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Rare Curio - Antique stuffed Nile Crocodile

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1066199

Rare Curio - Antique stuffed Nile Crocodile
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1750.00 

A rare curiosity - an early nineteenth, late 18th Century stuffed specimen of a North African Nile Crocodile, Crocodylus Niloticus. An extremely fine and striking piece of antique taxidermy art from a bygone era. The crocodile mounted in a position of attack, his mouth wide open to reveal his deep mouth and sharp teeth. His legs flexed ready to pounce and his tail curled to the side. The whole piece expertly conserved, mounted and painted. Length: 41 inches. Condition: Excellent. S ...click for details


Rare Mediterranean Islamic Bronze Lion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Pre 1492   item# 1066189

Rare Mediterranean Islamic Bronze Lion
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2450.00 

A magnificent, very rare South Italian Islamic bronze lion, dating to approximately 1100 AD. The powerfully modeled lion is shown standing four-square, his ears perked up and his elaborate tail erect, curving into a figure of eight. He is shown upward-gazing, with thick incised mane. He has a prominent brow and nasal ridge, his nostrils and mouth schematically rendered. Lions of this type are very rare and are believed to represent the fusion of Islamic, Byzantine and Western Artistic tra ...click for details


Ancient Chinese Ming throne-bearer composition

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1066156

Ancient Chinese Ming throne-bearer composition
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2900.00 

An important Ancient Chinese Ming dynasty ceramic composition showing four figures advancing forwards and carrying a throne, dating to approximately 1300 AD. An extremely rare compositional work. The style of this piece surpasses the vast majority of known Ming dynasty sculptural ceramics. The group is shown in dynamic motion, in contrast to nearly all Ming, indeed Chinese, figural art which looks rigid and motion-less by comparison. The effect of dynamism has been achieved by clever sc ...click for details


Extremely rare Vinca Idol 4500 BC

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 1065981

Extremely rare Vinca Idol 4500 BC
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2560.00 

An exceptionally rare Ancient European Vinca Culture zoomorphic creature, dating to the 5th Millennium BC. The grey terracotta horned creature with elongated forehead, pointed nose and mouth, short legs, stub tail and a large belly. The quality of this finely made sculpture exceeds the vast majority of known Vinca pieces. Careful modeling and use of incised decoration create a marvelous, powerful aesthetic. The subject matter is rather mysterious. The highly stylized figure appears to b ...click for details


VERY RARE Classical Greek Votive Pottery Cow 450 BC

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1065976 (stock# 6554)

VERY RARE Classical Greek Votive Pottery Cow 450 BC
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9600.00 

This is one of the largest and rarest examples of Classical Greek art that we have seen. Dating to around 450 BC this beautiful and large naturalistic pottery sculpture of a Cow would have once served in a Temple in ancient Greece as a Fertility Votive. She is shown with full udders and teats, her tail raised. She has flared nostrils and her mouth is partly open , head turned to the right. A very large, naturalistic terracotta with pathos. The classical Greeks were expert sculptors with te ...click for details


Prehistoric Cave Bear Skeleton, Ursus Spelaeus

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Fossils: Prehistorical   item# 1065958

Prehistoric Cave Bear Skeleton, Ursus Spelaeus
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34000.00 

An enormous, Prehistoric fully articulated skeleton of a male Cave Bear, Ursus Spelaeus, dating to the Middle to Late Pleistocene (780,000 - 20,000 years before present). The Long-extinct creature stands over 6 foot 9 inches tall, with weight on his hind-legs, and in a position of attack. His front legs swipe forwards as he opens his wide jaw to reveal his massive canines. Anatomy consistent with Ursus Spelaeus, including steep frontal brow, saggital ridge, prominent zygoma and appropriate ...click for details


Ancient Greek Laconian Pottery column Krater 400 B.C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1065957

Ancient Greek Laconian Pottery column Krater 400 B.C.
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4350.00 

A rare ancient Greek Laconian Black glazed pottery Column Krater, dating to the 4th Century B.C. This magnificent Column Krater is of typical form, with short flared foot, acorn shaped body and wide mouth, with broad collar rim. Two thick strap handles divide outwards to form stirrup-like loops, which attach to the shoulder of the Krater. The Krater is a ceremonial piece, likely used for funerary purposes. As such it is fair to assume that the hole in the base is an ancient design feature ...click for details


Woolly Mammoth Jaw Mammuthus primigenius Pleistocene

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Prehistorical   item# 1065935

Woolly Mammoth Jaw Mammuthus primigenius Pleistocene
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$4,595 

A very rare and large pre-historic Woolly Mammoth Jaw, dating to the Pleistocene period, approximately 200,000-20,000 years before present. One of the largest and rarest prehistoric pieces we have handled.  The colossal mandible of this long extinct creature is very well preserved.  The articular surfaces (condyles) of the mandible are well shown and the thin mandibular notch survives with continuity on one side, with only minor fragmentation on the other.  Unusually, all four original molars su ...click for details


Important Greek Athenian Jury Ticket - Pinakion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre AD 1000   item# 976587

Important Greek Athenian Jury Ticket - Pinakion
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$39,000 

An extremely rare, important and well provenanced ancient Greek Athenian Pinakion, or jury service ticket, dating to 378-339 B.C.

The rectangular ticket is inscribed in three lines and reads:
(1) [sec.letter] εξηκεςτος o ...click for details


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