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Egyptian Items

Egypt is home to the oldest civilization on Earth, settled along the banks of the fertile Nile River more than 40,000 years ago. It is also home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and some of the most enchanting artifacts ever discovered.

Egyptian artifacts tell of an incredibly sophisticated and advanced society with the ability to produce creations at a level of craftsmanship that continues to astound modern audiences. Some of Egypt's most remarkable developments include jewelry, architectural structures such as pyramids, fine art objects such as hieroglyphs, paintings, and sarcophagi.

Using rudimentary means, the Egyptians were able to create stunning objects that have not only withstood the test of time physically, but also aesthetically. They appear just as compelling today as ever before, and all the more captivating given the fact that they were created by what is arguably the first civilization on Earth. Examples of Egyptian artifacts include amulets, papyrus manuscripts, tools, and inscribed stone tablets.


Quick Facts

  • The Rosetta Stone, a tablet that was inscribed in Egypt circa 196 B.C., contained Egyptian, Greek, and Demotic writing and provided a key to decoding the Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • A Sandstone head of Pharoah Ramesses II sold at Christie’s in 2007 for more than $500,000
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an entire wing dedicated to Egyptian artifacts which contains over 26,000 items dating from 300,000 B.C. to the 4th century A.D.

Recommended Items at Auction

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A Pair of Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Motif Urns with Marble Bases
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Pair of Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Motif Urns with Marble Bases
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD554 Bids
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LOT COMPOSÉ DE TROIS OUSHEBTIS EN FAÏENCE Art égyptien, Basse Époque, 664 - 332 av. J.-C.
Nov 02, 2:30 PM CET
LOT COMPOSÉ DE TROIS OUSHEBTIS EN FAÏENCE Art égyptien, Basse Époque, 664 - 332 av. J.-C.
by Artcurial
Est: €400- €600
€4502 Bids
Art Deco Egyptian Revival frieze themed pendant story necklace 16 1/2"L
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Art Deco Egyptian Revival frieze themed pendant story necklace 16 1/2"L
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1202 Bids
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FILIGREE EGYPTIAN MOTIF BROOCH
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
FILIGREE EGYPTIAN MOTIF BROOCH
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD20- AUD50
AUD352 Bids
Egyptian Revival King Tut enamel scarab cuff bracelet 2"W x 2 1/2" (inner diameter)
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Egyptian Revival King Tut enamel scarab cuff bracelet 2"W x 2 1/2" (inner diameter)
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $400- $500
$1002 Bids
Lot of 16 Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses Figurines
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Lot of 16 Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses Figurines
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$61 Bid
A LARGE TINNED COPPER DISH Possibly Egypt or Syria, late 15th - 16th century
Oct 29, 1:00 PM BST
A LARGE TINNED COPPER DISH Possibly Egypt or Syria, late 15th - 16th century
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£601 Bid
French Art Deco Egyptian brass and glass lotus flower choker necklace 1/2"W x 16"L
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
French Art Deco Egyptian brass and glass lotus flower choker necklace 1/2"W x 16"L
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $140- $350
$101 Bid
Egyptian Revival LARGE Horus proflie clip 3 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Egyptian Revival LARGE Horus proflie clip 3 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Egyptian carved carnelian scarab and gold pendant charm 1" x 1/2"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Egyptian carved carnelian scarab and gold pendant charm 1" x 1/2"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $80- $120
$101 Bid
A Timber Carved & Painted Egyptian Plinth on a Geometric Pattern Base, late 19th Century
Nov 15, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Timber Carved & Painted Egyptian Plinth on a Geometric Pattern Base, late 19th Century
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD701 Bid
Egyptian Revival large gold tone green enamel scarab brooch 1 3/4"H x 1 1/2"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Egyptian Revival large gold tone green enamel scarab brooch 1 3/4"H x 1 1/2"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Sterling Silver and Gold Egyptian Pendant
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver and Gold Egyptian Pendant
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$201 Bid
Egyptian Revival fine micro-mosaic winged scarab brooch, c. 1860. 1 1/4"H x 2 1/2"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Egyptian Revival fine micro-mosaic winged scarab brooch, c. 1860. 1 1/4"H x 2 1/2"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
Vintage gold tone Egyptian gods themed rectangular frieze brooch 1 1/4"H x 2 1/4"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Vintage gold tone Egyptian gods themed rectangular frieze brooch 1 1/4"H x 2 1/4"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Victorian brass Egyptian Revival repousse Pharaoh pin brooch. 2 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Victorian brass Egyptian Revival repousse Pharaoh pin brooch. 2 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Pair of Egyptian Revival King Tut Pharaoh head dress clips 2"H x 1 3/4"W
Nov 01, 3:00 PM EDT
Pair of Egyptian Revival King Tut Pharaoh head dress clips 2"H x 1 3/4"W
by Ripley Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Egyptian Hand Painted Papyrus Paintings, 2
Nov 11, 10:00 AM EST
Egyptian Hand Painted Papyrus Paintings, 2
by Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$251 Bid
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Goldscheider Egyptian Revival Urn Form Vase
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Goldscheider Egyptian Revival Urn Form Vase
by Neely Auction
Est: $80- $150
$400 Bids
Egyptian Style Stone Head, Bust of a Woman
Nov 17, 10:00 AM EST
Egyptian Style Stone Head, Bust of a Woman
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $300
$10 Bids
Egyptian Revival Iron Griffin Bench
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Egyptian Revival Iron Griffin Bench
by Regency Auction House
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Egyptian Items


Ripley Auctions

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Akiba Antiques

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