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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1373145
This intricate and beautiful piece is a Romano-Celtic silver brooch fibula that dates circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. This attractive piece is approximately 1.25 inches in diameter, is .2 inches thick, and was cast as one single piece. This solid silver piece also has an added "swivel clasp mount" pin attachment on the backside of the piece. This piece is also intact, save for the thin missing attachment pin that was attached to the "swivel clasp mount"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1373125
A scarce and beautiful large ancient bronze dagger or short sword, Ancient Near East, later 2nd. millenium BC.

A flanged hilt dagger equiped with a finely made stone handle, carved and polished in a beautiful dark green stone, likely Nephrite or other semi-precious stone type. The handle a modern addition but made as the handle were made in the later bronzeage - a great conversation piece. The blade made for stabbing with a long narrow and very pointy blade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1373047
This scarce Roman bronze lamp dates circa 2nd-3rd century A.D., and is approximately 2.5 inches long, by 1.1 inches high. This piece is complete, has no breaks and/or chips, and is in mint "as found" condition. This piece has two openings, one in the top center for filling oil, and the other at the end of the vessel that would hold the wick. The other end of the vessel has an attachment hoop for a chain, or a cord, and could have been hung as a votive offering pendant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1373009
Large and highly polished heart amulet in the shape of an egg-shaped vessel. Delicate lug handles and a flat-topped rim surmounted by an unpierced suspension lug.
Dark red-brown hematite. Any hard stone supported the magical purpose of the amulet to persist for eternity.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 72-73 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
Hematite
Egyptian, Late Period, 26th Dynasty to Ptolemaic, 664-30 BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1373008
Nicely carved ‘ib’ heart amulet with delicate lug handles. On top an unpierced suspension lug.
The heart encompassed the very essence of the deceased, his wisdom, emotions, and the memory of his deeds on earth.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 72-73 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
Hematite
Egyptian, Late Period, 26th Dynasty to Ptolemaic, 664-30 BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1373007
Carved ‘ib’ heart amulet with delicate lug handles. The flat-topped rim surmounted by an unpierced suspension lug.
For its regenerative symbolism, the heart amulet was one of the very important in the realm of Egyptian amulets. Often in numbers, it was usually placed on the chest of the deceased.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 72-73 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1373006
Carved ‘ib’ heart amulet in the shape of an egg-shaped vessel with delicate lug handles.
The heart encompassed the very essence of the deceased, his wisdom, emotions, and the memory of his deeds on earth.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 72-73 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1373005
Carved ‘ib’ heart amulet in the shape of an egg-shaped vessel with delicate lug handles.
For its regenerative symbolism, the heart amulet was one of the very important in the realm of Egyptian amulets. Often in numbers, it was usually placed on the chest of the deceased.
For the discussion of the amulet type, cf. pp. 72-73 in: Carol Andrews...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1372975
This dainty and mint conditioned Greek Attic kylix dates circa 4th century B.C., and is approximately 1.75 inches high, by 6.6 inches wide from handle to handle. This piece has a lustrous black blaze and is seen on the outer and inner surfaces of the piece, save for the bottom of the vessel that has an unglazed section. This unglazed reserved section also has a "circle-and-dot" design element seen on the bottom center of the vessel. The shoulder of the piece is slightly offset, and is a well ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1372973
This dainty and superb piece is a Greek Attic lekythos that dates circa 5th-4th century B.C. This "Black-Figure" Greek Attic piece is approximately 5.6 inches high, by 2 inches in diameter. This attractive little piece has three palmette pattern designs seen at the front side, and the back side has a single strap handle attached to the extended neck and the upper shoulder of the vessel. A black band is seen on the outer edge of the upper lip, and also above the "disk-shaped" base. There is a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1372929
This attractive Greek Apulian squat lekythos dates circa mid 4th century B.C., and is approximately 5.8 inches high. This piece has vibrant black, white, and dark orange colors, and features a draped woman moving to the right and looking back over her right shoulder. She is also seen holding a decorative plate in her extended right hand, and a wreath in her left hand. There is also a circle seen in the field below her right hand holding the decorative plate, and this may be a workshop control...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1372915
A rare Silex / Flint dagger, Danish ca. 1800 BC.

A finely made Danish Neothitic dagger with distinct handle thus scarce to the very latest fase of the Danish Neolithic period.

Size: 164 mm.

Condition: Choice, perhaps some ancient resharpening and with good grey patination.

Ex. Danish Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1372909
A wonderful and large stamp seal, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Very scarce seal for this size, carved in ROckcrystal and it depicts a fine bird walking.

Size: 25 mm wide and 22 mm. high.

Condition: Choice, minor chip and wear from use.

Ex. Dr. M. M., from Westfalen, Germany, bought 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1372807
Senatus Consulto
$1,850.00
A very rare and historically important bronze mirror Islamic, Likely Khorassan, 10th.-12th. century AD.

The mirror is highly interesting since the reflection side is divided in 9 symethric compartements and covered with 100s of engraved signs (perhaps numbers) and we belive it's a of a sort of a astrological, matemathic calender. The back decorated with a complicated and quite beautiful floral pattern. This is the first mirror we've seen or heard of with this calendar on the front! ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1372797
Etruscan kyathos of shallow form showing a frieze of subtle vertical ribs on the prominent pronounced shoulder.
The ribbon handle with outcurving edges arches from rim to shoulder. Small, slightly incurved base.
Ceramic, Impasto ware
Etruscan, 7th century BC
H. to handle 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
D. 15.2 cm (6 in)
Intact, pristine quality and condition. Reddish brown impasto with carefully smoothed surface. Traces of sinter. Collector’s sticker on the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1372796
Roman (mold made) lamp in the shape of a ship with pointed, gently curving up ends.
The five nozzles on each side imitate rowing stations, three of which are decorated with impressed ovules.
The filling hole area is divided by four thwarts, which are indicated with transverse grooves. Filling hole at center.
Covered with a matt red-brown slip, point of the nozzles blackened.
A similar lamp in the British Museum (Q1147) is signed by L Fabricius Masculus, who had his ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1372795
Early Roman (wheel made) lamp with reel shaped body and a concave discus decorated with three concentric grooves. The long nozzle is flat on top and shows a splayed blunt tip.
Filling hole at center, on the left side an unpierced lug. The flat base with an inscription reading Taormina 1872.
The type is known from Sicily; for a closely related example, cf. Q676 in: D.M. Bailey. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. Vol. 1. Greek, Hellenistic, and Early Roman Pottery Lamps....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1372794
Roman pottery lamp decorated with two Victories hovering above a round altar and holding a plain shield between them.
The altar is decorated with a faint bucranium, and has a branch on each side. The filling hole just above the altar.
The mold-made volute lamp shows a rounded nozzle, a narrow shoulder and an inward sloping molded rim. Ring handle with trails placed at rear. Standing on a raised ring base. Covered with a worn orange-red slip.
For a related example found at Po...