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In Genesis the Amorites are described in as descendants of Canaan, son of Ham. They were a Canaanite group who occupied land east and west of the Jordan. Numerous kings of the Amorites were defeated by Joshua with great slaughter. In the days of Samuel, the Amorites and the Israelites made peace. The Gibeonites, an offshoot of the Amorites, made a covenant with the Hebrews; when Saul would break that vow and kill some of the Gibeonites, God sent a famine to Israel.AL61805. Amorite, terracotta amphora, long stem and flared lip, flat shoulder, 6.8 inches tall, 2300 - 1800 B.C.; rare; SOLD
Mesopotamia, Clay Cuneiform Tablet, c. 2400 - 700 B.C.
Ancient Mesopotamia and Sumerian culture are the "cradle of civilization." Man's recording of history, science, mathematics, and literature began with clay and a reed stylus. Only a small percentage of tablets have been translated. Reading cuneiform is extremely difficult and a word for word translation is often impossible. Often it is only possible to get the gist of a tablet. Most are receipts for payments in kind, the number of lambs, goats, or oxen donated to a temple, for example. This tablet is untranslated but it is perhaps this type of receipt.AS87307. Buff clay, 5.27 x 4.36 cm; complete and intact, from an American Collection, ex Edgar L. Owen Ltd. (2012), ex collection of a New York City professional entertainer (acquired in 1980's); SOLD
7 1/2" Assyrian Terracotta Flask, 900 - 600 B.C.
AAA31012. Assyrian Terracotta Flask; height 19.5 cm (7 1/2"), Choice, scale-like inscised surface decoration, lentoid body, two thick handles from shoulder to rim, trefoil mouth, stopper inside; SOLD
Greek, Archaic Terracotta Bust, 5th - 4th Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34431. 8 cm (3") high, Choice to Superb, cream terracotta; hair rolled and touching shoulders, hands at breast, archaic eyes; unmounted; very rare; SOLD
Egyptian, Terracotta Concubine Bust, Early Dynastic, 3100 - 2700 B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT33400. Terracotta concubine head; 2 ľ" high, buff terracotta with white slip, bust features incised with traces of black, Choice, SOLD
Babylonia, Terracotta Cup with Cuniform Inscription, c. 1900 B.C.
AAD34511. height 6.2 cm (2 1/4"), rim diameter 11.5 cm (4 1/2"); irregular shape, buff clay, complete and intact, Choice, SOLD
Greek, Archaic Rhodian, Female Protome Head, Early 5th Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34406. 7 cm (2 3/4") high; red-cream terracotta; protome head; archaic eyes, wearing stephone, Choice, with stand as shown in zoom photo; SOLD
Greek, Rhodian, Archaic Terracotta Seated Female Figure, Late 5th Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34363. Archaic terracotta seated female figure; cf. BMC 33; 9.5 cm (3 3/4") high, beige-orange terracotta, Choice, with base shown; SOLD
Early Christian, Late Roman, Antioch, Syria, Terracotta Oil Lamp, 5th - 6th Century A.D.
AL34421. Christian oil lamp; cf. Anawati C275 (very similar but different discus/shoulder ornamentation); 10.2 cm (4") long, Choice - Superb, buff with red-orange slip, flat high-handle ornamented with cross inside round border of a band of dots between concentric circles, steep shoulders, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, geometric dot in crescent design on shoulders; very rare; SOLD
Greek, South Italian, Female Head Pendant Earring with Gold Leaf, 4th - 3rd Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AS35493. Female head pendant (from earring); cf. Marshall, British Museum Catalogue, 2169. Ex. Malloy, Ancient Art and Antiquities, spring 1993, 63, Choice, 1 ľ inches high; terracotta head of female, hair turned back with high tiara palmate, originally covered in gold leaf to give the appearance of a solid gold earring - some gold leaf remaining; back of head and headdress reattached, hook missing; very rare; SOLD