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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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Egyptian Sarcophagus Statue
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Egyptian Sarcophagus Statue
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$355 Bids
Egyptian Copper Plate
Mar 23, 7:00 AM PDT
Egyptian Copper Plate
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Egyptian bronze pocket watch holder
Mar 03, 10:00 AM PST
Egyptian bronze pocket watch holder
by California Auctioneers
Est: $700- $1,100
$3501 Bid
Large Gold Egyptian Anubis Garden Sculpture
Mar 03, 10:00 AM CST
Large Gold Egyptian Anubis Garden Sculpture
by Rivich Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
18/19TH-CENTURY EGYPTIAN BRASS HUBBLY BUBBLY
Mar 06, 10:00 AM GMT
18/19TH-CENTURY EGYPTIAN BRASS HUBBLY BUBBLY
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids
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Large Egyptian Vintage Copper Hand Crafted Water Vessel - Mid 20th Century
Mar 10, 1:00 PM PST
Large Egyptian Vintage Copper Hand Crafted Water Vessel - Mid 20th Century
by Pasadena Antique Warehouse
Est: $300- $500
$500 Bids
Signed Vintage Mythological Creature Sphinx Egyptian Marble Sculpture
Mar 06, 9:00 PM EST
Signed Vintage Mythological Creature Sphinx Egyptian Marble Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $800- $1,200
$3500 Bids
Mystical Guardian: Egyptian Sphinx Inspired Sculpture - (4.4lbs)
Mar 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Mystical Guardian: Egyptian Sphinx Inspired Sculpture - (4.4lbs)
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $350- $500
$2000 Bids
Een 18 krt. gouden Egyptische zegelring met faience
Mar 11, 7:00 PM CET
Een 18 krt. gouden Egyptische zegelring met faience
by Vendu Rotterdam
Est: €300- €500
€2400 Bids
Custom Made Egyptian Black Silk Robe Garment
Mar 16, 12:00 PM EDT
Custom Made Egyptian Black Silk Robe Garment
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $400- $600
$600 Bids
Coptic fabric red band
Mar 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Coptic fabric red band
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $125- $225
$1000 Bids
Coptic fabric band in multi color/12 inches
Mar 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Coptic fabric band in multi color/12 inches
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $100- $200
$700 Bids
A SMALL PAIR OF EGYPTIAN BRONZE HEADS, on Sienna marble bases.
Mar 06, 10:30 AM GMT
A SMALL PAIR OF EGYPTIAN BRONZE HEADS, on Sienna marble bases.
by John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: £150- £160
£1300 Bids
Contemporary Egyptian Style Papyrus Scroll, Frame: 19 x 14 in. (48.3 x 35.6 cm.)
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Contemporary Egyptian Style Papyrus Scroll, Frame: 19 x 14 in. (48.3 x 35.6 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$100 Bids
UNKNOWN ARTIST - Vintage Egyptian Wall Hanging
Mar 24, 1:00 PM CST
UNKNOWN ARTIST - Vintage Egyptian Wall Hanging
by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting
Est: $60- $80
$140 Bids
Container for essences
Mar 23, 10:30 AM CET
Container for essences
by Arte Movi Auctions
Est: €400- €1,000
€4000 Bids
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BLACK JADE CARVED EGYPTIAN TOTEM / SCULPTURE
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
BLACK JADE CARVED EGYPTIAN TOTEM / SCULPTURE
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $100- $10,000
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Egyptian Items


Captain Ahab's Antiques

Captain Ahab's Antiques

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weschler's

Weschler's

John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers