All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #1274326 (stock #MAB.A36)
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Talk about a time span! In this, the 36th page with a variety of stone pieces from the MAB estate collection (MAB 323, 324, 326 to 328, 334 to 337 and 347), the reader will find arrowheads from Africa, a Homo Erectus hand axe, a Funnel Maker Culture axe, a 9,000 year old chisel from Mesopotamia, a superb stone axe from Nigeria, three stone celts (two are Neolithic) from Syria; and a fine Pre-Columbian stone bead or whorl from Tlatilco, Mexico...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1274325 (stock #MAB.A35)
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This page, offering four ancient seals, is the 35th in a series listing individually priced items from the MAB estate collection. Included on this page (MAB 330 to 333) are three from the Sassanian Empire of northern Afghanistan dating c.600-900 A.D. with one seal (a superb red-orange jasper) showing a mythical beast with wings, horns, and a horse-like head, a second with the image of a scorpion (the Scorpion King?), and the last with a bird-like image with spread wings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1274266 (stock #MAB.329)
This ancient Roman relic (MAB 329), a very rare lamp mold, is from the estate of a well-known antiquities dealer/collector who lived in the southwestern U.S. Measuring 8” in length, the mold dates into the Roman Christian Era, c.4th to 5th Century A.D. and is in overall very good restored condition. Originally used to make the upper plate of a fired clay lamp while another similar mold was used to make the base of the lamp, once made the two parts were then sealed together...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1910 item #1274229
A superb style Chinese jade carving of a dog, Qing Dynasty, 18th.-19th. century.

A beautifully carved dog in a superb transperant pale celadon nephrite stone. Fine details of ribs, ears and tail

Size: 47 mm. long, 16.87 grams heavy.

Ex. Danish Collection, collected between 1970 and 1990, bought at auctions or inside China on trips in the 1970s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1274177
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This exceptional piece is an Illyrian type Greek helmet that dates circa mid 6th-5th century B.C. This piece is approximately 11 high, from the tip of the cheek pieces to the top of the crest box, and is a full size helmet. This piece has been classified in "Antike Helm", Lipperheide and Antikenmuseums Collections, Mainz, Germany, 1988, pp. 59-64, as being Type III, A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1274083
RARE CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL, 1st. Babylonian Dynasty Cylinder seal, 1894–1595 BC.

A superb cylinder seal carved in an exceptional carnelian stone, depicting a great god seated on a throne, in front of the throne stands two worshippers, behind the throne theere's a clear Cuneiform inscription in a square, a Goat and more cuneiform in the field and a star symbols.

Size: 21 x 11 mm.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1273881
RARE LARGER CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL, MID 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.

A superb cylinder seal carved in an exceptional carnelian stone, depicting a great god seated on a throne, with demi-gods and a goat and a flying animal below. A smaller figure flying in mid-air or is standing on the back of the winged beast. Lots of symbols in the field.

Size: 27 mm. Ex. Egeskov Collection, a fine Danish Private Collection Condition: Superb, a few very minor dents...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1273869
AN IMPORTANT VERY ATTRACTIVE CYLINDER SEAL, LIKELY SYRIAN OR BACTRIAN, 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.

A massive seal carved in a wonderful hard black stone in a fine provincial style and most likely Syrian, judging from both style and patina. The seal depicts heads and animals (likely rabbits) divided by space seperators and some grains.

Size: 37 mm. high and 18 mm thick.

Condition: Superb, excellent redish patina, typical for the area.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1273868
IMPORTANT NEO-ASSYRIAN STAMP SEAL, 900-600 BC.

A fine duck weight shaped seal in a beautiful agate stone.

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. The bottom engraved with a motif in exceptional style, a miniature artwork of a kneeling king in full armor with a sword at his side and with a small winged Pazuzu on his head.

Size: ca. 18 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre 1492 item #1273718 (stock #BD)
Eastern United Kingdom, Ca 12th to 13th century CE. Imagine the turmoil that beset the United Kingdom in the early years of the second millennium. If life wasn't hard enough living off the land and paying much of your crop to the feudal land barons, you had to worry about the marauding bands of Vikings who would burn your village to the ground, murder the men and steal the young females and children for slavery - all while professing the relatively new concept of Christianity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1273710 (stock #BDED)
Northern Italy, Ca 4th century BCE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1273127
A pair of ancient Egyptian bronze and limestone eyes and eyebrows. From a wooden sarcophagus mummy mask. Late Period, 26th to 30th Dynasty,664-330 B.C. Mounted. Eyes measure 4 inches wide. Eyebrows measure 3 inches and 3 1/2 inches. Losses as shown. From a European Private Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1272913
The body formed from two separate conical pieces. Turned ribs on the lid of the pyxis separate five circular paths with remains of enamel inlays.
The second row with a band of blue four-leaf clovers on white ground; the fourth with a white and blue checker on red ground. Both between emerald green and deep blue bands.
Just below the raised rim lip an indentation bearing a bronze band fixed at both ends with riveted loops that keep the arched strap handle. The handle with bent up fl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272910
Squat lekythos decorated with a recumbent sphinx with raised forepaw. Nice rendition of the female head and of the feline body. The front of the raised wings with tiny dots. The tail with a bushy tag.
An ancient hole was purposely drilled in front of the sphinx to prevent that the vase could be reused.
The decorated area has survived passably while the rear of the vase is spalled.
Ceramic
Attic, late 5th century BC
H. 9.3 cm (3.7 in)
Handle reattached, b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272906
Nice black-figure lekythos with men, two of them seated on fold chairs (okladiai). The men show nicely rendered heavy heads. They wear cloaks, some with faded bordures or dots, two of them holding staffs (?)
Branches without leaves in the field. Two rows of radiating strokes on the shoulder.
Ceramic
Athens, 500-480 BC
12.4 cm (4.9 in)
Intact and in excellent condition. Right-hand figure slightly discolored.
German collection, acquired in the German art ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272903
The interior with a woman striding gracefully to the right while she is holding a tambourine.
She wears a long girt chiton enhanced with white dots and a double stripe down the side. Also bracelets and sandals.
The tondo is encircled by a laurel wreath with berries and tiny dots in applied white.
The exterior with couples of women wearing pleated garments with double stripes. Applied white for their spiked diadems and bracelets.
The handle area with central palmettes ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1272548 (stock #NCG.TS.014)
Year 100; 27/6 BC

Tyre Mint

Obverse: Laureate bust of Herakles-Melqart facing right.

Reverse: Eagle standing on prow facing left, palm branch over right wing. Club and P in left field, monogram in right field. Phoenician letter between legs. TYPOY IEPASKAI ASYLOY.

Condition: Choice Extra Fine. Authenticated by NGC Ancients.

13.68 g; 26.25 mm diameter

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1272541 (stock #NCG.TS.017)
Year 89; 38/7 BC

Tyre Mint

Obverse: Laureate bust of Herakles-Melqart facing right.

Reverse: Eagle standing on prow facing left, palm branch over right wing. Club and Πθ in left field, monogram in right field. Phoenician letter between legs. TYPOY IEPASKAI ASYLOY.

Condition: Choice Fine. Authenticated by NGC Ancients.

13.79 g; 25.3 mm diameter

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