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Rare Ancient Egyptian Triad dating to the 4th Dynasty

Sold on eBay by seller "L"
Winning bid: US $113.50
Ended: Dec-09-05

This statue dates back to the reign of king Mn-Kw-Re the 4th dynasty which was also known as the golden age of the pharaohs. The statue is made of stone and is about 18cm in lenght. Mykerinos is slightly taller than Hathor and usually a lot taller than the provincial god or goddess next to him. He wears the White Crown, symbolising Upper Egypt, a false beard and a tri-partite skirt. His facial features are typical for representations of him: the eyes are clearly marked, the cheekbones are high and pronounced and the mouth and nose are firm. Conform to tradition, Mykerinos is shown striding, with his left foot forward. Hathor is represented as a woman crowned with the cow's horns and solar disk that are typical of her. She wears a tight fitting dress, that can only be discerned by the hem just above her feet. Her face is rounder and more feminine than Mykerinos'. Hathor has her left foor slightly forward, but not as much as Mykerinos. The provincial god or goddess wears a headdress that identifies the province that he or she represents. It was believed for a long time that there must have been as many group statues as there were provinces in Egypt: 42. But recently, it is assumed that there were only 8 statues, one for each province with a major cult for Hathor.

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Triad of King Menkaure

Sold on eBay as a REPRODUCTION
Price: US $26.83 !!!!!
Ended: Dec-14-05

 

 

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Rare Ancient Egyptian Triad dating to the 4th Dynasty

Sold on eBay by seller "E"
Winning bid: US $152.50
Ended: Dec-06-06

 

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Ancient Egyptian Menkuara and Goddess Hathor

Sold on eBay by seller "BP"
Winning bid: US $0.15
Ended: Dec-05-06

 

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