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A Published Egyptian Glass Heart Amulet, New Kingdom, 18th - 19th Dynasty, ca. 1350 - 1250 BCE
EA2061Regular price $2,750 USD
Core-formed the body in dark blue, with turquoise marvered threads, pierced for attachment.
Published: Christie's, London, Ancient Egyptian Glass and Faience from the 'Per-neb' Collection, Part III, 8 December 1993, lot 234.
Dimensions: Height: 1.3 cm (0.5 inches)
Condition: Body still with bright, shiny surface, some pitting to the body and loss to the rim otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland, acquired between the 1920s to early 1940s, thereafter Jacobs collection, Switzerland.
An Egyptian Limestone Trial Fragment, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332 - 30 BCE
ES2101Regular price $1,950 USD
First (right) column: words spoken by Atum, lord [of Heliopolis] ...
Second column: words spoken by Shu ...
The reverse side is carved with the feet and lower portion of a bird, probably the Horus falcon.
Condition: with scattered surface deposits, the fragment is intact and in very good condition overall. Presented in one of our display boxes.
Dimensions: Height: 1.8 inches (4.6 cm)
Provenance: Collection of Robert J. Molnar, Hillsdale, NJ, acquired in the 1960s.
An Egyptian Alabaster Bowl, Dynasties II-III, ca. 2890 - 2613 BCE
EV2014Regular price $1,200 USD
This jar is representative of a distinctive type of squat jar with a sharply cut, high shoulder, and slightly raised almost collar-like rim. The type, that appeared in limited numbers in Dynasty I, reached the height of popularity during Dynasties II & III and was probably used for keeping cosmetics. For related examples see: Cleveland Museum "Catalogue of Egyptian Art" (1999) #33-36.
Condition: Intact and in very condition overall.
Dimensions: Width: 2.3 inches (5.91 cm)
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri, acquired from Galerie du Sycomore, Paris, 8 November 1990.
An Egyptian Faience Lotus Terminal, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550 - 1295 BCE
EJ1809Regular price $7,500 USD
A broad collar terminal in the form of a lotus, comprising of yellow, green, red, white, and blue glazed faience. Pierced for attachment.
Dimensions: Length: 5.2 cm ( 2 inches), Width: 4.8 (1.9 inches)
Condition: Broken right corner professionally rejoined, otherwise complete.
Provenance: Private collection of former French diplomat Noel Giron (1884–1941). Giron, (or Aime-Giron, as he called himself after his famous father, the poet and the editor of Le Figaro) was a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre, where he studied Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic under Eugene Revillout. Giron also studied religious studies, history, classical philology, and modern oriental languages at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes de la Sorbonne. Giron originally planned to attend the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale and pursue an academic career, but he abandoned that plan and became a career diplomat in the French foreign ministry instead. He nevertheless maintained his scholarly interest in texts, especially inscriptions in languages as diverse as Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Nabatean, Persian, Phoenician, and Greek. Although scholarship was but an avocation for him, he published several scholarly works. He published Legendes Coptes in 1907, and although the bibliographic record of his publications does not show it, he remained interested in the indigenous language of Egypt for the rest of his life.
An inscribed late Byzantine Silver Signet Ring, ca. 13th-14th century CE
RJ2144Regular price $3,500 USD
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall
Dimensions: US ring size 7.25, UK=O_1/2, DE=17_1/4, JP=14
Provenance: Acquired from David S. Lavender (Antiques), London UK, prior to the early 2000s.
An Etruscan Star Pottery Plate, Caere, second half of the 4th century BCE
RP1902Regular price $750 USD
Attributed to the Genucilia Group and made in the Caeretan style, this lovely shallow plate standing on a round, high-walled foot, the face decorated in dark brown with five spiral waves around the wide rim, and a four-pointed star with a triple dot cluster in the tondo.
For similar examples, see Ines Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans (1991), nos. 316-320.
Dimensions: Diameter: 5 5/8 inches(14.3 cm), Height: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)
Condition: Loss to foot as can be seen in the photos, otherwise intact in good condition overall.
Provenance: Private NY collection since 1960s, with collection stickers on base, thereafter private Virginia collection.
A large Roman Silver Eye Agate Ring, ca. 3rd century CE
RJ2120Regular price $2,950 USD
For related example see; A. B. Chadour, "Rings; The Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Forty Centuries seen by Four Generations," Volume I, (Leeds 1994), item 345 for type.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A very fine and impressive example.
Dimensions: US ring size: 7, JP=15, UK=O
Provenance: Murray Collection, Chiswick, London UK, assembled in the 1990s, thereafter private Canadian collection, acquired in 2019.
A Roman Silver Miniature Bust of Sol Invictus, Late Roman, ca. 3rd century CE
RJ2107Regular price $1,350 USD
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 7/8 inch (2.2 cm), Width: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)
Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in 2016.
A Viking Green Glass Bead, ca. 9th - 11th century CE
RJ2142Regular price $550 USD
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall.
Dimensions: Bead length: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm). The 18K gold modern chain is adjustable up to 18" (45.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex. Cyrus Collection, acquired from Edward Safani, (1912-1998), NYC.
A good Nariño Polychrome Footed Bowl, ca. 750 - 1250 CE
PP2106Regular price $750 USD
Standing on a petite round foot, a beautiful polychrome bowl with deeply flared walls, decorated with a geometric band in red and cream running through the center, a large staircase symbol on either side of the band, the negative space painted a dark brown.
A good example of the Piartal stylistic complex, this bowl was painted using "resist painted" technique, rather than the more straightforward "positive painted" technique. Resist is a reverse technique in which a base slip (commonly cream) is applied, the vessel is fired, and then a type of "resist" material (that preserves the base slip even after it's painted over), is applied to create the motifs. Next, a darker slip is applied over the surface and reheated, staining the negative space but leaving the cream base layer untouched, creating designs out of the resist-coated cream. Lastly, red pigment may be applied over portions of the cream to highlight certain designs.
Ref: Stone-Miller, Rebecca, Seeing with New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta: Emory University (2002), pp. 187 - 181.
Labbé, Armand J., Colombia Before the Colombians: The People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia, New York: Rizzoli (1986), pp. 134 - 159.
Dimensions: Height: 3 inches (7.5 cm), Diameter: 7 5/8 inches (19.36 cm)
Condition: Complete with minor rim repairs and expected polychrome losses to the surface. An old collection number, P1757, on the underside of the foot in green ink.
Provenance: Roberta McCain private collection, Washington DC, an independent-minded oil heiress who was married to one of the Navy’s highest-ranking officers. Her father-in-law, John S. McCain Sr., a four-star Navy admiral, commanded forces in the Pacific during World War II; her husband, John S. McCain Jr., another four-star Navy admiral, led the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 and commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. At the age 96, she displayed characteristic pluck when she took to the presidential campaign trail on behalf of her son, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
A rare Egyptian Glass Eye Bead Pendant, Amarna Period, ca. 1352 - 1336 BCE
EJ1746aRegular price $950 USD
For related examples see Petrie museum UC51655, UC51171, and UC51185.
Condition: Intact and in excellent good condition overall. Restrung on a modern 18K gold chain that can be adjusted up to 18 inches.
Dimensions: Length: 0.8 cm
Provenance: Private French collection, acquired before 1960.
A Greco-Roman Ribbon-Band Glass Bead, Late Hellenistic Period, ca. 1st century BCE
GJ2109Regular price $795 USD
Condition: There is heavy surface wear to the surface resulting in pitting and uppermost layer loss in one area, loss to both terminal areas indicating signs of wear. The bead maintains traces of iridescence and bright contrasts colors. Despite the damage, overall it is still in good condition and a most striking example.
Dimensions: Length: 1.45 inches (2.9 cm)
Provenance: Greenwich, Connecticut private collection, acquired Black Rock Galleries, reference number # 130236 (part).
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