Persian. Token shaped silver necklace with 22kt Gold plate. Pendant is in the shape of a leaf with blue glass inlays.
Ancient Persia. Gold single earring with a stylized female wearing an elaborate headdress. Probably a fertility idol or mother goddess, judging by her physical characteristics.
Luristan bronze, baby’s cuff bracelet with a snake head at each end. Traces of green patina.
Ancient Iran, 1200-800 BC
Asian. Hollow bronze Buddha with a shrine seated on a throne with a tilak to the forehead. Traces of gold gilding and green patina.
Ming Dynasty, 1300s AD
Ancient Egypt. Gold leaf over stucco and gesso, painted mummy mask fragment once used to cover the head of a mummy. Colors include soft red, black, browns and some green with black outlined eyes and eyebrows. Secured to a linen backing.
Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC
Ancient Egypt. Female mummy mask with layers of linen over stucco. Hollow in the back. In ancient Egypt, fine linen was used to wrap the head and neck of a mummy. The most well known type of Egyptian mask was made to cover the face of mummies. Egyptian mummy masks had religious significance. Masks were intended to help the dead move from the mortal to the immortal world and to protect the physical body from harm.
18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC
Mesopotamian. Bulbous-shaped, solid bronze mace head with a decorative, ridged design and a ring around the long neck. Hole through the center. Traces of green patina. 1200 BC
Luristan. Black, terracotta drinking vessel with a ram’s head facing downward on one side and two feet on the bottom. 1200-800 BC
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