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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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Collection of Roman glasses.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Collection of Roman glasses.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €120- €150
€1302 Bids
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An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
by Bonhams
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,5001 Bid
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A Bronze Age gold and carnelian toggle pin
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Bronze Age gold and carnelian toggle pin
by Bonhams
Est: £800- £1,200
£8001 Bid
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A Neo-Babylonian clay dedicatory cuneiform cone
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Neo-Babylonian clay dedicatory cuneiform cone
by Bonhams
Est: £1,200- £1,500
£1,2001 Bid
Fine roman beaker of transluscent light blue glass.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Fine roman beaker of transluscent light blue glass.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €120- €150
€1201 Bid
Bronze figure of Buddha.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Bronze figure of Buddha.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €120- €150
€1201 Bid
Two opossum figures.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Two opossum figures.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €120- €150
€1201 Bid
Collection of massive silver bangles of different Turkmen tribes.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Collection of massive silver bangles of different Turkmen tribes.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €440- €550
€4251 Bid
Collection of a silver heart-shaped pendants.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Collection of a silver heart-shaped pendants.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €400- €500
€4001 Bid
Roman transport amphora Forlimpopoli.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Roman transport amphora Forlimpopoli.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €160- €200
€1601 Bid
Two Attic black-figure lekythoi.
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CET
Two Attic black-figure lekythoi.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €400- €500
€4001 Bid
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A Coptic Wood comb
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Coptic Wood comb
by Bonhams
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids
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An Anatolian marble schematic idol
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Anatolian marble schematic idol
by Bonhams
Est: £6,000- £8,000
£6,0000 Bids
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Three Anatolian marble idols 3
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Three Anatolian marble idols 3
by Bonhams
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,5000 Bids
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A large Anatolian marble idol
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A large Anatolian marble idol
by Bonhams
Est: £8,000- £12,000
£8,0000 Bids
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An Anatolian marble idol
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Anatolian marble idol
by Bonhams
Est: £3,000- £5,000
£3,0000 Bids
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An Anatolian marble idol
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Anatolian marble idol
by Bonhams
Est: £1,200- £1,800
£1,2000 Bids
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A Near Eastern marble mouflon
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Near Eastern marble mouflon
by Bonhams
Est: £5,000- £7,000
£5,0000 Bids
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A Bactrian white stone idol of a bird man
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Bactrian white stone idol of a bird man
by Bonhams
Est: £8,000- £12,000
£8,0000 Bids
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An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
by Bonhams
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0000 Bids
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An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
An Old Babylonian haematite cylinder seal
by Bonhams
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,5000 Bids
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A Neo-Babylonian chalcedony cylinder seal
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
A Neo-Babylonian chalcedony cylinder seal
by Bonhams
Est: £1,200- £1,500
£1,2000 Bids
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Six Mesopotamian cylinder seals 6
Dec 07, 12:00 PM GMT
Six Mesopotamian cylinder seals 6
by Bonhams
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Antiquities - General


Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH

Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH

Bonhams

Bonhams

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HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

Casa d'Aste Babuino

Casa d'Aste Babuino