PREHISTORIC, CELTIC, NEAR EASTERN AND EGYPTIAN ART
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5010. A FINE BRONZE SPEAR POINT, Uncertain culture but definitely ancient. Likely Chinese, later Warring States or Early Western Han period. ca. BC/AD. 5.6 inches. Excellent olive-brown patina. Attribution of this interesting type appreciated. Not in Petrie, 'Tools and Weapons'.
5011. A SCYTHIAN EQUINE FOREHEAD ORNAMENT, ca. 5th century BC. The animal style art bronze ornament in the form of a stag's head. 1.25 x 1.3 inches. Rare.
5012. A SCYTHIAN MOOSE HEAD ORNAMENT, ca. 5th century BC. The animal style art bronze ornament in the form of a moose head, remains of two tenons on reverse. 1.1 inches. Rare.
5013. A MEOTIAN-SARMATION BRONZE PENDANT FIGURE OF A MALE, ca. 3rd century BC to 2nd century AD. Nude figure with cap, suspension loop at rear. 0.85 inches. Cf. Ancient Beads of North Black Sea Area, Alexeyva Table 41, no. 22, Also Art Treasures of Ancient Kuban, Catalogue of Exhibition, pg. 129.
5014. A HEAVY ASSYRIAN STYLE FRESCO, ca. early-mid 20th century. The fresco painted with two registers in an Assyrian/Persian style, the upper register a procession of dignitaries paying homage to the great king, the lower register soldiers dispatching prisoners and a nude female prisoner chained to a bed! The piece painted on plaster over heavy masonry backing, the surface showing age. 24 x 24 x 3 inches. A large impressive display piece with considerably more detail than image shows.