This is a nice glazed scarab for Amenhotep III.
Neb-maat-re, The Lord of Truth is Re.
Date: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1390-1352 B.C.
Size: ca. 1,7 cm; c. 0.67 inches
Condition: tiny chips
Provenance: private English collection, formed before 1980.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.
Attic black-figure neck-amphora decorated with the fight of Herakles with the Nemean Lion.
Herakles wrestles the lion on the ground. He clasps the beast's rib cage with his right arm, while the lion tries to reach and push the hero’s head with the left hind foot.
The hero is naked. His cloak is suspended on the left. The quiver and the bow hang over the scene.
On the back a seated woman and the crouching Iolaos watching the fight...
Sandstone fragment with a rectangular register of hieroglyphs carved in high relief.
Assuming that the bird on top is a vulture, the sequence reads: Mwt-k-rtr-k-jAsj-r-s
Siliceous sandstone from quarries in Upper Egypt was much used during the New Kingdom, mainly under Amenhotep III or Ramses II.
Cf. D. Klemm, R. Klemm and L. Steclaci. "Die pharaonischen Steinbrüche des Silifizierten Sandsteins in Ägypten und die Herkunft der Memnon-Kolosse", in: MDAIK 40, pp. 207-220...
Chimerical bone toy or pendant with feline head, elongated body and protruding hind paws.
The end of the short tail and the glans are rendered as snake heads...
Substantial red-figure oinochoe decorated with a female head portrayed in profile. The lady wears an ornate saccos leaving a bun projecting at rear, a spiked crown, a beaded necklace and long pendant earrings. The white details ‘gilded’ with light ochre.
The woman is facing what appears to be a torch. Her neck is flanked by volutes with emerging fan palmettes...
A LARGE NEO-ASSYRIAN STAMP SEAL, ROCK-CRYSTAL,
8TH.-7TH. CENTURY BC.
The seal is polished as an oval scarab or scaraboid seal, carved and polished in fine rock crystal!
The iamage is that of Ishtar standing in full figure and fine details.
Size: ca. 29-30 mm. long and massive.
Condition: Choice for type...
A GRAECO-PERSIAN CARNELIAN SCARABOID
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The seal engraved with a crouching Sphinks, in front a military dagger. The seal scarab is carved in a fantastic pink and celadon stone with a blood-red inclusion and some black encrustations. Exceptional and perhaps the most beautiful ancient stone we've handled from this period!
Size: 20 mm. long and quite massive.
Condition: Choice! Minor old chip and some corrosion to the rim.
Greece, Boeotia, Ca 560 BCE. Among one of the finest arybaloi we have ever had the pleasure of handling! According to Professor Michael Padgett, Princeton University, Manufactured in Boeotia, northeast of the Gulf of Corinth, but attributed to an Attic painter that emigrated north from Athens...
Measuring 7 1/2" high, this Greek terracotta spindle bottle or flask dates to the 3rd or 4th century BC. It has a buff colored surface, over the red terracotta body, with evidence of calcified mineral deposits. The neck has been broken and reglued, and there is a chip to bottom of lip, and some slight filing on base, likely to enable it to stand more easily. The flask is a lovely form, with bulbous ovoid shape and thin neck and base.
Egypt, New Kingdom, c.1570 - 1075 BC.
Superbly preserved faiance scarab with fine details to both body and head, incl. legs.
The base decorated with hieroglyphs in high relief of a seated pharao holding the ankh symbol, a falcon and the sun symbol above.
A gem of a scarab!
Size: 17 mm.
Condition: Superb, terrific ancient patina and flawless.
Ex. Old Danish collection, haven't been on the market for 50 years!
FINE LARGE SCARABOID SEAL WITH THE CARTOUCHE OF THUTMOSE III, NEW KINGDOM, Thutmose III, ruled 1479-1425 BC
Unsually large and well engraved glazed steatite scaraboid with engravings on both sides. Obverse: Well-defined hieroglyphs, Reverse: Two cartouches of Thutmose topped by a pair of feathers of Maat.
Size: c. 21 mm. long and 15 mm wide, longitudially pierced.
Ex. Danish Private collection...
This scarce coin is a silver tetradrachm that was minted in the name of Alexander the Great, circa 311-305 B.C. This coin is approximately 26 mm in diameter, weighs 17.1 grams, is perfectly centered, and is in about extremely fine condition. This piece also has attractive old cabinet toning, and has an even light gray patina. The obverse has the head of Herakles facing right, wearing a lion's skin headdress, and the obverse is seen in extremely high relief. The obverse has superb artistic st...
AN EXCELLENT NEO-BABYLONIAN DUCK WEIGHT IN A CREAM STONE, circa 8th-7th century BC.
The form of the duck abbreviated, with the long neck hugging the body, the head resting flat in the center of the back, flattened along the bottom.
Size: ca. 20 mm.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
A rare high quality cylinder seal, 1st. Babylonian Dynasty, 19th.-16th. century BC.
The seal is in superb glossy black stone, likely hemaetite, depicting a supplication scene with two worshipper before the seated Ea. Behind them a small deity, crescent above.
Size: 17 mm.
Condition: Superb and very sharp seal of a wonderful style. Old loss of material as seen in the pictures.
Ex. Old Danish Private Collection, bought ca. 30-40 years ago
Depicted seated, wearing a tight fitting skull cap, wearing an elaborate, beaded broad collar and elaborate long garment, holding an inscribed scroll on his lap, his hands with defined fingers and his feet with defined toes. 26th Dynasty, 600-400 B.C. 5 1/4 inches high. Feet broken at the ankles. From the estate of a Rutgers University professor. Imhotep was among the most important figures in Egyptian history. He was the architect for the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. He was later revered as the god...
A good collection compricing of no less than 12 scarabs and a amulets, dating from the 2nd. intermediate period, over New King to the later period, c. 1600-800 BC.
All scarabs have clear engravings and glyphs - a really nice set! Also not the nice lion amulet in blue faiance.
Individual items can be picked at $100 each, just send us an email.
Ex. Auction Gorny & Mosch, Old German Private Collection
TITLE: Shabti for Baka
PERIOD: 19th Dynasty, 1543–1292 BC. Reign of Ramesses II.
DIMENSIONS: Height 14,2 cm
PRICE: 4,400 euro
PROVENANCE: Ex. Dr. Leopold Benguerel collection. Acquired at the London art market during the 1960s.
This is a funerary anthropomorphous figurine in white faience of typical mummified form. She is wearing a black tripartite wig. The facial features, like the ...
CILICIA. Tarsus. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia, 384-361/0 B.C. AR Stater (9.67 gms).
SNGLev-79; SNGvonAulock-5937. Head of Arethusa turned slightly left; Reverse: Helmeted and bearded male head right, Aramaic inscription to right. Nice old toning. EXTREMELY FINE. Price: 650 euros.