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YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART CO L L E C TO RS AU C T I O N O F A N C I E N T & A S I A N A RT

MARCH 23RD, 2019


YO U N G C O L L E C TO R S A U C T I O N

Introducing our Young, and Young at Heart, Collectors auction on March 23rd, 2019 with outstanding examples of Ancient and Asian art spanning over three millennia. Featuring several important estates including the Hauge collection, the William R. Crawford Jnr collection, and Mr. Paul Ilton, each piece has been carefully selected for its historical interest, intrinsic beauty and/or artistic value. We invite you to browse these ancient objects and their history.

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Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF AMUN-RA Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 001 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1/4 x 1 1/4 ins (0.6 x 3.2 cm) Faience

The creator god shown striding on an integrated plinth, left leg advanced, his clenched hands held by his sides, wearing a pleated kilt with narrow belt, braided beard and the double plumed headdress. Notes: Amun rose to prominence as the king of the Egyptian pantheon during the 11th Dynasty, as evinced by the fact that four Pharaoh's of that dynasty took the name Amenemhet or "Amun is pre-eminent." He came to be worshipped as a creator, solar and fertility god, as well as a universal god. He was most often portrayed in human form wearing a short kilt and flat-topped headdress, often surmounted by plumes, as found in this example. For a related example see: (pp. 92-97 in R.H. Wilkinson, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt). Provenance: Private NY Collection, acquired from Bonhams, London in 1998.

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$600 - $900


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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF NEPHTHYS Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 003 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) Faience

This green-glazed faience amulet has been modeled to depict a striding Nephthys with her left foot forward. She wears her typical tall headdress which spells out her name. The amulet is pierced through the back-pillar at the waist. A member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, Nephthys was a daughter of Nut and Geb. She was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites because of their role as protectors of the mummy and the god Osiris and as the sister-wife of Seth, the god of chaos and Osiris’s murderer and brother. Reference: Andrews, Carol, 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Austin: University of Texas. 19. Pinch, Geraldine, 2002. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 171-2. Provenance: Ex. Gerald Bronfman (1912 - 1986), Canada thereafter inherited by his wife Ex. private collection of Mrs. Gerald Bronfman, Canada, acquired from Charles Ede, London in 1984. Canadian Bronfman family owes its initial fame to Samuel Bronfman (1889– 1971), who made a fortune in the alcoholic distilled beverage business during the 20th century through the family's Seagram Company.

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$600 - $900


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF BES Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 005 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 2.7 cm (1.1 in) Faience

of pale green faience, the protector god portrayed as a nude dwarf on an integrated base. His large feather crown surmounting grotesque facial features, with protruding tongue and the ears and mane of a lion. Shown standing on bandy legs with his hands on either side of his protruding belly, his tail between his legs, and a loop for attachment behind. Background: This dwarf-like, protective deity was very popular in ancient Egypt. Known as early as the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2000 BC), Bes was venerated as a protector of the home, family, and childbirth, and for that reason figures prominently in domestic magic and amulets. His close connection to all aspects of fertility and sexuality is demonstrated by the presence of his image in the "Birth-houses", shrines associated with temples of the Late and Greco-Roman periods. He also had a special relation to the goddess Hathor and performed in her retinue as a musician and dancer. Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from the London trade in the early 1990's.

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$400 - $600


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN ITHYPHALLIC FAIENCE AMULET ca. 664-525 BC Lot No: 007 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1/2 inch (15mm) Length: 3/4 inch (20 mm) Faience

lovely glassy blue glazed faience ithyphallic figure of a man, shown kneeling, his large phallus extended in front. Background: The Ancient Egyptians related the cult of phallus with Osiris. When Osiris' body was cut in 13 pieces, Seth scattered them all over Egypt and his wife Isis retrieved all of them except one, his penis, which was swallowed by a fish. Provenance: Private Delaware collection, acquired in the 1930's.

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$400 - $600


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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TWO EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULETS Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 008 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 12 mm (0.47 in), 9 mm (0.35 in) Faience

These two seal amulets of pale green faience represent the stamp seals bearing its owner's name and titles of the type used occasionally in the Middle Kingdom to stamp into mud sealings to authenticate documents and proved ownership. One example is a truncated square pyramid with square suspension loop on top whereas the other is more rectangular with a circular loop. When found on mummies, this amulet is sometimes, appropriately on or at the fingers; otherwise it merely lies over the torso . Although uninscribed, a seal amulet by its very existence guaranteed the survival of the deceased's name for all eternity. Provenance: Alex Mallloy collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$300 - $450


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE RITUAL MODEL SITULA Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 009 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 7/8 inch (2.3 cm) Faience

of milk-churn shape, this amuletic miniature situla was intended to carry holy water for use in sacred activities. Of bright blue faience, it has two raised handles on the rim that are pierced, the flattened bottom and angular profile copy the metal style for the period. Background: The situla was a deluxe ritual vessel that played an important role in Egyptian religious ceremonies. Small faience models, such as this example, are quite rare. Provenance: Private NY Collection acquired from the London trade in 1998.

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$400 - $600


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURAL GRAPE CLUSTER ELEMENT Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353 - 1336 BC Lot No: 011 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 4.2 cm (1 1/2 ins) Faience

flat backed inlay depicting a three dimensional bunch of ripe grapes, in the rich purple-blue faience developed in Amarna. Pendant grape bunches, such as this example, have been found in a number of New Kingdom palaces. They occur as a decorative motif in Amarna temple reliefs and the special significance of faience grapes in an architectural context may be seen in their use in scenes connected with royalty. Creating an arbor-like setting, the ripe grapes on the royal kiosk could signify fertility and well-being as well as being an emblem of royal and divine superiority. (Friedman, 1998) Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired Bonhams London, Dec 12 1995

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$3,000 - $4,500


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AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN FLY AMULET New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC Lot No: 013 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian length: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) Stone - Carnelian

The most characteristic fly amulets are those made of gold during the New Kingdom, forming part of an honorific award which originally rewarded military valor. However, the earliest examples usually made from serpentine, date back to preDynastic times. The symbolism of the fly as amulet rather than an award is obscure; perhaps the wearer hoped to emulate its renowned fecundity; perhaps it was purely apotropaic, intended to keep at bay this most persistent and prevalent of Egyptian insects. Of deep orange-red carnelian, this example features finely incised detail to the head and body and, given its diminutive size, probably formed part of a talismanic necklace. cf: Andrews, Carol 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt', University of Texas Press (1994), pg 62-63. Provenance: Private Ohio collection, acquired in Egypt in the 1970's.

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$400 - $600


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AN RARE EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN FISH AMULET Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040-1783 BC Lot No: 014 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 1 inch (2.5 cm) Carnelian

The nb3w, (nekhau) pendant takes the form of a fish, the loop at its nose was used to attach it to the plait of a young child or girl as a charm to prevent drowning. Modeled from firey carnelian, it represents the batensoda fish (Synodontus batensoda)- a type of catfish that swims upside down and catches bugs that fall on the surface of the water. Its first known mention is in the Westcar Papyrus, a literary text dating to the Middle Kingdom whereby King Sneferu is feeling bored and depressed and his chief priest suggests he take a boat ride with the most beautiful women in his harem. They all go out on the lake and Sneferu is enjoying himself when one of the women loses a green fish-shaped jewel from her hair and stops rowing. She refuses Sneferu's offer to replace it and so he calls to the chief priest, who is also on the boat, to do something. The priest parts the waters of the lake, retrieves the jewel, and then closes the waters again. Sneferu is pleased, the women row on, and the priest is rewarded. Provenance: Private collection of uranium tycoon, Vernon Pick (1904-1986), Minnesota. Assembled in Switzerland during 1950's-1960's.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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AN EGYPTIAN HEMATITE HEADREST AMULET Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 015 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 13/16 x 1/2 in (2 x 1.3 cm) Stone - Hematite

Before the Third Intermediate Period, headrest amulets are found only in royal burials; Tutankhamen owned one of iron, as did Prince Hornakht and King Sheshonq II at Tanis. However, from the Saite Period onward, they are extremely common made almost exclusively of hematite (such as this example) or a dark colored substitute such as basalt, serpentine, obsidian or diorite. It was essentially intended to magically to raise up the head of the deceased in resurrection, just as the sun god was raised above the eastern horizon each morning. However, Chapter 166 further reveals that it would also prevent the deceased head being cut off, a much-feared fate against which Chapter 43 was specifically directed. Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired from the London trade in 1998.

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$800 - $1,200


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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A NEFER HEART AMULET Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 017 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1 inch (2.5 cm) Gray hardstone

a fine carved gray hardstone heart amulet with two delicate wings on either side. For the ancient Egyptians, the heart (ib) was the source of intelligence, feelings, and actions. A person's memory was also housed in the heart and so at the judgment ceremony (Weighing of the Heart) in the afterlife, the heart was able to speak on behalf of the deceased, accounting to Osiris for a lifetime of deeds. Therefore, heart amulets were only used on the mummy to protect the owner's organ and to ensure that their heart gave a positive response at judgment. It served as a symbol of triumph of purity and wisdom over death and corruption. Bibliography: Sousa, R. (2007). The Meaning of the Heart Amulets in Egyptian Art. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 43, 59-70. Provenance: Ex. Hawthorne Collection, formed prior to 1970, Pasadena, CA.

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$600 - $900


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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GRECO ROMAN AMETHYST DOVE AMULET ca. 1st Century BC Lot No: 019 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 1 inch (2.5 cm) Stone - Amethyst

With cross-hatched decoration on its closed wings, long tail feathers with incised lines, pierced for attachment. The dove is significant to Ancient Greek culture in many respects. According to one legend, Zeus was raised by doves. They were the sacred aniimals of the love goddess Aphrodite, to whom these pieces may have been dedicated. Even the modern tradition of releasing doves at weddings ceremonies can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks whose brides would often give doves to their grooms as gifts. Provenance: Private NYC collection, ex. CT collection, ex. John N. Winnie, Jr. collection, Georgia, 1980’s-90’s.

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$800 - $1,200


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN HYKSOS STEATITE DESIGN SCARAB 13th Dynasty, ca. 1783 - 1779 BC Lot No: 021 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1.5 cm (0.6 in); Width: 1 cm (0.4 in) Stone - Steatite

deeply incised with two “nefer” or “beauty” symbols set within three registers. See: Ward, "Studies on Scarab Seals," vol. 1, p.48. Provenance: John N. Winnie, Jr. collection, Georgia, 1980’s-90s, private CT collection, thereafter private New York collection.

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$400 - $600


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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AN EGYPTIAN LOTUS STAMP SEAL New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC Lot No: 023 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 1 1/8 in (2.9 cm) Faience

green glazed faience dome with stylized lotus blossom incised on exterior and pierced for suspension, base with incised text that reads: "Amun-Re" with a neb-basket filling the semicircular space at one end. This kind of stamp could be used as seal, for example, to press into wet clay at the lid of a jar or to mark documents. In ancient Egypt, many amulets, seals and ornaments were made incorporating scarabs or in the shape of a scarab. The scarab beetle was considered sacred and was personified by Khepri, a sun god associated with resurrection. Provenance: Private collection of Rose Henke, St Louis, MO acquired from Susette Khayat in 1966 and then by descent.

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$300 - $450


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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DESIGN SCARABOID Second Intermediate Period, ca. 1650 - 1550 BC Lot No: 025 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 0.59 inch (1.5 cm). Faience

of blue faience, the base carrved with two spiral patterns divided by a serrated line, the top uncarved. Provenance: Private NY collection, thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, loan number: L 1998.62.122 (C)

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$300 - $450


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AN EGYPTIAN AMETHYST SCARAB Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040-1783 BC Lot No: 027 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 2 cm (5/8 inch) Amethyst

Carved from deep purple amethyst, a gem much favored by the nobility, with suture and pronotum lines on the back, the base uninscribed. Notes: A scarab is an amulet of a dung beetle; an insect that held particular significance for the Egyptians, who interpreted the rolling of a ball of dung along the ground and down a hole as simulating the sun moving across the sky and setting. The scarab laid its eggs inside the dung, and after an incubation period the offspring emerged from beneath the earth. Thus the Egyptian word for scarab was ‘Kheper’ meaning ‘to come into existence’. This creature became the embodiment of the creator god Khepri, who had a human body and the head of a dung beetle, and whom it was believed brought the sun from the underworld and moved it through the sky. One of the most popular amulets in Egypt, scarabs were produced for over 2000 years, from the end of the Old Kingdom to the Ptolemaic Period. Provenance: Ex. collection of Dr. John Winnie, St. Marys, Georgia, acquired in the 1990s.

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$1,000 - $1,500


Young Collectors Auction of Ancient & Asian Art Sale No: 1951

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A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN CLAY MOLDS Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353 - 1336 BC Lot No: 029 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Max length: 1 1/4 in (3.2 cm), min length: 3/4 in (1.9 cm) Ceramic

Eight clay molds for the manufacturing of faience amulets or beads, including rosette moulds. Provenance: Acquired from Malter Galleries, Encino, CA, USA. Originally from a German excavation in the 1920's.

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$600 - $900


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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BC Lot No: 031 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 4 in (10 cm) Bronze

the goddess of joy and music with feline head and anthropomorphic female body shown standing and wearing a sheath dress, holding a basket of kittens in her left hand, a raised sistrum in her right hand and an aegis around her neck. Provenance: Dr Benson Harer private collection, acquired in 1958

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HARPOKRATES Saite Period, ca. 664 - 552 BC Lot No: 033 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian 12.6 cm (4.9 in) Bronze

This bronze figurine represents the god Harpokrates, i.e. Horus the child. The Greeks created the name of Harpokrates from the Egyptian 'Har-pa-khered', literally 'Horus-the-child'. He acted as an amuletic force warding off dangerous creatures and was a popular deity with the Phoenicians who were closely connected to Egypt by both geography and trade. As shown in this example, he was often represented as a naked child, with the right index finger to his mouth, wearing a headdress with a frontal uraeus and hair with a braided sidelock of youth curling at his right shoulder, striding forth on an integral rectangular base. For a related example, see EA 60975 in the British Museum's collection of Egyptian antiquities. Background: Harpokrates is sometimes shown on the lap of his enthroned mother, in bronze statue groups of the Late Period (661-332 BC), when these deities were particularly popular. They were seen as members of the ideal family, consisting of Osiris, Isis and Harpokrates. Provenance: acquired from Susette Khayat, Ancient Arts Gallery, 5th Ave, New York City, in the 1950's and then by descent.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE WEPWAWET STANDARD 26th Dynasty,TERMINAL ca. 664-525 BC Lot No: 035 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm) Bronze

hollow cast in the round using the lost wax method and elegantly proportioned, with naturalistic details, the jackal god standing on the remains of a rectangular base, with an alert expression, pointed ears, slender body, with muscular hind legs and paws and long bushy tail. Provenance: acquired from Susette Khayat, Ancient Arts Gallery, 5th Ave, New York City, in the 1950's and then by descent.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN EGYPTIAN BALL BEAD & PENDANT NECKLACE Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040-1783 BC Lot No: 037 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Pendant: 5 cm (2") Necklace: 45.5 cm (18") Faience, stone

The Middle Kingdom is known for some of the most beautiful jewelry ever produced in ancient Egypt and this necklace is such an example. It comprises sixty exceptional ball beads constructed from glossy black faience that alternate with vivid blue faience ring beads. The quality of the faience facilitates its positive association with luminous celestial bodies and the life giving waters of the Nile. A hematite pendant jewel of deep black stone completes the ensemble. Notes: Ball beads were very popular during the Middle Kingdom for, as Bourriau observed, “Like anhydrite and amethyst, they are one of the hallmarks of the period which the excavator of any Middle Kingdom site expects to find�. Provenance: Art gallery Rotterdam 1970, thereafter private Dutch collection.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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AN EGYPTIAN LOTUS BEAD NECKLACE New Kingdom, Amarna Period , ca. 1352 - 1336 BC Lot No: 038 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 17 in (44 cm) Faience

These fifteen pendant beads in white faience have a yellow shaded upper part and violet tip. They are all elements from a broad collar; a durable version of the elaborate perishable floral collars worn by banquet guests. The individual beads were made in molds in the city of Amarna and have been restrung with small faience ring beads. Provenance: Foxwell private collection (U.K), aquired between 1930 and 1950.

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$10,000 - $15,000


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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE DJED PILLAR NECKLACE Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 039 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 17 in (44 cm) Faience

Featuring eight djed pillar amulets, of bright blue faience, their slender tapering form featuring a tall broad shaft with ribbed capital surmounted by four short horizontal bars, all pierced at the back for attachment and strung as part of a necklace comprising ring and cylindrical faience beads associated with magical power. Notes: The djed-pillar was closely linked with Osiris, and its shape was interpreted as a representation of his backbone. suggesting stability and endurance. Confering these qualities on the deceased, they were placed within the mummy wrappings. Provenance: Rona family collection of Egyptian antiquities, New Jersey, assembled in the 1960's and then by descent.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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THREE EGYPTIAN BEADED NECKLACES Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 041 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length of longest: 33 in (84 cm) Faience, glass

Three delicate necklaces comprising Ancient Egyptian ring and cylindrical faience beads, in the pure earthy colors the Egyptians associated with magical power. These blues and greens represented new life, rejuvenation and rebirth. One of the strands with the addition of faceted antique glass beads. Provenance: Collection of Ruth Deyo (1884 - 1960) American pianist and composer, acquired in Egypt prior to her death in Cairo, then by descent to her niece Maria (Lila) Decatur Mayo Deyo Garnett (1922 - 2017).

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$400 - $600


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AN EGYPTIAN GLAZED FAIENCE USHABTI AND BEAD Late Period, NECKLACE ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 043 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm) Faience

a composition piece, comprising a faience bead necklace, a small ushabti tied to the necklace and a small sample of mummy linen.  A great study piece! Provenance: Private collection of George Ollinger, Pennsylvania USA, acquired in the late 1950's - 1960s, thereafter in a private Pennsylvania collection, acquired from the Ollinger estate in the late 1990's.

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$300 - $450


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TWO EGYPTIAN ALABASTER EAR PLUGS New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550 - 1295 BC Lot No: 045 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Diameter: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), Length: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) Stone - Alabaster

Of creamy alabaster, in mushroom shapes with large domed heads and short posts. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired before 1980.

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$600 - $900


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A PAIR OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN EARRINGS New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC Lot No: 047 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 9/16 in (1.4 cm) Glass

These penannular earrings demonstrate the popularity of the style and the wide variety of materials utilized during the 18th Dynasty. They were made of glass canes bent round into an open circle, clipping directly to the ear, and of a color to represent red jasper, the red stone par excellence and employed in particular for penannular earrings in the New Kingdom. cf: Petrie, Objects 46.15; Capel, p.89 #27 o-v. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from Ariadne Gallery, NYC.

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$500 - $750


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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE OPENWORK RING Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca 1069 - 945 BC Lot No: 048 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Diameter: 3/4 inch (19 mm), Height: 1/2 inch (13 mm) Faience

Of green glazed faience, decorated with an openwork and relief molded design incorporating an openwork seated goddess, possibly Maat, flanked by lotus blossoms. Provenance: Private Dutch collection, acquired in the 1970s.

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$2,400 - $3,600


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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE RING Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353 - 1336 BC Lot No: 049 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Width: 11/16 inch (1.75 cm) and 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) Faience, Glass

Finger ring in bright blue faience of typical New Kingdom type with molded detail to bezel depicting a nfr-sign (beauty) in sunk relief. Provenance: Ex Rockford College Art Museum Collection, thereafter, private collection of Geoffrey Metz, Sweden, acquired in 2006.

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$600 - $900


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AN EGYPTIAN JAR MODEL AMULET New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 B.C. Lot No: 051 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 0.78 in (2 cm) Ivory

Petrie termed ktematic, from the Greek word for 'property', amulets in the shape of possessions which could act as magical substitutes for real clothing, per sonal accoutrements, goods and equipment taken to the tomb for use in the Other Life which might be stolen or destroyed. The objects repre sented might be items used in life, but some were of a ritual or funerary nature, made specifically to be set on or near the mummy on the day of the burial. This small, amuletic vessel identical in shape with full-sized containers for water, wine, milk and beer. Provenance: According to documentation, unearthed in Upper Egypt and from the private collection of Rose Henke, St Louis, MO acquired from Susette Khayat in 1966 and then by descent.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A LARGE EGYPTIAN DIORITE BEAD Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 053 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Width: 2.5cm (1 inch) Stone - Diorite

a black and white stone disc, pierced in the center for stringing. Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.

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$400 - $600


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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE MELON BEAD Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 055 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Width: 2.5 cm (0.98 inch) Height: 2 cm (0.75 inch) Faience

Ribbed or "melon" beads of blue faience are one of the bead types associated with the Middle Kingdom. When incorporated into necklaces, they are typically strung in groups of uniform size or arranged in a graduated fashion. Single ribbed beads, such as this example, were also included in necklaces with beads and amulets of varying shapes, sizes, and materials. Traces of fine iridescence still remain on this large, high quality bead of blue green faience. The form of these beads is thought to derive from the nasturtium seed, whose medical uses were known in the Egyptian pharmacopoeia to treat severe eye ailments such as conjunctivitis (Harris, p 193). Necklaces of large, ribbed ball beads were popular in Nubia during the Second Intermediate Period. Later, during the Napatan and Meiotic Periods, they were worn by kings, queens, and deities. Provenance: Private German collection, acquired prior to 1960.

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$400 - $600


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AN EGYPTIAN RED JASPER SWERET BEAD Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040-1783 BC Lot No: 057 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in) Red Jasper

In ancient Egypt, ornaments for the neck are a direct development of charms strung upon a cord. At one extreme they become pectorals: at the other, collars. The pebble, polished, perforated and threaded on a string of leather or linen is one of the more common amulets found beginning in predynastic times. This primitive jewel survived in the barrel-shaped red jasper sweret-bead, becoming part of the essential personal adornments for funerary rituals during the Middle Kingdom. Hung around the neck or on the breast of the deceased, such beads were initially worn singularly on a cord tied closely to the throat or flanked either end by a round or cylindrical bead of green faience or feldspar.

This carnelian sweret bead, a most important prescribed funerary amulet.

Provenance: Gift from Petrie to a friend, thereafter private collection of Egyptologist Geoffrey Metz, Sweden, acquired from Tetragon, London. 1992.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A LARGE EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED FAIENCE BEAD Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353 - 1336 BC Lot No: 059 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 1 3/4 in (4.44 cm) Faience

Of round form with a beautiful blue glaze and large suspension hole through the center. Provenance: Private collection of former French diplomat Noel Giron (1884–1941). Giron, (or AimeGiron, 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.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A RARE PRE-DYNASTIC BIRD VESSEL Pre-Dynastic, Naqada II, ca. 3400 - 3200 BC Lot No: 061 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 8.9 cm ( 3 3/8 in), Length: 20.9 cm ( 8 1/4 in) Ceramic

constructed from Nile silt clay, the bulbous body with small outstretched wings, long flat tail and small hole at the top, the pouring spout formed in the shape of the neck and head with applied eyes. On custom mount. A rare and important example. For similar examples see Petrie, WMF “Prehistoric Egypt� (1921) plate XXIV 1 - 10. Provenance: Dr Ulrich Muller private collection, Switzerland acquired between 1968-1978 thereafter private Virginia collection from 2009.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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EGYPTIAN PRE-DYNASTIC POTTERY VESSEL Pre-Dynastic, Naqada II, ca. 3400 - 3300 BC Lot No: 063 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 5 in (12.7 cm) Ceramic

constructed from fine Nile silt clay, the ovoid vessel with twin perforated horizontal lug handles on the shoulders, on a flat base, the disk rim decorated with short lines, the body with five vertical bands, each filled with horizontal wavy lines that represent water lines. Provenance: The Simonian Family Collection of Ancient Art, Switzerland, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent, legally imported into the USA in 2016.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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AN EGYPTIAN FUNERARY CONE FOR MAYOR OF THINIS, AMUNHOTEP New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC Lot No: 065 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 4 1/2 in (11.5 cm) , Face diameter: 2.5 in (6.5 cm) Clay

of conical form, the oval face with finely impressed text in raised relief that reads: "The mayor of Thinis, festival leader of Osiris, and overseer of the prophets of Onuris, Amunhotep, praised of Amun-Re." Reference: Macadam and Davies, "Corpus of Inscribed Funerary Cones," #482 Provenance: Private collection of Dr. U. Mueller, Switzerland acquired before 1978.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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SHABTI FOR HATHOR-EM-HEB Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 067 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 12.3cm (5 in) Faience

Of light-blue faience, this ushabti has a well-defined face, complete with tripartite wig and plaited false beard. He carries the traditional agricultural tools for use in the afterlife and stands on an integral base. The heiroglyphs inscribed along the front read, "The Osiris Hathor-emheb, born of Hather-em-akhet, true of voice." Provenance: Â Private Virginia collection acquired from the NY trade in late 1990's, previously in a private NY collection since early 1970's.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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SHABTI FOR DJED-KHIU 20th Dynasty, ca. 1185 - 1070 BC Lot No: 069 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 17.78cm (7in) Terracotta

Shown mummiform, the hands crossed over the chest, wearing a tripartite wig and seed sack on the back, all details in black pigment with single vertical line of text at the front that reads:  "The Osiris Djed-khiu (?), true of voice." Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired in the 1950's thereafter private collection of P.B., Virginia, acquired in 2008.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED SHABTI Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca 1069 - 945 BC Lot No: 071 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 3 in (7.62 cm) Faience

shown mummiform with details in black pigment, the small figure with a short tripartite wig in black pigment, the crossed arms with clenched hands each holding agricultural tools for work in the afterlife, an untranslated vertical column of text on both the front and back. Ushabtis (aka shabti,) were figures placed in Egyptian tombs in order to serve the deceased in the afterlife. They hold objects (in this case a flail in each fist, the right hand also holding a twisted rope connected to an seed sack behind the left shoulder) that they use for agricultural work, and are carved with inscriptions; usually a passage from the Book of the Dead. Provenance: Ex South Florida private collection, acquired in the 1960's.

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$300 - $450


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AN EGYPTIAN ROYAL RELIEF FRAGMENT OF A PHARAOH Ptolemaic Period, ca 332 - 30 BC Lot No: 075 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in), Length: 32.5 cm (12 3/4 in) Sandstone

deeply carved in sunk-relief and portrayed in left profile wearing the double crown, the royal uraeus and broadcollar. Provenance: Private collection of William Bowmore, AO OBE (1909-2008) Australia since 1970's.

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$16,000 - $24,000


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AN EGYPTIAN INDURATED LIMESTONE VESSEL Pre-Dynastic Period, ca. 3200 - 2780 BC Lot No: 077 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 2 in (5 cm) Fossiliferous stone

A fine squat jar with a beautiful mottled fossilferous stone surface, with pierced lug handles on either shoulder under a wide rim. Provenance: Ex. Chester T. Tripp private collection, Chicago, ex. Jerome M. Eisenburg private collection, New York, acquired at Chicago auction in 1988

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$5,000 - $7,500


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AN EGYPTIAN BLACK SERPENTINE COSMETIC VESSEL Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040-1783 BC Lot No: 079 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 5cm (2 in) Stone - Black Serpentine

This small squat jar has convex sides that swell upward from a small, footed base into a high shoulder and a wide, spreading rim encircling the aperture.   The interior is narrow, not conforming to the shape of the body, and is drilled approximately 1 inch deep. Remarkably, it still contains traces of powdery cosmetic material.  This piece in an example of the elaborate stone vessels containing unguents for the deceased to use in the afterlife found in aristocratic burials.  This common type of jar was used for storing kohl, or eye paint.  The jar can be sealed with a flat stone lid. Reference: Mummies & Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1988.  The Cleveland Museum of Art Catalogue of Egyptian Art, New York, 1999. Provenance: Private Washington D.C. collection, acquired in the 1960's, thereafter private Virginia collection since 2012.

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$600 - $900


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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER COSMETIC VESSEL Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11- 12, ca. 2040 1786 B.C. Lot No: 081 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in) Stone - Alabaster

Used for storing kohl (eye paint), this elegant squat jar of creamy alabaster has smooth convex sides that swell upward from a small, footed base into a high shoulder leading to a wide, angled rim that is detachable. As is common with this type of vessel, drilling of the interior is narrow and does not conform to the shape of the body. Egyptians used kohl extensively, both to emphasize and protect their eyes. The wide rim of this small pot meant that small crumbs of this precious product, from distant Arabian mines by the Red Sea, were not wasted. For similar example see: Petrie "Stone and Metal Vases" (1917) plate XXX #733, and p. 142-144 in Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Egyptian Art in the Middle Kingdom. Provenance: Private collection of George Ollinger, Pennsylvania USA, acquired in the late 1950's - 1960s, thereafter in a private Pennsylvania collection, acquired from the Ollinger estate in the late 1990's.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER MEASURING VESSEL Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100-2149 BC Lot No: 083 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Width: 2 1/4in Stone - Alabaster

A rare vessel of fine, creamy alabaster, with simple rounded mouth, the slightly flared base and long cylindrical body of elegant form. Both the inside and outside of the vessel have been hand polished to a soft, smooth finish. Museum deaccession with original catalogue number marked in red on inside rim of vessel. Provenance: Boston Museum of Fine Art, acquired 1929, accession number: 29.17.616, private collection of Dr Richard. Vadaszy until 2007, thereafter private Virginia collection.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE MINIATURE VESSEL Pre-Dynastic Period, ca. 3200 - 2780 BC Lot No: 085 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1 5/8 in (4 cm) Limestone

Of cylindrical form, with an everted rim and flat base. Carved from a beautiful piece of pink limestone. Provenance: Ex. Sotheby Parke Bernet, 4/7/1967, lot # 42, thereafter private NJ collection.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE OFFERING CUP WITH CONTENTS Dynasty 26, ca. 664-525 BC Lot No: 087 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 1.5 in (3.8 cm), diameter: 2 in (5 cm) Faience

A pale green glazed faience offering cup with flared mouth, short wide body that tapers slightly to flat base, the inside with dried remains of original contents. Provenance: Dr Benson Harer private collection, acquired from the trade in the late 1950's.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD BA BIRD Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC Lot No: 089 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 5.24 cm (2 1/2 in) Wood, polychrome

A fine wood figurine representing the soul or Ba, on black integral base, decorated with red, green, yellow and black polychrome, wearing a black tripartite wig, the feathers finely defined in green and black. It was believed that after death the immoral qualities of the deceased left the body.  The "Ka" or life force remained near the tomb to enjoy the mortuary offerings. The "Ba" however, flew away like a bird and there was always the danger that it would get lost.  One of the aims of embalming the body was to offer the Ba a safe haven, even after death.  Only if there was regular uniting of the body and soul would the deceased be able to survive in the Netherworld. Provenance: Private Delaware collection, acquired in the 1930's and then by descent.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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LARGE WOODEN SARCOPHAGUS MASK Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 091 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 22 1/4 inch (56.51 cm), Width: 22 3/4 inch (57.78 cm) Wood

Large multi piece carved and pegged hardwood upper portion of a sarcophagus lid depicting a male dignitary wearing the royal wig and beard. Overall scattered remaining traces of the original gesso and painted surface details. Face with some remaining flesh tone surface. Ancient loss to the tip of the nose and beard, some loss to the lower left of his wig. Lower corner reattached. Provenance: Ashraf Eldarir Collection, New York, USA, acquired by the present owner's grandfather Mr. Souaya in Egypt in 1948, thence by descent. Ashraf Eldarir's grandfather was a friend of Prince of Egypt Omar Tosson, with whom he shared a passion for archaeology. The collection was formed during the 1930s-1940s, mostly gifts from Prince Tosson. The collection was moved to the United States in 1948 and remained in their possession until the present day.

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$12,000 - $18,000


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AN EGYPTIAN ANTHROPOID WOOD MASK Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 093 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 6 1/4 in (15.9 cm), Width: 5 in (12.7 cm) Wood, polychrome

The face carved with high cheekbones, prominent nose and eyebrows, part of a headdress above the brow, the top piece of a tripartite wig, traces of original pigment and stucco base . Provenance: Ex. Harmer Rouke galleries, acquired in the mid 1970's, thereafter in a private San Francisco collection, California.

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$900 - $1,350


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EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY MASK Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 095 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 8 2/3 in (22.1 cm), Width: 8 in (20.3 cm). Wood

The face carved with high cheekbones, prominent nose and eyebrows, part of a headdress above the brow, the top piece of a tripartite wig, Provenance: Ex. New York private collection.

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$400 - $600


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AN EARLY CHRISTIAN COPTIC TEXTILE OF THE SACRED Coptic Period, HORSEMAN ca. 4th century AD Lot No: 097 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Frame Height: 24.5cm (9 3/4 in) Medallion: 8 cm (3 in) Linen

finely woven on red ground, portraying a horseman holding a shield and wearing a stylized halo, a female demon lies at his feet. Notes: The image of the Sacred Horseman, the deliverer from evil, was one of the most common protective symbols of early Christian iconography. It appears on various types of accessories and jewellery, that served as amulets. Provenance: Dr. Ulrick Mueller private collection, Zurich Switzerland acquired between 1968-1978.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN INSCRIBED MUMMY CLOTH FRAGMENT Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC Lot No: 099 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Length: 5.3 cm (2.08 in) Linen

A frament from a mummy cloth or bandage, inscribed with a spell to protect the deceased on one side. Provenance: Private Virginia collection.

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$600 - $900


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A GROUP OF 10 COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS Coptic Period, ca. 4th - 5th century AD Lot No: 101 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Max length: 8 in (20 cm) Linen

A selection of ten coptic textile fragments, excellent study examples demonstrating various weaving techniques from very fine to utilitarian, various motifs and good coloration to many including reds, greens, purple and blue, usually on a cream ground. Coptic textiles are among the great heritages from antiquity and one of the finest groups of textiles in the history of art. Found by archeologists in great numbers — the industry was state-controlled and has an enthusiastic Empire-wide market — these textiles include (often only in fragments) wall hangings, blankets and other larger pieces, but are for the most part trimmings that were applied to costly garments. Both lay and clerical robes in the late Roman period were basically of plain unpatterned cloth but were adorned with highly decorative vertical bands, squares, ovals, and circles sewn onto certain areas (shoulders, sleeves, etc.). All the designs in the present volume are based on such garment trimmings, most of them from clothing found on bodies in burials discovered in Egypt in 1884 by the Great French archeologist Gaston Maspero. (M. Gerspach, who selected the designs for the original edition, about 1890, was director of the Gobelins, the French national tapestry works). Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, USA, acquired in the 1960's.

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$300 - $450


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GREEK PAPYRUS FRAGMENTS Ptolemaic Period, ca 332 - 30 BC Lot No: 102 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Approximate width: 4 in (10 cm) Papyrus

Comprising six fragments of accounts, inscribed on both sides, the verso in a different hand from the recto and somewhat later. Neither side offers enough to provide a coherent text. Recto: An account mentioning various persons: "Julius", "Turion", "Sarapion", "Dioscorus" Verso: Another account, with various names eg: Antonus" and several numbers, with check marks, perhaps days of the month: "22, 23, 29 similarly". Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1970's.

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$2,400 - $3,600


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PREDYNASTIC FLINT MACE HEAD Pre-Dynastic Period , ca. 3200 - 2780 BC Lot No: 103 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 3 3/4 (9.5 cm) , Length: 3 1/2 in (8.9 cm) Flint

disc shaped, with carefully bored central hole for insertion of a wooden shaft. Maces were extensively used in Egypt and neighbouring Canaan from the middle of the fourth millennium BCE to the middle of the third. In Mesopotamia, where Sumerian soldiers wore body armour and helmets, their use was limited. Improvements to the mace were few. The Egyptians tried to give them a disk shaped form in order to increase their impact or even endow them with some cutting capabilities, but with improving defensive equipment the mace disappeared as a fighting weapon, and gave way to the battle axe. According to the archaeological records disk and pear-shaped mace heads were frequently used, in contrast to all the other forms which were unusual. Provenance: Collection of Robert de Rustafjaell F.R.G.S. (Member of the Royal Numismatical Society, the Zoological Society, the Royal Society of Arts, the Hellenic Society of the British School of Rome, and Bey of the Imperial Ottoman Empire), purchased at one of the Rustafjaell sales held in 1906, 1913 and 1915 by Gustave Maurice Heckscher who then donated to the museum founded by his father; de-accessioned by Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, in 2012.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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EGYPTIAN KNAPPED FLINT AXE Late Neolithic to Pre-Dynastic period, ca. 6000 -3500 B.C. Lot No: 105 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Height: 5 3/4 in (14.6 cm) Stone

the tool percussion flaked from a piece of brown flint. Percussion flaking was used to detach small flakes of flint from the upper surface by striking the flint with a hammerstone or other implement. Old collection sticker, number 382 attached to back. for related example see: Payne, Joan Crowfoot, Catalogue of the Pre Dynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Clarendon Press, 1993, and Needler, W. Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum (The Brooklyn Museum 1984), pp. 226, no.136. Provenance: Bearing museum collection number: 59.327.4. Collection of Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell F. R.G.S., acquired prior to 1909, purchased at one of the Rustafjaell sales held in 1906, 1913 and 1915 by Gustave Maurice Heckscher who then donated to the museum founded by his father; de-accessioned by Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, in 2012. Robert de Rustafjaell (1876-1943), Robert Fawcus-Smith, was a British collector and author who worked in Egypt as a geologist and mining engineer. After World War I, de Rustafjaell moved to the United States, where he lived under the name Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN BRONZE COVER Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Lot No: 109 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 6 3/4 in (17.14 cm), width: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm) Bronze

A round deep cover with two cross pieces and handle with drilled hole for suspension. Provenance: Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900’s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 where it was exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011. Smithsonian accession number 309218 recorded on the inside.

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$1,500 - $2,250


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A ROMAN LEAD SARCOPHAGUS PANEL FRAGMENT Roman Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 111 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 in (16.5 x 9.8 cm) Lead

the central decoration featuring the head of Medusa, with flowing hair and snake-like locks with two fern leaves above, a twisted rope border at the top and left of the scene. Roman lead sarcophagi were unique to the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically Phoenicia. For similar lead sarcophagi, see p. 143-148 in McCann, Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A ROMAN ROUNDEL OF JUPITER-AMMON Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 113 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Diameter 6 cm (2 1/4 in) Bronze, Silver

The god portrayed frontal and in raised relief, with stylized curling hair, beard and moustache and beard; curling ram's horns to either side, featuring large, expressive, almond shaped eyes of inlaid silver are further emphasized by long incised eyelashes. Four round attachment holes to the flat rim enable mounting to a larger composition. Decorative roundels like this marvelous bronze example are some of the more mysterious objects in the whole of Roman art. While we know they served as adornments, the objects they once embellished, ranging from pieces of furniture to armor, were assembled from less durable materials and have long since disappeared, leaving behind only these decorations only. Provenance: Clarence Schroder private collection, Florida, acquired prior to 1970.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN BACCHANALIA MALE APPLIQUE HEAD Roman Imperial Period, 2nd - 3rd century AD Lot No: 115 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 6.03cm (2 3/8in); Width: 3.18cm (1 1/4in). Bronze

Good bust with a lovely garland of grapes and leaves as the headdress. The Bacchanalia and the Liberalia were related religious festivals in ancient Rome, in honor of Bacchus. Provenance: Paul Ilton private collection. During his lifetime, Paul Ilton was internationally known as an archaeologist, lecturer, teacher, film consultant and author, personally excavating the pieces within his collecting during his 25 years in the Holy Land. He recorded his findings in a book “The Bible was my Treasure Map� published in 1958 following his death.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURINE OF A BULL Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 117 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height 4.7 cm (1.8 in) Bronze

striding bull on a rectangular flanged pedestal. Right front leg is advanced with head turned slightly to the left, incised hatch marks appear on the partial remnants of horns atop his head and above the ears. Deep eye sockets and an expressive mouth line make for detailed facial features. Two protrusions on the backside remain where a looped tail once was. Downward oriented grooves show a textured neck and pronounced chest. Original museum accession number (309238) written in white pigment on reverse of base. Bull figurines are perhaps one of the most popular type of animal figurine within the Roman world. Apart from the common threat of bull imagery in the ancient realm, with its fertility symbolism, bull figurines may have been considered appropriate because the animal itself was the quintessential animal of sacrifice. Another possibility is that the bulls were considered appropriate for specific cults, for instance those of Dionysus or Jupiter. Provenance: Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900’s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 and exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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AN EARLY CHRISTIAN BRONZE OIL LAMP Byzantine Empire, ca. 4th - 6th Century AD Lot No: 119 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Byzantine Height: 2 3/4 (7 cm), Length: 4 in (10 cm) Bronze

A bronze oil lamp having a cross type finial with a small stylized dove, perched on top of the cross. Single wick type, standing on three small button legs. Provenance: Collection of Nicholas Kronwall, AZ., acquired 1980s-1990s.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A ROMAN BRONZE HANDLE Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 121 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 5 1/4 in (13.3 cm) Bronze

Intricately carved, in the shape of an "s" with two prongs at the top for attachment, the bust of a male figure carved into the base. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1960's - 1970's.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN BRONZE PATERA HANDLE Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 123 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 5 7/8 in (14.9 cm) Bronze

A terrific patera handle terminating in a wolf's head with an elongated muzzle and open mouth, almond-shaped eyes and incised lines above the raised brow bone, the flattened ears and around the collar, all indicating fur. The shaft is decorated with two rows of a semi-circular pattern with faint fluted lines still visible. The base of the handle is flared to attach to the bowl of the patera, with a geometric shape at the base for added decoration. Background: The wolf was one of the most important symbols in Roman culture, stemming from the Roman foundation myth of Romulus and Remus. A she-wolf rescued and nursed the infant twins Romulus and Remus after they were abandoned in the wild by order of King Amulius of Alba Longa. The twins survived because of the she-wolf and grew up to become the founders of Rome. Thus the wolf become one of the most important and well-recognized symbols of Rome, featured on everything from flags, to coins, to patera handles. Provenance: Private Maine collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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A ROMAN GREEN GLASS BOWL Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 125 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm), Diameter: 4 in (10 cm) Glass

This transparent blue-green bowl is hemispherical in shape and sits on a tubular foot ring. It has a wide corrugated rim that is both decorative and functional. Bowls of this type are found throughout the Mediterranean Roman provinces, from Knossos (Crete) to Israel and even Algeria. Reference: John W. Hayes, Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, ROM 1975), cat. # 57. Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976), McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection of Ancient Roman Glass" (2012). Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 127 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm) Glass

This small bottle has a flaring lip, a long neck, and thumbprints imprinted in the body to make it square. The bottle is a pale green in color with a slight pearly iridescence. Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent. William R. Crawford, a retired American career diplomat and expert on the Middle East and Cyprus, was Director of Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department between 1959-1964, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cyprus thereafter. In the 1970's, he was ambassador to Yemen and then to Cyprus and later became principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He donated part of his collection to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts prior to his death in 2002.

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$900 - $1,350


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A ROMAN GLASS MINIATURE EWER AMULET Late Roman Period, ca. 3rd - 5th Century AD Lot No: 129 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 1 3/8 inch (3.5 cm) Glass

this amazing little Roman glass vessel belongs to a poorly-understood class of miniature glass objects from the late Roman period. These tiny gems were usually made in blue glass and unlike most glass of the period, they were hand-worked probably by bead makers, rather than blown. This piece has a blue glass handle applied to a molded main body, decorative zig-zag trailing of yellow and turquoise glass, and an attached flat base. Worn as an amulet, it symbolized cool water for the afterlife. Background: In "Roman, Byzantine, and early Medieval Glass, the Ernesto Wolf Collection, 10 BCE-700 CE," Stern argues these glass vessels were early Christian amulets taken as relics and/or souvenirs from holy areas given their distribution from the Holy Land to western Europe. Gustavus Eisen made a similar attribution in his monumental study, "Glass, Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, page 520." According to the Christian literary tradition, the vessel of Joseph of Arimathea was used to catch the blood of Christ at the crucifixion. This story provided the basis for the Medieval romance cycles that gave us the legend of the Holy Grail. Provenance: John J. Slocum, Snr (1914-1997) private collection of ancient art, thereafter to his son John J. Slocum, Jr. (1941 - 2017).

Slocum assembled the collection while serving as US

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$800 - $1,200


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A ROMAN GLASS JUGLET Roman Imperial Period, 2nd - 3rd century AD Lot No: 131 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm) Glass

This solid juglet of olive green glass features a square body, cylindrical neck, flaring mouth and sits on a flat base that is slightly concave. The separately made handle rises from the shoulder to the rim where it is folded over. The handle would have been pulled out from the body of the vessel before being folded down to reach the shoulder. Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent. William R. Crawford, a retired American career diplomat and expert on the Middle East and Cyprus, was Director of Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department between 1959-1964, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cyprus thereafter. In the 1970's, he was ambassador to Yemen and then to Cyprus and later became principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He donated part of his collection to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts prior to his death in 2002.

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$1,100 - $1,650


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A ROMAN MOULD-BLOWN BEAKER Roman Imperial Period, late 2nd - early 3rd century AD Lot No: 133 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 7.5 cm (3 in) Glass

of clear molded glass, the round body with pinched ridges to assist with identification, wide flaring rim with decorative trailing. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A ROMAN GLASS UNGENTARIUM Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 135 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 13.97 cm ( 5.5 in) Width: 7.62 cm ( 3 in) (at the base) Glass

Pale green glass bottle with flat base, globular body, long tubular neck pinched slightly at the shoulder. For related examples see: Hayes J. W. "Roman and PreRoman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum". Toronto, 1975, cat. # 222. Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976), and McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection " (2012) pg 9. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$1,100 - $1,650


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A TALL ROMAN GLASS UNGENTARIUM Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 137 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 5 7/8 in (15 cm) Glass

This graceful bottle is a wonderful example of Roman glass. The glass itself is of a sea green hue, and is partially covered with iridescence and encrustation. The body of the glass is globular; the neck is tall, straight and slender, with a thickened out-turned rim. This bottle was formed by free-blowing, a process by which molten glass is inflated and then fashioned into a vessel by the artisan without the aid of mold. Thanks to the simplicity of its structure, vessels of this type are considered to be among the very first forms the glass makers learned to blow: for, the introduction of the glass blowing technique was an important and progressive technological revolution which took place about the mid -1st century BC in the Syro-Palestinian region from where it spread rapidly all around the Mediterranean. For a related example see: Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976) Page 213, #417- 50.1690. and Hayes J., "Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1975) #262-265 Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK UNGENTARIUM Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 139 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 6 1/4 in (16 cm) Glass

Made of pale green glass, with a squat, disk-like body, long narrow neck, and flaring lip. Ungentaria were typically used for storing and transporting perfumes, or perfumed oils, that were widely used in Classical antiquity both in daily life and in funeral ceremonies, and therefore can be characterized as toilet bottles. Although the size and shape of the body could differ, the general form stayed the same, making this type of toilet bottle easily recognizable. Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent.

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$1,500 - $2,250


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A LARGE GROUP OF ROMAN GLASS SHARDS Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 141 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Max length: 6 1/4 in (15.9 cm) Glass

from numerous types of vessels and in colors ranging from pale yellow, blue and blue-green. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$400 - $600


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GROUP OF ROMAN GLASS SHARDS Roman Imperial, ca. 1st - 4th century AD Lot No: 143 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Max. length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 ins) Glass

Of different colored glass, shards in various shapes and sizes. With original collection stickers attached. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980's.

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$400 - $600


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A HELLENISTIC GOLD PENDANT Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 145 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2.3 cm (.9 in) Gold

of high karat gold, the hollow pendant of acorn form with gold bands at the shoulder and rim, and loop for attachment at the top. Note: Pendant only. 18K gold suspension chain shown in photo is NOT included in this sale. Provenance: Vernon Pick (1903 - 1986) private collection assembled in Switzerland in the late 1950's and then by descent to Pick's nephew, Mr. Jim Hanson, Minnesota. Vernon Pick, a middle-aged electrician from Minnesota, turned uranium prospecting into a multimillion dollar proposition. After nine months of fruitless prospecting, Pick discovered uranium 75 miles southwest of Green River, in Emery County in Utah on June 21, 1952. He staked several claims and called them the Delta mines. In Utah, he proved up 300,000 tons of ore that Time magazine called “one of the richest finds in the Colorado Plateau.�. Two years later Pick sold his mine to international financier Floyd Odlum for $9 million and a custom-converted PBY airplane. Odlum renamed the mine the Hidden Splendor, but soon after his purchase the highly touted vein pinched out. Local wags then dubbed the mine "Odlum's Hidden Blunder."

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$1,600 - $2,400


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GOLD HERCULES CLUB PENDANT Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 147 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Length: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) Gold

this pendant is formed from high karat gold sheet over a white clay base. The shaft is decorated with four vertical rows of intricate filigree loops, a granule is applied to the base and a suspension loop to the top. The hercules club pendant was not uncommon in the 1st century AD and speaks to the Greek mythical hero's popularity in the lands around the Black Sea. His exploits are depicted on a number of Scythian objects. This pendant finds parallels in examples recovered in and around the ancieny Greek coastal city of Tauric Chersonesos. Provenance: Paul Ilton private collection, acquired prior to 1958

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$3,000 - $4,500


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A BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSS MOUNTED AS PENDANT ca. 500 AD Lot No: 149 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Byzantine Height: 2 1/16 in (5.2 cm), width: 1 7/8 in (4.8 cm) Bronze, gold, glass beads

A small bronze cross mounted as a pendant, with gold caps and a blue glass bead hanging from three of the cross points, a fourth glass bead with gold granulation in the center of the cross, a suspension loop at the top of the cross. Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from Alexander the Great Gallery of Amman, Jordan in 2010.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A ROMAN REPUBLIC SILVER DENARIUS SET AS A PENDANT Roman, ca. 151 BC Lot No: 150 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Diameter: 13/16 inch (2.06 cm), Weight: 5.8 g Silver (AR), gold

Obv: Head of the goddess Roma wearing a winged helmet, facing right, mar of value X to the left. Rev: Winged goddess riding in a biga with two horses, facing right, PSV/ROMA below. Set in an 18 karat gold pendant. Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired in the 1990's.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A GROUP OF GREEK GOLD PLAQUES Hellenistic Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 151 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Length: 1/2 inch (18 mm) Gold

Made from fine sheet gold and pierced for attachment, used for garment decoration. Provenance: Paul I. Ilton (1904-1958), private collection.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD PENDANT early 1st millennium BC Lot No: 153 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Width: 1 3/4 inches (4.44 cm) Gold

Of high karat gold, the sheet disk embossed with three adorsed reclining ram, centered by a hemispherical knob, the knob outlined in pinched dots, the disk surmounted by a suspension loop. This gold pendant attests to the exceptional skill of Achaemenid goldsmiths. Greek writers often speak of the tremendous wealth of the Persians, and Herodotus writes that King Xerxes' troops "were adorned with the greatest magnificence...they glittered all over with gold, vast quantities of which they wore about their persons" (vii.83). Provenance: Ex. Anavian family Collection acquired over 30 years ago by David and Henry Anavian in Iran, prior to the Shahs departure.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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BYZANTINE GOLD TOKEN Byzantine Empire, ca. 4th - 6th Century AD Lot No: 155 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Width: 2.5cm (1 inch) gold

of stamped high karat sheet gold, a religious token with large lettering and a small stylized cross. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A GREEK APPLIQUE OF MEDUSA Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 157 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Diameter: 1" (2.5cm) Gold

Of beaten gold with a raised relief of the gorgon Medusa, her hair radiating in a mass of unruly locks to the perimeter of the piece. Pierced for attachment. Provenance: Paul I. Ilton (1904-1958), private collection. Archaeologist, lecturer, teacher, film consultant, and author. Born in Germany and educated in Universities Cologne and Berlin, in 1929 went to Egypt as a correspondent for Berliner Tageblatt. Ilton moved to Palestine in 1934 becoming a Palestinian citizen during which time he carried on continuous archaeological research in Palestine, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Hedjaz-At during which time he assembled his collection. He recorded his findings in the book “The Bible was my Treasure Map� published posthumously in 1958.

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$400 - $600


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A SCYTHIAN GOLD APPLIQUE ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 159 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Scythian Height: 15 mm (.059") Width: 17mm (0.66") Gold

This brilliant ornament is an example of the exquisite portable art that is such a hallmark of Scythian culture. Fashioned from shimmering gold, this horse applique exemplifies the nomadic life of the Scythian people of Eurasia. The Scythians, famous for being formidable warriors, were also skilful artisans whose artworks were created to decorate their costumes and to embellish their horses. As a people constantly on the move, it is not surprising that they found inspiration in the natural world and that so much of their art depicts the animals that were such an integral component of their everyday lives, whether realistically or in a highly-stylized fashion. Further Literature E.C. Bunker, C.B. Chatwin, and A. Farkas, ‘Animal Style’ Art from East to West (New York, 1970). E.D. Reeder, ed., Scythian Gold. Treasures From Ancient Ukraine (New York, 1999). Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired over 25 years ago.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A RARE PHOENICIAN SILVER AMULET OF ISHTAR 4th century BC Lot No: 161 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Phoenician Height: 1 3/8 inch (3.6 cm) Silver

A solid silver cast pendant of Ishtar, shown standing, hands to her breast, a loop attached to the top for suspension. Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of fertility, love, sex, war, and power. Known by her Semetic name in Akkadia, Assyria and Babylon, she is also identified by her Sumerian name, Inanna. Inanna was more closely related to fertility, love, sex, and war, while the Akkadian Ishtar was more of an astral diety associated with the planet Venus. As the daughter of the sky god Anu, Inanna was associated with rain and thunder, and the lion became one of her symbols, whose roar was said to be like thunder. Her association with war may also have risen from her connection to storms. The eight point star, another of her symbols, derives from her astral diefication. The Babylonians combined all of these charcteristics in their adaptation of the goddess, which is the most well known today. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from Ariadne Gallery, NYC in the 1980s.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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A FINE ROMAN SILVER FIBULA Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 163 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 5 cm (2 in) Silver

of crossbow form, comprising a highly arched semicircular bow, flanked by a crossbar with raised motif, the long flat foot with domed terminal, repeated at the top of the bow. Notes: Fibulae were the ancient equivalent of the modern safty pin. They were used by the Greeks, Romans, and other ancient people from the earliest times until late antiquity to pin garments such as togas or chitons at the shoulder. Fibulae have been found in many forms. Some were designed as simple pins, others were designed in elaborate broach form. They come in one and two piece variations, and the catches can be either simple holders or more complex wire spirals. Provenance: Private Ohio collection, acquired in the 1960's.

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$600 - $900


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AN EAST GREEK SILVER DIADEM AND ARMLET Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 165 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Diadem length: 7 5/8 in (19.3 cm) Armlet length: 3 1/8 in (8.1 cm) Silver

of hammered sheet silver, both decorated with a frieze of triangles with raised nodes, a perforation hole at each end. Provenance: Ex. Taisei Gallery Collection auction, Nov. 1992, NYC. Lot #62

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$4,000 - $6,000


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A THRACIAN SILVER ARMLET ca. 4th Century BC Lot No: 167 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Diameter: 4 in (10.2 cm) Silver

Silver armlet of sheet; a hammered circular metal strip contracting in width at each end with small hook terminals that fasten together. Armlets such as this example were worn by the Thracians not only as decorative ornaments, but also as used as currency, votive offerings, and worn as insignia of rank. A wide spectrum of Thracian armlets were produced, this piece being one of the more modest examples. The most extravagant armlets were made of gold with several loops and fine engraving. Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired from the trade in the 1970's

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A GROUP OF NEAR EASTERN BRONZE BRACELETS ca. 2nd millennium BC Lot No: 169 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Max diameter: 2 3/4 in (7 cm); Min diameter: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm) Bronze

Three thick bracelets with sloping wall, two bracelets with cylindrical walls, and a thin round bracelet. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980s

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$300 - $450


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A ROMAN GLASS BRACELET Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 171 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Diameter: 3 1/4 ins (8.25 cm) Glass

Made out of dark-colored glass, formed into a round bangle shape, Provenance: Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900’s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 where it was exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011. Smithsonian accession number: 299764 marked on exterior.

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$600 - $900


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AN ISLAMIC GOLD HINGED BRACELET Seljuk Period, ca. 12th century AD Lot No: 173 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Width: 2-3/4 in (6.98 cm) Gold

of high karat gold, comprising two cylindrical tapering shanks of hollow sheet construction, fastened by a pin and terminated with two stylised dragon head terminals facing a central, lavishly decorated eight-petalled rosette, and two decorative triple loop hinged elements all around a screw post clasp. Provenance: Private NYC collection, previously Anavian family collection; acquired in Iran by David and Henry Anavian prior to the departure of the Shah in 1979.

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$8,000 - $12,000


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A ROMAN CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF WINGED VICTORY ca. 2nd century AD Lot No: 175 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman US ring size 5 1/2 Carnelian

well incised depiction of Victoria, goddess of Victory (equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike) shown standing in left profile, holding a wreath and palm branch. Set in an 18K late Georgian antique gold ring. Carnelian was known in the 4th-5th millennia B.C. and was used in the decorative arts of Bronze Age civilizations, including Cretan, Assyrian, Egyptian, Phoenician, and Greek. Because hot wax does not stick to carnelian, the stone always had popularity as a material for seals of all kinds. The finest Roman jewelry was Hellenistic in influence, and often produced by Greek craftsmen working in Alexandria, Antioch, or Rome itself. Provenance: Private mid-west collection, by descent.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A ROMAN GOLD & GARNET FINGER RING Roman Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century AD Lot No: 177 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman US ring size: 2 1/2 Gold, Garnet

a simple yet elegant gold ring whose band tapers to a slightly wider centerpiece encasing a deep-red garnet gem stone. This, coupled with the two angles of the bezel at either end of the garnet, creates an ocular effect. Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired from the trade around early 1970's.

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$1,300 - $1,950


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A GROUP OF ROMAN AND BYZANTINE BRONZE RINGS Roman Imperial, ca. 1st - 4th century AD Lot No: 179 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Max US ring size: 12 1/4 Bronze

Comprised of bronze shanks and flat faces in various shapes, some with decoration. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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ROMAN BRONZE "KEY" RING Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 181 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 7/8 inch (2.2 cm), US ring size: 5 Bronze

The most abundant of Roman security hardware seem to be keys and lock bolts. Keys were used mainly for doors, chests, boxes, caskets, cupboards and padlocks. Less often they were used for ceremonial or decorative purposes, such as matron keys, jewelry items and votive offerings. It is alleged that some ring keys were worn by women as symbols of household authority, as "keeper of the keys". This is probably correct, but such examples are difficult to identify as having served that purpose. The example here would have served a rotary lock and although most ring keys were hung on thongs around the neck, suspended from a girdle or carried in a belt pouch, due to its form, this example could easily have been worn on a finger. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980's.

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$200 - $300


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A ROMAN CARNELIAN FACETED BEAD NECKLACE Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 183 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman String length: 45 cm (18 in) Carnelian

The most favorable pieces of carnelian are a deep red to red-orange hue, and this fine bead necklace is a splendid example of type. It is composed of thirty four (35) faceted carnelian spherical beads that graduate in size. Carnelian stones, which were immensely popular throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, originated from deposits in the Arabian Peninsula and India. Like the Egyptians and the Greeks, the Romans believed that cornelian was endowed with magical powers; it caused the blood to circulate smoothly throughout the body, made the skin healthy and youthful and was capable of warding off evil. Once considered strictly the property of the noble class, Romans of high social status were often buried with this gem stone. Ancient warriors wore carnelian for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. Since wearing carnelian also makes one feel peaceful and slow to anger, it was often worn by orators to achieve serenity before and during speeches. It is theorized that the color orange is the harmonious balance of passionate, creative red and bright, cheerful yellow, making it particularly soothing to wear. Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired in the mid 1960's and then by descent to present owner.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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A ROMAN-STYLE GOLD AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE Lot No: 185 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Length: 37 cm (14.5 in) gold, glass

A gold necklace of twisted wire with modern orange glass beads intersperced, a cyllindrical blue and white glass bead pendant suspended in the center. Provenance: Private German collection D.T. from Munich, early 1980s

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$900 - $1,350


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A GRECO/ACHAEMENID BRONZE ARROWHEAD SET AS A NECKLACE arrowhead c. 550-330 BC Lot No: 186 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Necklace length: 10 1/2 in ( 26.76 cm) Bronze, silver

A heavy silver chain necklace with smoky quartz terminals is the feature setting for this fine ancient bronze socket arrowhead. Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired from the English trade in the late 1990's.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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AN EAST GREEK CARNELIAN SEAL PENDANT Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 187 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Length of intaglio: 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) Carnelian

Finely carved on both sides, the obverse with tree of life flanked on either side by the letters "I" and "A", the reverse inscribed, mounted on a fine 18K gold chain for wear. Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired in 1997

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A CARTHAGINIAN GLASS "EYE" BEAD NECKLACE ca. 6th - 2nd century BC Lot No: 189 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Carthaginian length: 21 1/2 in (54.6 cm) Glass, gold

This superb necklace features sixty glass eye beads of yellow and blue, turquoise and blue, and white and blue, interspersed with translucent light and dark blue glass beads. Three ancient gold beads at the center of the necklace. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$8,000 - $12,000


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A BACTRIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE ca. 2nd millennium BC Lot No: 191 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Length: 15 1/2 in (39 cm) Stone - Carnelian

A carnelian and shell bead necklace with small shell beads alternating with pairs of small carnelian beads, centered by a triangular banded agate pendant. Provenance: Ex. Private collection of Leonard Woolley's daughter, acquired Astarte Gallery, London, 1996. Ex. Christie's sale 1735, December 7, 2006, lot 216.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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ISLAMIC GLASS NECKLACE 8th century AD Lot No: 193 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Length: 15 3/4 in (40 cm) Glass

A string of interspersing dark and clear glass beads. Most of the dark beads are black in color except for two which are a dark blue. With a modern "s" hook clasp. Provenance: Acquired from Alexander the Great Gallery of Amman, Jordan in 2010.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN EARLY EUROPEAN BEAD NECKLACE Early Medieval, 500 - 600 AD Lot No: 195 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

European Length: 13 in (33 cm) Clay, glass

Comprised of handmade pottery and glass, possibly some dessicated amber beads. Found in current day France. Frankish or Gaulo-Romano. See necklace example in E. Marianne Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass 10 BC - 700 CE Ernesto Wolf collection, 2001, pp. 364-365, 389, cat. 222 and p. 390 See also Birte Brugmann, Glass Beads from Early AngloSaxon Graves, 2004, figs. 73, 75, 105, 112, 113, 114, 127 -128, 157, 159, 160, 164-165, 166, 173 Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired from the trade in the 1990s.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A PAIR OF ANATOLIAN GOLD EAR PLUGS Early Bronze Age, ca. 3000 BC Lot No: 197 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 2.9 cm (1.14 in) gold

a set of gold ear plugs having thin necks, conic bodies and domed head that flares slightly outward, made by winding on an internal mold, the lower terminal is decorated with interlocking hatching, two circles are incised around the circumference of the neck that leads up to a flat top which would have been exposed when inserted into a human ear. Gold ear plugs such as these were used during burial ceremonies to adorn the deceased. Provenance: Private German collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD PYRAMID EARRINGS Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 199 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) gold

A lovely pair of gold inverted pyramid earrings with circle decoration on each side, a granulation bead at the tip of the pyramid, circular and curl decoration at the top. Provenance: Private German collection, acquired from the English art trade in 2015.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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ANCIENT GOLD EARRINGS, BRONZE RING AND ELEPHANT AMULET Roman Imperial Period,TUSK ca. 1st century BC/AD Lot No: 201 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Tusk amulet: Length: 1 1/4 in (3 cm) Gold

Greco/Roman group of three small high karat gold earrings, together with a bronze tusk amulet from Roman Britain Found in south Britain, Symbol of fertility/virility, and a small Romanbronze ring. Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired from Virginia dealer in early 2000's. Ex. Mendel Peterson, Smithsonian Institution

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$400 - $600


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A PAIR OF ROMAN SILVER JULIAN II SILIQUA SET AS EARRINGS Roman Imperial Period, ca. 360 - 363 AD Lot No: 203 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Diameter: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), Weight: 4.1 g Silver (AR), gold

Aulate mint. A pair of Julian II siliqua, the obverse depicting a pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Julian II facing right, DN FL CL IVLI to the left, ANVS PF AVG to the right, the reverse depicting VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines surrounded by a wreath. Set in delicate gold earrings with twisted rope decoration. Also known as Julian the Apostate, Jullian II was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363, as well as a notable philosopher and author in Greek. A member of the Constantinian dynasty, Julian became Caesar over the western provinces by order of Constantius II in 355, campaigning successfully against the Alamanni and Franks. He was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, and he believed that it was necessary to restore the Empire's ancient Roman values and traditions in order to save it from dissolution. His rejection of the Christianity imposed on him in his youth, and his promotion of Neoplatonic Hellenism in its place caused him to be remembered as Julian the Apostate by the church. Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired in the 1990s.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A ROMAN AMBER AND CRYSTAL BEAD BRACELET Roman Imperial Period, 2nd - 3rd century AD Lot No: 207 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Bracelet Length: 8 1/2 in (21.59 cm) Crystal, Amber

a pretty bracelet of ancient Roman alternating quartz and amber beads. Provenance: Rita Okrent, CA private collection, acquired in the 1960's.

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$800 - $1,200


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A ROMAN GLASS BEAD Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 209 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Diameter: 17mm (0.67 in) Mosaic glass beads

the ridging filled with gold foil. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection acquired in the 1980s.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A ROMAN MULTI-CORE GLASS BEAD Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 211 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman length: 3/8 inch (0.95 cm) Glass

Of round form, with a black and white striped pattern under blue, white, and red ovoid decoration. A rare and beautiful example! Provenance: Private collection of former French diplomat Noel Giron (1884–1941). Giron, (or AimeGiron, 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.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ISLAMIC LARGE AGATE BEAD ca. 10th -15th century AD Lot No: 213 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm) Stone - Agate

A very large elliptical, white banded agate bead. Provenance: Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.

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$600 - $900


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AN ISLAMIC GLASS BEAD ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 215 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Diameter: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) Glass

a dark glass bead with a finely detailed yellow and white feather pattern. Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired from the Hurst gallery, Boston in 1998

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$500 - $750


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SEVEN LAYER CHEVRON VENETIAN AFRICAN TRADE BEADS Lot No: 217 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

African Larger: 26mm Smaller: 11mm Glass

Two large Seven Layer Chevron Venetian Trade Beads Drawn multi-layered beads made in Venice and traded in Africa. Venetian Chevron beads are the most beautiful, recognizable and collectible of all the Venetian "Trade Beads." Chevrons beads are made by a multi-part process. They start with the making of the cane, then another color glass is added and then this is usually put into a 12 point star mold. This process is repeated for each additional layer on the bead. Chevron beads, also called "Rosetta"and "Star" beads have been made Venice since the late 1400's and are still in limited production today. The earliest chevrons were typically 7 layers of color such as the large example here and this production ran from the late 1400's through to the 1500's. There are also 8,9, and 10 layer beads from this period. The next production phase was in the 1600s-1700s and the layer count went down to 3 and 5 layer beads and the majority of these were heat rounded via the "a speo" method. The Venetian Chevron production with the highest volume of beads was in the late 1800's and early 1900's. These beads were usually 4 and 6 layer beads. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1990s.

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$400 - $600


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A LOT OF 200 ANCIENT BEADS Neolithic - Islamic Period, ca. 3rd millennium BC 9th century AD Lot No: 219 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Max diameter: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) Stone

Approximately two hundred ancient beads in various sizes, colors, and materials, including Viking, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Islamic beads. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1908s.

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$300 - $450


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AN ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HEAD OF A YOUTH ca. 4th Century BC Lot No: 221 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Etruscan Height: 12 1/2 in (31.75 cm) Terracotta

In high relief over a smooth back, the fine voluminous face with full lips, thin nose, staring almond shaped eyes, short wavy hair visible under veil. Provenance: Ex Collection of Professor Peter Arnovick, Ph.D. (1934 - 2015), California. Peter G. Arnovick: Professor. English,Art History (1969). B.A., M.S., University of Southern California; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Union Institute Graduate School.taught at Menlo College for 38 years.

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$8,000 - $12,000


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A HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA STATUETTE OF A GIRL Hellenistic Period, 3rd Century- 1st Century BC Lot No: 223 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek height: 4 3/4 in (12 cm) Terracotta

Of terracotta with white slip, this small statuette of a girl is depicted standing with one foot slightly forward, arms by her sides with shoulders back, her head tilted slightly down, a diadem holding her hair back from her face. Provenance: Acquired by Harry and Gertrude Lander, of New Haven CT between 1950 and 1965 while traveling and then by decent. With remains of old collection label on back.

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$600 - $900


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A LARGE GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF DEMETER Classical Period, ca. 5th century BC Lot No: 225 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 7.83 in (19.9 cm) Terracotta

Delicately molded sculpture of the Greek goddess Demeter. Shown seated on a chair with knees bent, broad shoulders, wearing typical headdress. Head leans slightly forward, accentuating the ovular face with a prominent narrow nose, graceful swan neck; eyes and lips gently lined. Custom mounted. Background: In ancient Greek Mythology, Demeter was the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. It was believed that Demeter made the crops grow each year; thus the first loaf of bread made from the annual harvest was offered to her. She was the goddess of the earth, of agriculture, and of fertility in general. Sacred to her are livestock and agricultural products, poppy, narcissus and the crane. Provenance: From the Private collection of Claude and Jeannine Verite, Paris, France, 1950's, sold through Christies, Paris, December 2011. With French export passport.

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$400 - $600


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THREE GRECO/ROMAN TERRACOTTA HEADS Greco-Roman, ca. 1st century BC/AD Lot No: 227 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Egyptian Max height: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm) Terracotta

Three terracota stylized heads originally from figural sculptures, all wearing headdresses. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, NJ acquired in the 1980's.

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$200 - $300


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A PUBLISHED ATTIC WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS BY THE PAINTER OF THE YALE Classical Period, LEKYTHOS ca. 470 - 460 BC Lot No: 229 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 7 1/4 in ( 18.4 cm) Ceramic

Attributed to the Painter of the Yale Lekythos, this lovely perfume type vase is decorated using a particular technique: line drawing in matt on a white ground for the composition, whereby a few strokes provide facial detail or render bodily volume. A delicate polychromy enhanced the drapery; barely fired, it has now partially disappeared. The scene here is most interesting and unusual for it shows a woman selling olive oil to a customer; such scenes are known, but normally on pelikai. She has drawn a sample of oil out of a pelike with a dip stick, and offers the youth a full alabastron. Behind her, a lekythos on the wall is also for oil. Published: K.Deppert, GriechischeVasen (1984)Nr.20. v, gl.: Beazley ARV2, 662ff. Provenance: Dr. Wilhelm Hartwig, Weinheim, Germany, acquired David Cahn auction 9/27/2005, published, 1984.

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$30,000 - $45,000


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A RED-FIGURE XENONWARE OINOCHOI WITH SWAN Classical Period, ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 231 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2.5 in (6.35 cm), Width: 1 inch (2.54 cm) Ceramic

The small pottery pouring vessel sits on low ring base, with trefoil rim and attached strap handle behind, the bulbous body features a charming red-figure painted swan at front center with a beautiful dark red element around its face and body. The neck, molded with a fluidlike snake effect, guides the eye to its well painted beak. Decorative elements of parallel and horizontal lines circumference the bird creating a portraiture effect. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from Royal Athena Gallery, NYC.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A RED-FIGURE XENONWARE SQUAT LEKYTHOS WITH DUCK Classical Period, ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 233 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2.25 in (5.71 cm), Diameter: 1.5 in (3.81 cm) Ceramic

a miniature black glazed squat Lekythos, with an applied loop handle and funnel tip mouth, an exaggerated bulbous lower half sitting atop of a torus ring foot. The center depicting a standing duck with beautiful detail to the beak, eyes, and feathers. Decorative elements of palmettes proportionately flank either side of the animal along with some fine geometric shapes. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired Ariadne Gallery, NYC with gallery label on base #261.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A GREEK BLACK FIGURE FOOTED KYLIX Classical Period, ca. 5th century BC Lot No: 235 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2 7/8 in (7.3cm) Terracotta

the bowl deep, the outer sides depicting a scene with a figure standing behind a team or oxen or horses, stylized palmettes to either side, wide black bands above and below. The interior is a solid black with natural band around the inside of the rim. Provenance: Ex collection of Elizabeth S. Loker (1948 -2015 ), former Vice President of the Washington Post , and Donald Rice (1928-2015) former Washington Post executive, acquired between 1980 and the late 2000's as the couple enjoyed collecting a vast array of antiques for their home.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ATTIC BLACK FIGURE KYLIX Classical Period, ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 237 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 3 in (7.5 cm), Width: 8 3/4 in (22.2 cm) Ceramic

A stemless cup used for wine with good black gloss and thin red wash on the reserved bottom. The wide shallow body sits on a low heavy foot with convex bottom and externally incorporates a narrow concave rim-band. Inside the bowl, a wide flat rim-band is offset. The thick round-sectioned II-shaped handles, tilted and upswung are attached to the body just below the rim-band. Related example: Hayes, J. "Greek and Italian BlackGloss Ware and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1984) page 24, #36 Ex. Sturge Collection. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$600 - $900


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AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO JUG Etruscan, ca. early 5th century BC Lot No: 239 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Etruscan Height: 5 1/2 in (14 cm) Ceramic

Of simple but classic design, the globular body standing on a flat foot, the wide neck flaring to a large circular mouth, the single handle applied at the shoulder joining and at the rim. Background: Etruscans admired Greek art and were influenced by their fine pottery in the southern Italian colonies, leading to the development of new types of pottery with Greek influences throughout the Archaic Period. The most popular and successful of which is bucchero ware, characterized by its shiny black surface and preponderance of shapes that emulate metal prototypes. Bucchero’s distinctive black color results from its manufacturing process. Bucchero pottery represents a key source of information about the Etruscan civilization. Used by elites at banquets, bucchero demonstrates the tendencies of elite consumption among the Etruscans. Such display at the banqueting table helped to reinforce social rank and to allow elites to advertise the achievements and status of themselves and their families. Provenance: Private English collection, acquired prior to 1983

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A GNATHIAN WARE EPICHYSIS Classical Period, ca. 4th Century BC Lot No: 241 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 6 3/4 in (17.14 cm) Ceramic

A gaily decorated South Italian Epichysis displaying the delicate, colored floral ornamentation on a black ground and refined shape typical of pottery from the Apulian site of Gnathia (modern-day Egnazia on the Adriatic coast). It was designed to hold small quantities of precious liquids and thus is usually associated with the dispensing of perfumed oils rather than as a drinking vessel. Gnathian pottery reached the height of its popularity in the mid to late 4th century B.C. where the taste for this decorative style, which often imitated the kind of closely worked motifs seen on metal luxury vessels, led to its being imported throughout the Mediterranean, even as far as Egypt. Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired from the London Art Market, prior to 1999.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A RED FIGURE CHOUS Campania, ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 243 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm) Ceramic

The small pottery pouring vessel sits on low ring base, with trefoil rim and attached strap handle behind, the bulbous body features a charming red-figure painted lady of fashion at front center, flanked by half palmettes and wave pattern filler above. When Greek boys were 3 years old, they were given a chous, such as this example, filled with wine at the Anthesteria festival. They would be allowed to drink the wine to prove that they were on their way to becoming men. Provenance: Paul Ilton private collection. During his lifetime, Paul Ilton was internationally known as an archaeologist, lecturer, teacher, film consultant and author, personally excavating the pieces within his collecting during his 25 years in the Holy Land. He recorded his findings in a book “The Bible was my Treasure Map� published in 1958 following his death.

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$400 - $600


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A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR Late Helladic Period, ca. 1200 - 1100 BC Lot No: 245 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 7.62 cm (3 in) Width: 7.62 cm (3 in) Terracotta

Biconical in form, on a ring base, the handles and body of this stirrup jar are painted with a light brown slip contrasting with the buff colored clay fabric. The painting of the surface was likely designed to accentuate the stirrup jar’s sculptural form. The body is highlighted with a simple but carefully painted wide horizontal bands, alternating with areas of light, horizontal lines, encircling the vessel to emphasize its full, rounded profile, the shoulder delicately painted with four stylized seashells around the shoulder. The top of the false spout is decorated with a central dot. Provenance: Private DC diplomatic collection, acquired prior to 1968 and then by descent.

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$1,800 - $2,700


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ETRUSCAN STAR POTTERY PLATE, CAERE ca. second half of 4th Century BC Lot No: 247 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Etruscan Diameter: 14 cm (5.5 in). Height: 5 cm (2 in) Ceramic

Buff-colored, Faliscan star plate, the large, walled foot supports a narrow stem and large, shallow plate; the surface of the plate is decorated with a widely spaced leaf pattern and a star, in stondo, with a triple dot cluster in each quadrant; the base of the plate as well as the wall of the foot feature rings of orange and dark brown pigment. Caeretan style, Genucilia group. For similar examples, see Jucker, "Italy of the Etruscans," #316-320. Provenance: Private NY collection since 1960's, with collection stickers on base, thereafter private Virginia collection.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ATTIC CLASSICAL POTTERY LIDDED PYXIS Classical Period, ca. 5th century BC Lot No: 249 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2.5 in (6.35 cm); Diameter: 6 in (15.24 cm) Ceramic

well proportioned lidded pyxis with a cylindrical body, domed lid, and spreading foot ring. The body of the ceramic wheel-made vessel was designed with a beveled rim to hold the lid in place. The top of the lid is decorated with simple raised bands. A Pyxis is a round container with a lid. They were used by women in antiquity to hold perfumed oils, cosmetics, or even jewellery or small objects. Provenance: Private Australian collection acquired early 1970s.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN STAMNOS Archaic Period, ca. 6th century BC Lot No: 251 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 5 in (12.7 cm) Ceramic

An Etrusco-Corinthian stamnos, with two horizontal handles angled upward, the body decorated with a serpent-type creature around the shoulder bordered by wide and narrow bands in a dark brown slip. Provenance: Ulfert Wilke collection, director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art purchased in 1960, thereafter Howard Sirak collection, Columbus OH.

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$800 - $1,200


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A CYPRIOT PROTO WHITE SLIP WARE MILK JUG Late Bronze Age, 1450 - 1200 BC Lot No: 253 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Cyprus Diameter (with handle): 6 1/4 in, height: 2 1/4 in Ceramic

The wide bowl with a handle attached to the lip, painted tan with interior and exterior decoration. Interior decoration is painted brown: design around rim, crisscross lines that meet in the center, and four circles in each quadrant. The exterior rim is tan and sides and bottom are orange. Straight and wavy line patterns cross over the exterior, and circles are in quadrants (like interior). Handle is also painted with brown lines. Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired in Cyprus prior to 1972. This piece is accompanied by a copy of the export license issued to Mr. Crawford by Republic of Cyprus, Department of Antiquities. William R. Crawford, a retired American career diplomat and expert on the Middle East and Cyprus, was Director of Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department between 1959-1964, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cyprus thereafter. In the 1970's, he was ambassador to Yemen and then to Cyprus and later became principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He donated part of his collection to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts prior to his death in 2002.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A DAUNIAN GEOMETRIC KYATHOS ca. 2nd - 1st century BC/AD Lot No: 255 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 3 7/8 inch (10 cm) Ceramic

A Daunoan Geometric Kyathos, with painted bird in center bowl, the bottom of the bowl and the handle beautifully adorned with geometric decoration in dark brown slip. Daunian society was a mixture of native Italians and Greeks who had settled in the area. As early as the 6th century BCE, Daunia was an extremely wealthy region as is evidenced by the rich grave goods from the urban centers of Canosa, Arpi, and Salapia among others. The shapes of the vessels remained strongly influenced by the Italians -- this one, for example, is a form of the Greek kyathos, or dipper, with a flat, long, looping handle, but the wideness of the strap is purely Daunian. Many Daunian vessels, like this one, were ornamented with bands of geometric decoration called listati. Provenance: Ex. Howard Sirak collection purchased in the 1970's.

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$600 - $900


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TWO GREEK OIL LAMPS AND VESSEL LID Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 257 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Max height: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm), Max length: 3 1/2 in (8.89 cm) Ceramic

One oil lamp standing on a very shallow foot, a circular carinated bowl, and short nozzle, the other on a flat base, squat circular bowl with a wide mouth, and a conical nozzle with on piercing. The vessel lid with a large indented knob and traces of paint remaining. Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired in the 1960's.

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$300 - $450


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TWO GREEK REDWARE VESSELS Classical Period, ca. 4th century BC Lot No: 259 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Plate Diameter: 5 1/2 in (14 cm), Bowl diameter: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm) Ceramic

A red-glazed pottery dish with a gently sloping floor and overhanging rim and a concave tondo, the red glaze with blackish overtones to one area both front and back and near the center. With a small red-glazed bowl with wide mouth sitting on a small round foot. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$300 - $450


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A GROUP OF GREEK SHERDS ca. 6th - 2nd century BC Lot No: 260 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Max length: 6 in (15.24 cm), Min length: 1 1/4 in (3.17 cm) Ceramic

Including fragments from a red figure bell krater with geometric designs, a red figure vessel with ivy leaves, a plate with red and white figure design, a blackware vessel foot with interior decoration, and several blackware fragments Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1980's

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$1,200 - $1,800


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AN ATTRACTIVE HELLENISTIC CERAMIC PATERA HANDLE Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 261 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Length: 4 in (10.2 cm) Ceramic

An attractive Hellenistic ceramic patera handle, nicely detailed, the end in the form of a ram with detailed head and tightly curled horns, the shaft of the handle with horizontal fluting. Provenance: from the private collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. It was purchased several years back by a private collector in the area (southern California) and has since been re-consigned. Ex. Los Angeles private collection.

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$300 - $450


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TWO GREEK TERRACOTTA LOOM WEIGHTS Archaic Period, ca. 6th - 4th century BC Lot No: 263 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm) & 2 7/8 in (7.32 cm) Clay

Archaic Greek loom weight, made of clay with single hole through the top to string onto loom. Loom weights are an essential part of a warp-weighted loom. In preparation for weaving, rows of loom weights are tied to bundles of warp threads in order to keep the necessary tension. Without such tension a very uneven, possibly useless piece of cloth will be produced. Loom weights used in this way also help to keep the warp threads from becoming tangled and out of order. The weights, all of approximately the same weight for an even, consistent tension, hang at the bottom of the warpweighted loom and keep the warp threads taut. When the weaving is finished, the weights are usually cut off, leaving a fringe of warps threads. Such a fringe is seen on the bottom of a Mycenaean warrior‘s tunic painted on the “Warrior Vase” (number 1426), made circa 1200 BCE, in the National Museum of Athens. Provenance: Alex Mallory collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$200 - $300


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EARLY CHRISTIAN REDWARE OIL LAMP Byzantine Empire, ca. 4th - 6th Century AD Lot No: 265 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 5 in (13 cm) Ceramic

With a round body and elongated nozzle (now missing), decorated with a a reversed Chi Rho symbol between two filler holes and spiral circles in a row around the edge. The Chi Rho (/ˈkaɪ ˈroʊ/; also known as chrismon or sigla) is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980's.

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$300 - $450


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A ROMAN TERRACOTTA APPLIQUÉ Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century AD Lot No: 267 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm), Width: 2 3/8 in (6 cm) Terracotta

Depicting a male face with small eyes, a large nose, small closed mouth, and long curling hair. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired before the 1980's.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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GRECO-ROMAN CERAMICS Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BC/AD Lot No: 269 Culture: Dimensions:

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Roman Jug height: 5 3/4 in (14.6 cm), jar height: 2 1/2 in (6.35 cm), amphora length: 6 1/4 in (15.9 cm) Ceramic

A large amphora handle with traces of red paint remaining, a jar with a globular body, a wide flaring mouth, and a whole at the rim for suspension, and a large jug with a flat base, rounded body, elegantly flaring neck, and handle applied at the rim and shoulder. Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired in the 1960's.

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$600 - $900


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A ROMAN CERAMIC DOUBLE-HANDLED JAR Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 271 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 4 3/4 in (12 cm) Ceramic

With a globular body sitting on a small rounded foot, a wide flared rim, and two applied handles on either side. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$500 - $750


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A ROMAN POTTERY JUG Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 273 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 5 /12 in (14 cm) Ceramic

With a large globular body, wide flaring rim, and singular applied hande. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$400 - $600


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A ROMAN REDWARE DOUBLE-HANDLED VESSEL Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 275 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 7 in (17.75 cm) Ceramic

With a globular body, wide neck, and two small handles, with pierced decoration around the rim. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$200 - $300


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A ROMAN POTTERY DOUBLE-HANDLED JUG Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 277 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 8 1/4 in (21 cm) Ceramic

Of carinated form, standing on a flat base with a cylindrical neck and flaring rim, two handles applied on one side at the rim and the waist. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980's.

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$400 - $600


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HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS Hellenistic Period, 3rd - 1st century BC Lot No: 279 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek 2 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in (6.4 x 7.3 x 6.1 cm) Marble

Depicted gazing forward, her expression serene, with almond-shaped eyes and a small mouth, her thick wavy hair parted in the center, drawn back over her ears and bound in a diadem. Provenance: Ex collection of Dr. Michael A Telson, Melbourne Australia, collection assembled in the 1980's.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A ROMAN MARBLE FRAGMENT Hellenic Period Lot No: 281 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Height: 7 in (17.78 cm), width: 6 in (15.24), depth: 6 1/4 in (15.87) Stone

This gray marble fragment is from a larger architectural sculpture. There is most of a flower (half of the bottom petal is missing) in the lower register, and a heartshaped decoration in the upper register. Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired from the European trade in the 1950's and then by descent. William R. Crawford, a retired American career diplomat and expert on the Middle East and Cyprus, was Director of Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department between 1959-1964, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cyprus thereafter. In the 1970's, he was ambassador to Yemen and then to Cyprus and later became principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He donated part of his collection to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts prior to his death in 2002.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A ROMAN ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT Roman Imperial, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 283 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 2 1/4 in (5.7 cm), Length: 5 in (12.7 cm) Marble

Roman marble architectural fragment, carved in raised relief, with outsplayed acanthus leaves giving an overlapping effect. The individual leaves are long, ending in a point, with a deep vein up the middle. Six leaves are visible emanating from one side of the piece, bending naturally. Fragments of other leaves are visible on the other side, and the top of one leaf is visible at the bottom corner. Provenance: Private Maryland collection acquired in the mid 1960's.

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$400 - $600


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TWO ROMAN MOSAIC TILE FRAGMENTS Roman Imperial, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 285 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Height: 1 2/16 ins (3 cm), Length: 3 3/4 ins (9.5 cm) Stone

Two large, uncleaned Roman mosaic tile fragments, featuring red and blue and white tesserae. Mosaics are exceptionally durable thanks to the materials from which they were made:­ small pebbles and tesserae (tiles) made of rock, terracotta and even glass set into waterproof mortar. Like carpets, tiles and rugs today, mosaics played more than just a utilitarian role in ancient times. As well as being a practical form of floor covering mosaics were often highly decorative and some were clearly intended to "show off" the houseowners wealth and taste. Provenance: Private collection of a Maryland diplomat, acquired in late 1960s.

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$800 - $1,200


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FOUR ROMAN MILITARY BRONZE BUCKLES Roman, ca. 1st - 2nd century A.D. Lot No: 286 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Maximum length: 1 3/4 in (5 cm) Bronze

Buckles were used by the Roman soldiers in many ways: fastening belts, armor, and baldrics, as well as for horses harnesses. These examples vary in shape from square to oval. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1980s

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$100 - $150


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ILLYRIAN BRONZE BELT Archaic Period, ca. 6th century BC Lot No: 287 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Length: 94 cm (37 in), width: 6 cm (2.36 cm) Bronze

Comprising rectangular fittings each cast with alternating raised circular bosses and rectangular terminals and a traiangular clasp. Provenance: Private collection of G.K., Shaftlarn, Germany, sold to the European trade in the 1990s.

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$10,000 - $15,000


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AN IMPORTANT IBERIAN ANTENNA HILT SHORT SWORD AND Roman Republic, ca. 4thSCABBARD - 3rd century BC Lot No: 289 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: (Sword) 40.64 cm (16 in) Length: (Scabbard) 34.29 cm (13.5 in) Iron

a fine example of type VI, Arcobriga Antenna sword, the acutely pointed, double-edged leaf blade with twin fullers running parallel to the cutting edges and merging to a point, the heavy iron handle with a pommel featuring twin projecting boss "antenna" terminals.  With accompanying scabbard, originally constructed of wood supported by a rigid iron frame and embossed plates, three rotating rings used to attach the weapon to a baldric. Background:  It is widely held the prototype for the Roman gladius hispaniensis was a variation of an Iberian Sword.  The Souda, a Byzantine lexicon compiled at the end of the 10th century, mentions the adoption of an Iberian sword by the Republican Romans from the Second Punic War onwards.  It states the main characteristic of this sword was the pattern-welding of the blade (lamna) which was forged in several hard layers of steel and was used for both edgewise cutting and thrusting in dense fighting formations. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from the Alex G. Malloy collection, 1980-82.

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$16,000 - $24,000


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A ROMAN BRONZE SOCKET BIDENT Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century AD Lot No: 290 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Length: 6 3/4 in 17.14 cm) Bronze

derived from the Latin word "Bidentis" (having two prongs), the two-pronged implement resembling a pitchfork, the tips both curving inward, the tang bent for attachment. In classical mythology, the bident has been associated with Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, while the three-pronged trident is the implement of Poseidon (Neptune), ruler of the sea and of earthquakes. In Roman agriculture, the bidens (genitive bidentis) was a double-bladed drag hoe or two-pronged mattock, used to break up and turn ground that was rocky and hard. Bidens are pictured on mosaics and other forms of Roman art, as well as tombstones to mark the occupation of the deceased. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966 and then by descent.

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$1,300 - $1,950


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AN ANATOLIAN GRANITE AXEHEAD Neolithic Period, ca. mid 3rd - early 2nd millennium BC Lot No: 291 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East height: 10.25 cm (4.03 in), mounted height: 20.25 cm (7.97 in) Granite

Carefully shaped and polished, with large central shaft hole. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A CELTIC LA TENE IRON KNIFE ca. early 1st millennium BC Lot No: 293 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Celtic Length: 13 3/4 in (34.92 cm), Width: 2 5/8 in (6.67 cm) Iron

The single edged blade with a loop or turn at the end, meant to be hung at the girdle. Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired from the English trade in the early 2000's.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A NORDIC STYLE FISHTAIL FLINT DAGGER Reproduction Lot No: 295 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

European Length: 9 3/4 in (24.76 cm) Flint

Gray in color, with an elongated leaf-shaped blade convex on both sides, with sharp edges, the shoulders sloping to the long handle shaft, triangular in section, terminating in a fish-tailed butt. Provenance: Deaccessioned from Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, Dingle, Ireland, on June 30, 1997.

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$200 - $300


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A LURISTAN BRONZE SPEARHEAD ca. 1200 - 800 BC Lot No: 297 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 12.3Â in (32 cm) Bronze

cast using the lost wax process; of elongated tapering form, gently curved shoulder and projecting rectangularsectioned midrib, a rat-tail or bent tang with button end. For similar example, see Moorey PRS, "Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum" (1971), 88, fig 84 and Negahban, "Marlik, the Complete Excavation Report", #747, 751 and 749. Provenance: The Herbert Kavet private collection of Ancient Weapons, acquired from Harmer Rourke Galleries, NY in the early 1970's.

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$200 - $300


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A RARE SCYTHIAN IRON DAGGER, BLACK SEA AREA ca. 3rd - 2nd Century BC Lot No: 299 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 14 in (35.56 cm) Iron

Two-edged blade with typically formed handle characteristically shaped quillons. Slender shank with wide, iron pommel. Exhibited: The Living Torah Museum, Brooklyn (2006 2014).

Provenance: Private Australian collection, acquired in the early 1970's thereafter with the Living Torah Museum, Brooklyn until 2014.

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$3,500 - $5,250


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A LURISTAN BRONZE CHISEL ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 301 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 4 1/4 in (11 cm) Bronze

Cast bronze chisel with tapered single edge blade and socket shaft. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired 1960's 1980's with old collection number inked on the surface and a fragment of an early paper collection tag affixed.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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LURISTAN THIN BRONZE AXEHEAD ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 303 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Luristan length: 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm) Bronze

Characteristic of this particular type is both the cutaway, slanted lower part of the socket, and the flange butt with a horizontal ridge; the socket and flange have a thick outline. Examples of this type have different blade shapes (see No. 513) that define them as chisels, picks, or axes, but the slanting socket and the flange define these pieces as belonging to the same group or type. The example here is an axe: the upper edge is horizontal, the lower curves up to the socket. Provenance: Private NYC collection, assembled during the 1970-80's.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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TWO ARROWHEADS OF DAVID ca. 1000 - 700 BC Lot No: 304 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Canaanite Length: 2 1/2 inch (6.35 cm) & 3 1/2 in (9cm) Iron

These iron leaf-shaped arrowheads were from the time of young David, described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah after Saul and Ish-bosheth. In the biblical narrative, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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$1,300 - $1,950


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A BABYLONIAN AGATE DUCK WEIGHT Babylon, ca. 2100 - 1800 BC Lot No: 308 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 3.5 cm (1.37 in) Terracotta

A measuring weight carved from fine banded agate in the shape of a stylized duck, its long neck turned across its back, the head resting flat in the center as if sleeping, the eyes and long bill articulated, the base flat. The Mesopotamians used sets of standard weights in conducting business and set stiff penalities for those who used false weights. The weights themselves were usually made of a very hard stone like agate. A simple barrel shape was the most common form, but weights such as this example in the form of a duck, with its neck and head resting along its back, were also prevalent. Provenance: acquired from Ron Nasser Fine Art, NYC in the 1980s.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN ANATOLIAN STONE SEAL Late Chalcolithic, ca. 4500 - 3500 BC Lot No: 309 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Anatolian Length: 3/4 inch (2 cm) Stone - Steatite

Of black steatite, incised with stylized vegetation motif, a hole drilled for suspension. Early seals such as this example were manufactured in north Syria and southeast Anatolia during the Ubaid Period (5000-3600 BC). Ref: Pittman, Holly. Ancient Art in Miniature: Ancient Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1987) Dominique Collon. 7000 Years of Seals. London: The Trustees of the British Museum (1997) Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired in the 1990's.

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$600 - $900


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A RARE ANATOLIAN SNAKE HEAD SEAL Jamdat Nasr period, ca 3100-2900 BC Lot No: 311 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 22mm (3/4 inch) Black Steatite

of carved black steatite, the seal in the form of a snakehead, with two eyes on either side and the horizontal piercing serves for a mouth, the patterning to the underside of the head articulated by a series of engraved lines. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey during the late 1960s with the US government and during this time acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A FINE LURISTAN BRONZE IBEX Early 1st millennium BC, Lot No: 312 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 1 3/4 in (4.4 cm), Length: 2 in (5 cm) Bronze

Stylized bronze ibex depicted with high curving horns, and slender body in an charming pose. Pierced for attachment on the shoulder. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980s

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$1,000 - $1,500


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BRONZE BULL COSMETIC VESSEL ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 313 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 3.14 in (8 cm), Height: 2.16 in (5.5 cm) Bronze

a figural bull vessel, with alert ears and long curled horns, the vessel formed at the back with long neck and flared rim, with bronze flat tipped applicator. Provenance: The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 -2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues. His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.

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$400 - $600


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A LURISTAN BRONZE ITHYPHALLIC FIGURE OF A MAN Middle Bronze Age, ca 2030 - 1640 BC Lot No: 315 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Canaanite Height: 1 3/4 in (4.45 cm) Bronze

Probably a god, with beak nose, elongated head and large circular eyes, a small cap perched on top of his head, the nude figure with phallus, shown standing with legs widespread, his hands clasped together on his stomach and two ring dots stamped on the body, attachment loop on the back. The nakedness and protruding phallus probably indicates a fertility figure or god. for related examples see: Mahboubian, “Art of Ancient Iran” (1997), pgs: 291-292, 294, #370, 371, 373, 375. Provenance: Private collection of Harry and Gertrude Lander, New Haven CT acquired between 1950 and 1965 while traveling internationally, and then by descent to a private Maryland collection. For similar example see: Mahboubian, “Art of Ancient Iran” (1997), 176, fig 191

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$800 - $1,200


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LURISTAN BRONZE PIN WITH LOLIPOP HEAD ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 317 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 5 in (13 cm) Bronze

A bronze pin with a lollipop-type finial, decorated with an incised star. Background: These pins are comprised of two different groupings of Western Persian pins: the first consists of those with simple cast heads depicting discs, domes, cones, and other basically geometric shapes, fruit and floral shapes, and zoomorphic shapes. These types of pins were common in Luristan as well as other areas of western Persia. The second (or third as P.R.S. Moorey catagorizes it) grouping consists of those with normally circular, hammered sheet-bronze heads; design in repousse or chased on the surface. These pins are almost exclusively found in Luristan. It is almost impossible to differentiate the functions of certain pins, except for the suggestion that a hole in the shank of the pin indicates it as a garment pin rather than a hair pin. Reference: P.R.S. Mooney, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1971, pgs 172-215. Provenance: Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.

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$600 - $900


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A GROUP OF LURISTAN BRONZE HORSES ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 319 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Length: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) - 3 in (7.5 cm) Bronze

Cast bronze horses shown standing with extended tails, three with the remains of a rider. Provenance: Collection of Robert Cummings, Palm Beach, FL. acquired mid 1960s to early 1970s. To present owner by descent.

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$800 - $1,200


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DECORATED BRONZE PATERA ca. 1st millennium BC Lot No: 321 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Diameter: 6 1/4 in (15.88 cm) Bronze

of striking deep mahogany/brown color has been hammered and chased with embossed ornament on the walls, consisting of six rows of elongated globules, all formed in repousse by striking from the interior with a small egg-shaped tool. Reference: For an almost identical example cf: Mahboubian, "Art of Ancient Iran, Copper and Bronze," 1998, #49. Provenance: The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues. His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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AN ELAMITE BRONZE BEAKER ca. 8th - 7th century BC Lot No: 323 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 8.89 cm (3.5 in), Width: 10.16 cm (4 in) Bronze

This fine, thin walled vessel, was probably used as a cup or bowl. It has a relatively high, slightly flaring neck and everted lip above a round, bulbous body; a raised rounded rib decorates the shoulder. Muscarella notes that based on excavated evidence, scarce as it is, it seems that examples of this type were used as models for later vessels. For related example and further discussion see: Muscarella, O. W., "Bronze & Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" (1988) pg 260-262, #348-350. For unexcavated vessels of the present type, see: Moortgat 1932, pl. x:32-34; Speleers 1933a, 91, fig.42; Ame 1962, fig. 15, top; Wijngaarden 1954, pl. xm:82,83; Potratz 1955a, 220, no. 1, fig. 29 (misprinted as 31); Potratz 1968, pl. XLv1:274-77; Basmachi 1963, pl. 19; Calmeyer 1969a, 135, nn. 438, 439, lists eleven more examples than Potratz, including the present Metropolitan Museum vessel (actually listed twice, inn. 439 as in the British Museum). Provenance: Private Virginia collection.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A NEAR EASTERN BRONZE BEAKER AND BOWL Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000- 1400 BC Lot No: 325 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Beaker height: 3 in (7.62 cm), Bowl height: 2 1/2 in (6.35 cm) Bronze

A plain, concave beaker with a disk base below carinated sides. See MMA object 62.170.5 in Oscar White Muscarella, Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988, pp.377-378, #496. Together with a utilitarian bronze bowl with flat base and everted rim. Provenance: Private diplomat collection, acquired in the 1960s, then by descent and thereafter a private Maryland collection.

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$600 - $900


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A REDWARE FOOTED CHALICE Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BC Lot No: 327 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 8 1/2 in (21.6 cm), Diameter 9 1/2 in (24.13 cm) Ceramic

Comprised of a wide shallow body with an everted rim, elevated by a tall stem standing on a circular base. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A LARGE CLAY TRIPOD FOOTED BOWL Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BC Lot No: 329 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in) Width: 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in) Ceramic

this large, carinated bowl with narrow flat rim is supported by three small feet that turn outward. The junction of the shoulder and the belly of the vessel are marked by three pronounced horizontal ribs of curved form. A single flat lug handle has been applied between the shoulder and rim of the vessel. Brown to grey in places, the interior and exterior have been well burnished to a smooth finish, exhibiting a soft sheen with the bowl subtly patterned with soft brown strokes. For related example see: Gunter, Ann et al "Asian Traditions in Clay: Ancient Iranian Ceramics" Smithsonian Institution, (2ooo) page 24 #9

Provenance: Private Collection of a Foreign service diplomat, acquired in Tehran in 1965.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A DECORATED PERSIAN CLAY BOWL Tepe Giyan, ca. 1600 - 1200 BC Lot No: 331 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 6 in (15.24 cm), Width: 6 1/2 in (16.51 cm) Ceramic

Vessel decoration during the 2nd millennium BC mostly appeared on fine art rather than utilitarian vessels, the latter being to numerous to make decoration worthwhile. This large example, of buff colored earthenware, features a richly painted geometric diamond net motif around the cylindrical body. Background: The origins of the Western ceramic tradition can be traced back to the Near East. While most Near Eastern cultures produced ceramic beyond utilitarian function at some point, Iran had had the longest and most dynamic tradition that spanned at least five thousand years. Nearby Mesopotamia moved on from ceramics as a fine art form in the fourth millennium BC, contrasting Iran who produced artistic ceramic well into the second millennium BC and marking themselves as one of the greatest ceramic achievements throughout history. Ref: Kawami, Trudy S. "Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections." New York: The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1992. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A GOOD AMLASH TERRACOTTA SIEVE Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BC Lot No: 333 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm) Terracotta

Probably used in the preparation of beer and wine, the vessel itself features a wide mouth with flaring rim, two applied handles applied to the rounded body that tapers to a long cylindrical base. The small round holes used for filtering, evenly penetrate the upper body. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN ANCIENT IRANIAN PATTERN BURNISHED VESSEL Early Bronze Age, ca. 3rd millennium BC Lot No: 335 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 18 cm (7 in) Terracottta

a good greyware burnished vessel, the elegant rounded shape with long, wide neck, out-turned flat rim and flat base, and four applied handles to the shoulder, the neck interior and overall exterior highly burnished with the upper surface of the shoulder carefully decorated by a sophisticated zig-zag pattern. Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the late 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology.  He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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$200 - $300


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A FINE ANCIENT IRANIAN GREYWARE JAR ca. early 1st millennium BC Lot No: 337 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in) Width: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in) Ceramic

this delicate thin-walled vessel is of rounded shape with flat bottom, wide flaring mouth and flat rim with two small perforations for suspension. The dark buff body with finely burnished surface features tiny compressed dots alternating with chevrons divided by a vertial line. These chevrons and dots are set between incised lines that define the band. While punctate and relief ornaments are fairly common on northern Iranian ceramics of the first millennium BC, fine incised patterns, such are this example, are less so. Provenance: Private Collection of a Foreign service diplomat, acquired in Tehran in 1965.

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$200 - $300


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A YORTAN BLACKWARE PYXIS WITH LID Western Anatolia, Troy I , 3500 - 2600 BC Lot No: 339 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Yortan Height: 3 1/2 in (8.89 cm), width: 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm) Ceramic

This blackware footed vessel has a detachable lid and stands on four feet. The belly of the vessel is widest in the middle and narrows at the top where it reaches the neck. The neck is wide and has a rim for the lid to sit. The vessel has two handles on either side with holes. The neck and lid also have holes, so it can be strung and hung. The vessel also has a protrusion between the two handles and a space on the opposite side for a second protrusion. The outside of both the lid and the vessel are decorated by scratching into the ceramic. The vessel has two registers of "x's" separated by lines at the top and bottom of each register. The lid is decorated with four straight lines, two rows of "v" shaped lines, and four zigzagged lines, all stemming from the lid handle and extending to the edges of the lid. Various types of pottery, including footed vessels, have been found in Cypriot tombs from the later second millennium (Andrew Bevan, Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterranean, 2007, pg 152). Provenance: The William R. Crawford collection of Ancient Glass and Antiquities, acquired prior to 1972.

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$800 - $1,200


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A GREYWARE BURNISHED BOWL Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BC Lot No: 341 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 9 1/2 in (24.13 cm) Ceramic

Of beautiful burnished greyware, with a squat rounded body, short neck, small mouth with raised rim, and small handle attached to neck and shoulder. Linear decoration is etched into the shoulders surrounding the rim. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$5,000 - $7,500


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AN IRANIAN GREYWARE SPOUTED JAR ca. early 1st millennium BC Lot No: 343 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches) Ceramic

This clay spherical jug with slightly flattened bottom has a wide central neck with everted rim and a small single handle that is slightly pinched at the top and divides into two ridges where it is attached at the lower body. A short rectangular spout rises from the opposite side of the vessel with an antelope head that punctuates the jar's shoulder. This adds to it's visual appeal and distinguishes it from the simplest versions of this type of vessel. Provenance: Private Collection of a Foreign service diplomat, acquired in Tehran in 1965.

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$400 - $600


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AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA BIRD VESSEL Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BC Lot No: 345 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 4 in (10 cm), Length: 8 1/4 in (21 cm) Earthenware

Occasionally ceramic vessels buried with the deceased seem to have been fashioned exclusively for placement in the tombs. One of the most characteristic ceramic forms associated with the label "Amlash" is a hollow vessel fashioned in the form of an animal. In this charming example, the elongated form takes on the shape of a bird, with red paint decoration to each side suggesting wings. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,900 - $2,850


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A MESOPOTAMIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE STATUE ca. 2nd millennium BC Lot No: 347 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 9 in (22.86 cm), Width: 5 in (12.7 cm) Terracotta

Shown standing, with arms raised, decorative circles to the center of the body, the head with birdlike features. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA GODDESS ca. 2nd millennium BC Lot No: 349 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 8 1/4 in (21 cm) Terracotta

Shown standing, with arms raised and outstretched, decorative circles to the body, the head with birdlike features. "George Dales, in his dissetation on Mesopotamian female figurines, discuses the recurence of certain features, such as wing-like arms, along a broad geographical east-west band from teh Mediterranean to India (including North Syria, southern Anatolia, northern Iran, Turkmenistan, North Pakistan, and India) in lands that show other evidence of cultural contact." Oscar White Muscarella, "Ladders to Heaven: Art Treasures from Lands of the Bible," Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited (1981), pg. 189. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966.

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$2,400 - $3,600


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VOTIVE TERRACOTTA PLAQUE OF THE GODDESS ASTARTE Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000 - 1550 BC Lot No: 351 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Mesopotamia Height: 12.7cm (5in); Width: 3.81cm (1 1/2in). Terracottta

Of fine pale clay, the goddess shown standing in high relief with a finely detailed face, wearing a short wig and wide broad collar, her hands clasped to her breast. Provenance: Private Maryland collection, acquired from the NY trade in 2001 and previously in the private collection of Dr Steinberg, NYC.

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$400 - $600


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A LARGE TERRACOTTA SHELL-TYPE OIL LAMP Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 - 330 BC Lot No: 353 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Palestinian Length: 7.5 in (19 cm), Width: 6.5 in (16.5 cm) Terracotta

Wheel-made lamp of orangish/buff clay, wet-smoothed, the convex sides pinched in to form a large triangular wick rest, smooth, rounded base. Also known as "cocked hat" or "saucer" lamps. Provenance: Private Washington, DC collection acquired in the 1960's and then by descent. Old label with auction/catalogue number: 215 attached.

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$500 - $750


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A SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET ca. 2000 - 1700 BC Lot No: 355 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 1 5/8 in (4.1 cm), Width: 1 3/8 in (3.5 cm) Clay

Medium brown clay tablet having cuneiform text on both sides. Provenance: Collection of Don Simon, NYC., acquired from Meir Rosenberger, Jerusalem, 1975.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A SUMERIAN FOUNDATION CONE FOR ISHME-DAGAN, KING ca. OF ISIN 1953 BC Lot No: 357 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Sumerian Height: 5 1/4 in (13.3 cm) Terracotta

Inscribed commemorative foundation cone of fired clay with Sumerian dedication text for the ruler Ishme-Dagan, ruler of the state of Isin (modern Ishan al-Bahriyat, AlQÄ disiyyah Governorate, Iraq) a city of lower Mesopotamia. The inscription records the construction of the great wall of Isin, in honor of Enlil, the city god. The translation reads: ... "Ishme-Dagan, mighty man, King of Isin, King of the Four Quarters (of the world) when he exempted the tax of Nippur, the city beloved by Enlil and took its populace away from forced labor, he built the wall of Isin, naming it "Ishme-Dagan, with Enlil, the might of the great god". Provenance: M. G. private collection, Maryland, acquired from the NY trade in 2001.

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$3,000 - $4,500


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A LARGE OLD BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET Ur III Period, ca. 2094–c. 2047 BC Lot No: 358 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Length: 3 1/2 ins (8.9 cm) Width: 2 ins (5 cm) Terracotta

Inscribed on both sides with Sumerian administrative text . The cuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of written expression. Created by the Sumerians from ca. 3000 BC (with predecessors reaching into the late 4th millennium Uruk IV period[1]), cuneiform writing began as a system of pictographs. Over time, the pictorial representations became simplified and more abstract. Cuneiforms were written on clay tablets, on which symbols were drawn with a blunt reed called a stylus. The name cuneiform is derived from two Latin words: cuneus , which means "wedge," and forma , which means "shape." Provenance: S. Bono private collection, Chicago, Il, acquired in 2001.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A SUMERIAN ALABASTER RECTANGULAR BOWL Early Dynastic IIIa, ca. 2600–2500 B.C. Lot No: 359 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Sumerian Height: 1 2/16 in (3 cm), Length: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm) Stone - Alabaster

A small alabaster dish with a rectangular rim,circular bowl, square bottom, two engraved lines running around the rim, and decorative cuts along the edges of the exterior. Background: As clay was the most abundant material found in the Mesopotamian valley, stone was mostly imported in due to its rarity in the area. Alabaster, gypsum, lapis lazuli, limestone, marble were the most popular stones to import. Sumerians traded crops grown from their fertile soil for the stone, as well as metal and wood. The growth of cities and powerful ruling families led to a demand for luxury items, especially objects made from stone that were mainly used in temples and tombs such as the famous Royal Graves at Ur (ca. 2500 BC).The amount of time and effort that went into making stone vessels gave them a much greater value as well, as they lasted longer than vessel made out of clay. Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired 1970s -1980s, ex. Sotheby's New York, lot 285 (part), with original auction tag.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A SUMERIAN CALCITE CYLINDER VESSEL ca. 2100 - 1600 BC Lot No: 361 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near Eastern Height: 7 in (17.75 cm) Stone - Alabaster

Of creamy, lightly banded calcite, the tall cylindrical vessel is slightly waisted, curving out to sit on a flat base and opening to a flared rim. Background: Because clay was the most abundant material found in the Mesopotamian valley, stone had to be imported due to its rarity in the area. Alabaster (calcite), gypsum, lapis lazuli, limestone and marble were the most popular imports. Sumerians traded crops grown from their fertile soil for the stone, as well as metal and wood. The growth of powerful ruling families in urban centers led to a demand for luxury goods, particularly stone votive objects mainly used in the temples and tombs such as the famous Royal Graves at Ur (ca. 2500 BC). The durability of stone, as well as the time and effort that went into creating vessels and other votive objects increased their value over clay and their popularity throughout Sumer. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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A SUMERIAN LIMESTONE BULL CUP Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr Period, 3100 - 2900 BC Lot No: 363 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 2-1/4 in (5.5 cm) Limestone

Conical in form on a flat base, the sides boldly carved in raised relief with three bulls in a procession to the right, one bull complete, its head turned out, with large oval eyes, short downturned horns, an undulating border above the base. Background: Stone vessels of this type - highly prized luxury goods made of imported stone and carved with great skill - dating to the late Uruk period were often found in temples or palaces. Bull cups are thought to have been made for ceremonial use in temples (the sacred herd motif of processing bulls is known from cups and cylinder seals of this period) and may be associated with fertility cults. Published: Concordia University, catalogue number: FOT-46.

Provenance: The Diniacopoulos Family Collection, prior to 1951. Vincent and Olga Diniacopoulos arrived in Montreal from Alexandria in 1951, bringing with them the largest private collection of antiquities known in Canada. The family owned an art gallery on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Ars Classica, and continued to buy and sell artifacts until the death of Vincent in 1967.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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A VERACRUZ REMOJADAS COAST WATCHER Classic Period, ca. 450 - 650 AD Lot No: 365 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 4 1/2 in (11.43 cm), Width: 3 in (7.62 cm) Terracotta

A seated female figure, known as a" coast watcher," positioned with her hands to her folded legs, wearing elaborate coiffure and headband, ear ornaments, wrist cuffs, and serpent necklace. Black bitumen paint highlights her hair and headband. Incised markings suggest body scarification on her front and arms. Known as "coast watchers," figures of this type were said to have been placed along the shoreline to watch for invaders. Provenance: Private California collection acquired ďťżfrom Adeon Gallery, Chicago, prior to 1970.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A JAMACOAQUE POTTERY FIGURAL MOLD Ecuador, ca. 500 AD Lot No: 367 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 16.52 cm (6.5 in) Diameter: 13.33 cm (5.25 in) Terracotta

a rare figural mold made of terracotta with exquisite facial features, beautifully sculpted almond shaped eyes, the nose and mouth well defined, the ears exceptionally detailed with ear ornaments. Jama-Coaque were skilled in creating ceramic pottery items, suggesting a high level of sophistication for this culture. The pottery recovered from the sites is on display at the Jama Municipal Museum. Tragically, the entire culture was lost when the Spanish invaded Ecuador on a mission to conquer the Inca Empire. Provenance: S. Bono private collection, acquired from the NY trade in 2001 and previously in a private Michigan collection, with old collection number #774 inscribed on back.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A MEZCALA GREENSTONE HEAD ca. 800 - 200 BC Lot No: 369 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Mezcala Height: 9 in (22.5 cm) Greenstone

A heavy abstract greenstone head, with a long narrow face, a ridged nose and indentations for the eyes. Provenance: Ex. collection of Professor Peter Arnovick (July 26, 1934 - March 24, 2015), professor at Menlo College for 38 years.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A NAYARIT CERAMIC COUPLE, WEST MEXICO c. 200 BC – AD 200 Lot No: 371 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

PreColumbian Male: 5 ½ in (13.8 cm); Female: 5 ¼ in (13.3 cm). Ceramic

both nicely hand-modeled and painted with black and red details over cream slip. The male figure wears a tall headdress and the woman a skirt. Provenance: Ex Dr. John Hilsabeck estate, Orange County

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$300 - $450


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A CHORRERA INCISED ORANGEWARE PEDESTAL ca. 9th - 4th century BC Lot No: 373 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

PreColumbian Height: 6.5 cm (2-5/8 in), Diameter: 10.2 cm (4 in) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian incised orangeware pottery pedestal decorated with an anthropomorphic combination bird headed deity with a crocodile tail in the center of the plate and two similar deities on the pedestal. Chorrera ceramics are distinguished by a variety of pleasing imaginative forms and well-finished surfaces. They come from over a wide geographic area, from the semi-arid ManabĂ­ Province to the humid Santa Elena Peninsula. The actual site of Chorrera, after which archaeologists named the cultural development, is located in the Babahojo River Valley northeast of Guayaquil in the Los RĂ­os Province. Provenance: Private Swiss collection

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$400 - $600


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A CHORRERA ORANGEWARE SAUCER FORM OLLA Chorrera Culture, Equador, ca. 9th- 4th century BC Lot No: 375 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

PreColumbian Width: 10.2 cm (4 in) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian Chorrera ceramics are distinguished by a variety of pleasing imaginative forms and well-finished surfaces and this small olla is no exception. Of saucer form, it is decorated with four abstract anthropomorphic deities along the upper edge. Provenance: Private Swiss collection, acquired in the 1960's.

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$200 - $300


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A NICOYA POLYCHROME RATTLE BOWL Greater Nicoya, Costa Rica , ca. 500 - 1000 AD Lot No: 377 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 3 in (7.62 cm), Diameter: 4.5 in (11.43 cm) Terracotta

Pre-Columbian Papagayo polychrome bowl supported by three zoomorphic rattle legs that are likely representations of mythical beasts, the detail of one of the tripod feet demonstrates the great skill employed in production. The Nicoya culture produced large scale stone sculpture in three-dimensions and were skilled in gold and copper metallurgy. Also known for their exuberant and colorfully expressive pottery, these skilled artisans claimed descent from the Olmec people of ancient times.

Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired from the trade in the mid 1960's and then by descent.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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NARINO MINIATURE AMPHORA Columbia, Narino culture, ca. 200 BC - 200 AD Lot No: 379 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 9 3/4 in (25 cm) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian minature pottery amphora, with piriform body, tapering to a long neck featuring an anthropomorphic face and flaring rim. Provenance: Ex. private Danish collection, acquired early 1970s, collection #262.

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$700 - $1,050


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AN ALPACA EFFIGY VESSEL Lambayeque, Peru, ca. 750 - 1375 AD Lot No: 381 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Lambayeque, Peru Height: 7 in Ceramic

terracotta Pre-Columbian vessel slipped in a deep orange with black mottling from the firing. The decoration consists of black lines around the body, spout and tail, a wide collar around the neck with round additions, and a harness around the snout. The face is nicely detailed, the ears wide with round ends, two lugs handles are to either side of the spout and the vessel sits on a flared foot. cf: de Lavalle, JosĂŠ Antonio (editor)1989. "Lambayeque. Banco de Credito del PerĂş, Lima. Provenance: estate of Robert Viola, NYC., acquired prior to 1979.

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$400 - $600


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A CHIMU BLACKWARE STIRRUP VESSEL OF A WOMAN Chimu Culture, Peru, ca. 200 - 800 AD Lot No: 383 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 19.25 cm ( 7.62 in) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian spouted vessel moulded with a female figure in the upper section, above a typical bulbous lower portion decorated with a frieze of stylized birds. The earlier Moche tradition, which developed in the same territory, had the greatest artistic influence on Chimú. Moche elements in Chimú pottery include small modeled figures (such as monkeys on the spouts of stirrup spout bottles) and marine elements (such as crabs and Spondylus shells. The interplay between the memories of Moche iconography and the fertility of the Chimú style was an immensely creative one.  With the destruction of the Chimor kingdom at the hands of the Incas in A.D. 1470, Chimú style declined. Provenance: Private Californian collection, acquired from the trade in the mid 1960's and then by descent.

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$700 - $1,050


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A COLIMA EFFIGY VESSEL IN THE FORM OF AN Colima Culture, TURTLE/DOG ca. 100 BC - 250 AD Lot No: 385 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 16.51 cm ( 6-1/2 in), Diameter: 27.94 cm ( 11 in) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian burnished ceramic with red slip, depicting a dog standing on all fours, wearing a turtle shell, with simplified features, pert raised ears, extended tail spout projecting at the rear. Provenance: Robert Patrick collection, Tucson, acquired 1960s.

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$2,400 - $3,600


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A GOOD COLIMA SNAKE VESSEL Post Archaic Formative Period, 100 BC- 250 AD Lot No: 387 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

PreColumbian H: 3 in (7.6 cm); L: 7 ¼ in (18.3 cm) Ceramic

A nice Pre-Columbian Colima snake vessel, c. 100 BC – AD 250, with interesting shape and beautifully burnished glossy brown surfaces with scattered mineral deposits. Provenance: Ex Dr. John Hilsabeck estate, Orange County.

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$200 - $300


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A NAZCA FLARED BOWL Nazca culture, Southern Peru, ca. 400-600 AD Lot No: 389 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Width: 9 in (22.86 cm) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian polychromed pottery bowl having a wide exterior band containing two multi-color painted, highly stylized “fantastic deities� in centipede form. Provenance: Ex. Bill Freeman Estate Collection, Scottsdale AZ. & NM., ex. Ex. Emmerich Frankel, Switzerland, collected in 1967.

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$800 - $1,200


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A NAZCA TERRACOTTA BOWL Nazca culture, Southern Peru, ca. 100 to 200 CE Lot No: 391 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Diameter: 19.05 cm (7.5 in) Terracotta

A large and superb pottery bowl decorated with three abstract zoomorphs, each painted in tan, brown, white and black against a red/brown background. The Nazca people of Peru's southern coast produced quantities of ceramic vessels in a variety of shapes. The surfaces of these vessels are usually very smooth and shiny, and— unlike contemporary wares from the north coast—they are painted in as many as thirteen colors. These finely decorated Nazca vessels were made in specialized workshops and widely distributed among the population for use in households of any socioeconomic status. Provenance: Ex-M. VanBuskirk collection acquired from Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC.

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$2,500 - $3,750


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A NAZCA POLYCHROME KERO Nazca culture, Southern Peru, ca. 100 to 200 CE Lot No: 393 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Pre-Columbian Height: 4 in (10.16 cm) Ceramic

Pre-Columbian pottery drinking vessel of slightly corseted form, painted on the exterior with a shark holding spears, trophy heads along its spine. Provenance: Ex-prominent Hollywood producer/director acquired from Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC

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$800 - $1,200


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A LARGE GREY SCHIST SEATED BUDDHA, GANDHARA, PESHAWAR VALLEY, CA. 3RD ca. CENTURY A.D. 2nd - 3rd century AD Lot No: 401 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Asian Height: 21 inches (53.34 cm), width at knees 11 1/2 inches (29.21 cm). Grey Schist

Seated in the classic dhyanasana position, a posture of meditation, in which the legs are locked in full-lotus position and the soles of the feet turned upwards so as to be visible, with both hands positioned in front of the heart in the dharmachakra-parvartana mudra - the wheel of dharma gesture that is sometimes referred to as the ‘teaching gesture’. He is dressed in a flowing sanghati that drapes elegantly over the left shoulder, the face with bow-shaped lips and heavy-lidded eyes, the hair pulled over the ushnisha, backed by a nimbus, the base with a fire altar. For related examples, see Ingholt, Harold "Gandharan Art in Pakistan" Pantheon Books Inc (1957). The dharmachakra mudra derives from Shakyamuni Buddha’s first discourse upon the Four Noble Truths, which he taught at the deer park in Sarnath, near Varanasi. The historical event is known as the Buddha’s ‘first turning of the wheel of dharma’; where he set in motion the ‘perfect wheel’ of his teachings. His two great subsequent discourses, the second and third turnings of the wheel of dharma, were given at Rajagriha and Shravasti respectively. The dharmachakra mudra may also be referred to as the dharmachakra-pravatanamudra, the gesture of ‘turning the wheel of the dharma’. This has a direct association with the ‘wheel turning’ universal monarch or chakravartin. Provenance: The Bernice Longazel private collection of

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$30,000 - $45,000


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A CHINESE STONE HEAD OF SMILING BUDDHA 18th -19th century Lot No: 403 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 10 1/2 in (26.5 cm) Marble

Finely carved with a smiling expression conveyed by an upturned mouth and lowered lids of the eyes below the gracefully arched brows. With a circular eye of wisdom on the forehead, hair is drawn up behind an enlightenment bump, and elongated earlobes, a sign of renunciation of the world.

Provenance: Private DC collection, acquired from the Maryland trade.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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CHINESE BRONZE STAND possibly Eastern Zhou, 770–256 B.C. Lot No: 405 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 4 1/4 in (10.75 cm) Bronze

Of fluted shape, with a wide mouth that tapers to a cylindrical body, and slightly fared circular base. With incised geometric decoration around the body, and a cross-shaped hole above the base. Provenance: Private Washington DC collection, acquired from Allens Antiques in the 1980s.

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$600 - $900


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A LARGE CHINESE NEOLITHIC POTTERY JAR Lot No: 407 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 15 1/2 in (39.37 cm) Ceramic

Hand molded in fine, red clay, the flared sides rise from a flat base to a broad rounded shoulder that tapers to a graceful everted rim. The shoulder of the vessel is flanked by two lug handles. The highly dynamic lozenge and circle design is applied in light brown pigment and highlighted with plumb-red to the smooth burnished surface that commences just below the shoulder. A vessel such as this one would have been used to keep goods cool in the sand. The undecorated bottom half would have been buried in the sand and the only decorated top half would have been visible above the sand. In his "Prehistoric Pottery in China", (London, 1938), Ph. Dr. G. D. Wu illustrates the general characteristics of the wares from this culture, in Illustrations, p 41-43. The motif design on the pot is classified within Family 1 - Four large circles - as per Mr N. Palmgrens scheme of classification. Also see: Watson W. "Pre-Tang Ceramics of China" (1991)pg 91 #46 & 47(c) Provenance: Collection of Mary K. F. Leong, WA., 1980 -1990.

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$4,000 - $6,000


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A LARGE HAN DYNASTY CHINESE GREEN GLAZED HU Eastern Han Dynasty, ca. 25 - 220 AD Lot No: 409 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 14 in (35.5 cm) Ceramic

Of baluster form with flaring neck and dish shaped mouth, the shoulder with twin moulded taotie mask below rings that suggest a handle; on a continuous decorative band of mythical animals and equestrian archers, possibly a battle scene. Background: The first pottery to survive in appreciable quantity belongs to the Han Dynasty; with the most common form being the Hu. These baluster shaped vases were copied from bronze vessels of the same name and sometimes decorated with relief ornament in frieze that was taken directly from a bronze original. The main center for production of Han glazed ware was already shifting to the Zhejiang region, formerly known as Yue. .The vessels have a stoneware body and an olive or brownish green glaze and belong to the family of celadons, a term that looms large in any discussion of early Chinese wares. It is applied to glazes ranging from the olive of Yue to the deep green of later varieties. These colors were the result of a wash of slip containing a high proportion of iron that was put over the body before glazing. The iron interacted with the glaze during firing and colored it.

Provenance: Sam Hilu collection, NYC.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A CHINESE GRANARY URN Han Dynasty, 200 BC - 200 AD Lot No: 411 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 9 1/4 in (23.5 cm) Ceramic

With a cylindrical body standing on three short feet, shallow shoulders sloping up to a short rim. Provenance: Private Brooklyn collection

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$600 - $900


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A CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED ATTENDANT Ming Dynasty, ca. 1368-1644 AD Lot No: 413 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 15-1/4 in (38.73 cm) Terracotta

Green and yellow straw glazed terracotta standing figure, each on a hexagonal, integral, pedestal base. Clad in a ankle-length garments with wide sleeves, one hand held to their chests. Articulated head is painted white, with traces of red and black. Known as one of the most influential ruling dynasties of China; for 276 years the Ming Dynasty focused on not only government and social stability but most importantly their religious practices. Attendants such as this example, were placed on tombs of aristocrats to provide comfort and gifts for the afterlife. Provenance: Ezekiel Schloss (1913-1987) private collection, New York, acquired in the late 1960's, thereafter in a private PA collection, acquired from The Menagerie, Phila., about 2000. Political cartoonist for the New York Times, New Republic and FranceAmerique, art director and later editor of a magazine for Jewish children, World Over, Ezekiel Schloss was also considered the foremost expert on Chinese tomb sculpture, publishing the two volume "Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from the Han to the T'ang Dynasty" in 1977 and curating an exhibition of tomb sculpture for the opening of the Temple of Heaven at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Fl in 1982.

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$700 - $1,050


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A CHINESE POLYCHROME-GLAZED ATTENDANT Ming Dynasty, ca.1368-1644 AD Lot No: 415 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 12 in (30.5 cm) Terracotta

shown standing on an integrated hexagonal base, wearing court dress of black, ochre and green, his right arm raised, the left by his side. Background: Renowned for ceramics and porcelains, The Ming dynasty, also Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming, described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history," was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese. Literature, painting, poetry, music, and Chinese opera of various types, flourished during the Ming dynasty, Attendant figurines where of high importance to the Chinese as they represented one who guards, looks after, or serves an important person; a servant especially in the economically prosperous lower Yangzi valley. Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired in the 1970's.

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$900 - $1,350


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MING OFFERING TABLE WITH OFFERINGS ca. 2nd - 1st century BC/AD Lot No: 417 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 5 1/4 in (13.3 cm), Width: 10 3/4 in (27.35 cm) Ceramic

Green and straw color glazed pottery table with four tall cylindrical legs. Set with eight different offering plates, including a pigs head, a fish, a bird, two stacked fruit plates, stacked log rolls and two stacks of bow tie forms. Provenance: Private PA collection, acquired from The Menagerie, Phila., about 2000.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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A CHINESE MODEL HEN HOUSE Han Dynasty, 200 BC - 200 AD Lot No: 419 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Height: 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm) , Length: 8 1/4 (20.95 cm), Width: 8 in (20.32 cm) Greyware

modeled after a functional hen house, with a walled-in yard, a small roofed house, and stairs on the exterior wall leading to the house. Included are three small model hens.

Provenance: Private NY collection since early 2000s.

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$1,600 - $2,400


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CHINESE SHIPWRECK BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN CUP ANDPeriod, SAUCER Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng (1723 - SET 1735 AD) Lot No: 421 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Chinese Saucer width: 11.9 cm (4 1/2 in) Cup height:3.6 cm (1.5 ins) Ceramic

This delicate tea bowl and saucer were made in about 1725 at a porcelain works in Jingdezhen in southern China. While this blue and white pattern is a Chinese design, some of the other ceramics found in the same shipwreck feature European motifs. Finely-patterned blue and white designs of this era are widely recognised as some of the most beautiful ever made and was far superior to anything that could be produced in the West at the time. It was retrieved from the Ca Mau shipwreck. It’s believed the wreck at Ca Mau was a Chinese merchant’s junk on its way from Canton (Guangzhou) to Batavia when it caught fire and sank in about 1725. The goods on board had been ordered by the merchant for Dutch traders who had limited access to China and its ports. Provenance: Vietnamese fishermen discovered the wreck of a Chinese junk off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula in southern Vietnam in 1998. More than 130,000 pieces of porcelain were retrieved during an archaeological excavation, and three Vietnamese museums selected pieces for their collections. The remaining 76,000 ceramics, including this bowl and saucer, were sold at auction in Amsterdam in 2007.

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$200 - $300


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AN ISLAMIC BRONZE KOHL CONTAINER ca. 14th-16th century Lot No: 423 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 11.5 cm (4.5 in) Bronze

cast bronze kohl vessel standing on four legs with squat bulbous body, long tapering neck with incised swirl decoration and flat rim with flower petal motif to the lip. Provenance: Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s, acquired Sotheby's NY, in the 1980's, lot #314.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ISLAMIC BRONZE BIRD Ca. 10th - 12th century AD Lot No: 425 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 3 1/4 in (8 cm), length: 4 3/4 in (12 cm) Bronze

Cast in bronze, this perched bird with a raised head crest and wings folded across his back. Provenance: Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan, NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.

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$400 - $600


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A SELJUK BRONZE BASIN Seljuk Period, ca. 12th century AD Lot No: 427 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Iranian Height: 7 in (17.75 cm), width: 16 in (40 cm) Bronze

Heavy footed bronze basin with twin loop type handles and decorated rim. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$5,000 - $7,500


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AN ISLAMIC GLASS BOTTLE 19th century Lot No: 429 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 7.25 in ( 18.4 cm) Glass

This beautiful blue-green blown glass bottle with a globular body has a concaved base with an iron pontil mark in the center. There is an applied neck ring at the base of the tapering neck and the rim flares out, creating a wonderfully irregular silhouette. Provenance: Ex. Scicutella collection, New Jersey.

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$200 - $300


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AN ISLAMIC COBALT BLUE GLASS VASE Lot No: 431 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 9 3/4 in (24.7 cm), Base diameter: 4 1/8 in (10.5 cm) Glass

Made from a beautifully delicate cobalt blue glass, standing on a round base with a thin stem, inverted conical body, thick neck and wide mouth, painted with gold linear decoration throughout. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$400 - $600


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AN ISLAMIC LONG SPOUTED GLASS EWER Lot No: 433 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 8 3/4 in (22.22 cm) Glass

of elegant form, the rounded body with applied handle and long curved spout. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ISLAMIC FOOTED BOWL Lot No: 435 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Diameter: 8.5 in (21.5 cm) Height: 7.25 in (19 cm) Glass

Crafted frombeautifully colored glass, the wide bowl standing on a circular foot with a gently rounded stem. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ISLAMIC BLUE GLAZED SPOUTED EWER Lot No: 437 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 7 1/2 in ( 19 cm) Ceramic

Covered in a bright turquoise glaze, with a globular body on a circular foot, a long bent spout, a tall neck with everted rim, and a handle applied at the top of the neck and the shoulder. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ISLAMIC BLUE GLAZED PITCHER Lot No: 439 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 6 in (15.2 cm) Ceramic

Standing on a short round foot, with a globular body, a tall everted neck, and a handle applied at the neck and shoulder. Covered in a beautiful bright blue glaze. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$700 - $1,050


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AN ISLAMIC BLUE GLAZED BOWL ca. 11th - 12th Century AD Lot No: 441 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 4 1/2 in (11.4 cm), Bowl diameter: 9 3/4 in (24.8 cm) Ceramic, Stone-paste painted under glaze

A large globular bowl standing on a round foor with an everted rim. The beautiful vegetation and swirl motifs painted in black contrast wonderfully with the intense turquoise blue under-glaze to create an eye-catching composition. Black painted ceramics with blue under-glaze are traditionally attributed to the site of Raqqa which has provided a large number of related ceramics. This northern Syrian caravan city was a major production center for terracotta vessels under the Ayyubids, until being conquered by the Mongols in 1259. Remains of pottery firing debris have been discovered, proving, in a somewhat unique way, the activity which was practiced there. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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AN ISLAMIC BLUE GLAZED BOWL ca. 11th - 12th Century AD Lot No: 443 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Height: 3 7/8 in (9.8 cm), Bowl diameter: 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm) Stone-paste painted under glaze

With a gorgeous turquoise under-glaze and painted black floral decoration on the interior and exterior. Of a wide round shape with straight sides, tapering to a round food. Black painted ceramics with blue under-glaze are traditionally attributed to the site of Raqqa which has provided a large number of related ceramics. This northern Syrian caravan city was a major production center for terracotta vessels under the Ayyubids, until being conquered by the Mongols in 1259. Remains of pottery firing debris have been discovered, proving, in a somewhat unique way, the activity which was practiced there. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ISLAMIC TURQUOISE-GLAZED BOWL 12th century AD Lot No: 445 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm), Rim diameter: 9 in (22.86 cm) Ceramic

With a dark turquoise glaze and black floral decoration, the walls tapering to a small round base. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ISLAMIC BLUE GLAZED BOWL ca. 11th - 12th Century AD Lot No: 447 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Bowl diameter: 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm) Stone-paste painted under glaze

With a beautiful turquoise glaze and black floral decoration, the fine straight walls tapering to a small round base. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$800 - $1,200


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AN ISLAMIC COBALT BLUE GLAZED BOWL ca. 12th century AD Lot No: 449 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 3 1/8 in (8 cm), Diameter: 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm) Ceramic

This fine, thin walled bowl is outstanding for its aesthetic qualities resulting from the formal simplicity and deep cobalt blue color. Beautifully turned, the straight wall features a decorative frieze pattern into the body of the clay using both geometric and floral forms. The bowl is covered with a thick layer of glaze that covers the entire surface except for the bottom and the small disc-shaped base. Before hardening during the firing process, the glaze accumulated more abundantly at the inner bottom of the vessel. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$5,000 - $7,500


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ISLAMIC POTTERY BOWL Qajar Period (1785 - 1925) Lot No: 451 Culture:

Islamic

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Diameter: 12 5/8 in (31.75 cm) Ceramic

large ceramic stoneware bowl well glazed with green and black on a white ground. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$600 - $900


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A LARGE ISLAMIC CHARGER Qajar Period (1785 - 1925) Lot No: 453 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Height: 2 3/4 in (7 cm), Diameter: 15 3/4 in (40 cm) Stone-paste painted under glaze

Painted white with beautiful cobalt decoration of a large vase with a bird on either side and floral elements exploding above. The rim decorated with a register of floweral elements and a line of diamonds. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$900 - $1,350


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AN ISLAMIC GREEN GLAZED STAR TILE Lot No: 455 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Diameter: 10 1/4 in (26 cm) Ceramic

Glazed green, with eight symmetrical points, beautiful ring and rosette decoration aorund the base, and a hole in the center for a rod or pole. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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A SET SIX OF ISLAMIC WALL TILES 12th century or later Lot No: 457 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Near East Each Tile: 7" (17.5 cm) x 7" (17.5 cm ) x 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) Ceramic

of triangular form, well glazed floral design set against a cobalt blue background. Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

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$2,000 - $3,000


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AN ISLAMIC MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT ca. 13th century AD Lot No: 459 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Islamic Length: 5 in (13 cm), Width: 3 1/2 in (8.9 cm) Marble

inscribed in raised relief. Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980s.

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$400 - $600


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GROUP OF 6 ROSA REPRODUCTION GREEK COINS Modern Lot No: 461 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Uniface Lead

A group of 6 lead copies of Syracuse tetradrachms. Rare die-struck trial pieces reporduced by Peter Rosa (Becker Reproductions) from genuine coins in the British Museum. Coins include: Syracuse. Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm. (BMC 190) Syracuse. Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm. (BMC 193) Syracuse. Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm. (BMC 195) Syracuse. Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm. (BMC 207) Syracuse. Second Democracy. ca. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (BMC 208) Syracuse. Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm. (BMC 346) Provenance: James Corones private collection, Maryland, acquired in the 1990s.

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$1,000 - $1,500


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GROUP OF 26 UNSORTED GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE COINS Hellenistic - Roman Period, 3rd century BC - 4th century AD Lot No: 463 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Bronze

Mixed group of ancient Greek coins, varied state, all identified in envelopes. Provenance: James Corones private collection, Maryland, acquired in the 1990s.

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$1,200 - $1,800


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GROUP OF 15 UNSORTED GREEK BRONZE COINS Hellenistic Period, 332 BC - 1st century AD Lot No: 465 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Greek Bronze

Mixed group of ancient Greek coins, varied state, all identified in envelopes. Provenance: James Corones private collection, Maryland, acquired in the 1990s.

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$1,050 - $1,575


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GROUP OF 37 ROMAN PROVINCIAL BRONZE COINS Mixed periods, 2nd century BC - 3rd century AD Lot No: 467 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Roman Provincial Bronze

An unsorted group of various Roman Mediterranean bronze issue from a large variety of locations. Provenance: James Corones private collection, Maryland, acquired in the 1990s.

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$740 - $1,110


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AFRICAN IRON SLAVE SHACKLES mid 18th century Lot No: 469 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

American Length: 11 3/4 in (29.8 cm) Iron

These wrought iron slave shackles were likely crafted in Africa rather than Europe because they are relatively cumbersome to close and open. Europeans would have instead closed the shackles with a padlock. The size of the shackle loops indicate they were used on arms rather than legs to restrain enslaved people aboard ships crossing the Atlantic from Africa to the Americas during the Middle Passage. For a very similar example, see: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Cuture, #2.a & 2.b. Provenance: Caroline and Marshall Mount Collection of African art, thereafter gifted to his son Christopher. The Caroline and Marshall Mount Collection of African art includes religious, political, and ancestral art and artifacts, objects used in celebrations and others of utilitarian purpose. Work from the collection was exhibited at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery October 18, 2007–February 28, 2008, entitled: Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection. Works were also exhibited in "African art from New Jersey collections" held at the Montclair Art Museum, January 30-April 10, 1983.

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$10,000 - $15,000


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1635 GEORGE WITHER, "MYTHOLOGY AND FABLE" ca. 1635 Lot No: 471 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

European Height: 11 3/4 in (30 cm) , Width: 7 3/4 in (19.6 cm) Paper, ink

1635 George Wither, "Mythology and Fable", , ca. 1635: Medium: Paper, ink Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, NJ, acquired in the 1980s.

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$200 - $300


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AUCTION CATALOGUES Lot No: 473 Culture: Dimensions: Medium:

Paper

Antiquities Catalogues Christie's, London, December 11, 1996 Christie's, South Kensington, May 14-15, 2002 Christie's, New York, June 12, 2002 Christie's, New York, December 11, 2014 Christie's, New York, December 9, 2015, Sotheby's, New York, May 19, 1987 Sotheby's, London, December 19, 1993 Sotheby's, London, November 5, 2002 Sotheby's, New York, December 9, 2003 Sotheby's, New York, December 7, 2005 Bonhams, London, October 23, 2012 Bonhams, London, April 16, 2015 Bonhams, London, September 30, 2015 Bonhams, London, July 7, 2016 Islamic, Asian Art & Chinese Bronze auction catalogs Sotheby's, New York, December 9, 1980 Sotheby's, London, April 26, 1982 Christie's, London, November 11, 1985 Christie's, Amsterdam, December 11, 1986 Christie's, New York, September 18, 1997 Christie's, New York, September 20, 2002 Christie's, New York, September 19, 2009 Christie's, New York, March 19, 2013 Provenance: N/A

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$300 - $450


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