A superbly decorated bronze bowl, dating to the period of Abbasid dominance in Iran, 7th.-9th. AD.
This bowl belongs to the interesting group of metal vessels which were made of high tin, or white bronze, in Persian sefîd rûy or in Arabic nuhâs abyad, an alloy of copper and zinc from around the 7th. cent and onwards. ...click for details
A choice quality decorated bronze vessel, dating to the Roman period, Near East / Bactria, 1st.-3rd. cent. AD.
The bowl is a Roman/Kushan type, which was widely used in the ancient world at the time as a food bowl.
The bowl has round walls, the bottom hammered flat and beautyfully engraved with lines along the rim.
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A fine and rare cylinder seal from the 3rd. dynasty of Ur, dating c. 2047-1940 BC.
The seal is engraved with a presentation scene where a seated god on a throne receives a worshiper accompanied by a minor goddess; the latter leads her protege by the hand. Crescent in the field. Interestingly there's two rows of sharp cuneiform behind ...click for details