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ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - NEOLITHICUM - ANATOLIA - Polished stone axe, 6th / 3rd millennium BC

height circa 35mm. ; weight 16,51gr.
found in south-east Anatolia
grey stone

135,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - NEOLITHICUM - ANATOLIA / MESOPOTAMIA - Polished stone amulet, 5th / 3rd millennium BC

height circa 71mm. ; weight 29,42gr.
ex. A.v.L. Private collection, since 1962 in Utrecht.
grey stone
intact

285,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - EARLY CULTURES OF THE NEAR & MIDDLE EAST- Phallus pendant made of grey stone, 2nd millennium BC

Length 45mm. ; weigth 1,36gr.
Very interesting and rare object.
intact

425,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - BRONZE AGE - LURISTAN - Bronze short sword, circa 1200 - 900 BC

Length circa 50,6cm.
provenance; German private collection
intakt

950,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - BRONZE AGE - SOUTH-EAST EUROPE - Bronze chisel, circa 1200 - 800 BC

Length 15,7cm. ; weigth circa 162 gram

In a wonderful condition with green patina.

provenance; German private collection

intact

850,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - EGYPT - LATE PERIOD 26th TO 30th DYNASTY, CIRCA 664-332 BC - Bronze figure of Osiris

weight circa 328gr. ; height 13,00 cm (placed on wooden base of 4,80cm)
The mummiform figure holding the crook and flail
and wearing the atef-crown and frontal uraeus.

This magnificent bronze votive sculpture represents Osiris, god of fertility, king of the dead, and ruler of eternity. Many centuries ago, it might have been found inside a temple, placed as an offering to the mighty deity. He is depicted wrapped as a mummy, holding a crook and flail. These two attributes act as scepters symbolic of his divine authority over the forces of nature. He wears the double plume headdress and a false braided beard with a curved tip. This type of beard is a symbol of divinity while the headdress associates the god with the ruling pharaohs. The legend of Osiris states that his brother Seth, overcome by jealousy, murdered him and tore his body into fourteen parts, scattering them across Egypt. Isis, the faithful wife of Osiris, traversed the land and gathered all the parts of his body. She then cast a spell that resurrected her deceased husband for one night, during which their child, Horus, was conceived. Thus, Osiris was the central figure of Egyptian religion, the god who had triumphed over death and therefore offered the hope of rebirth and resurrection to all men. This striking image of the god in his royal mummiform speaks of a universal mystery, the unanswered questions for which no living man has a sure answer.

Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the 1970′s on the Paris art market.
Wonderful piece of art, with an attractive dark brown patina.
intakt

3.350,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - EGYPT - LATE PERIOD 26th TO 30th DYNASTY, CIRCA 664-332 BC - Large dwarf God Bes amulet with feather crown

Made of green faience ; height 50mm. - weight 10,72gr.

The dwarf god Bes or Bisu Bes may have been an imported Egyptian god, possibly of Nubian origin. Bes was a popular protector deity in Egypt and takes an outstanding role in popular belief. He saved the people in everyday life against all negative influences, especially in pregnancy, he helped in childbirth and promoted fertility. He was a guardian against snakes and misfortune. Although his important role, he never was one of the great gods of the ancient Egyptian world. This amulet represents Bes in its typical form naked with feather crown standing on a integral base. The shaped Egyptian faience amulet shows the god on both sides and is glazed in a beautiful green. Amulets of this quality are found very rarely in the art market.

provenance: old French private collection
some minor chips
intakt

1.250,00 



ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECT - EGYPT - LATE PERIOD 28th TO 31th DYNASTY / GREACO-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 404-200 BC - Large amulet of Imset

Made of faience with Turkish blue glaze; height 65mm. - weight 8,02gr.

In Egyptian mythology, Imset (also transcribed Imseti, Amset, Amsety, Mesti, and Mesta) is a funerary deity, one of the Four sons of Horus, who are associated with the canopic jars, specifically the one that contained the liver. Because the Egyptians saw the liver as the seat of human emotion, the depiction of Imset was, unlike his brothers, not associated with any animal but always depicted as a mummified human. Isis is considered his protector, and is himself considered patron of the direction of the south. In ancient Egypt, the liver was thought to be the seat of emotion. A broken heart or death due to excess of emotions was associated with the deity. Thus the name of this deity became "The kindly one", which is "Imset" in ancient Egyptian.

provenance: old German private collection
intact

975,00 





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