Description: Ca.200 AD. Amazing Roman cylinder glass flask. This flask is formed by aflared channeled rim, with light iridescence and encrustation around rim. \n\nCondition: Intact no visible cracks or repairs.\n\nSize: 95mm; 55gr. \n\nProvenance: Important London collection of Ancient art; formed in 1970s then passed by descent. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
An interesting Ancient Roman bronze statuette depicting a seated male figure, shown with his hands tied together. The figure can possibly represents a Barbarian prisoner of war, depicted here wearing a Phrygian cap. The Phrygian cap was a soft, conical cap with its top pulled forward, associated with peoples in Eastern Europe and the Near East – Anatolia, Phrygia, and Dacia. In ancient Roman culture, the Phrygian cap came to be applied to several other non-Roman-speaking peoples, “barbarians” in
Items 1 and 2: The latin term ,,fibulae" (fibula) refers to roman brooches. Unlike modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative, they served a function - to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Dolphins have a rich background in roman mythology, where legend has it that they were helpers of God. Very few of the fibulae have survived through the centuries and even fewer are in a good condition. These two are ones of the few, that are. Silver, gilded.\n\n\n\n\n Item 3 : A brooch from the anglosa
Description: Ca. 400 BC A large Messapian Hydria with buff body and decorated with geometric forms and lines in brown slip; \n\nCondition: Good Condition \n\nSize: 250x230mm; 1200gr \n\nProvenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1980s on the UK and European art market. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
An Egyptian statuette of a shabti in bright blue faience with vivid black coloured hieroglyphics to the front and to the back. The statuette is in form of a mummy, displayed standing upright with both feet together and with hands crossed on the chest while holding a pair of A shaped hoes, tools necessary for agricultural work. This finely modelled shabti wears a tripartite wig, with locks of hair identified by incised lines.
Description: Ca. 400 BC A ceramic domed apulian pyxis with pedestal-style handle, painted palmettes and profile heads of ladies of fashion with white and yellow detailing to the stephane and necklace, spokes to the handle. \n\nCondition: Good Condition. \n\nSize: 95mm; 170gr \n\nProvenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1980s on the UK and European art market. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: ca.664-332BC The sacred bird of the moon god Thoth, seated in an alert attitude with the neck arched back, the tear shaped convex eyes finely modelled, the tail feathers and leg markings carefully engraved. \n\nSize: 195mm, 490 grams \n\nProvenance: Property of a London gallery, originally from American estate, acquired in the 1970s. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: ca.2000BC Important, Early Bronze Age copper flat axe head with very fine olive-green patina. \n\nSize: 109mm, 155 grams \n\nProvenance: Property of a British collector; acquired in the 1980s. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: Ca. 300 BC. Attractive Greek Hellenistic Period plate with with rope like border decoration, small foot, rare type; \n\nCondition: Good Condition; Intact. \n\nSize: 200x35mm; 330gr \n\nProvenance: Ex collection of John Hibner acquired in Turkey during military services in the 1960s. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
A finely modelled Etruscan jug featuring a squat body and A high, crooked handle, extending from the vessel’s shoulder to the rim. The handle is further enriched by a finisal modelled in the shape of a palmette. A beautiful example of Etruscan bronze craftsmanship.
Description: Interesting Gandhara Buddha head. This item includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Pax Romana Gallery, London, UK.\nMaterial: Stucco\nCondition: Very Fine / see photos \nDate: Circa 200 - 300 AD\nSize: 250x95mm(w/ stand); 1521grams(w/ stand)\nItem Id; b188\nProvenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.\nObtained from an old British collection, acquired between 1960-1990 in the European and Japanese Art Market.\n\nWhen bidding and buying i
A wide necked pottery jar with flaring rim and bi-chrome decoration in panels. One side contains two stylised bulls’ heads within a dotted panel, and another panel with worn design containing three (possibly) domesticated animals including a horse. Ever since the beginnings of agricultural times, in the fourth millennium BC in Ancient Iran, there had been a tradition of decorating pottery with geometric patterns, birds and animals which were often silhouetted in dark brown on buff clay. Combinat
An interesting and unusual example of an Egyptian red slip terracotta statuette of a Shabti. The figure displays the typical and distinctive attributes of Egyptian Shabtis, such as the hoe and pot, in this case simply incised to the chest. Facial features are rendered in a stylised manner, with wide-opened eyes, big mouth and pinched nose.
Description: Ca. 500 BC. East Greek petailed phiale bowl with and omphalos in the center; A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid, or grains such as rice, as an offering to a god or spirit, or in memory of the dead. It was common in many religions of antiquity and continues to be offered in cultures today.\n Various substances have been used for libations, most commonly wine or other alcoholic drinks, olive oil, honey, and in India, ghee. The vessels used in the ritual, including the patera,
A pale cream Indus Valley Chalcolithic pottery fertility figure of a seated female; the face with a hooked nose, signature large sunken eyes, and tall headdress; she wears a tight collar around her neck, partly covering her breasts; her hands and forearms held in a horizontal position; feet bare, the toes pointed down.
An Egyptian jasper amulet, carefully carved in the shape of a Menat counterpoise, and longitudinally pierced for suspension. The Menat was an elaborate necklace of multiple string beads, which as well as being worn could be shaken ritualistically to emit a rattling noise used to accompany songs and dances, usually in honour of the Egyptian goddess Hathor. Their heavy weight necessitated a counterpoise, which was worn between the shoulder blades.
A bronze fluted phiale, or wine bowl. Hammered from a single sheet of metal, the phiale has 17 petals in fine regular repoussé work chased into the bronze surface. The way in which the metal is pushed up from the bottom of the bowl to form a central internal knob makes this a type of phiale known as a mesomphalic phiale, a characteristic that allowed the phiale to be held more easily in one hand.
A pair of cylindrical cosmetic tubes made from well-preserved wood, connected by two pieces of carved ivory. A rectangular indentation (1cm in length) in each of the ivory connections possibly suggests that an applicator stick was formerly stored between the two tubes. The top of each tube features an ivory peg lid with a small hole bored longitudinally.
C. 1st-4th century AD\n\nRoman glass flask with a long neck, out turned rim and single handle.\n\nIntact with good colour to iridescence. \n\nProvenance; \nThe seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. Purchased by the current owner in the UK from Ex Silk Collection.\n\nThe Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner. \nRelated documents seen by Catawiki.\n\nImportant information.\nThe seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot
Description: Ca.200 AD. Attactive Roman blue glass beaker bowl, used in the ancient period of the storage of make up.\nRare item due to size and colour, not many examples survived.\n\nCondition: Museum quality piece. \n\nSize: 30mm; 8gr. \n\nProvenance: Private London collection, formed in the 1970s on the UK and European art market. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: Islamic Seljuk Terracotta Decorated Pitcher. \nThis item has been professionally cleaned to show original details, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.\n\nMaterial: Terracotta\n\nCondition: Very Fine \n\nDate: c. 12th c AD\n\nMeasurements: H:170mm/L:155mm;620g\n\nID - b972\n\nProvenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner. \nObtained from an old British collection, acquired between 1960-1990 in the European and Japanese Art Market.\n Archae
A Greek terracotta figurine of a frontal crouched Silenus. The figure is depicted as a nude bearded old man, with a bald head, fat cheeks and pot- belly. The original pink and white pigmentation is still visible on the figure’s body and face.
Description: Medieval Crusaders Era Iron Cavalry / Equestrian Spurs - Still functional. \nThis item has been professionally cleaned to show original details, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.\n\nMaterial: Iron\n\nCondition: Very Good - Wearable \n\nDate: ca 1200 - 1500 AD\n\nSize: L:150mm;58g\n\nItem ID: b1012\n\nProvenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.\nFrom an old British collection, purchased from a private London collector. Archaeological
A Nabataean South Arabian bronze statuette of a deity. Facial features are quite clearly but crudely defined; the figure wears nothing except a long robe from the waist down. Both arms are held forwards, the hands apparently clenched. The statuette is supplied with a purpose made metal stand.
The quillon from a medieval dagger. Made of heavy cast bronze, it is decorated along the sides with patterns of linear grooves, the longer side with a stylised zoomorphic terminal, balanced by a short side ending in a heavy cube. The centre with a hole for insertion of the blade hilt.
Selection of 3 Ancient Egyptian, Amarna Period Faience Floral Amulets.\nThis item includes Certificate of Authenticity. \n\nSize: 17-20mm;1g\n\nMaterial: Faience\n\nCulture: Egypt, Amarna, 18th Dynasty, c. 1361-1352 B.C. \n\nCondition: Intact \n\nID: b1080\n\nProvenance: Previously private collection, London UK, acquired in the 1960s. \n\nThe Amarna Period is a short but important phase in the history of Ancient Egypt when the Pharaoh Akhenaten broke away from the Polytheistic religion, centred
Description: Ancient Glass Flask with Bell Shaped Body.\n\nMaterial: Glass\n\nCondition: Good / see photos.\n\nTimeframe: ca.800AD\n\nSize: H:120mm;44g\n\nID: b998\n\nFrom a private collection, acquired in London in the 1970s.\naccompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.\n Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: Bactrian column idol. \nThis item has been professionally cleaned to show original details, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.\n\nMaterial: Alabaster\n\nCondition: Good / see photos\n\nDate: Circa 3100-2686 BC\n\nSize: H:113mm;985g\n\nItem id: b538\n\nProvenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.\nObtained from an old British collection, purchased from a collector in London. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
Description: Ancient Alabaster Storage Vessel.\nThis item has been professionally cleaned to show original details, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.\n\nMaterial: Alabaster\n\nCondition: Very Fine / see photos\n\nDate: Circa 3100-2686 BC\n\nSize: H:104mm;441g\n\nItem id: b976\n\nProvenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.\nObtained from an old British collection, purchased from a collector in London. Archaeological Finds & Remains---
A vesica-shaped, bronze Medieval seal matrix, featuring a passant leopard motif. The central design shows the leopard with his forepaw raised and all other paws resting on the ground. The legend framing the seal reads in Latin: FRANGE LEGE TEGE.
A one-piece Luristan bronze handle. Each of the ends with a zoomorphic terminal in the form of a bulls head, with long horns and a powerfully modelled neck. Central part of the bar with ridged decoration to aid grip. Below the bar, two stems flaring to form base for attachment. Supplied with a wood stand (height with stand 10.3 cms).
A bronze figurine depicting the Egyptian god Harpocrates. He is shown nude, standing, the finger of his right hand held to his mouth and holding (fragmentary) cornucopiae in the crook of his left arm. Supplied with a custom-made metal stand (height with stand 9.2 cms).
A beautiful Luristan cast bronze bangle composed of a circular, plain hoop, featuring finely decorated terminals, modelled as beast heads. Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for
Description: ca.900-1100AD Important Medieval Period silver coiled bracelet pair with expanding terminals.\n\nSize: 73x75mm, 85 grams \n\nProvenance: From an important British collection, purchased in Europe in the 1980s. Archaeological Finds & Remains---