ancient Egyptian sculptures

Ancient Egyptian sculptures

Statues and wall reliefs with Ancient Egyptian subjects.

The fine arts of ancient Egypt (roughly the 5th-1st centuries BCE) were influenced not only by faith in a wide pantheon of gods, but also in the afterlife (which could only be attained if one was first mummified and laid to rest in a grave fully outfitted with food and other necessities in a pyramid or elsewhere).  Many significant artworks served the cult of the divine pharaoh and his family and officials, and tried to ensure their immortal lives after death.

Reliefs were generally low (bas-reliefs) in interiors and the commonly found sunk reliefs were mostly placed on exterior walls. The figures depicted on the reliefs were usually simplified, stylized, and stiff, with the figures arms held close to the body and hands closed into fists. One leg is set ahead of the other. Arms and legs are shown in profile and the torso, shoulders and eye are facing forward. The relative size of figures depicted was in accordance with their importance, so the most powerful or important people appeared largest.

The motifs of reliefs on the temples most often depicted the deity worshipped there accepting offerings from the pharaoh, or other scenes associated with him or her, and the illustrations were complemented with texts written in hieroglyphs. Besides statues of royalty, sculptors also made representations of high officials and even servants (having a statue of a servant or slave in one’s grave would ensure that the deceased would always be waited upon in the afterlife). Statues and reliefs were painted, and each colour conveyed specific symbolic information. Ancient Egyptian death masks are also very interesting: usually they were made from gold and precious stones were used for their eyes. Sarcophagi and vases made from stone were also typical grave items. Most sculptural work was done in stone, since Egypt suffered from a lack of wood. 
Many sculptures of animals have been preserved, especially from the later periods. Cats, perceived as sacred, were often represented, as well as dogs, falcons, and monkeys.

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  • HATHOR, wall decoration

    Catalogue number: SAQ28
    Price: 16.00 €
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    Hieroglyph symbol of the Goddess Hathor, who in Egyptian religion played various roles; as a sky deity, she was the mother and consort of Horus and the Sun God Ra. material artificial stone, hand painted size 135 x 135 x 15 mm
  • WINGED ISIS, wall decoration

    Catalogue number: SAQ29
    Price: 40.00 €
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    Isis, a major Egyptian Goddess, was the divine king Osiris's consort and mother of his heir, Horus. This relief was created in the time of the 18th dynasty for Tutankhamun's tomb, Isis with her wings wide spread was to protect the pharaoh. It is now exhibited in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. …
  • ANKH, wall decoration

    Catalogue number: WPQ27
    Price: 16.00 €
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    Ankh, an Ancient symbol of eternal life, it also represented a heavenly perfect human who reflected a whole universum.

    • material artificial stone with  patina
    • size 75 x 165 x 10 mm
  • BASTET, figurine

    Catalogue number: SAQ25
    Price: 17.00 €
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    A figurine of Ancient Egyptian Goddess, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE).

    • material artificial stone with bronze patina
    • size 100 x 100 x 120 mm
  • PHENIX, wall decoration

    Catalogue number: WPQ29
    Price: 13.00 €
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    • material artificial stone with patina
    • size 70 x 115 x 10 mm
  • OUROBOROS, the wall decoration

    Catalogue number: WPQ20
    Price: 16.00 €
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    OUROBOROS, the wall decoration. Size: 10 x 140 x 155 mm. Material: artificial stone. The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.This symbol is present in Ancient Egyptian iconography, as well as in Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in…

    Catalogue number: SEG16
    Price: 19.00 €
    Price before discount: 33.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 120x215x15 mm; 0,75 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG17
    Price: 25.00 €
    Price before discount: 29.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 270 x 300 x 30 mm; 1,9 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG18
    Price: 59.00 €
    Price before discount: 119.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 260 x 240 x 200 mm; 8,4 kg.

  • HORUS the hawk

    Catalogue number: SEG19
    Price: 15.00 €
    Price before discount: 16.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 85x85x15 mm; 0,35 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG20
    Price: 26.00 €
    Price before discount: 29.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 120x190x20 mm; 0,60 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG21
    Price: 60.00 €
    Price before discount: 95.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 120x450x245 mm.


    Catalogue number: SEG22
    Price: 38.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 240x300x15 mm; 1,15 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG23
    Price: 20.00 €
    Price before discount: 33.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size:140x130x20 mm; 0,45 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG24
    Price: 14.00 €
    Price before discount: 17.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 45x145x30 mm; 0,17 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG05
    Price: 19.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 80x140x15 mm; 0,25 kg.

  • DJED

    Catalogue number: SEG06
    Price: 19.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 105x220x15 mm; 0,75 kg.


    Catalogue number: SEG07
    Price: 31.00 €
    Price before discount: 33.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 330x200x25 mm; 1,85 kg.

  • ISIS

    Catalogue number: SEG08
    Price: 53.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 220x500x25 mm; 4,30 kg.

  • PTAH God of Fire

    Catalogue number: SEG09
    Price: 15.00 €
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    Material: artificial stone. Size: 45x140x30 mm; 0,12 kg.