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Greek, Roman & Egyptian Antiquities

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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STONE AGE POLISHED GODDESS IDOL
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
STONE AGE POLISHED GODDESS IDOL
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£30012 Bids
MESOPOTAMIAN AMETHYST CYLINDER SEAL WITH BEARDED GOD
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
MESOPOTAMIAN AMETHYST CYLINDER SEAL WITH BEARDED GOD
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £500- £700
£9512 Bids
SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM FOUNDATION CONE FROM LAGASH DURING THE REIGN OF GUDEA
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM FOUNDATION CONE FROM LAGASH DURING THE REIGN OF GUDEA
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£15010 Bids
SUMERIAN LIPIT-ISHTAR OF ISIN CUNEIFORM FOUNDATION CONE
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
SUMERIAN LIPIT-ISHTAR OF ISIN CUNEIFORM FOUNDATION CONE
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£709 Bids
AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH WORSHIP SCENE
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH WORSHIP SCENE
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£607 Bids
ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH THEATRE SCENE
Jun 05, 12:00 PM BST
ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH THEATRE SCENE
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£507 Bids
FOOT OF AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY
Jun 05, 12:00 PM BST
FOOT OF AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£1106 Bids
WESTERN ASIATIC STONE EYE IDOL
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
WESTERN ASIATIC STONE EYE IDOL
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£955 Bids
BYZANTINE LIMESTONE MORTAR WITH FACES AND LATER DEDICATION
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
BYZANTINE LIMESTONE MORTAR WITH FACES AND LATER DEDICATION
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,200- £1,700
£1105 Bids
10 DUG EGYPTIAN FAIENCE FIGURE LOT
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
10 DUG EGYPTIAN FAIENCE FIGURE LOT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1405 Bids
WESTERN ASIATIC ANATOLIAN KUSURA TYPE MARBLE IDOL
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
WESTERN ASIATIC ANATOLIAN KUSURA TYPE MARBLE IDOL
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£604 Bids
CHINESE NEOLITHIC BEAD NECKLACE
Jun 07, 12:00 PM BST
CHINESE NEOLITHIC BEAD NECKLACE
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£304 Bids
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£304 Bids
UR III TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLET FRAGMENT CONCERNING FIELD DIVISIONS
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
UR III TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM TABLET FRAGMENT CONCERNING FIELD DIVISIONS
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £60- £80
£904 Bids
ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
Jun 05, 12:00 PM BST
ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £60- £80
£254 Bids
POST MEDIEVAL BRONZE STATUE OF NIKE
Jun 07, 12:00 PM BST
POST MEDIEVAL BRONZE STATUE OF NIKE
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£554 Bids
MEDIEVAL PAIR OF ENGLISH LIMESTONE CORBELS
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
MEDIEVAL PAIR OF ENGLISH LIMESTONE CORBELS
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £800- £1,000
£2204 Bids
BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH KING AND BULL-MEN
Jun 04, 12:00 PM BST
BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH KING AND BULL-MEN
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£454 Bids
IRON AGE CELTIBERIAN BRONZE IDOL
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
IRON AGE CELTIBERIAN BRONZE IDOL
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £100- £140
£203 Bids
GREEK TERRACOTTA ATTIC BLACK FIGURE VESSEL FRAGMENT GROUP
Jun 05, 12:00 PM BST
GREEK TERRACOTTA ATTIC BLACK FIGURE VESSEL FRAGMENT GROUP
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£153 Bids
WESTERN ASIATIC TERRACOTTA CUP WITH CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTION
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
WESTERN ASIATIC TERRACOTTA CUP WITH CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTION
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £150- £200
£53 Bids
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £150- £200
£253 Bids
ROMANO-EGYPTIAN SILVER RING WITH BASTET AND KITTENS
Jun 05, 12:00 PM BST
ROMANO-EGYPTIAN SILVER RING WITH BASTET AND KITTENS
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£2003 Bids
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
Jun 06, 12:00 PM BST
MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM TABLET
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £100- £140
£253 Bids

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