Ptolemaic Bast Tomb Offertory Vessel, (332-300 B.C.E.) ***Special*** (OV20181)

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Seller: wanfoo (647) 97.9%, Location: Madison, Wisconsin, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 302586599978 “Fine to Museum Condition based on my observations for it's age and being handled. As always, may be some slight dirt, marks, and wear.” Ptolemaic Bast Tomb Offertory Vessel, (332-300 B.C.E.) ***Special*** (OV20181) Click images to enlarge Description Welcome! DavidsOldStuff (Please see pictures above and below description) Egyptian Rare Ptolemaic Bast Tomb Offertory Vessel (332-300 B.C.E.) Approximately 2,000 plus years old! Material: Clay with Blue Faience Glaze. Approximate Dimensions: Height with top 6.0,” (without top, 4.5”) Width: 3.5,” (with handles, 4.5”) Depth: 3.5” This piece, in my opinion, is in Very Good to Fine/Museum Condition. This piece, which I have had for many years is likely from the Ptolemaic Period (332-30 B.C.E.) based on the seller’s description at time of purchase. This Vessel is quite unique, rare and very stylistic of this period. It is clay cast, fired, painted and blue faience glazed. It has a number of rows of painted hieroglyphics in Black and presented on the stopper is a reclining Bast or Bastet cat goddess. It is made of clay and has some of its blue faience glaze. There is one handle (rear of the piece), with some of the clay missing. This type of container was used for offertory unguents(oils) or spices. It is intact, has the lid, does have age use, nicks and scratches and areas of brown earthen patina showing. An incredible piece of ancient Egyptian culture. This piece came from a private collection based on my seller’s description. I believe this is Museum quality. …….A little History……. From the Seller "Offertory Vessels and Ptolemaic Period" Offertory and libation vessels were used as containers to hold unguents (salve), wine, water, foods, spices or consecrated oils. These vases were then brought to the temples, consecrated by the priests and presented as offerings to the various gods. They were also placed in the tombs as gifts to the gods or as libation and spice vases for the deceased. After the defeat of the Persian King Darius III, at Issus, in 333 B.C.E., Alexander the Great entered Egypt in 332 B.C.E. At the time the Persians had been occupying Egypt and he ousted them with his massive armies. Alexander made his way to the Oracle of Ammon at the Oasis at Siwa and was hailed by the Egyptian people as the god's son and Pharaoh incarnate. The Egyptians looked upon him as a divine being and saviour. Although his time was short in Egypt he made vast restorations and repairs to the temples and that were devastated and looted by the Persians. He also established the city of Alexandria. After his death in 323 B.C.E., he left his childhood friend and general, Ptolemy I, son of Lagus, as Satrap and ruler of Egypt. The Ptolemies ruled for almost 300 years ending with the reign of Queen Cleopatra VII. During their dynasty they never forced the Egyptian people to change their beliefs or gods. They adopted them and also had their own subtle Greek Hellenistic influences that were adopted by the Egyptian people. Legend has it, that when Alexander died his massive golden sarcophagus was towed from Babylon to Egypt and placed to rest in his beloved Alexandria. To this date, as of the date of this piece (almost 20 years ago), has never been found. Please See Pictures above and below description - 9 pictures Unusual & Rare Collectible Your purchase will be packed carefully to avoid damage. Please look over the pictures carefully and ask questions. Please see some of my Feedback Below. This listing is from my personal collection. Please feel free to ask questions about any piece. However, I am no grader or "authenticator." I will do the best I can to be accurate. Please look over the pictures carefully, ask for more pictures if needed, ask questions and do your homework. The piece will be packed carefully to avoid damage. My items are from old collections, auctions and sales. The "SPECIAL" is simple. It is your OFFER that makes it SPECIAL. Please make a reasonable offer and own this! This or these are the what you will get. (OV20181) For Used Items Like many older items it may have some dirt/patina, nicks, spots, cuts, cracks, discoloration, dents, holes, yellowing, scratches and worn areas. For the collector in you. Look carefully before you bid or offer. Sold as is and best of luck, DavidsOldStuff.... Free Shipping, Insurance, Handling and Tracking included in the U.S.A. Please keep in mind where applicable shipping price also covers handling fees, packaging materials & time, not just postage. Note: I will combine purchases, and will ship internationally. I will adjust the cost accordingly for International Shipping. Thank you. See more of DavidsOldStuff on eBay. My de-collecting is your win! Good luck. I maintain a top rating. If you believe you need to leave anything other than a 5 star 100% feedback, contact me and we WILL work it out. Thanks Here is what some of my clients have said. Folks that have purchased some of DavidsOldStuff. We take this business seriously and strive to always meet your needs. These are direct Feedback. Thank you for trusting me, David As follows: Here is a 2017 note from a client. It seems to say it all and I am pleased to say this is how we do our best to serve everyone........ David, I'm awfully sorry that I didn't get back to you more promptly.. I've been dragon slaying or down with the flu.. (It comes right after a healthy dose of my relatives:) You are a prince David.. and I love our Nekhbet, she is now back on her throne where she can see her worshipers. I will never be able to thank you enough David, I mean it. And don't fret this age thing..I'm doing enough for you too. Warmest Regards, Eric November & December 2017 Absolutely perfect. ! 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If, for any reason you have an issue of any type and feel you cannot leave positive Feedback in any or all areas, Please contact us first and WE WILL work out the issue. Thank you, David Finally, should you wish to see more Feedback to 2013 I will forward them as well. Just ask...... We will use the US Postal service unless you instruct us otherwise. Please contact us if you wish some other method of shipment. Shipping many times becomes an issue. Some items are large and clumsy. Others are small and simple. We will always be fair and appropriate. For small items shipping is around $2.99. This covers proper and safe packing of your item(s) including bubble wrap where needed, etc. We also send valuable items insured to protect your investment. We will ship to the United States and Canada. Always email us if you have questions. Thank you, David I have been involved with eBay since November 1998. I mostly purchased items and then sold some. 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