Ancient Art Antiquities

9596. SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. c. 2nd millennium BC. The cloak pin with central attachment hole and knobbed head. 7.6 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Bermans Auction, NJ August, 1959.

Provenance: A private American collection. Acquired by the current owner while living in Japan in the early 1960s.

Provenance: Imported into the US c. 2004. Stopped, inspected and cleared by US customs. Thus legally in the United States.

$125,000 negotiable for the collection. Individual items as priced.

$125 apiece (ONLY A FEW OF THE BEST LEFT).

8862. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, 17th century. Hand painted scene depicting the beheading of John. 6 x 7. Tempera and gesso on wood panel with slot for anti-warp cleat now missing. An early example.

10027B. IRIS NEVINS ORIGINAL HAND MARBLED FLOWER, Late 20th century. Creative use of the traditional book marbling technique to produce the image of an exotic flower on a marbled background. 11 x 14 inches. Iris Nevins is an internationally known marbler.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1950s.

Provenance: A private NJ collection. Gift of Iris Nevins.

Provenance: The collection of a New York City artist and entertainer. Purchased at a New York art auction in the 1980s.

8228. FINE STYLE PTOLEMAIC HEAD OF HARPOCRATES. Egypt, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The God wearing a princes side-lock, his finger to his mouth in the customary pose. 2.

10962. UNKNOWN ARTIST, NARCISIE, c. mid 20th century. Original pencil drawing of the Greek God Narcissus holding a mirror. 13 x 15.5 inches. Paper rough on the right side. Signed RSZ. Clearer contrast than the rather washed out photo.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer April, 1999.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2000.

Price for the collection negotiable.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner at a New Jersey estate auction in the 1950s.

THE EMERITUS COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES. ~750 pieces, very little duplication, a lot of great examples of different types of items. Includes a world class collection of ancient oil lamps with one or more of just about every type one can find in the references, several hundred in all including bronze lamps, gladiator and erotic and other figural lamps, North African red ware, rare Biblical types with multiple spouts, as well as most Greek and Holy Land types. Also half a dozen large amphorae, legionary tiles, weights, gaming tokens, spear points, tools, a good selection of different types of Roman glass including a Janus face vial and a date flask, and all sorts of other interesting stuff. Very little duplication. An excellent collection now available at deep wholesale.

7317. UNUSUAL LARGE COPTIC TERRA COTTA HEAD OF A MAN, Egypt, c. 4th-6th century AD. With stylized features and short beard indicated by incised semicircles. 3 inches. Rare!

9592. EARLY SYRIAN BRONZE CLOAK PIN. c. 3rd millennium BC. The cloak pin with flat beaten disk and curled head but without a central attachment hole. 8.25 inches. These pins were used to fasten and ornament garments and also doubled as weapons for personal protection. A very early example.

8301. BEAUTIFUL ROMAN BRONZE ATTACHMENT, c. 1st-3rd century. Fruit and floral design. Beautiful patina. 2.2.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Bermans Auction, NJ August, 1959.

Provenance: The collection of a New York City artist and entertainer. Purchased at a New York art auction in the 1980s.

BYZANTINE, MEDIEVAL & EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

Price for the collection negotiable. Individual drawings as priced.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1959.

Provenance: From the American estate of an old Hungarian collection formed in the 1960s.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

9836. ILLUMINATED PERSIAN MINIATURE LEAF, c. 17th-18th century. Hunting scene with nobles on horseback chasing deer and lions, a lion attacking an elephant, the verso covered with calligraphy. 3.5 x 5.5 inches.

Provenance The Emeritus collection. The collection of a university vice president purchased from US dealers over many years up through the 1980s. ClickThe Emeritus Collectionto view the collection.

Provenance: A private North Eastern collection. Acquired at Bermans Auction House, NJ, c. 1999.

FREE WITH PURCHASE OF ANOTHER ART WORK.

9318. ORIGINAL JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON SILK, c. early 20th century. The painting of pink peonies with a butterfly, signed in calligraphy and seal stamped. 9.5 x 12 in nice gold leaf frame.

Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Egyptologist active in the early 20th century by descent. Brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased at Dawsons Auction House, Morris Plains, NJ c. 2004.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer November, 1959.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer February, 1959.

After 33 years in the business Im gradually retiring. Prices on these items will be progressively reduced until everything sells. Reasonable offers welcome.

Items Available Individually or in Listed Groups or Make Your Own Group

9319. ORIGINAL JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON SILK, c. early 20th century. The painting of camelias and cherry blossoms, signed in calligraphy and seal stamped. 9.5 x 12 in nice gold leaf frame.

S285. INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY IDOLS, c. 3rd millennium BC. Rare busts of the Great Mother fertility goddess with nice detail from the early civilizations of the Indus Valley. Size averages 1.5 x 2 inches. These sell for up to $350 elsewhere. Your pick. Specify row and column.Xindicates the piece is SOLD.

Provenance: A private American collection. Purchased from a US antiquities dealer October, 2000.

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