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Egyptian Bronze Votive Coffin (for Mummified Reptile)
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Egypt, Late Period, 30th Dynasty to early Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th to 1st century BCE. A miniature leaded-bronze votive coffin for a mummified reptile- while the body has been long lost, the contents was clearly indicated by the lizard effigy. The hollow box has a rectangular form with a flat base, smooth sides, and an open end for inserting the dearly departed. The lizard in relief sits atop the flat face, as if basking in the sun, a connection Egyptians made between lizards and solar deities. Votive sarcophagi like this example were filled with the mummified remains of the animal represented on the top and offered to specific deities as gifts, and lizards are symbolic of the sun god Atum. Size: 2" L x 0.75" W x 0.8" H (5.1 cm x 1.9 cm x 2 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Moustaki collection, exported from Egypt in 1949

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172109
Condition
Losses to both ends as shown and small perforation to side. Lizard effigy is intact and excellent. Dark patina throughout.
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Egyptian Bronze Votive Coffin (for Mummified Reptile)

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0005A: Egyptian Bronze Votive Coffin (for Mummified Reptile)

Current Bid: $1,200
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Est. $2,400 - $3,600Starting Price $1,200
Antiquities | Ethnographica | Fine Art
May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0005A Details

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Egypt, Late Period, 30th Dynasty to early Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th to 1st century BCE. A miniature leaded-bronze votive coffin for a mummified reptile- while the body has been long lost, the contents was clearly indicated by the lizard effigy. The hollow box has a rectangular form with a flat base, smooth sides, and an open end for inserting the dearly departed. The lizard in relief sits atop the flat face, as if basking in the sun, a connection Egyptians made between lizards and solar deities. Votive sarcophagi like this example were filled with the mummified remains of the animal represented on the top and offered to specific deities as gifts, and lizards are symbolic of the sun god Atum. Size: 2" L x 0.75" W x 0.8" H (5.1 cm x 1.9 cm x 2 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-Moustaki collection, exported from Egypt in 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#172109
Condition
...
Losses to both ends as shown and small perforation to side. Lizard effigy is intact and excellent. Dark patina throughout.

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