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Egyptian Late Dynastic Carved Stone Cippus Lot 6B Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702859 LOT 6BSeller's Estimate: USD 1,800 - 2,700 Ancient Egypt, Late Dynastic period, ca. 712 to 332 BCE. A carved stone panel cippus, a votive plaque which once would have depicted the god Horus standing atop the two crocodiles, one of whom is nicely preserved here. Below the crocodiles are three panels of hieroglyphs; the back of the plaque also has hieroglyphs incised into it. This example is made from a pretty piece of hard, layered stone, a type of brown slate. The crocodile present is well-carved, lifelike, with a nice attention to detail, indicating that the piece was made by a talented artist. Cippus amulets (cippi) became common during the New Kingdom and continued to be popular until the Roman period. Egyptians believed that possessing one of these plaques could protect them from attacks by wild animals - a real problem in the Egyptian world. Size: 2.25" W x 2.75" H (5.7 cm x 7 cm) The iconography of "Horus on the Crocodiles" stems from the story of Horus, hidden in marshes from his enemy Seth by his mother Isis so that he could heal from scorpion stings and snakebites. The protective spells on front and back of a cippis could be activated by pouring water over it and into a bowl, to be drunk by the person seeking protection. Smaller portable amulets like this one could be submerged in water, and then the water ingested ritually. Made to be treasured by hunters or anyone who had to venture beyond the safe space of the Nile delta into the wild peripheries of Egypt. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex Charles Ede; ex Gustave Mustaki, Alexandria, Egypt, exported from Egypt to the UK under license 1949 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. #132511 Condition Report: Piece is a fragment as shown. Nicely preserved on the side with the crocodiles aside from the loss of Horus; the back of the piece has some preserved hieroglyphs. 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.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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