Rare seal box for the storage of two stamp seals and seal wax, carved in green and brown jade, Qing Dynasty, likely 19th. century
One of the absolutely finest quality jade objects we've ever handled. The box is carved in a terrific stone, very beautiful in hand. The bottom and lid fits perfectly and the whole box is completely symethri ...click for details
Huge Pre-columbian cylinder seal, Columbia / Ecuador, 500 BC - 500 AD.
High quality roller type (cylinder) seal with fine deeply impressed geometric designs - in this case it's a labyrinth. Very interesting motif, we haven't seen before. The seal is marked tairona on top with an old collector tag, but it's more likely from E ...click for details
INTERESTING HEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL, SYR0-CAPPADOCIAN, OLD SYRIAN PERIOD, EARLY 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.
A rather sharp seal edged with 6 edges that each holds an impression of a standing deity, both male and female deities. The wax impression could be stronger, since the seal is really sharp and detailed. The female is likely Ishtar or Inanna. ...click for details
HIGHLY IMPORTANT MASSIVE CYLINDER SEAL IN BEIGE-WHITE HARDSTONE, MESOPOTAMIA, LATE JEMDET NASR PERIOD, CA. 2800 BC.
With it's huge size (37 mm. (tall) and 23 mm. wide) a very impressive seal in hand. The typical Jemdet Nasr style drilling, but here done with great skills, showing a couple of seated figures, likely tending something inf ...click for details
RARE IBIS HEAD AND NECK IN BRONZE, DATING TO THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, CIRCA 1069-664 B.C.
This bronze Ibis once had a body of wood or steatite and legs of bronze, now lost. The head with a small tang for attachment, is of the finest style of the period with a curved ridged beak, eyes recessed for inlay. ...click for details