VI (approx. 2345-2181 B.C.) achieved remarkable delicacy of composition. In addition, they attained luminosity with translucent alabaster. Pepy II reigned for almost one hundred years.

LOT 456 : 13" H, of cultured onyx

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Queen Ankhnes-Mery-r

Hatshepsut Sphinx : Hatshepsut was a strong-willed woman who would not let anyone or anything stand in her way. In the second year of her co-regency with the child king Tuthmosis III she subverted his position and proclaimed herself pharaoh and King of Upper and Lower Egypt and ruled for about 20 years from about 1479 to 1457 BC. Hatshepsut was protrayed, as in this sphinx, with all the regalia of kingship, even down to the offical royal false beard.

LOT 472 : 9.5" L, of cultured marble, hand goldleafed, and detailed.

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Hatshepsut Sphinx

Canopic Coffin : Encased in the Canopic Shrine of King Tutankhamun were four solid miniature replicas of his middle coffin - which preserved his embalmed organs. Tut was represented as the God Osiris wearing an artificial beard and holding crook and flail, symbols of his dominance over Upper and Lower Egypt.

LOT 823 : 9.75" Of cultured marble, hand gold leafed and intricately detailed.

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Canopic Coffin

Hathor and Psammetik : The Psammetik, who deposited this statue in his tomb, was a high official with immortal; "overseer of seals","governor of the palace". He is placed here under the protection of the Hathor cow, goddess of love and joy.

LOT 829 : 11.5"H, polymer and hand finished

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Hathor and Psammetik

The Offering of Maat - Painted, Temple of Abydos, Egypt - 1317B.C. :

LOT 978 : 15"W x 12"H Wall Hanging

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The Offering of Maat

Wishing Cup : The alabaster chalice represents a single bloom of the white lotus. Its discoverers called it the "Wi5hing cup" from it's inscription to Tutankhamun: "May you spend millions of years, you who love Thebes. sitting with your face to the north wind, your two eyes beholding happiness."

LOT 845 : 7.5"x11L, Of cultured onyx with hand painted detailing.

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Wishing Cup

Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket - Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 664-332 B.C. : The Goddess Heket, who was represented in the form of an Egyptian frog or with a frog’s head, was worshipped especially in the town of Hew-Wer as the female complement of Khnum. Together with other Gods she assisted in fashioning the child in the womb and presided over the birth in her capacity of midwife. Amulets and scarabs worn by women to protect them during childbirth often bear the image of the Frog Goddess. The life-giving powers of Heket enabled her to be adopted as a benign deity fit to accompany Osiris, in whose temble at Abidos she receives wine from King Seti I and is labelled “Mistress of the Two Lands”.

LOT 341 : 3"H , Bronze finish with gold detail

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Egyptian Frog Goddes

Osiris : Osiris was both god of the dead and judge of the underworld. In mythology, Osiris as a human king had experienced death, triumphed over it, and assured his devotees of a happy eternal afterlife. Murdered by his evil brother Seth, Osiris was resurrected by his famous wife, Goddess Isis, not as a human pharaoh, but as the mummiform king of the underworld. In this capacity, he was highly venerated and became the most important god in the Egyptian pantheon. It was believed that every king would become Osiris after he died, and worshippers of Osiris could themselves look forward to becoming an Osiris at death and thereby enjoy eternal life

LOT 917 : 12"H, Made of cultured marble with goldleaf

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Osiris

Egyptian Sphinx - Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 18th Dynasty 1450 B.C. : The word "Sphinx" used by the Greeks derives perhaps from the Egyptian Shesepankh "Living Statue". It designates a type of statue joining a human head to the body of a lion and symbolizes sovereignty combining the strength of the lion with a human intelligence. The Egyptian Sphinx was, with only a few exceptions in representations of some Queens of the Middle Kingdom, shown as male. Also, the Egyptian Sphinx was viewed as benevolent, a guardian, whereas the Greek Sphinx was invariably malevolent towards people. The Sphinx was the embodiment of royal power often shown smiting the King's enemies, or the King himself being represented as a victorious Sphinx trampling on his foes. This Sphinx represents King Thutmosis III wearing a striped "Nemes" headcloth protected by an Uraeus and a false beard.

LOT 337 : 7"L

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Egyptian Sphinx - Eg

Egyptian Scarab - Egyptian Museum, Cairo. New Kingdom, 1550-1196 B.C. : The scarab was associated very early on in Egypt with the generative forces of the rising sun and with the concepts of eternal renewal. The beetle is known for coming out of the sand backwards dragging its ball of dung behind it along the ground before depositing it in underground tunnels as a source of food for its larvae, therefore symbolizing the sun’s daily journey across the heavens from East to West. Because the young beetles seemed to emerge spontaneously from these tunnels, the Egyptians worshipped the scarab under the name Khepri: “He who came forth from the earth” or “He who came into being”. Thus the beetle was equated with the creator Got Atum from early times. Scarabs thus became potent amulets and were often placed upon the breasts of mummies in the position of the heart as a symbol of new life and were then weighed against the feather of truth in the final judgment. They were usually inscribed with part of chapter 30 of the Book of the Dead.

LOT 339 : 4.75"H, Statue / Paperweight

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Egyptian Scarab - Eg

Egyptian Cat Bastet - British Museum, London, 1200BC : The first reference to the domestic cat appears in the eleventh dynasty. Because it was hostile to snakes, it became a sacred animal of the Sun God. In the New Kingdom, the male cat was regarded as an incarnation of the Sun God and the female cat was equated with the solar eye. Feline figures may display a scarab, the symbol of the rising sun, engraved on the head or breast thus showing their solar significance. The domestic cat attained special significance as the sacred animal of the Goddess Bastet. Hundreds of figures were set up as votive offerings in the temple at Bubastis in order that the donor might share in the Goddess’s grace. Actual mummies of cats were buried by the thousands in special cemeteries in the area.

LOT 713 : 15"H

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Egyptian Cat Bastet

Triad of Mycerinus : This piece depicts Mycerinus accompanied by the goddess Hathor and the personification of a nome (province) of Egypt. This and other such triads associate Hathor with the king as guarantor of the fertile products for the royal cult.

LOT 828 : 13"H, polymer and hand finished

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Triad of Mycerinus

Patina Isis : Isis, the most famous goddess of ancient Egypt, was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. Isis had a reputation as an enchantress. Her magic was allied to the wisdom of Thoth and was given to mankind as a skill of healing. Isis performed, for the first time in history, the rites of embalmment to restore Osiris to eternal life.

LOT 900 : 8.5"H

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Patina Isis

Bust of Queen Nefertiti - Dahlem Museum, Berlin 1365BC : Nefertiti means “the Beautiful one is Come”. The bust of painted limestone was found by the German professor Borchardtt in 1912 at Tel-El-Amarna, ancient Akhetaton, which was the King’s new capital in Middle Egypt in what used to be the workshop of the sculptor, Thuunes. Nefertiti was the daughter of a high dignitary of the Pharaoh’s court. She was the wife of King Akhenaton who ruled from 1379 of 1362BC. She was an influential Queen but she is principally remembered for her personal beauty and the lovely statue that was carved centuries ago. Details of the life of the beauteous Queen are veiled by the mist of time. One of her six daughters was Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun’s wife. Her tomb has never been discovered. Nefertiti’s bust was taken out of Egypt to Berlin under unclear circumstances.

LOT 712 : 13"H on Marble Base

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Bust of Queen Nefert

Mirror of Isis - Louvre Museum, Paris. 21th Dynasty 1000 B.C. : Egyptian mirrors always retained more or less the same shape as a flat, oval plate of polished copper or bronze often with a wooden or bone handle. Since the Middle Kingdom at least, the Sun-Disk provided a model for the mirror as in the case of this reproduction. The handle of this mirror is shaped in the form of the Goddess Isis. In the old Egyptian religion some Goddesses, usually Isis, Hathor and Mut, were presented with two mirrors as a cultic offering.

LOT 335 : 10"H

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Mirror of Isis - Lou

Eye or Horus - Louvre Museum, Paris, 1085BC : The eye of Horus also called Oudjat or Wedjat, is the left lunar eye which originates from the struggle between Horus and Seth. In this fight, Horus loses his left eye which is taken by Seth, but then Horus acquires spiritual sight, the eye of light. The eye was later healed by Thot and returned to Horus and then called the “Oudjat” (“the Whole One”). It was a symbol of the power of the God of light, and therefore a popular amulet for protection and good luck. Some oudjat eyes had an arm carrying the Ankh or the papyrus staff, symbol for “to flourish”. The eye of Horus was also used as a protection against the evil eye. From the late old kingdom, two oudjat eyes were placed on the door recesses of tombs.

LOT 721 : 4.5"H on Marble Base

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Eye or Horus - Louvr

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