Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this outstanding and well-wrapped ancient Egyptian mummy. This mummy features fine wrapping with an outer shroud surrounding the ibis within. This is in the style found in similar offerings to the god Thoth and dates to the Ptolemaic period, ca. 350 B.C.. This is a rare mummy and is an excellent example of an ibis mummy. The mummy was originally part of the Wallace N. Stearns collection and was part of the MacMurray College collection in Missouri.
Ptolemaic Marble Miniature Sphinx (305 - 30 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. Small drill hold on left haunch. 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Collection number on bottom as seen in images. Ex: Christie's New York, sticker on base. Sculpture represents the pharaoh as a hybrid creature, a male lion with a human head. Its small size and details of its headdress suggest a date in the Ptolemaic period. The Ptolemaic period was a Hellenistic kingdom based in ancient Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic... Click for details
Egyptian Fragmentary Bronze Throne of Harpocrates, Late Period 730 - 716 BCE. Dual lions as legs of throne. In excellent condition. 3" x 2 1/2" x 4". On custom stand height if 4". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Harpocrates was the god of silence, secrets and confidentiality in the Hellenistic religion developed in Ptolemaic Alexandria (and also an embodiment of hope, according to Plutarch). Harpocrates was adapted by the Greeks from the Egyptian child god Horus.
Ptolemaic Faience Amulet of a Recumbent Lion, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". Amulet is 1" x 1 1/2" x 1/2". Some loss as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. In 305 BC, Ptolemy took the title of King. As Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty that was to rule Egypt for nearly 300 years. All the male rulers of the dynasty took the name Ptolemy, while princesses and queens preferred the names Cleopatra, ArsinoĂ« and Berenice.
Egyptian, Ptomemaic Pottery Vessel of a Recumbent Lion, 300 - 100 BCE. Mold-made with mouth of vessel on lion's head. On black custom stand. In very good condition. 2" x 3 1/2" x 2", on stand height is 3". Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd, Jerusalem. The Ptolemaic dynasty, sometimes also known as the Lagids or Lagidae, was a Macedonian Greek royal family, which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt during the Hellenistic period. Their rule lasted for 275 years, from 305 to 30 BC. They were the last... Click for details
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this fragmented, but still lovely Egyptian blue faience offering cup with cartouche. The back and part of the lower portion is missing, however the front containing the cartouche of the pharaoh is still intact. The cartouche is highlighted in black and appears to contain the cartouche of Amenhotep. The vessel measures 2" in height, plus the size of the base. Egypt, New Kingdom, from a U.S. Private Collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this wonderfully detailed funerary cone from a known tomb in the Theban Necropolis. This is cone number 576 from tomb number TT 295 for the scribe Paroy, also known as Djehutymose. The cone is wonderfully inscribed and detailed with clear glyphs. Djeyhutymose was a scribe under Thuthmosis IV or Amenhotep III during the New Kingdom in Egypt. The cone itself measures 3 1/8" in diameter and 2.5" deep.
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Relics of the Nile is pleased to present his wonderful twin-handled Egyptian alabastron. The alabastron is nicely banded and well-sculpted with a cylindrical neck and disc rim. The alabastron is presented on a custom base for easy display and measures 3.25" in height (3.7" tall including the base". Egypt, Late Period ca 664 - 350 B.C..
Relics fo the Nile is pleased to present this rare and interesting large carved wood shabti for a scribe. The shabti is carved from sycamore wood and is presented mammiform with a tripartite wig with arms crossed over the chest. A seed sack is painted on the back. The figure is heavily coated in a shiny black resin on the back and the details of the seed sack are presented in yellow. Much of the black resin has been lost from the front, however an old collection label presented this as "The... Click for details
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this interesting Egyptian New Kingdom shabti torso. The shabti is composed of terra-cotta and nicely decorated in pigments of red, black and white. The cosmetic details, head cloth and agricultural implements are depicted in black pigment and the skin of the figure is presented in red, indicating that this shabti was for a male. Broken at the mid-section, the shabti is custom mounted for ready display. The shabti measures 4.75" in height, 7.5" in... Click for details