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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1197833 (stock #1116)
A cast bronze, socket type example having seven tapered vertical columns, the face of each decorated with a finely incised grid pattern. Overall lightly encrusted greenish-brown patina. Intact, excellent condition, measuring 1 7/8" deep, and 2 1/8 in circumference. Ex. Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva, Switzerland. Ex. Arteprimitivo. NYC.
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 : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1197606 (stock #1114)
This is a beautiful bronze sword from the Spring and Autumn Period of Ancient China (Circa 770-476). The piece has a beautiful golden brown color. The blade is very heavy with a prominent midrib and beveled blade edges. The hollow round handle has what appear to be small casting flaws where there is loss to the metal. This area would have been covered by wrappings in antiquity to complete it. The overall length of the piece is approximately 50 cm and the weight is 461 grams. A beautiful sword of a type becoming increasingly difficult to find.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1177906 (stock #1107)
A wooden lintel from a Ptah-Soker Shrine, with nine ureaus serpents, each wearing a sun disk. Geometric decorations below. Colors include black, ochre, white and blue. Length is 10 ½" overall. Both end tenons intact. Late Period, 712 - 323 BC. Ex. Malter Galleries, California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1177474 (stock #1106)
Description: A superb and rare set of twelve ancient Chinese pottery zodiac figures, each holding one of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animals in it's arms, painted in original green, yellow, black and pink colors. Dating to China's Ming Dynasty circa 450 years ago, traces of plant roots are attached to some of the figures, as a consequence of extended burial. The zodiac animals are: tiger, dragon, snake, horse, monkey, goat, rabbit, rat, dog, ox, pig, and rooster. The figures range in size from 7.12 inches to 7.28 inches. Some expected wear, degradation & restoration. Ex. Allen's Antiques Ltd., Tony Allen.