, Plaque Bearded Male Figure (Monarch?), c. 3200 - 1900 B.C.
AE63809. plaque; 13.4mm (5 1/4") tall, mold made plaque of a bearded male figure with cap headdress, holding mace, orange clay with traces of white slip; from a Florida dealer; $300.00 (Ä267.00)
Indus Valley, Mother Goddess , 3rd Millennium B.C.
Fertility cults were common in the prehistoric cultures of the Indus Valley and the adjacent regions. Invariably female figurines were involved, which are commonly referred to as Mother Goddesses. Female figurines made in have been found in a large number sites including Nausharo in the Kacchi Plains of Eastern Baluchistan, Nindowari in the Baluchistan Highlands, and Moenjodaro and Harappa in the Indus River Valley.
AE61831. Mother goddess , fragment from full figure, $160.00 (Ä142.40)
, Syro-Palestinian, Oil , 7th - 8th Century A.D.
This is similar to flat-topped round discovered in , bearing Arabic inscriptions with dates from the eighth century, the name of the , and as the place of manufacture ( 578 and 579). Those are clearly different, but the similarity may indicate the date of our . Perhaps the Tel Aviv source points to a Palestina Prima origin.AG63808. ; cf. C250 (rounder, also with arc and pellet , but arcs from both mouth and shoulder); 8.3 cm long, condition, two cracks radiating from spout, soot on nozzle, mold-made, ovoid shape, convex nearly flat diskus ornamented with pellets within arcs from shoulder, knife-pared conical , raised rim around filling hole, raised rim at shoulder to from to nozzle, convex side above , flat bottom with ring base; from a Florida dealer, purchased in Tel Aviv in 1971; $150.00 (Ä133.50)
Egyptian, Male Wearing Bag Wig, 600 - 400 B.C.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34449. 4 cm (1 1/2") high, , unmounted; $135.00 (Ä120.15)
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