Phoenician Amuletic Pendant

This bronze Phoenician pendant is exceptionally large and very rare, believed to bestow protection on the wearer.

The bronze figure is heavily stylised with exaggerated features, especially on the face. The male figure raises his right hand to his chin, almost touching it with his thumb. The left arm is held away from his body, also with an extended thumb. The hair is highly stylised in thick masses brushing his shoulders, though the musculature of the body is crudely rendered. The left leg is behind the right and gives his stance a sense of motion and dynamism.

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Luristan Bronze Finial

A cast bronze finial featuring two rampant horse heads. They are conflated at the neck, and cast integral with cylindrical tube giving way to a hollow, bell-shaped support.

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Scarce Canaanite Bronze Figure Of A God

A Canaanite bronze figure of a god, standing frontal with straight legs, and with arms raised to the level of the shoulders. This is a posture of power, further emphasised by the strong facial expression and slight incline of the head. The head is modelled with a prominent nose, full cheeks, and large rounded eyes. He wears ear ornaments and his hair/wig hangs in a straight line down the back. The figure has a slim, flat body with thickening around the buttocks.

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Graeco-Roman Lead Seal Fragment

An Ancient Roman lead rectangular fragment, featuring a stamped steal to the centre, which seemingly shows three figures, with letters below. The reverse appears to be plain and unworked.

 

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Western Asiatic Transjordan Statuette

A bronze figure of a standing male wearing a pleated kilt and belt, with long hair draped over his right shoulder. His left hand is raised to head-height, and his right hand supports a patera. The figure features a peg beneath the feet.

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Roman Bronze Attachment

A Roman bronze attachment with lion protome in the centre. The the upper side is barbed with grooves, probably used for a latch, whereas the reverse side is unworked.

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Avar Griffin Belt Mount

A rectangular, bronze, openwork figure of a couchant griffin. There is a mount with rivet to each corner; a hinge to the lower edge; and an articulated openwork leaf pendant.

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Western Asiatic Nabatean Statuette

A bronze figure of a standing male with shoulder-length hair and a loose robe, which is draped over the left shoulder and secured at the waist. The figure has his left hand extended at chest-height and his right hand raised.

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Bronze Bacchus Jug Handle

A large Ancient Roman bronze handle, the looped section of which is cast with overlapping leaves and duck head ornament. The lower attachment takes the form of a human bust, possibly intended to represent the Roman wine god, Bacchus.

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