Egyptian mummy carton and pre-Columbian figurines featured this week on Catawiki

Egyptian mummy carton and pre-Columbian figurines featured this week on Catawiki

This week at Catawiki auctions We highlight several lots: an Egyptian mummy carton, pre-Columbian statuettes, a spectacular Portuguese hand-embroidered carpet of good dimensions, a medieval ring, a curious German stamp for boxes and a great variety of fossils in the Natural History section.

These are the most outstanding lots of this week:

Auction of Archaeological Objects.

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In the auction of Archaeological objects, we found as a lot to highlight a Egyptian mummy carton from the Ptolemaic period (500-30 c.C.) in very good condition (only with some minor damage) and 60 × 18 cm in size (77 × 35 with frame).

On the other hand, a wreck bronze ring, dated from the 16th-17th centuries, weighing 13.3 g and 22 mm in diameter with a beautiful natural patina. It only needs some cleaning, which was not done for its full authenticity to be appreciated.

Finally we highlight two other lots: a ceramic bowl for porridge, 17th century 7 cm high and 15.2 cm in diameter (20 cm including the ears) that has been slightly restored, and two pre-Columbian clay figurines (100 BC - 300 AD) from the Jalisco Culture in Mexico, 18.6 cm high and 10.7 cm wide in very good condition (only with a small damage to the nose).

Natural History Auction.

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The Natural History auction has several curiosities and among them we highlight a cassowary skull (Australian bird) found in Papua measuring 13x19cm in good condition, plus aplate with 4 permian fishes, 285 million years old, 3,550 grams in weight and 34 cm high and 40.5 cm wide.

The last featured item in this lot is a Eocene crab fossil 15.5 cm full size (9 cm shell without legs) in excellent condition.

Antiques Auction.

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In the Antiques section, a Portuguese hand-embroidered rug from the early 20th century, rugs recognized as cultural heritage of Portugal for their quality, 286 x 190 cm in size.

Other featured lots are a National Cash Register (NCR) of 1900 weighing 22 kg, 56 cm high, 42 cm wide and 38 cm deep, in good condition despite some damage to the buttons, and finally, a stamp to mark boxes and drawers, a very rare item whose numbers are changed by turning the side knobs. It weighs 3.5 kg and its dimensions are 31x33x16 cm

If you want to discover more objects, you just have to go to the Catawiki auctions and take a look at their entire catalog where, surely, you will find something that arouses your interest.

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