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Limestone ancestor bust

These busts were used to contact the ancestors in the privacy of the private home. These statues were placed in niches inside the home and offerings could be made there to the ancestors. Because these ancestors were already in the afterlife, they could work on behalf of an individual who gave offerings. However, an upset ancestor could also make a decendent sick or give him or her bad fortune. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, 1320 - 1237 BC. 

Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el Medina. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

Marble portrait of a young roman woman

37.4 cm high (14 3/4 inch.) 

Roman, Imperial Period, 98 - 117 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Terracotta oil lamp 

4cm high and 9.2cm wide. 

Roman, Late Imperial Period, 3rd century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Steatite kohl holder in shape of monkey

6cm high and 4 cm wide (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 inch.) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1450 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Marble Akroterion 
This monument was made for the graves of Timotheos and Nikon. 87.6 cm high and 53.3 cm wide ( 34 1/2 x 21 inch.). 
Probably from Attica
Greek, Late classical Period, 350 - 325 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Marble Akroterion 

This monument was made for the graves of Timotheos and Nikon. 87.6 cm high and 53.3 cm wide ( 34 1/2 x 21 inch.). 

Probably from Attica

Greek, Late classical Period, 350 - 325 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Golden solidus of Valentinian 

2cm in diameter (13 / 16 inch.) 

Byzantine Period, 365 - 374 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Silver tetradrachm 

2.7cm in diameter (1 1/16 inch.) 

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 315 - 308 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Gold and silver mirror

The mirror is made from polished silver and the handle is made from gold, and in the shape of the goddess Hathor. She is the goddess of beauty and sexuality and can be shown in the form of a woman with cow’s ears. It is 29.3cm high (11 9/16 inch.)

Found in Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 foreign wives. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, 1479-1425BC

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Golden earrings with stones and glass

These earrings shows the Egyptian Atef crown and underneath a heart shaped pendant. They are 1.6 by 7 cm big. 

Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Ivory statue of a dog. 
This dog is standing in its legs as if to play. He is eating a fish (or fly) and his tail is curled around itself. It is only 2.8cm high and 6.4cm long. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1350 - 1300 BC. 
Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt. 
Source: British Museum

Ivory statue of a dog. 

This dog is standing in its legs as if to play. He is eating a fish (or fly) and his tail is curled around itself. It is only 2.8cm high and 6.4cm long. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1350 - 1300 BC. 

Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt. 

Source: British Museum

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