Pre-Columbian, Chimu Culture, North Coast Peru, Ca. 800 - 1000 CE.
A tall cylindrical vessel of sheet silver with flared rim. Around neck is a repeated pattern of stamped double headed birds, separated by a single small bird. 9-3/4"H. Several small pin holes and a crack on rim. ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Colima, West Mexico, Ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE.
A cute terracotta standing dog with piece of corn between front two legs. Tail is extended vertically back and is the spout for this vessel. Head of dog has incised eyes and ears are in alert position. Vessel is painted with a dark and light red paint, with natural black occuring th ...click for details
A finely preserved Chinese Amphora of bulbous body, with a low neck and slightly flared and rounded rim. Above the shoulder of this vessel are four small handles. Terracotta has been slipped in black glaze with hins of yellow red and brown. This sea find has some remains of of encrustation attached to ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru, ca. 100 - 400 CE.
A portrait style face mask handcrafted from a thin copper sheet. Holes surrounding face would have had the hair of the recently deceased strung through, while the slits on the ears would have had ceremonial ear ornaments attached. Face has striking wide eyes, long ears, a ...click for details
A wonderful little Greek wine drinking vessel. This piece is slipped in red and has added black bands, with two parallel lines of dots across center. The lower level of dots all have an added light purple dot, and the center of the cup has a reddish-orange tint. Twin handles are intact, as well as t ...click for details
A large scarab of green glazed steatite; double pierced suspension holes suggest this was part of a pectoral necklace. The hieroglyphs show "Neb," a basket or bowl meaning "Lordship." Above that are two well incised figures. On the left side is the god Ptah, always portrayed ...click for details
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 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