With the summer long gone, it’s a good time to recap some of the major happenings for The Merrin Gallery and owner Sam Merrin. At the forefront of it all there were three new acquisitions, of fine ancient art:
- An ancient Egyptian funerary figurine (early July)
- A portrait head from ancient Peru (mid-July)
- Another ancient Egyptian piece—limestone relief (late July)
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Originating from the Late Dynastic Period almost 2,700 years ago, this ancient Egyptian limestone relief is a great example of its time. The hieroglyphs include a plough and an owl which reads “plowing in…”, and since the action is moving to the left, the plough itself was probably just under its hieroglyphic counterpart with the figure guiding it. It was likely part of an agricultural scene.
Egyptian relief from the tomb of Mentuemhat at The Merrin gallery
The ushabtis of Neferibresaneith are among the most beautiful ones of the Late Period, dated circa 570-526 B.C during the reign of Amasis II. An ancient Egyptian funerary figurine, it was acquired by the Merrin Gallery from The Netherlands. More detailed information about this piece can be found on Sam Merrin & Gallery.