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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN AND EGYPTIAN ART

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9520. A RARE EARLY IRANIAN RHYTON, ca. 1200-800 BC. The large drinking cup terminating in an bull's head. 4.5 x 9.25 inches. Chips and repair to reverse rim and horns. Rare. $1250 estimate.
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9521. A RARE EARLY IRANIAN ASKOS, ca. 1200-800 BC. The animal-form vessel with flattened oval body and four legs, tail and two leg-like appendages at the front, the pinched pouring rim mimicing and animal's head, the body marked with longitudinal press marks surrounded by patterns of point impressions. 5 x 6 x 7.5 inches. Chips or repair to handle, one leg and one front appendage. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9522. A VERY RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base and turned out rim, a band of numerous vertical incised hatch marks around the neck. 8 x 14 inches. Small line from rim, otherwise intact. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in an intact condition is extremely rare. $12,500 estimate.
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9523. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base and turned out rim, a band of numerous incised hatch marks around the neck. 6.75 x 10.5 inches. Intact. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in an intact condition is extremely rare. $4500 estimate.
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9524. A HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The redware bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base, two small tab handles and two sets of six small knob projections on the shoulder. 4 x 7 inches. Some surface abrasion primarily to the interior, otherwise intact. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9525. A RARE EARLY BRONZE AGE INCISED CUP Syria or Holy Land, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The single handled cup with horned extension of handle above the rim, four bands of raised dots and a band of incised design around the body. 4.5 x 4.5 inches. A rare type deserving of further study. Intact. $1250 estimate.
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9526. AN EARLY BRONZE AGE HOLY LAND JUG, 3150-2200 BC. The two handled redware vessel with a row of raised dots around the neck. 3.75 x 3.75 inches. Regular lines of red glaze continued on interior of neck. $650 estimate.
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9527. AN EARLY BRONZE AGE HOLY LAND JUG, 3150-2200 BC. The single handled redware vessel with traces of hatched net designs in red. 3.75 x 3.75 inches. Handle reattached and lines in rim. Rare with traces of paint. $650 estimate.
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9528. AN EARLY BRONZE AGE HOLY LAND JUG, 3150-2200 BC. The single handled redware vessel with angled neck and depressed mark at base of handle. 4.5 x 4.75 inches. Excellent example with particularly elegant form. $650 estimate.
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9529. A HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE JUG. ca. 3rd millennium BC. The spherical vessel with two perforated tab handles. 2.75 x 3 inches. Neatly repaired from two pieces. $350 estimate.
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9530. A LARGE CANAANITE STORAGE AMPHORA. Holy Land, Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2200-1550 BC. The large amphora with twin heavy ring handles on the shoulder and reinforced rim. 14.5 x 21 inches. Intact with calcified surface deposits attesting authenticity. On custom stand. Extremely rare. $4750 estimate.
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9531. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE JUG. Middle Bronze, 2200-1550 BC. The vessel with cylindrical body and thin neck with double strap handle. 3.5 x 6.5 inches. Excellent example. $450 estimate.
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9532. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE JUG. Middle Bronze, 2200-1550 BC. The vessel with cylindrical body and thin neck with single strap handle, remains of vertical painted bands. 3.75 x 5.5 inches. Cracks in body and in need of repair. $250 estimate.
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9533. AN IMPORTANT HOLY LAND TORCHIERE, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The vessel with wide base and tall conical chamber with ring handle on the side, decorated with bands of red. 6 x 8.5 inches. Intact. The exact fuction of these rare artifacts is uncertain. They would have sat stably with the broad part down, however since there are soot deposits only on the interior of the broad end, one might assume they were lamps or torchieres designed to be slipped over support poles with the oil and wick contained in the broad concave bowl which has a central chamber with small wick? hole with soot deposits around it. Extremely rare. Intact. Likely for temple or palace use. Any additional information or references appreciated. $12,500 estimate.
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9534. AN IMPORTANT HOLY LAND TORCHIERE, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The vessel with wide base and tall conical chamber with ring handle on the side, decorated with bands of red. 7 x 8.25 inches. Intact. The exact fuction of these rare artifacts is uncertain. They would have sat stably with the broad part down, however since there are soot deposits only on the interior of the broad end, one might assume they were lamps or torchieres designed to be slipped over support poles with the oil and wick contained in the broad concave bowl which has a central chamber with small wick? hole with soot deposits around it. Extremely rare. Intact. Likely for temple or palace use. Any additional information or references appreciated. $12,500 estimate.
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9535. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE BOWL. ca. 1500 BC. The bowl with single perforated knob handle with slightly inturned rim, and concave base. 2.5 x 6.5 inches. Excellent example. $450 estimate.
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9536. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE BOWL. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base. 3 x 7 inches. Excellent example. $450 estimate.
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9537. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE JAR. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The biconical jar with two ring handles and rolled rim. 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Some surface abrasion. $450 estimate.
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9538. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE JAR. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The piriform jar with single handle. 2.5 x 3.25 inches. Cracks and in need of repair. $175 estimate.
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9539. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE BOTTLE. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The terracotta bottle with everted rim. 4.25 inches. Age crack on side. $350 estimate.
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9540. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE JAR. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The bowl of biconical form with twin ring handles and flattened base. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Rim chips. $350 estimate.
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9541. A HOLY LAND BRONZE AGE BOTTLE. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The piriform bottle with thin vertical neck with reinforced rim and flattened base. 2.1 x 3.5 inches. Intact. $250 estimate.
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9542. A VERY LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE PITCHER. Late Bronze age-early Iron Age, ca. 1500-1000 BC. The large heavy biconical pitcher with ring base, single strap handle and pinched, reinforced pouring spout. 13.5 x 15.5 inches. Intact. The surface with some stalactitic calcite deposits attesting authenticity. To find such very large Holy Land pottery in an intact condition is extremely rare. $9500 estimate.
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9543. A LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE PITCHER. Late Bronze age-early Iron Age, ca. 1500-1000 BC. The large ovoid pitcher with flattened base, single strap handle and reinforced pouring spout. 10 x 15 inches. Age cracks. The surface with calcified soil deposits attesting authenticity. $3500 estimate.
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9544. A LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE AMPHORA. Late Bronze age-early Iron Age, ca. 1500-1000 BC. The large heavy biconical vessel with rounded base, twin strap handles from shoulder to neck and reinforced pouring spout. 8.5 x 15 inches. One handle reattached otherwise intact. The surface with some stalactitic calcite deposits attesting authenticity. Very rare. $6500 estimate.
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9545. A VERY LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE JAR. Late Bronze age-early Iron Age, ca. 1500-1000 BC. The large heavy piriform vessel with ring base and wide neck and rim, two single strap handles from shoulder to rim. 13.5 x 14 inches. Intact with a nice ring. Extremely rare this nice. $7500 estimate.
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9546. A VERY RARE HOLY LAND CYPRIOT STYLE OINOCHOE, ca. 1200-900 BC. the sperical vessel with ring base, high neck and pinched pouring spout, Cypriot style bull's eye spirals on the sides. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Some abrasion of surface one side. Of Cypriot style but made in the Holy Land. Extremely rare thus. $4500 estimate.
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9547. A VERY LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE JAR. Late Bronze age-early Iron Age, ca. 1500-1000 BC. The large heavy piriform vessel with ring base and wide neck and rim, two single strap handles from shoulder to rim. 13 x 14 inches. Age cracks. Rare. $3500 estimate.
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9548. A HOLY LAND SINGLE HANDLED AMPHORA, ca. 1000 BC. The amphora of piriform shape with thin neck and support knob at base. 3.5 x 6 inches. Excellent example. $650 estimate.
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9549. A HOLY LAND SINGLE HANDLED AMPHORA, ca. 1000 BC. The amphora of piriform shape with thin neck and support knob at base. 3.5 x 5.25 inches. Excellent example. On custom stand. $650 estimate.
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9550. A HOLY LAND SINGLE HANDLED AMPHORA, ca. 1000 BC. The amphora of piriform shape with thin neck and support knob at base. 2.75 x 3.5 inches. Nice example. $350 estimate.
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9551. A HOLY LAND DOUBLE HANDLED JAR, ca. 1000 BC. The terracotta vessel of spherical shape with broad rim and flattened base. 4 x 5.5 inches. Museum notation in green ink one side. Excellent example. $450 estimate.
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9552. A HOLY LAND POLYCHROME BOTTLE. ca. 1000 BC. The terracotta bottle with piriform body and stepped neck, the body red glazed with black bands. 3.25 x 4.5 inches. Rare. Excellent intact example. $750 estimate.
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9553. A FINE HOLY LAND DOUBLE HANDLED CUP. Persian Period, 586-332 BC. The vessel very finely made with precise very thin walls, the bottom decorated with four bands of fine hatch marks. 2.25 x 4.5 inches. Choice example. $650 estimate.
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9554. A HOLY LAND TREFOIL OINOCHOE, ca. 3rd-2nd century BC. The pitcher of Hellenistic form with pinched pouring spout and single strap handle. 5.25 x 7 inches. Minor flakes, otherwise intact. Scarce. $950 estimate.
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9555. A HOLY LAND SPINDLE AMPHORA. Hasmonean Period, 167-37 BC. The tall thin vessel with wide rim. 9.75 inches. Excellent intact example larger than usual. $650 estimate.
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9556. A HOLY LAND SPINDLE AMPHORA. Hasmonean Period, 167-37 BC. The tall thin redware vessel with wide rim. 6.75 inches. Excellent intact example. $450 estimate.
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9557. A HOLY LAND SPINDLE AMPHORA. Hasmonean Period, 167-37 BC. The tall thin grayware vessel with wide rim. 7.25 inches. Excellent intact example. $450 estimate.
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9558. A HOLY LAND WHITEWARE JUG. Hasmonean Period, 167-37 BC. The elegant vessel with heavy twin strap handle and high conical neck, the whole of a beautiful very white clay. 4.75 x 5 inches. Rare. Excellent intact example. $1250 estimate.
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9559. A HOLY LAND AMPHORA. Herodian Period, 37 BC-70 AD. The graceful vessel of classic amphora form with twin handles from shoulder to the high neck and ridged body. 10.5 inches. Tiny rim flake, still an excellent intact example. The type used during the lifetime of Jesus. $950 estimate.
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9560. A HOLY LAND TALL-NECKED BOTTLE. Herodian Period, 37 BC-70 AD. The graceful terracotta vessel with high neck and ridged body. 5.75 inches. Excellent intact example. The type used during the lifetime of Jesus. $750 estimate.
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9561. A HOLY LAND TALL-NECKED BOTTLE. Herodian Period, 37 BC-70 AD. The graceful terracotta vessel with high twisted neck and ridged body. 8.5 inches. Excellent intact example. The type used during the lifetime of Jesus. $750 estimate.
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9562. A HOLY LAND AMPHORA. Hellenistic-Roman Period, 2nd century BC/AD. The biconical vessel with ring base, twin strap handles from shoulders to neck and reinforced rim, slight ridging to the body. 7 x 8.5 inches. Intact. The surface with some calcified deposits attesting authenticity. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9563. A FINE HOLY LAND COOKING POT, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The large double-handled pot with globular body and reinforcing ridges. 8.5 x 9 inches. The type used during the lifetime of Christ. Two small flakes (one repaired) to rim, otherwise a choice intact example. Light calcified surface deposits attesting authenticity. Cf. 'Israel In Antiquity', Jewish Museum of New York, #113 for the type. $2500 estimate.
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9564. A VERY LARGE HOLY LAND AMPHORA. Roman-Byzantine Period, ca. 2nd-5th century AD. The biconical vessel with flattened base and two heavy ring handles on the shoulder, the body with horizontal ridges. 14.5 x 19 inches. Small depression one side of base as made. Intact. Very rare. $6500 estimate.
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9565. A LARGE HOLY LAND AMPHORA. Roman-Byzantine Period, ca. 2nd-5th century AD. The piriform vessel with ring base and two handles from shoulder to base of reinforced rim, the body with horizontal ridges. 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Intact with considerable lime deposits attesting authenticity. Rare. $3500 estimate.
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9566. A CYPRIOT PILGRIM FLASK, ca. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 6.75 inches. An excellent large example. $750 estimate.
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9567. A CYPRIOT PILGRIM FLASK, ca. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 5.75 inches. An excellent example. $950 estimate.
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9568. A CYPRIOT PILGRIM FLASK, ca. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 5.75 inches. An excellent example. $950 estimate.
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9569. A CYPRIOT OINOCHOE, ca. 6th-5th century BC. The small jug with pinched pouring spout and lines of glaze radiating down the body from the neck. 3 x 3.6 inches. Intact. $350 estimate.
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9570. A FINE EGYPTIAN CARTONAGE PANEL. Late-Ptolemaic Period ca. 6th-1st century BC. The panel vividly painted with a winged scarab holding the sun disc, the Goddess Mut below. 10.5 x 12.5 inches. A little professional repair. Very nice example with superior figures. $3500 estimate.
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9571. AN EGYPTIAN SILVER HARPOCRATES, ca. 1st millennium BC. Small solid silver image of the boy god with finger to lips, small animal (falcon?) to his side. 28 mm. Excellent condition. Very rare. Stands freely on integral base. $3500 estimate.
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9572. AN EXCEPTIONAL VERY LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE JAR, ONE OF A MATCHING PAIR. Bronze age, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The large spherical jar with flat base and wide neck with everted rim. 19 x 20.5 inches. Completely intact with calcitic deposits ensuring authenticity. Extremely rare. $12,500 estimate.
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9573. AN EXCEPTIONAL VERY LARGE HOLY LAND STORAGE JAR, ONE OF A MATCHING PAIR. Bronze age, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The large spherical jar with flat base and wide neck with everted rim. 19 x 20 inches. Completely intact with lime deposits ensuring authenticity. Extremely rare. $12,500 estimate.
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9574. A VERY RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base and turned out rim, a band of numerous vertical incised hatch marks around the neck, five small lug handles. 8.75 x 13.5 inches. Flakes on rim otherwise intact. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in a choice intact condition is extremely rare. $9500 estimate.
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9575. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base and slightly turned out rim, a band of numerous incised hatch marks around the neck. 7 x 11 inches. Intact but for rim flakes and with calcite deposits attesting authenticity. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in a choice intact condition is extremely rare. $7500 estimate.
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9576. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of hemispheric form with flattened base and two small ear shaped handles, a very unusual incised oval with eight interior dots on one side. 6.5 x 11.5 inches. Intact with rim flakes. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in a choice intact condition is extremely rare. $7500 estimate.
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9577. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large thin-walled bowl of conical form with flattened base and slightly inturn rim, two large ear shaped handles midway up the sides, a pouring spout one side of the rim. 8 x 12.5 inches. Intact with a few rim chips. To find such very early large Holy Land pottery in a choice intact condition is extremely rare. $7500 estimate.
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9578. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE STORAGE JAR, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large jar of oval form with flattened base and everted rim, two thick handles from shoulder to neck. 8 x 9.5 inches. Intact with minor rim chips. Rare. $3500 estimate.
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9579. A RARE LARGE HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE STORAGE JAR, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The large jar of oval form with flattened base and everted rim, two thick handles on shoulders. 9.5 x 10.5 inches. Intact with minor rim chips. Rare. A very heavy hard and thick-walled example. $4500 estimate.
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9580. A HOLY LAND EARLY BRONZE AGE STORAGE JAR, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The sizable jar of oval form with flattened base and everted rim, two small handles on shoulders. 7 x 7.5 inches. Intact with one rim chip. Rare. $1950 estimate.
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9581. A MESOPOTAMIAN BRONZE MIRROR, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The mirror with polished circular face with long flat handle with suspension hole. 3.25 x 6.5 inches. Nice example. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9582. A RARE MESOPOTAMIAN BRONZE MAGNIFYING MIRROR, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The mirror with polished circular face made with a slight concavity so that it would produce a magnified image. 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Excellent example and very rare testament to the knowledge of magnfying surfaces by the ancients. $1950 estimate.
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9583. A VERY RARE NEOLITHIC HAND MILL, about 3000 BC. The mill consists of two stones. In the middle of the stones is a hole for the axle and for filling in the grain. In the upper stone there is also a hole for the handle. Extremly rare item, found in south Germany. Intact, 18 cm in diameter. $3500 estimate.
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9584. AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HORUS. 26th Dynasty, ca. 600 BC. The divine child Horus, son of Isis, seated holding a purse or grape bunch in one hand, an animal in the other. 1.6 x 1.25 inches. Complete and intact. Rare. On custom stand. $1750 estimate.
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9585. AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF SERAPIS, ca. 3rd-1st century. BC. The bearded god wearing his modius (grain measure) headdress. 3.7 inches. Excellent detailing and style. On marble base. $1750 estimate.
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9586. AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE U'SHABTI. Late Period, ca. 664-525 BC. The Shabti with traces of black heiroglyphics. Intact. 3.75 inches. $1350 estimate.
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9587. A RARE INDUS VALLEY COSMETIC DISH, ca. 3rd 2nd millennium BC. The shallow dish with flat base and rim. 0.5 x 2.7 inches. Rim chip. Rare. $350 estimate.
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9588. AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE 'VIOLIN' IDOL, ca. 2700 BC. The carved marble idol with discoidal head atop tapered neck rising from rectangular body. 2.3 x 4 inches. Repaired at neck with evidence of earlier ancient lead repair. Ancient patina especially visible on rv. A very early rare and desirable type. On custom stand. $4500 estimate.
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9589. AN UNUSUAL CUNEIFORM TABLET. 3rd Dynasty of Ur, ca. 2300-2200 BC. The tablet with rows of cuneiform covering the two faces as well as additional lines on the sides, and including a faint human figure on one side. 1.25 inches. Couple of very small chips. Excellent hard fired condition with clear cuneiform. The tablet unusual in that the cuneiform is raised, having been impressed by means of cylinder seals throughout. $500 estimate.
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9590. AN UNUSUAL CUNEIFORM TABLET. 3rd Dynasty of Ur, ca. 2300-2200 BC. The tablet with rows of cuneiform covering the two faces as well as additional lines on the sides, and including a faint human figure on one side. 1.25 inches. Couple of very small chips. Excellent hard fired condition with clear cuneiform. The tablet unusual in that the cuneiform is raised, having been impressed by means of cylinder seals throughout. $500 estimate.
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9591. A MESOPOTAMIAN COPPER ALLOY FIGURAL PLAQUE, ca. 2nd-1st millennium BC. The heavy cast plaque with the molded relief figures of a mother (likely a mother Goddess) nursing a child, with two additional children in her arms. 2.5 inches. The current piece is ex. Joseph Ternbach collection. Ternbach was a well known expert in early metal work and had a wonderful collection of antiquities many of which were donated to museums or sold by Sotheby's. I was fortunate to obtain a number of minor pieces from the collection as well as many books from Ternbach's library. $1250 estimate.
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9592. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 3nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with flat beaten disk and curled head but without a central attachment hole. 8.25 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection. A very early example. $350 estimate.
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9593. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 3nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with curled head but without a with central attachment hole. 4 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection. A very early example. Tip of point not showing in image. $350 estimate.
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9594. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and knobbed head. 7.25 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection. Scarcer style with 'bent' head as made. $450 estimate.
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9595. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and knobbed head. 7.7 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection. $350 estimate.
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9596. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and knobbed head. 7.6 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection $350 estimate.
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9597. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 2nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and knobbed head. 3.85 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection $350 estimate.
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9598. A SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. ca. 1st millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and ribbed head. 4 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection $350 estimate.
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9599. A SYRIAN BRONZE CALF HEAD, ca. 5th-3rd century BC. The head with pierced ears for earrings and attachment tenon at rear. 1.2 inches. $1250 estimate.
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9600. A HEAVY PERSIAN OR BACTRIAN BRONZE SWORD, ca. 1000 BC. The wide, heavy sword with central reinforcing ridge, square section handle with four recesses for inlays and central ridges, and wide pommel with recesses and ridges. 19.25 x 3.5 inches. Rare and choice example. $4500 estimate.
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9601. A PERSIAN OR BACTRIAN BRONZE LONG SWORD, ca. 1000 BC. The long sword with central reinforcing double ridge opening into incised leaf design at hilt, flanked by quadrupal subsidiary ridges, the heavy solid bronze handle with turned ridged pommel recessed at each side to take inlays. 24 inches. Tip broken, otherwise excellent condition. Very rare. $4500 estimate.
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9602. A RARE SYRIAN SILVER SPOON, ca. 1000 BC. The spoon with the head of an animal at the top, three sets of triple ring knobs on the handle. 5.2 inches. Choice condition and extremely rare. $3500 estimate.
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9603. AN AMORITE TERRACOTTA AMPHORA, 2300-1800 BC. Long stem & flared lip, flat shoulder. 6.8". Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9604. A PERSIAN RAM'S HEAD SPOUT, c. early 1st millenium BC. With charming comic book style. 2.3". $450 estimate.
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9605. A HOLY LAND 'SAUCER' LAMP. First Temple Period, time of Saul, David and Solomon, ca. 1000 BC. The standard source of indoor lighting during the period. 5-6 inches. Excellent condition. Scarce. $350 estimate.
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9606. A HOLY LAND 'SAUCER' LAMP. First Temple Period, time of Saul, David and Solomon, ca. 1000 BC. The standard source of indoor lighting during the period. 5-6 inches. Excellent condition. Scarce. $350 estimate.
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9607. 2 ANCIENT HOLY LAND BRONZE BRACELETS, ca. 1st millennium BC. ~3 inches diameter. $250 estimate.
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9608. AN ANCIENT HOLY LAND BRONZE BEAD NECKLACE, ca. 1st millennium BC. ~16 inches. Rare! $350 estimate.
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9609. AN ANCIENT HOLY LAND CLOAK PIN, ca. 1000 BC. The head is melon form. 7 inches. $350 estimate.
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9610. A BETTER ANCIENT HOLY LAND CLOAK PIN, ca. 1000 BC. The broad head is floral in form with open areas for inlay. 8.5 inches. Rare type. $500 estimate.
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9611. AN ANCIENT HOLY LAND BRONZE STAMP SEAL, ca. 1st millennium BC. The stamp with clear deep pattern, end of handle broken. 1 inch in diameter. Rare. $450 estimate.
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9612. AN UNUSUAL BRONZE TERMINAL. Egypt or Holy Land, ca. 1st millennium BC. The axe-like object with four prongs and bronze pins within to attach to a wooden handle. 4 inches. Any additional information on this enigmatic object would be appreciated. Rare. $350 estimate.
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9613. A RARE BRONZE COSMETIC OR APOTHECARY VESSEL. Egypt or Holy Land, ca. 1st millennium BC. Of elegant form and rare. In excellent condition though encrusted, would profit from a professional cleaning. Museum quality. 2 x 3.5 inches. $3500 estimate.
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