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Early Man: Paleolithic to Neolithic Art and Artifacts

Egyptian Predynastic Nagada Culture Red Ware Vessel, c. 3600 - 3200 B.C.

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AB30997. Nagada vessel; height 11.5 cm, Choice, red ware fired jar with black burnished upper most portion, ovoid-conical shape slightly narrowing at the rim, small flattened bottom; rim chip and a few small scrapes; from an American private collection; SOLD


Medes (Northwestern Iran), Gold Decorative Pendant, 8th - 7th Century B.C.

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The Medes, an ancient Iranian people, lived in the northwestern portions of present-day Iran, the area known as Media. They entered this region with the first wave of Iranian tribes, in the late 2nd millennium B.C. By the 6th century B.C., after having together with the Babylonians defeated the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the Medes establish their authority, lasting for about sixty years, from the sack of Nineveh in 612 B.C. until 549 B.C. when Cyrus the Great established the Achaemenid Empire by defeating Astyages, king of Media.
SH40753. Gold pendant, pre-empire Median; sun with rays, stars between the rays arranged in a circle, Choice, some perforations, weight 7.706 g, maximum diameter 71 mm, SOLD


Sumerian (Uruk?), Limestone Cup Ornamented with Animals, Jemdet Nasr Period, 4th Millennium B.C.

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AAA31037. height 7 cm (2 5/8"), rim diameter 6 cm (2 3/8"); The Louvre Near Eastern Antiqities, Ur Excavations Volume 4 The early periods (nearly identical), Collectible condition, two lion's attacking two bulls, high relief, one small piece re-attached, chips from rim; SOLD


Egyptian, Alabaster Cylindrical Vase, Old Kingdom, 2686 - 2181 B.C.

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AC34352. Alabaster vase; cf. Yale Egyptian Art, p. 52, Choice, 14.6 cm (5 3/4") tall, 15.7 cm (6 1/4") outside rim diameter; flaring walls, flat base, turned over rim; intact, a few chips; from an American private collection; SOLD


Ancient Israel, Pottery Bowl, Early Bronze Age I, 3100 - 2900 B.C.

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Early Bronze Age I was a time of rural proto-urban unwalled cities. Houses were mostly either apsidal or ellipsoidal, with one or both ends curved. Caves were also used as homes.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Found in Israel.
AM48112. Pottery bowl; Amiran -; light orange-buff clay; hand-made, bulbous body, four vertical side lugs; 4 Ĺ inches diameter, Superb, intact, very rare; SOLD


Egyptian, Terracotta Concubine Bust, Early Dynastic, 3100 - 2700 B.C.

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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


Mesopotamian, Ram Figurine Amulet, Late Uruk - Jemdet-Nasr Period, c. 3300 - 3000 B.C.

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AS58662. Ram figurine amulet, 29 x 23 mm, Choice, cream calcite, circle-dot eyes and two circle-dots on body, legs curled up, pierced vertically for suspension, from an American private collection, ex Alex G. Malloy (1/1/97); SOLD


Ancient Israel, Pottery High Handle Cup, Early Bronze Age I, 3100 - 2900 B.C.

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Parallels for this Early Bronze Age form have been found at Jericho and other sites in ancient Israel.

From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Found in Israel.
AM48111. Pottery high handle cup; Amiran photo 60; light orange-buff clay, Superb, intact, hand-made, bulbous body ornamented with red painted angles and vertical lines, short neck, round flat base, high strap handle, 3 ĺ inches high; SOLD


Egypt, Small Alabaster Cup, c. 2nd - 1st Millennium B.C.

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AS61824. Egypt, small alabaster cup; 1 x 1.4 inches, carved from yellow banded alabaster, rim chips and soot deposits; from a New Jersey collection, SOLD


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

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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 nr. 2; 5" x 3", Choice conditon, beige-grey rough lava, finely worked to biface shape; heavy gray patina; SOLD




  




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Artifacts of Early Man