Those who follow Egypt’s treasures, culture, and antiquities are a loyal crowd. And who wouldn’t be? One cannot deny the beauty of the relics found in Egypt’s mysterious past. From their pyramids, temples, mummies, and art, the Egyptian people’s style and methods have been copied and replicated worldwide. That is why the buyers for Tampa Bay Salvage search to bring you Egypt’s treasures.
What we have of Egypt’s treasures is unbelievably valuable to the collector. Because most of the people were mere farmers, their homes and possessions were made of mud-brick and have not been fortunate to survive the test of time. So, what we have remaining is from the wealthier people, making the culture appear quite ornate.
And that it was. Adornment of its people and its buildings was the pride of the pharaohs. The more decorated, the more successful and more respect they felt. We are lucky to have any of it to show in our homes and galleries today.
Unearthing new treasures from the past is not an everyday occurrence. So, when a valuable piece is located, the historians have quite a job to do. The process to log in, identify, and decipher an ancient relic is a long and tedious one. As a result, the items are properly identified and authenticated. Though difficult to find, here are a few of the ancient treasures you may find from Egypt.
To the Ancient Egyptians, hygiene and appearance were of utmost importance. A curator of the ancient may find beaded necklaces, engraved rings, and amulet pendants. If you have a fortunate find, you will get a certificate of authenticity with one of these pieces.
Orange-ware is a type of pottery surviving if you are lucky enough to find a piece. Other pottery includes jars made of stone and a glass-like product called faience. Obviously, these pieces were delicately decorated and displayed. And, the canopic jars would be displayed in tombs and are a rare find. Other elements of pottery included bowls and pitchers, and flasks.
The people of Egypt enjoyed feasts and festivals, complete with music and dancing. Musical instruments included flutes and harps and other devices similar to the trumpet, pipes, and oboes. Bells, tambourines, and cymbals would chime to the beat of drums and sistrums.
Instruments were also used in sacred ceremonies and held significant value to the Egyptians.
Most of Ancient Egypt’s Art was made to serve a particular purpose. Whether it was to serve as a monument to a pharaoh’s victory in battle, a history palette, or a religious relic, the pieces were each created with delicacy and adornment. Surviving today are the busts, jars, treasure boxes, and other artistic elements you can find in museums and galleries worldwide.
Games in Ancient Egypt were a big part of everyday life. More well known are the Senet boards, Hounds and Jackals game, and juggling balls.
No one can deny the architectural prowess of the Ancient Egyptian people. The temples and pyramids were a sight to behold. Still, around today, you may find pieces of these beautifully adorned buildings. Wall plaques and statues are among the most prevalent.
Limestone plaques, stone carving, and marble carvings and the tools they would use to create art and architecture are treasures for the collector. Finding a table, throne, or other furniture pieces that have survived in good condition is a dream for the lover of Egyptian history and design.
Tampa Bay Salvage has been searching the globe in places, including Egypt, for over 20 years. Finding the perfect piece for a client or a future client’s home is a thrill and an honor. Additionally, they offer metal fabrication services and furniture creation to make your piece fit perfectly into your design elements.
Exploring the showroom floor is a fun day’s activity, sure to be pleasing to your creativity. From antiques, vintage items, and the classic, Tampa Bay Salvage has a bit of it all.
Finally, we are proud to serve the Tampa Bay community, so come in and look around.
Or, if you need some assistance, contact us to locate that perfect piece for your home.