Ancient Roman. Marble torso of the Goddess, Artemis - the moon Goddess, virgin huntress, guardian of wild animals, patroness of marriage and childbirth and daughter of Zeus and Leto. 200 AD
Roman, 200 AD.
Gold coin with a portrait of a ruler on the front. On the reverse, a standing eagle with open wings and inscriptions.
Ancient Egypt, 26th Dynasty.
Basalt head of an Egyptian ruler with carved details, including the Uraeus, Cobra symbol of royalty, on his headdress.
Ancient Persia, Approx. 500 BC
Brown agate cylinder seal with carved, elaborately dressed male figures paying homage to a king seated on a throne, with various cuneiform inscriptions.
Ancient Egypt. Cartonnage fragment with two human headed falcons. 20th Dynasty.
Ancient Egyptians believed the human soul was comprised of five parts: Ren, which represented the name of the individual; Sheut, which represented the shadow or silouhette of the individual; Ib, which represented the heart; Ka, which represented the spirit; and Ba, which represented everything else that made the individual unique.
Ba, is usually represented in the form of a human-headed falcon. The ‘Ba’ is an aspect of the individual that the Egyptians believed would live after the body died. The part that will fly away to rejoin the spirit, Ka, for continued existence in the afterlife.
Faience Eye of Horus amulet, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and good health, one of the most common amulets worn in Ancient Egypt, with painted black lines and covered in green glaze.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.
Ancient Egypt. Wooden fertility figure, in its original wooden box, with the phallus visible. Surface covered with bitumen. Third Intermediate Period, 1085-715 BC
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