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Near East Antiquities

Egyptian, Beaded Horus Falcon and Kebhsenuf Funerary Ornaments, Ptolemaic Period, 304 - 30 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

These beaded Horus Falcon and Kebhsenuf funerary ornaments were likely placed on the chest of a mummy sheathed in strands of blue faience beads.
AZ33396. Colorful beaded funerary ornament; Alex G. Malloy, Ancient Art and Antiquities, Summer 1977, 17, intact with original strings, Superb, 7 " Horus Falcon with crowned head and spread wings, with pairs of 3 " Kebhsenuf, brightly colored turquoise blue, maroon, white yellow, and black beads faience beads; $2450.00 (2180.50)

Egyptian, Limestone Ushabti, New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty, 1320 - 1200 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AB33403. limestone ushabti; cf. Saleh, Les antiquites egyptiennes de Zagreb, 612; cf. Alex G. Malloy, Egyptian Art and Antiquities, Summer 1980, 45, Choice, 6 ", wears bag wig, arms crossed, holding hoe and flail; $2300.00 (2047.00)

Roman, Syro-Palestinian (Samaria?), Snake-Thread Flask, Late 2nd - Early 4th Century A.D.

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Snake-thread ornamentation originated in the eastern provinces of the Roman empire in the second half of the second century and its popularity peaked in the first half of the third century. Snake-thread decoration was revived in the second half of the fourth century in the east and in the west near Cologne in modern Germany. Serpentine form trails may vary in thickness, may be the same color as the vessel (usually colorless) or brightly colored (common in the West). Ontario Museum 309, with similar subtle snake-thread ornamentation, is attributed to Samaria, 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
AG63814. Snake thread flask, cf. Ontario Museum 309 (for similar ornamentation), 12.4 mm (4 7/8"), Complete and intact, funnel mouth with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, bulbous body, snake-thread ornamentation on the body, flat bottom; from a Florida dealer; $1350.00 (1201.50)

4" Egyptian Bronze Figure of Osiris, 26th - 30th Dynasty, 664 - 342 B.C.

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AB30992. Egyptian bronze figure of the god Osiris in mummified form wearing Atef-crown with Uraeus, height 10.6 cm (4 1/8"), Choice, braided beard curved at the tip, holding the royal regalia crock and flail; one-sided (flat reverse); nice detail, original patina; $900.00 (801.00)

Egyptian, 12 1/2" Wood Standing Lady Figure, 26th - 30th Dynasty, 664 - 342 B.C.

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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. --
AB34111. 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, $870.00 (774.30)

Roman, Syro-Palestinian, Fusiform Unguentarium with Iridescence, c. 3rd - 5th Century A.D.

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Hayes' Ontario Museum catalog references many similar specimens, noting some are from Beirut. Our example is finer than most examples of similar form, many of which appear to be carelessly made. Hayes' dates the type 5th century or later. Perhaps the finer form indicates ours is earlier.
AG63806. Fusiform unguentarium, cf. Ontario Museum 461, complete, intact, much iridescence; 16.5 cm, spindle-shaped long tubular body, upper half is a neck narrowing slightly to folded and flattened rim, small shoulder at center, lower half is a narrow tubular body narrowing to a rounded point; from a Florida dealer; $650.00 (578.50)

Roman, Syro-Palestinian, Glass Sprinkler Jug, c. 3rd A.D.

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This form is missing from the major references but we know of other examples from the market.
AG63811. Sprinkler jug, 10.5 mm (4 1/8"), complete, tiny chip in handle (visible in photo), possibly a small rim repair or just flaked weathering, thick yellowish brown enamel-like weathering, free-blow, yellow-green glass, pyriform body, tubular neck, slight funnel mouth, washer-like constriction at the base of neck, handle attached below rim and below neck, kicked bottom with pontil mark; from a Florida dealer; $650.00 (578.50)

Egyptian, Alabaster Cylindrical Vase, Old Kingdom, 2686 - 2181 B.C.

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AT34355. Alabaster vase; cf. Yale Egyptian Art, p. 52, Choice, 11.7 cm (4 5/8") tall, 8.1 cm (3 1/2") outside rim diameter, 10.8 cm (4 1/4") base diameter; walls narrowing from base to rim, flaring at both ends, flat base, turned over rim; intact, a few chips; from an American private collection; $600.00 (534.00)

Egyptian, Limestone Concubine Figure Plaque, New Kingdom, 1567 - 1085 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

These figures were believed to be magical concubines for the deceased. This object may have been the lid for a box.
AG33389. cf. Petrie, Memphis, I, pl. XXXV, 7; Egyptian Art and Artifacts, Summer 1980 by Alex G. Malloy 54; 65 mm tall, white carved limestone, Choice, attractive, $530.00 (471.70)

Egyptian, Bast Lion Plaque, Late Period, 1085 - 322 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

The Goddess Bast was very popular in the late dynastic period. Sheshong's seat of power was the city of Babastis, which was also Bast's chief seat of Worship. Bast was a member of the triad of Babastis - Osiris, Bast and Nefer-Tem. This plaque was a votive sold at the shrine of Bast to be given to her as a votive.
AG33401. Bast lion plaque; 50 mm, dark grey mold formed from stone paste; head of facing lion with the lion features of Bast are quite clear; chip on chin, Choice, mounted on a black lucite base; $500.00 (445.00)


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