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Suggested by rialtos
13th October 05
Authentic Greek Marble Sphinx, 400BC. NO/RES.
From rialtos again
Bid with confidence, we have been in the antiquity business for almost 30 years.
These brought to my attention this evening by jensen
2nd October 2005
One of these actually sold to someone here, a member of this website, a few weeks ago. Or rather, he became a member after he bought this!
He sent it back and got his money refunded.
These seller's are making a mockery of eBay!
And of you and me.
Many of us keep telling eBay...but they take not a blind bit of notice.
Seller on eBay lost_civ
Buy with confidence we are ebay Power seller, ebay id verified and A square trade Verified Seller !
Type Ancient Egypt Statue of Sennefer and Senay New Kingdom
Auction Estimate 2400-2500 USD
Culture-Period Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 Suggestive
Appearance Dating 1279 BC-1212 BC
Origin Land of the Pharaohs Egypt, Upper Egypt
Size Height 15.1cm(6inch)x wide 8cm(3 1/8inch)xdepth 7.3cm( 3 7/8 inch)
Seller on eBay ancientgr4
On auction is an ancient Egyptian prince Sennefer and princess Senay setting with they daughter, very good details and very cute hieroglyphics in the back, Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. It is a very attractive, rare and very hard piece to find. We acquired this item many weeks ago from a private collection and we're told that this item was found in Lower Egypt.
You must ..BID NOW.. and DON'T LOSE The Opportunity To Acquire This Piece!
Period : Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Origin : Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Material : Hard Stone
Physical : 6.5/8 inches Tall (17 cm), 3.4/8 inches Wide (9 cm) and 3.5/8
inches Depth (9.3 cm)
Weight : 3.5 lbs - 1.6 kg
Estimation Value : $4500 - $5000
Both of course are terrible fakes!!
These marks are not hieroglyphs.....they are just odd shapes and squiggles!
Below is the real Sennefer and Senay.
In the Egyptian museum in Cairo.
I think that you will see right away what aesthetic mastery the Egyptians achieved!
They simply did not produce ugly things.
This is one of the very few Egyptian works of art ever to be signed by its artists, Amenmes and Djed-Khonsu, whose names can be read in the vertical inscription on the left hand side of the seat.
The last image below is of bookends which can be purchased for about $35 http://kingsroyalimports.safeshopper.com/26/233.htm?966
They are about the same size as these things
It has been illegal since 1983 (and a serious offence indeed!) to export any antiquities from Egypt .
You can try to report this to eBay but you will find the response disappointing.
I and a lot of other collectors have been trying try to get these many sellers of forgeries thrown off eBay.
eBay takes no notice at all!
Or are there several sources of very much the same thing??
7th March 2006
And then the same piece again a few months later.
From the same mould.
This time the seller makes the pics slightly green.
10th March 2006
Note that everything here with this seller is fake.
He has sold these before , using a different ID, before he was thrown off eBay.
One with a nice bit of false ageing.
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