Neanderthal cordiform axe. Flint, in excellent condition, one minor chip missing. height 2 7/8" Auction purchase, from the Dordogne Region in France. Lovely calcified patina. Nice ergonomics. Dating to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
An excellent pictorial reference book specializing in Neolithic Period / Early Chinese wares with good informative text by Regina Krahl and other contributors. Truly a must-have reference book for anybody interested in Neolithic / Early Chinese pieces. There are about 65 color photos all of which are really quite excellent...
An absolutely beautiful novelty cut bicolor tourmaline specimen from Burma shaped into this gorgeous fan. Absolutely natural, no treatment, cut like this directly from the rough, fully GIA certificated
This is a HAND DRAWN map, not a print of any kind, probably crafted, with great care, by an American school child, who did not add his or her name, but did date this in the year 1809. The title is "A Map of SPAIN & PORTUGAL from the best Authorities". Unframed, it measures 16 1/8" by 20 3/4". The work contains amazing, loving detail, with towns, rivers, provinces, even mountain ranges, drawn in. The provinces are outlined and colored, creating a patchwork effect that adds to the appeal...
Knights of the Holy Land:The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem
Edited by Silvia Rozenberg
Exhibition catalogue, 325 pages, softcover
A comprehensive study of the Crusaders and their impact on the Holy Land
26 black and white plates, 240 color plates, and 18 illustrations.
The Israel Museum, Publications of the Archaeology Wing.
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1981 First Edition, Kodansha. 203 pages. Condition: New. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests. "A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian." Sherman E...
Collection of five ancient silver jitals from the Hindu, Spalapati Kingdom in what is now Kabul, Afghanistan- circa 700-1000CE. Very nice mounted horseman and Nandi images. Scale in last enlargement. Approx 3-4 grams each. Free shipping
Corinth, 350-300 BC, Silver Stater, (8.48 gm, 21X19 mm), choice good very fine with a nice tone cabinet toning.
An albumen photograph of the upper portion of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India fully laid down on cardboard stock. The blind stamp, “FRITH’S/SERIES” is in the lower left corner. The image is 6 3/8 (16 cm) by 8 ¼ (21 cm) inches. The card is 10 (25.5 cm) by 12 (30.5 cm) inches...
3 Neanderthal flake tools, jasper, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". Excellent condition, no damage, legal surface finds. 3 fabulous examples of Neanderthal flake tools on flakes less than 1/4" thick. We would be delighted to send lateral photos if desired. Beautiful examples of Fontmaure jasper. Each flake has been reworked into a multi-tool which could serve a number of purposes. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
Five Neanderthal multi-tools made from chert or jasper from Marbach, Germany. All five are in excellent condition, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/8" and are legal surface finds. All are on flakes and exhibit fine worksmanship and multiple retouched edges. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
3 Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. heights from 2 1/2"- 2 3/4". Jasper, some slight chips to the tool on the left, otherwise fine condition with lovely ground patina. All are legal surface finds. Unusual group of smaller but very thick and sturdy flake tools. The two lithics to the left have complex scraper edges and pronounced notches. The lithic to the right is a burin or borer with a very masterfully done abrupt scraper edge. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
This is the BOOK: WITH FEET TO THE EARTH by CHARLES M. SKINNER dated 1899. This is about Nature Walks and very well done with multi illustrations. 231p; 12mo; yes there is some foxing interior; gilded top pages; great illustrations tissue covered. Desirable ANTIQUE BOOK with Art Nouveau Influences
Cheers from the road! An American silverplate folding cup in a covered alligator skin box made by Wm. G. Rodgers, circa 1901. The round shaped box holds a collapsible cup of four sections with hinged handle, marked with makers mark. The cup measures 3" tall extended and 2" diameter. The box measures 2 1/2" diameter x 1 3/4" high. The box is in excellent condition. Cup has minor wear to plate inside base. Toast the future with something from the past!
Neanderthal partial biface axe from the Calvados region, Lower Normandy, France. Flint, height 4 1/8". Auction purchase, at the time I was informed that this came from a very old collection in Normandy. Soft, matte ground patina, excellent condition. Slight trace of having been fire treated on the distal end. Probably used as a chopping tool, there are two flaked scraper edges converging on the distal end. These follow the larger flakes removed visible on the ventral face...
"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard cover with original dust jacket.
Condition-New. 128 pages, 80 photographs, including 12 color plates, with long captions by Leach, plus 30 pages of drawings for pots. All will surely be of inestimable value to students, working potters, and all those interested in ceramic art.
"Leach is undoubtably the most famous potter in the Western world...
Book: Origins of Thai Art
Published price £22.50. Our price £8.50
This books covers the origins and history of Thai art from Neolithic times (c. 2300 BC) up to the 13th century AD. See our images for more information.
Cloth bound hardback with a paper jacket. Size 26 x 23.5 cm. 196 printed pages...
SUISEKI, BLACK QUARTZ
Mystic and valuable lightproof deep black quartz called 'morion', regarded as the charm against evil spirits, arranged with a wooden stand by former owner/collector in Japan as an art form of ‘suiseki’ and as an embodiment of belief ('kami' (god)). Total: approx...
Interesting grouping of six smaller Neanderthal multi-tools from the Nordlinger Ries in Germany. All legal excavation finds. All are chert, in excellent condition. Varied ground patina, heights between 1 3/8" and 1 3/4". The complexity of conception and execution of these multi-tools at this small size are all revelations of the mastery of Neanderthal knapping. Each of these little lithics is like a paleolithic Swiss army knife. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
EXCAVATED ROUND STONES 3pc.
'Maruishi' (Round stone) as the excavated artifacts from Hajiro ruins, Fukushima, Japan, which had been the object of folk worship dedicated to the local shrines or residences from ancient time. approx. D 6cm (2.36in)
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From the author of the acclaimed historical novel, The Matthias Scroll, comes this nonfiction advance in Gospel interpretation. As fresh translations and undeniable inference open the Christianizing shells of lore and legend, a complete biography of Jesus emerges. For the first time, this penetrating study brings us together with the one so many have been seeking to know and appreciate as a human being.
Never considered possible, Epstein's critical analysis crosses seemingly insurmountabl...
Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: Guide to the Collection, Third Edition, 2002.
A walking guide to the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem permanent exhibition, 147 pages with color photographs. Including a comprehensive fold-out time-line: a chronological chart of major events in the Ancient Near East.
Large Golden amber Quartz Crystal Tea Light candle votive , single candle hole . The weight is 7 pounds and the size is 7.5" by 5" by 5"
A group of five multi-edged scrapers from the Linear Pottery (or Linear Band Ware) culture, CA 5500-4500 BCE. All legal excavation finds from Germany. Heights between 1 1/16" and 1 1/8". Flint and Chert, all in excellent condition with soft ground patina. Beautifully shaped and finely wrought scrapers, exhibiting real mastery of stone tool knapping. These were all probably originally hafted to wood or bone handles.
Paperback catalog published by Rhode Island School of Design that accompanied a museum exhibit that took place between March 31, 1977 - May 8, 1977. The cover shows some wear but the book itself is fine.Black and white illustrations. 244 pgs.
Neanderthal partial biface multi-tool, flint, height 5 1/4". Excellent condition with fine, variegated patina. Large and very boldly constructed tool, with a prominent burin. This is a bit difficult to classify, but was obviously a multi-tool with a wide variety of functions. Given its size and weight I would imagine it was used to score and crack open large bones to extract bone marrow, an important source of iron at the time. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE. From the Grand-Pressigny region, Fr...
Rare and early vintage albumen print of the Shimbashi Railway Station in Tokyo, with festive decoration and banners wearing the imperial seal "kiku-mon". The Tokyo to Yokohama rail line opened on 14th October 1872, with a great ceremony as the emperor took the first official ride, arriving at Shimbashi Station in a Western carriage. Mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: fine, minimally faded, a tiny hole. Dimension: photo: 20.1 cm x 25.9 cm, cardboard: 34.8 cm x 43.8 cm.
Written by anthropologist, Michele Coquet and published in 1998 by the University of Chicago Press. Empires, Kingdoms, Chieftancies, Ethnic groups, Court Objects along w/ maps. Invaluable Resource. 182pp.
A large Neanderthal flint pic with a beautiful sea patina from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. Height 4 1/4". Legal find from the tidal pool area. Missing one or two minor, old chips, otherwise excellent condition, very solid, sculptural example. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Part of the Collector's Pieces series. Small hardcover published by Walker & Co New York and printed in Hong Kong in 1969.
64 pages. B&W photos along with various Spode marks.The front end sheet is slightly separating and front cover is very slightly warped.
Large middle or upper Paleolithic burin with worked scraper edge. Jasper, length 6 1/2". Excellent condition, no repairs or restorations. Legal surface find from Fontmaure, France. This large lithic is made from a slightly softer type of the Jasper commonly found at Fontmaure. I am not positive regarding identification on this particular lithic- it may be Neanderthal or it may be upper Paleolithic/early Homo Sapiens. Obvious large flake removal, which one sees often with Fontmaure lithics m...
Rare and out of print for many years, PJ Donnelly's treatise on Blanc de Chine was the first comprehensive book on this subject, and has become a collector's item in its own right. A must-have reference text for blanc de chine (dehua) collectors. Modern scholarship on blanc de chine has evolved considerably since Donnelly's time, but his work is an essential foundation, and this book remains the most thorough single issue treatment of this subject.
Frederick A. Praeger Publishers, 1st E...
A nice group of five complex Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all in excellent condition with various glossy to semi-glossy ground patinas. Heights between 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". All legal surface finds. A wide variety of scraper edges, notches, and burins are exhibited in this group. Fine ergonomics and excellent conceptual designs fit together perfectly in these lithics. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Three eccentric Neanderthal multi-tools on irregular Levallois flakes. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 3 3/8". Fontmaure, France. Legal surface finds. All in excellent condition with glossy patinas. Interesting group of tools which take full advantage of the random forms of the irregular Levallois flakes, having been retouched to highlight the properties of the flake. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Tetradrachma, circa 38BCE-2BCE, King Phraates IV. D: 2.4mm, approx, 14 grams billon- high silver content billon. Obv: King w/diadem, rev: King enthroned receiving crown from Tyche. Free shipping.