ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART

Unique Treasures From The Cradle Of Civilization



SEALS AMULETS IVORY JEWELRY
CUNEIFORM BRONZE GLASS FAIENCE
POTTERY STONE CYPRIOT WEAPONS




THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTION

The following pieces are all from the world famous
Arthur M. Sackler collection all with the impeccable Arthur M. Sackler provenance.


10629. ANCIENT JUDAEAN CARVED LIMESTONE RELIEF WITH MENORAH, c. 1st century BC/AD. 10.5"h x 19"l x 4"d. An exceptional and imposing piece of ancient Judaica. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup. Side. Back.

SOLD.



10621. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN BRONZE FOOTED CHALICE (RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). c. 2nd-1st millennium BC. With nicely worked repousse triangle registers. 3.25"h x 3.5"dia. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup. Bottom.

$1250.



10626. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SILVER VASE WITH FLUTED NECK. Sasanian Period, 5.75"h x 4.25"dia. Largely covered with loose encrustation much of which can probably be removed. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup. Bottom.

$2,250.



10622. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CERAMIC PINCH SPOUT PITCHER (LEFT IN THE PHOTO). c. 1st millennium BC. 13.75"h x 7.5"l. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup. Bottom.

$1750.



10623. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CERAMIC PINCH SPOUT PITCHER (RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). c. 1st millennium BC. 10.5"h x 7.25"l. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup. Bottom.

$1250.



10627. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN GREEK FIRE HAND GRENADE (LEFT IN THE PHOTO). c. 1st millennium AD. Inventoried in the collection as mace heads, these are actually early Greek Fire hand grenades designed to be filled with flammable liquid and thrown against an enemy with lit wicks in the small top opening. Very hard fired, they would burst upon impact and ignite. 3.5"h x 2.25"dia. A scarce legendary early weapon. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup.

$1250.



10628. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN GREEK FIRE HAND GRENADE (RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). c. 1st millennium AD. Inventoried in the collection as mace heads, these are actually early Greek Fire hand grenades designed to be filled with flammable liquid and thrown against an enemy with lit wicks in the small top opening. Very hard fired, they would burst upon impact and ignite. 3.25"h x 2"dia. A scarce legendary early weapon. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Closeup.

$1250.



10630. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RED PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL (TOP LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 8"h x 7.5"dia. Minute rim flake otherwise intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Bottom.

$1750.



10631. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RED PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL (TOP RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 7.75"h x 6"dia. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Bottom.

$1750.



10632. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RED PAINTED POTTERY PITCHER (CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 7"h x 7"w. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Bottom.

$1750.



10633. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RED PAINTED BOWL (BOTTOM LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 2.25"h x 5.5"dia. The bowl with a single large ibex decoration in the interior. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Bottom.

$1750.



10634. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RED PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 4.75"h x 4.5"dia. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Bottom.

$1250.



10637. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 9"h x 7"dia. Heavy fabric. Professional preliminary restoration to lip preparatory to final shaping and tinting to match; otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10638. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 9.5"h x 7.5"dia. Small shard missing from rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10639. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 9"h x 7.5"dia. Heavy fabric. Professional preliminary restoration to rim preparatory to final shaping and tinting to match; otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10640. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 7"h x 7"dia. Rim chip and small holes in body. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10641. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 7"h x 6.5"dia. Intact with ribbed neck. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10642. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 8"h x 7"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10643. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN BEAK SPOUT POTTERY VESSEL (TOP LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 9"h x 9.25"w. Small losses and crack to body. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10644. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 8"h x 6.5"dia. Small shards from rim are inside. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10645. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 9"h x 7.5"dia. Flakes to end of spout, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10646. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN LARGE FOOTED BOWL (BOTTOM LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 9"h x 10"dia. Repaired from large shards. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10647. VERY RARE ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POMEGRANATE FORM VESSEL (BOTTOM CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 7"h x 5.25"dia. The vessel in the form of a pomegranate nearly identical to the famous ivory pomegranate thought to come from the first temple. Small spout lost. Very likely used to pour libations in a temple. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$2750.



10649. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 7"h x 10"w. Professional preliminary restoration to lip preparatory to final shaping and tinting to match; otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10650. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL (TOP CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 8"h x 5"dia. Small chips to rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10651. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (TOP RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 5.5"h x 10"dia. Section missing from rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10652. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM LEFT IN THE PHOTO). 7.5"h x 6.5"w. Intact with incised designs and lugs. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$850.



10653. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM CENTER IN THE PHOTO). 6"h x 5.5"dia. Small rim chips, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10654. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (BOTTOM RIGHT IN THE PHOTO). 5.5"h x 8.25"w. Intact and of elegant form. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10655. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 9"h x 9.5"dia. Slight roughness to the spout tip, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10656. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 11"h x 9"dia. One ibex head regaled, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1750.



10657. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 10.5"h x 8.5"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10658. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 7.5"h x 6.5"dia. Chips to spout and rim (shards inside), otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10659. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4.5"h x 11.5"dia. Neatly repaired from several large shards. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10660. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 7"h x 9"dia. Intact and exceptional with looped legs. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10661. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 7"h x 5.5"dia. Rim flakes and small hole. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10662. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 5.5"h x 5.5"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10663. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 6"h x 5.5"dia. Rim flake, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10664. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY CHALICE (Bottom left). 5"h x 5.5"dia. Neatly repaired from several large shards, painted bands around stem. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10665. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4.5"h x 5.5"dia. A little abrasion, 3 registers of incised darts. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10666. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 5.5"h x 5.75"dia. Professional preparatory restoration to rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10667. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 5.75"h x 6"dia. Losses to neck, incised rope pattern encircling neck and bottom rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10668. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 4.25"h x 4.5"dia. Professional preparatory restoration to rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10669. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 7"h x 5.5"dia. Heavy fabric, intact with traces of painted design on shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10670. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 4"h x 7"dia. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$850.



10671. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 3"h x 7"dia. Intact with incised line under rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10672. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 3.5"h x 8.25"dia. Couple of cracks on one side. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10673. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 4.5"h x 4.5"dia. Intact with sharp incised triangle drops on shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10674. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 4"h x 4.25"dia. Intact with a couple of possible small patches on neck. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10675. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 4.75"h x 4.25"dia. Small chip to one lug handle, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10676. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 3.5"h x 5.25"dia. Half of what was an exceptional double vessel with painted designs. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10677. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4.5"h x 4"dia. Intact with incised drop triangle designs around neck. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$750.



10678. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 5"h x 4.25"dia. Neck missing and cracks. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$45.



10679. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY CHALICE (Top left). 4.5"h x 5.25"dia. Intact and in excellent condition. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10680. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 4.25"h x 3.5"dia. Side crack. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10681. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 4.5"h x 4"dia. Small stable rim crack, couple of pigment drops over patina. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10682. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 4.5"h x 4"dia. Professional preparatory restoration to rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10683. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4"h x 4.75"dia. Intact with pierced lug handles. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10684. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 4"h x 4.5"dia. Intact with traces of shallow incised lines around shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10685. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 4.5"h x 4.25"dia. Rim chips, otherwise intact with incised lines around shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10686. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 3.25"h x 5"dia. Intact with flared lip and elegant form. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10687. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 3.5"h x 5"dia. Neatly repaired from two large shards. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10688. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 2.25"h x 5.75"dia. Intact with incised line under rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10689. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4.25"h x 3"dia. Two small rim flakes, otherwise intact and of elegant form. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10690. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 2.5"h x 5.75"dia. Intact with several incised bands. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10691. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 3.25"h x 5"dia. Intact with traces of incised decoration around shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10692. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 4"h x 3.75"dia. A little rough but intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10693. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 3"h x 4.5"dia. Small rim chip, otherwise intact with classic painted drop triangles. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1250.



10694. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 4.5"h x 4"dia. Rim flakes, otherwise intact with 3 small decorative lugs. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10695. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ORNATE POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 4"h x 4"dia. Intact with incised designs and top handle. Rare. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$450.



10696. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 3.75"h x 4"dia. Rough rim, otherwise intact with small pierced lug handle. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10697. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 3.75"h x 3.25"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10698. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 3.25"h x 3.75"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10699. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 3.5"h x 3.5"dia. A little repair to one side. An elegant little vessel. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$750.



10700. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 2.25"h x 5"dia. Rim chip and probable loss to spout tip. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10701. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 2.25"h x 4.75"dia. Professional preparatory restoration to rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10702. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 2"h x 4.25"dia. Small spout tip chip, otherwise intact. An elegant rare type. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$1450.



10703. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top left). 4.5"h x 3.5"dia. Professional preparatory restoration to the rim & small stable crack. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$125.



10704. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 3"h x 3.25"dia. Intact and a scarce type. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10705. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 3.25"h x 2.75"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$350.



10706. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 2.5"h x 4.5"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10707. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 1"h x 3.5"dia. Repaired from a couple of large shards. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$45.



10708. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 2.25"h x 4.5"dia. Some abrasion o bottom, otherwise intact and a rare type with rim lip with painted decoration and painted decoration to the outer rim. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$750.



10710. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 2.25"h x 3.75"dia. Rim chip, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10711. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 3.5"h x 3.5"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10712. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 2.5"h x 3.5"dia. Intact and a scarce type with incised designs. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$650.



10713. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 2"h x 3.25"dia. Some roughness around the rim, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10714. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom right). 2.5"h x 4"dia. Loss to handle and stable crack but a superior type with incised triangles around the shoulder. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$250.



10716. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top center). 2"h x 3"dia. Abrasion underneath base, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10717. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Top right). 2"h x 2.5"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10718. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Middle left). 2.5"h x 3.25"dia. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10719. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Middle center). 3"h x 3"dia. A little roughness one side but intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10720. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Middle right). 2.5"h x 3.25"dia. Intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10721. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom left). 3"h x 3"dia. Couple of flakes, otherwise intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



10722. ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL (Bottom center). 3"h x 2.75"dia. A little rough but intact. Provenance: The Arthur M. Sackler collection. Collected in the 1970's or earlier. Possibly published in one of the dozen or so books documenting the Sackler collection. Reverse.

$150.



STAMP AND CYLINDER SEALS

8966. CHOICE MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The dark brown stone seal with a finely carved scene of a two male figures standing, one looking back at the other, two winged animals before. 22 mm. Choice example of the finest style and condition.

$2850.



8968. MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL, ca. 2nd millennium BC. The black stone seal with a carved scene of two sphinxes. 20 mm. Nice example and condition, small chip to rim not affecting the rollout.

$350.



8668. A MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH CUNEIFORM, ca. 3rd-2nd millenium BC. The dark brown cylinder engraved with a horned ungulate and four cuneiform characters near a mythical figure with forepart of a deer and wings and tail of a bird. 17 mm. Rare with cuneiform. With original laterally drilled suspension hole. Would make a great pendant!Excellent condition.

$650.



6711. A MESOPOTAMIAN BLACK STEATITE SEAL, 2nd millennium BC. Of hemispherical form engraved with a lion. Original suspension hole. 9 x 19 mm. Would make a sophisticated pendant!

$450.



6712. A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARABOID SEAL WITH RECUMBANT GOAT, 2nd-1st millennium BC. 15 x 20 mm. Original lengthwise suspension hole. Would make a wonderful pendant!

$650.



6713. A MESOPOTAMIAN GABLED SEAL, 4th millennium BC. Of circular form engraved with inverted gazelles. Original suspension hole. 22 mm. Would make a unique pendant!

$350.



6262. A RARE SOUTH ARABIAN STAMP SEAL WITH INSCRIPTION, c. 1st century BC-AD. The black stone seal in the form of an animal head with incised eyes, mouth and nose, the face inscribed with four characters in Himyarite script reading LRHY=belonging to RHY (Rahay?). The inscription clearer than the image shows. 17 x 17 x 11 mm.

$1450.



ANCIENT AMULETS

8961. RARE SUMERIAN BULL AMULET, ca. 3rd millennium BC. The amulet of gray stone, carved in the form of a reclining bull, the head facing. 19 x 30 mm. Small chip to top rv. Very rare.

$2250.



7971. BABYLONIAN MARBLE DUCK WEIGHT OR PENDANT, c. 1st millennium BC. Carved and polished white marble in the form of a sleeping duck with head resting on its back. 30 mm. Perfectly balanced on original suspension hole. Choice example and would make a great pendant.

$650.



ANCIENT IVORY AND BONE CARVINGS

6674. A PHOENICI0-EGYPTIAN AMULET OF BES, c. early 1st millennium BC. Ivory amulet with good detail. 29mm.

$350.



ANCIENT JEWELRY

12875. MASSIVE GOLD INTAGLIO PENDANT. In an original ancient gold setting probably Roman. The beautifully carved carnelian intaglio carved in an ancient Mesopotamian style but most likely Grand Tour 19th century. Diameter: 65mm. Weight 41 grams. Wearable with care. Provenance: Ex London UK private collection. Larger view of carving. Side view.

POR.



12872. BEAUTIFUL MATCHING PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD & GARNET EARRINGS. c. 1st century BC. Length: 43mm. Weight 13.80 grams. Wearable with care. Provenance: Ex London UK private collection, purchased in 1993 from an antiquities dealer in London. Another view.

$12,500.



8892. A SASANIAN GOLD PENDANT, ca. 4th-6th century AD. The circular pendant with loops top and bottom, the body ornamented with a peacock done in repousse technique within a beaded border. 24 mm. Very rare. Excellent condition and wearable. Larger view including reverse.

$2400.



FROM THE JOSEPH TERNBACH COLLECTION

8746. A FINE ZOOMORPHIC BROOCH. Perhaps Parthian or Sassanian, ca. 2nd-5th century AD. Finely cast in the form of a mouflon with curled horns with incised detail, the body cover with annular ornamentaion. 1.8 x 2 inches. Iron pin lost. Ex. Joseph Ternbach collection. On custom lucite stand. Choice type and condition.

$1850.



CUNEIFORM TABLETS AND CONES

ANCIENT BRONZE OBJECTS AND FIGURES

8973. AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF NABATEAN BRONZE FIGURES, ca. 2nd-1st century BC. The matching pair a husband and wife, both dressed in long robes with hands outstretched probably in offering to the gods. To 5.1 inches. Both cast in the round in exceptional style with excellent detail, additional detail certainly under the slightly crusty patina. Very rare and important examples, especially as an intact pair. Mounted on custom stands. See Sotheby's London 6/7/95 #260 for a very similar male figure the same size estimated at 6,000-8,000 GBP.

$12,500.



8677. VERY RARE LEAD WEIGHT WITH INSCRIPTION. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st millenium BC. Of truncated pyramidal form with all four sides covered with clear inscriptions, probably Semitic. 2.1 inches. Very rare and deserving of further study. On custom stand.

$2450.



8744. LARGE PHOENICIAN FIBULA, ca. 6th-4th century BC. Greek style bronze bow fibula with very high arch. 2.5 x 3.2 inches. Rare and in excellent condition.

$250.



9582. 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 magnifying surfaces by the ancients.

$850.



9599. SYRIAN BRONZE CALF HEAD, ca. 5th-3rd century BC. The head with pierced ears for earrings and attachment tenon at rear. 1.2 inches. Reminiscent of the golden calf worshiped in the Bible! Provenance: Ex Joseph Ternbach collection.

$150.



9602. EXCEPTIONAL SYRIAN SILVER SPOON WITH BOAR'S HEAD, ca. 1000 BC. The spoon with the head of a boar at the top, three sets of triple ring knobs on the handle. 5.2 inches. Choice condition and extremely rare.

$1800.



9613. BRONZE COSMETIC OR APOTHECARY VESSEL. Egypt or Holy Land, ca. 1st millennium BC. Of elegant form and a rare type. In excellent condition though with a layer of encrustation attesting authenticity. 2 x 3.5 inches.

$850.



ANCIENT GLASS

7422. FINE SASANIAN AUBERGINE VIAL, c. 6th-7th century AD. The vessel of dark yellow-brown glass with plumboid body, tall neck with ridge and everted rim. 4 inches. Rare and in choice condition.

$850.



ANCIENT FAIENCE

7554. A VERY RARE ASSYRIAN FAIENCE PYXIS, ZIWIYE, ca. 9th century BC. Of quadrangular form with tapering feet and handles, the body glazed in yellow, turquoise and black with triangular motifs, the handles pierced for attachment of a lid. A very rare example of early polychrome glazing techniques. Museum quality repair with some expert restoration on reverse. Height: 3".

$1850.



7380. AN INTRIGUING FAIENCE FIGURE. Mesopotamia, c. 1st millennium BC. With rampant lion standing erect embracing and biting an uncertain victim. 3 inches. Traces of blue glaze. Deserving of further study but certainly very rare. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$1450.



ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN POTTERY

OXFORD TL CERTIFICATE

11077. AMLASH INCENSE BURNER IN SHAPE OF A BULL, Persia, c. 1000 BC. 6 x 8 inches. One horn neatly reattached, otherwise intact and original.

Provenance; The Princeton collection. This piece is accompanied by an authentication report by thermoluminescence analysis from the Oxford Research Laboratory For Archeology, August 1981, number 281z35.

$1850.



7555. A FINE ACHAEMENID RHYTON, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The terra cotta vessel with the finely molded head of a ram. One leg and ear professionally restored. Dimensions: 5 x 9 x 11".

$2800.



7443. A PHOENICIAN BILBIL. 1st millennium BC. The terra cotta vessel with spherical body on low base, a strap handle rising to the tall neck with everted rim. 6 inches. Repaired from 2 shards. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$650.



7232. PUNIC TERRA COTTA AMPHORA, c. 5th-3rd century BC. Of narrow form with tall neck and foot. Foot repaired. 8 inches.

$250.



7233. PUNIC TERRA COTTA AMPHORA, c. 5th-3rd century BC. Of narrow form with tall neck and foot. Ankle repaired. 9.5 inches.

$250.



8978. RARE PUNIC BABY FEEDER, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The elegant feeder on high base with single vertical handle and feeder spout, the top half with dark brown glaze. 3.2 inches. Small rim chips otherwise intact. Very rare and elegant.

$450.



9525. RARE EARLY BRONZE AGE DECORATED 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. Intact.

$350.



ANCIENT STONE VESSELS AND IDOLS

8663. A SUMERIAN ALABASTER OFFERING BOWL, ca. 3000 BC. The ceremonial bowl with decorative incised rim and four protruding lugs, probably stylized bull heads, the largest topped with a thin pouring spout. 2.7" x 6.5". Professional nearly invisible repair. Very rare.

$2850.



ANCIENT CYPRIOT ART

EX THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, THE CESNOLA COLLECTION

8675. A VERY LARGE CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE AMPHORA FROM THE CESNOLA COLLECTION. Cypro-Archaic, 750-600 BC. The tall ovoid body tapering to a narrow flat base, slightly flared straight neck with flat rim, the neck and body decorated with thin bands and concentric circles. 20 x 26 inches. Intact. Provenance: Acquired by Luigi Palma di Cesnola in Cyprus 1865-1873, thence whereabouts uncertain - possibly The Metropolitan Museum of Art, sold at auction by Harmer Rooke Galleries in 1996 to the present owner. Luigi Palma di Cesnola was US Consul to Cyprus 1865-1873. He was born in Northern Italy in 1832. He was trained at the Military Academy of Savoy but for some unknown reason was discharged and left Italy. He served in the British Army during the Crimean War and travelled extensively in the Ottoman Empire. He moved to New York in 1858 and married in 1861. As an experienced soldier he joined the Union forces during the Civil War and retired with the rank of colonel in 1864. 'General' Cesnola was then appointed US Consul to Cyprus in 1865. There Cesnola became interested in ancient art and began purchasing antiquites and even funding teams of diggers. During his stay in Cyprus Cesnola formed a huge collection and managed to circumvent Constantinople's ban on export of antiquities through his excellent relationship with Said Pasha, the Governor of Cyprus. Eventually he shipped 200 cases containing tens of thousands of antiquities back to the US. There he sold 4,426 objects in two installments to the newly established Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and was appointed the first Director of the Museum. Many of these objects such as this one were later deaccessioned and sold at auction. A large and impressive piece with excellent provenance!

SOLD.



9546. FINE LARGE CYPRIOT OINOCHOE, ca. 1200-900 BC. the spherical 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 but displays very nicely. Of classic Cypriot geometrically painted style.

$1450.



9567. FINE CYPRIOT PILGRIM FLASK, ca. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 5.75 inches. An excellent example.

$650.



9568. FINE CYPRIOT PILGRIM FLASK, ca. 1200-900 BC. The double handled flask with concentric rings of red and black. 5.75 inches. An excellent example.

$450.



ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN WEAPONS

8964. CHOICE LURISTAN BRONZE AXE, ca. 9th-8th century BC. The axe with long body gracefully widening to the blade, four comb-like lugs reinforcing the socket. 7.3 inches. On custom stand.

$2450.



9612. RARE BACTRIAN BRONZE CLAW MACE. Bactria, c. 2100 - 1600 BC. The axe-like object with four prongs and bronze pins within to attach to a wooden handle. 4 inches. For the Bactrian claw mace see http://otlichnik.tripod.com/medmace1.html the 5th item down for an example of the Bactrian claw mace. Quite rare and interesting.

$650.