Our collection of stunning antiquities for sale include Roman antiquities, pieces that are Greek, Etruscan, and Egyptian, and early works of art from China, the Near East and Pre-Colombian Latin America. Examples of items for sale are ancient pottery, Roman antiquities, and ancient textiles, in addition to archaic carved stone reliefs, marble sculpture, and Roman intaglios. You have the chance to splurge on the finest Egyptian classical antiquities from various dynasties and periods, and museum-quality collectibles such as mummy masks, roman coins, offering plates, sculpted marble and stone, and other ancient artifacts for sale. Our Pre-Colombian art ranges anywhere from Colima pottery to Mayan flints and vessels. Most of the pieces are centuries old and authentic remnants of life in ancient cities and villages throughout the world. Don't miss this chance to purchase ancient art direct from our network of private antiquities dealers.
Ancient art is spectacular because it teaches us a great deal about human history and civilization— generations before our time. Some of the artwork in this category dates as far back as 300 or 500 BC, a period when Buddhism was founded and Sparta was at war with the Persians, to as recent as 1600, during the famed Renaissance period, around the time Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This great span of time covers some of the most influential eras in the world, taking everyday samples from small villages and booming empires, bringing to life the nuances and grandeur of ancient civilization. Some of the best international dealers are represented in this one spot to bring you a breathtaking selection of the some of the oldest art pieces discovered and available for purchase. This collection is a true amalgamation of the world during ancient times.
The best part about this category is its reach across countries and continents that include the caves and palaces of ancient Egypt when Pharaohs reigned and hieroglyphics were a primary source of artistic expression to the bold furnishings and busts of the ancient Greeks during their most prolific time periods. The ancient art collection also boasts pieces from various regions in Latin America, drawing on terra cotta figurines that are among the most interesting offerings in this selection dated at 100 BC—the same year Julius Caesar was being born in Rome, the next origin of original ancient art in this skillfully curated display. Coins, metalwork and marble are the cornerstones of our Roman collection, that tell the story of one of the greatest empires known to man. To top it off are medieval pieces, where jewelry and metalwork are featured from the fifth to fifteenth centuries.
In this collection of ancient works hand-picked from some of the rarest and finest Chinese art, you will find a distinct sense of time, place and stylistic excellence. With patterns, inscriptions and subject matter native to the Chinese, this is the perfect place to discover a treasure trove of statues, pottery, clay, and other handiwork, preserved for just this moment of reflection and appreciation for the work of ancient artisans. Whether you are looking for a rare accessory or an intricate piece of décor, the Chinese artistry in this category will not disappoint.
The Chinese ancient art on this site encompasses several centuries and dynasties throughout ancient China. Many of these works are portraits and representations of important people during that time, completed in various media. Purchase a realistic life-sized head model formed in stucco, a prancing horse made out of terracotta during the Tang Dynasty, or a painted pottery set of a groom playing with his horse. There are many painted pottery and sculpture pieces in this collection, featuring Chinese Earth spirits, horses and dignitaries.
At the heart of the Chinese art is many eccentric collectibles, such as bronze bells with rare patterns of tigers and animals that exemplified the period’s mastery of bronze casting. There are book form vases that from the Qing Dynasty that makes up an unusual porcelain book with text from the Romance of Three Kingdoms. You may also shop gold floriform hairpins with rare seven prongs worked entirely in gold and hand carved marble torso with complete detail in excellent condition. Our dealers offer the finest and rarest of the Chinese ancient art market.
Purchase genuine Egyptian Art and antiquities, including rare and exquisite artifacts from centuries ago, right here in this gathering of historic work. Our dealers offer such objects as a gold ring with a scarab from Ancient Egypt, a Mittonian blue cylinder seal, a carved and wood falcon, a faience baboon, plaster and papyrus masks, and a bronze figure of Isis and Horus. Each piece is derived from a naturally-occurring object, like sandstone or wood that firmly ties it to its own environment. To capture a piece of one of the most storied regions in the world, look through these irreplaceable samples of ancient Egyptian culture.
Included in the Egyptian art division are many detailed carvings that have withstood the demise of fallen empires and the test of modern civilization. Purchase a relief carving from the New Kingdom depicting a man and lotus blossoms, or a wooden headdress from 660 BC that details the appearance and dress of ancient Egyptians. Some of the artwork in this category features images of Pharaohs and their surrounding areas and were once in the possession of museums. Many of the busts on display in this category reveal the many fake eyelashes, wigs, and accessories ancient Egyptians wore to create an image of beauty.
The Egyptian art in this category portray animals as well as people, with bronze statues of cats with hieroglyphics inscriptions circa 900 BC, which are both realistic and unnerving in appearance, and figures of hedgehogs that looked somewhat different than they do today. Our dealers have put together some of the finest in ancient art and collectibles from Egypt to merge the gap between eras and continents in this beautiful assortment of artisan work.
Gandhara, a part of the ancient Middle East comprising present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, is rich with history and a specific selection of stucco structures and figures, often created to life-size dimensions. Situated at a confluence of trading paths along the Silk Route, the area was flooded in diverse cultural influences ranging from Greece to China. Gandhara flourished under the Kushan Dynasty and their great king, Kanishka, who is traditionally given credit for spreading the philosophies of Buddhism throughout central Asia and into China. This period is viewed as the most important era in the history of Buddhism.
In this collection you will find a larger than life-size head sculpture created in stucco from the ancient region of Gandhara around the 3rd - 5th century. The hair and distinct facial features on this model all indicate a Taxila origin, displaying an expressive and sensitive rendition of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. Models also come mounted for easy display purposes, as you will want to protect and share this lovely piece of art history.
Another brilliant model from the 4th-5th century originating from what is now northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan is a stunning sculpture. Also measuring about life-size, this representation of a Gandhara head is a lovely and rare collectible, ready for the keen collector and East connoisseur. The extraordinary artistic creations of Gandhara reveal link between the different worlds of the East and West. Discover more about this region and culture with rare items assembled by some of the leading dealers in the world.
If you are avid admirer of Greek art and design, you can buy an extraordinary breadth of Ancient Greek art and artifacts in this category. From a Chalcidian-type bronze helmet from ancient Greece to an Apulian plastic head vase and a late Archaic Greek seated sphinx, browse this category to find and learn about the finest Greek antiquities. These items represent one of the strongest and most famed times in Greek history, and serve as a testament to the country’s amazing innovations and strength at the time.
Part of this ancient Greek collection features wearable treasures like gold banded rings portraying Nemesis at her wheel with tiny, precise detail. There are also items like a terracotta head of Aphrodite from the 300s BC that still contains some of its original pigment. The figure features an extraordinary headdress like the one she wore on Cyprus. Pieces like this and more circulate the ancient Greek section, bringing to life numerous historical and mythical stories that have survived centuries. There are also bronze statues available from dealers, that show seated sphinx and other cultural landmarks from the fifth century, with little damage or wear.
Another spectacular part of the Greek section is the elaborate collection of vases from across the country. There are artful black vases painted by artists in the Vatican during 500-400 BC, wide bottle-neck vases capturing a trio of Maenads dancing, and an Apulian head vase—stylistically significant due to its merging of different artistic styles. The vases and pottery in the Greek collection speak to the brilliance of artistic production in the heart of Europe, and provides a sense of their physical fortitude at the same time.
The Middle East, a region wealthy in art and architecture, has an extensive range of collectible items for sale from the first and second centuries, making it one of the oldest categories in our ancient art offerings. We carry valuables such as a trumpet possibly used by soldiers of Shimon Bar-Kochba, or the leader himself during the second Jewish revolt (132-135 A.D.). The rebellion seriously challenged the mighty Roman Empire during the reign of Hadrian (117-138), who was required to summon his finest legions to deal with the insurrection. You can purchase Middle Eastern treasures like this magnificent trumpet, which embodies the bravery and fortitude of a courageous people who risked their lives for the sake of freedom, by contacting one of our experienced dealers.
There are also sculptures that tell stories through fine detail and texture, such as the snake jewelry in this collection which was among the more popular luxury items in the Greek and Roman civilizations. Some of the jewelry features tiny scales individually soldered to the writhing forms of two confronted dragons. What’s significant about much of the art in the Middle East is that it tells us a lot about the European influence in the area and how cultural art sometimes meshed. Extensive trade with these settlements spread Greek art, and its influence, across much of Eurasia. Some styles were copied so closely that it can be difficult, if not impossible, to be certain who crafted an item.
You may also want to purchase an intricate armlet from this region, like the one featured here on our site. Many of them are shaped like snakes with tons of small scales along the surface to mimic the snake’s texture. Some of the scales are crafted separately then soldered, a technique documented on several other artifacts from this time and region, attributed to Central Asia, and likely from the Scythian culture. There is a wealth of knowledge to discover about the art made in this crossroads of the world, brought to you by the best curators and dealers in the market.
The Pre Columbian Antiquities category features a broad range of items for sale. Dealers sell artifacts from many eras and regions across Latin America. These range from a Veracruz shaman and a pair of Chancay wood carved standing figures, to an ancient standing figure of Teotihuacan. Also find an Alamito mask, and an antique Paracas mantle. Search pages of pre-Columbian artwork and artifacts from ancient times for the right piece to accent or begin your antiquities collection. In this selection, you will see the range and breadth of pre Columbian artistry which includes furniture, sculpture, jewelry, home décor, masks, and textiles.
Stone serves a vital role in much of the items within this section. The masks in this collection are made from semi-translucent stone, basalt, and unknown natural materials, originating in Mexica and Argentina. There are also urns made from grey stone and clay depicting a God figure and numerous figures, such as the Crouching Elder and or Temple replica. Some of the pottery and stones pieces are also painted with elaborate designs and scenes, which is still bold and has some of its original pigment. Most of the figures listed here portray a god, body parts, or face used in ceremonial events.
There are also artifacts that are more textile related, like feathered ponchitos from Peru, a striped ponchito from Ecuador and an abstract Peruvian apron that is considered innovative for its time due to its free-form weaving pattern. Items in the pre-Columbian section are also comprised of loin cloth, like one dated between 800 and 1300 AD, triangular with red fringe from Latin America. These small glimpses of life in ancient Latin America could be yours after perusing the pages of our ancient artwork offerings.
The Roman Empire is one of the most famous, most studied empires in the world, with so much history withstanding thousands of years of development, and it’s exciting to see the artwork displayed here. Dealers offer a collection of Roman antiquities including ancient roman coins and an ancient marble head of a bearded man. View examples of Roman metalwork, including a Silver Skyphos in addition to ancient carved reliefs, marble sculpture and antique intaglios set in rings. If you are looking for figures or smaller coins and tokens, you will undoubtedly discover them in this rare gathering of ancient Roman ephemera.
Pottery is a very telling artifact from the past, and many pieces of Roman pottery still exist from as far as the fourth century, these includes items made of clay and stone, even blown glass vase decorated with engraved grape vines. You can find fine silver dishes here that may have been used at banquets for nobilities or wealthy families, and necklaces made of gold, pearl and gemstones. The grandness and fine quality of such objects speak to the magnificence of the Roman empire and its citzens’ creative genius. It’s easy to tell that the work was done with much care and time taken to preserve the materials and present a high-class product.
Fine art works on paper were also a big part of Roman artwork and culture, which is also a component of this offering from our elite dealers. A Roman fresco fragment from second century AD is available framed portraying a man holding up his hand contemplatively. There is a Roman mosaic of Eros as well, from roughly the same time period depicting a young man’s face gazing out pleasantly. There is no limit to what valuables you will find in this collection of artworks from one of the most storied time periods and regions in history.
The works from Southeast Asia tell the story of a culture that upheld strong traditions and standards of excellent in their creative and artistic endeavors. Dealers from around the world collect some of the rarest and most well-kept pieces from this region to bring the collector the best works from this part of the globe.
In this section, you will see piece from countries such as Indonesia and its surrounding area that are awe-inspiring. A Balinese gold figure of Tara dated 900-1300 AD is a depiction of the feminine counterpart of the bodhisattva. Its numerous intricate gold carvings and stunning finish make it a rare find and historic piece.
Check this section often for more artwork and historic objects that showcase the beauty and originality of Southeast Asia.
This section is the melting pot of all things ancient. Here, you will find an assortment of collectibles, jewels, sculpture and more from various corners of the globe. The items you see here are largely European, but also include collectibles from India and other countries in the East. This is the perfect collection of ancient offerings for anyone looking to expand on artwork from different regions and genres. The dealers and pieces in this section are top-notch, still in prime condition and are complete with a contextual backstory that places them firmly within their proper relevance in history.
The jewelry in this category includes exquisite gold hoop earrings, and a broad range of rings: a Swedish Viking gold plaited ring, renaissance gemstones rings from Western Europe sporting rubies, and a Byzantine gemstone ring that exemplifies the taste for delicately-wrought openwork jewelry from that period. All of the rings are constructed with time-consuming wirework, punching and artistic skill by goldsmiths in ancient Europeans empires. From silver to garnet to gold, there are many gems and natural stones that make each piece quite the treasure to own.
Other items listed in this category include: a carved granite hardstone image of the divine goddess, from East India; a female idol made completely from alabaster, a bronze diadem from North Africa featuring braided metalwork, and others. You also have the chance to purchase a set of gold regalia made for a statue from 800 AD. The 38-piece set from Indonesia was most likely created for a wooden Buddhist statue is one of the most complete sets known to exist, making it an invaluable artifact from its time. To see these items and more browse through the section and contact a dealer for more information about your favorite piece.
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