All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1116756 (stock #1053)
A beautifully shaped and detailed fanghu jar from the Han Dyanasty Period, 206 B.C. to 220 A.D.. The piece is quite large and heavy, being over 14 inches high. Swirling reds, whites and powder blues decorate the exterior. A striking example, with some restoration. Ex. Tony Allen, Allen's Antiques, LTD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1114796 (stock #1050)
Mayan ear flare or plug crafted from polished, mottled greenstone. Excellent deposits and mineralization are noted. The piece is intact and measures 1 1/2" at largest diameter. Dates from the Mayan Late Pre-Classic Period, 300 B.C-250 A.D. . Ex. B. Lorenz Borenstein from 1963.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1114753 (stock #1047)
A finely crafted pair of bronze bracelets from the 1st Millennium B.C., penannular in shape, made of cast bronze, with the ends terminating in lion figurines. Deep, blue-green patina. 3 1/4" in width, each mounted in a custom black lucite base. Reference- "Art of Ancient Iran", by Mahboubian. Ex. Arteprimitivo, 2005
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1110812 (stock #1045)
Seen here is a stone head from the Classic Mayan period, showing a warrior wearing the flayed skin of an enemy as a mask. The face and sometimes entire upper body were occasionally worn in ceremonial fashion. Note the wearer's eyes under the more large eye openings, and the wearer's lips inside the mask's mouth. Provenance- Ex. Leslie Borenstein from the mid-1960's. 2" x 1 3/4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1110811 (stock #1044)
A very detailed mayan buff terracotta head. Piercing eyes with flared nostrils and the ears pierced, wearing ear flares. Dates from the Classic period, Approx. 400 B.C.-400 A. D. Provenance- Ex. Leslie Borenstein from the mid-1960's. 2" x 2 1/2". Intact with no repair.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1108859 (stock #1042)
A large bail amphora from the Greek colony of Campania, dating between 325-300 B.C. Decorated in red figure, showing a seated female on primary side and a standing youth on reverse. The female holds a fan in her right hand, left hand resting upon seat. The male faces left, wearing a full length himation. Details on each are shown in white pigment. Twin palmettes are located on the neck of the vessel, with a twisted bail across the opening at top. 13 1/2" in height. Shows beautifully, appears intact save for restoration to bail and small area on foot. Ex-Private Luxembourg Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1107608 (stock #1038)
The pictures don't do this shabti justice. The color is an almost jewel-like cobalt blue, with a rich, deep glaze. Shabti is shown mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig with striations added in black, the arms crossed right over left on the chest, each hand holding a hoe, the face well shaped with large eyes, a large seed bag on the back. The eyes, wig and implements are all rendered in black. Dates from the Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069-747 B.C. Intact in excellent condition. Height is 8.1 centimeters, or 3.2 inches. Provenance is from a private German collection acquired in the 1960's.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #735828 (stock #1034)
A very special ancient Roman amphora, ca. 2nd-3rd centuries A.D. In transparent, light-green glass with twenty-three individual ribs, thin neck and applied twin handles in darker green glass. 6-7/8" high x 2-1/2" wide at handles. It is in good condition with top portion professionally repaired from about six pieces. Ex- Frank Boehmer Collection, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #735822 (stock #1033)
Brilliant blue glazed composition shabti for Padimayhes with six rows of black painted hieroglyphic text containing the Late Period version of Chapter 6 of the book of the dead (the so-called shabti formula). Early part of the 26th Dynasty,. 664-595 B.C., 3.26 inches excluding stand. Perfect with good bright blue coloring which is deeper blue and better than the photographs indicate. Mounted on a modern wooden stand for display. Ex English private collection and prior to that sold by Eternal Egypt in 1995 who mis-attributed the piece to "Pef-Iu". Attribution and authentication done by Miss Carol Andrews, former deputy keeper of Egyptology at the British Museum who provided the historical detail shown below. A copy of her report will be sent with the piece. "This man is known only from his shabtis but from their iconography of a single tool, apparently unique to the funerary figurines of a select group of Theban high officials of the 26th Dynasty, it is highly likely that he was buried as they were in the cemetery of Asasif on the Theban West Bank. The almost identical appearance of the shabtis of Ankhhor suggests Padimayhes should be dated to the early part of the 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-595 B.C. Most of the shabtis of Padimayhes are in the Museo Egizio in Turin but five examples in Geneva have also been noted."
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #722001 (stock #1032)
Ca. 200-400 A.D., Teotihuacan, Mexico Valley. From the collection of Otto Von Winning,1914-2001. Von Winning was a distinguished scholar of Pre-Columbian civilizations notably West Mexican cultures. Probably best known for his corpus entitled Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America. He referred to these items in his journal as "objects held in the hand", more precisely held by the shaman during rituals. This piece is ceramic and displays a row of blood drops above a symbolic eye. It is 2 1/4" high by 1 3/8" wide with a chip at the very top of the piece, else intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #721917 (stock #1030)
Ca. 900-600 B.C., Middle Pre-Classsic Era, Vera Cruz Mexico. Beautiful mottled greenstone burial figure, otherwise referred to as an "axe man". With flared nostrils, down-turned mouth and menacing eyes, arms folded across the chest with fingers meeting at the midline. 3" tall and intact with minor chipping to the front of the left ear as seen in photos. There are faint signs of some toolwork which may indicate enhancement of the piece in modern times and the piece is priced accordingly.