, Black Slate , Hellenic - Roman Period, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
This of may have been used as a cosmetic pallet. AE48734. cf. Petrie, Stone & Metal Vases 972, , some chipping to edge, otherwise , black slate ; four square protruding handles, 3 ½ inches ; ex Malloy, Egyptian Art & Artifacts, Summer 1980, 118; $150.00 (€133.50)
Roman, Bronze Mirror Disc, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.
Ex Museo Nazionale di , de-acquisition, c. 1950's; ex Ran Ryan, 1974; from the collection of . Museo Nazionale di was founded in 1889 in the , or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), built in in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III. Today the museum is principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period, from ancient , , and southern . In the 1950's the museum sold some of its later to Rex Ryan, an antiquities dealer who had a shop in . Alex Malloy, a retired dealer in antiquities for 40 years, purchased a group of these antiquities, including this piece, from Rex Ryan, in 1974. AI36100. Bronze MIRror disc; 4 3/4 inches ; thick green , , $90.00 (€80.10)
Indus Valley, Bronze Combination Cloak Pin and Mirror, c. 1st Millennium B.C.
Bronze mirrors preceded the mirrors of today. This of mirror has been found by archaeologists among elite assemblages from various cultures, from Etruscan Italy to China. In the Indus valley civilization, manufacture of bronze mirrors goes back to 2800 to 2500 B.C. AL59777. Indus valley, Bronze Pin/Mirror, c. 1st Millenium B.C., 3.25 x 11 inches, mirror with polished circular
with long pin , nice example, from a New Jersey collection, purchased from a European dealer (c. 1980's); very ; SOLD
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