Egyptian carving of an owl in limestone from between 400 - 30 B.C.

Relief plaque with face of an owl ~ Late Period-Ptolemaic Period BCE, Egypt. Limestone 4 x 4 x Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

Lot 26, Mold of an ibis, Egyptian, limestone, Ptolemaic Period,304-30 B.C., 6 3/8 inches wide

Lot Mold of an ibis, Egyptian, limestone, Ptolemaic B., 6 inches wide - www.fr et Isabelle Douzamy artiste peintre

In ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and art, owls are never depicted in the typical profile position.

In ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and art, owls are never depicted in the typical…

Hippopotamus Figure, ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917 (17.9.1) | The dual qualities of destruction and creation imbued images of hippos with special magical power, and they were often deposited in tombs. #OneMetManyWorlds

Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty ca. Middle Egypt, Meir Gift of Edward S.

Owl -  1st century B.C. Late Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – 9 A.D.) Painted terra cotta H : 36 cm L : 13.2 cm

Owl - century B. Late Western Han Dynasty B. <br> Copyright &copy Stéphane Piera / Musée Cernuschi / Roger-Viollet century B. Late Western Han Dynasty B.) Painted terra cotta H : 36 cm L : cm M.

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