An ancient Egyptian, hollow bronze head of a cat. With well-defined, prominent feline details. 2 1/8 inches high. 3rd Intermediate Period, 1000-700 BC. Mounted. Repaired with original bronze pieces pieced together and appears to be reinforced with plaster internally.
Ex. collection of M.S. Originally from Hoboken, Belgium.
Rectangular base of a bronze striding figure. Depicting the feet of the figure, with defined toes along with a hieroglyphic inscription around the perimeter. Inscription reads "Given Life, The Great God, Given Life, Health, Venerated One, Given to the Lord of the House." Measures 4 3/4 inches X long X 2 inches wide. Mounted. From an old French collection. Comes with a French passport.
Finely detailed glass inlay of a falcon head. Possibly depicting Horus. 600-300 B.C. 1.5 inches high. Purchased on the Netherlands art market. Said to be from an old Mechelen, Belgium private collection. Rare. Repaired.
Ancient egyptian fayence ushabti of Osiris "Tanethut"
j Sbt(.jw) n Wsjr tA-(n.t)-Hw.t (2) mAa.t-xrw jr njs(.tw=k) r jr jrr.t (3) m jm n kA.t=k n.t jmnt.t
Oh, you ushabtis of Osiris, Tanethut the justified one. If you are called to do, what must be done there as your work of the West (which means realm of the death)
This text is a version of the ushabti saying (Book of the Dead – Saying number 6). The name Tahut or Tanethut “the one belonging to the temple...
Beautiful and tall glove puppet ; every part is ancient, the head being the oldest part, at least 19thC.
H. of the puppet : 45 cms, H. of the head ( to the base of the neck): 11 cms, W. of the head : 5 cms . South of China.
Just released from my personal collection is this fantastic set of three pieces that date circa ancient China's Western Zhou period; a decorated bronze dagger axe with and accompanying horse bridle fitting decorated with coiled snakes, and a bird finial. All three pieces were purportedly uncovered together. The bridle fitting was partially cleaned to reveal the magnificent coiled snake decor. The bird finial appears to have originally been inlaid but the material is now gone. The dagger axe...
Nice lot of 4 scarabs with different motifs, all from the Eberhard Hanfstaengl collection.
Condition: F-VF, one intact, the others with minor corr. or smaller chips.
Provenance: Formerly in the private collection of Eberhard Hanfstaengl (1886-1973). He was a famous German Art director and head of the Berlin National Gallery as well as other higher positions. Educated as Art Historian. Comes with COA.
Late Bronze Age I, c. 1550-1400 BC
Composed of a spherical body, a high rim, a tubular spout and a high handle this piece is treated with a thick, white slip. It is further embellished with brown and black painted decoration on the body and spout of the vessel. On the body of the vessel this is done in the form of two thick horizontal bands with groups of three to five vertical lines below each band. Broad, horizontal bands are also present on the spout.
In excellent and original...
A Fine And Rare Khmer bronze figure of Hevajra, Angkor Baphuon Period 11th Century.
Standing in Paryankasana with his sixteen arms radiating around his body and formely the hands holding separate casted attributes.
Wearing vertical striated sampot secured by a belt and with long fish tail shaped flange falling between his legs.
The reverse with butterfly shaped element, bejewelled, his head with nine faces with incised ridged eyebrows set above incised almond shaped eyes, broad noses, pouti...
An Art Deco bakelite and celluloid snake upper arm bracelet circa 1920s. This genuine period survivor measures 3" x 2-7/8" across the interior and the snake's heads are 5/16" across and both have cobalt blue glass rhinestone eyes. The body is black celluloid with an applied clear yellow layer over a bed of embedded sparkly metallic confetti. This Egyptian style figural bracelet is in mostly excellent condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than some groove striations/lin...
Late Bronze Age-Early Iron Age I; c. 1400-1150 BC
Rendered in a linear style this seal depicts a seated figure facing right with his arms stretched before him. To the left a human figure wearing a round cap and a fringed skirt stands between two anthropomorphized figures, one with a bulls head and one with a birds head, in procession. With linear border.
In exceptional and original condition.
2.1 x .9 cm (.826 x .354 inches)
Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approv...
Rare Chinese Sui Dynasty Glazed & Painted Pottery Horse & Rider (AD 581 - 618) (Ex. Roger Moss Collection)
This rare and finely-detailed model of a horse and rider was made during the Sui Dynasty. The horse stands upright with head straight ahead but slightly lowered. The dignitary sits upright upon the horse with his hands raised and wears elaborate robes and headgear. It is made from a relatively highly-fired buff-coloured pottery. It is coated in a finely-crackled straw-coloured glaze tha...
c. 1st-2nd Century A.D.
This freestanding figure of a horse is well cast and anatomically accurate. The head of the animal is tilted slightly to the right and the mane and tail are both well defined. Shown in motion, the two right legs are placed a step in front of the two left legs with the front right leg lifted. Found in the Holy Land. In very good and original condition with natural patina.
Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from t...
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Female Courtier ("Fat Lady") with Oxford TL Test - AD 618 - 906
Arguably the most desirable pottery sculpture from the Tang Dynasty is the female courtier, or "fat lady". This figure was made around the mid 8th century and is a particularly elegant example. The lady stands with her hands clasped together under her flowing robe and her head turned a little to the left. Note also the elaborate hairstyle. It is relatively highly-fired and made from a bu...
Rare Chinese Neolithic Pottery Tripod with Oxford TL Test
This fine and interesting pottery vessel was made over 3,000 years ago during the Chinese Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The form is of a cooking vessel and the three wide udder-shaped legs allow it to be stood in a fire with as much heat as possible being transmitted to its contents. It is not always easy to determine exactly which culture such vessels come from as similar vessels were made by various Chinese cultures. However, we un...
Rare Large Chinese Neolithic Xindian Culture Pottery Jar
This very rare pottery jar was made around 3,000 years ago by peoples of the Neolithic Xindian culture (c. 1200 - 500 BC). The Xindian culture is a relatively late Neolithic culture and overlaps with the Chinese Bronze Age. Xindian pottery is rarer and generally much less refined, more coarse and brittle than pottery from some earlier Chinese Neolithic cultures. Like many Xindian jars, this example is quite "thinly-potted" and shows "...
Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC
An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.
In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.
A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)
11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inche...
Offered is an extremely rare, C1920s, Federal agency building sign denoting offices for the Bureau For Colored Children. It is quite likely that this 100+ year old sign remains the only one in existence today.
Given that this sign is clearly segregating services for African-American children despite the fact that this was a federal agency, one can only hypothesize that this sign was placed on the exterior of a federal building in a state that endorsed and enforced segregation.
A quick hist...