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Egyptian Gilded Cartonage Mummy Pectoral Ensemble Lot 2 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799540563 LOT 2Seller's Estimate: USD 7,000 - 9,000 Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. Elaborate, gilded cartonnage openwork panels from a mummy's cartonnage. This includes a large pectoral section and six profile god and goddess figures who would have surrounded it. The pectoral consists of a wesekh broadcollar and a kneeling, winged goddess Maat with her sun crown. These are joined by six thin strands of cartonnage. The god figures would have originally been inside of painted borders with hieroglyphic inscriptions written on them, prayers to Osiris asking for assistance in the afterlife. There is a falcon-headed Horus, jackal-headed Anubis, lion-headed Sekhmet, and a woman, possibly Isis. Two female figures kneel below those, possibly making a gesture of mourning. Size of largest piece: 9.2" W x 10.1" H (23.4 cm x 25.7 cm); size of frame: All Egyptian funerary art was laden with symbolism that, by the Third Intermediate Period, had become ancient tradition, and this piece is no exception. Altogether, this cartonnage would have protected a mummy's coffin; the highly-trained artists who created it and the bereaved family members who commissioned it believed in the power of the symbols and words they painted to aid the deceased in the afterlife. See a similar example that shows how the figures would have been held in place from Bonham's: Provenance: ex private Cypress, Texas, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #132708 Condition Report: Pieces are all fragments. Some tearing and losses to the edges, with some missing components as shown. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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