Ancient Egyptian brown limestone container with a seated cat on the lid, two cartouches and one line of vertical hieroglyphs on the surface. Indented pedestal base. 26th Dynasty, 663-525 BC
Ancient Egyptian limestone statue of a seated cat. Depicted here with a collar, a cartouche on each side, an Eye of Horus on the chest and an Ushabti between its front legs. Cats were revered by the ancient Egyptians as they were viewed as the sacred animal of the Sun God Ra. 26th Dynasty.
Ancient Egyptian stucco over linen cartonnage fragment. On the surface, Isis wearing a crown with a cobra, hieroglyphs, an Eye of Horus, a cartouche and various other Egyptian symbols. Traces of yellow, red and black paint. New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty.
Limestone carving with a winged insect at the top, a cartouche with a beetle in the center and an Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian symbol of protection at the bottom. Traces of green, red and yellow. Light earthen patina. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (8 1/2" x 5").
Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. An Egyptian symbol on the top and the bottom, with a cartouche of the sun-God Ra holding an ankh on the bottom. 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. Unusually large and beautiful. Third Intermediate Period. 1070-712 BC
(3 1/4" x 2 1/4")
Ancient Egypt. Sandstone carving from a wall fragment of a standing Goddess in profile wearing a royal headdress. On her right, an alter with two ankh symbols hanging below a tray carrying a cartouche and vessels. Re-adhered. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (15 ½" x 11 ¾")
Ancient Egyptian. Carved green limestone plaque with five lines of hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols including two Eyes of Horus, two cartouches with beetles, and many other symbols. From the Book of the Dead. Third Intermediate Period. 1070-712 BC (3 ¾" x 3 ¼" )
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