Combinations - Various Cultures

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Lot of 3: Egyptian carved black basalt cosmetic palettes, with an incised row of hieroglyphs. Used to grind pigments such as malachite or galena. Naqada II period.3500 BC (6" x 4"); Egyptian faience Ushabti. Five lines of incised hieroglyphs on the front. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (5 ¼" x 1 ½"); Roman large, round jewelry mold, used for making jewelry such as pendants, earrings, etc. The jewelry were made by the "lost wax" technique, which was widely known from the Late Bronze Age onwards. This technique involves the following stages: two stone or terracotta molds are made with the form of the jewelry worked on them in reverse, in intaglio. Precisely half the piece was carved on each mold. Molten wax was poured into these molds, which was then replaced by molten metal. 200 AD (3")

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