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Lot: 1 - Egyptian Predynastic Pottery Black Top Jar,

Ancient Egypt, Pre-Dynastic period, Naqada I, ca. 4000 to 3600 BCE. A wonderful coil-formed Nile silt pottery vessel with a highly-burnished, russet-hued surface made with a thin iron-oxide slip. The vase has an ovoid body which tapers gently to a

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Predynastic Naqada II Pottery Jar

Egypt, Pre-Dynastic period, Nagada II, ca. 3400 to 3300 BCE. A handbuilt globular bichrome earthenware vessel, the body decorated throughout with a series of red concentric circles (target motifs) of varying sizes, with twin perforated lug handles

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Mummified Ibis Bundle - Incredibly

Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. An incredibly-preserved bundle containing the body of a mummified sacred ibis. The bird's body is folded into a bundle and wrapped tightly in woven textiles, much of which remains - but one side of the head and

Lot: 4 - Egyptian Limestone Sculptor's Model Head of an

Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Periods, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A fabulous hand-carved limestone head of an official utilized as a sculptor's model for carving figural effigies without the individual being present. The unfinished face is defined by

Lot: 5 - Impressive Egyptian Alabaster Vessel, ex-Bonhams

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A beautiful alabaster vessel, larger than many of similar style, with an ovoid body that slopes inwards to its everted rim. The alabaster is banded, ranging from a creamy white to a golden ochre color,

Lot: 6 - Egyptian Faience Erotic Amulet - Ithyphallic Dwarf

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A lovely glazed miniature amulet of an ithyphallic dwarf figure, mold-formed from pistachio-green faience, perhaps representing the dwarf deity Bes. The kneeling figure is

Lot: 7 - Egyptian Limestone Block Statue & Stand,

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 30th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE; stand purportedly by Kichizo Inagaki, 1876 to 1951 CE. An exquisite block statue, hand-carved from chalky-white limestone. The idealized face depicts almond-shaped eyes with long

Lot: 8 - Egyptian Ptolemaic Gilded Child Sarcophagus Helmet

Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. Beautifully crafted from imported wood layered with gesso and linen, a stunning gilded mummy mask meant for a male child with a stylized, theatrical countenance. A slender pair of arms cross over the chest,

Lot: 9 - Colorful Egyptian Painted Wooden Horus Bird

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic Kingdom, ca. 305 to 30 BCE. A hand-carved wooden falcon, a sacred animal to the Egyptians, shown in a perched position with a wide-eyed expression, a nicely modeled form, and meticulously painted plumage of blue, pink, and

Lot: 10 - Romano-Egyptian Bronze Amulet of Harpocrates

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 4th century CE. A cast bronze figure of Harpocrates (Harpokrates), one of the gods of the Triad of Alexandria, popular during the Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian eras, especially in the city of

Lot: 11 - Romano-Egyptian Bonze Sistrum with Cats and Hathor

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 30 BCE to 2nd century CE. A beautiful example of a bronze sistrum with rich decoration. It consists of a handle with a small knob that rises to meet a double Hathor head complete with a relief face and elaborate

Lot: 12 - Romano-Egyptian Stucco Statue of Woman, ex-Ede

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 30 BCE to 2nd century CE. A stucco statue of a woman with luxurious clothing painted onto her form. She stands with one knee slightly bent, her hands out to the sides, and her head angled downward. She is depicted

Lot: 13 - Huge Archaic Greek Limestone Statue of a Sphinx

Ancient Greece, Archaic, ca. 550 to 525 BCE. A monumental stone sculpture of a seated sphinx, finely carved in the round upon an integral rectangular plinth. The legendary mythological creature is shown with eagle wings presenting intricately

Lot: 14 - Mycenaean Pottery Bichrome Handled Mug

Ancient Greece, Mycenaean Period, Late Bronze Age, ca. 14th to 13th century BCE. A lovely wheel-thrown pottery cup with a planar base, a slightly corseted body, a flared rim, a deep interior cavity, and a high-arching handle. The body is decorated

Lot: 15 - Near-Choice Mycenaean Pottery Bichrome Stirrup Jar

Ancient Greece, Mycenaean, Late Helladic III, ca. 1425 to 1100 BCE. A lovely wheel-thrown pottery stirrup jar of a classic Mycenaean form with a bulbous body, a flat foot, conjoined twin handles, and a tubular side spout with a flared rim. The vessel

Lot: 16 - Greek Corinthian Pottery Skyphos with Swans

Greece, Corinth, ca. 7th to 6th century BCE. A pretty, decorated pottery skyphos, a dual-handled, deep cup with a low flanged base, used for drinking wine. Two horizontal loop handles project neatly from just underneath the unpronounced rim. The

Lot: 17 - Important Greek Attic Bell Krater - Pothos Painter

Greece, Attic, ca. 425 to 410 BCE. A very fine and quite sizeable bell krater attributed to the Pothos Painter, and extensively decorated via the red figure technique. The vessel presents a characteristically bell-shaped body, upturned looped

Lot: 18 - Greek Attic Black-Figure Lip Cup - Deer & Swans

Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 540 BCE. A beautiful Attic lip cup - a type of Little Master Cup or kylix - created during the mid 6th century BCE that resembles a Gordion cup, only its lip is more defined from the rest of the body, standing on a hollow

Lot: 19 - Greek Attic Pottery Glazed Kalathos - Very Rare

Ancient Greece, Athens (Attic), ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. An exquisite wheel-thrown pottery kalathos (Greek for "basket" or "wagon") with a concave ringed base, a cylindrical body with trimmed central ridges, a wide mouth, and a dramatically-flared

Lot: 20 - Greek Attic Pottery Glazed Twin-Handled

Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 5th century BCE. A petite wheel-thrown pottery amphoriskos with a bulbous body, angular shoulder, a narrow neck, a flared rim, and a pair of applied loop handles, all atop a miniscule conical foot. Areas of the handles,

Lot: 21 - Greek Attic Pottery Vessel with Young Erote & Dog

Greece, Athens, ca. 4th century BCE. A miniature terracotta vessel - the body presenting a magnificent rendering of a winged Eros sitting on bended knees and petting a dog - the surfaces still retaining white pigment. Above is a short neck rising to

Lot: 22 - Greek Campanian Teano Ware Pottery Pedestal Dish

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Campania, Teanoware, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. A beautiful wheel-thrown pedestaled Teano Ware polychrome vessel, the central receptacle with a flat rim, and supported by a concave rounded foot with a decorative everted ridge.

Lot: 23 - Greek Attic Blackware Drinking Cup - Highly

Greek, Athens, ca. 525 to 475 BCE. This ceramic vessel is truly a work of art, with a voluminous body that stands on a round foot, a concave neck that rises to a flared rim, and a bifurcated handle with an openwork center joining rim to shoulder. The

Lot: 24 - Greek Apulian Pottery Column Krater

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 355 to 345 BCE. A finely painted column krater, possibly by the Wolfenbuttel Painter, presenting an elegant form with intriguing iconography (see extended description below) and elaborate decoration, all

Lot: 25 - Impressive Greek Apulian Bell Krater - Maenad &

Magna Graecia, South Italy, Apulian, ca. mid 4th century BCE. A large bell krater, painted in the red-figure style, with white/yellow details on one side. The iconography of the piece reflects important stories and symbolism in the life of the Greek

Lot: 26 - Huge Apulian Skyphos - Eros on Horse, Satyr &

Magna Graecia, Apulian, ca. 370 to 360 BCE. A very sizeable and attractive red-figure skyphos (wine cup), depicting (on Side A) a winged nude Eros in profile, riding a horse adorned by a petite dolphin brand on its buttocks, and (on Side B) a nude

Lot: 27 - Published Greek Apulian Volute Krater,

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, attributed to the White Saccos Painter by Trendall, ca. 330 to 310 BCE. An impressive Apulian red-figure volute krater of a grand scale, presenting an elegant form with intriguing iconography (see extended

Lot: 28 - Matched Pair of Greek Apulian Pottery Glazed

Magna Graecia, South Italy, Apulian, ca. 4th century BCE. A fabulous duo of wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery prochoi (singular prochous) with ringed feet, rounded bodies, planar shoulders, elongated necks, and overarching handles with a pair of

Lot: 29 - Greek Marble Statue of Aphrodite with Dolphin

Magna Graecia, ca. 300 BCE, found in Sicily. Finely carved in the round, a marble statue of Aphrodite (Roman Venus), the goddess of love born from the sea, with a dolphin by her side symbolizing her birth from the sea but also serving as a support.

Lot: 30 - Large Gnathian Terracotta Krater - Ex-Queen Margot

Classical World, Magna Graecia, southern Italy, Apulia, Gnathian, ca. 360 to 325 BCE. A huge pottery krater (wine-mixing vessel) with a small footed base, gradually expanding walls, a deep interior cavity, a collared rim, and a pair of semicircular

Lot: 31 - Greek Canosan Terracotta Dolphin

Magna Graecia, South Italy, Canosan, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. A skillfully modeled terracotta dolphin with a friendly visage and characteristic features including a pointy rostrum, melon, dorsal fin, pectoral fins, and blow hole - as well as a

Lot: 32 - Pair Greek Canosan Pottery Trefoil Oinochoai - TL

Magna Graecia, Apulia, Canosan Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A pair of brilliantly blue trefoil-lipped oinochoai (the plural of oinochoe). They are of identical form, with delicate handles, thin, flower-like mouths, and

Lot: 33 - Matched Pair Roman 12K+ Gold Fibulas - 10.4 g

Greece, especially northern Greece, Classical period, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A very rare pair of gold fibulae - the arched forms comprised of 12K+ gold and the pins comprised of 18K+ gold. These delightful brooches present arched forms adorned

Lot: 34 - Etruscan Genucilia Group Pottery Pedestal Dish

Etruria, central Italy, Genucilia Group, ca. 600 to 400 BCE. A pottery plate decorated with a floral motif that resembles the head of a dandelion sketched in black pigment on the concave interior. The wide, flat rim is enhanced with five spiral

Lot: 35 - Roman Bronze Oil Lamp w/ Greek Text

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A very special bronze oil lamp, the body of an ovoid form with gently sloped shoulders that are incised with a Greek inscription and sinuous wave motifs, a raised tubular nozzle with the rear end

Lot: 36 - Superb Etruscan Bronze Statue of Laran / Mars

Europe, Central Italy, Etruria, Etruscan, ca. 5th century BCE. A finely cast, solid bronze figure depicting Laran/Mars, the god of war, standing resolutely with his right arm raised, probably once holding a sword or spear, and wearing finely detailed

Lot: 37 - Etruscan Bronze Candelabrum w/ Athlete,

Classical World, Etruria, ca. 500 to 450 BCE. An incredibly rare, tall, bronze candelabrum with impeccable provenance. It is composed of a tripod base formed of three lion paws, with incised palmettes at the juncture of the legs, a rosette flange at

Lot: 38 - Rare Greek Core-Form Glass Alabastron - Purple &

Ancient Greece, Classical period, ca. late 6th to early 5th century BCE. A fabulous opaque glass alabastron with an elegant presentation and stunning coloration. The gently-tapering body has a rounded base, smooth walls, a narrow neck, a ringed rim,

Lot: 39 - Late Hellenistic / Roman Sardonyx Vessel,

Late Hellenistic (Greek) / Early Roman, ca. 2nd century BCE to 1st century CE. An exquisite sardonyx vase demonstrating immense artistry, carved in an ovoid form with a pointed base, a gently flaring neck with a bevelled rim, and a skillfully

Lot: 40 - Roman Marble Head of Venus, ex-LaReine Margot

Ancient Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A finely carved white marble head of Venus (Greek Aphrodite) - this type known as the Venus Genetrix (also Aphrodite Frejus or the Louvre-Naples type, taking its name from the most well-preserved

Lot: 41 - Jewish Limestone Ossuary - Roman Period

Roman, Holy Land, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A carved limestone ossuary with incised floral, geometric, and architectural motifs. Its lid is undecorated, made of a simple carved slab of limestone. The exterior has been painted an earthy

Lot: 42 - Stunning Roman Mosaic with Head of Mercury

Roman, Early Imperial Period, possibly from Roman Tunisia, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. An incredible mosaic depicting the head of the god Mercury, set within a round, elaborate border. The head is lifesize, and overall the mosaic is vibrantly colored,

Lot: 43 - Fine Roman Tinned Bronze Apollo, ex-Christie's

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A tinned bronze figure of Apollo, depicted nude, standing in contrapposto with his weight on his right leg. His left leg is bent at the knee. He holds a phiale in his lowered right hand, while his

Lot: 44 - Roman Marble Head of a Male Youth

Roman, Imperial Period, Julio-Claudian Period, ca. 1st Century BCE to 1st Century CE. A Roman marble head of a youthful male with idealized features as opposed to the veristic representations popular during the Republican period. Notice that the

Lot: 45 - Pair of Etruscan Bronze Stamnos Handles,

Etruria, central Italy, ca. late 5th to 4th century BCE. A matching pair of bronze handles cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, the handle plates shaped like lances (lanceolate or leaf-shaped), with each one depicting the head of Silenus who

Lot: 47 - Stunning Roman Marbled Glass Sprinkler Flask

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. So striking, this cast and blown mosaic vessel comprised of canes of amber, gold, aubergine, white, and blue glass presents a flattened spherical body with a dimpled, concave bottom, a tall cylindrical

Lot: 48 - Roman Parthian Glass Cup w/ Rigaree, ex-Royal

Roman, Parthian, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A squat, free-blown, emerald-green glass cup with a concave base and a rough pontil scar, short walls, a shallow interior cavity, and a smooth, rolled rim. The exterior of the vessel

Lot: 49 - Large Roman Iron Eagle w/ Bronze Eyes

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A tall cast bronze eagle, depicted seated but fierce, with its sharp beak and claws emphasized. Bulbous bronze inlaid spheres form the eyes. The body has been scored and incised to create the

Lot: 50 - Superb Roman Bronze Oil Lamp w/ Nubian Face

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An incredibly-detailed and striking cast bronze oil lamp in the form of the head of an African, who were known as Ethiopians (Aethiops) or Nubians to the Romans. The head is stylized, and elongates

Lot: 51 - Huge Roman Bronze Standing Sacrificial Bull

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A handsome, solid bronze statue of a humped bull standing on a shallow plinth. The body of the bull is proud, muscular, with a humped neck, powerful haunches, and emphasized dewlap; the horns project

Lot: 52 - Roman Bronze Chariot Fittings (pr)

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century BCE. A wonderful pair of matched, nearly identical, bronze chariot fittings, both in the form of a bust of a young, seemingly nude man. Each bust rises from a decorative finial with a scalloped edge and

Lot: 53 - Incredibly Large / Intact Roman Glass Jug

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Wow! An amazingly preserved very pale green glass translucent jug, mold made, with an applied handle made of repeatedly dripped strands of molten glass and that bends at an acute angle from the

Lot: 54 - Pretty Roman Glass Bowl w/ Ribbed body

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A thin-walled bowl made from a pale aqua glass with delicate, undulating exterior ribbed walls. The mouth bends inward slightly and then rises to an unpronounced, sharp rim. The base is gently ringed

Lot: 55 - Rare Roman Pillar-Molded Glass Handled Vessel

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A fine, single handled vessel comprised of translucent, aqua-colored glass. The mold-made apple-shaped body presents nine evenly-spaced ribs that radiate from the base, a short and slightly flared neck

Lot: 56 - Pair of Roman 18K Gold Earrings - Bull Heads, 4.1

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A matched pair of incredible 18 karat gold earrings, each with a curved, twisted gold stem and a dangling, exquisitely-constructed hollow bull's head. The heads and necks of the bulls have fine

Lot: 58 - Large Roman Marble Sculpture Reclining Male -

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A finely carved, lifelike torso of a reclining male with lithe musculature, posed in a style that often signifies a river god. Only the front and upper portion of the sculpture are carved, with the

Lot: 59 - Delicate Roman Bronze Olpe

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A beautiful and delicate bronze olpe with a tall, curved handle that flows sinuously down to the mid-body and ends in a flat bar applied to the side of the vessel. The rim flares outward, with a

Lot: 60 - Roman Bronze Oil Lamp Votive - Half Man's Head

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A fascinatingly shaped, well-preserved, cast bronze oil lamp in the form of half of a man’s head, viewed in profile. The other side of the head is flat and undecorated, and was probably once

Lot: 61 - Superb Roman Bronze Statuette - God Mercury

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A superb bronze statuette of the messenger god Mercury - cast with fully mythological attributes. In the nude, he stands in contrapposto upon an ancient square pedestal base, holding a purse full of

Lot: 62 - Roman 19K+ Gold Bracelets, ex-Christie’s,

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A gorgeous pair of matching 19.2 karat gold bangle bracelets, each one comprised of a substantial, flat hoop that is rectangular in section, with the overlapping ends that tapering to plain wires that are

Lot: 63 - Roman Alabaster Venus Figure, ex-Christie's

Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A finely carved alabaster sculpture of Venus (Greek Aphrodite), the goddess of romantic love, depicted in the round, presenting a nude torso, with her lower body partially covered by a diagonally

Lot: 65 - Roman Glass Oinochoe w/ Ribbed Body

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A gorgeous mold-blown glass vessel presenting pale blue-green hues and an elegant composition. The pouring vessel sits upon a wide discoid foot and has a tall body, a rounded shoulder, a tubular

Lot: 66 - Incredible Roman Marble Torso of a Goddess

Ancient Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Among the finest marble sculptures we have ever had the honor of handling, depicting an elegant draped torso of a goddess, her feminine figure standing in contrapposto with her right hip

Lot: 67 - Roman Fresco Fragment of Perseus w/ Medusa's Head

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A magnificent fresco section from ancient Rome depicting Perseus holding Medusa's head in his right hand and the Harpe or adamantine sword given to him by Jupiter (Zeus) with which he decapitated the Gorgon

Lot: 68 - Roman Marble Section of Lower Legs, Feet of Male

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd Century CE. A carved marble pair of lower legs - perhaps belonging to a human but possibly belonging to Cupid - with the contiguous calves and feet standing upon a plinth, beside a tree trunk form with nicely

Lot: 69 - Large / Fine Roman Glass Bottle

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A gorgeous seafoam green glass bottle, its rectangular body mold-blown to an even squared profile, although with graceful rounded corners and edges, a short cylindrical neck, and a thick planar rim.

Lot: 70 - Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting - Eagle & Snakes

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A striking cast bronze chariot fitting with projecting snake heads rising in sinuous curves from each side and a majestic eagle head atop a cylindrical shaft. The base of the shaft is flared and round. A

Lot: 71 - Fantastic Roman Mosaic - Ship & Sea Life

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A beautiful mosaic depicting a grand ship with its sail raised and blowing in the wind, amidst a plethora of sea creatures - fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods - created from hundreds of tesserae in

Lot: 72 - Roman Glass Olla w/ Handle & Added Netting

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A squat, free-blown, semi-translucent glass olla with a pale yellow, almost colorless appearance. The vessel is defined by a concave base and a rough pontil scar, a globular body, a rounded shoulder

Lot: 73 - Large Roman Green Glass Jar w/ Applied Blue Spots

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 4th century CE. Comprised of translucent glass of blue-green hues, a beautiful vessel of a cup-like form with a slightly concave profile, a flattened bottom, and a splayed lip. Around the midline of the exterior wall are

Lot: 74 - Roman Glass Plate - Remarkable Condition

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 4th century CE. An incredibly well-preserved, free-blown shallow glass dish with an applied disc foot. The shape of the foot, which flares outward at its base, mirrors the shape of the rim, which is steep-sided with a

Lot: 75 - Roman Glass Cup w/ Amber Color

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An elegant, free-blown amber glass cup with a translucent presentation. The vessel rests atop a ringed foot with a rough pontil scar and has gently-undulating walls, a deep interior cavity, and a

Lot: 76 - Large Roman Glass Jar w/ Added Blue Rigaree

Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. 4th to early 5th century CE. A sizeable and near-transparent free-blown vessel created with pale sage-hued glass. The jar has a concave base with a rough pontil scar, a globular body with several raised ribs around

Lot: 77 - Rare Roman Blue Glass Unguent

Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. late 4th to early 5th century CE. A stunning mold-blown glass vessel presenting a cobalt blue color and a near-opaque appearance. The vessel is defined by a slightly concave base and a smooth pontil scar, an

Lot: 78 - Roman Glass Footed Cup w/ Lovely Iridescence

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A beautiful, translucent, emerald-green glass goblet with a concave foot with a rolled rim and a rough pontil scar. The cup itself rests atop the foot with rolled walls, a shallow interior cavity,

Lot: 79 - Roman Glass Bottle w/ Handle - Rare Form

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. An intriguing, near-opaque lime-green glass bottle with a rounded yet stable base, four indented walls which taper gradually to a narrow neck, a collared and in-folded rim, a deep interior cavity,

Lot: 80 - Tall / Fine Roman Glass Vase

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A stunning hand-blown glass vessel of a very attractive yellow hue with remarkable translucency - and a tinge of aubergine kissing one side of the mouth to the neck. What's more, the piece boasts an

Lot: 81 - Late Roman Imperial Limestone Eagle

Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A substantial, hand-carved limestone eagle statue hewn from a larger stone. The avian figure displays its proud head in a majestic raised position, tilted just slightly in an inquisitive manner,

Lot: 82 - Published Roman Glass Flask - Trailing on Neck

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. An outstanding free-blown glass flask of translucent glass - nearly colorless with a slight blue-green tinge. The vessel presents an elongated sack-like body with gently concave sides, a rounded

Lot: 83 - Roman Redware Plate w/ Planta Pedis, ex-Christie's

Roman, early Imperial period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A redware footed dish on a ring foot, with the high sides decorated with masks, rosettes, and foliate swags. The interior has bands of rouletting, and a central impressed maker's

Lot: 84 - Large Roman / Byzantine Bronze Bread Stamp

Roman or Byzantine, ca. 4th to 7th century CE. A rectangular bronze bread stamp with two rows of Greek letters, each within a thick bronze border. The verso has a double loop handle with an applied flat panel at the center. The edges and panel are

Lot: 85 - Danish Neolithic Thick Chert Hand Axe

Northern Europe, Denmark, Neolithic period, ca. 3900 to 1700 BCE. A chert hand axe with retooling, made from a stone with warm, mottled brown-grey hues. The polished flint axe is part of the technology that marked Neolithic life in northwestern

Lot: 86 - Huge Viking / Anglo-Saxon Iron Axe Head

Northern Europe, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, or possibly other Germanic, ca. 7th to 9th century CE. A giant iron double-headed axe with a long, hooked blade on one end and a more traditional axe head on the other. In the center is a socket for attachment to

Lot: 87 - Important Viking Silver Ritual Bowl - 500 grams

Northern Europe, Vikings or Viking Rus, ca. 9th century to 11th century CE. A very rare find, a silver bowl most likely deposited in a Viking hoard. The bowl would not originally have been made by Vikings, but its surface has been modified to include

Lot: 88 - Viking Hoard - Iron Sword, Bit, Spear, Axe, &

Northern Europe, Viking culture, ca. early 10th century CE. An incredible hoard of five iron artifacts: a large, Petersen Type X sword, a horse bit, an axe, a chisel, and a socketed spearhead. The horse bit is composed of two thick iron wires looped

Lot: 89 - Massive Viking Bronze Chain Necklace w/ Many

Northern Europe, Viking culture, possibly Gotland, Sweden, ca. 1000 to 1100 CE. A fabulous, near-complete collection of bronze chains, brooches, and pendants made to be worn by a wealthy Viking woman, clasping together the two sides of her cloak. The

Lot: 90 - Lot of 2 Achaemenid Persian Iron Daggers

Ancient Near East, Achaemenid Persian Empire, ca. 500 to 330 BCE. Two large ancient iron stabbing daggers. Both show rare, complete preservation and are intact from their sharply pointed tips down to the ring pommel on the integral handle. The

Lot: 91 - Syrian Tell Brak Banded Alabaster Eye Idol

Ancient Near East, Tell Brak, modern Syria, Late Uruk Period, ca. 3300 to 3000 BCE. A beautiful and abstract eye idol, hand-carved from a creamy banded alabaster using drills and string cutting. One of the most famous artifact types from early

Lot: 92 - Messopotamian Administrative Document - Translated

Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia, Middle Babylonian Period, ca. 1595 to 1155 BCE. A cuneiform tablet (or "biscuit") with dense lines of ancient writing carved into both of its faces, with one side almost completely covered, the other with a few lines.

Lot: 93 - Near Eastern Limestone Altar w/ Griffin,

Ancient Near East, Syria, ca. 3rd to 2nd century BCE. A beautiful, solid limestone altar with a recessed top for placing incense and a high relief seated griffin on the front. The altar has a tapered body that stands on four high, triangular legs.

Lot: 95 - Rare / Complete Urartian Bronze Belt

Ancient Near East, modern day Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, Urartu, Urartian, Iron Age III, ca. 7th century BCE. It is incredibly rare to find a complete Urartian belt. This example, made from hammered bronze and decorated in chased low

Lot: 96 - Rare Sumerian Marble Mortar w/ 2 Bull Heads

Ancient Near East, Sumeria or Babylon, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A hand-carved marble mortar, a deep cuboid form standing on four nub-like feet, with two bull heads projecting from one short side. The mortar interior is worked to a rough, concave

Lot: 97 - Lifesize+ Palmyrene Limestone Head - Masterpiece!

Ancient Near East, Palmyra, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. Carved in the round from a single block of limestone, a very attractive head of an individual of import donning a wreath set with a large, oval 'jewel' above his forehead. His visage is

Lot: 98 - Byzantine Bronze Hanging Incense Thurible

Near East/Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 8th to 10th century CE. A simple thurible, a cast bronze censer suspended from three bronze chains. Each chain is composed of several links of bronze chain below a long bronze wire; the three chains meet at

Lot: 99 - Indian Pink Sandstone Sculpture - Parvati & Monkey

Central Asia, India, Middle Kingdoms period, ca. 11th to 12th century CE. A large, high relief carving, made from a warm, pinkish sandstone, depicting the Hindu goddess Parvati standing in a sensuous pose, leaning forward at the waist. One arm

Lot: 100 - Impressive 10th C. Khmer Stone Torso of Man

Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Khmer Empire (Angkor culture), ca. 10th to 12th century CE. A buff grey sandstone statue of a young man, finely carved in the classic style of the Khmer. He wears a sampot, a long rectangular cloth worn around the lower body

Lot: 101 - Thai Gilded Bronze Buddha - TL Tested Core

Southeast Asia, Thailand, Sukhothai or early Ayutthaya period, ca. 1000 to 1400 CE. Beautiful and very old, this is a fine example of a gilded, hollow cast bronze depiction of the Buddha seated atop a multi-tiered throne that is designed to look like

Lot: 102 - Rare 19th C. Nepalese Wood Shaman's Mask

Central Asia, Himalayan Region, Nepal, ca. late 19th century CE. An rare shaman's mask carved of wood into an oval form with openwork eyes and mouth and applied black and blonde hair held in place with a strip of dried leather. Two other strips of

Lot: 104 - Large Ancient Japanese Jomon Pottery Jar w/ TL

East Asia, Japan, Middle Jomon period, ca. 3000 BCE to 1000 BCE, most likely about 4,500 years old. A sizeable, hand-built terracotta vessel of an elegant form with a flat base, a gently tapering body, a rounded top, a thin rim, and a small

Lot: 105 - Ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty Jade Mask (Nephrite)

East Asia, China, Shang Dynasty, ca. 1558 to 1046 BCE. A large, impressive mask made from white jade (nephrite) with wide, staring eyes, a triangular nose, and a wide mouth with thick lips. Prominent cheekbones and large, incised eyebrows give the

Lot: 106 - Chinese Jin / Yuan Dynasty Purple-Splash Bowl -

East Asia, China, Jin to Yuan Dynasty, ca. 12th to 13th century CE. A stunning Jun-Ware / Junyao ceramic bowl with a scalloped rim, the surfaces decorated with luscious sky blue glaze with added purple splashes to the interior and exterior, all upon

Lot: 107 - Framed "Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis"

"Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumqs Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale …. MDCCXXXXVI." Published in Nuremberg in 1746 by G.M. (George Moritz) Lowitz (1722-1774), Johann Matthias Hase (1684-1742), Homann Erben (firm - heirs of

Lot: 108 - 18th C. Italian Painting - Santa Barbara on Silver

Europe, Italy, ca. 18th century CE. An exquisite depiction of Santa Barbara created via a technique that is truly mindblowing! The image is finely painted on silver foil and then superimposed with a painstakingly hand-cut, lace-like paper overlay.

Lot: 109 - Rindisbacher Color Lithograph, Hunting the Buffalo

Peter Rindisbacher (Swiss, 1806-1834), an original hand-colored lithograph entitled "Hunting the Buffaloe", 1837. Just three years after Peter Rindisbacher's death, his "Hunting the Buffaloe" was selected to be the frontispiece for the first volume

Lot: 110 - Framed Pair of Original Landseer Engravings -

Artist Edwin Henry Landseer (British, 1802-1873), Engraver Thomas Landseer (British, 1795-1880), "Victor of the Glen" (1868) and "The Stag at Bay" (1865); published in London by Louis Brall, 1868 and 1865 respectfully. A pair of original, antique,

Lot: 111 - 17th C. German Hand-Colored Copper Plate

Europe, Germany, ca. 1618 through 1626 CE. Four original German hand-colored copper plate engravings that feature the surnames of families accompanied by inscriptions and imagery that capture the different seasons of the year as well as fruits and

Lot: 112 - 19th C. Russian Icon - Fiery Ascent of Prophet

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. Finely rendered in egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on wood, a breathtaking icon honoring the Prophet Elijah who, as depicted in the central panel, rides into heaven on a chariot drawn by celestial

Lot: 113 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon, Dormition of the

Russia, ca. 19th c. CE. A heart-wrenching depiction of the Dormition of the Virgin showing the Theotokos on her deathbed, surrounded by mourning Apostles. Christ is above, looking at his mother, and holding a small swaddled child who represents the

Lot: 114 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon / Kiot, Theotokos

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Exquisitely painted in egg tempera, gold leaf and faux enamel, an icon of the mother of God, modeled upon the original wonderworking Kazan image given the elaborate painted halo of the type that once embellished the

Lot: 115 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon - St. Nicholas w/

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Finely painted in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood, this icon features the miracle-working Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker at center - dressed in sumptuous episcopal vestments, wearing a cross adorned omophorion, giving

Lot: 116 - 19th C. Russian Royal Door Panels,

Russia, ca. 1890 CE. A pair of arched wood Royal Door wing panels for an iconostasis or icon screen within an Orthodox church, finely finished in egg tempera and gold leaf, displaying an Annunciation scene in the upper register with depictions of the

Lot: 117 - 19th C. Russian Icon - Fiery Ascension Prophet

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. A breathtaking icon of the Prophet Elijah sitting in a desert cave after having predicted a famine, thankfully being fed by a crow, while above Elijah rides into heaven on a chariot of fire drawn by

Lot: 118 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon - Standing St.

Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. A grand icon delineated in egg tempera and gilt on wood, depicting Saint Matthew the Evangelist in full view writing his Gospel. The arched form and large size suggests it would have been part of an ensemble of four

Lot: 119 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon - Processional

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Finely painted in egg tempera on wood, the painted iconography set amidst glistening gold leaf strapwork patterns, an icon in the form of a very large processional cross or crucifix, possibly carried

Lot: 120 - 19th C. Russian Icons God Father, Mary Magdalene,

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Impressive not only for their finely painted images but also for their ornately carved and gilded frames, two diamond-oriented icons in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood. One depicts God the Father donning a triangular

Lot: 121 - Signed Dali "Velasquez La Reddition de Breda" -

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), "Velasquez La Reddition De Breda", signed in pencil on lower right, also signed in the plate, numbered 285/350 on lower left, an original lithograph on Arches paper (w/ watermark) published by Sidney Lucas, 1974.

Lot: 122 - Signed Dali Lithograph "Velasquez Les Menines" -

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), "Velasquez 'les menines'", signed in pencil on lower right, also signed in plate, numbered 147/350 in pencil on lower left, an original lithograph on Arches paper (w/ watermark) published by Sidney Lucas, 1974.

Lot: 123 - Signed Dali "Vermeer de Delft La Lettre" - 1974

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), Vermeer de Delft La Lettre, signed in pencil on lower right, also signed in plate, numbered 91/350, an original lithograph on Arches paper (with watermark) published by Sidney Lucas, 1974. Vermeer's La Lettre is

Lot: 124 - Signed Dali Lithograph "Rembrandt Portrait..."

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), "Rembrandt Portrait du Peintre par Lui Meme", signed in pencil on lower right, also signed in plate, numbered 149/350, an original lithograph on Arches paper (w/ watermark) published by Sidney Lucas, 1974. This

Lot: 125 - American Watercolor - Arts & Crafts Interior -

An original watercolor painting of architectural interiors by an unknown artist of the American South, ca. 1920 CE. A stunning architectural rendering depicting interior designs that demonstrate strong William Morris Arts and Crafts influence - all

Lot: 126 - Bernard Buffet Original Lithograph - Flowers, 1968

Bernard Buffet (French, 1928-1999), "Flowers" colored lithograph, ca. 1968 CE. A beautiful original lithograph in colors, signed in the plate, and depicting a bouquet of three orange flowers in an interior setting. The contrast of the orange and

Lot: 127 - Signed Rodrigue Red Blue Dog Artist's Proof - 1993

George Rodrigue (American, 1944-2013), Blue Dog with Red Security Blanket or Hooded Cloak, original silkscreen in colors, an artist's proof, signed by the artist in silver on the lower left, "Artist Proof" also handwritten in silver on the lower




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