— Greece 5th - 4th Century BC An attractive bichrome pottery kylix (drinking cup) with opposing loop handles and standing on a conical-shaped pedestal base. Assembled from four (4) original pieces with break lines restored and light paint enhancements. The obverse contains the beginning part of the contract, and the reverse (readable part) has the names of six (6) witnesses. Both are typical utilitarian wares and are like those found in and around the Odeion. It has a single restored break below the knees and a chipped nose, otherwise intact and original. Two thick handles attached from the shoulder to the neck. Almost completely covered with remains of numerous sea creatures; shells, sponges, worm tubes, barnacles, etc. Used in ancient times for serving and dining on large fish and other marine creatures. Additional info: These are unlike many fish plates in that they are not decorated with painted images of the seafood they were intended to hold. Painted in black horizontal bands over an orange-tan ground, typical of the type. Areas of pitting on the exterior along with surface erosion and pitting on the interior of the bowl. There should be a date on the short edge which doesn't show in photo. A glued break at one corner and small areas of restoration. This form was a common type during Roman-Byzantine Period and used widely throughout the Roman Empire in the transport, distribution and storage of wine. In excellent and intact condition with no cracks, breaks, repairs or restoration of any kind. Made with a turned down rim and sits on a thick footed pedestal base. Most of the painted types have been found in funerary contexts. Just under 7" tall on stand 00 — Persia - Middle East 1000 BC - 800 BC Three fine Luristan bronze age weapon points from ancient Persia. They display well on custom metal stands which are included as shown. Minor blade edge losses otherwise in very good condition. Please ask if you would like additional photos or more in-depth descriptions. All items being offered on this website have appropriate provenance and are legal to buy and own under the United States statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14. 8" across the handles x 3" tall — Mesopotamia 1900 BC -1600 BC An ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform inscribed tablet (biscuit) dating to the Old Babylonian Period. A few surface imperfections appear to be original to its manufacturing and are common for this period. The spout rim and handle are partially restored, otherwise intact. Both have some minor erosion, light deposits and earthen encrustation. The surface is a light greenish-yellow glaze with craquelure throughout. The handle, painted in fineline linear and diamond shapes, is topped with double-ring 'spectacles'. Made from hammered copper and shows the remains of a bronze handle which attached on the side and again near the top of the spout. Heavily encrusted over the green (verdigris) surface with rust and staining where the handle was once attached. Every purchase comes with a written certificate of authenticity (COA) and are fully guaranteed to be as described. Shipping options are USPS Priority Mail, UPS Ground and Fed Ex. Made of tan/brown terracotta with cuneiform inscription. In good condition with several rim chips restored otherwise intact. The underside is painted with concentric bands, chevrons and a central square. The handle has been reattached in two places with breaks restored along with two areas of rim restoration and some light paint touch ups. 4.5" tall 5 — Egypt 664 BC - 323 BC Blue-green faience ushabti dating to the Late Period of ancient Egypt. The missing handle would have likely been a tall arched type, typical of the period. One large hole and other smaller losses along with cracks and dents.
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It appears that a missing area may have been filled in and 'outlined' with spurious wedges added to make it look more complete. A choice example that displays beautifully on a custom metal stand that is included as shown. The fish plate's form is round and almost flat, slightly concave top with a deep depression (cup) in the center. It is thought that the painted fish images were a representation of symbolic offerings for the dead and placed in tombs to provide nourishment for the deceased in the afterlife.
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