Ancient Egypt. Wooden, arch-shaped panel, part of a sarcophagus, depicting an Egyptian figure rowing a boat, with five rows of vertical hieroglyphs, decorative geometric designs, and an Eye of Horus at the top. Shades of orange, deep red, deep yellow and black.
26th Dynasty, 663-525 BC
Ancient Egypt. Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris in mummy form with vertical hieroglyphic symbols and a seated jackal on the front, on a modern wooden base. Ptolemaic, 305- 30 BC
Ancient Egypt. Wooden Ushabti box, used to hold Ushabtis, servants of the afterlife, with gold leaf on the surface and carved hieroglyphs. Raised, decoratively carved figures on all sides including a standing Hathor the Egyptian goddess of joy, love and motherhood, wearing a crown and holding the hand of Isis, protective Goddess who used magic spells to help people in need, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus, wearing a sun disc and holding a staff. On the front and back, the Egyptian falcon-headed, sky God, Horus, standing and holding hands with a pharaoh and Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter. Arched sides and a flat lid on the top. Very rare. 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC
European. High relief wooden panel with images of three saints with traces of red paint. Saint Christopher in the middle. 1800’s AD
Carved wooden bust with the Ka symbol to the head, now missing. Wearing a nemes headdress, and chin beard. Traces of red and black. In Egyptian mythology, the ka, a spiritual double, was born with every man and lived on long after he died as long as it had a place to live. The Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed the ka lived within the body of the individual and therefore needed that body after death. If the body decomposed, their spiritual double would die and the deceased would lose their chance for eternal life. Ptolemaic. (9" x 9 ¼") 305-30 BC
Bambara Tribe. Carved wooden mask in a plaque shaped design with raised low relief image of a face with long thin nose, slit opened eyes, small pouting lips and an incised geometric background design.
Mid 1900's AD (10" x 9")
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