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Unique Cultural Treasures at Discounted Prices

Items Available Individually or in Listed Groups or Make Your Own Group


EGYPTIAN GREEK ROMAN
MEDIEVAL CELTIC NEAR EAST
CHINESE INDIAN INDUS
GANDHARAN ASIAN ISLAMIC
PRECOLUMBIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC NATURAL HISTORY
FINE ART ANTIQUES COLLECTIONS
GREEK COINS ROMAN COINS WORLD COINS



ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

7391. EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKMET, 1st millennium BC. The lion headed protective goddess seated with left leg bent wearing crown and pharaonic headdress, large mounting tenon below. 2.5 inches.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$299.



2 EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES $200

8228. FINE PTOLEMAIC HEAD OF HARPOCRATES. Egypt, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The God wearing a prince's sidelock, his finger to his mouth in the customary pose. 2".

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$149.

7385. THOERIS GODDESS OF CHILDBIRTH. Egypt, 1st millennium BC. Fine style depiction of the hippo-headed goddess standing holding her pregnant belly. Thoeris, the hippo goddess was the protectress of women in childbirth. 1.25 x 1.5 inches. Remains of white pigment. Rare and nice. An excellent style piece, considerably better than photo.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$149.



8954. AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE EYE OF HORUS AMULET, c. 1st millennium BC. As pictured. Between 12-27 mm. Email for exact size.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$69.



2 EARLY CHRISTIAN COPTIC ANTIQUITIES $300

7277. LARGE COPTIC TEXTILE WITH EARLY CHRISTIAN CROSSES. Egypt, Christian Period, c. 4th-6th century AD. Double-weave fabric with large central medallion with crosses and other designs. 14 x 17 inches.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$200.

7317. SIZABLE COPTIC TERRA COTTA HEAD OF A MAN, Egypt, c. 4th-6th century AD. With stylized features and short beard indicated by incised semicircles. 3 inches. Rare!

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$149.



EUROPEAN BRONZE, IRON AGE & CELTIC ART

8232. AN IBERIAN BRONZE FELINE, c. 5th-4th century BC. The panther with remains of gilding. 1.8". Rare.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from an American dealer in April, 1999.

$169.



3 NEOLITHIC EUROPEAN STONE ARTIFACTS $125

8932. EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC GRINDING STONE. Black Sea area, 10th-8th millennium BC. The grinding stone of discoidal form with wear from use on the bottom surface. 1.6 x 3.2 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$69.

8521. EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC AGE POLISHED STONE EGG. Central Europe, 10th-8th millennium BC. Polished stone pebble with 2 shallow drill holes and impact fracture found in an archaeological context. 1.25 x 1.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$69.

8522. EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC AGE POLISHED STONE EGG. Central Europe, 10th-8th millennium BC. Polished quartzite pebble of nearly perfectly circular cross section found in an archaeological context. 1.25 inches diameter.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$69.



3 EUROPEAN IRON AGE CLOAK PINS $100

8514. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BRONZE CLOAK PIN. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$89.

8513. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BRONZE CLOAK PIN. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 4.25 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$69.

8515. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BRONZE CLOAK PIN. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3.25 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased in the US from an antiquities dealer in November, 1999. Previously in a European collection.

$49.



ANCIENT GREEK ART

2 ELEGANT ANCIENT GREEK ARYBALLOI $400

7987. GREEK PIRIFORM ARYBALLOS. Hellenistic, c. 2nd century BC. Piriform body with tall thin base and neck. 18 cm. Nice example with black glaze on neck and rim.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$249.

7998. HELLENISTIC PIRIFORM ARYBALLOS, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. 6 inches. Minor flakes to base.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$249.



2 GREEK TRANSPORT AMPHORA HANDLES WITH STAMPS $150

9033. BETTER GREEK TRANSPORT AMPHORA HANDLE. Probably Rhodes, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. With rectangular stamp containing a caduceus, the symbol of Hermes, the God of merchants, and Greek inscription. 3 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer August, 1999.

$199.

9031. UNUSUAL TRANSPORT AMPHORA HANDLE. Eastern Mediterranean, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. With circular stamp containing a large duck with head reverted and resting on its, back, traces of non-Greek? inscription. The whole covered with white slip. 3.75 inches. Rare, the only one like this I've seen.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer August, 1999.

$129.



7639. RARE EARLY GREEK OIL LAMP, c. 5th-4th century BC. The circular lamp with narrower central opening. 2 inches. Rare early type.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer December, 2002.

$129.



8282. GREEK SILVER BRACELET, c. 3rd-1st century BC. Made with dual twists ornamenting the piece. 2".

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer August, 1999.

$299.



7213. ENIGMATIC THRACIAN BRONZE IMPLEMENT. c. 2nd century BC/AD. The implement with ring at one end and bird at the other, possibly used for either votive or spinning use. Another theory holds that these were used as 'voting sticks' by Roman Senators. 7.6 inches. A choice intact example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$199.



8000. HELLENISTIC PIRIFORM ARYBALLOS, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. 5.25 inches. Free standing. A beautiful little piece.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$249.



8017. A GREEK TERRA COTTA LOOM WEIGHT WITH INSCRIPTION, c. 6th-3rd century BC. Of truncated pyramidal form with suspension loop, IOTA & OMEGA stamped on the side. 2 inches. Very rare early Greek weaving artifact.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$89.



8127. SMALL GREEK APHRODITE, c. 3rd-1st century BC. The finely modeled goddess nude and modestly holding her gown to her breasts, her hair drawn up in a chignon behind. This charming small figure once ornamented the head of a fine brooch or cloak pin and was surely worn by a high class lady. 27 mm. Rare and a wonderful example of the skill of Greek jewelry makers. Likely better detail under deposits.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$129.



2 LARGE ANCIENT GREEK BRONZE CALDRON HANDLES $300

8278. A LARGE GREEK BRONZE CALDRON HANDLE. c. 4th-2nd century BC. The heavy solid-cast handle with spools and palmettes where it was attached. 6.5". A fine and rare piece.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer April, 1999.

$249.

6790. A LARGE GREEK BRONZE CALDRON HANDLE, c. 5th-2nd century. BC. The heavy solid cast handle with ornamental rings and knobs. Ancient patina with more detail beneath. 6".

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$199.



7988. INTRIGUING GREEK LEAD SEAL, c. 3rd-1st century BC. The seal stamped with Gorgon hd. facing/Hound with star above. The stamp repeated with obv/rv reversed beside the first stamp. 1.5 inches. Precise attribution appreciated. Rare.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a North Eastern antiquities dealer October, 2004.

$129.



ANCIENT ROMAN ART & ETRUSCAN ART

2 NICE ROMAN GLASS $200

6879. BEAUTIFUL ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE WITH IRIDESCENCE, c. 1st-3rd century. With globular body & wide everted rim. Intact with appealing light silvery blue iridescence. 2 x 2". Other side.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$199.

7414. LATE ROMAN BYZANTINE MINIATURE GLASS VIAL, c. 3th-5th century AD. Transparent glass with wide rolled rim. 2+ inches. These miniature vessels are quite rare and were used for rare essences or perhaps even poison as they could be easily concealed in clothing.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$129.



8144. ORNATE ROMANO BRITISH INLAID BROOCH, c. 3rd-4th century AD. The brooch of circular form with 6 small circles on the perimeter, all inlaid with blue, white and yellow enamels. Pin missing as usual. 1.3 inches. Most of the enamel remaining.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at the Greg Manning Galleries Autumn, 2004 auction of the Joseph Ternbach collection in New Jersey. The Ternbach collection was formed over many years during the mid 20th century. Joseph Ternbach was a well known 20th century antiquities scholar, restorer and collector.

$299.



8315. A GALLO-ROMAN ENAMELED BROOCH, c. 5th-6th century. With nearly all the blue and white enamel remaining. 1.2". Rare.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at the Greg Manning Galleries Autumn, 2004 auction of the Joseph Ternbach collection in New Jersey. The Ternbach collection was formed over many years during the mid 20th century. Joseph Ternbach was a well known 20th century antiquities scholar, restorer and collector.

$149.



8145. ONATE ROMANO BRITISH INLAID BROOCH, c. 3rd-4th century AD. The brooch of rhomboid form with decorative terminals, inlaid with white and yellow enamels. Pin frozen but intact. 1.9 inches. Most of tshe enamel remaining.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at the Greg Manning Galleries Autumn, 2004 auction of the Joseph Ternbach collection in New Jersey. The Ternbach collection was formed over many years during the mid 20th century. Joseph Ternbach was a well known 20th century antiquities scholar, restorer and collector.

$299.



9744. A ROMAN BRONZE BIRD FINIAL, c. 1st-3rd century AD. 1.25 x 1.5 inches. A high quality rendering with nice engraved detail. Likely the terminal of a lady's hair or cloak ornament.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer May, 2001.

$129.



10077. FINE ROMAN BRONZE LID. The Roman lid from a Roman bronze oil lamp or small bronze vessel. Would make an excellent original lid for a compatible classical object of any type. 1.5 x 1.7 inches diameter. Small but heavy and substantial. A nice solid example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at the Greg Manning Galleries Autumn, 2004 auction of the Joseph Ternbach collection in New Jersey. The Ternbach collection was formed over many years during the mid 20th century. Joseph Ternbach was a well known 20th century antiquities scholar, restorer and collector.

$129.



8301. AN INTRIGUING ROMAN BRONZE ATTACHMENT, c. 1st-3rd century. This enigmatic object looks representational but what is it? Very nice patina. 2.2".

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999.

$149.



FROM A GROUP CARBON DATED TO 120 AD

8312. A ROMAN IRON HOOK, c. 1st-3rd century. The hook probably used for pulling hot coals or metal. Suspension loop at one end. 11".

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999. Another piece from this collection was dated by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to 120 AD with a probable range of 80 AD - 160 AD. This was done using an innovative technique which measures the carbon isotope ratio of the trace carbon in the iron. This carbon comes from the wood used in the production of the iron which must be of essentially the same age as the tool itself. Results published in the journal, Radiocarbon, Summer 2001.

$129.



7374. LATE ROMAN COPTIC TERRA COTTA FIGURE OF A PIG. c. 1st-2nd century AD. The pig with eyes and mouth incised. 2.5 inches. Very Rare depiction as ancient pigs are almost never seen. Free standing.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$249.



9706. ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a high profile goat nibbling grapes from a vine on the discus. 3.1 inches. Maker's signature D I with rosette on bottom. Sharp excellent example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$399.



9707. ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a high profile Eros leaning on a pedestal l. on the discus. 4.2 inches. Maker's signature LCAPR on bottom. Sharp excellent example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$399.



9710. RARE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH A CRAB, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with volute spout, a crab on the discus. 3.7 inches. Maker's mark on bottom. A rare depiction.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$249.



9713. ROMAN TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The lamp with sub-volute spout and grape vine designs on the discus. 3.8 inches. A rarer type. Nice condition.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$89.



ANCIENT NEAR EAST & HOLY LAND ART

8967. MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The dark gray stone seal with a carved scene with two figures supporting a wreath between them, a panel of heiroglyphic-like symbols to the left. 21 mm. Nice example and condition.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 1999.

$399.



8670. A MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL, ca. 3rd-2nd millenium BC. The black stone cylinder engraved with two horned animals and an ostrich-like figure. 24 mm.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$249.



6150. VERY EARLY TERRACOTTA ANIMAL HEAD. Eastern European, c. 3000 BC. The animal head projecting from the side of a large vessel shard. Shard 3.5 x 5 inches. Rare geometric style animal representation.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer September, 2001.

$149.



9566. CYPRIOT POLYCHROME PILGRIM FLASK, c. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 6.75 inches. A nice large example. Neck newly repaired not shown.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$249.



9520. SCARCE 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.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$299.



9556. ELEGANT HOLY LAND SPINDLE AMPHORA. Hasmonean Period, 167-37 BC. The tall thin red ware vessel with wide rim. 6.75 inches. Excellent intact example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$299.



9553. FINE FABRIC 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.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$149.



S293. LARGE ISRAELITE SAUCER LAMPS FROM THE TIME OF DAVID AND SOLOMON. Iron Age I, 1200-930 BC. These fired clay lamps were made in the form of a saucer with one pinched side to hold a wick. They were filled with olive oil and provided the standard light source of the time. Size averages 5 inches in diameter. These sell for up to $250 elsewhere. In very nice condition considering their age with only very minor imperfections.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer September, 2003.

$129 apiece (ONLY A FEW OF THE BEST LEFT).



DEALER LOT OF 42 ANCIENT OIL LAMPS $25 APIECE = $1000

11603. ASSORTED ANCIENT OIL LAMPS, Assorted Hellenistic, Holy Land, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine period lamps. Filled with olive oil with a wick in the front hole, these were the standard source of lighting for all ancient households. Size averages 3-4 inches. These sell for up to $250 elsewhere. Your pick. Specify row and number from left of the lamp(s) you wish to order. Bottom views. X indicates the piece is SOLD.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$129 apiece.



6265. AN ANCIENT HOLY LAND BRONZE BELL. Roman Period. Generally nice condition with clear tone. Iron clapper missing. 2+ inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2001.

$149.



3 ANCIENT LARGER CLOAK PINS $150

9595. SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. c. 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.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2000.

$129.

9596. SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. c. 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.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2000.

$129.

9592. EARLY SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. c. 3rd 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.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2000.

$89.



BYZANTINE, MEDIEVAL & EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

THE BEHEADING OF JOHN

8862. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, 17th century. Hand painted scene depicting the beheading of John. 6" x 7". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with slot for anti-warp cleat now missing. An early example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Dawson's Auction House, Morris Plains, NJ c. 2004.

$399.



SILVER RIDER WEARING CHAIN MAIL

11665. MIGRATION PERIOD SILVER EQUESTRIAN BROOCH. Hungary, 6th-10th century AD. The silver brooch in the form of a horse and rider with incised details representing chain mail, remains of iron pin attachment on back. 24 x 29 mm. The front foreleg lost. Rare Migration Period ornament. Back side.

Provenance: From the American estate of an old Hungarian collection formed in the 1960's.

$249.



7330. EARLY CHRISTIAN STAMP SEAL WITH A GOAT, c. 4th-6th century AD. With loop handle on rv. 3.25 inches diameter.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$199.



7331. EARLY CHRISTIAN STAMP SEAL WITH A CHIMERA, c. 4th-6th century AD. Hard fired clay with loop handle on rv. 3 inches diameter. Edge chip.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$149.



6910. LATE ROMAN - BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP, c. 4th-6th c. With leaf handle and zomorphic lid. 4". Small crack at spout.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$499.



6383. A BYZANTINE IVORY APPLIQUÉ OR CATCH, c. 4th-8th century AD. With drilled annulets and holes for attachment. Beautiful finely polished patina. 1 inch. Could be worn as an interesting and unique pendant.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2001.

$129.



6386. AN INLAID BYZANTINE IVORY ORNAMENT, c. 4th-8th century AD. The cruciform ornament inlaid with red and green glass. 4 inches. Chip to top and bottom.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2001.

$149.



8031. BYZANTINE BRONZE RING WITH CHRISTIAN ANGEL, c. 5th-7th century AD. The bezel engraved with stylized angel stg. facing, the band ornamented with notches. 18 x 19 mm internal diameter. Early Christian jewelry. Wearable.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$199.



2 SCARCE ROMAN BROOCHES FOR $150

8316. A GALLO-ROMAN AXE BROOCH, c. 5th-6th century. The brooch in the form of an axe. Pin lost. 1.5". Rare.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999.

$129.

8317. A GALLO-ROMAN HORSE FIBULA, c. 4th-5th century AD. The Brooch in the form of a horse with annular incisions. Pin lost. 1.3". Scarce.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999.

$89.



5 RARE TYPE BYZANTINE GLASS VESSELS FOR $300

7423. VERY RARE BYZANTINE BLACK GLASS BOTTLE, c. 4th-6th century AD. The vessel of thick opaque black glass with plumboid body, tall neck with ridge and everted rim. 4.75 inches. Repaired with patches. Very rare type.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$199.

7435. VERY RARE BYZANTINE MINIATURE CUT GLASS BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of thick transparent glass, the body cut into hexagonal cross section with beveled foot and flat base. 1.75 inches. Neck chip. Rare.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$149.

7430. VERY RARE BYZANTINE WHEEL-CUT BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of transparent glass with numerous wheel cut designs, including a wheel-cut cross on the base. 1.5 inches. Neck broken.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$199.

7426. BYZANTINE SMALL GLASS AMPHORA, c. 4th-6th century AD. The vessel of fairly thick transparent glass. 2.25 inches. Interesting surface laminations.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$89.

7429. VERY RARE BYZANTINE WHEEL-CUT BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of sea-blue glass with numerous wheel cut designs. 1.5 inches. Neck broken.

Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

$89.



6384. BYZANTINE IVORY IMPLEMENT, c. 4th-8th century AD. Likely used in weaving or in some trade. 4.5 inches. With a beautiful ancient polish.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2001.

$149.



6385. BYZANTINE IVORY PICK, c. 4th-8th century AD. Likely used as a pick or in some trade or for personal hygiene use such as cleaning one's nails. 6.25 inches. Finely polished.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2001.

$99.



CHINESE ART

PUBLISHED IN 'ORIENTAL ANTIQUES AND ART'

8781. LARGE HAN DYNASTY MUSICIAN, 207 BC - 220 AD. The male figure wearing a long sleeved robe and high hat with one hands on his thighs, head tilted back in song. 14.5 inches. Some wear and age cracks to base but a nice large example. Front view. Left side. Back.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000. Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 132.

$399.



9774. A HAN DYNASTY OR LATER BRONZE MIRROR, c. 1st century AD. 5 inches. Provenance: From the estate of a wealthy New Jersey collector.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer January, 2000.

$399.



EARLY INDIAN ART

7225. EARLY SACRED MANUSCRIPT LEAF, c. 14th-15th century. Written in small precise characters both sides on palm leaf. Minor bend hairlines. Information on language and subject matter appreciated.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$149.



9896. LARGER EARLY INDIAN STONE FIGURE, c. 10th century AD. 8 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer May, 2001.

$599.



9878. IMPRESSIVE EARLY INDIAN SANDSTONE HEAD, c. 10th century AD. Nice detail and condition. 5.5 x 6 inches. On custom stand. An impressive symmetrical piece.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer May, 2001.

$499.



11 SIZABLE EARLY INDIAN HEADS

13042. 11 EARLY INDIAN HEADS, c. 2nd-10th century AD. From 3 - 7.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer in the 1990's.

$3500.



INDUS VALLEY ART

2 EARLY INDUS VALLEY POTTERY ANIMALS FOR $150

6154. AN INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA BULL, c. 2500-1500 BC. Humped bull free-standing on stump feet. One horn restored. 3.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer September, 2001.

$149.

9855. EARLY INDUS VALLEY ANIMAL HEAD, c. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. 1.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer December, 2000.

$49.



S285. INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY IDOLS, c. 3rd millennium BC. Rare busts of the Great Mother fertility goddess with nice detail from the early civilizations of the Indus Valley. Size averages 1.5 x 2 inches. These sell for up to $350 elsewhere. Your pick. Specify row and column. X indicates the piece is SOLD.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1999.

$149 apiece.



GANDHARAN ART

6195. GANDHARAN HEAVY STONE OIL LAMP, c. 3rd-4th century AD. The lamp still with traces of ancient soot deposits on its lip. 3 x 4 inches. Stone lamps are much rarer than clay lamps.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer September, 2001.

$149.



S290. GANDHARAN STUCCO HEADS, c. 3rd-4th century AD. Stucco heads of lions, a bull, a man and one terra cotta head of a man also Gandhara. Largest ~4 inches. Somewhat better than image shows. Your pick. Specify row A or B and specify item# counting from left. x indicates the piece is SOLD.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer c. 2001.

$129 apiece.



ASIAN ART, JAPANESE, THAI & TIBETAN ART

6965. JAPANESE MIXED METAL LETTER OPENER, c. 19th century. With a very finely worked scene of a fisherman and carp. Excellent design work on handle. 12". Better than the somewhat out of focus image.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired at the Birchwood Manor antiques show in New Jersey in March, 2002.

$249.



11348. JAPANESE CHASED SILVER PILL DISPENSER, early-mid 20th century. The finely crafted pill dispenser engraved with chrysanthemum flowers on both sides. Sliding dispenser for small healthy energy pills on top. Hallmark on bottom. 20 x 46 mm. Other side.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired by the current owner while living in Japan in the early 1960's.

$129.



12894. JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHIC ZEN PANEL, mid 20th century. Fine strong Zen calligraphy. Sealed and signed. 9.5 x 10.5 inches. Very high level strong well balanced masterful calligraphy. Unfortunate large water stain.

Provenance: A private American collection. Done for and given to the current owner by a Zen master he studied with in Japan c. 1962.

$99.



PUBLISHED IN 'ORIENTAL ANTIQUES AND ART'

9848. TWO PUBLISHED JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHIC PANELS, c. early 20th century. Both inscribed with poetry written in grass style calligraphy. One filled with additional classical style calligraphy on the reverse. 7 x 8.5 inches.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired by the current owner in Japan in the early 1960's. Published 2001 in Oriental Antiques & Art, An Identification and Price Guide, 2nd Edition by Mark Moran & Sandra Andacht, page 436.

$199.



10054. ANTIQUE TIBETAN WOOD BLOCK PRINT. Purchased by the current owner in the early 1970s. Wood block print of a Tibetan deity holding a dorje and other religious ritual implements with human heads. The print 11 x 14 inches centered on a 21 x 24 inch rice paper. The paper is all the same color not showing the shadows on the photo and the ink of the print is blacker and considerably more distinct than shown. Good condition, slightly wrinkled but wrinkles can be easily pressed out.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Berman's Auction, NJ in the early 2000's.

$49.



9318. ORIGINAL JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON SILK, c. early 20th century. The painting of pink peonies with a butterfly, signed in calligraphy and seal stamped. 9.5 x 12 in nice gold leaf frame.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Berman's Auction, NJ August, 1999.

$89.



9319. ORIGINAL JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON SILK, c. early 20th century. The painting of camelias and cherry blossoms, signed in calligraphy and seal stamped. 9.5 x 12 in nice gold leaf frame.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Bermans Auction, NJ August, 1999.

$89.



PERSIAN & ISLAMIC ART

9836. ILLUMINATED PERSIAN MINIATURE LEAF, c. 17th-18th century. Hunting scene with nobles on horseback chasing deer and lions, a lion attacking an elephant, the verso covered with calligraphy. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Englargement. Verso calligraphy.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1990's.

$229.



9837. ILLUMINATED PERSIAN MINIATURE LEAF, c. 17th-18th century. Scene of women offering water to nobles at a well, the verso covered with calligraphy. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1990's. Englargement. Verso calligraphy.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1990's.

$149.



3 EARLY ISLAMIC GLAZED LAMPS & DISH FOR $150

7340. EARLY ISLAMIC GLAZED OIL LAMP, c. 7th-12th century AD. Green glazed pedestal lamp with drip pan. 3 x 4.5 inches. Chips to pan and lip otherwise very nice condition. Scarce.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$149.

7342. EARLY ISLAMIC GLAZED OIL LAMP, c. 7th-12th century AD. Pale green glazed lamp with long spout (tip restored). 4.5 inches. Scarce.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$149.

7346. EARLY ISLAMIC GLAZED PEDESTAL DISH, c. 7th-12th century AD. On low base with turquoise and black design largely overlaid with silvery patina. 1.5 x 4.25 inches. Excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer August, 2002.

$89.



4 LARGE ISLAMIC WOOD BLOCKS FOR $150

7530. LARGE HAND CARVED ISLAMIC WOOD BLOCK, c. 18th-19th century. With deeply carved floral & geometric devices including what appears to be a couple of Arabic letters, carved handholds on the reverse. Considerable remains of red pigment adhering. 4.5 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches. An interesting and rarely offered Islamic artifact.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$149.

7464. LARGE HAND CARVED ISLAMIC WOOD BLOCK, c. 18th-19th century. With deeply carved floral designs and carved handholds on the rv. Considerable remains of pigment. 4 x 7 x 1.5 inches. An interesting and rarely offered Islamic artifact.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$129.

7466. LARGE HAND CARVED ISLAMIC WOOD BLOCK, c. 18th-19th century. With deeply carved floral & geometric devices, carved handholds on the reverse. Considerable remains of green pigment. 4 x 7 x 2.25 inches. An interesting and rarely offered Islamic artifact.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$129.

7467. LARGE HAND CARVED ISLAMIC WOOD BLOCK, c. 18th-19th century. With deeply carved floral & geometric devices, carved handholds on the reverse. Considerable remains of green pigment. 4 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches. An interesting and rarely offered Islamic artifact.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early part of the 20th century. Brought to the US with the family in 1954.

$99.



PRE-COLUMBIAN ART

8828. TALL NARINO BICHROME VESSEL. Capuli complex, c. 850-1500 AD. Red on black resist painted with two registers of geometric symbols. 3.5 x 9 inches. Collection number on bottom. A nice example.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer June, 1999.

$399.



9237. NARINO POLYCHROME BOWL. Colombia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The interior of the bowl with painted bird and geometric designs. 2.75 x 5 inches. Professional repair.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$249.



9238. NARINO POLYCHROME KERO. Colombia, Capuli Complex, 850-1500 AD. The exterior of the beaker with painted geometric designs. 4.2 inches. Fine lines in rim.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$189.



8369. LARGE MOCHE 'CORN POPPER' VESSEL, c. 500-700 AD. 10". Professional repair. Collection number on bottom.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999.

$299.



9280. LARGE MAYAN CHIEF'S BOWL, c. 600-800 AD. The bowl with a band of seated chiefs encircling the sides, suns and posts below, all done in red, black and orange. 4 x 8.75 inches. Intact, the paint in nice condition color better than image.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$399.



11688. SMALL MAYAN BURNISHED RED WARE BOTTLE. c. 6th-8th century AD. 2.75 x 2.75 inches. Intact. Reverse view.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$89.



8824. CUTE JAMACOQUE PAN PIPER, c. 500 AD. The high status male figure wearing a crested headdress and ear spools and playing a pan pipe which he holds to his mouth with both hands. Traces of polychrome remaining on the pipes and elsewhere. 3.3".

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer June, 1999.

$229.



9962. SASSY SINU NUDE GIRL. Colombia, c. 600-1200 AD. The female fertility figure with typical wide thighs and head and arms to hips. 7.75 inches. Minor chips. See Labbe, Colombia Before Columbus, #93 and back cover for the general type.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer July, 2000.

$249.



9266. JALISCO STANDING FEMALE. West Mexico, c. 300 AD. The female figure standing nude wearing a wide hat which falls over her neck, added details in white accentuating the breasts and body. 4.3 x 7 inches. Generally nice condition.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$399.



9268. SEXY JALISCO NUDE. West Mexico, c. 300 AD. The lady standing nude wearing nothing but a wide hat which falls over her neck in the back. 6 x 10 inches. Insignificant chips to toe and ear, otherwise intact.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$349.



9247. CHANCAY BICHROME FIGURE. Peru, c. 800-1200 AD. The standing male figure with outstretched arms and high wide hat. 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Museum number on back.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1999.

$299.



ANTIQUES

2 GRAND TOUR GLASS INTAGLIOS FOR $150

7518. FINE LARGE GRAND TOUR GLASS INTAGLIO OF A EUROPEAN PRINCE, c. 18th-19th century. Opaque black glass intaglio with the head of a man, likely a European king or nobility. 1 7/8" x 1 3/8" x 1/4". Very fine engraving.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Berman's Auction, NJ September, 2002.

$129.

7520. UNFINISHED FINE GRAND TOUR GLASS INTAGLIO, c. 18th-19th century. Clear glass Roman style intaglio with the head of a Roman empress. Edges unfinished. 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/4". The white area at 7:00 is an old white paper tag on the bottom showing through.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Berman's Auction, NJ September, 2002.

$49.



NATURAL HISTORY

3 MAZON CREEK FOSSILS FOR $30

10055A. 3 MAZON CREEK FOSSILS (includes this one and the two below), 300 million years BP. Uncertain small organism 0.5 inches in a 1.5 inch limestone nodule. See Museum information for a description of this well known site and the organisms found there.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at the Franklin, NJ Rock and Mineral show c. 2006.

$49.

10055B. 3 MAZON CREEK FOSSILS, 300 million years BP. Uncertain small shrimp like crustacean 0.5 inches in a 1.2 inch limestone nodule.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at the Franklin, NJ Rock and Mineral show c. 2006.

10055C. 3 MAZON CREEK FOSSILS, 300 million years BP. Uncertain small organism 1 inches in a 2.2 inch limestone nodule.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at the Franklin, NJ Rock and Mineral show c. 2006.



FINE ART

LARGE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL HOMOEROTIC ART BY LISTED ARTIST DON WIGHT

12966. DON EMERSON WIGHT (1924 - 1999) 55 original signed drawings on paper. Don Wight was a classically trained New York City artist and fabric designer who specialized in male nudes. He studied at Alfred University and privately. He lived and worked in Greenwich Village, NY, the Netherlands and Paris, France. His works are featured in the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Museo Del Gayo, IDANDA, the Cooper Union Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also associated with the Black Mountain College Arts Program. His drawings also appeared in Young Physique magazine. Influenced by Cocteau, Picasso, and Matisse, Wight's drawings demonstrate a great elegance and economy of form that often captures his subjects with a few simple Zen like strokes. These are all original signed drawings by Wight in various media on paper approximately 14 x 17 inches or thereabouts and will be shipped rolled. Click to view the collection.

Provenance: The collection of a New York City artist and entertainer. Purchased at a New York art auction in the 1980's.

Price for the collection negotiable.



7584. ANNE GOLDSMITH. American, 20th century. Girl seated with legs drawn up. Red Marble. This piece one of several of similar style produced by the American sculptress, Anne Goldsmith. A very restful and calming piece with a touch of humor. Dimensions: 27.3 x 18.4 x 11.4 cm. (10.75 x 7.25 x 4.5"). Weight: 7.8 kg. (17.5 lb.).

Provenance: A private New Jersey collection. Purchased at Dawson's Auction House, Morris Plains, NJ May, 1998.

$199.



S. NATTIODT

7582. PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A GIRL. German, early 20th century. Pastel on paper. Unsigned work by S. Nattiodt as it was purchased together with the signed pastel lot 7581. 11" x 13".

$99.



JACQUARD WOVEN SILK AFTER ALONZO PEREZ

7579. ALONZO PEREZ (after), A FINE SILK TAPESTRY SCENE. A(lonzo) Perez, Spanish 1853-1929. Jacquard woven Spanish street scene. 7 x 9".

$99.



J. FISTEL

10002. RECLINING NUDE, 20th century. Oil on canvas signed J. Fistel lower right. Nice composition and vibrant color. Painting itself is 20 x 24 inches. In beautiful top quality gold frame and ready to hang. Signature. $240 estimate.

$249.



10001. CHINESE GIRL WITH PARASOL, 20th century. Oil on canvas, unsigned. Beautiful Chinese maiden in silk gown holding parasol. 27.5 x 31.5 inches including high quality 4 inch frame. Enlargement. Back.

$399.



5 ART WORKS $100

10043. A CLASSICAL NUDE OIL PAINTING, 20th century. Oil on board, signed C. Kramer. Nude bather wringing out her hair. 8 x 10 inches.

$89.

10962. UNKNOWN ARTIST, NARCISIE, c. mid 20th century. Original pencil drawing of the Greek God Narcissus holding a mirror. 13 x 15.5 inches. Paper rough on the right side. Signed RSZ. Clearer contrast than the rather washed out photo.

$29.

10950. SAMUEL CHAMBRULAIN?, MARKET DAY, CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME, LILLEBONNE, FRANCE. REPRODUCTION dated 1956 of the original with descriptive note about the original included.

$19.

10027A. IRIS NEVINS ORIGINAL HAND MARBLED FLOWER, Late 20th century. Creative use of the traditional book marbling technique to produce the image of an exotic. 10 x 17 inches. Iris Nevins is an internationally known marbler.

Provenance: A private NJ collection. Gift of Iris Nevins.

$69.

10027B. IRIS NEVINS ORIGINAL HAND MARBLED FLOWER, Late 20th century. Creative use of the traditional book marbling technique to produce the image of an exotic flower on a marbled background. 11 x 14 inches. Iris Nevins is an internationally known marbler.

Provenance: A private NJ collection. Gift of Iris Nevins.

$69.



ETHNOGRAPHIC ART


MAJOR COLLECTIONS

THE EMERITUS COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES. ~750 pieces, very little duplication, a lot of great examples of different types of items. Includes a world class collection of ancient oil lamps with one or more of just about every type one can find in the references, several hundred in all including bronze lamps, gladiator and erotic and other figural lamps, North African red ware, rare Biblical types with multiple spouts, as well as most Greek and Holy Land types. Also half a dozen large amphorae, legionary tiles, weights, gaming tokens, spear points, tools, a good selection of different types of Roman glass including a Janus face vial and a date flask, and all sorts of other interesting stuff. Very little duplication. An excellent collection now available at deep wholesale.

Provenance The Emeritus collection. The collection of a university vice president purchased from US dealers over many years up through the 1980's. Click The Emeritus Collection to view the collection.

$125,000 negotiable for the collection. Individual items as priced.



LARGE COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL HOMOEROTIC ART BY LISTED ARTIST DON WIGHT

12966. DON EMERSON WIGHT (1924 - 1999) 55 original signed drawings on paper. Don Wight was a classically trained New York City artist and fabric designer who specialized in male nudes. He studied at Alfred University and privately. He lived and worked in Greenwich Village, NY, the Netherlands and Paris, France. His works are featured in the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Museo Del Gayo, IDANDA, the Cooper Union Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also associated with the Black Mountain College Arts Program. His drawings also appeared in Young Physique magazine. Influenced by Cocteau, Picasso, and Matisse, Wight's drawings demonstrate a great elegance and economy of form that often captures his subjects with a few simple Zen like strokes. These are all original signed drawings by Wight in various media on paper approximately 14 x 17 inches or thereabouts and will be shipped rolled. Click to view the collection.

Provenance: The collection of a New York City artist and entertainer. Purchased at a New York art auction in the 1980's.

Price for the collection negotiable. Individual drawings as priced.



BYZANTINE & OTHER WORLD COINS

7264. AN ITALIAN MILITARY BRONZE COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL, World War I? 32 mm.

Provenance: Purchased at the Clifton, NJ coin show September, 2002.

$49.