ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

Treasures From The Land Of The Pharaohs

       Unless otherwise noted the provenance of all items on this page is the estate of a prominent 20th century Egyptologist. The collection was assembled in the early to mid 20th century and brought to the US in 1954. Details provided to purchasers.


WOOD GLASS STONE BRONZE SCARABS
FAIENCE TERRACOTTA IVORY CARTONNAGE


EXCEPTIONAL HIEROGLYPHIC ARTWORK

11107. EGYPTIAN MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS. Late Period, c. 400 BC. Polychrome gesso on wood. An exceptional piece decorated with multiple registers of fine figural artwork annotated with numerous small detailed hieroglyphs. Painting includes a winged scarab, the mummy on an embalming table, with the four sons of Horus depicted as lids on canopic jars. The back also painted with a full sized side view of the deceased, a beautiful young lady of noble birth. Condition is generally excellent with no inpainting or restoration. 74x17x18 inches. Front View. Closeup. Full oblique left view. View 1. View 2. View 3. View 4. View 5. View 6. Full view of back. Top of back. Hi res. Hi res base. Hi res back.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired from a US dealer in the 1990's.

Price on request.



BEAUTIFUL SARCOPHAGUS

11108. EGYPTIAN MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS OF A BEARDLESS YOUTH. Ptolemaic Period, 3rd-2nd century BC. Complete with base and lid. Painted gesso on wood depicting the deceased as a beardless youth, the front decorated with the God Anubis above a column of hieroglyphs against a cream ground. Height 50 inches. In generally excellent condition with no inpainting or restoration. Oblique right view.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired from a US dealer in the 1990's.

Price On Request.



EX SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET

12857. EGYPTIAN SARCOPHAGUS LID, 20th - 26th Dynasty, 1196-525 BC. Partial wood sarcophagus lid with deeply carved and incised face with original paint and form intact. Figure is portrayed wearing a broad beaded collar and tripartite wig decorated with a winged scarab, the face painted red, the the details in red, white and blue. 17 x 27 x 7 inches.

Provenance: The collection of a Southern gentleman, Ex. William C. Hayes, New York, Ex Martin Schaefer acquired from Sotheby Parke Bernet, Dec. 7, 1973, no. 196A, illus.. Verso 1. Verso 2.

SOLD.



7471. AN IMPORTANT AMARNA OR NEAR AMARNA GESSO PAINTED WOOD FIGURE. Egyptian, c. 14th century BC. The standing kilted male figure carved with the typical Amarna elongate neck and head, with much remains of white, pink and black painted gesso on the body, the separately carved base attached to the feet with pegged tenons. 9.5 inches in height. Breaks at legs (midsections are separate and poorly aligned in the photo) in need of professional repair but otherwise complete and in excellent condition.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$25,000.



GLASS

STONE

ATTRIBUTED BY DR. ROBERT S. BIANCHI

12962. COLLOSSAL LIMESTONE HEAD OF A SPHINX. Late Period to Early Ptolemaic Period, c. 500-250 BC. 24" tall x 17" wide x 21.5" deep. 28" tall counting the base. Shipping weight with included custom crate 309 lbs. The over life sized head is dominated by large hieroglyphic eyes, their upper and lower lids clearly defined and well preserved, set into shallow sockets. The lips of the mouth with their drilled corners are drawn up into a smile. The head wears the traditional Nemes headdress ornamented with a series of stripes in the form of raised and recessed planes. The headdress is fronted by a sacred uraeus cobra, its coiled tail arranged as a horizontal figure-8 parallel to the frontal band. Condition: There is some restoration to the right cheek. This is probably the side where it landed when it would have originally fallen from the body. This side of the face has patches of restoration at the cheek and toward the missing ear. The Nemes head cloth and ear on the left side are nearly all complete and in good detail. The damage is to the right side where the head cloth and ear have been lost and the right cheek has been patched. Note the photos are somewhat distorted due to being taken closeup. The proper perspectives are shown more accurately in the documentation. Side view. Right side view. Frontal view. Documentation.

Dr. Robert S. Bianchi is a renowned author and art curator. See Bianchi 1 and Bianchi 2 for details and biography.

Provenance: A Swiss collection in the 1970s and came to the U.S. then. Current owner purchased it from the collection in 2010.

Price on request.



6661. AN OLD KINGDOM PINK MARBLE BOWL, 2965-2225 BC. The heavy banded bowl of shallow rounded form with slightly flattened base. 7.2". Very rare. Rim shard reattached.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$1250.



BRONZE

11079. SIZABLE EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS, Ptolemaic Period, c. 3rd century BC. 5.5 inches. The mummiform figure holding crook and flail and wearing pharaonic headdress with ureas cobra. A larger than usual example. Small casting hole on verso otherwise all intact and original. On wooden stand.

Provenance: From The Princeton Collection.

$850.



11676. EGYPTIAN BRONZE BES. 1st millennium BC. 8 cm. Good detail. Back view.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$450.



9571. RARE EGYPTIAN SILVER HARPOCRATES, ca. 1st millennium BC. Small solid silver image of the boy god with finger to lips, small animal (falcon?) to his side. 28 mm. Excellent condition. Very rare. Stands freely on integral base.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$650.



8940. FINE EGYPTIAN BRONZE KHNUM. Late Period, ca. 1000-330 BC. The heavy solid cast ram-headed god reclining with horns curled forward along its cheeks wearing his tall hemhemet crown with uraeus cobras and horns, heavy mounting tenon below. 2.5 x 3 inches. Excellent example with choice and rare reddish patina. Very rare this nice.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$1850.



SCARABS

11626. LARGE EGYPTIAN SCARABS, c. 1st millennium BC. 10 different especially large Egyptian steatite scarabs. Most intact. Good selection. 10 in total. Sold individually at prices indicated on description and price sheet. Top view. Descriptions and prices.

Provenance: Imported legally into the US c. 2004. Inspected and cleared by US Customs.

On Sale at prices stated.



11627. MEDIUM EGYPTIAN SCARABS, c. 1st millennium BC. Huge group of many different types of medium Egyptian steatite scarabs. Most intact. A wonderful diverse selection. 130 in total. Sold individually at prices indicated on description and price sheet. Top view. Descriptions and prices.

Provenance: Imported legally into the US c. 2004. Inspected and cleared by US Customs.

On Sale at prices stated.



11628. SMALLER EGYPTIAN SCARABS, c. 1st millennium BC. Huge group of many different types of smaller Egyptian steatite scarabs. Most intact. A wonderful diverse selection. 90 in total. Sold individually at prices indicated on description and price sheet. Top view. Descriptions and prices.

Provenance: Imported legally into the US c. 2004. Inspected and cleared by US Customs.

On Sale at prices stated.



FAIENCE

8948. RARE TYPE EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET, c. 1st millennium BC. This one an apparently unlisted type and thus a very rare type. 33 mm. Intact in original form with horizontal suspension hole across top. Beautiful low porosity aqua faience with some iridescence.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$250.



8950. AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE EYE OF HORUS AMULET, ca. 1st millennium BC. As pictured. Between 12-27 mm. Call for exact size.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$150.



TERRA COTTA

EX CHRISTIE'S

7619. A RARE EGYPTIAN EROTIC TERRA COTTA. c. 2nd century AD. Solid molded terra cotta group representing the god Bes squatting with his large erect member pointing off to one side, a smaller partially nude female figure standing beside him. Chip to top of female's head, otherwise intact with considerable white and pink pigment remaining. On custom wood base, 4 x 4.5 inches. A rare and desirable type. Clearer than image shows.

Provenance: Christies 1980 and other old tags on bottom.

$850.



9585. FINE QUALITY EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA FIGURE OF SERAPIS, ca. 3rd-1st century. BC. The bearded god wearing his modius (grain measure) headdress. 3.7 inches. Excellent detailing and style. On marble base.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer July, 1998.

$1250.



7313. EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA FIGURE OF HARPOCRATES. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, c. 3rd-1st century BC. The god child with prince's shaved head with sidelock squatting with finger to mouth and holding a jar. Some repair with gap on head, considerable remains of white pigment. 3.75 x 4.5 inches. Excellent composition.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$1450.



7367. EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA FIGURE OF AN IBIS. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, c. 3rd-1st century BC. With large down-curved beak and folded wings, considerable remains of white gesso pigment. 2.25 inches. Both sides similar.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$350.



7368. VERY INTERESTING EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA HEAD OF HATHOR. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, c. 3rd-1st century BC. The cow goddess wearing solar crown. 2.75 inches. The piece especially interesting as the solar crown was also made to look like the Greek Athenian owl!

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$250.



7529. EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA FIGURE OF A GARLANDED BULL. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, c. 3rd-1st century BC. The bull standing r. upright head wearing garland around its horns. 3 x 3.5 inches. Chips to base but nicely modeled.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$850.



IVORY

6672. A FINE EGYPTIAN IVORY APIS BULL AMULET, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The small bull on integral stand with headdress between horns, incised detail in face and flanks, suspension loop at top. 15 mm. Excellent condition with light deposits in the details. Would make a great pendant.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$850.



CARTONNAGE

11596. EGYPTIAN MUMMY MASK, 1st millennium BC. 10 x 8 x 4.5 inches. Gesso on linen. Minor damage to nose, otherwise nice condition. Provenance: The European antiquities market. Top. Interior view.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$7500.



11601. EGYPTIAN MUMMY MASK CROWN, 1st millennium BC. 9 h x 5.5 w inches. Gesso on linen. . Interior.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$1450.



11594. EGYPTIAN MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS FEET, 1st millennium BC. 9.5 length x 7 width x 8 height inches. Ornamented with designs in gesso. Left side. Back. Right side. Bottom.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$4500.



11595. EGYPTIAN MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS FEET, 1st millennium BC. 9 length x 6.5 width x 3 height inches. Ornamented with designs in gesso. Left side. Bottom.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$1850.



11592. EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PANEL, 1st millennium BC. 7.5 x 5.5 inches. Reinforced with a think layer of plaster on the reverse. Nice condition. Provenance: The European antiquities market. Recently imported into the US where it was inspected and cleared by US customs thus legally in the country. Reverse.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$1850.



9570. A FINE EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PANEL, PAINTED GESSO ON LINEN. Late-Ptolemaic Period ca. 6th-1st century BC. The panel vividly painted with a winged scarab holding the sun disc, the Goddess Mut below. 10.5 x 12.5 inches. A little professional repair. Very nice example with superior figures.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$2500.



13019. EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PECTORAL. Egypt, Late Period, mid 1st millennium BC. 12.5 x 9 inches. Consisting of several mating fragments with painted gesso designs, Horus falcons at the top, an amulet with hieroglyphs depicted hanging from the neck.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$2400.



13018. EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PANEL. Egypt, Late Period, mid 1st millennium BC. 15 x 4.5 inches. Consisting of two main panels with painted gesso designs, the upper panel depicting Anubis tending to the body of the deceased. Detail. Back view.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$2400.



WITH NUMERIOUS HIEROGLYPHS

13017. LARGE EGYPTIAN LINEN GARMENT. Egypt, Roman Period, c. 1st century BC/AD. 42 x 29 inches. Consisting of several large linen fragments and other smaller ones of a single garment with painted gesso designs with numerous hieroglyphic panels. Very rare. Detail.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$1800.



7303. A RARE EGYPTIAN PAINTING ON LINEN, Late Ptolemaic to Roman Period, c. 2nd century BC/AD. The painting depicts Anubis, god of the underworld, carrying the mummy of the deceased. 14 x 17 inches. Very rare and reminiscent of scenes from the famous Fayum paintings.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$3500.