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Lot of 2 Egyptian Cartonnage Fragments Lot 1C Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 5

$1,500.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263787038793 LOT 1CSeller's Estimate: USD 3,000 - 4,500 Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A pair of cartonnage (linen or papyrus covered with plaster) panels, each depicting a winged sun goddess below a winged heart scarab beetle with a sun disk crown. Red, black, blue/green, and white pigment color the cartonnage surfaces, which would have been laid over the surface of a coffin and attached with natural adhesive. The scarab symbol needed to be placed over where the heart resided in the body, because the ancient Egyptians believed that the heart was the seat of the mind. After death, according to their beliefs, an individual's heart would be weighed against a feather by Anubis before a panel of deities who waited at the gateway to the netherworld to judge the dead. If the heart was lighter than a feather, then the deceased could pass into the next life; if not, they would be devoured by a monster and cease to exist. Size of one: 11.75" W x 9.1" H (29.8 cm x 23.1 cm) The winged goddess Nut and her brother Geb, who was the god of the Earth, were the parents of isis, whose story is central to the resurrection of the god Osiris - who in turn was central to the written and painted symbols of resurrection of the dead that formed such a crucial part of Egyptian cosmology. Altogether, these cartonnages 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. All Egyptian funerary art was laden with symbolism that, by the Third Intermediate Period, had become ancient tradition. The fact that it was already ancient 3000 years ago is amazing! Provenance: private New York, 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. #134561 Condition Report: Both pieces are fragments mounted on plastic backings, with some losses to the edges, plus repainted areas (mostly red). 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.Ancient / Ethnographic / Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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