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BYZANTINE, MEDIEVAL AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

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6894. A CHOICE BYZANTINE HOLY WATER AMPULA, ca. 5th-10th century. The small lead vessel cast with handles for suspension around a pilgrim's neck as a protective amulet. 1.8". This is by far the best I've carried as they are invariably crushed and torn, in fact this is the only one Iíve seen on the market without damage. Extremely rare this nice. Minor ancient deposits. On marble stand. Museum quality example. $3000 estimate.
On sale at: $2400. Place An Order


6895. A CHOICE BYZANTINE BONE TRIPTYCH, ca. 10th-12th century. The central panel with Christ blessing the emperor, two angels on the side panels. When closed the front panels display two female saints. 1.75 x 3.75 inches. Breaks to hinges, otherwise choice condition with wonderful carving. Extremely rare and desirable. $2750 estimate.
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6896. A BYZANTINE BONE PLAQUE OF CHRIST PANTOCRATOR, c. 10th-12th century. Much better than burnt out image shows. 2.1". $2000 estimate.
On sale at: $1450. Place An Order


6897. A PAIR OF BYZANTINE EARRINGS, c. 10th-12th cent. With remains of gilding and colored paste inlays. 25mm. Attachment loops lost but would be splendid with matching modern suspension loops. Similar in style to several in the recent Byzantine exhibition at the Met. $400 estimate.
On sale at: $325. Place An Order


6898. A BYZANTINE BONE PLAQUE WITH CHRIST, ca. 10th-12th century. Christ pantocrator holding the Bible in his left hand, his right hand raised against his chest. 1.3 x 2.1 inches. Left edge missing. Excellent detail. $2000 estimate.
On sale at: $1450. Place An Order


6899. A BETTER BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA AND GLASS MIRROR, ca. 8th-10th century. The oval terracotta with central mirror glass inlay surrounded by two bronze crosses and other glass inlay, the glass with some iridescense. 5.5". Excellent example and rare this nice. $300 estimate.
On sale at: $225. Place An Order


6900. A BYZANTINE MIRROR, ca. 6th-10th century AD. The mirror set with central glass reflector, glass fragments and four bronze crosses, two bronze suspension loops at top. 6.5 inches diameter. $300 estimate.
On sale at: $225. Place An Order


6901. A BYZANTINE STRAINER JAR, ca. 4th-8th century. The vessel with a shallow bowl top with small drainage holes above a squat body with holes in the lower half, incised ridges around the exterior. 2.25 x 4 inches. Excellent intact example. Scarce type. $1250 estimate.
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6902. A ROMANO-BRITISH EROTIC ENAMELED PENDANT OR BROOCH, ca. 2nd-4th century. The pendant with a circular ring of red enamel within which is a raised male organ, suspension loop at top cracked. 1.6". Rare. $500 estimate.
On sale at: $425. Place An Order


6903. AN EARLY MEDIEVAL BUCKLE WITH ANIMALS, ca. 4th-6th century AD. The buckle with an ostrich like bird facing what appears to be a small animal standing on the back of another. 1.6 inches. Excellent condition. $750 estimate.
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6904. A BYZANTINE GLASS BOTTLE, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The globular bottle with twin heavy applied handles and applied drip spout around the neck. 6 inches. Rare type. Stable age cracks. $1250 estimate.
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6905. A BYZANTINE GLASS 'MOLAR FLASK', ca. 5th-8th century AD. The tooth shaped bottle of heavy glass with four cusp-like legs, a wheel cut cross on all four sides. 2.9 inches. Professional repair to neck. Rare type. $1250 estimate.
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6906. A BYZANTINE JUG, ca. 5th-10th century AD. The piriform jug with small pouring spout and ridged sides and base. 5.4 inches. Intact excellent condition. $400 estimate.
On sale at: $325. Place An Order


6907. A BYZANTINE JUG, ca. 5th-10th century AD. The conical jug with small neck and ridged sides and base. 5.3 inches. Intact excellent condition. $400 estimate.
On sale at: $325. Place An Order


6908. A BYZANTINE BRONZE TRIPLE SPOUT OIL LAMP WITH ORIGINAL SUSPENSION CHAIN, c. 9th-11th century AD. 6 x 10.5" on chain. A very rare intact example complete with original lid and chain. $4000 estimate.
On sale at: $3400. Place An Order


6909. A BYZANTINE HANGING OIL LAMP WITH CHAIN, c. 9th-11th c. 4.2x14.5" chain. A rare example complete with paw feet and original chain. $4000 estimate.
On sale at: $3400. Place An Order


6910. A BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP, c. 9th-11th c. With leaf handle and zomorphic lid. 4". Small crack at spout. $1000 estimate.
On sale at: $850. Place An Order


6911. A VERY LARGE BYZANTINE OR CRUSADER 'CASTLE' KEY, ca. 10th-11th century. The iron key with intact prongs. Rare. 8.5". $850 estimate.
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6912. A CHOICE BYZANTINE BRONZE BELL, ca. 5th-10th century. The bell with a superb glossy forest green patina, the clapper intact. 1.6". A superb little gem! $1400 estimate.
On sale at: $1250. Place An Order


6913. Germanic black-burnished jar, III-IV c, H=11,8", cracked, but intact. $650 estimate.
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6914. Frankish beaker, IV-first 1/4 of V c. AD, 13 blue drops and several wheel-cut grooves, intact, 2.6" x 2.8". $2250 estimate.
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6915. Frankish beaker, IV-first 1/4 of V c. AD, blue drops of glass grouped by 1, 2 or 3, intact, 3.1" x 3". $2250 estimate.
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6916. Gaulish glass flask, end of V- beg. VI c. AD, intact, H 6.2". $950 estimate.
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6917. Glass cup, Rhineland, IV c. AD, double row of wheel-cut joined pentagons, mended, some pieces missing, D 3.7", H 3.9". $1750 estimate.
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6918. Glass bowl, Rhineland, second half of II-early III c. AD, several wheel-cut bands, intact with small top piece missing, D 3.9", H 2.3". $650 estimate.
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6919. Byzantine wine-glass, 3 quarter of VI c. AD, intact, H 3.2". $2850 estimate.
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6920. Byzantine bronze ring w monogram, VI c. AD, 24 x 24 mm. $175 estimate.
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6921. Byzantine bronze ring w monogram, VI c. AD, 23 x 22 mm. $175 estimate.
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6922. Byzantine silver buckle, VII c AD, cast, openwork, L 5.2 cm. $1450 estimate.
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6923. Byzantine silver cross, VII c AD, blue glass cabochon, L 4.4 cm. $650 estimate.
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6924. Byzantine silver cross, VII c AD, blue glass cabochon, L 4.8 cm. $350 estimate.
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6925. Byzantine silver buckle, VI c AD, L 4.5 cm. $650 estimate.
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6926. Danubian Silver fibula, IV c.AD, 4.8 cm. $200 estimate.
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6927. Migration period gold ring with glass cabochon, last 1/4 of IV-beginning of V c AD, 22 X 26 mm. $1750 estimate.
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6928. Ostrogoth silver buckle, first half of VII c AD, repousse image of a lion, 12.3 x 7 cm. $1500 estimate.
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6929. Germanic silver fibula, V c AD, in form of a horsefly, 6.2 cm, wings mended. $350 estimate.
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6930. Germanic gold ring, V c AD, w garnet cabochon, solid gold hoop, 24 mm, significant wear, separation on back of shield. $2500 estimate.
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6931. Migration period gold and silver mount, rope wires, granulation, flat glass, last 1/4 of IV-beginning of V c AD, 24 X 29 mm. $950 estimate.
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6932. Migration period silver mount, granulation, glass cabochon, last 1/4 of IV-beginning of V c AD, 20 x 25 mm. $300 estimate.
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6933. Frankish or Hunnic silver and gold buckle, first half of V c AD, garnet cloisonne, L 3.3 cm. $2750 estimate.
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6934. Pair of Germanic silver bracelets, sec. half of VI c AD, 6.3 x 7 cm. $450 estimate.
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6935. Pair of Germanic silver bracelets, sec. half of VI c AD, 5.5 x 5.1 cm. $350 estimate.
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6936. 3 Germanic silver bracelets, sec. half of V c AD to VII c.AD, up to 4.5 x 4 c. $300 estimate.
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