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Date of the auction: 19.11.2019

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A ROMAN RECTANGULAR BRONZE BELT FITTING Circa 1st - 4th Century A.D. Formed of two parts of curved rectangular hammered bronze, attached in the centre, with ornate decoration, including columns of knops, the larger of which at each terminal may have been for attachment to the belt, and applied

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO ROMAN BRONZE ORNAMENTAL ATTACHMENTS Circa 1st - 4th Century A.D. Of similar form, long square-sections tangs for attachments, surmounted by similar architectural terminals, one larger than the other, each of silvered bronze, with detailed decoration, in the form of scrolling within borders

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A LARGE GROUP OF CYPRIOT POTTERY FRAGMENTS Bronze Age - Byzantine Period A large number of assorted pottery and stone fragments, (Qty) Provenance: Property from the collection of James Alfred Brew, acquired 1970s - 1980s, London

Lot #: 152

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Of typical mummiform holding a crook and flail, a seedbag over the left shoulder, inscribed with lines of hieroglyphic text, 17.5cm high. Provenance: Gottfried &Helga Hertel collection, Cologne, acquired prior to 1995

Lot #: 165

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED CAT Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Depicted seated on its haunches on an integral base, with the tail curved around its back paws, the ears upright and eyes and muzzle incised, mounted on a tall marble column, 5.4cm high (20.1cm high inc. column) Provenance: Gottfried

Lot #: 192

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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THREE ALABASTER VESSELS Including two shallow hemispherical bowls; and a squared bowl with six small protrusions extending from the rim, 4cm - 7cm diameter, (3) Provenance: Gottfried & Helga Hertel collection, Cologne, acquired prior to 1995

Lot #: 194

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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FOUR NEAR EASTERN HARDSTONE AND SHELL AMULETS Circa 3rd - 1st Millennium B.C. Including an amethyst bird; a Sumerian shell bird with an incised eye and pierced in the centre for attachment; a Sumerian calcite bull with incised details; and a rock crystal cicada, 2cm - 2.9cm long, (4) Provenance

Lot #: 199

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYA VESSEL Late Classic, Circa 550 - 950 A.D. Of cylindrical form, standing on a flat base and flaring slightly at the mouth, the vessel is covered in glyph decoration in red slip, 22.5cm high. Provenance: Property from a US estate

Lot #: 205

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A POLYCHROME MAYA BOWL Late Classic, Circa 600 - 900 A.D. The bowl with curved sides, decorated with red, black and orange patterns on an umber background, two sides of the vessel with a cruciform pattern, formed of eight curved prongs, enclosed in a circular border, the border surrounding the rim

Lot #: 209

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MAYA HARDSTONE HEAD, GUATEMALA Circa 12th Century A.D. Of elongated ovoid form, with schematic facial features, the broad incised mouth in a slight smile, with a triangular nose, almond-shaped recessed eyes and incised arched brows, with an old collection label on the modern mount, 11.5cm high

Lot #: 225

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A NATIVE AMERICAN HARDSTONE BIRD Great Lakes region, Circa 1500 B.C. Formed of black stone with smooth polished patina, in the form of a highly stylised bird, with a tubular body, upturned tail feathers and a down-turned head, 10cm long. Provenance: Property from the collection of M.D., France

Lot #: 233

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN AZTEC POTTERY PITCHER Late Classic, Coatlalpanec style, Circa 1470 - 1521 Standing on a flat base, with a squat bulbous body, surmounted by a wide neck and angled spout, the strap handle applied at the rim and shoulder, the lower half of the body and the neck with red colouration, the upper half

Lot #: 234

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CARVED ESKIMO BONE FIGURINE Circa early 20th Century The highly stylised figure with an elongated body, arms held straight at the sides, short legs surmounting the pointed base, and simple facial features, the figure is depicted wearing a knee-length, hooded garment, 42cm high. Provenance

Lot #: 242

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CYPRIOT BRONZE AGE JUGLET Bronze Age, Circa 1900 - 1650 B.C. The spherical body, decorated with incised geometric zig-zag patterns, surmounted by a slightly curved cylindrical neck and the remains of a cutaway-beak spout, 13cm high. Provenance: Private UK collection acquired in 1969

Lot #: 95

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CYPRIOT BRONZE AGE BURNISHED VESSEL Circa 2300 - 2000 B.C. Of hemispherical form, with two loop upward-angled handles, the upper part of the vessel blackened, 22.7cm diameter, 10.8cm high. Provenance: Private UK collection acquired in 1969

Lot #: 96

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF CYPRIOT POTTERY FRAGMENTS Circa 8th - 6th Century B.C. and later Including a handle from a bichrome vessel, decorated with concentric circles around the neck and a cruciform pattern on the handle in umber slip; a handle from a large red ware amphora; four fragments from bichrome vessels

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A COPPER ALLOY BRONZE AGE PALSTAVE Circa 1200 - 1000 B.C. With a curved cutting edge, with an old collection label which reads 'Ex / Davy / Collection / from co / Antrim', 18.4cm long. Provenance: From Day collection, Co. Antrim; collection of K. John Hewett (1919-94), Kent; Private collection

Lot #: 131

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN SCHIST PALETTE Predynastic Period, Naqada I, Circa 3600 - 3200 B.C. In the form of a bird, with a rounded body, short neck and beaked head, with a small recessed eye, and piercing on the back, 8.5cm high, 15.5cm long. Provenance: Gottfried & Helga Hertel collection, Cologne, acquired

Lot #: 164

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSELS Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Including a slender alabastron, formed of banded alabaster, tapering to the narrow mouth, 11.5cm high; and a larger alabastron, 19cm high, (2) Provenance: Gottfried & Helga Hertel collection, Cologne, acquired prior to 1995

Lot #: 171

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CANAANITE BRONZE WARRIOR Circa 1500 - 1200 B.C. Depicted with right arm raised, the left extended, in a striding position, wearing a conical hat and a belt indicated by three linear incisions, with schematic facial figures, the deeply recessed eyes indicating they were once inlaid, 8.3cm high

Lot #: 200

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MEZCALA HARDSTONE MACE HEAD Late Preclassic, Circa 300 - 100 B.C. Carved in the form of a mythological animal, standing on short legs, with an oblong body, pierced in the centre for insertion of the shaft, with a small inward curving tail and a large head turning to one side, with an open mouth

Lot #: 212

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE VESSEL Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. The vessel composed of a squat jar, held by a figure of squatting Bes, depicted with a lion's mane, full lips and prominent ears, on an integral base, 7.2cm high. Provenance: UK private collection, acquired prior to 1993; Private

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MARLIK GOLD PLAQUE Circa 1000 B.C. The square plaque repoussé decorated with a motif depicting a central figure his arms raised, flanked by two upright lions, the scene surrounded by two twisted rope borders, 4.1 x 3.7cm. Provenance: Property from the collection of B.G., France; French private

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF CYPRIOT HAND AND FEET FRAGMENTS Circa 7th - 4th Century B.C. and later Including a stone fragment depicting an arm, with upward palm and wearing two bangles; and several stone hands and feet, (Qty) Provenance: Property from the collection of James Alfred Brew, acquired 1970s - 1980s

Lot #: 99

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF CYPRIOT FIGURAL FRAGMENTS Circa 6th - 5th Century B.C. and later Including a fragment of a female figure, depicting the torso with the arm crossing the body, wearing heavy drapery, with traces of slip surviving; a fragment of the base of a figure with the two small feet emerging from

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF IRON AGE CYPRIOT FIGURAL FRAGMENTS Circa 6th - 5th Century B.C. and later Including a stone fragment of a head, with an almond-shaped eye and coiffure indicated by an incised lattice pattern, with a central diadem; a stone fragment of a female torso, wearing a necklace; two pottery

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GREEK SILVER STATUETTE OF A SPHINX Circa 5th Century B.C. Of diminutive proportions, depicted recumbent, with a leonine body, tall curved wings with incised feathers, a long upward curling tail, prominent breasts, and a woman's head wearing a wig and headdress, 3.4cm long. Provenance: French

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN INLAY Circa 1st Millennium B.C. In the form of a male head, possibly a priest, in profile, with a large almond-shaped eye with elongated cosmetic line, a curved nose, and full lips, 2.8cm high. Provenance: French private collection

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED SEKHMET Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. The lion-headed goddess sits on a hollow stepped throne, wearing a tripartite wig, a sun disc headdress with a frontal uraeus, and an ankle-length close-fitting dress, with incised facial features, her right hand resting

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT Late Period, 30th Dynasty, Circa 362 - 361 B.C. Carved with part of the cartouche of the Pharaoh Teos, on the left a figure of a falcon-headed god, Re-Herakhty, wearing a sun disc headdress, holding a Was sceptre, facing a figure of the goddess Maat, wearing a

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Nov 2019