A choice quality decorated bronze vessel, dating to the Roman period, Near East / Bactria, 1st.-3rd. cent. AD.
The bowl is a Roman/Kushan type, which was widely used in the ancient world at the time as a food bowl.
The bowl has round walls, the bottom hammered flat and beautyfully engraved with lines along the rim.
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A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A BULL NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (386-534)
A museum quality figure, much similar to one sold at Christies auctions, SALE 2427 LOT 1281 at a hammer of $12,500. Our bull has some minor repair, but still one of the finest of it's kind in the world! ...click for details
A fine and rare cylinder seal from the 3rd. dynasty of Ur, dating c. 2047-1940 BC.
The seal is engraved with a presentation scene where a seated god on a throne receives a worshiper accompanied by a minor goddess; the latter leads her protege by the hand. Crescent in the field. Interestingly there's two rows of sharp cuneiform behind ...click for details