Extremely fine authentic ancient Egyptian late period, 26th-30th Dynasty circa 664-332 B.C. turquoise glazed faience composition amulet, depicting the goddess Taweret with the loop at the back for suspension.
The Hippo headed goddess Taweret was the ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 3.4 cm (1 3/8 in).
CONDITION: in original condition showing its age...
Ancient pre columbian vessel from the Chimu culture (850 -1450 AD). A blackware ceramic stirrup-spout vessel with a globular body of spiked form.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 20 ½ cm (8 inches). Width: 14 ½ cm (5 1/8
CONDITION: In good condition except for a small hole on the side and a minor chip at the base, no cracks or repairs. Nice showing age patina.
REFERENCES: "The centre of the Chimú culture (850-1450 A.D.) was the city of Chan Chan in the Moche river valley...
Ottoman Balkan watered steel dagger Jambiya circa 1750. The very fine Turkish Damascus steel pattern is different from Persian wootz and is not that strongly visible and much lighter compared to dark Persian steel. Both sides of the blade are richly overlaid with gold Arabic calligraphy and a floral pattern. The huge bone hilt has some small age cracks. The entire length of the dagger is 18 inches. The length of the blade is 11 ½ inches.
18th century, Indo Persian Helmet, Kulah Khud in excavated condition.
DETAILS: shallow ribbed skull with plume holder finial, front with two plume sockets and the nosal bar, lower edge fitted with mail coif of fine steel links.
MEASUREMENTS: 33cm (13 in) tall from the top of the plume holder to the bottom of the mail.
CONDITION: in excavated condition.
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Authentic antique 18th century Russian Orthodox hand painted icon “the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow”; in the center The Virgin with a warder in her right hand with the groups of suffering people on her sides and the Holy Face on the top part.
MEASUREMENTS: 11 cm x 8.5cm (4 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in)
CONDITION: The icon is in the original good condition with nice old patina. No repairs or restorations...
Rare Antique 18th century 1765 pattern Austro Hungarian saber of a senior non-commissioned officer of the "Prima Plana "infantry. Details: A typical 18th century eastern European hussar style brass stirrup hilt merging into cross-shaped langets, a plain back-strap rising up to form a maned lion head pommel and retaining its original wooden grip bound with cord and covered with leather...
Beautifully executed 18th century Islamic vase made of hand forged copper with cloisonné enamel. Details: with blue, pink and white enamels in floral designs, around the bottom are faces and standing figures, at the top is kufic writing. Condition: in good condition except for some chips in the enamel due to the age of this piece. Similar pieces are in the Museum of the History of Azerbaijan in Baku. Height: 8 ½ inches (22cm) tall.
Antique, 19th century, Qing Dynasty, jade goblet of flared form with lipped rim, finely carved from Pale Greenish – White Jade stone. The veins in the jade give a glow to the piece. Condition: no chips, cracks or repairs, nice old patina. Height: 10, 3 cm (4 in).
11th -12th century AD, Islamic, Persian, Seljuk, Turks Period (1071-1243 AD).
Hammered bronze ewer, pouring spout projects upwards from cylindrical neck which serves as filling spout. Flat shoulder sloping slightly downwards to a rounded edge from which the side of the cylindrical body descends to a flat base...
Antique 18th-19th century Indonesian - Bali, Betel Nut Cutter made of hand forged steel in the form of a winged lion (/singha bersajap/) with a flaming mane and tail.
LENGTH: 21.5cm (8 .5inches).
CONDITION: In good condition with a lovely old deep patina very aged appearance and sign of usage...
SOLD Antique 19th century Russian Orthodox icon finely hand-painted on an exotic hardwood, depicting Saint Christina wearing a red tunic and a blue cloak, holding a palm in her left hand as a martyr. With its original brass suspension loop.
St. Christina is the patron of Mental Handicaps, Psychiatrists, and Millers.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age with old patina, except for signs of wear and small chips...
Antique 19th century, Jerusalem School, Mother-of-Pearl Orthodox
Christian Icon of convex oval form finely carved in low relief with a
central oval medallion depicting The Adoration of the Shepherds
flanged by two small round medallions with the winged heads of
cherubs, the border is engraved “Bethlehem” with a round medallion
below enclosed by three crowns and a star above which symbolizes the
Three Kings and The Star of Bethlehem, and surrounded with pierced