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Sculptural Iron Meteorite from Morasko Poland
Located in London, GB
A sculptural iron meteorite dating to the formation of the solar system, some 4.55 billion years ago. From the Morasko meteorite nature reserve, Poznan, Western Poland, discovered, c...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

Iron Meteorite From The Barringer Crater
Located in London, GB
A sculptural iron octahedrite meteorite from the famous Barringer crater, Coconino County, Arizona. A beautiful fragment dating to the formation of our solar system, around 4.57 bill...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

Spectacular Natural Gogotte Formation Sculpture
Located in London, GB
This spectacular gogotte was finely modelled by the movement of silica-rich water through loose sand. The thick swirls and folds of sparkling sandstone roll into one another to creat...
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Stone

Fragmentary Marble Corinthian Capital Roman Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Bernhard Wicki Private Collection, acquired before 1977
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Marble

Bronze Tripod Stand, Sassanian Empire, mid 1st millennium BC
Located in Milan, IT
Bearing inventory number '3196' under one foot PROVENANCE Collection X - 6th sale, Mes Boisgirard et de Heeckeren, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, September 24th, 1981, no. 145 (ill.) Private...
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Abstract 15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Ancient Egyptian Flint Knife
Located in London, GB
This exquisite fishtail knife displays extraordinary levels of flint workmanship. The blade is thin and tactile with delicate saw-like teeth. The V- or fishtail-shaped side would hav...
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Stone

Ancient Greek Apulo Corinthian Helmet
Located in London, GB
An imposing Apulo-Corinthian bronze helmet with small almond-shaped eye slits and a protruding nose guard, finely engraved with decorative palmettes, herringbone patterns, lions, and...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Cross section of the Seymchan Meteorite
Located in London, GB
A cross-sectional cut from the pallasite meteorite Seymchan, recovered from the bed of the river Hekandue in the Russian Far East. This fragment has been prepared to reveal the honey...
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Other Medium

Spiral fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Design, Antiquity
Located in Geneva, CH
Spiral fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Design, Antiquity Spiral fibula 9-6 centuries before J.C Bronze with green and brown patina Provenance : Collection of D...
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Bronze

Spiral fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities, Design
Located in Geneva, CH
Spiral fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities, Design Spiral Fibula 9e-6e before j.c Bronze with brown and green patina Provenance : Collection of Aigenbauer
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Two spiral pins fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities
Located in Geneva, CH
Two spiral pins fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities Two spiral pins fibula 9-6 centuries before j.c Bronze with green and brown patina Provenance : Col...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Ancient Roman Marble Table
Located in London, GB
Marble tables such as this one are often called sigma tables or mensae lunatae, because of their semi-circular shape which resembles the Greek letter sigma or a half-moon. This examp...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathia-ware Hydria Vase
Located in London, GB
A confidently made Gnathia-ware hydria, ribbed and with elegant bands of rosettes and decorative details applied in opaque paint around its neck and body. As its name suggests, this ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta

Natural Freeform Gogotte Formation Sculpture
Located in London, GB
This arresting and whimsical gogotte was finely modelled by the movement of silica-rich water through loose sand near Fontainebleau, France. It derives its nickname “Guetteur” (“Look...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Sandstone

Banded Alabaster Jar Vase Egypt 1st Dynasty 2965-2815 BC
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Elie Albert Abemayor, Rue Kamel in front of Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo Mrs. Mina Merrill Prindle (1864-1963), Duluth, Minnesota and Pasadena, California, acquired from the ...
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Alabaster

Fragmentary Marble Corinthian Capital Roman Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Bernhard Wicki Private Collection, acquired before 1977
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Knapped Flint Tool, Egypt, Late Neolithic Period, 6000 - 5100 BC
Located in Milan, IT
Bearing museum collection number: 59.327.2 PROVENANCE Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell (1876-1943) collection, acquired prior to 1909 Gustave Maurice Heckscher (1884-1967) collection, ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Marble Relief achantus leaves "pulvino" Roman Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Private J.E. Collection, Bavaria, 1960s
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

A late Hellenistic Ionic Marble Capital Greek Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE J.E. Private Collection, Bavaria, 1960s
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Travertine

Knapped Flint Axe, Late Neolithic to Pre-Dynastic Period 6000 - 3500 BC
Located in Milan, IT
Bearing museum collection number: 59.327.4 PROVENANCE Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell (1876-1943) collection, acquired prior to 1909 Gustave Maurice Heckscher (1884-1967) collection, ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Natural Petrified Wood Sculpture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-238 Natural Petrified wood earth tone unpolished set on custom wood base as a sculpture ,showing all the texture of the original wood.
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Stone Age Ceremonial Axes
Located in London, GB
A group of large, exquisitely preserved Neolithic thin-butted axes, knapped and polished from blocks of mottled orange, grey, cream and brown-coloured flint.   These tools were craf...
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Stone

Huge Sculptural Triceratops Skull Fossil
Located in London, GB
An imposing and wonderfully sculptural Triceratops prorsus skull from the Hell Creek formation, preserving the left side of the skull with a remarkably large crescent-shaped frill se...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Extremely Large Megalodon Shark Tooth
Located in London, GB
This exceedingly large and beautifully preserved serrated tooth would have once lined the mouth of a big Megalodon shark (Carcharocles megalodon). The mightiest and most terrifying ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Neolithic Scandinavian Axes
Located in London, GB
These three stone axes have a most striking shape, reminiscent of a raven’s beak. They were once used to clear the forests of prehistoric Scandinavia. Their resolutely modern charac...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Spectacular Petrified Wood from Arizona
Located in London, GB
A large and highly decorative section of a petrified conifer tree trunk (Araucarioxylon arizonicum) from Northern Arizona. Over millions of years, this Prehistoric tree transformed i...
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Roman Glass Cinerarium Vessel
Located in London, GB
This exceptional piece of glasswork was handblown into an ovoid shape with a slightly tapered base. It reflects the heights achieved in glassblowing in the first and second centuries...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Glass

Multicoloured Petrified Wood Fossil
Located in London, GB
This beautiful, vibrant cross section of petrified wood originates from Turkey. Its magnificent colours were created by waters rich in blue azurite, turquoise-green malachite and cop...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Red Jasper Hematite Tiger's Eye Banded Iron Formation
Located in London, GB
This spectacular banded iron formation from Port Hedland, Western Australia, provides evidence of the earliest life on Earth: simple, single-celled bacteria inhabiting our ancient oc...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Extremely Large Megalodon Shark Tooth Fossil
Located in London, GB
This exceedingly large and beautifully preserved serrated tooth would have once lined the mouth of a big Megalodon shark. The mightiest and most terrifying marine predator of all ti...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Extremely Large Megalodon Shark Tooth Fossil
Located in London, GB
This exceedingly large and beautifully preserved serrated tooth would have once lined the mouth of a big Megalodon shark (Carcharocles megalodon). The mightiest and most terrifying ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Other Medium

Largest Egg Ever Laid - Elephant Bird Egg
Located in London, GB
From Madagascar, an exceptionally intact example of the largest egg ever laid, creamy white in colour and with a beautifully preserved stippled surface. The elephant bird, or Aepyor...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Adult Tyrannosaurus Rex Tooth Fossil
Located in London, GB
A large, well-preserved maxillary tooth of an adult Tyrannosaurus rex with a beautiful mottled brown and black enamel, intact serrations and a rounded tip, typical of adult T. rex te...
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Other Medium

Minoan Serpentine Lotus Vase
Located in London, GB
Finely worked in the form of a blossoming flower, this exceptional serpentine bowl was crafted at the height of the Minoan culture of Ancient Crete - one of the earliest great civili...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Superb Lower Paleolithic Flint Handaxe
Located in London, GB
A large, exceptionally preserved handaxe of ficron type, knapped from a block of light grey flint, with a beautiful mottled orange and grey patina. Inscribed "Manor Park No. 37. 28. ...
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Stone

Superb Gogotte Formation
Located in London, GB
A magnificent gogotte from Fontainebleau, France, finely modelled by the movement of silica-rich water through loose sand. Each gogotte is unique - an extraordinary natural masterp...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Sandstone

Spectacular Petrified Incense Cedar Wood Fossil
Located in London, GB
This spectacular cross section of petrified cedar wood comes from Saddle Mountain, Washington. It is remarkably large with a wonderful and highly aesthetic shape, exhibiting vibrant ...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Large Prehistoric Neolithic Flint Axe
Located in London, GB
A large, thin-butted Neolithic flint axe found in Mauprévoir, France. Knapped from pink-brown flint, with a white grey streak on one side and with beautiful marks resembling stitchin...
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Superb Ancient Japanese Haniwa Head
Located in London, GB
This exceptional example of Japanese Haniwa sculpture probably depicts a Shinto shamaness and displays unusual incisions, perhaps scarification. Haniwa figural sculpture was placed...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta

Large Neolithic Flint Axe from Sweden
Located in London, GB
This tactile stone tool was finely knapped from a large piece of mottled orange and black flint, with beautiful marks resembling stitching along the edges, and has a thick old collec...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

Ancient Chinese Chu Kingdom Wooden Spirit Figure
Located in London, GB
This exceptionally preserved wooden figure originates from the Chu Kingdom of ancient China and impresses by its bold and linear silhouette. Delicately and expressively carved, it wo...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit woman figural sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlan del Rio type, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. A handbuilt bichrome terracotta standing female figure standing with her torso nude with pronounced b...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit woman figural sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlan del Rio type, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. A handbuilt bichrome terracotta female figure seated with feet peeking out beneath her skirt - her to...
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta

"Pre-Columbian Chinesco Bowl," Glazed Ceramic circa 300 B.C.
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This Chinesco bowl was from a pre-Columbian society from around 300 BCE. It features abstract, geometric designs in red and black. The diameter is 8".
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Abstract Geometric 15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Glaze

Chimu c.1100 Peruvian terra-cotta portrait face vase vessel Peru
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful pre-Columbian Chimu vessel. Terracotta, a.d. 1100-1400, Peru. One very minor chip under rim of vessel opening. Otherwise outstanding condition.
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15th Century and Earlier Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta