Denmark, Neolithic / Megalithic Period, 3900 - 3400 BCE. Found in Aarhus, Jutland in 1936, this beautiful carved stone tool is very long and of very beautiful orange - brown stone. Sides are soft for holding and blade remains slightly sharp. 7"L x 3"W. Chipped by nature.
A terracotta vessel with globular body, raised and flared rim, and handles on shoulders. Vessel is slipped in white and has applied red paint in a net pattern on both sides. 4-1/2"H. Surface wear. ...click for details
From the ancient Near East, Pakistan / Afghanistan, Bactrian region, Ca 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. Carved pink-veined marble "idol" slightly concave in cylindrical form, small channel carved up each side and across the top and base. 12-1/2"H x 6"D at base.
China, Warring States Period, Ordos Culture, ca. 475 - 221 BCE.
A beautiful openwork bronze pendant composed of a horned dragon with body and tail curled around entire piece. Incised detail of scales and face, with what appears to be a small lizard crawling up base of pendant (midsection of dragon). 2-6/8"W x 1-3/4"H. Custom Stan ...click for details
Pre-Columbian, Mixtec, Mexico, ca 500 to 1000 CE. Pottery pipe standing on twin legs, flared rim on bowl and long twisted stem, all covered in red slip, base of bowl covered with small applied peyote buttons. Guess we know what this was used for... Measures a very long 18-1/2"L x 4-3/4"H. Chip to rim and mouthpiece, else quite excellent and very rare! ...click for details
"Huge" just doesn't quite cover this one! A quite exceptional and massive ancient Greek Campanian Oinochoe, Southern Italy, ca 340 BCE. Black-glazed trefoil terracotta jug with the surface now wonderfully iridescent. Deep trefoil spout, small raised foot and twin lugs at the base of the strap handle. Stans just over 14"H and measures 8-1/2" across at widest. Intact and choice! ...click for details
Large example! From ancient Greece, Athens, Ca 450 BCE. White ground pottery lekythos used for holding precious oils in the bath. Decorated with scene of a woman holding large patera in her hands presenting it to an alter, man holding staff confronting. 11-1/4"H. Broken/repaired with part of scene missing, as shown, but still, a nice large example for little money. ...click for details
A stunner! Egypt, Late Dynastic period, Dynasties 26 thru 30, Ca 662 to 300 BCE. Deep-blue faience Eye of Horus amulet with details in black glass, set in modern 14K gold bezel (gold content alone is several hundred $$$). 1-3/8"L x 1"H, intact and choice. Gold is hallmarked, and to my eye, includes a crocodile, which makes me think it was made in Egypt. ...click for details
Rome, Ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Cast bronze chariot fitting of the Greek mythological figure of Perseus holding the recently-slain head of the Gorgon Medusa in his left hand while he holds his sword upright in his right hand. Perseus' hair is windswept back with almost Hellenistic waves and curls. A tunic is draped over his shoulders which is attached by a shield shaped tunic pin over his right shoulder. The demi-god Perseus is standing amongst the clouds which are located around his unclot ...click for details
Quite exceptional! Roman, ca 1st century CE. Small bronze handle cast with vertical ribs and portrait of Silenus - the Roman god of good times, debauchery and my personal hero! With pointed ears and long flowing beard he seems quite pleased with himself. 3"L, mounted on custom base.