Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XII Dynasty, 1906 - 1888 BCE.
A grey steatite with traces of blue glaze. Obverse depicts the beetle god Kheper, symbol of good luck and rebirth. Reverse shows fine and deeply incised glyphs that translate: " Suten - net - Uzat - Kheper - Nefer" which means " Long life to Senusert II, King of Upper and ...click for details
A Green glazed steatite scarab depicting the beetle on the top side, as god Kheper, of good luck and rebirth. The plain sides (showing no carved legs) usually represent the very oldest of scarabs. The reverse side has a deeply incised and seldom seen glyph of an Ibex, with some traces of glaze showing. The ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, from Northern Peru, Ca 1000 to 1400 CE.
Hand-hammered solid silver kero in a three-tiered step design, incised with temple design around upper lip. 2-7/8" top diameter x 2-3/8"H. Intact and excellent, save tiny narrow hole at base; original surface deposits. ...click for details
A Cast bronze whistle with ornate decoration. Handle has a linear net pattern, while either side of the whistle has a flower design. On the very edge where one places lips to blow into the whistle is the letter 'G,' perhaps the Praenomen, Nomen, or cognomen of the commander who used this whistle. 1-3 ...click for details
A carved marble head, known as a Stargazer, with eyes, nose, and ears. Similar in style to the Cycladic idol, but pieces like this were found in Turkey. The eeriness of the stargazer is compounded by the roughness of the marble which covers part of the face like a veil. 1-1/2"H, 3-1/2"H on stand. Head is ...click for details
A terracotta drinking vessel of beautiful form and silhouette. This cup is crafted using the Bucchero-ware method, in which the black coloration is a natural occurence when the fabric of the terracotta turns from a near green to black during firing. The Kyathos has an ovular cup that stands on a low pe ...click for details
A beautiful terracotta dipper is slipped in a brownish-white paint, with red pigment added in the interior and bottom of cup. Handle is in a near triangular ovoid shape. This vessel would have been used to "scoop" wine or liquid out of a larger vessel, like a proto-Kyathos. 7"L x 2-1/2 ...click for details
A mold made terracotta figure of a horse and rider. Horse is depicted with mane, long flowing tail, and left leg raised. Woman rider is hooded and has long cape, and is grasping the horse's neck with her right hand as she gazes to her right. 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2&q ...click for details