HIGHLY IMPORTANT MASSIVE CYLINDER SEAL IN BEIGE-WHITE HARDSTONE, MESOPOTAMIA, LATE JEMDET NASR PERIOD, CA. 2800 BC.
With it's huge size (37 mm. (tall) and 23 mm. wide) a very impressive seal in hand. The typical Jemdet Nasr style drilling, but here done with great skills, showing a couple of seated figures, likely tending something inf ...click for details
RARE IBIS HEAD AND NECK IN BRONZE, DATING TO THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, CIRCA 1069-664 B.C.
This bronze Ibis once had a body of wood or steatite and legs of bronze, now lost. The head with a small tang for attachment, is of the finest style of the period with a curved ridged beak, eyes recessed for inlay. ...click for details
A HUGE CHINESE JADE LION, CARVED IN WHITE JADE, MING OR EARLY QING DYNASTY, 16TH.-18TH. CENTURY.
One out of two very large lions in the collection - an extremely detailed horned lion with beautiful ancient surfaces and carved in a fine white piece of jade with red inclusions, and where the whole one side of the lion is dark brown and ca ...click for details
CHOICE EGYPTIAN FIGURE OF BES IN STONE, DATING TO THE LATE PERIOD, 600-300 BC.
Finely carved in Steatite, the god Bes with a abundance of details. Standing, nude figure of Bes in the round, wearing plumes. Pierced through for suspension. Bes was the Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households and in particular mothers and child ...click for details