IMPORTANT EARLY JADE CARVING OF A PIXIU, DATING TO THE QING DYNASTY, 17TH.-18TH. CENTURY OR EARLIER!
A beautiful carving with fine patina and gloss and some exceptional details. The lion is winged and has a horn divided in two parts. The jade is full white with greyish-brown highlights ...click for details
Cypriot Bichrome Pottery Amphora, Iron Age Cypro-Archaic Period(750-600 B.C.). Handles extending from rim to shoulder, bichrome wear design. The painted decoration is geometric with alternating bands of color and concentric circles on the neck and shoulder.
AN OLD BABYLONIAN HEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
isin-larsa period, circa 2000-1800 BC.
Exceptional carving in a fine Hematite stone.
Seal depicts a male figure leading a female worshipper toward a seated beaded deity in a headdress, three columns of faint cuneiform inscription behind the throne.
Size: 25 mm. high, 14 mm. thick. A good si ...click for details