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RUPERT

WACE ANCIENT

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RUPERT

WACE ANCIENT

ART

RUPERT WACE ANCIENT ART 16

19 Crown Passage St James’s London SW1Y 6PP Tel: +44 (0)20 7495 1623 info@rupertwace.co.uk www.rupertwace.co.uk


FOREWORD

It is with great pleasure that we present our first catalogue from our new premises in St James’s. This exciting collection has been put together over the last two years and highlights the range and quality of works in which we specialise. The 18th century artisan’s house at 19 Crown Passage has been transformed into the perfect setting in which to view such diverse works of ancient art. Claire Brown


1 and 2 EGYPTIAN FLINT HAND AXES Lower Palaeolothic Period. 500,000–200,000 BC Lengths: 19.5 cm and 15 cm Provenance: Collection of Robert de Rustafjaell Sold Rustafjaell sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 1915 Heckscher Museum of Art, USA; deaccessioned 2012


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EGYPTIAN STONE FISH PALETTE Predynastic Period. Naqada III, c. 3200 BC Dimensions: 6.8 x 12 cm Provenance: Collection of Robert de Rustafjaell Sold Rustafjaell sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 1915 Heckscher Museum of Art, USA; deaccessioned 2012


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EGYPTIAN PAINTED POTTERY JAR Predynastic Period. Late Naqada II, c. 3450–3300 BC Height: 19.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Maurice Mathieu, France


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EGYPTIAN QUARTZITE RELIEF WITH OFFICIALS New Kingdom. 19th Dynasty Ramesside Period, c.1279–1210 BC Dimensions: 49 x 32 cm Provenance: Private collection Switzerland, acquired 1960s


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EGYPTIAN COPPER ALLOY STRIDING FIGURE New Kingdom. Early 18th Dynasty, c.1550–1479 BC Height: 13.3 cm (excluding tenons) Provenance: Collection of Charles Gillet (1879–1972), Switzerland and thence by descent


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EGYPTIAN CARVED WOOD HIPPOPOTAMUS Middle Kingdom. 11th–12th Dynasty, 2040–1646 BC Length: 10.5 cm Provenance: Private collection (M.C.) France, acquired in Egypt late 1960s


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EGYPTIAN WOOD HORUS FALCON Late Dynastic Period. 25th–26th Dynasty, 715–525 BC Length: 19.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy, USA acquired from Michel E. Abemayor 1969


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EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF ANUBIS Late Dynastic Period. 25th–31st Dynasty, 715–332 BC Length: 12.5 cm Provenance: Private collection USA, acquired prior 1980


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE COSMETIC JAR IN THE FORM OF BES Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty, 664–525 BC Height: 14 cm Provenance: Private collection Switzerland, acquired 1960s


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EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE PLAQUE OF BES Ptolemaic Period. 304–30 BC Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.7 cm Provenance: Private collection (D.N.) Belgium acquired late 1970s


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE ARYBALLOS OF A MONKEY AND BABY Late Dynastic Period. 27th–31st Dynasty, 525-332 BC Height: 6 cm Exhibited and published: ‘Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience’, Providence, USA, 1998 Provenance: Collection of William Kelly Simpson, USA loaned to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1972 to 2000


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EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE EAR STELE New Kingdom. 18th–20th Dynasty, 1540–1069 BC Height: 10.5 cm Provenance: Collection of David Lee Karamol, USA, acquired 1980s


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EGYPTIAN GLASS INLAY IN THE FORM OF A WIG Ptolemaic Period. 304–30 BC

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EGYPTIAN GLASS INLAY IN THE FORM OF A HEAD OF HATHOR Late Dynastic Period. 30th–31st Dynasty, 380–332 BC

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EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI INLAY IN THE FORM OF A WIG New Kingdom. 18th–20th Dynasty, 1540–1069 BC

Height: 5.9 cm

Height: 2.7 cm

Height: 4.2 cm

Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1970s

Provenance: Private collection (J.G.) France acquired from the French art market c. 1980

Provenance: Collection of John N. Winnie Jr., Georgia acquired 1980s–90s; Private collection Connecticut Private collection New York


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE RING WITH SEATED CAT AND KITTENS New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540–1295 BC Ring size: S Height: 3.8 cm Provenance: Collection of Omar Pasha (1806–1871) Private collection USA until the late 1980s; with Antiquarium, New York Collection of Barbara Mertz (1927–2013)


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EGYPTIAN AMETHYST PENDANT OF HARPOCRATES Middle to New Kingdom. 11th–20th Dynasty, 2040–1069 BC Height: 2.2 cm Provenance: Private collection France, acquired 1979


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF SHU Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty, 664–525 BC

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF A FISH New Kingdom. 18th–20th Dynasty, 1540–1069 BC

Height: 2.4 cm

Length: 3.4 cm

Provenance: Collection of Virginia, Marchioness of Bath acquired in the 1940s and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Ernst Adler, UK, acquired c. 1970 and thence by descent


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF A MONKEY Third Intermediate Period. 21st–24th Dynasty, 1069–715 BC

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF AN APIS BULL Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty. Saite Period, 664–525 BC

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF A HARE Late Dynastic Period. 26th–30th Dynasty, 750–332 BC

Height: 5.1 cm

Length: 3cm

Length: 3.6 cm

Provenance: Tabard collection, France acquired between 1930–1950

Provenance: Tabard collection, France acquired between 1930–1950

Provenance: Private collection France


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BYZANTINE BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A PEACOCK 6th–7th century AD Length: 16.3 cm Provenance: Private collection (P.T.) UK, acquired 1962

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COPTIC TAPESTRY FRAGMENT OF A BIRD 8th century AD Dimensions: 33 x 38.5 cm Provenance: Collection of George and Dora Mathues, USA acquired in Egypt 1950s–60s and thence by descent


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NEAR EASTERN BANDED AGATE DUCK WEIGHT Babylonian. Early 1st millennium BC Length: 7.2 cm Provenance: Sold Christie’s, London, 13 December 1988, lot 145 Collection of Stanley J. Seeger, UK and thence by descent


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URARTIAN REPOUSSÉ BRONZE BELT ELEMENT 8th–7th century BC Dimensions: 16 x 8.9 cm Provenance: Private collection (J.R.) USA acquired 1980s–early 90s

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PAIR OF SARMATIAN GOLD STRAP ENDS IN THE FORM OF PANTHERS 2nd century BC–1st century AD Lengths: 6 cm Provenance: UK collection, acquired late 1970s-80s


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IBERIAN BRONZE FINIAL OF A WARRIOR ON HORSEBACK 6th century BC Height: 10.2 cm Provenance: UK collection, acquired 1992


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CYCLADIC MARBLE TORSO Greek. c. 2600–2500 BC Height: 13 cm Provenance: Private collection Switzerland, acquired 1960s


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ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE PROFILE HEAD OF A YOUNG MAN c. 4th century BC Height: 30.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Sideo Fromboluti and Nora Speyer, USA acquired 1960s–70s


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CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF A KOUROS 5th century BC Height: 15 cm Published: Andre de Ridder ‘Collection De Clercq Catalogue Tome IV’, Paris, 1906 Provenance: Louis de Clercq (1836–1901), France Private collection Switzerland, acquired mid 1960s


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ETRUSCAN BRONZE SITULA HANDLE 5th–4th century BC Height: 12.1 cm Provenance: Private collection (N.E.) UK, acquired prior 1970


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HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA ITHYPHALLIC FIGURE Alexandrian, 2nd–1st century BC Height: 19 cm Provenance: Private collection France, acquired c.1970


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HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS c. 3rd century BC Height: 9.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Evelyn Joll, UK, acquired early 1960s and thence by descent


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LACONIAN BLACK GLAZED ARYBALLOS Greek. Late 6th century BC

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LACONIAN BLACK GLAZED ALABASTRON Greek. Late 6th century BC

Height: 12.2 cm

Height: 13.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection USA acquired 1980s and thence by descent

Provenance: Private collection USA acquired 1980s and thence by descent


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GREEK BLACK GLAZED LEBES GAMIKOS Magna Graecia. c. 4th century BC Height: 12 cm Provenance: Collection of Alexander Schreiber, Canada, acquired 1970s with Petit MusĂŠe, Montreal, Canada, 1999; sold Christie's, New York, 16 June 2006


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CANOSAN PAINTED TERRACOTTA DOLPHIN Magna Graecia. c. 3rd century BC Length: 11.7 cm Provenance: Private collection (R.B.) France, acquired 1983


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ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HERAKLES c. 1st–2nd century AD Height: 23.9 cm Provenance: French collection Sold Sotheby's, New York, 14 December 1994, lot 105 Private collection USA


41 and 42 TWO ROMAN BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUES WITH PAIRS OF EARS 1st–3rd century AD Dimensions: 7 x 10.6 cm and 6.2 x 8 cm Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1990s


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ROMAN MARBLE VOTIVE PLAQUE WITH PAIR OF EARS 1st–3rd century AD Dimensions: 8.2 x 11.5 cm Provenance: Private collection Austria; Private collection Germany


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ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A RAM c. 2nd century AD Length: 23 cm Provenance: Private collection USA, acquired prior 1960 and thence by descent


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HELLENISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF A DWARF Alexandrian, c. 200–100 BC Height: 8.8 cm Provenance: Private collection (N.E.) UK acquired prior to 1970


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ROMAN SILVER FIBULA OF A STAG 2nd–3rd century AD

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ROMAN SILVER FIBULA OF A PEACOCK 2nd–3rd century AD

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ROMAN SILVER FIBULA OF ROMULUS AND REMUS 2nd–3rd century AD

Length: 3.5 cm

Length: 4.1 cm

Length: 4.1 cm

Provenance: Private collection The Netherlands

Provenance: Private collection The Netherlands

Provenance: Collection of Pino Donati, Switzerland acquired c. 1970


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ANGLO-SAXON GILT-BRONZE MOUNT IN THE FORM OF A BEARDED HEAD c. 600 AD Height: 3.7 cm Provenance: Private collection UK acquired prior to 1995

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ANGLO-SAXON GOLD AND BRONZE DISC BROOCH 7th century AD Diameter: 3.5 cm Provenance: UK collection, acquired 1991


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ROMAN GOLD RING c. 3rd–4th century AD Ring size: J Diameter: 2.5 cm Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1960s

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HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS WITH HERAKLES CLUB PENDANTS 200–150 BC Drop: 2.6 cm Published: J.-L. Zimmermann, 'Collection de la Fondation Thétis', Geneva, 1987, no. 145 Provenance: Louis de Clercq (1836–1901), France The Thétis Collection, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970

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EGYPTIAN GOLD SNAKE RING Ptolemaic Period. 1st century BC Ring size: I Length: 3.1 cm Provenance: Private collection France, acquired prior 1970


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ROMAN ONYX CAMEO OF LEDA AND THE SWAN 1st century AD

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GNOSTIC JASPER INTAGLIO OF ABRAXAS 3rd century AD

Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.8 cm

Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.1 cm

Provenance: Private collection France, acquired 1960s and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Jan Adler, UK, acquired 1983

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ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO OF A FEMALE TRAGIC MASK Early Imperial. 1st century BC– 1st century AD Diameter: 2.1 cm Provenance: Collection of Kerry Jouby, UK, acquired 1975


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ROMAN EMERALD AND GOLD NECKLACE 2nd–3rd century AD Length: 35 cm Provenance: With Peter Sharrer, USA Private collection UK, acquired 1981


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ROMAN AMETHYST AND GOLD NECKLACE 2nd–3rd century AD Length: 45 cm Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1977


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SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER STELE BEARING A FEMALE BUST 1st century BC – 1st century AD Dimensions: 24 x 19 cm Provenance: With Gimpel Fils prior to 1970s Collection of Bruno Grunfeld, UK


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EDITED BY CLAIRE BROWN

DESIGNED BY THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD VALENCIA

ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD WITH AN UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY AND ALL APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN CHECKED THROUGH THE ART LOSS REGISTER ISBN 978-0-9575064-1-1

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