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Sale 99

The July 8-9, 2017 Manuscript, Space, Collectibles & Stamp Auction


Antiquities
 
 
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Lot 434
Antique Asian High Karat Gold Lion Earrings. Likely of Chinese origin. Large hoop earrings of 20 kt yellow gold stylized lions. Beautifully decorated and well made. Superb condition. Weight 12.2 gr. Estimate Value $400 - 600
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Realized
$425
Lot 435
A Pharaoh's Trove of Loose Egyptian Mummy Beads. Lot of 920 grams of unstrung faience cylindrical and circular mummy small beads in a wide variety of colors, including ivory, teal, brown, rusty orange,and pale green. A real treasure trove for jeweler or antiquity collector alike. Estimate Value $500 - 600
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$1,500
Lot 436
Collection of 18 Ancient Beads. Mixed media batch of glass, quartz, and stone beads of diverse styles, sizes, and colors. All pierced and ready to be restrung. Estimate Value $200 - 350
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Lot 437
Ancient Egyptian Intaglio Ring. Earthy tan ancient intaglio with mirror lotus blossoms in modern, handmade, 14 karat, Egyptian style setting. Size 5½. Estimate Value $200 - 300
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Realized
$120
Lot 438
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Bronze Mouse Sarcophagus. Open at the front, this tiny coffin is crowned by a similarly sized figurine of a mouse, with mouth, nose, eyes, ears, legs, and tail clearly discernible. Intact without any evidence of repair, and encrusted with a mossy green patina. Size: 3¼ x 1½ x 1¾". Estimate Value $400 - 600
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Lot 439
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Bronze Osiris Figurine. Finely formed mummiform figure of Osiris, the Lord of the Underworld, wearing the characteristic Atef crown and false beard and holding crook and flail over his chest. A small loop at the back of the figure's neck may suggest that it was designed to be worn as an amulet. Attractive mossy green patina. Height: 4¾". Estimate Value $300 - 500
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$225
Lot 440
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Cedar Wood Funerary Mask. Lifesize funerary mask relief carved of imported cedar wood and unpainted. Deeply carved eyebrows and oversized eyes with extended outer canthus, prominent nose with deeply carved nostrils, and small mouth with lips subtlely upturned at the corners. Five perforations -- two in the forehead, two on either side of the nose, and one below the right corner of the mouth -- perhaps designed to facilitate attachment of additional features, such as a decorative headdress or wig, beard, etc. A handsome souvenir of pharaonic Egypt's twilight. Mounted on an attractive lucite stand. Height: 9½". Width: 5½". Estimate Value $500 - 700
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$384
Lot 441
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Funerary Mask. Oversized wooden mask of a woman carved in relief with polychrome details painted in gesso. Heavy black wig, characteristically feminine ivory skin, black eyebrows, oversized eyes outlined as though in kohl, with outer canthus dramatically extended nearly to the ears, and smallish mouth, lips upturned at corners and painted red. Perforations -- three in the upper portion of the wig and one in the right hand lappet of the wig, for dowels, only two of which remain in place. In very good condition, with some loss at the left and right, but still a remarkable example of late Egyptian funerary art. Mounted on a handsome black stand for display. Height: 12 ½"; Width: 12". Estimate Value $1,000 - 1,500
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Lot 442
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Matched Pair of Cartonnage Sandals. Sandals fashioned of cartonnage with oblong soles and polychrome painted details. Impractial for use in the real world, these were funerary offerings placed with the mummy inside the coffin and to be used by the deceased in the afterlife. Blue ground with ivory ribbons or sashes outlined in black. Some perforation and/or cracking, particularly along the edges. Length: Approx. 11" each. Estimate Value $500 - 700
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$425
Lot 443
Egyptian Late Period (664-332 B.C.) Ptah-Seker-Osiris Figure. Polychrome gesso over wood carved mummiform figure of Ptah-Seker-Osiris, lord of the Memphite necropolis. The deity, positioned upright, wears the double plumed crown, complete with solar disk and ram's horns over tripartite wig with red sash worn like a diadem tied at the back over a simple depiction of the Djed pillar. The face has been expertly restored and the hieroglyphic text strengthened. The figure's chest is ornamented with an elaborate pectoral necklace of multicolored beads, at at his shoulders are profile busts of Horus in falcon form surmounted by the sun disk. A column of hieroglyphs stretches vertically from the base of the pectoral to the toes and another runs down the figure's back from the base of the wig to the base. The figure of the funerary god is fitted with a peg into an elongated rectangular base, which bears a third hieroglyphic panel, this one stretching horizontally around the exterior walls of the base.We note some chipping at the corners of the base, but otherwise in excellent condition. Height of figurine: 21½". Size of base: 13" x 3 " x 2¼.

Face with large eyes outlined in black kohl, outer canthus extended to ears; eyebrows straight lines to ears
Nostrils and lips highlighted in red
Jawline emphasized with blue/black lines
Elaborate pectoral necklace with red, blue, and white components, including hanging lotus blooms
Profile bust of falcon god surmounted by sun disk over each shoulder - Re-horakhty?
Remainder of figure wrapping rendered in black
Below pectoral, central panel with hieroglyphic inscription
Back pillar with hieroglyphic inscription
Figurine fits into base with a vertical wooden tab extending down from the base of the feet that then fits into receptacle at the rear of the rectangular base
Rectangular base surrounded by a single register of hieroglyphic text; bands of patterned decoration above and below (alternating red, white/black/white, and blue rectangles)
Top of rectangular base, in front of mummy's feet - lattice design in red and black, with dots at center of diamonds; water damage here and on the front half of one of the long sides. Estimate Value $3,000 - 4,000
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$5,700
Lot 444
Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (323-31 B.C.) Fragment of a Cedar Wood Sarcophagus. Bottom portion of a cedar wood sarcophagus with polychrome surface decoration in gesso, all of which served to secure for the deceased access to the afterlife and perpetual sustenance. Over the feet of the deceased, a remnant of the top of the upper portion of the coffin preserves the bottom of a central hieroglyphic panel flanked by facing depictions of the jackal-headed god of mummification, Anubis. The rectangular footboard, which represents the bulk of this piece, bears a central representation of a funerary barque carrying Horus bookended by a pair of ankhs, each of which is flanked by was scepters. Dowels at the center and right face of the piece remain in place and intact. Despite some chipping to the painted gesso on the surface, this testament to the paramount importance of iconography in the funerary sphere of remains in fine condition. Displayed on a handsome black and lucite stand. Size: 20 x 9". Estimate Value $5,000 - 7,000
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$3,375
Lot 445
Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (323-31 B.C.) Three-Piece Cartonnage Set. Three-piece set includes chest, leg, and foot coverings with elaborate, polychrome painted details to surface. Chestpiece distinguished by its depiction of a colorful, elaborately beaded pectoral necklace over kneeling figure of Nut, her wings outspread in an iconic gesture of protection. Size: 13½ x 16¾". Rectangular leg covering features profile representations of four animal-headed deities. Size: 5¼ x 12¼". Foot covering bears a realistic depiction of the tanned feet of the deceased clad in white thong sandals, the solesof which are beatifully detailed. Size: 8 x 6½ x 4¼". Despite some cracking to the painted plaster and occasional perforations, this remarkable set remains in excellent condition. Estimate Value $5,000 - UP
Out of country of origin (Egypt) prior to 1972. Shipping and U.S. Department of Customs clearance documents available upon request.
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Realized
$3,125
Lot 446
Greco-Roman Hellenistic Period Gold Jewelry. Lot includes: 1. Plain gold hoop bracelet over bronze core. Broken but can be easily repaired. Diameter: 52 mm. Weight: 6.5 g. 2. Two matched pairs of delicate gold hoop earrings. One pair diameter: 15 mm; the other pair 11 mm. Total weight: 2.6 g. Estimate Value $1,000 - 1,300
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Lot 447
Greco-Roman, Gold Necklace. Delicate gold necklace of repousse beads in foliate designs. Exact date of origin uncertain. Sold "as is". Total weight, including string et al. is 16.8g. Estimate Value $800 - 1,000
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Realized
$844
Lot 448
Striking and Most Unusual Yellow Gold 24 Kt. Snake Ring. Outstanding 24 kt. gold snake ring in the style of Classical Greece ca. 400-300 B.C. Hand made in Athens, ca. 1965. Size: 8. Weight: 19.7 g. Estimate Value $1,300 - 1,500
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Lot 449
Ca. 4th Century B.C. Lot of Ancient Ornamental Items. Lot includes: 1. Four Greek silver loops, ca. 4th-2nd century BC. Two plain and two with incised decoration. Probably used as decorative elements. Weight: 54.7 g. 2. Three bronze bangle bracelets, ca. 4th century BC. Solid bronze bangle style bracelets, two with decorative zoomorphic terminations. Choice condition. Weight: 70.8 g. Estimate Value $300 - 400
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Realized
$192
Lot 450
Luristan Axe Blade. Pale green patina. Length: 5". Estimate Value $500 - 600
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Lot 451
Rare Scythian Gold Repoussé Ram Head, Circa 600 B.C. Stunning gold repousse head of a ram dating to the period immediately preceding the rise of the Achaemenid Dynasty in ancient Persia with characteristically stylized features. In excellent condition. Housed in a small protective lucite mount for display and protection. Head measures 35 x 24¼ mm. Estimate Value $1,000 - 1,500
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Realized
$656
Lot 452
Four Ancient Bronze Animal Figurines. Lot includes: 1. Persian pendant in the form of a stylized ibex, ca. 1000 BC. Fine green patina. Intact. Size: 45 x 20 mm. Weighs: 10.4 g. 2) Roman pendant in the form of a rooster, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD, with clear comb on head; loop attached on long neck. Attractive dark brown and red patina. Intact. Size: 40 x 34 mm. Weight: 15.7 g. 3. Bronze lion appliqué, head frontal, walking left, tail raised. Two of three original prongs remain on back, dark green patina. Size: 26 x 32 mm. Weight: 8.3 gm. 4. Feline form bronze pendant with a smooth finish. Size: 16 x 27 mm. Weight: 5.8 g. Estimate Value $350 - 400
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Realized
$252
Lot 453
Persian Amlash Robust Spearhead. Lanceolate blade with wide, rounded midrib, and set on a broad and thick squarish shaft with flaring protrusions and sharply tapered tang. Blade edges sharpened. Fine, with some moderate indication of use and a primarily pale green patina. Length: 20". Estimate Value $400 - 500
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Lot 454
Persian Amlash Short Spearhead, 1000-800 BC. Narrow lanceolate blade with wide, rounded midrib, and set on a broad and very thick, squarish shaft with flaring protrusions and sharply tapered tang. Blade edges well sharpened. Very fine, with moderate signs of use and a deep green to dark brown patina. Length: 14½". Estimate Value $250 - 400
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Realized
$263
Lot 455
Persian Blade. Pale green patina. Length: 20½". Estimate Value $400 - 500
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Lot 456
Lot of Three Ancient Signet Rings. Lot includes: 1. Sasanian silver signet ring, ca. 3rd-5th century AD. Ring cast with the engraved image of a priest walking right, reaching towards a fire altar; above altar, crescent; behind priest, palm tree. Wearable. Ring size: 5. Weight: 9.3 g. 2. Roman bronze signet ring, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. Inlaid carnelian bezel engraved with the image of a bird facing left. Intact and wearable, but slightly fragile around bezel. Ring size: 3. Weight: 2.7 g. 3. Roman bronze signet ring, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. Inlaid carnelian bezel engraved with the image of a stag recumbent left being attacked by a lion. Intact and wearable. Ring size: 5. Weight: 7 g. Estimate Value $500 - 600
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Realized
$360
Lot 457
Roman Near East, ca. 3rd-4th Century AD, Selection of Bronze Rings. Lot includes 16 signet rings, one signet seal, one bead, all bronze, plus two silver-based signet rings. The rings were cast with engraved designs on most of the bezels, including trees, an anchor, a scorpion, a bird, and one with the Greek letters "ZOH" and "KAΓA". The signet seal has a winged horse with foreleg raised and facing left. Varying ring sizes. Total weight: 91 gm. Estimate Value $400 - 500
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Realized
$275
Lot 458
Roman Near East, ca. 3rd-5th Century AD, Lot of Five Bronze Signet Rings. Lot includes five bronze signet rings, each with an oval bezel engraved with linear designs, including two with standing draped figures and another with what appears to be a winged creature. Varied ring sizes. Total weight: 19.7 g. Estimate Value $250 - 300
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$192
Lot 459
Ancient Decorative Bronze and Silver Items. Lot includes: 1. S-shaped bronze piece with gaping zoomorphic terminations. 2. Delicate bronze make-up or perfume applicator crowned with a tiny animal figure. Length: 7 mm. 3. Small bronze perfume bottle. Height: 48 mm. 4. Bronze piece cast with the image of birds. 5. Twelve lamp fragments fashioned of bronze and silver, including handles and decorative attachments. Total silver weight: 8.2 g. Total bronze weight: 281.2 g. Estimate Value $400 - 500
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Lot 460
Ca. 500 B.C. Nine Early Bronze Rings. Six decorative and three signet rings. Lot also includes a glass ring fragment. Various ring sizes. Total weight of bronze: 60 g. Estimate Value $300 - 400
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Realized
$180






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