All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1128857 (stock #1070)
A rectangular linen panel displaying a painted crown of Isis with a central sun disc and horns. Paint is somewhat worn, but in remarkable condition. One section of the panel has been lightly stitched to stabilize it. Overall size is 8 1/4" by 10 1/2". Displayed in a custom lucite mount. Dates to Late Period-Ptolemaic Egypt, 664-30 B.C. Ex. Arteprimitivo Gallery NYC, 2004.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1126815 (stock #1067)
Song Dynasty funerary vase, measuring 15 1/2 inches in height. Excellent condition, save for missing lid. Ca. 960-1279 A.D.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1126704 (stock #1066)
Bronze coin from the period of the Ptolemies in ancient Egypt, specifically Ptolemy III, ca.246-221 BC. Obverse side shows a diademed Zeus Ammon, reverse side shows an eagle standing left on a thunderbolt, cornucopea before, and monogram between legs. 43 mm in diameter, mounted on a removable custom lucite stand. Ex. Arteprimitivo Galleries, 2005.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1126693 (stock #1065)
A well made and intact alabaster plate with beautiful color and grain. Dates from the Egyptian Late Dynastic period, ca. 664-343 B.C. Approximately 5" in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1125611 (stock #1062)
A finely carved polychrome wooden lintel having an upper crest composed of 16 uraeus serpents, each rearing and wearing a sun disk. Lower register painted with a central sun disk flanked with two cobras and large feathered wings. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 712-30 B.C. The piece measures 36 cm in width and is 14 cm high. Professionally mounted on a removable custom stand. Intact with some possible inpainting. Ex. Arteprimitivo Gallery, NYC, 2004.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1124380 (stock #1061)
A Roman silver denarius of Tiberius, bearing the image of Tiberius on the obverse. The Latin inscription reads (clockwise from the left of the emperor's ear), Augustus Ti(berius) Caesar Divi Aug(usti) F(ilius), or "Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus". The Tiberius Denarius is the coin which Jesus held in his hand while the pharisees attempted to catch him in his word when they asked him "Is it right to pay taxes to caesar or not?". Tiberius ruled during the ministry of Jesus. The story is told in the new Testament according to Mark 12:14-16: Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, "WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO TRAP ME? BRING ME A DENARIUS THAT I MAY SEE IT". They brought one and He asked them whose image and inscription it was. They said Caesar's. Jesus told them "GIVE TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR'S AND TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD'S".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1124357 (stock #1060)
A beautifully colored emerald green bottle from Roman Syria, dating from the 3rd-5th century A.D. The base is globe shaped, with a ringed neck and closed pontil, being completely intact and 2 1/4" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1124354 (stock #1059)
A lot of ten finely crafted bronze arrowheads, from Western Iran, Luristan, dating to ca.800 - 700 BC. Each is intact with nice patination, being on average 1 7/8 inches in length. The grouping is nicely mounted on a round wooden base. For reference, see Moorey, "Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in The Ashmolean Museum", plate #8. Ex. Malter Galleries, California, 2005.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1123156 (stock #1058)
This is as fine an example of cuneiform tablet script as you are likely to find on the market. The piece has provenance through "Charle Ede Limited", a renowned London antiquities dealer and author. His stock sheet on company letterhead is included with the item and reads as follows: "Stock No. 1086- Sumerian messenger tablet with 19 lines written by an accomplished scribe, authorizing the rations to be issued to official messengers, victuals preceding name of recipient." The translation goes on to reference the names of all three, being Lu-Baba, Ili-den, and Abuni, along with the precise listing of rations to be provided for each along the journey. Also notable is that the tablet dates itself as follows: "From Umma, 14th day of the 11th month of the year in which 'the boat of Enki was caulked', (ca. 2036 B.C.). A copy of the stock sheet is shown in the picture attachments. Truly a remarkable example, it comes protected in a custom case fitted for the tablet. 32x26 mm in size, being intact with no repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1119542 (stock #1056)
A beautiful deep blue colored faience pectoral scarab, dating from the Egyptian Late Period, ca. 712-332 B.C. The top is intricately detailed, with the bottom being flat. Six holes around the perimeter are placed for attachment to the mummies linen. The piece is intact as seen with no repairs. Includes a museum grade display mount. A quite large example at 5.3 cm. Ex- Private California Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1119539 (stock #1055)
A beautifully colored emerald green bottle from Roman Syria, dating from the 3rd-5th century A.D. The base is "melon" shaped, with a ringed neck and closed pontil, being completely intact and 3" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1116766 (stock #1054)
A strikingly beautiful Han Dynasty Hu Jar with a deep, rich, green glaze on the body and amber glazing at the interior of the throat. It displays a wonderful silvery iridescence as seen in photos of the base in particular. The piece is large and heavy at 14 inches in height. The piece was tested in 2004 by Oxford Authentication, LTD services in England. They are known as the premier testing lab for thermoluminescence analysis, which is conclusive for the dating of ancient ceramics. The original report from Oxford is, of course, included with the piece and authenticates the date of firing to the time period consistent with it's stated age from the Han Dynasty, 206 BC -220 AD. Ex. Allen's Antiques Ltd., Tony Allen.