Bracelet with Ancient Egyptian Scarabs, Faience and Silver
Vintage silver bracelet set with 7 Egyptian faience scarabs. Each beetle is mounted so that the hieroglyphic writing on the underside could be seen. The largest scarab in the middle. Beautiful blue coloring consistent with fine faience. Stamped silver.
Scarabs (Egyptian dung beetles) were believed to have close ties to the sun god, Ra and were used in amulets and funerary art. They represented protection, transformation and resurrection.
Pair of ancient Persian small cast bronze mythical creatures. Each figure has a rounded head, the short horns of a bull, an arching neck and a single hoofed foot. Various holes and slots point to a utilitarian as well as decorative function. Most likely these were feet used for a ritual incense vessel. The holes were for the censor to hang from above but the tripod vessel could also stand. Lovely coloring and encrustation of bronze consistent with age. (ref sources: Luristan, Persia.... Click for details
Turkish Antique Pair of Inlaid Side Tables
Antique pair of Turkish square side tables with elaborate mashrabiya openwork on the sides. This traditional Islamic lattice work is the same that is used on mashrabiya balconies, an architectural element used to help cool the upper floors of buildings. The tops of the tables are inlaid with mother of pearl with a star form in the center and bands of geometric tessellations on the exterior border.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 23 1/2" high x 21 1/2" wide x 21 1/2" deep
Ancient Roman Terra Cotta Figure of a Woman
Ancient Roman figure of a standing woman sculpted of terra cotta and with traces of slip pigment. In accordance with the fashion of the time, she is in the process of wrapping her breasts in a strophium, rolling the band of linen around her with her right hand while holding it in place with her left. Her lower body is draped in flowing robes tied at her hips. Her hair is appropriately styled and she wears earrings and a bracelet. With custom wooden base.
Large Oushak Turkish hand knotted angora wool carpet with lovely color and deep luxurious pile, made with rich color vegetable died palette of rust gold reds and various blues with charcoal and apple greens.
Size: 14.4' x 15.9'
Age: circa 1920s
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Semi-Antique Sarouk Persian Carpet
Lovely semi-antique Sarouk Farohan hand-knotted carpet from Persia. In good color palette of red-rusts and navy. Important produced piece is signed and dated on borders in Farsi. Good condition with fringed ends.
Age: Circa 1940s
Size: 3'0" x 5'0"
Antique Roman Vase with Stand
Red clay Roman pottery vessel with handle, flanged lip over curved body, worn white design, most likely a wine ewer, display stand.
Provenance Handley Collection Date 300 AD Size without stand H 9.5" x W 4.5" with stand H 11 1/2"
Ghandara Grey Schist Frieze Birth of Buddha
Ghandara grey schist frieze of the birth of the Buddha with five figures.
Provenance: Spinks and Son, London 1960s Handley Collection
8" H x 10" W x 1 3/4" D
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Indian Antique Bronze Dancing Ganesha
Antique Indian bronze Ganesha standing on mouse, with nimbus surrounding his figure. Holding axe, golubjub his sweetmeat, on base with sanskrit writing.
Age late 19th century
Size: 5" H x 3" W x 1 1/2" D
Ancient MesoAmerican Stone Hand Axe Head
An ancient MesoAmerican Olmec bluegreen stone hand axe tool mounted on a custom stand. Neolithic stone implement.
Date: 1150-550 BC
Dimensions: 6" X 2.5" including stand, stone is 4" X 2.25"