Rare Ancient Egyptian "Painted Wooden Funeral Barge"
on eBay by seller "A"
The above listed item is from the Ptolemaic Period,(332-30 B.C.E.). This rare and incredible "Funeral Barge" is carved from cedar, acacia or sycamore wood, covered with cartonage(a paper-mache like substance) and then, painted. We acquired this unusual item from a select private collection and its provenance is from Alexandria, Egypt. The bow and stern depict two Anubis heads and seated in the middle are four ancient oarsmen with one oar intact! They are covered with an intact canopy which may be symbolic for the sarcophagus and there is an Eye of Horus on each side of the boat. On the bottom of the barge there are three rows of hieroglyphics with another Eye of Horus! This museum quality piece has retained all of its vivid black, green, yellow, orange, red colors! This type of funerary boat was placed in the tomb as a blessed offering for the deceased. This relic is intact, has areas of ancient encrustation and age wear. The reason for the item being available is due to the vast extent of archeological findings, thousands of years in Egyptian burials and also the proliferation of these said items in older private collections worldwide. Material: Wood with Cartonage and Paint. Dimesions: Height:16.5cm Width:41.5cm Depth:9cm (1 inch = 2.5 cm). We always do our best to make all of your transactions easy and comfortable. Our ideal is to offer our customers every opportunity to acquire an Egyptian anitquity without the high end gallery price tag. Know that we stand firmly behind all of our fine products, guarantee and easy return policies. You have nothing to lose so, Bid with the Utmost Confindence!"
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