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RUPERT

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RUPERT

WACE ANCIENT

ART

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This valedictory catalogue is dedicated to all the unknown artists we have had the privilege to represent. Without their passionate interest in the world around them our interest in their world would not have been ignited.


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eGYptian FLint HanD aXe Palaeolithic. 100,000 BC Length: 21.4 cm Provenance: Reputedly from Thebes The Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, Toronto; Cincinnati Art Museum Ohio, acquired 1919 in exchange with Ontario Sold Sotheby's New York, 14 December 1994, deaccessioned from Cincinnati Private collection UK; Property of a Private Foundation, acquired 2003


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eGYptian FLint kniFe Predynastic Period. Late Naqada II, c. 3700–3250 BC Length: 21 cm Provenance: Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent


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anatOLian MaRBLe kuSuRa-BeYceSuLtan iDOL Early Bronze Age II, 2700–2300 BC Height: 10.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Schlomo Moussaieff (1948–2000), Israel and thence by descent


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anatOLian MaRBLe kuSuRa-BeYceSuLtan iDOL Early Bronze Age II, 2700–2300 BC Height: 9.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Schlomo Moussaieff, (1948-2000), Israel and thence by descent


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MeSOpOtaMian StOne aMuLet OF a BuLL Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC Length: 5.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent


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MeSOpOtaMian StOne aMuLet OF a BOaR Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC

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MeSOpOtaMian StOne aMuLet OF a cOW Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC

Length: 3.9 cm

Length: 5.2 cm

Provenance: Collection of Ernest J. H. Mackay (1880-1943), UK acquired prior 1933 Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent


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MeSOpOtaMian StOne aMuLet OF a DOuBLe FiSH Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC

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MeSOpOtaMian StOne aMuLet OF a tRuSSeD piG Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC

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MeSOpOtaMian cHaLceDOnY aMuLet OF a BuLL Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC

Length: 4 cm

Length: 2 cm

Length: 2.1 cm

Provenance: Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Ernest J. H. Mackay (1880–1943), UK; acquired prior 1933 Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893-1974), UK and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Colonel Norman Colville (1893–1974), UK and thence by descent


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MeSOpOtaMian StOne SeaL in tHe FORM OF a LiOn’S HeaD Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3100–2900 BC Width: 3.9 cm Published and exhibited: ‘Ancient Art in American Private Collections’, Fogg Art Museum, 1954 Provenance: Collection of Hayford Peirce, Paris and USA, acquired 1910–1930s and thence by descent


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eGYptian painteD pOtteRY JaR Predynastic Period. Late Naqada II, c. 3400–3200 BC Dimensions: 19.9 x 28 cm Provenance: Private collection UK Sold Christie's London, 13 December 1988 Sotheby's New York, 11 December 2002 Collection of Paul F. Walter, USA


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neaR eaSteRn painteD pOtteRY VeSSeL Tepe Giyan IV, 2500–2000 BC Height: 31.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Dr Günther Marschall (1913–1997) Germany, acquired between 1967-1975


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iRiSH ‘Bann tYpe’ StOne aXe Early Bronze Age, c. 2000 BC Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 cm Provenance: Collection of Harry Watson, Beechpark, Northern Ireland acquired prior to 1960 and thence by descent


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eGYptian GneiSS BOWL Old Kingdom. 3rd Dynasty, 2647–2573 BC Height: 4.5 cm; Diameter: 8.7 cm Provenance: UK collection, acquired 1998 Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian DiORite JaR Early Dynastic Period-Old Kingdom. 2nd–4th Dynasty, 2793–2454 BC Diameter: 15.2 cm; Height: 6.3 cm Provenance: Collection of Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900–1970), Switzerland and thence by descent


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eGYptian teRRacOtta cOncuBine FiGuRe Hyksos Period. 15th Dynasty, 1630–1523 BC Height: 17 cm Provenance: Private collection (Mrs C.O.N), UK, acquired 1960s and thence by descent


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eGYptian Faience aMuLet OF tHe GODDeSS taueRet Middle Kingdom. 12th–13th Dynasty, 1980–1648 BC Height: 9 cm Provenance: Sold Hotel Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 25-26 September 1998 UK collection, acquired from the above Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian ReeD BaSket WitH LiD New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540–1295 BC Diameter: 12 cm Provenance: Private collection Germany, acquired 1950s–1960s and thence by descent Collection of Kurt Flimm, Germany Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian WOODen DOOR BOLt Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty, 1980–1801 BC Length: 17.4 cm Published: ‘Kahun, Gurub and Hawara’, W. M. Flinders Petrie, 1890 Provenance: From Kahun (El-Lahun), Fayum Private collection UK, acquired 1950 – early 1960s Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian GOLD RinG WitH caRneLian FROG BeZeL New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540–1295 BC Ring size: J Provenance: Private collection (Dr. H-U.H) Germany acquired 1970s – early 1990s


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eGYptian OR neaR eaSteRn teRRacOtta FeMaLe VOtiVe FiGuRe c. 2500 BC Height: 11.8 cm Provenance: Collection of Robert de Rustafjaell Sold his sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 1915 Purchased by Gustave Maurice Heckscher and donated by him to the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington deaccessioned 2012


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eGYptian WOOD SpOOn in tHe FORM OF a BOunD iBeX New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540–1295 BC Length: 10.2 cm Provenance: Sold Christie's New York, 12 June 2002 Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian Faience cOSMetic VeSSeL Middle Kingdom. 11th–12th Dynasty, 2040–1801 BC Height: 4.7 cm Published: ‘Aesthetic Glimpses’, I. Grimm-Stadelman (ed), 2012 Provenance: Sold Christie's London, 11 July 1984 With Peter Sharrer, USA Sold Christie's London, 8 July 1992 Resandro collection


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eGYptian GLaZeD Steatite cOSMetic DiSH in tHe FORM OF a FiSHÂ New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, c. 1450 BC Length: 5.3 cm Provenance: With Peter Sharrer, New York UK collection, acquired 1987 Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian aLaBaSteR VeSSeL Old Kingdom. 6th Dynasty, 2311–2140 BC Height: 8.7 cm Provenance: Private collection (G.G.) UK


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eGYptian aLaBaSteR aRYBaLLOS Late Dynastic Period. 26th–31st Dynasty, 664–332 BC Height: 10 cm Provenance: Collection of Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900–1970), Switzerland acquired 1955 and thence by descent


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eGYptian inLaiD Faience tiLe OF a RekHYt BiRD New Kingdom. 19th–20th Dynasty, 1295–1069 BC Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.2 cm Published and exhibited: ‘Constant Companions’, St. Thomas University, Houston, 1964 Provenance: With J.J. Klejman, New York, acquired prior 1964 Collection of Mozes S. Schupf Sold Sotheby's New York, 8 June 1994 Private collection UK


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eGYptian Faience cROWn eLeMent New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period 1353–1337 BC Height: 9.6 cm Published and exhibited: ‘The Collector’s Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection’, Atlanta 2001 Provenance: Collection of Theodore and Aristea Halkedis, USA Property of a Private Foundation


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MeSOpOtaMian StOne anD SHeLL eYe inLaY Early Dynastic Period, c. 2900–2350 BC Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.3 cm Provenance: UK collection, formed 1970s to 1990s Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian SYcaMORe tHuMB anD FOReFinGeR New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540–1295 BC Length: 16 cm Provenance: Private collection France


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eGYptian LiMeStOne ScuLptOR’S MODeL OF a HanD Late Dynastic Period. 25th–31st Dynasty, 715–332 BC Length: 10.4 cm Provenance: Private collection France Property of a Private Foundation


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MeSOpOtaMian BanDeD aGate Duck WeiGHt 1st millennium BC Length: 4.4 cm Provenance: Property of a Private Foundation


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acHaeMeniD BROnZe pin inLaiD WitH GOLD, GaRnet anD LapiS 6th–4th century BC Length: 4.8 cm; Diameter of pin head: 2 cm Provenance: UK collection, acquired 1986


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SOutH aRaBian aLaBaSteR BuLL 2nd century BC–1st century AD Length: 9 cm Provenance: Private collection (Mr. G.W.G.), France Sold Christie’s London, 13 December 1988 Collection of Stanley J. Seeger Jr. (1930–2011), UK


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naBataean painteD pOtteRY BOWL c. 1st century BC–1st century AD Diameter: 15.8 cm Provenance: Private collection Israel


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neaR eaSteRn BROnZe StaG Amlash. c. 1000 BC Height: 10.5 cm Provenance: Collection of S.N. Berman, USA Sold Christie's New York, 9 May 1981


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ScYtHian BROnZe ceReMOniaL HaMMeR HeaD 6th century BC Length: 8.3 cm Provenance: Private collection Germany


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eGYptian BROnZe apiS BuLL WitH inScRiptiOn Late Dynastic Period. 26th-31st Dynasty, 664-332 BC Height: 11 cm Provenance: With Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, prior 1977 Private collection (Dr.G.R.), Amsterdam, acquired from the above in November 1977 Private collection, The Netherlands


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eGYptian BROnZe Giant SHReW DeDicateD BY Sa-HapY-HOR Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty, 664–525 BC Length: 13 cm Published: Galerie Samarcande 1983 Provenance: Collection of George Ortiz (1927–2013), Switzerland Private collection UK, acquired 1990s Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian BROnZe FiGuRe OF iMHOtep Late Dynastic Period. 26th–30th Dynasty, 664–343 BC Height: 15.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Aslan Leon Cattaui, received as a gift from the Automobile Club of Egypt 1954 and thence by descent


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eGYptian LiMeStOne DOuBLe-SiDeD ReLieF FRaGMent WitH a QuaiL cHick Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic Period. c. 380–30 BC Dimensions: 14.9 x 10.4 cm Provenance: With Mathias Komor (1901–1984), New York (inventory no. H 736) Private collection USA, acquired from the above and thence by descent Private collection (A.P.), UK


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eGYptian BROnZe SeateD FiGuRe OF tHe GOD MaaHeS Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic Period. 715–30 BC Height without tenons: 21.6 cm Provenance: Private collection, acquired Egypt early part of the 20th century, brought to Europe early 1950s and thence by descent Private collection UK, acquired 2002


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eGYptian GReYWacke tHeOpHOROuS Statue OF tutu Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis, 570–526 BC Height: 13.5 cm Published and exhibited: ‘Le don di Nil’, Basel, 1978 Provenance: Private collection Switzerland, acquired 1950s and thence by descent Sold Christie's London, 23 September 1998 Private collection UK; Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian BROnZe BOLti FiSH Late Dynastic Period. 26th–31st Dynasty, 664–332 BC Length: 9.8 cm Provenance: Private collection (E.T.), Brussels, acquired 1965


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eGYptian Faience uSHaBti FOR neS-Ba-neB-DJeD Late Dynastic Period. 30th Dynasty, 380–341 BC Height: 22 cm Provenance: Tomb discovered 1902. Private collection France, acquired prior to 1963 and thence by descent


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ROManO-eGYptian BaSaLt pORtRait HeaD OF a Man 2nd–3rd century AD Height: 17 cm Provenance: With Hippolito Vitelleschi, Rome Private collection (Mrs. H. S. ), Switzerland, acquired from the above 1957 on loan Antikenmuseum, Basel 1971–74


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BYZantine cOLOuReD GLaSS anD GOLD MOSaic paneL 6th century AD Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.5 cm Provenance: G. Sangiorgi Collection (1886–1960), Rome acquired late 19th-early 20th century and thence by descent Sold Christie's New York, 3 June 1999 Property of a Private Foundation


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eGYptian MOSaic GLaSS inLaY DepictinG a WaGtaiL Ptolemaic-Roman Period. c. 1st century BC–1st century AD Length: 2.4 cm Provenance: Collection of Seward Kennedy, UK


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etRuScan BROnZe RecuMBent DeeR 500 BC Length: 7.2 cm Provenance: Collection of Seward Kennedy, UK


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paiR OF HeLLeniStic GOLD eaRRinGS WitH BuLL’S HeaD teRMinaLS 4th–3rd century BC

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paiR OF HeLLeniStic GOLD eaRRinGS WitH GaZeLLe HeaD teRMinaLS 4th–3rd century BC

Diameter: 2.7 cm

Drop: 1.7 cm

Provenance: Sold Sotheby's London, 8 January 1968 Collection of Michael Michaeledes (1923–2015), UK acquired at the above

Provenance: Collection of Argini Benaki Salvagos, Europe, acquired 1930s and thence by descent to Stefanos Vallis


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paiR OF GReek GOLD Lunate eaRRinGS WitH enaMeL inLaY 5th–4th Century BC Drop: 2.4 cm Provenance: Collection of Ernst Adler, UK acquired c. 1970 and thence by descent to Jan Adler, Brighton, Sussex

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HeLLeniStic GOLD RinG WitH nike apteROS 4th century BC Ring size: I Provenance: Collection of the Forbeses of Pitsligo, Scotland acquired late 18th or early 19th century


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ROMan MaRBLe HeaD OF MineRVa 2nd–3rd century AD Height: 26.3 cm Provenance: Private collection Europe, acquired 18th or early 19th century


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GReek BROnZe HeLMet cReSt Archaic Period. Late 6th–early 5th century BC Height: 9.2 cm Provenance: Private Collection UK, acquired prior 1990 with Gallery Drees Archeo, Brussels with Jean-David Cahn, Basel with Antiquarium, New York, 2005 Collection of Mr and Mrs. Charles W. Newhall III, USA Sold Christie's New York, 11 December 2009 Property of a Private Foundation


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GReek BROnZe pROtOMe OF a GODDeSS Archaic Period. c. 500 BC Height: 7 cm Provenance: Private collection USA, acquired 1960s–70s American corporate collection, acquired 2007


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GReek BLack-FiGuRe kYLiX attRiButeD tO tHe centauR painteR Attic. 540–530 BC Diameter of bowl: 13.9 cm; Height: 9.9 cm Provenance: Private collection (P. F-C.), Switzerland, inherited 1960 and thence by descent


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GnOStic BROnZe DOuBLe-HeaDeD DeitY WitH GReek inScRiptiOn Romano-Egyptian. 3rd century AD Height: 27 cm Published: G. Roeder, ‘Ägyptische Bronzefiguren’, 1956 Provenance: Private collection (K.M.) Germany, acquired late 1940s


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FaLiScan ReD-FiGuRe OinOcHOe Magna Graecia. c. 400 BC Height: 23.5 cm Provenance: Private collection (P. F-C.), Switzerland, inherited 1960 and thence by descent


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anatOLian pOtteRY FeMaLe iDOL OF caYkenaR tYpe Early Bronze Age I-II, c. 3000–2400 BC Height: 9 cm Provenance: Collection of Professor Dr. Günther Marschall, Hamburg (1913–1997) acquired between 1967 and 1975


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apuLian ReD-FiGuRe OinOcHOe attRiButeD tO tHe FeLtOn painteR Magna-Graecia. c.370–360 BC Height: 14 cm Published: Trendall and Cambitoglou, 1983 and 1992 Provenance: Collection of Marie Laforêt, Geneva, 1980 Private collection (J.M.E.), USA acquired April 1983


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GReek teRRacOtta aRYBaLLOS in tHe FORM OF a HeDGeHOG Corinthian. 6th century BC Length: 9.3 cm Provenance: Private collection Belgium


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FaLiScan ReD-FiGuRe SkYpHOS Magna Graecia. c. 4th century BC Height: 7.7 cm Provenance: Private collection (V.B.), Germany, acquired 1955–1990


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ROMan GLaSS pLate anD SpOOn c. 2nd–4th century AD Diameter of plate: 17.4 cm; Length of spoon: 16.5 cm Label on plate reading: ‘Cyprus. Lawrence Coll. Bt of Ready, at Sothebys Apr: 1892 Lot 59’ Provenance: Lawrence collection Sold Sotheby’s London 1892 Private collection Japan, acquired 1970s


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ROMan BaRBOtine MOttO BeakeR c. 3rd century AD Height: 18 cm Provenance: Collection of Rolf Heynen, Germany, acquired c. 1920s Collection of Jub den Bosch, The Netherlands, acquired 1980s With Galerie Günter Puhze 2011 Property of a Private Foundation


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ROMan GOLD anD OnYX RinG WitH a SLeepinG DOG 1st–2nd century AD Ring size: C Provenance: Private collection Germany, acquired 1950s Private collection (M. G.), Germany, acquired 2000

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neaR eaSteRn GOLD attacHMent in tHe FORM OF a RecuMBent iBeX Probably from the Ziwiye treasure c. 8th–7th Century BC Height: 2 cm Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired London 1990s


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eGYptian Faience aMuLet OF a MetaMORpHinG taDpOLe New Kingdom. 18th–19th Dynasty, 1540–1186 BC Length: 4 cm Provenance: Collection of Madeleine Meunier France, acquired 1950–70

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neaR eaSteRn BROnZe HeDGeHOG Late 3rd–early 2nd millennium BC

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eGYptian Faience aMuLet OF a Ba BiRD Late Dynastic Period. 25th–31st Dynasty, 715–332 BC

Length: 2.3 cm

Height: 2.5 cm

Provenance: Collection of Dr. Ernst Langlotz (1895–1978), Germany

Provenance: Collection of Pierre Ramond, France acquired prior 1983


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pOSt-ROMan inLaiD GOLD BuckLe c. 5th century AD

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BYZantine GOLD LOcket anD JeWeLLeRY eLeMentS 12th century AD or earlier

Width: 4 cm

Length of box: 4.4 cm

Provenance: Collection of Alain Darer, acquired 1972 Private collection UK, acquired prior 1991 and thence by descent

Provenance: Collection of Peter Petrov, UK acquired c. 1980


Thank you to Claire Brown, Charlotte Reeves, Patricia Mantoura and Sarah Barnett for their loyalty and invaluable support EDITED BY cLaiRe BROWn

DESIGNED BY tHe BuRLinGtOn MaGaZine

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RicHaRD VaLencia

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Back cover: 74 anatOLian SeRpentine SteatOpYGOuS iDOL Neolithic. 5th millennium BC Height: 3.3 cm Provenance: Private collection (N.K.) Switzerland acquired 1960s and thence by descent


Rupert wace 2018 final low res  

One of the top dealers in the field, the gallery has handled some of the finest and most important ancient art works on the market. Clients...

Rupert wace 2018 final low res  

One of the top dealers in the field, the gallery has handled some of the finest and most important ancient art works on the market. Clients...