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Ancient Stone Art and Artifacts
Western Asiatic, Black Stone Duck Weight (7.736g), Bead, or Amulet, c. Early 1st Millennium B.C.

|Weights| |&| |Scales|, |Western| |Asiatic,| |Black| |Stone| |Duck| |Weight| |(7.736g),| |Bead,| |or| |Amulet,| |c.| |Early| |1st| |Millennium| |B.C.|
Carved hematite weights were made in Mesopotamia in from the Old Babylonian period until Neo Babylonian times, c. 1900 - 1600 B.C. Hematite is widely found in Syria and Turkey, but was imported into Mesopotamia because it was not found locally. After about 1600 B.C., weights made in Mesopotamia were carved from a black stone that looks similar but which is not hematite. Similar ducks were also carved in lapis lazuli, agate, carnelian and other stones. Pierced ducks may have been used as beads or amulets.
AS111496. cf. Hendin Weights p. 147, 64 (similar, but hematite, 10.29g, 30 giru) and 67 (8.06g, shekel, but hematite and unpierced), Choice, surface chips, 7.736g, 12.6x22.7x14.1mm, c. early 1st Millennium B.C.; reverse carved black stone (not hematite), the form of stylized duck, its head and neck turned back, hugging the body with the head resting flat on the center of the back, pierced crosswise below the neck and head, flat base; ex Collector Antiquities (Dr. Bron Lipkin, London, UK, 2012); $450.00 SALE PRICE $405.00


Judah, Limestone Dome Weight, 4 Shekels (39.751g), c. 800 - 586 B.C.

|Weights| |&| |Scales|, |Judah,| |Limestone| |Dome| |Weight,| |4| |Shekels| |(39.751g),| |c.| |800| |-| |586| |B.C.|
This is a pre-exile limestone weight from Judah. Lead weights apparently were not used in Jerusalem. Ronny Reich in "Stone Scale Weights of the Late Second Temple Period from the Jewish Quarter," concludes that the Jerusalemites used limestone weights instead of lead for reasons of purity, since in Judaism, according to later rabbinical sources, stone does not acquire impurity.
AS111509. Judah, limestone dome weight; cf. Tushingham fig. 78, 27 (42.22g, pink and gray limestone); Hendin Weights 198 (43.82g, grey limestone), Choice, 39.751g, 27.3mm diameter, underweight, pre-exile, 800 - 586 B.C.; carved creamy white limestone, high dome, flat bottom, unmarked; $450.00 SALE PRICE $405.00


Egyptian Alabastron, Late Period, c. 664 - 343 B.C.

|Stone| |Antiquities|, |Egyptian| |Alabastron,| |Late| |Period,| |c.| |664| |-| |343| |B.C.|
AW31040. Alabastron; height 6.3 cm (2 1/2"), thin walled, translucent, alabastron form, pointed bottom, short tubular neck, rounded flat-topped rim; uneven patina with some encrustation, tiny chip in rim; SOLD


Western Black Sea Area, Hamangia Culture, Stone Axe Head, c. 5,500 - 3,500 B.C.

|Stone| |Antiquities|, |Western| |Black| |Sea| |Area,| |Hamangia| |Culture,| |Stone| |Axe| |Head,| |c.| |5,500| |-| |3,500| |B.C.|
The Hamangia culture is a Late Neolithic archaeological culture of Dobruja between the Danube and the Black Sea and Muntenia and in the south. It is named after the site of Baia-Hamangia, discovered in 1952 along Lake Golovita. -- Wikipedia
AA35466. Hamangia Culture stone axe head; cf. Beriu Romania Pl. 2-17; grey polished stone, straight edges; 4" long; finely executed, Choice, from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years; SOLD


Egyptian, Neolithic, Curved Flint Knife, 7,500 - 4,000 B.C.

|Stone| |Antiquities|, |Egyptian,| |Neolithic,| |Curved| |Flint| |Knife,| |7,500| |-| |4,000| |B.C.|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA35469. Egyptian, Neolithic, curved flint knife, buff, both sides serrated, pointed tip; 3" long, Superb, SOLD


Egyptian, Royal Scarab, Queen Hatshepsut, 1503 - 1482 B.C.

|Scarabs|, |Egyptian,| |Royal| |Scarab,| |Queen| |Hatshepsut,| |1503| |-| |1482| |B.C.|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AF33363. Scarab, Historical Scarabs p. 30, 915, Choice, 16 mm long, green glazed carved steatite, base design with cartouche of Queen HATSHEPSUT, nice color; very rare ruler; SOLD


Egyptian, Large Scarab, Possibly of King Psamtek I, 26th Dynasty, 664 - 610 B.C.

|Scarabs|, |Egyptian,| |Large| |Scarab,| |Possibly| |of| |King| |Psamtek| |I,| |26th| |Dynasty,| |664| |-| |610| |B.C.|
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

AF33356. Scarab, Choice, 32 mm long; brown carved steatite, wings ornamented with Bes standing and another deity; base design of RA-MEN (KHEPER) and Uraeus on left with wings to right.; SOLD


Roman, Intaglio Engraved Gem Stone, 1st - 3rd century A.D.

|Jewelry|, |Roman,| |Intaglio| |Engraved| |Gem| |Stone,| |1st| |-| |3rd| |century| |A.D.|
 
AS90832. Antike Gemmen Deutschen -, Marlborough -; Intaglio engraved translucent red carnelian, weight 0.406 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, Dioscuri standing facing, heads confronted, each holds a bow(?) in inner hand and spear in outer hand, star above each head, crescent moon with horns up above center, from The Jimi Berlin Caesarea Collection, found at Caesarea, Israel; SOLD


Homo Erectus, Rift Valley, Ethiopia, Black Obsidian Hand Axe, 1 million - 400,000 B.C.

|Stone| |Weapons| |&| |Tools|, |Homo| |Erectus,| |Rift| |Valley,| |Ethiopia,| |Black| |Obsidian| |Hand| |Axe,| |1| |million| |-| |400,000| |B.C.|
Found in the Rift Valley, Ethiopia in the 1970's. A chip at the end reveals the black obsidian. The axe fits easily into the shallow of the hand. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA35456. Homo Erectus, black Obsidian hand axe; cf. Malloy Weapons 7; 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", finely worked to biface shape; heavy gray patina, Choice, SOLD


Homo Erectus, Rift Valley, Ethiopia, Stone Hand Axe, 1 Million - 400,000 B.C.

|Early| |Man|, |Homo| |Erectus,| |Rift| |Valley,| |Ethiopia,| |Stone| |Hand| |Axe,| |1| |Million| |-| |400,000| |B.C.|
Found in the Rift Valley, Ethiopia in the 1970's. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA35450. Homo Erectus, stone hand axe; cf. Johnson & Shreve pp. 148-150, cf. Malloy Weapons 2; 5" x 3", Choice conditon, beige-grey rough lava, finely worked to biface shape; heavy gray patina; SOLD




  



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