Representing a combination of Isis and Fortuna. She is dressed in a long robe over it with a cloak. On her head she has the typical horned disk headdress, In her left hand she holds a cornucopia. 1st/2nd Century. 2 7/8 inches high. Part of her right arm gone. From a prominent Belgian family collection, acquired in the 1970s. Isis was originally an Egyptian goddess who later became popular with the Romans. Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune.
This sensual Egyptian bronze figurine likely represents Isis, and dates to the Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, circa 664-342 B.C. This beautiful piece is approximately 5 inches high, and is mounted on a wooden base that is approximately 1 inch high, and this wooden base likely dates to the turn of the century. This standing figurine is a detailed cast piece that is solid, and stands on a rectangular base with her arms at her side...
A rare and exceptional islamic pottery bowl, Western Asia, 11th-12th cent AD.
The body of the bowl has a rounded shape. On the exterior there are two carved lines close to the rim of the vessel.
The interior is beautyfully decorated with a floral design with very strong colors.
Size: ca. 173 mm. wide and ca. 80 mm. high
Condition: Choice!, excellent with much original glaze, some light restoration and in a good condition for type. Minor chip to the rim.
A very interesting islamic pottery bowl, Western Asia, likely Nishapur ca. 1100-1200 AD.
The bowl is decorated with what appears to be birds. Perhaps a mythical scene?.
The bowl measure ca. 19 cm. wide and 8 cm. high
Condition: Choice, some light restoration of a few breaks, but with largely intact original glaze with some wear in places.
A round and massive pottery bowl, Western Asia, dating to 1100-1200, The bowl measure 23 cm. wide and nearly 9 cm. high
Attractive interior decoreation in patterns green-blue and brown glaze on a white ground.
Condition: Choice! Some very light restoration, if any at all. Chips to the glaze, attractive bowl in good condition for it's type. Finely crackled glaze with gloss.
A very attractive and original pottery bowl, Western Asia, dating to the Islamic period, 10th.-12th. century AD.
The bowl measure ca. 184 x 68 mm. cm with steep and straight walls.
The interior is decorated with a symmetrical design in white green and red colors.
Condition: Choice! Perhaps some very light restoration of the rim. Some losses to the glaze
A bowl in a much better than average condition with an attractive decoration and fine colours.
A beautyful Bamiyan splashed sgraffiato dish, c. 1100-1200 AD.
The dish has a thick green & white glaze, the inside surface incised with simple ornamentations.
Condition: Choice! The dish is intact and with the original, completely un-restored, glaze. Boobles and flaws are from the making and there's a few minor ancient dents.
This complete piece is a Greek silver neck section for a vessel, and dates circa 5th-4th century B.C. This piece is approximately 4 inches diameter, by 2.8 inches high. This piece is slightly oval in shape, and has slightly sloping sides. This piece has exceptional workmanship, and was hammered into shape from one solid sheet of silver. In addition, this piece has an extremely detailed beaded lip border, with minute beading which only a skilled artist could have produced...
Polychrome wood sarcophagus fragment depicting a striding Anubis holding implements, facing left and with remains of a bier. Underneath are remains of hieroglyphic text. Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C. 13 inches high X 5 1/2 inches wide. From an old Belgian family collection, acquired before 1980.
Possibly from a shrine or a piece of furniture. Consisting of four cobras, three of which have remains of discs on their heads. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C. 4 1/4 inches high X 4 1/2 inches wide. From an old Belgian family collection, acquired before 1980.
The bandy-legged leonine deity standing on an integral plinth, his hands resting on his knees, his face with bulging cheeks, a pronounced pug nose, and protruding ears and with remains of his crown. Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C. 5 1/4 inches high. Intact as shown. From an old Belgian family collection, acquired before 1980. Bes was considered the protector of households, and in particular, of mothers and children and childbirth.
This pleasing piece is a Viking bronze buckle that dates circa 9th-10th century A.D. This intact piece is approximately 3.4 inches in diameter, and is complete save for a small edge chip. This large example has a hand stamped dotted double border, and a raised central boss that has a hole in the center that is approximately .5 inches in diameter. There is a smaller hole, at the side of the central hole, that has a folded pin within that rotates back and forth...
This extremely rare piece is a Roman bronze armor plaque that dates circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. This piece is approximately 4.75 inches high, by 2.2 inches wide at the top, and the high relief of this piece is about .25 inches. This striking piece has a beautiful dark green patina with some spotty dark red highlights, along with some spotty light to dark green mineralization seen mostly on the backside of the piece...
An Osiris terracotta "bed", shaped in the recessed image of the of the god,which would be filled with soil and seeds (barley or emmer wheat) to germinate and grow during the festival of Khoiak. This was the climax of the four month Nile inundation season, when the death and resurrection of Osiris were commemorated and the fruitfulness of the land was ensured for another year. The corn Osiris was then ritually buried. Late period, c.500 BC, 3 3/4 inches high X 2 1/2 inches wide...
These two fine designed pieces are two matching Viking bronze bracelets that date, circa 9th-10th century A.D. These two Viking culture pieces are approximately 3 inches long, by 2.6 inches in diameter for one bracelet; and the other bracelet is slightly larger and is approximately 3.1 inches long, by 2.8 inches in diameter...
This detailed little gem of a piece is a Greek silver infant fibula pin that dates circa 5th-4th century B.C., and is approximately 1.2 inches high, by .75 inches wide. This piece is extremely rare to rare, as it was made for an infant, and it has extremely fine details and workmanship. Ancient Greek silver fibula pins of this type, are seldom seen on the market, and there is the possibility that this type of fibula was more votive in nature...
Fragment from a large kneeling wood figure of a mourning Isis. Wearing a tripartite wig, wearing the chair crown and with prominent breasts. Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C. 11 inches high. Mounted. Remains of gesso. Losses as shown. From an old Belgian collection.
Terra Sigilata - North African red slip plate fragment. Depicting a striding feline. 300-500 A.D. 4 3/8 inches wide X 3 7/8 high. From an old Antwerpe collection.