The heyday of Egyptian stone vessel production was the time between the late Naqada Period and the end of the Old Kingdom, when they produced large amounts of stone vessels and experimented with many different kinds of rock: glasses like volcanic obsidian imported from Turkey, gem stones such as carnelian, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, and amet...
The heyday of Egyptian stone vessel production was the time between the late Naqada Period and the end of the Old Kingdom, when they produced large amounts of stone vessels and experimented with many different kinds of rock: glasses like volcanic obsidian imported from Turkey, gem stones such as carnelian, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, and amethyst, rock and quartz crystal, hard rock such as granite, chert, basalt or diorite and soft stone like limestone. Most of these materials were to a large extent abandoned after the end of the Old Kingdom, but limestone and Egyptian alabaster (travertine or calcite) remained popular throughout the pharaonic era. Egyptian stone vessels, some of them inscribed with pharaonic names, reached many parts of the levant. The oldest, dating to the Old Kingdom, have been found at Biblos, a trading partner since pre-dynastic times.
Material: Stone Size: 6 x 5,5 cm Period: Late period, c, 664 - 332 B.C. Provenance: Swiss private collection
Material: Alabaster Size: 24 x 8,5 cm Period: c. 3000 - 2648 B.C. Condition: Restored Provenance: Belgium collection, before 1980's
Size: 5,2 x 5,2 cmMaterial: AlabasterPeriod: New KingdomProvenance: Ex. Col. R.Withofs, Belgium; Ex. Arthea Gallery 2008
Limestone Egyptian head of a ruler as the God Zeus Amon. Professionally mounted for display. Good deatils of the face and the curly hair with the horns. Size: 6,5 cm ( with stand 12,5 cm) Period: Ptolemaic period Material: Limestone Condition: Fragment Provenance: German collection
Ancient Egyptian limestone concubine. Hands besides her body,dressed in light dress and a wig. Some original paint left on wig and body. Face has a glow,like ivory. Incised details of face. Size: 14 x 5 cm Period: Middle Kingdom Material: Limestone Provenance: Belgium collection, collected well before 1980's.
This shabti belonged to the "singer of the inside" Di-aset-heb-sed. Size; 12 X 6 cm Period: Late period, 25th dynasty, reign of Taharka 690 - 664 B.C. Material: Green serpentine stone Condition: Parts worn,bottom part missing Provenance: Medinet Habu, Egypt; Staatlicher kunsthandel Berlin - German private collection Prof. Schröder 1961.
This chippus stelae is a fine example and covered with hieroglyphs on all sides. Magical words or spells with in the naos the child Horus, standing on two crocodiles, holding snakes in his hands. Bes above the head of the child. Size: 6 x 3,5 cm Material: Stone Period: Late period, 664 - 333 B.C. Provenance: Belgium collection Mr. D,1970 - 1980
Ancient Egyptian graywacke cosmetic pallet in the shape of a guinea fowl. Size: 8,5 x 5,5 cm Period: 3650 - 3300 B.C. Material gray wacke stone Condition: Intact Provenance: Belgium collection. M.J. before 1980's