NEW YORK – More than three dozen objects from the ancient Mediterranean, namely Egypt, the Near East and Europe, are offered in a Jasper52 online auction Tuesday, July 23. The selection is composed of sculptures, amulets, figures, idols and jewelry reflecting the art and cultures of the ancient world. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
The Merovingian Dynasty was a Frankish line of kings who ruled in Western Europe from A.D. 476 to 752. An early Merovingian gold cross pendant with foil-backed garnet inlay is presented in excellent condition (est. $3,000-$3,500).
Shu, a primordial Egyptian deity, is depicted on a 2¼-inch-high faience amulet that dates to the Late Dynastic period (est. $2,500-$3,000).
Two fine Roman glass objects are offered in the auction, a date-shaped flask from the first or second century (below) and a 3-inch-high round glass bowl from the same era (est. $2,000-$2,500).
A Muscovy (west central Russia) terra-cotta duck effigy vessel offered in the auction dates back to the time of Christ (est. $5,500-$7,000).
From China, a Ming Dynasty terra-cotta sculpture of a saddled horse in gilt polychrome stands just over 10 inches high (est. $3,000-$3,500).
The Jasper52 auction of Antiquities and Ancient Art will be held Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.