A bronze serrated harpoon, India, Uttar Pradesh, c. 1500 - 1200 BC, comprised of multiple barbs along the length of the slim blade. The base with a pair of hold for attachment to shaft and/or streamers. Well used in antiquity and quite substantial. L: 14 7/8" (37.8 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection.
A carved schist hand holding a sword, Kushan, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, wearing a bracelet, the beads in the form of a seated figure (Buddha?). The handle of the weapon is well defined with a raised diamond near the pommel. An attractive piece with much attention paid to the details of the nails, the bracelet and the handle of the weapon. H: 5 1/4" (13.3 cm). Light deposits over the grey stone and mounted on a custom stand. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & ...click for details
Central Asia. A large steep-sided Nal Culture bowl, Indus Valley Civilization, c. 3,000 – 2,500 BC. The side of the terracotta bowl are vertical with outward turned lip, the bottom sharply tapering into a small flattened base. The sides are decorated alternating geometric designs in deep brown paint. H: 3 1/8” (8.1 cm). Intact with a small rim chip. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A pair of terracotta Indian figures, Mauryan Period (Uttar Pradesh), c.320 - 200 BC. The first a gray terracotta bust of a bearded male with looped hairstyle and handsome facial details. H: 2 1/2" (6.4 cm). The second a gray terracotta partial figure of a centaur with black slip. Nice facial features and a rare type. H: 3 ½" (8.9 cm). Both mounted on stands and attractive pieces!