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  • Ancient Terracotta Oenochoe (Wine Jug), Roman North Africa (3197A-UOM) $275

    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S. !

    Small wine jugs were made in the Roman North Africa territory called Africa Proconsulares and exported throughout the empire. Made and decorated with ribbing and a single handle on a potters wheel it was fired in a kiln.  Simple and unadorned functional objects called coarse wears were made everyday use and to make offerings to deities using inexpensive long-lasting materials.  Very good example of pouring vessels from ancient history throughout the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Burnished Juglet, Judea (1938QKM) $360

    H: 3”  Dia: 2.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This small juglet has a globular body, a round base, a very short neck, a wide mouth and short handles on each side. Like many other small Second Temple Period (circa 597-300BCE) pieces it is a functional item covered with a black slip and burnished. Small juglets like this “…were finished to a higher quality and were used for cosmetics and scented oils [and perfumes and ointments].” (Frank) This piece is intact, in good condition and a genuine piece from ancient history. There are two chips on the mouth rim, body dents, and burnish losses, all expected for its age and longer than two millennia old burial.


    Tom Frank, “Imagining the Past: Archeology and the Bible: a juglet to anoint,” September, 2014.

  • Ancient Bronze Mountain Goat Amulet, Iran, Luristan (1941BCE) $395

    H: 3″  W: 3.125″  D: 1.25″ | FREE SHIPPING

    In early culture to cast objects in bronze, Luristan artists made sophisticated and imaginative bronzes prized in the ancient world for their inventive designs and fine craftsmanship. They depicted local animals wherever they were, as a long horned goat like this was hunted and a major source of food for survival. This finely made standing figurine has a surprisingly detailed shaped head with long antlers, tall thin legs, large eyes and a slightly curved body and is mounted on a Lucite base.

  • Ancient Ceramic Snail Shaped Vessel, West Mexico, Jalisco (3290BLB) $435

    H: 4.75”  W: 2.75”  D: 1.75” | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    In ancient Mesoamerica snails signified birth, generation, and resurrection and were a source of spirituality.  The size and shape of his West Mexico Protoclassic (circa 200BCE – 200CE)  ceramic snail suggest it was made to hold liquids. Many early Jalisco ceramics were utilitarian and used for cooking, carrying water or storing seeds. Pieces like this with a wide large spout were often painted with designs that faded since they were not fired after painting. Urban centers in Colima Jalisco-Nayarit were abandoned for centuries, so utilitarian objects were rarely found whole and had to be assembled and restored. This piece is in very good condition with cracks and paint losses and may have expected repairs at its spout.

  • Ancient Earthenware Jarlet, Roman North Africa (3195A-DAE) $225

    H: 4.625”  Dia: 3.625″ | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    Earthenware pottery jarlets like this were made in ceramics center in Roman North Africa territories called Africa Proconsularis. They were made to hold liquids such as oils, perfumes, ointments or cosmetics . This small vessel was made with a potter’s wheel with decorated grooved ribbing etched on the surface and fired in a kiln. It is a good example of a ceramic pouring vessel from ancient history used throughout the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Han Dynasty Pottery Pig, China (2029BKE) $395

    H: 2.5”  W: 4.5”  D: 2.375” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This glazed pig mingqi was one of many items made for a tomb to placate the spirit of the deceased and assure the soul’s access to the things enjoyed when alive. This animal mingqi confirms the importance of pigs as a food source and of raising livestock in Han China. An alert animal whose stocky body is typical, it’s dark lead green glaze and damp tomb created a chemical reaction over centuries making it a lustrous, iridescent green impossible to copy that is highly valued in China and by collectors. In very good condition, it has expected glaze losses, minor abrasions and cracks due to its age and long tomb burial.

  • Ancient Inca Axe Head, Indigenous Meso/South America/Peru (1866BAL) $525

    H: 4.25”  W: 3.75  D: 0.75” | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    Axes  were classic weapons of the Inca Empire centered in Cuzco, Peru from the 13th through 15th century. Artisans in the Mesoamerican Incan civilization were highly skilled in metalwork and made weapons, tools and adornments with bronze/copper alloys. This t-shaped copper bronze alloy axe was secured to a wooden handle making it an effective chopping and digging tool as well as a fine weapon. It has a nice patina and is very worn on one side attesting to its age and use with restorations or repairs.

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    Ancient Terracotta Beaker, Roman North Africa (3195B-PLK) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $325.00.Current price is: $295.00.

    This simple ancient small earthenware bowl was made in Africa Proconsularis, the Roman North Africa pottery center and distributed throughout the Roman Empire. With no handle, this beaker is beautiful in its simplicity resting on a short foot, a body that curves up and rises to meet a neck and is topped with an everted rim to lessen spillage  Made for daily use, this Roman coarse wear has a wide mouth for easy drinking and a rim with light terracotta red and its crème slip with an exquisite shape.

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    Antique Blue and White Porcelain Scholar’s Brush Holder, China (1933A-DOK) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $255.00.Current price is: $195.00.

    This is unusual piece was likely on a scholar’s desk along with pots, brushes, water droppers, boxes, ink stones and other daily used objects used for a variety of tasks: a brush holder, a paper weight and more.  With its round body covered with the landscape of a Chinese village, mountains and seas and the calligraphic name of the scholar owner Shu Dai Ji (舒逮吉) it would be perfect for placement on any style desk or in a study.

  • Antique Brass Nandi, India (9509B-GAH) $155

    H: 3.5″  W: 1.75″  D: 2.5″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This finely cast antique figurine with finely articulated features portrays Nandi with jewels sitting recumbent on a high-tiered throne. Kneeling in reverence to serve  Lord Shiva he is a symbol of purity and strength. Small figurines were placed on home shrines with other deities and significant family items. Made using lost wax   it is a one-of-a-kind piece


  • Antique Brass Vishnu Oil Lamp (Diya), India (9571B-PAH) $165

    Ht: 3.75”  W: 3”  D: 3.5” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    This heavy antique brass oil lamp is devoted to Vishnu with symbols for him and his consort Lakshmi who together are the paradigm for rituals and ceremonies of a blessed Hindu marriage. Used on a home or temple altar for daily prayers (puja), it has with a yoni shaped cup to store oil, a lotus top and a mark of Vishnu that his devotees wear on their forehead to indicate their spiritual affiliation.


  • Antique Bronze Miniature Stupa/Pagoda, Nepal (3207LME) $425

    H: 3.25” Dia: 2.25″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This 18th-century antique hand-made bronze 7-level stupa/pagoda was made in Nepal and was purchased in the 1970s in Kathmandu. This fine example has decorative details around the base and two of the round eaves have scalloped edges. It was used for personal devotion on a home altar or shrine. Antique Buddhist items are now extremely scarce in Nepal.

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