Saturday, August 8, 2015

24 Anciant Egyptian Artifacs - 2

AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED WOOD UPPER SECTION OF A SARCOPHAGUS INNER COVER
Roman period, Circa 1st-4th Century AD
sculpted in relief and decorated with polychrome paints depicting a noble woman with central scarab at apex
Dimensions: 60cm

AN EGYPTIAN CEDAR WOOD AND BRONZE INLAY ANTHROPOID SARCOPHAGUS LID UPPER SECTION
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, Circa 600 B.C.
Solid cedar casing for a noble man gesso covered and painted, with black tripartite wig, the visage in red flanked by exposed ears, the eye lines and brows inlaid in bronze, the eyes of white and black inlays, the lips drawn into a slight smile above a rounded chin and projecting false beard, shoulders with four bands of polychrome plumage above a yellow band at the chest
Dimensions: 62cm

AN EGYPTIAN WOOD PAINTED ANTHROPOID SARCOPHAGUS LID, New Kingdom, Dynasty XXI, Circa 1069-945 B.C.
gesso covered and painted sections with hands in relief emerging at the chest on either side of a red and yellow cross, a central scarab flanked by two flowers with blue petals, various panels painted with scenes including a seated individual wearing a tight-fitting white tunic below a sun-disc and an ankh below a section of outstretched wings, another panel with rows of hieroglyphs, conserved and stabilised
Dimensions: 189cm

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE STELE FRAGMENT
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, Circa 1550-1292 B.C.
Sculpted in relief depicting two noble ladies both with long black hair and wearing head ornamentation, applied polychrome pigments, set in a plaster mount and wooden frame
Dimensions: 40x21cm

AN EGYPTIAN WOODEN COSMETIC PALLET
New Kingdom, Circa 1550-1069 B.C.
Carved in the form of a prostrate naked lady holding a detachable lidded vessel in the form of a swan
Dimensions: 69cm

AN EGYPTIAN CEDAR WOOD PAINTED FIGURE OF A WOMAN
Middle Kingdom, Circa 2061-1782 B.C.
Sculpted with bare feet and her left leg advanced above a rectangular red painted platform, wearing a long blue and white robe. Her slender torso nipped in at the waist and with full bust below a broad collar at her neck, her visage of clear features with a slender nose full lips and low brow decorated with yellow and traces of red and white colour, below a short cropped Nubian wig of tight curls
Dimensions: 28.5cm

FOUR EGYPTIAN WOODEN TOMB MODELS OF FARMERS
Middle Kingdom, Circa 2040-1640 B.C.
Gesso-painted in red and white the visage clearly delineated, with eyebrows short, cropped hair, eye outline in white
Dimensions: 12-25.5cm

A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN MUMMIFORM FALCON
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Mummified bird encapsulated within a plaster and gesso body painted with overlapping red feathers above white tips, the head with a hooked beak and applied facial details in black and red on a white ground
Dimensions: 28.5cm

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF AN HIPPOPOTAMUS
Middle Kingdom, Ca 2061-1690 B.C.
Raised above a rectangular base in dynamic posture with its muzzle at the ground, clearly defined features to its face and feet showing ears, eyes, nostrils and mouth including wrinkles to its neck, the surface showing geological magnesium concretion
Dimensions: 10x6cm

AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, c. 664 to 525 B.C.
Cast in mummiform, wearing a plumed atef-crown  with uraeus above a long false beard, his hands emerging from his cloak, holding a crook and flail
Dimensions: 20cm

AN EGYPTIAN PALE AZURE GLAZED FAÏENCE SHABTI
Late Period, Circa 600-300 B.C.
Depicted mummiform on an integral plinth, the arms crossing at the chest, with hands emerging from within the vestment, holding a hoe and seed-bag wearing a tripartite wig, the smiling visage with plaited false beard, the body inscribed with eight rows of hieroglyphs
Dimensions: 12.5cm

TWO EGYPTIAN FAÏENCE SHABTI
Third Intermediate period, Dynasty XXI, Circa. 1070-945 B.C. and Late Period, Circa 600-300 B.C.
The blue and turquoise figures depicted mummiform, the anterior inscribed with rows of hieroglyphs
Dimensions: 9 & 12cm

TWO EGYPTIAN FAÏENCE SHABTIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, Circa 672-525 B.C.
Turquoise and blue in colour, one with truncated base both on an integral plinth, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited false beard, the hands emerging and grasping a pick with a seed bag over the left shoulder, inscribed with rows of hieroglyphs
Dimensions: 8.5-17.5 

THREE EGYPTIAN FAÏENCE SHABTIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, Circa 672-525 B.C.
Turquoise and blue, all with truncated base and on an integral plinth, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited false beard, the emerging hands grasping a pick with a seed bag over the left shoulder, inscribed with rows of hieroglyphs
Dimensions: 9.5-12.2 

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SHABTI
New Kingdom, Circa 1350 to 1069 B.C.
Mummiform with truncated base with hands emerging from folds at the chest below a rounded visage, remnant red and black pigment
Dimensions: 15cm

AN EGYPTIAN FAÏENCE HIPPOPOTAMUS AND CONCUBINE TORSO
Middle Kingdom, Circa 2000 B.C.
Hippopotamus in blue with an expressive visage of clear features, the torso of a concubine also in blue with her right arm raised to her chest holding forth her bosom
Dimensions: Hippo 12.5x5.5cm, Conccubine 7x7cm

TWO EGYPTIAN FAÏENCE AND GLASS SONS OF HORUS
Ptolemaic Period Circa 300-200 B.C.
The anterior in relief with flat rear, depicting Qebehsenuef, the hawk headed son of Horus
Dimensions: 6.5-8cm 

AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAÏENCE NEFERTUM AMULET
Dynasty XXVI, Circa 672-525  B.C.
The striding god with truncated legs wearing a lotus headdress with a rising cobra at his forehead, hands clenched by his side, wearing a shendyet-kilt, before an integral plinth, pierced for suspension
Dimensions: 8.2cm

AN EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS 'NEW COMEDY' THEATRICAL MASK INLAY
Ptolemaic to Roman Period, Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Rectangular opaque section of a deep blue matrix, the anterior and rear featuring a female visage framed with three yellow flowers and fringed with a coiffure of red curls tied in a topknot and extending to two plaits, the white face with outline of the eye complete with pupil and heavy eye lid flanked by a straight nose above an open red lipped mouth
Dimensions: 3.8x2cm

A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GLASS FURNITURE INLAY OF TUERIS
Roman Period, Circa 1st B.C.-1st A.D.
Anterior in relief, blue, green and brown in colour, depicting the pregnant hippopotamus-headed deity standing with the left leg advanced wearing a tripartite wig and her right hand resting on a sa
Dimensions: 10x4cm

A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN SANDSTONE HEAD
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Yellow friable stone in the form of a priest or nobleman, some loss and in need of stabilisation

Dimensions: 13cm

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE BUST OF A NOBLEMAN
New Kingdom, Circa 1549-1070 B.C.
Wearing a plain wig covering the ears, the visage with almond shaped eyes and high arching brows a broad nose and full lips above a strong chin

Dimensions: 16.5cm

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTURE OF A NOBLE MAN
Middle Kingdom, Circa 2040-1640 B.C.
In relief with flat rear and truncated legs his straight arms at his sides with hands closed wearing a short kilt, below shoulder length hair, the visage with heavy lidded closed eyes above his exposed torso

Dimensions: 23cm






Acknowledgment: East Australian