Very large and impressive decorated bronze bowl, dating to the period of Abbasid dominance in Iran, 7th.-9th. AD.
This bowl belongs to the interesting group of metal vessels which were made of high tin, or white bronze, in Persian sefîd rûy or in Arabic nuhâs abyad, an alloy of copper and zinc from around the 7th. cent and onwards. ...click for details
An extremely rare archaic Babylonian / mesopotamian cylinder seal, dating to the bronzeage, early 3rd. millenium BC.
Exceptionally patinated seal showing to 4-legged animals.
bronze cylinder seals are extremely rarely seen for sale anywhere - and this is perfect!
Ex Swedish private collection - purchased during the 1950s at Viktoria Lindströms Antikhandel, Stockholm. Her business card in the collection together with notes. Ex late 19th. century collection, note the old ...click for details
A very well engraved Egyptian steatite scarab, dating 2nd Intermediate period, 1750-1570 BC. Nice steatite scarab. Engraved with an attractive "cord" design and also engraved on the back as well. Very rare!