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The ancient Egyptians lived in a remarkable culture that created some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. It was a land where Pharaoh was the monarch of the entire world, the living emodiment on Earth of the god Horus, son of Osiris, ruler of the underworld. Blending vividly written essays and over a hundred attractive illustrations--including 32 color plates--The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is a stunningly designed and authoritative account of the once glorious civilization on the Nile. Ranging from 700,000 BC to 311 AD, this volume portrays the emergence and development of Egypt from its prehistoric roots to its conquest by the Roman Empire. Join Howard Carter in his fascinating odyssey toward the most dramatic archaeological find of the century--the tomb of Tutankhamen. Written by Carter only one year after his discovery, this book captures the overwhelming exhilaration of the find, the painstaking, step by step process of excavation, and the wonder of opening a treasure-filled inner chamber whose regal inhabitant had been dead for 3,000 years. 105 photos.

This is a wonderful book; it examines much less talked about lives of women in ancient Egypt. . It is a refreshing female perspective on lives of women of Ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
Robins (art history & Egyptian art, Emory U.) looks at the art and written records of ancient Egypt to discern the position occupied by women, what was expected of them and what was denied to them, what they could achieve, and what men thought of them. Gracefully written, abundantly illustrated, and nicely produced. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
     
Our endless fascination with ancient Egypt owes much to the beauty of the tomb paintings, statuary, temple reliefs, and other magnificent artworks that are the legacy of this remarkable culture. But despite the multitude of objects and texts that have survived, questions abound, particularly about the true role of women in Egyptian society. This wonderfully illustrated, brilliantly researched book draws on unpublished material from author Zahi Hawass' own excavations as well as new analyses of older evidence to penetrate the silent images and paint an astonishing picture of women's lives. She was the beloved wife of "heretic king" Akhenaton, who defied ancient custom by practicing monotheism and by elevating Nefertiti far above the role of subservient consort previously played by Egyptian queens. Her image has ravished Western viewers ever since a magnificent limestone bust unearthed at the royal retreat of Amarna went on display in Berlin in 1924. But frustratingly few facts are known about this woman who lived more than three millennia ago. As she did in Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh, British archeologist Joyce Tyldesley makes a virtue of necessity by writing a book that is as much a cultural history as a biography. As Akhenaton swept away the plethora of old gods, dismaying many of his subjects, he needed a strong female figure to soften the abstract austerity of Aten, the sun deity; his beautiful queen was celebrated in official art and inscriptions that focused on the domestic life of the royal family. Eyewitness Books' Ancient Egypt continues the tradition of excellent, accurate, and beautiful reference works for kids 9 to 12 years old. Ancient Egyptian civilization holds a special fascination for many, with its mummies, pyramids, and highly stylized artworks. Kids can explore a Pharaoh's tomb, see a mummy up close, and find out about Egyptian gods. Lots of archaeological relics show what life was like for the ancient Egyptians, from how they dressed to the games they played.
     
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses the world's most celebrated collection of Egyptian antiquities. For the first time, this vast heritage is revealed in all its unparalleled glory in hundreds of magnificent full-color photographs-including many breathtaking close-ups and details-and texts by some of the world's leading Egyptologists. Alongside the legendary treasures of Tutankhamun are some of the most impressive examples of Egyptian sculpture, wall paintings, and decorative art from the pyramid complexes of Giza, Saqqra, and Dahshur, the royal necropolis of Thebes, and the Temple of Karnak, among other fascinating sites. From the finest jewelry to the most imposing statues, every artifact is captured in startling clarity-with special lighting techniques that evoke, as never before, the awe and wonder inspired by these fabulous ancient treasures.
For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, this reissue of a Chronicle Books classic brings to light once more the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani--the most beautiful of the Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered. Restored to its original sequences, the elaborately bordered papyrus conveys its intended sense of motion and meaning in a way no other book on the subject can match. From mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and astronomy, this sumptuous volume will appeal to casual readers, serious scholars, and the generally inquisitive mind.
Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire, Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential regional power but also the fragile peace of its ethnically mixed population.
Michel Chauveau looks at many facets of life under this queen and her dynasty, drawing on such sources as firsthand accounts, numismatics, and Greek, Demotic, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. His use of such sources helps to free the narrative of dependence on later (and usually hostile) Greek and Roman historians. By taking up such subjects as funeral customs, language and writing, social class structure, religion, and administration, he affords the reader an unprecedented and comprehensive picture of Greek and Egyptian life in both the cities and the countryside.

 

Canopic Jar - Duamatef

A replica of an ancient Egyptian funerary container, this jar's lid is cast in the shape of a jackal.


Egyptian Charm Bracelet

Plated in 22-karat gold, the symbols on this bracelet evoke the glories of the Kingdom of the Nile


Personalized Silver Cartouche Pendant

Wear your initials in the form of hieroglyphs with this unique necklace.This item is available by phone only. Please call 888-423-1212 to order it. Thanks.


Mesopotamian Blue Glass Necklace

Alternating blue glass and gold-plated beads give this necklace a timeless appeal and undeniable elegance.


Small Bastet Cat

This regal feline is a faithful reproduction of the priceless artifacts crafted by the ancient Egyptians.


Large Bastet Cat

This regal feline is a faithful reproduction of the priceless artifacts crafted by the ancient Egyptians.


Design Toscano:: "Gods of the Egyptian Realm" - Serqet [CENTER in photo] (Approx. 2"Wx3"Dx8 1/2"H.) (Egyptian Art)

The gods of ancient Egypt were as rich and varied as the culture itself. Serqet was the Scorpion Goddess of protection. Sekhmet was the Lion Goddess of power and war. Horus was known as the Falcon God of divine order, while Anubis, the Jackal God, was the patron of the dead and embalming. Tutankhamen was a legendary young pharaoh. Each work is cast in resin and then an artisan takes two hours to hand paint each with accurate goldtoned details and colors from an Egyptian palette.


 

theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Anubis, God of the Underworld, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Anubis, God of the Underworld, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Anubis, the jackal god, was the protector of the dead and custodian of "secret things" to the ancient Egyptians. This Anubis is from the tomb of King Tutankhamen and was the finest portrayal of the guardian of the necropolis. He was found resting on a gilded wooden shrine at the entrance to the room Howard Carter called "The Treasury." The original was of wood, heavily painted with black gesso. His collar, inner ears, eyes and eyebrows were lined with gold and his toenails were made of silver. The statue was draped with a cloth that was thousands of years old, dating from the reign of Akhenaten about the time King Tut lived. Anubis, the "black god", was the first to embalm Osiris and presided over the embalmment ritual.He is named after jackals, wild dogs that roamed around the dead and were well known for feeding on cadavers and separating the flesh and organs from the bones, one aspect of embalmment. Also, jackals could be heard howling in the desert west of the Nile at sunset - at the time when burials usually took place. After the funeral, Anubis would take the dead by the hand and introduce him to the the sovereign judges where the soul of the deceased would be weighed. The statue was decorated with the symbols for djed and tat, signs of eternity and life, making Anubis "he who presides over the Secrets."This high quality replica is of polymer, gold and silver leafed per the original.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 12" W x 19-1/2" H x 28 1/2" LWeight: 50.00$50.00 extra shipping charges will apply for special shipping.


theORIGINS.com:: Mask of King Tutankhamun, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Mask of King Tutankhamun, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

This solid gold mask, found on the king's mummified body, was the most magnificent treasure to emerge from King Tutankhamen's Tomb. Made of beaten and burnished gold, it was placed on top of the King's head and shoulders over the linen wrappings of his mummified body. Judging from other likenesses of the young King, it seems to be a fairly accurately likeness showing his full lips and the shape of his nose and chin. The stripes on the headdress were made of blue glass, as was the inlaid chin of blue. The false beard of divinity attached to the chin, is that of Osiris, the great god of the underworld. The vulture on the headdress is a symbol of his dominance over Upper Egypt and made of solid gold, except for the beak which is glass; the cobra a symbol of his dominance over Lower Egypt, was also made of solid gold with a head of blue faience and inlaid with precious stones. The eyes and eyebrows on the mask are made of lapis lazuli and the eyes are quartz and obsidian. The round collar which extents from shoulder to shoulder is encrusted with glass cloisonn work and precious gems. The symbols on the shoulders are both falcons, connecting the King to Horus, the falcon god.The original mask was inscribed with hieroglyphics that both protect the mask and ritually connect the King to the gods, "?your forehead is that of Anubis, the nape of your neck is Horus ? you are in front of Osiris, he sends thanks to you, you guide him to the good ways, you smite for him the confederates of Seth so that he may overthrow your enemies before the Gods in the great castle of the prince, which is in Heliopolis ? the Osiris, the king of Upper Egypt Nebkheperura, deceased, given life like Ra."This full size high quality mask stunningly reproduces the mask and includes most of the imperfections of the original. It is made of reinforced cultured marble, hand gold leafed and painted, with incredible detailing. Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 16" W x 23" H x 18" DepthWeight: 38.00$90.00 extra shipping charges will apply for special shipping.


 

theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Osiris, Lord of All Things, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Osiris was the most famous god of Egypt, as both the god of the dead and judge of the underworld. In the famous myth, Osiris, the the pharoah of order and all that was good, was murdered by his evil brother Seth, the destroyer and bringer of chaos. Seth scattered the parts of Osiris' body across Egypt, causing Isis, his goddess wife, to gather them back together and using her magic powers, resurrect him. This made Osiris the first recipient of the ancient art of embalmment. He then reigned as the god of the underworld, and because he had experienced de ath and triumphed over it, this assured his followers a happy and eternal afterlife. He was highly venerated and many cults worshipped him in the territories of Egypt, each with their own set of beliefs and rituals. It was believed that every Pharaoh would become Osiris after he died, and worshippers of Osiris could themselves look forward to becoming an Osiris at death, thereby enjoying eternal life. Osiris was also Lord of the Nile, the life giving force in Egypt, as well as a lunar god, because the waning moon is replaced by the new moon.This high quality reproduction is made of cultured marble with gold leaf.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 12" HWeight: 7.00


theORIGINS.com:: Scuplture Falcon Horus, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Scuplture Falcon Horus, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Horus, represented by the falcon, was the son of gods Isis and Osiris. The Kings of Egypt associated themselves with Horus and the hieroglyph which represented the idea of God was a falcon on its perch. A sun god, Horus was superior both physically and socially, representing the King and linking the sun and the moon, the two primary celestial beings. Horus was worshipped throughout Egypt, and so many cults proliferated that many myths sprang up associated with Horus. Throughout ancient Egyptian history, this god was personally identified with the king, as each succeeding pharaoh used the name of Horus as the first of his titles.This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 6" HWeight: 4.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Nefertari Temple Bookend, from Egypt (Bookends) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Nefertari Temple Bookend, from Egypt (Bookends)

This bookmark represents the smaller temple at the ancient temple complex of Abu Simbel in ancient Nubia, a distant province to central Egypt. During the New Kingdom (1550 to 1100 B.C.), the Pharaohs built massive rock temples cut right into the earth. Imagine walking along the desert landscape and coming upon massive stone figures of the gods cut into the earth and walking through a doorway to enter a room filled with more massive statues, wall paintings and hieroglyphics that honored the Pharaoh and the gods. Abu Simbel is clearly the pinnacle of this type of architecture, and was built in Nubia during the reign of Ramesses II.Abu Simbel consists of two temples, the large temple dedicated to the cult of three gods plus the deified Pharaoh - Amun, Re-Horakhty and Ptah. The second temple is smaller and was built to honor Ramesses II's wife and the mother of the royal children, Queen Nefertari, as well as to associate her with the goddess Hathor. These standing colossal figures were carved into the front faade of the smaller temple and show statues of the King alternating with statues of the Queen, as well as portraying the princesses and princes.From 1964 to 1968, an international group of backers collaborated to save the temple complex from rising flood waters from Lake Nasser that had resulted from a new dam. They actually sawed the rock into massive pieces rivaling the technological feat of the original, and moved the entire Temple complex piece by piece to higher ground.Made of cast cultured marble and hand gold leafed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 8" W x 8" HWeight: 8.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Goddess Isis, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Goddess Isis, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Inside the innermost room of King Tutankhamen's Tomb stood four graceful goddesses guarding the shrine that contained the King's vital organs - Isis protecting the liver; Nepthys, the lungs; Neith, the stomach; and Selket, the intestines. The figures were alike except for the direction of their heads and the identifying emblems atop the figures. Each wore a pleated shawl over a close fitting dress with short sleeves, and over both garments a broad collar modeled to imitate rows of beads. An inscription on a the sarcophagus of King Thutmose IV referred to similar goddesses guarding his shrine, "These four goddesses shall be with you, accompanying you, driving out every evil that is in your flesh, exterminating those who come against you and setting their magic spells against them."Isis, with her emblem on her head, stood guard faithfully for thousands of years, her slender arms outstretched to watch over the King's organs. The original figure is made of wood overlaid with gilded gold. Her head is covered with a linen kerchief wrapped around her hair and tied at the nape of her neck. Her beautiful eyes and eyebrows are painted black. The most unusual feature is her turned head, which breaks with the Egyptian artistic tradition of frontality. These sideways glances of three of the goddesses suggest that they were looking out for intruders.Isis is the most famous goddess of ancient Egypt, and lived on in the Greek and Roman pantheon as Hera and Demeter and even the moon goddess Selene. Isis was the sister-consort of Osiris and bore a son, Horus; these three became the most loved and worshipped gods in Egypt. Isis became associated with many aspects of life - she was skilled in the healing arts and as an expert magician. She also proved herself to be a devoted wife - when Seth killed her husband-consort Osiris, Isis searched relentlessly to find his body parts and used her skills to magically resurrect him so she could conceive their son, Horus. She protected her son from thousands of dangers, believed to be scorpions, which led to her association with scorpions and close ties to Selket. She is often represented in Egyptian art as a protector, either through her strong will to persevere or her magical powers.This high quality replica was originally hand carved from wood, same as the original. It is hand cast in polymer, gold leafed and detailed, including the imperfections of the original.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 11" HWeight: 5.00


 

theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Queen Nefertiti, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Queen Nefertiti, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Nerfertiti means the "beautiful one is come". She was the wife of King Ankhenaton, King Tutankhamun's father, and her daughter was Ankhesenanun, Tutankhamun's wife. The beauty of her face and the talent of the sculptor have made her face universally known. This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, hand gold leafed and detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 7" HWeight: 4.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture King Tut Hunting, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture King Tut Hunting, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Egyptian sculpture rarely portrays an action from life, and this is a rare and fine exception to that rule. It was found in the Treasury of King Tut's tomb, one of a pair wrapped in linen. Not only does it portray the young King hunting, but the King is enacting the role of Horus in a myth while engaging in a religious ritual. Horus was with his father on an expedition into Nubia when he received word that his throne was in danger. Horus rushed back to Egypt and engaged the enemy by flying into the sky in the form of a sun disk with wings so that he could swoop down and kill the enemy. He killed many, although some escaped. When Horus returned to his boat, the surviving enemy took the form of hippopotami and crocodiles in order to attack Horus. This time, Horus utterly destroyed his enemies by spearing them from his boat. The hippopotami from the story would not be portrayed with the figure, as their presence in the Tomb with King Tut might pose a magical danger.This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 20" HWeight: 31.00$15.00 extra shipping charges will apply.


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Thoth, God Of The Moon, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

God of the moon and inventor of speech, Thoth was credited with considerable magic powers. The divine scribe, he was present at all funeral rites, where his function was to record the deeds of the deceased before they were placed on the scales with the feather of truth.This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 12" HWeight: 7.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Goddess Sekhmet, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Sekhmet was the goddess of vengeance and punisher of the damned in the underworld. Her name, which means "the powerful" is a title of Hathor, which was given to Hathor on the occasion when, in the form of a lioness, she hurled herself on the men who had rebelled against Ra. Fearing extermination of the human race, Ra resorted to trickery by placing jugs containing a magic potion on the battlefield. Sekhmet drank from these and became too drunk to continue the slaughter. This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 12-1/2" HWeight: 7.00


 

Reading, etc.:: Ancient Egyptian Silk Tie (Ties)

Images of Ancient Egypt abound on this 100% silk tie, finely stitched and lined in contrasting navy silk.


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Winged Isis, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Isis is the most famous goddess of ancient Egypt and lived on in the Greek and Roman pantheon as Hera and Demeter and even the moon goddess Selene. Isis was the sister-consort of Osiris and bore a son, Horus; these three became the most loved and worshipped gods in Egypt.Isis became associated with many aspects of life - she was skilled in the healing arts and as an expert magician. She also proved herself to be a devoted wife - when Seth killed her husband-consort Osiris, Isis searched relentlessly to find his body parts and used her skills to magically resurrect him so she could conceive their son, Horus. She protected her son from thousands of dangers, believed to be scorpions, which led to her association with scorpions and her close ties to the goddess Selket. She is often represented in Egyptian art as a protector, either through her strong will to persevere or by the skill of her magical powers. The protective aspect is heightened here, as Isis is portrayed with wings. Wings are often shown on a number of deities in Egyptian art, in this case signifing the winged embrace of a protective goddess.This high quality replica was originally hand carved from wood, same as the original. It is hand cast in polymer, gold leafed and hand painted, detailing includes the imperfections of the original.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 17" H x 24" WingspanWeight: 31.00$15.00 extra shipping charges will apply.


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Ra Harakhte, Sun God, from Egypt (Egyptian Art) theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Ra Harakhte, Sun God, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

The sun god of Heliopolis. Called father of the gods, Ra once ruled on earth during a golden age when men and gods could live together happily. Each morning Ra, as the sun, rose in the east and set off across the world to set in the west, eventually entering the realm of night and meeting the powers of darkness. A nightly struggle ensued and when the sun reappeared on the horizon, prayers of thankfulness were offered to the triumphant Ra.This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, gold leafed and hand detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 11-1/2" HWeight: 7.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Amun-Ra, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Amun-Ra, god of kings and king of gods, the oldest and longest venerated rulers of ancient Egypt. Amun, meaning "hidden" and Ra meaning "light" translates to "The Hidden Light". The plumes on his head represent the air, which like him, is felt but not seen. As one of the primordial gods of creation, his name is found in the pyramid texts as far back as the 5th Dynasty (2494-2345 B.C.).This high quality reproduction is of cultured marble, hand gold leafed and detailed.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 13-1/4" HWeight: 5.00


theORIGINS.com:: Sculpture Seth, God of Evil and Chaos, from Egypt (Egyptian Art)

Seth was considered the god of evil, darkness, and chaotic forces. He was fundamentally a destroyer, the wicked brother of Osiris who killed him and then tormented Isis and Osiris' son Horis, the Sun God. Seth became the incarnation of the spirit of evil, in eternal opposition to the spirit of good. Depicted with the body of a man and the head of a strange unidentified animal, Seth was surprisingly venerated as well as disdained throughout ancient Egyptian history. Early in Egyptian history, he had many cults worshipping his name, but his reputation as an evil doer eventually led to his banishment through the mutilation of his image, his name erased and his cults absorbed into other religious allegiances.This high quality reproduction is made of cultured marble with gold leaf.Artistic TraditionThese are the most extraordinary ancient Egyptian reproduction pieces that we have ever seen. Many pieces are created with the same materials and techniques as the originals; for example, the statues and masks are first hand carved in wood, then gold or silver-plated, and finally carefully hand-painted with the rich, vibrant colors we associate with ancient Egyptian culture and art.Size: 11" HWeight: 7.00


 

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