Ancient Greek Xenon skyphos with wide open mouth and intact strap handles. Scroll design around the entire body and a palm leaf style design further up. Nice black glaze with some areas of iridescence. Small chip on the body otherwise intact. Dates to the 4th century BC and measures 5.5 inches in diameter (from handle to handle)...
Fine Etruscan vessel with rounded body tapering to the offset ring foot. A rounded rim on the shoulder.
Ivy leaf attachments for the high arching handle that terminates in duck-head finials.
The round lid with a small bronze ring for holding.
Etruscan, 6th to 5th century BC
H. rim 6.7 cm (2.6 in)
H. attachment 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
H. with arching handle 11 cm (4.3 in)
D. 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
Intact and with excellent patina...
Carved perfume vessel of tapering form with vestigial lug handles, incurved shoulder, short neck and flared rim.
The type is well represented during the Persian dominated 27th dynasty in Egypt, but also known throughout the Mediterranean basin.
H. 11.7 cm (4.6 in)
Graeco-Egyptian, 6th/5th century BC
Intact. Good condition with slight surface wear in places...
Lid with two female heads alternating with palmettes. Sketchy drawing of the features, the heads are rendered with an ornate sakkos, a spiked crown, earrings and necklaces. The bun projecting at rear is fixed with white ribbons.
The added white is covered with dilute brown to appear gilded.
The lower dish has an inset flange to receive the lid and set on a high hollow foot...
Of buff colored clay, with a bright crackled turquoise glaze, this lamp dates to a period between the 10th and 13th centuries. It measures 4 1/4" high, and the base is 5" in diameter. On a pedestal base, handled, with a deep base, the form is nicely balanced and well executed. Condition is good, with an apparent restoration on the lip of the base, approximately 1" wide (first two photos, restoration where white spot on rim is visible)...
An extremely bronze offer bowl for wine offerings, Persian Empire (achaemenid dynasty), dating to the 6th.-4th. century AD.
A very finely made phiale or offer bowl in it's own rights: Tappering walls and a round decoration in the bottom.
The bowl is inscribed just beneath the broad rim with a long series of cuneiform, saying 'Dārayavauš XŠ vazarka' – Darius, the great king...
EXCEPTIONAL LURISTAN BRONZE ARM-RING, DATING TO EARLY IRONAGE, Iran, 1200-800 BC.
The armring possibly for the biceps, due to it's large diameter and heavy weight. Finely engraved with line decoration.
Size: 104 mm. in diameter and c. 175 grams of solid bronze.
Condition: Superb, very nice patina and a gem for the collector of fine ancient bronze antiquities.
Ex. Danish Private Collection
A superb condition massive greystone axe, Danish Neolithic period, Singlegrave Culture, 2800-2400 AD.
Rarely seen in this awesome near mint condition, this axe was made during the Single Grave period, likely as an offer-axe, since this axe would have been too large and heavy to use!
Size: 206 mm long, and massive weighing a wobling ca...
AN IMPORTANT LARGE DANISH NEOLITHIC BATTLE-AXE, 2800-2500 BC.
A terrific mint condition large battleaxe, Single Grave culture, late neolithic period, 2800-2400 BC.
The axe is very elegantly with a socket at the back and a long slender blade. All lines are sharp and symethric - a top piece!
The Danish and Swedish battleaxe culture, produced some of the finest battleaxes of the entire Single-grave period in Europe...
This beautiful mint quality piece is a Greek Apulian kylix that dates to the Late Classical Period, circa 350-336 B.C. This piece is approximately 5.3 inches in diameter, 7.4 inches wide from handle to handle, and is 1.75 inches high. This piece has a deep black glaze, and has a detailed ivy leaf-tendril design that is seen running around the outer side of the vessel...
A very rare and interesting cylinder seal depicting a Banquet scene, Ur, ca. 2600-2400 BC (Early Dynastic period).
The seal carved in attractive white quartz, ca. 1,9 mm...
AN IMPORTANT HIGH QUALITY CYLINDER SEAL, NEO-ASSYRIAN EMPIRE, CA. 1100-900 BC.
A wonderful larger seal carved in agate and with the original bronze wire still trapped and encrusted inside the seal!
The seal depicts a winged and bearded god with fine clothing and human legs, likely a representation of Pazuzu, clasping right hand with another winged demon with bird legs, below a griffin. Possibly a scene of contest, very detailed and finely engraved.
Size: 33 mm.
Ancient Egyptian Scarab for Thutmose III.
The scarab is inscribed "Men-Kheper-Re (Thutmose III)“, Kheper sign is winged.
For similar see:
Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs Etc., in the British Museum, H. R. Hall, 1913. 768 - 772
Date: New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, Thutmose III, circa 1450 B.C.
Size: ca. 1,2 cm; c. 0.47 inches
Condition: tiny chips
Provenance: private collection [Chadds Ford (PA), USA], formed before 1980.
A superb cylinder seal in Lapis Lazuli, dating to the Neo-Sumerian Empire, UR III period.
The seal finely carved with a scene of a demigod leading a worshipper towards the throne of Enki.
The Third Dynasty of Ur, also known as the Neo-Sumerian Empire or the Ur III Empire, refers simultaneously to a 21st to 20th century BC (short chronology timeline) Sumerian ruling dynasty based in the city of Ur and a short-lived territorial-political state that some historians regard as a n...
This superb vessel is a Greek bronze phiale that dates to the Classical Period, circa 5th-4th century B.C. This piece is approximately 7.9 inches in diameter, by 1.6 inches high. This piece is in mint to superb condition, and has an exceptional gold "river patina" with some spotty dark red and brown mineral deposits. The rare gold "river patina" sometimes occurs on ancient Greek bronzes of this type, due to the metal of this piece having a high tin content, and the highly mineralized soil con...
Terracotta mold for a scarab. 1 5/8 inches high. Late Period or earlier, 1000-300 B.C. Ex. NY collection of Alex Malloy, 1970s.
Terracotta mold for the god, Amun Ra. Possibly used to make an inlay. Late Period, or earlier, 1000-300 B.C. 1 5/8 inches high. Ex. NY collection of Alex Malloy, 1970s.
Of pale green glass, with handle and rim of blue-green, this jar, or ewer, is nicely formed, with flared neck and ribbon like handle. Measuring 6 3/8" high and 3 1/2" wide including handle, the vessel has interior mineral deposits, and iridescence on the surface. In good condition, with visible hairline below rim and under handle (the photo accentuates the hairline). Has paper tag with previous collection data, and was acquired pre 1970. Nice form, color, and size make this a particularly ni...