All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1454547 (stock #IV438)
A nice Gandharan stone oil lamp from the Indus Valley, ca. 3rd – 4th Century AD. This nicely detailed example is 3-1/2” long, 2-5/8” wide and is carved from the gray schist characteristic of the area. It is decorated with incised linear designs along the rim and has small flanges extending from the chamber. Heavy mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1454437 (stock #LU394)
A pair of Sassanian seals, ca. 2nd to 5th Century AD. The first is a bronze example, 14 mm wide and depicts a bull. The second is a rose quartz intaglio, 11 mm long and depicts a human figure. $75
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1453338 (stock #IV619)
An exceptional Gandharan stucco head from the Indus Valley, ca. 4th - 5th Century AD. This choice example is 3-1/2” high and portrays a Bodhisattva with elongated ears and pierced lobes, wearing an ornate, gem-studded headdress. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits and retaining traces of red pigment typical of the Hadda types. Mounted on stand.
Cf. Pal “Indian Sculpture”, page 221.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1447339 (stock #LU161)
A pair of fine Bactrian mantle pins or cosmetics applicators, ca. 600 - 200 BC. These nice bronze implements are 4" and 4-1/2" long and are topped with nicely detailed finials. Strong mineral encrustation.