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Artifacts Auction #21: Discovery Auction

by Ancient Resource LLC


229 lots with images

June 29, 2013

Live Auction

3715 Market Street Suite 205

Glendale, CA, 91208 USA

Phone: (818) 425-9633

Fax: (818) 248-5959

Email: gabriel@ancientresource.com

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A Cypriot bi-chrome plate

Lot 1: A Cypriot bi-chrome plate

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Description: A Cypriot bi-chrome plate, c.1,000 - 800 BC, with low, raised foot  Handles Pinched into triangular shape and the dish tapering down to the foot. H: 1 7/10" (4.3 cm), D: 4 3/5" (11.7 cm). Restoration to parts of the lip. Ex English Private Collection.

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2 bronze armlets or chokers, Western Asia

Lot 1A: 2 bronze armlets or chokers, Western Asia

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Description: A pair of bronze armlets or chokers, Western Asia, 1st millennium BC, both composed of thick wire with a simple clasp fastener, one with decorative bands of tightly wrapped thin wire. Both are intact with encrustation. The large with red collection numbers. Largest measures 4 1/4" (10.8 cm) in width. Ex New England museum (De-Accession).

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4 Roman bronze brooches, 2nd-3rd Century AD

Lot 1C: 4 Roman bronze brooches, 2nd-3rd Century AD

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Description: A lot of 4 Roman bronze brooches, 2nd - 3rd Century AD, including a knee brooch and three open-work types. Each is intact with original pin. Largest 42mm in length. A very nice group! Ex. Ohio Collection

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Group of mixed Roman bronze brooches

Lot 1D: Group of mixed Roman bronze brooches

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Description: A group of mixed Roman bronze brooches, 1st - 3rd Century AD. The group includes a 1st Century bow fibula, a 2nd Century plate brooch and a pair of open-work types from the 2nd - 3rd Century. Largest 60mm in length. Each is intact with original pin.Ex. Ohio Collection

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2 miniature Greek votive vessels, Magnia Graecia

Lot 1F: 2 miniature Greek votive vessels, Magnia Graecia

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Description: A pair of miniature Greek votive vessels, Magnia Graecia, 4th - 3rd Century BC, one a skyphos and the other a single-handled cup. The skyphos is decorated with banding and vertical lines in a dark slip, the cup with red and brown slip on the inside. W: 2" (5 cm) & 2 5/8" (3.9 cm). Both intact and quite charming! Ex Seabys

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A group of 2 Roman bone carvings

Lot 1G: A group of 2 Roman bone carvings

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Description: A group of 2 Roman bone carvings, c. 1st-3rd Century AD. The first a fragment of a carving of a robed female showing her upper and lower body, H:8.5 cm, W:4.2 cm, missing her head and one leg. The second the head and upper body of a female, H:5.6 cm, W:2.5 cm. Ex property from the 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.

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A group of 2 Vincan terracotta figures

Lot 1H: A group of 2 Vincan terracotta figures

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Description: A group of 2 Vincan terracotta figures, c. 5500-4500 BC. The first a small figure of a female, H: 8.7 cm. The second a female body fragment with circular design on the lower half, H: 6.5 cm. Ex property from the 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.

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Lot of 10 silver bracelets, Western Asia

Lot 1J: Lot of 10 silver bracelets, Western Asia

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Description: A lot of 10 silver bracelets, Western Asia, 1st Millennium BC, some partial. Silver bracelets such as these were also used as a form of currency. One with snake head terminals, others of thick wire. Cleaned to bare metal, red collection numbers. Ex New England museum (De-Accession).

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Greek one handled vessel with an ovoid body

Lot 2: Greek one handled vessel with an ovoid body

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Description: A Greek one handled vessel with an ovoid body tapering down to the foot, H: 2 3/4" (7 cm) . Ex English Private Collection.

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Greek single-handled cup

Lot 3: Greek single-handled cup

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Description: A Greek single-handled cup with horizontal handle stemming from the lip and the body tapering down to the foot, H: 1 1/2" (3.8 cm), D: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). Ex English Private Collection.

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A Greek skyphos, Magna Graecia

Lot 4: A Greek skyphos, Magna Graecia

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Description: A Greek skyphos, Magna Graecia, 4th C BC, decorated in orange and brown slip. One vertical and one horizontal handle, H: 2 7/10" (6.9 cm), D: 3 3/10" (8.4 cm). Interior and exterior areas of earthen deposits. A loss to the rim and a thin crack running from the rim to the middle of the body. Ex English Private Collection.

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Islamic terracotta lamp of raised conical form

Lot 5: Islamic terracotta lamp of raised conical form

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Description: A Unique Islamic terracotta lamp of raised conical form with ridged body, loop handle and protruding spout, 8th - 9th Century AD, H: 1 7/10" (4.3 cm), D: 2 2/5" (6 cm), L: 3 2/5" (8.7 cm). Ex English Private Collection.

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Syrio-Palestinian Christian type oil lamp

Lot 6: Syrio-Palestinian Christian type oil lamp

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Description: A Syrio-Palestinian Christian type oil lamp, 6th - 7th Century AD, with cross on the nozzle, ridges running vertically along the handle, and raised ovules circling the discus. Some remaining red paint. L: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm). Ex Philadelphia Private collection.

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An interesting Near Eastern hanging lamp

Lot 7: An interesting Near Eastern hanging lamp

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Description: An interesting Near Eastern hanging lamp, c. 18th - 19th Century, of heavy ceramic with thick flange around the body containing three suspension holes. The spout is tubular with lightly angled nozzle and the lamp sits on a well-turned ring foot. Intact, few small chips and signs of heavy use. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York.

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Central Asian creme buff jug with deeply incised decoration

Lot 8: Central Asian creme buff jug with deeply incised decoration

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Description: A nice Central Asian creme buff jug with deeply incised decoration, ca. 9th - 11th Century AD, with a single handle, tall necked mouth and a small spout. Intact and interesting. H: 5 3/8" (13.7 cm). Ex old English collection.

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Cypriot Iron Age, 1050-475 BC, bichrome bowl

Lot 9: Cypriot Iron Age, 1050-475 BC, bichrome bowl

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Description: A Cypriot Iron Age, 1050-475 BC, bichrome bowl with an out-turned rim and decorated with bands of red and brown slip circling the rim. H: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm), D: 4 3/10" (11 cm). Ex London Collection Formed in the 1970s.

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Cypriot one handled vessel with a nipple spout

Lot 10: Cypriot one handled vessel with a nipple spout

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Description: A Cypriot one handled vessel with a nipple spout protruding from the body. The neck slopes down to a ovoid body which then tapers to the base. Decorated with wide lines of black slip sloping down the neck to the body. H: 4 1/5" (10.6 cm). Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York.

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An Eastern Mediterranean alabaster vessel

Lot 11: An Eastern Mediterranean alabaster vessel

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Description: An Eastern Mediterranean alabaster vessel, 1st Millennium BC, with nicely incised bands of decoration and two drilled lug handles, H: 5 1/2" (13.9 cm), some losses to the top and heavy weathering on one side. Ex Charles Ryan collection, acquired in the early 20th century.

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A ancient Palestinian Oil Lamp

Lot 12: A ancient Palestinian Oil Lamp

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Description: A ancient Palestinian Oil Lamp, 4th-7th Century AD, with textured ribbing around the discus on a modern wooden stand. Dimensions not including stand, L: 3 9/10" (9.9 cm), D: 2" (5.2 cm). Includes note reading "This Authentic Ancient Oil Lamp, Symbol of Piety and Knowledge, Was Excavated From Ancient Palestine (Known Today as Southern Syria). Uniquely Designed of Terracotta. It Dates From the 4th to 7th Centuries A.D. A Useful Lighting Device For the Home, It Also Served the Ancient Christians During Their Religious Rites.". Ex Aladdin House, Ltd.; Property from the Collection of Marjorie and Charles Benton, Evanston, Illinois.

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A Roman yellow glass kohl tube

Lot 13: A Roman yellow glass kohl tube

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Description: A Roman yellow glass kohl tube, c. 3rd-4th century AD, with pontil mark on base, long square body and a short neck. Mouth is missing from the top of the neck. H: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Ex English Private Collection.

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A Roman yellow glass bottle

Lot 14: A Roman yellow glass bottle

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Description: A Roman yellow glass bottle,3rd - 4th Century AD, with folded and flattened rim, constricted neck and indented base. H: 3" (7.5 cm). Intact and probably used for oils or perfumes. Ex 19th century French collection, found in France in the 1880's.

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Roman Light Blue Candlestick Ungeuntarium

Lot 15: Roman Light Blue Candlestick Ungeuntarium

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Description: A Roman Light Blue Candlestick Ungeuntarium, 3rd-5th century AD, with a long tubular neck and retaining some iridescence, H: 5 7/10" (14.5 cm). Losses to the rim but otherwise intact. Ex Los Angeles Private Collection

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Roman Yellow glass long-necked teardrop vial

Lot 16: Roman Yellow glass long-necked teardrop vial

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Description: A Roman Yellow glass long-necked teardrop vial, 3rd-5th century AD, with a tall neck and retaining some iridescence, H: 5 9/10" (15 cm). Loss to the rim but otherwise intact. Ex Los Angeles Private Collection

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A lot of 2 Egyptian textile fragments

Lot 17: A lot of 2 Egyptian textile fragments

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Description: A lot of 2 Egyptian textile fragments. The first is a piece of mummy linen, Late Period, c. 664-30 BC, L: 7 3/10" (18.6 cm), W: 3 2/5"(8.7 cm). The second is a fragment of Coptic textile in blue and white, the blue in a decorative design, c. 5th-7th century AD, L: 12 2/5" (31.5 cm), W: 3 7/10" (9.4 cm). Ex Charles Ryan collection, UK, acquired in the early 20th century.

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Faience ushabi with inscription

Lot 18: Faience ushabi with inscription

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Description: A faience carved ushabti with hieroglyphic inscription on the front and back. The face is painted on with black paint and the inscriptions have also been filled with black paint. H: 3 1/5" (8.1 cm).

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A miniature green-glazed ushabti

Lot 19: A miniature green-glazed ushabti

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Description: A miniature green-glazed ushabti with a small loss at the front of the foot and small cracks, H: 2 1/10" (5.3 cm). Ex Victorian Collection near Essex, England.

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A miniature green-glazed ushabti

Lot 20: A miniature green-glazed ushabti

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Description: A miniature green-glazed ushabti with minor cracks, H: 1 4/5" (4.7 cm). Ex Victorian Collection near Essex, England.

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An Egyptian clay paw

Lot 21: An Egyptian clay paw

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Description: An Egyptian clay paw, probably a fragment from a figure of an animal. L: 3 1/2" (9 cm), H: 1 9/10" (4.8 cm), 3 1/7" (8 cm).

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European bronze bell and lion-headed 'S' clip

Lot 22: European bronze bell and lion-headed 'S' clip

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Description: A European bronze bell and lion-headed 'S' clip, c. 14th - 16th Century, both with nice detail and attractive patination. Clip length 1 3/8" (4.1 cm). Ex Los Angeles Private Collection.

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Grand Tour Roman-style bronze lamp in the form of a sandal

Lot 23: Grand Tour Roman-style bronze lamp in the form of a sandal

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Description: A nice Grand Tour Roman-style bronze lamp in the form of a sandal, late 19th Century, nicely modeled with what appears to be either a winged phallus or stylized bird on the back of the fill-hole. L: 6 3/4" (17.1 cm). Intact with attractive patination. Ex property from the 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.

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Grand Tour bronze Roman-style oil lamp

Lot 24: Grand Tour bronze Roman-style oil lamp

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Description: A Grand Tour bronze Roman-style oil lamp, late 19th Century, the body and nozzle faithfully representing 1st Century Roman style, at back, a curved handle is attached with round profile, at the end, an applique in the form of a winged bust of a bearded man. L: 4 3/4" (12.1 cm); H: 7.6 cm). Intact with attractive patination. Ex property from the 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.

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Ban Chiang Bi-Valve mold for an adze

Lot 25: Ban Chiang Bi-Valve mold for an adze

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Description: A Ban Chiang Bi-Valve mold for an adze, c. 4th - 2nd Century BC, the blade of the axe almost round with short attachment point. Each side of the mold measures about 5 7/8" x 4 1/4" x 2" (15 x 11.5 x 5.1 cm). Intact and quite interesting. Ex Southern California private collection.

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A gourd-shaped bottle from the Diquis area

Lot 26: A gourd-shaped bottle from the Diquis area

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Description: A small gourd-shaped bottle from the Diquis area of Costa Rica, c. AD 1250 - 1500, the sides of the body with rounded knobs, the shoulders decorated with bands of parallel lines in negative resist. H: 2 3/4" (7 cm). Minor chipping to the rim and with attractive age deposits. Ex Southern California private collection.

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A lot of 3 ancient bronze items

Lot 27: A lot of 3 ancient bronze items

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Description: A lot of 3 ancient bronze items including an applique, a broach and a buckle. The first piece is a Roman bronze applique with two dolphins, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, L: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm). The second piece is a Roman pennanular broach, c. 4th - 5th Century AD, Dia: 1 1/8" (2.8 cm). The last piece is a Roman knobbed buckle with tongue, c. 2nd - 4th Century AD, Dia: 1 1/2" (3.8 cm). Each is intact.

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A pair of Roman bronze phallic amulets

Lot 28: A pair of Roman bronze phallic amulets

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Description: A pair of Roman bronze phallic amulets, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, the first with widely spaced balls and a small suspension loop, L: 1 1/4" (3.2 cm). The second with compact balls, the separation incised with lines, and a large suspension loop with signs of much wear, L: 1 1/4" (3.2 cm). Both nicely preserved.

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Near Eastern bronze bracelet with domed terminals

Lot 29: Near Eastern bronze bracelet with domed terminals

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Description: A Near Eastern bronze bracelet with domed terminals, c. 1st Millennium BC, the body round and even with grooves evenly spaced around the outside. Intact with some light pitting. A sliding ring still present. Dia: 3 1/2" (5.9 cm). Ex-Southern California collection.

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A group of Roman bronze objects

Lot 30: A group of Roman bronze objects

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Description: A group of Roman bronze objects. Lot includes two bronze appliques, 1st - 3rd Century AD, a stylus and four other miscellaneous pieces. Largest 5 1/8" (13 cm) in length. Southern California collection.

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A nice antique kantharos-type cup

Lot 31: A nice antique kantharos-type cup

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Description: A nice antique kantharos-type cup, 19th Century, the handles in the form of stylized dragons. Intact with attractive patination. W: 8 3/4" (22.2 cm). Ex English private collection.

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A group of 4 terracotta objects

Lot 32: A group of 4 terracotta objects

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Description: A group of 4 terracotta objects. Lot includes a small Graeco-Roman votive dish, a pair of stylized Etruscan votive breasts, and the base of an amphora. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970.

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Roman bronze base for a furniture leg

Lot 33: Roman bronze base for a furniture leg

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Description: A Roman bronze base for a furniture leg, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, nicely turned with incised lines and grooves. Intact with some encrustation. H: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm).

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Greek terracotta heads found in London

Lot 34: Greek terracotta heads found in London

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Description: A pair of Greek terracotta heads found in London. The first originated in Ptolemaic Egypt, c. 3rd - 2nd Century BC and depicts the head of a woman, H: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm), the second is weathered and depicts the face of a woman, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC, H: 2 3/8" (6 cm). Both mounted on stands. Ex Thomas Cotterill collection, UK, acquired in the 19th Century with collection numbers. Interesting that these heads were found in London.

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A terracotta ushabti, Late Period

Lot 35: A terracotta ushabti, Late Period

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Description: A terracotta ushabti, Late Period, c. 664 - 30 BC, mummiform, wearing tripartite headdress, arms crossed over chest, hands holding implements. L: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm). Intact with remains of dressing. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970.

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Roman lead eagle and a pair of lead caps

Lot 36: Roman lead eagle and a pair of lead caps

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Description: A Roman lead eagle and a pair of lead caps, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD. The eagle is cast with details on both sides and is intact with a tan patina, L: 1 1/2" (3.8 cm). The two caps seem to have come from flasks, one still retaining the loops used to ties them on. Ex old English collection.

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A pair of bowls - one terracotta the other bronze

Lot 37: A pair of bowls - one terracotta the other bronze

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Description: A pair of bowls - one terracotta the other bronze. The bronze bowl is Roman, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD, and looking to have been from a chalice, as there are remains of an attachment on the bottom. Base with hole and slight disfigurement, H: 2" (5.1 cm); Dia: 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). The terracotta bowl with some damage and dating to the 2nd Millennium BC, Dia: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970.

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A pair of pendants and a pair of plaques

Lot 38: A pair of pendants and a pair of plaques

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Description: A pair of pendants and a pair of plaques. Lot includes two silver pendants, one, with acanthus leaves surrounding a raised boss, Dia: 1 3/4" (4.4cm), and another with a central male bust with two suspension loops, Dia: 1 3/4" (4.3cm). Also included a pair of 19th Century oval bronze plaques, one with the head of Julius Caesar and the other with the head of Octavian (Augustus), both 56 x 43 mm, each with old collection numbers on the back. A nice mixed group!

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A fragment of Roman marble floor tile and jar handle

Lot 39: A fragment of Roman marble floor tile and jar handle

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Description: A fragment of Roman marble floor tile and jar handle. The marble floor tile fragment, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, is from Ephesus, collected in the 1940's. Deep green-black and white swirled color. 3 3/4" x 3" (9.5 x 7.6 cm). The jar handle is from Dura-Europos (Syria), c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD, L: 6 1/2" (16.6 cm). Both with old collection labels and from an antique collection of curiosities.

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A lot of Greek and Roman terracotta lamps

Lot 40: A lot of Greek and Roman terracotta lamps

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Description: A lot of Greek and Roman terracotta lamps. The first is a nice Roman double-spouted lamp from Egypt, early 2nd Century AD, with triangular protrusions on the sides and loop handle, L: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm); the second is another Egyptian lamp, c. 1st Century BC, with handle to side and palm handle, L: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm); the last is a small Greek lamp, black-slipped, with round body and strap handle, c. 4th - 3rd Century BC, L: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm). A nice mixed group! Ex old English private collection.

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A pair of Greek terracotta female heads

Lot 41: A pair of Greek terracotta female heads

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Description: A pair of Greek terracotta female heads, 5th - 4th Century BC, one nicely detailed and wearing a stephane, both nicely mounted on custom stands. Largest measures 3" (7.6 cm). Ex Parisian private collection, acquired in the 1960's.

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An alabaster lid to a cosmetic jar

Lot 42: An alabaster lid to a cosmetic jar

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Description: An alabaster lid to a cosmetic jar, New Kingdom, c. 1570 - 1075 BC, nicely carved and semi-translucent. Dia: 2 3/4" (6.9 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970.

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A lot of 2 bronze heads of Buddha, Thailand

Lot 43: A lot of 2 bronze heads of Buddha, Thailand

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Description: A lot of 2 bronze heads of Buddha, Thailand, 16th - 18th Century. A mix of styles and all with nice patinas. One with losses to flame at top of ushnisha. Heights from 2 1/2" (3.8 cm) to 2 1/8" (5.4 cm). Each mounted on a base.

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