Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ancient Egyptian Coffin and Cartonnage Masks

Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians hoped to achieve eternal life through identification with the funerary god Osiris. They believed that the deceased would attain immortality if the body was preserved for resurrection and if proper funerary rites were observed. … Continue reading

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Ancient Greco-Roman Medical & Surgical Instruments

Just like today, physicians in the Classical World had access to a variety of intricate medical & surgical instruments that were designed to aid them in their treatment of the sick and injured. Several ancient texts mention the use of … Continue reading

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Cuneiform Clay Cones

Writing in ancient Mesopotamia evolved in response to a need for accurate record keeping. Once the idea that sounds and ideas could be communicated by a series of consistent symbols was understood, the script developed and was quickly pressed into … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Beads

Ancient Egyptian faience beads are generally found in the Egyptian burial grounds mummies and the scientific explorations of ancient mummies have brought a huge treasure of beads to the modern man for their collection. Each and every bead is unique … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Canopic Jars and the Four Sons of Horus

Canopic jars were stone and ceramic vessels used for the burial of the viscera removed during mummification.  The term, canopic, derives from the misconception that they were connected with the human-headed jars that were worshipped as personifications of the God … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

Common type of amulet, seal or ring bezel found in Egypt. Inscribed Scarabs were issued to commemorate important events or buried with mummies.  The Scarab is so called because it was made in the shape of the sacred Scarab beetle … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Mosaic Art

Here at Sadigh Gallery we carry artifacts from various cultures, sizes varying from micro-sized beads to large basalt statues. Among these antiquities, ancient mosaic panels are the examples of the most decorative artifacts for they remain in great vibrancy of … Continue reading

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