Marble head, with lapis lazuli inlays embedded in the eyes.
Ancient Egypt. Marble seated figure with a headdress and chin beard, symbolizing the hope of resurrection. A female standing on crocodiles and the face of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, carved on the front. 18th Dynasty.
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
Asian. Carved white marble Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Mercy, shown reclining, her face with a serene expression. 200-400 AD ( 24" x 13")
Carved lower section of a marble statue. A pair of seated legs in tight clinging garments to the ankles, the feet bare, a hand to each thigh, hieroglyphic writings on all sides, including an ankh, and a standing ruler. Light earthen encrustation. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC
(17" x 16" x 12 ½").
Carved white marble Sekhmet, the bloodthirsty and violent Goddess of war and divine vengeance. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (15" x 9")
Carved white marble Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Mercy, an elaborate costume and headdress, downcast expression, narrow eyes, elongated earlobes and pouting lips. Light earthen patina. 400 AD (15 1/2" x 4 3/4")
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