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The Late Period, Dynasties 26-31, 661-332 BC, Ptolemaic 
Period, 332-30 BC


The name 'Late Period' is usually given to the time from the end of the Third Intermediate Period to the beginning of Greek rule. Earlier historians saw it as period of decline, but it was in fact very mixed. During the Late Period, Egypt alternated between native rule and domination by Persia. Psammetichus I (Twenty-sixth Dynasty) used Greek mercenaries to seize power in the vacuum left by the withdrawal of both Assyria and the Kushite kings from Egypt. The Persians installed a new administrative system; all business was conducted in Aramaic, the language of the Persian empire. Several Persian kings carried out building projects in Egypt but followed the Egyptian traditions of art and architecture.

 

 
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Painted wooden coffin 

Provenance

Max Willborg antique

The  upper part of the outer coffin


Country Egypt 
Technic Wood and painted linen
Period The Late Period or Ptolemaic Period
Size H 53 cm W 48 cm
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Ptah-Seker

Provenance

Max Willborg antique

Ptah was the god of craftsmen. 

In one creation myth Ptah was a creator god. He spoke the words and the world came into being.

Country Egypt 
Technic painted wood 
Period The Late Period or Ptolemaic Period
Size H 51cm base 31 x 10,5 x 7,6 cm
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The Greco-Roman Period (Macedonians, Ptolemies and Romans) 332 BC-395 AD

Isis was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian. The worship spread throughout Greece and Roman part of the world. Isis was worshiped as wife, mother and matron of magic.

Between mankind and gods Isis was an important link. Horus was her and Osiris son but also
the pharaoh was son of Isis. Pyramid Texts also show the pharaoh suckles Isis' divine breasts.

 

 


Statute of Isis suckling Horus
Country Egypt 
Technic Bronze
Period Greco-Roman Period
Size H 13 cm
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Ptah-Soker- Osiris

Provenance

Brought to Sweden by representation of VBB ”Engineering office of for salvage of Nubian Temples” and the project of moving Abu Simbel.

Country
Egypt 
Technic
Wood painted with white and black-grey pigment.
Period
The Late Period
Size
H 51 cm
Price
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