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Mere reference to the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean conjures a fantastical and often exotic existence, from the opulence of the Egyptian pharaohs to the Imperial portraiture of ancient Rome. Collecting objects and artifacts from these cultures encourages both the preservation of this history and the collector's role in it.

The ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome combined spread across several millennia, from the rise of Egypt's Old Kingdom in the 27th century B.C. to the fall of the Roman Empire in the 4th century A.D. Over these expansive eras, artists and artisans from all three cultures shared in a rich visual artistic tradition, conjuring painted and sculptural forms that oscillated between realistic and abstract figural forms. The Egyptians thrived on a highly stylized treatment of the human body, while the Greeks, and subsequently the Romans, sought an increasingly idealized approach to the figure.

At the same time, these cultures advanced the field of luxury arts. From elegant adornments, such as hammered gold jewels, to elegant cast bronze mirrors and smaller decorative objects, the artists of these ancient Mediterranean cultures thrived on innovation and advancing the modes of artistic representation, some of which we can still find echoed in designs today.

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Cypriot Red Polished Ware Vessel Group
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypriot Red Polished Ware Vessel Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£19018 Bids
Heavy Cypriot Pottery Brazier
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Heavy Cypriot Pottery Brazier
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,400
£24018 Bids
Western Asiatic Pottery Bowl with Two Idols
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Western Asiatic Pottery Bowl with Two Idols
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£18018 Bids
Western Asiatic Terracotta Idol Collection
Mar 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Western Asiatic Terracotta Idol Collection
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£13014 Bids
Cypriot Red Polished Ware Jar Group
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypriot Red Polished Ware Jar Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£12013 Bids
Cypriot White-Slip Ware Tankard
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypriot White-Slip Ware Tankard
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £800- £1,000
£12013 Bids
Medieval Marble Capital with Winged Demon
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Medieval Marble Capital with Winged Demon
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£18012 Bids
Large Syro-Hittite Terracotta Goddess Idol
Mar 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Large Syro-Hittite Terracotta Goddess Idol
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£9012 Bids
Persian Terracotta Votive Group
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Persian Terracotta Votive Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £800- £1,000
£8011 Bids
Chalcolithic Terracotta Female Figure
Mar 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Chalcolithic Terracotta Female Figure
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£8510 Bids
Elamite Segmented and Decorated Schist Vessel
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Elamite Segmented and Decorated Schist Vessel
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£859 Bids
Medieval Bifolium from a Dismembered Psalter
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Medieval Bifolium from a Dismembered Psalter
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,400
£1708 Bids
Cypriot Red Polished Ware Zoomorphic Jug Group
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypriot Red Polished Ware Zoomorphic Jug Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£657 Bids
Cypro-Archaic Terracotta Bird Askos
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypro-Archaic Terracotta Bird Askos
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£1207 Bids
Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£757 Bids
Parthian Bronze Bestial Figure
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Parthian Bronze Bestial Figure
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£557 Bids
Western Asiatic Bronze Rhyton Bull Head
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Western Asiatic Bronze Rhyton Bull Head
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£557 Bids
Viking Age Scandinavian Gold Filigree Pendant with Terslev Motif
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Viking Age Scandinavian Gold Filigree Pendant with Terslev Motif
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £3,000- £4,000
£1207 Bids
Viking Age Scandinavian Silver Filigree Pendant with Garnet
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Viking Age Scandinavian Silver Filigree Pendant with Garnet
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£1907 Bids
Red Polished Black Top Ware 'Tulip' Bowl with Animals
Mar 06, 12:00 PM GMT
Red Polished Black Top Ware 'Tulip' Bowl with Animals
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£707 Bids
Seljuk Gold Ring with Inscription
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Seljuk Gold Ring with Inscription
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2606 Bids
Viking Age Scandinavian Silver Filigree Pendant
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Viking Age Scandinavian Silver Filigree Pendant
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,400
£305 Bids
Ethiopian Diptych Icon of the Virgin and Child with Angels and Saint George
Mar 08, 12:00 PM GMT
Ethiopian Diptych Icon of the Virgin and Child with Angels and Saint George
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£955 Bids
Cypro-Archaic Standing Limestone Male Scribe
Mar 05, 12:00 PM GMT
Cypro-Archaic Standing Limestone Male Scribe
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£704 Bids

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