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 : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1152312 (stock #1091)
Shabtis from the second cache found at Deir El Bahri have proven to be some of the most highly sought after by collectors. Offered here is a beautiful example for the Lady "Tent-Ipet". Her outer coffin, inner coffin and mummy cover are located in the Cairo Museum. The coffin glyphs reveal her title to be "Chief of the Second Choir of Chantresses of Amun". She is beleived to be the wife of "Padi-Amun, the Second Prophet of Amun", whose shabtis were also found in the second cache at Deir el Bahri. The glyphs on the shabti front translate: "The Osiris, Tent-Ipet". The shabti is 8cm in height, being intact, save for the chip seen at the bottom of the right foot. Ex. collection of Jean Hensen, collected between 1910 and 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1148825 (stock #1088)
A beautiful necklace of cobalt blue faience tube beads, Egyptian Late Period, ca.664 - 30 BC, handsomely strung with two modern lotus-shaped elements and a silver clasp. Design is a single strand splitting into six strands with nice effect. Length 18 1/2". An attractive necklace with extremely high quality faience beads. Ex. Malter Galleries, California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1148810 (stock #1087)
Mayan ear flare or plug crafted from polished, mottled greenstone. Excellent deposits and mineralization are noted. The piece is intact and measures 1 3/4" at largest diameter. Dates from the Mayan Late Pre-Classic Period, 300 B.C-250 A.D. . Ex. Dr. Geoffrey Smith Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1142357 (stock #1086)
A rare example of a Luristan votive dagger, ca. 800 B.C. The dagger is approximately 5 1/2 inches in length, with a nice patina. The pommel displays a double lobed finial. The reverse side of the blade displays an old collection number, possibly from a museum deaccession. Ex. Arteprimitivo Gallery, NYC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1141044 (stock #1085)
Ca. 2000 B.C., Chinese painted jar, dating to the Majiayao culture, probably Machang phase. The fine clay body is thinly potted with bands of geometric patterning. Approximately 3 inches high and 4 1/2 inches across the handles. Ex. Tony Allen- Allen's Antiques, LTD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1141041 (stock #1084)
Ca.300 B.C.- A beautiful and delicate lidded vessel known as a lekanis, from the Greek colony of Apulia in southern Italy. Decorated front and back with portraits of the "Lady of Fashion" with palmettes separating. A knobbed lid with starburst pattern, base in blackware. 4"H x 3 1/2"D. In excellent condition with one clean repair on the lid and some chipping at the rim edge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1140348 (stock #1082)
A wonderfully detailed wall fragment depicting the Egyptian God Horus. He is shown here as a "striding" Falcon, wearing both the white and red crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt to symbolize his supreme power over all of the lands. Height with the custom display stand is 9 inches. Dates to the Egyptian Late Period, ca. 664-323 B.C. Intact with nice pigment remaining. Ex. Australian collection, mid 80's, by way of Sands of Time Antiquities.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1135924 (stock #1077)
A leaf shaped blade with a curved serpent handle, for use as a cosmetic palette or possibly a razor. The piece displays deep, rich patina and measures 8 1/4" plus the custom mount. Late Period Egypt, Ca. 715 to 30 BC. Ex. Bonham's-London. Sale #10370, Lot 369, October, 2003
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1130233 (stock #1074)
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 : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1129124 (stock #1072)
Ca. 664 B.C.- 343 B.C.- Late period faience ushabti. Bright turquoise faience in mummiform style with lappet wig, hoe and pick along with seed bag over left shoulder. The T-shape register gives the name of the owner. There is a stable firing crack down the back pillar, otherwise intact. A large example at 5 1/2" without base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1129111 (stock #1071)
New Kingdom Shabti with deep green coloring and excellent glaze for the period. Bold glyphs down the front with the owner's name. Right arm crossed over Left with bracelets on the wrist. Holding two hoes so as to be ready for work in the afterlife, along with seed sack on the back. Nice example, being intact and complete with no sign of repair or restoration. 4 3/4" tall without base. Circa 1250 B.C., 19th Dynasty, Egypt.