All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1210735 (stock #1122)
A beautiful jadeite celt, or axe god from the Guanacaste Nicoya Culture of Costa Rica. The "Owl God" is represented here, with indented circles for eyes and a large triangular beak. The stone is a light green to white translucent jadeite, being pierced through the side of the head for suspension. Completely intact, measuring 2 1/2" long, dating to 400 A.D. Provenance: Irwin Hearsy Collection, acquired in the 1950-1960's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1207945 (stock #1121)
A beautifully carved statue of the Goddess Uma, also known as Parvati, wife of Shiva. She is partially clad, with her hair drawn up in a high chignon, wearing elaborate beaded jewelry. The piece is composed of quartz based sandstone and is presumed to have been part of a frieze. A very large example at 16” high, plus a 7” museum grade trapezoid base. Central India, ca. 12th Century. Provenance: Simpson’s Fine Antiques.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1206855 (stock #1120)
A rare example of the glass scarab from Ptolemaic Egypt. As seen here, the Ptolemies stylized the scarab beetle. A beautiful powder blue in color, it is perforated for wear, being worn with the head up, frills down. There is a chip which shows the original coloring and gloss of the glass, also showing off the beautiful, deep patina which has developed over time. The scarab is quite large at 7/8" inches. Dating from Ca. 100 B.C. Egypt. Excavated near Alexandria, with a provenance through Dr. Geoffrey Smith, Museum of Man, San Diego California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1206076 (stock #1119)
A mummy mask fashioned from tiny multi-colored faience spacer beads tightly woven together. Egypt, Late Dynastic or Ptolemaic period, ca. 715-30 B.C. 7" x 5". Provenance: Howard Nowes Ancient Art, NYC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1197838 (stock #1117)
A beautiful faience ushabti with deep turquoise color for "Nes-Min". It comes from a now well known cache reportedly discovered near Saqqara in the 1940's. The ushabti displays a single row of clear and distinct hieroglyphs down the front, along with the pick and hoe typical of the period for work in the afterlife. Fully intact with no repairs or restoration. 4 1/4" in height. Dates from Late Period Egypt, ca. 664-323 B.C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1197711 (stock #1115)
Two matching, mirror image bronze chariot buckles, each with a relief depicting a reclining bull with openwork legs. Incised design below and loops on reverse side for attachment. Nice deposits with heavy green patina throughout. Each buckle is 2 1/2 inches in length. Chinese Zhou Dynasty, Ca. 1100-256 BC. Ex. Arteprimitivo, NYC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1178622 (stock #1113)
A museum quality atef crown piece, comprised of a feather of the goddess Ma'at, which rests on a ram's horn, flanked by a single uraeus. Finely cast in bronze, the piece was originally gilded in gold, portions of which are still present. The piece is quite large, being 8" in height. It would originally have been part of a large atef crown and the two tangs for attachment are intact and undamaged. There is no sign of repair or restoration and beautiful red cuprite and green malachite deposits are visible. Dates to Late Period Egypt, ca. 664-323 B.C.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1178439 (stock #1112)
A finely crafted Egyptian bronze Osiris figure, with a deep green patina. Depicted mummiform, with a pleasant facial expression, wearing the atef crown with plumes, false beard, arms crossed, emerging from a tightly-fitted burial shroud with hands grasping the crook and flail. Late Period, 712-323 B.C.. 3 1/2 inches in height. Fully intact with two suspension loops. Ex. Arteprimitivo, NYC, 2004.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1178435 (stock #1111)
Beautifully detailed bronze mirror dating to the Han Dynasty, bearing zoomorphic animals on the front. An absolutely amazing deep golden brown patina has developed on the mirror side of the piece over time. The piece measures 75 mm in diameter and is fully intact. Han Dynasty China, ca. 206 BC- 220 AD. Ex. Dr. Geoffrey Smith, Museum of Man, San Diego, California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1178276 (stock #1110)
Intricately cast bronze with horizontal tangs for attachment to the central part of the atef crown, a horn along the base supporting both the plume and a uraeus with solar disk headdress, the fronts of both recessed to have taken inlays, now missing. If you'll observe the picture enlargements closely, you can see beautiful, deep red cuprite and green malachite deposits which are so desirable in the ancient bronzes. Professionally conserved. 6 1/2" tall without the included custom base. Late Period, Ca. 600 B.C.- Ex. Howard Nowes Ancient Art, NYC
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178273 (stock #1109)
An intricately painted Mayan copador Bowl. The exterior has a lower band of two prone figures thought to represent the Hero Twins "Hunahpu" and "Xbalanque" on their journey through Xibalba, the Maya Underworld. The interior displays three zoomorphic bird figures. The piece is professionally repaired from a clean break with some inpainting. 9" in diameter. Dates from the Mayan Classic Period, ca. 600 A.D.- 900 A.D. Ex. Arteprimitivo Gallery, NYC 2006.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1178139 (stock #1108)
A large example of the ancient Egyptian Wedjat, representing the eye of the Egyptian Falcon God Horus. The piece is made of white faience with brown glass accents for the eyebrow and pupil. Intact and measuring 36mm in length. Includes a custom lucite mount for display.