All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1176869 (stock #1099)
Middle Kingdom Stele, sculpted in monumental sunken relief. Displays the lower half of an inscription traditional to the period which reads "One who is in the heart of his lord". The "lord" referred to would be the Pharaoh. The meaning of the phrase "in the heart of" is "confidant," so the whole phrase would mean "A confidant of the Pharaoh." An example of the entire inscription can be seen in one of the picture enlargements, which shows the same inscription in honor of a noble named "Ipi", who served the Pharaoh Nebtauira Montuhotep IV during the 11th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom. The stele shows beautifully with a white washed surface and is displayed on a custom mount, measuring 12" x 11" with mount. Provenance: Ex. Secret Eye Collection, NYC., 1977, Ex. Arte Primitivo, Howard Rose Gallery.
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1174187 (stock #1098)
Large black glazed lekanis with applied decoration in white and umber. The lid has a large knob handle and is decorated on each side with the head of a lady of fashion. Between the two heads are large palmettes. The base is plain black glazed save for an umber band just above the foot. Dates from Apulian Greece, ca. 275-250 BC. Piece shows beautifully with the type of "silvering" that you love to see in these Greek Apulian pieces. Lid is intact, save for two small chips at the bottom edge of the lid. The base has some repair, nicely done. Diameter across the handles is 22.8 cms, or 9.1 inches. Ex. Welsh private collection. (Ferris Collection)
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1174181 (stock #1096)
A beautifully crafted bronze vase, being hammered rather than cast. The vase is formed in the style of an amphora, with an elongated cylindrical body rising over a button base, and a concave neck above a ledge, approximately two thirds of the way up the body. The neck then flares gently outward to form the rim. The piece is 8" in height, and is in remarkably intact condition, with a small 3/4" tear on the back side. Dates to Ca. 1000 B.C., West Iran, Luristan culture. Reference: "Art of Ancient Iran", by Mahboubian.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1156491 (stock #1093)
Ancient wine drinking cup, known as a Kylix, manufactured in the Greek colony of Campania in the middle of the 4th century B.C. Beautifully constructed shallow drinking bowl with two delicate handles to the sides, small two ringed foot beneath, stamped in the center with maker's mark of a four-pointed star, each point decorated with an acanthus leaf. Kylix measures 8 3/8" wide across the handles and 1-7/8" high. Choice condition with a beautiful silvery iridescence in the black finish. There is a repair to one of the handles, otherwise the piece is intact. The piece comes with a wonderful radiograph showing the absence of any breaks save for the handle repair which is shown. Ex. German collection by way of Artemis Gallery. A wonderful example.
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 : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1174178 (stock #1094)
A beautiful Ming Dynasty Jar, modeled in the form of a Lotus Pod. The glaze is a wonderful, rich, deep green. A red painted sanskrit character is noted on the base as seen in the pictures. The piece is a large 14.6 inches high. Dates from the Ming Dynasty Period, ca. 1368-1644 A.D. Ex. Allen's Antiques LTD.
This is a wonderful example of Yuan Dynasty tomb pottery, being a burnished pottery model of a horse, standing on a rectangular base. Beautifully molded with intricate detail applied to the face and halter, along with a groomed mane and flowing tail. Some restoration to the legs and tail. Approximately 8 inches tall x 9 inches long. Ca. 1279-1368 A.D., Yuan Dynasty, Ex. Tony Allen- Allen's Antiques, LTD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1177080 (stock #1102)
A fine quality Luristan Sword, ca. 1000 B.C. Approximately 18" in length with a desirable dark patina. One prominent blood ridge is seen down the middle of the blade. Fully intact save for the tang which is shortened due to breakage in antiquity. Professionally mounted.
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #746587 (stock #1037)
A beautiful Luristan spearhead, ca. 1000 B.C. with beautiful bright green patina. Approxiamtely 18" high with a heavy central spine which extends the length of the piece except for the tang, which is approximately 4". Intact with only minor chipping to the blade edge. Professionally mounted.