Australia, end of 19th / first decade of 20th century CE.
A large and superbly decorated boomerang (or throwing stick as this one was not designed to return on its own) of heavy hardwood, carved on each side with rippled texture. 27"L x 3"H. Intact and excellent with small age crack as shown, and superb old patina.
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Mexico, Jaina Island, Ca 500 to 800 CE. From a large and exceptional collection of ancient Jaina Island figures, this figure depicts a ball player with ceremonial headdress, yoke around waise, and stone palma. Incised detail. 7-3/4"H. Foot, palma, and back strap repaired. Loss to part of headdress as shown.
A Chinese terracotta figure with green-glazed robes. Figure was made with two pieces, the body and a separate removable terracotta head. Besides the green glaze, piece is painted with a white slip and pink, bronze and grey/blue paint. 11"H. Left arm repaired, chip to base, and two stable stress c ...click for details
Egypt, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1479–1425 BCE. A Blue-green glazed steatite showing a fish on obverse instead of the traditional beetle. The fish is an ancient symbol for "Bolti" the sacred fish of the Nile (a perch), used as an amulet. Reverse is a beautiful display of deeply incised glyphs, including the Pharaonic cartouche of Phara ...click for details
Egypt, Thebes, Upper Egypt, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1479–1425 BCE.
A green glazed steatite scaraboid with a pharoah's cartouche on top rather than a carved beetle. The cartouche is the king's name encricled in an oval, of King Thuthmose III, "Men-kheper-Ra," with two feathers of truth and justice just above. ...click for details
A blue-green steatite scarab with obverse showing a well carved sacred ape "aani-thoth," who was sacred to the god Thoth and the moon gods. His job was to watch for the dawn. Reverse shows the deeply incis ...click for details
A large pottery jar in the bucchero ware fabric, with ornate "pin-incised" decoration along sides, depicting a floral and linear pattern. Palmettes appear on base. Approximately 11"H. Base reattached. ...click for details
Persia, ca. 1st Millennium BCE. A large bronze pin with long handle and circular and wide face. Face has a raised central bump, with five more surrounding it around the edges. Beautiful green-blue patina has formed on piece. 7"L. Intact save minor losses along side. ...click for details
Rome, ca. 2nd Century CE. A fantastic Roman blown glass jug with silvery marble like iridescence that spirals around the entire vessel. Green glass flask has bulbous body and cylindrical neck with rolled rim. Broken pontil on base. Considerably heavy glass. 5"H. Intact. ...click for details