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Antiquities - General

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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Large 'King Nebuchadnezzar the Great' Brick from the Wall of Babylon
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Large 'King Nebuchadnezzar the Great' Brick from the Wall of Babylon
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,200- £1,700
£55015 Bids
'The Purbeck' Medieval Gold Ring with Ruby
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
'The Purbeck' Medieval Gold Ring with Ruby
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£2606 Bids
Sumerian Fish Amulet
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Sumerian Fish Amulet
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £50- £70
£554 Bids
Viking Age Silver Gripping Beast Pendant
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Viking Age Silver Gripping Beast Pendant
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£554 Bids
*ENSEMBLE
Feb 07, 9:30 AM CET
*ENSEMBLE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €400- €800
€4004 Bids
Viking Age Bracelet Group
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
Viking Age Bracelet Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £60- £80
£253 Bids
Ur III Cuneiform Tablet Fragment
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Ur III Cuneiform Tablet Fragment
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£252 Bids
Bactrian Manuscript of an Order to Meyam's Servant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Bactrian Manuscript of an Order to Meyam's Servant
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£152 Bids
Viking Age Coiled Bracelet Pair
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
Viking Age Coiled Bracelet Pair
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£51 Bid
Western Asiatic Bronze Bowl
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Bronze Bowl
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £100- £140
£51 Bid
ANCIENT Canaanite Bronze Baal Figure wearing Earring c.2000 BC.
Feb 05, 11:00 AM EST
ANCIENT Canaanite Bronze Baal Figure wearing Earring c.2000 BC.
by Palmyra Heritage Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3001 Bid
Western Asiatic Trans Jordan Redware Burnished Jar
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Trans Jordan Redware Burnished Jar
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£51 Bid
Old Babylonian Erotic Clay Plaque
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Old Babylonian Erotic Clay Plaque
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £180- £240
£1801 Bid
*BAGUE
Feb 07, 9:30 AM CET
*BAGUE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €1,500- €1,800
€1,5001 Bid
Tudor Gold '+Amor Vincit' Decorated Posy Ring
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Tudor Gold '+Amor Vincit' Decorated Posy Ring
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£51 Bid
Medieval Book of Exodus Bible Page
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
Medieval Book of Exodus Bible Page
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £60- £80
£51 Bid
Post Medieval Large Tile with Virgin and Child Scene
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Post Medieval Large Tile with Virgin and Child Scene
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,400
£9001 Bid
Western Asiatic Copper Bracelet with Animal Terminals
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Copper Bracelet with Animal Terminals
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £100- £140
£51 Bid
Post Medieval Gold 'Let This Vs Tie Vntil We Die' Posy Ring
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Post Medieval Gold 'Let This Vs Tie Vntil We Die' Posy Ring
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£51 Bid
Western Asiatic Gold Bead Collection
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Gold Bead Collection
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£4401 Bid
Amlash Ring Collection
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Amlash Ring Collection
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £40- £60
£51 Bid
Achaemenid Faience and Other Bead Necklace
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Achaemenid Faience and Other Bead Necklace
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £50- £70
£51 Bid
Western Asiatic Cuneiform Tablet
Feb 21, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Cuneiform Tablet
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£51 Bid
Western Asiatic Cuneiform Tablet Fragment Group
Feb 22, 10:00 AM GMT
Western Asiatic Cuneiform Tablet Fragment Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £50- £70
£51 Bid

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Palmyra Heritage Gallery

Setdart Auction House

Setdart Auction House