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Egyptian, 26th - 30th Dynasty, Wood Boat with Four Oarsmen and Fish Basket, 664 - 342 B.C.
It was considered important to have at least one boat model in the tomb, often several, and the wealthiest were supplied with fleets. A fishing boat such as this would offer the owner a source of food and the ability to travel in the afterlife, most importantly the dead man would be able to make his pilgrimage to Abydos.AEA31086. Egyptian funerary boat, 34.5 cm (13.5") long, 17 cm (6/3/4") high, suitable for the finest collection, near Choice, missing bow tip, stern attachment and possibly a sail, one figure missing arms, figures are not attached and arms loosely attached with wood glue (originally pegged and moveable); SOLD
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, Son of Ra Wooden Panel, 332 - 30 B.C.
Shu, the son of Ra, was the God of the earth and supporter of the heavens. He becomes the Atlas of the Greeks and is identified with Thoth.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.AY33424. Son of Ra Wooden Panel, 10 1/2" x 8 3/4", painted decoration of Shu, the Son of Ra, Choice, seated on a boat, he bends one knee, his arms raised, his body and face is light grey green with a blue bag wig, white solar disk on head, the background is purple white; SOLD
Egyptian, Bronze Mirror with Wooden Handle, 18th Dynasty - Ptolemaic Period, c. 1550 - 30 B.C.
AEA30996. Egyptian mirror; cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, pl. xxvii, 40 (18th dynasty), length 27 cm (10 1/2"), width 14.8 cm (5 3/4"), original red, brown, and green polychrome pigment on gesso, ribbed handle is not firmly attached but slides on a bronze tenon; verdigris and minor bend in mirror, pigment and gesso chipped on handle; rare with handle; SOLD
Egyptian, Wooden Head Rest, 18th Dynasty, 1550 - 1292 B.C.
Although this design may appear uncomfortable to us, the ancient Egyptians must have approved because the type was used for thousands of years from the First Dynasty (c. 3100 - 2890 B.C) through the Ptolemaic Period. It cupped the side of the face while one slept on their side. These headrests were taken to the tomb for use in the Other Life; mummies often lay within the coffin with the head resting on one.AEA30970. Egyptian wooden head rest, cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, p. 35, 33, Choice, 20.7 cm (8 1/8"), complete without repairs, cracks as expected for ancient wood objects of this size, made in three parts; SOLD
In ancient Egypt, both sexes wore robes called kalasiris by Herodotus. Material and cut varied over the centuries, though the cloth of choice was always linen. The kalasiris women wore might cover one or both shoulders or be worn with shoulder straps. They covered the breasts most of the time, though there were periods when fashion left them bare. While the top could reach anywhere from below the breast up to the neck, the bottom hem generally touched the calves or even the ankles. Some had short sleeves, others were sleeveless. The fit might be very tight or quite loose. They were often worn with a belt which held together the folds of cloth. -- http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htmAB34111. Large wood lady figure; 31.5 cm (12 1/2") tall; original gesso and polychrome pigment; arms missing (originally separate pegged pieces), feet missing, near Choice, SOLD
Sokar was the Memphite god of the dead and patron of the workers who built the necropolis and tomb and ritual objects, and substances used in mummification. During the Late Period, the combined deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, was often represented as a wooden mummiform figure with the regalia of kingship, standing on a miniature sarcophagus, facing a small Sokar hawk at his feet. See Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in NumisWiki for a photograph of a complete piece.AEA30964. Wood sokar hawk; 16 cm (6 1/4") long, 5.7 cm (1 3/4") tall, original gilding and red, black, and blue gesso pigment with some touch-up restoration; hole in the top of the head originally held a crown, now missing; SOLD
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AE21197. cartonage panel, cf. Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, p. 160 for similar cartonage, c. 13cm (5"), Choice, some bitumen deposits, executed in blue, red, yellow, white, and black, Isis standing right winged with arms outstretched, Eye of Horus symbol right, behind is her sister Nephthys Neohthys, register of hieroglyphs at the bottom; SOLD
Egyptian, Coptic, Wood Hair Comb, 6th - 7th Century A.D.
AB31029. Wooden comb; cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, 47 - 51; length 22 cm (8 5/8"), width 7.3 cm (2 7/8"), ornamented with circular geometric patterns; warped, missing some teeth; SOLD