Clay figurine, from Hal Saflieni, Malta, Saflieni phase, c3000-2500 BC
Clay figurine, from Hal Saflieni, Malta, Saflieni phase, c3000-2500 BC. Figurine thought to represent a sleeping mother goddess or possibly a representation of Death and the eternal sleep. It was discovered in one of the painted galleries of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum which was used as a cemetery. From the Malta National Museum of Archaeology.
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'Presentation Piece to the Burgomaster C. De Bruckere', 1893. Artist: Robert Dudley
'Presentation Piece to the Burgomaster C. De Bruckere', 1893. Gifts presented to Alexandra of Denmark on the occasion of her marriage to the future Edward VII. Edward VII (1841-1910), married Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, 10th March, 1863. From A Memorial of the Marriage of H.R.H. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and H.R.H. Alexandra, Princess of Denmark, by W. H Russell. [Day and Son, London, 1863]
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Wooden ushabti figurine of Mutry, Ancient Egyptian, 16th or 15th century BC. Artist: Unknown
Wooden ushabti figurine of Mutry, Ancient Egyptian, 16th or 15th century BC. A wooden tomb figure dating from the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Ushabti figures were buried with the deceased, for whom they were supposed to act as a substitute should they be required to perform manual labour in the afterlife. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St Petersburg.
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