A very rare Chinese terracotta tomb soldier holding a finely painted shield, dating to the Ming dynasty, c. 14th.-16th. cent. AD.
We have handpicked a selection of exceptionally condition glaced and painted figures out of a large Chinese collection. Our figures are of a much better style and detail than most authentic figures on the mar ...click for details
A large bronze phiale, Achaemenid Empire c. 600-330 BC.
The type is typical for the classical Greek-Persian period and was perhaps invented by the Persian culture and further developed by the greeks. A hammered bronze, slightly oval with a large omphallos in the center and an open rim.
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A very rare and stunning Pre-Columbian anthropomorphic vessel, Peru, Culepitha dating to c. 200-800 BC.
The vessel depicts a seated man, possibly a priest, with his hands folded / clasped in front of him. His high headdress is at the same time the rim of the jar. A beautyful and important piece done in a classic style. ...click for details