All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1227936
Indulge your inner Cleopatra with these glamorous mummy bead earrings, fashioned to sway seductively with your every step or sigh. They're 2 1/2 inches long, more than an inch wide and absolutely mesmerizing. Actually, the beads date even before Cleopatra's time. They were made circa 600 - 300 BC, whereas Egypt's last queen was born in 69 BC.

Of faience (powdered quartz, a precursor of glass), the beads capture the blue-green-taupe hues of the sandy Nile...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1179476
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This fairly well preserved stemmed cup is a Cypriot artifact from the early Iron Age, about 1000 years BC. It presents the typical grey decorations of lines and concentric circles...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1179474
This beautiful jar from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus dates from around the 2nd millennium BC. The vessel is fairly well preserved, its polychrome decoration still vibrant, with minimal wear...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1178530
ron Age Cypriot Jug A well preserved Cypriot jug from the early Iron Age, about 1000 years BC, decorated with concentric circles on the body and around the neck...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1177403
A greenish unguentarium with gold and silver iridescence, probably made in Roman Syria in the 2nd to 3rd century AD. There is a visible inside crack around the neck (see picture 2), otherwise in very good condition.

From the private collection of a Japanese gentleman.
The vessel will be shipped in a paulownia wood box, made to fit the artifact, as it is often customary in Japan for valuable objets.

Please inquire if you have some questions...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1177388
$230 - or Best Offer - Inventory being renewed

vessel with large rim and a lattice designed body, which was probably molded with two similar halves. There is a visible inside crack, otherwise, the flask is in very good condition...

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1166086 (stock #Ch1478)
A globular Egyptian alabaster jar with flattened base. Diameter: 11cm. c. 1st millennium BC.

The pot has been put together from two halves, evidently excavated.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #321778
At least 1700 years old, this ancient pendant from the Roman Empire has a bold sculptural form and is large enough to look great on a man, as well as a woman: almost 1 3/4" in each direction. Its extremely rich patina suggests long exposure to sea water, so this was presumably a shipwreck find. Provenance is a San Francisco collection.

Ready to wear, it's strung on a lanyard, as it would've been in ancient times...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #133053
This beautiful 22" necklace features ancient mummybeads and an udjat (protective amulet) in the form of a winged scarab. The antiquities are well over 2000 years old, dating circa 600 to 300 BCE. The mummy beads and amulet are of faience, powdered quartz which was a precursor of glass.

To create this strand (which of course has a modern clasp), beads were selected for their beauty and symmetry and hand-strung along with a scarab amulet representing the god Kepri in flight...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #125605
This beautiful 18" necklace features disc- shaped mummybeads and an udjat (protective amulet). The antiquities are well over 2000 years old, dating circa 600 to 300 BCE. The mummy beads and amulet are of faience, powdered quartz which was a precursor of glass...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #22501
Reduced from $225...

More than 23" long including its teardrop, this spectacular strand of Roman ceramic and polished stone beads was purchased in its present form from an expert antiquities dealer in East Anglia. It's a real dazzler! At this length, it has no need of a clasp, so doesn't have one...