Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1405871
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$6,500.00
Important silver, bronze and gold figural group, Majapahit period or slightly earlier, 12th.-14th. century AD.

The leading couple in the Hindu Pantheon of Gods and godesses, Shiva and Parvati is here rendered seated side by side, with their usual attributes, Shiva has the rearing Cobra around his chest. They are finely gilt with thick gold, seated on an elaborate throne with two seperate backplates, made in a silver alloy with bronze added, popular at the time. The Throne adorned with...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1402614
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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STYLE FAIENCE USHABTI, LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, 664-525 BC,

The torquise-green colour glazed funerary figure of mummiform with wrapped vestment around crossed arms with emerging clinched fists holding a crook and flail, and a sack of seeds over one shoulder, above a body with ten bands of hieroglyphs, on an integral plinth. This figure could be inscribed with an owners name, it's so far untranslated.

The figure in the exceptional naturalistic style o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1402199
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$850.00
Interesting and beautiful Wooden fragment of a coffin or Sargophagus, likely dating to the Middle Kingdom, 11th to 12th Dynasty, ca. 2030 to 1640 BC.

The wooden piece covered in a thin layer of gesso and painted in red, black, cream, and white hues with the depiction of 5 men with loincloths walking, in front and above, panels of Hieroglyphs.

Size: ca. 17 cm. wide.

Condition: Choice for the type, much wear and degradation to the wood, which is very light-weig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1399833
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$9,500.00
On sale, was $12500
A BLACKSTONE STELA OF SURYA THE SUN GOD, Pala period, 10th.-11th cent.

Surya, the universal sun god, is one of the five principal deities of the Hindu pantheon (together with Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Devi). He is identified with Saturn in the worship of the nine planets ('navagrahas'). Worship of Surya has been prevalent in India from very early times (c. third millennium BC). In the early Kushana period (c. first/second century AD) under Iranian influence, there emerged in North I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1398429
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$1,250.00
An important and absolutely stunning ancient Chinese Jade axe, Late Han Dynasty, ca. 0-200 AD

This axe is fine a real gem with the most convincing beautiful ancient surface!

The axe displays on each side the fine relief engraving of an Ox or Bull and with panels of spirals near the drilled hole.

The stone is splendid - with fossilized and with a fine calcification, a mottled cream and white colour. The surfaces are really glossy with fine high polishing, difficult...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1397863
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An outstanding Egyptian Stone vessel, likely dating to Pre-Dynastic Period, ca. 3200 BC.

The vessel was carved and afterwards polished to a very high degree in a hard stone type, possible a kind of marble.

Of archaic Vase form, very elegant and with beautiful veins and clouds in the white stone.

Size: ca. 20 cm. tall, very substantial in hand!

Condition: Superb, flawless. The interiour a bit corroded, due to acids from the original content, perhaps of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1397860
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$1,450.00
A massive and important Cylinder seal in brown stone, perhaps Jaspis, Middle Assyrian period, Elamite style, ca. 14th. century BC.

The seal exceptional in quality, made in a style typical for the Elamites and with the peculiar drilling in the top only. The original bronze ring still inserted in the top, the bottom engraved with an animal.

The seal itself with the Tree of life and a Pazuzu bird symbol above. An attendant standing on the left tending the Tree and two other a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1392129
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$2,295.00
Massive and very impressive antique wooden head of a Guardian Demon, Late Ming-early Qing Dynasty, ca. 17th. century AD.

A crowned 'larger than life' head carved with remarkable, fearsome features and with remnants of old pigment in the devices and one tiger stone inserted in left eye. The high crown is carved with images of seated and standing Buddhas.

Size: 44-45 cm. tall and ca. 23-24 cm. deep. The head a center piece in any collection with it's impressive size and lif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1382867
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$750.00
Reduced, was $950
A beautiful and very rare set of a large pottery model of an Offertable with food and two Horseshoe Chairs, Chinese, dating to the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD.

These model furnitures are made with great accuracy as perfect miniatures of typical furniture in the rich Ming Dynasty households. Especially the Chairs are extremely rare, it's the first set we've ever seen any for sale of the iconic Horseshoe design. Not many of this type of wooden Chairs have survived from the Ming Dynasty, b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378903
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$2,300.00
AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY NET JAR PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, LATE NAQADA III, CIRCA 3100-3000 B.C.

The Jar very attractive and of an impressive size. It's decorated with darker line decoration in the form of a net on red terracotta. Waves in relief on the upperpart ca. 5 cm. from the rim.

Size: 22 cm.

Condition: Choice!, small chip to the rim othervise intact and superb for type.

K.T. Luckner, "The Art of Egypt, Part 1," The Toledo Museum of Art Museum News, new s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1375100
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$3,650.00
A pair of spectacular antique Cobber Buddhist temple Phurbas, Mongolia 19th. century.

Each piece is 185-187 cm. high and the combined weight is somewhere around 20-25 kilograms! They were made in 4 seperate sections, so they can be transported easily.

They are profusely decorated and inscribed with Chinese characters on the lower stem. Each with 4 larger heads of crowned Guardian deities on top, a diamond-shaped middle section decorated with 6-armed Buddha representatio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1374423
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$2,350.00
A very large and superb quality bronze figure of Shou Lao, the God Of Longetivity, also called the undying, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

The bronze figure with the well-known features of Shou Lao, in a wonderful Ming Dynasty style. The Stick and hand was cast seperately to the figure, and afterwards mounted as was costum during Ming Dynasty with the more difficult casting processes. A filled casting flaw on the back is also from the time of the making and typical for the period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Prehistorical item #1374229
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$1,250.00
A large & and rare antler axe from the hunter Stoneage, c. 9000-4000 BC.

Antler axes had a central position among the Mesolithic hunters and gatherers.

Seemingly they were very personal objects, and was often put in the grave together with the owner. Many antler axes were worn and had repaired edges and shaftholes, which points at the fact that they must have been used through a long period of time.

They were probably not used for cutting trees, but as a kind...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1373310
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$1,450.00
An Early Silver Beaker, North European, Baroque period, dated 1701.

A beautiful engraved and large beaker with an extrafine decoration, consisting of vertical lines, framed with double concenthric lines on the body; with two beautifully engraved Floral medallions and another central medallion, engraved with P.F.S.S / Z.F.D.S and below the inscription with 1704. Stamped with three symethrically placed stamps in the bottom.

Size: 10,7 cm. heigh and ca. 10,4 cm. wide.
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1700 item #1373306
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$1,795.00
Very large and Early Silver Beaker, North European, Baroque period, dated 1701.

Perhaps misleading to call this large Baroque Silver vessel, a beaker, it could be used as a vase. A beautiful engraved vessel with dotted decoration on the body and with a central medallion engraved with CFS:BRD and below the dating 1701. A double concenthric line to the rim which is engraved with the letters P:L:A:M:B.

Size: 12,4 cm. heigh and ca. 11 cm. wide.

Weight: ca. 213 grams. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1373248
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$2,850.00
Museum Quality massive pottery Horseman, dating to the Ming Dynasty (1364-1644 AD).

The largest type of Tomb pottery horsemen we've ever handled or seen on the market. A massive warriour on horseback in realistic proportions and of a sculptural quality that is rarely seen from this period. The figure in armor equiped with a fine style helmet, boots, a large curved sword and a spectagular Dragon shield. This figure is one out of just 4 of these giant horses in similar style, that we ha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1372807
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$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 : Decorative Art : Pre 1700 item #1371711
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$4,995.00
An amazing matching pair of a male and a female glazed pottery attendants from the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.

This type & size is very rare and were made as tomb figures for wealthy and prominent people during the Ming Dynaasty.

The male attendant with greyish-black robe over a cobolt blue and torquoise glazed dress and a round red hat and with black rim. Many nice details. He is standing a tray and a mug or cup in his hands. Around his waist he carries a special b...