Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art Presents Recently Acquired Artifacts
New York, NY - Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art, Inc. is proud to introduce its latest additions which include over 100 artifacts, representing various ancient cultures from around the globe.
September 17, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Sadigh Gallery's newest additions feature an eclectic mix of rare antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Luristan, Mesopotamia, Persia, Phoenicia, Pre-Columbia and Asia. This includes Amber and glass statues, showcasing various forms of Buddhist art and Asian mythologies; Luristan bronze pieces such as weapons, vessels, brooches and garment pins; Persian gold pendants and earrings; various ancient Greek pottery; Mesopotamian fertility idols and mace heads; Mayan pottery; Phoenician miniature glass vessels; and finally, the exceptionally rare Ushabti boxes, Mummified busts (and other funerary items) and a pair of Wooden Ptah Soker Osiris statues from ancient Egypt.
This is one of the finest collections ever acquired by Sadigh Gallery, featuring so many rare items with a detailed and highly interesting history behind them. An example is the wooden Ushabti box, from 26th Dynasty Egypt (663 - 525 BC). They were found in tombs and were used to hold Ushabtis, servants of the afterlife. One particular piece, with arched sides and a flat lid on the top (Item Number: 44759 on the website), is covered with gold leaf on the surface. It has carved hieroglyphs and raised, decoratively carved figures on all sides including a crowned Hathor the Egyptian goddess of joy, love and motherhood, holding the hand of Isis, the protective Goddess, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus, who is wear a sun disc and holding a staff. On each side, stands the Egyptian falcon-headed, sky God, holding hands with a pharaoh and Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter.
Other ancient Egyptian funerary pieces in this collection include Mummified busts and animals; Mummy tags - originally hung around the mummy's neck, with lines of hieroglyphic symbols that were used to identify the mummy; and various Mummy Masks.
Another great example of the one of a kind piece from Sadigh Gallery's collection are the ancient Egyptian Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris statues, from the Ptolemaic period (305-30 BC). These statues are depicted in mummy form, with painted designs and various hieroglyphic symbols, including a jackal - sacred animal of the god Anubis. The myth behind the Ptah Sokar Osiris statue goes all the way back to the Old Kingdom (2686 - 2181 BC). The god Ptah of Memphis formed close links with the funerary god of the city, Sokar, leading to the creation of the god Ptah-Sokar. In later times this god also acquired the characteristics of the god Osiris, resulting in the god Ptah-Sokar-Osiris.
Several pieces of ancient Greek pottery can also be found in this collection. However, the most interesting, amongst the Greek artifacts, is the stylized terracotta statue of a horseman riding his horse from the Mycenaean period (1425 - 1330 BC), a period known as the historical setting of much ancient Greek literature and myth, including the epics of Homer.
Other noteworthy artifacts include the Phoenician miniature core-formed glass Amphoriskos (vessels) and statues. The making of core-formed glass vessels was one of the oldest glass making techniques and can be traced back to this region. Also, there are various Luristan bronze vessels, silver wares, black terracotta vessel in the form of an animal, bronze garment pins, bronze bracelets, bronze axe head, bronze brooches and bronze mace heads. One look at Sadigh Gallery's Luristan bronze collection and one will realize quickly why Luristan bronzes were considered one of the best in antiquity. The craftsmanship and attention to details on these pieces are truly exceptional. Last and certainly not the least is the beautiful and quite large fertility idol, or Mother Goddess, from the Mesopotamian area, dating back to 2000 BC.
The authenticity of Sadigh Gallery's antiquities is 100% guaranteed. All items are sent with a Lifetime Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Gallery. There is a return privilege for any reason for a full refund of the purchase price. All that is old is not expensive is a common slogan often associated with Sadigh Gallery. That is why the vast majority of the artifacts are offered at affordable wholesale prices. Sadigh Gallery caters to both the casual and serious collector of ancient artifacts.
About Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art
Sadigh Gallery is a family-owned art gallery specializing in ancient artifacts and coins from around the world. The gallery was established in 1978 as a small mail order company which was operated by one man, Michael Sadigh. After achieving much success, he then moved to the current location on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in 1982.