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Indian Pink Sandstone Figure of a Deity, Central India, 11th/12th century
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Indian Pink Sandstone Figure of a Deity (Possibly Shiva) Central India, 11th/12th century Pink Sandstone 22 inches, 25 inches on base In the Hindu pantheon Shiva is one of the most...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Gothic head of an apostle - 13th century
Located in PARIS, FR
Head of apostle or Christ in carved limestone. Elongated face with a large forehead and long hair with thick wavy locks on the sides. The almond-shaped eyes are underlined by the hem...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

Sainte Catherine
Located in Wien, Wien
Sainte. Catherine Cologne around 1350/70 Carved lime wood height 49,5 cm Originals, polychrome version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Roman Marble Altar Fragment with Cupid
Located in Milan, IT
Roman marble altar fragment with cupid Provenance: Nicolas Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Ancient Etruscan Archaic Bronze Discus Thrower
Located in London, GB
A remarkably fine example of Archaic sculpture. A figure of a discophoros, or discus bearer, standing with his right leg forward, gripping a discus in his right hand, the left arm r...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Egyptian Alabaster Figure of Thoth in the form of a baboon, 664-332 BC
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Christie's, London, Antiquities, November 26th, 1980, lot 174 (ill.)
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Alabaster

Ancient Egyptian Gold Statue of Osiris
Located in London, GB
A fine and elaborately decorated gilt wood statuette of Osiris, the Egyptian god of the underworld, standing mummiform on a wooden base and displaying a serene expression, his expert...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Gold

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Statue of Ptah
Located in London, GB
A beautiful bronze statuette depicting the Egyptian god Ptah, standing mummiform and wearing a tight-fitting skullcap and wide royal beard. The god holds the was-sceptre, symbolising...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Roman Marble Head of Sophocles
Located in London, GB
This fine Roman marble head preserves the proper left side of the face of a middle-aged man, with broad nose, soft lips, and bearded chin. The short beard and sideburns have been fin...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Fragment of a right foot, Roman period, 3rd century AD, sculpture, antiquities
Located in Geneva, CH
Fragment of a right foot, Roman period, 3rd century AD, sculpture, antiquities 3rd century AD Hollow cast bronze Provenance : Collection of Nicolas Koutoulakis, Paris and Geneva...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Roman Marble Foot
Located in London, GB
An evocative Roman marble fragment, preserving the front portion of an over life-size sandalled foot. The toes, nails, and bridge of the foot have been sensitively carved. The outer ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Roman Marble Sculpture of Jupiter seating on a throne, Antiquities, 2nd A-D
Located in Geneva, CH
Roman Marble Sculpture of Jupiter seating on a throne, Antiquities, 2nd A-D Marble 33 x 22 x 32 cm Provenance : Private collection, Geneva (acquired in the late 1940s, early 1950s)...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Procession with Horses, India, 12th Century
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A stone sculpture by an unknown Indian artist. "Procession with Horses, India, 12th Century" is a royal procession scene from a medieval, Indian temple. The central rider wears an e...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Corpus Christi
Located in Wien, Wien
Christ around 1330/50 Central Italy / Tuscany Carved hardwood

 height 100 cm Polychrome frame
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Lizard Sarcophagus
Located in London, GB
An exquisite bronze reliquary in the form of a lizard basking in the sun, lying atop a finely inscribed base made hollow to hold mummified reptile remains. This remarkable object, wh...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Roman Marble Torso of Aphrodite, 1st 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Full height including base: 120 cm PROVENANCE French Art Market Private Collection, Piemonte Private Collection A torso sculpted with Greek marble with large crystals, originally p...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Head of Avalokiteshvara, KHMER, Cambodia, Bayon Style
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A gray sandstone head of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Cambodia, Bayon Style from the 13th century. The artwork is unsigned. Provenance: Charles Craig, Private Collection Heather James Fin...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Sandstone head of Buddha, Khmer, Angkor period, post-Bayon
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful Khmer head of Buddha. Angkor period, style of the post-Bayon. 14th century. Carved sandstone. Height 12 5/8 inches, width 5 5/8 inches, profile 5 7/8 inches. Measures 15 5/...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Ancient Gandhara Sculpture - 2nd/3rd Century
Located in Roma, IT
Gandhara Sculpture is a large gray schist statue representing a figure of a devotee with turbant.. From the drapery and the cloth sculptures, we could understand it deals with a st...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Statue of Goddess Neith
Located in London, GB
Neith, the Egyptian goddess of war and hunting, is shown wearing the Lower Egyptian crown, or Deshret. She once carried a was sceptre in her left hand, as a symbol of her power, and ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Daoist Wooden Figure, China, Ming Dynasty
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Provenance: Private Collection, California
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Ming 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Lacquer, Pigment

Veracruz Mexico Pre-Columbian ceramic Warrior figure sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Figure of a Chanting Warrior Ceramic with bitumen highlights 300-600 CE (Classic Period) Mexico, Veracruz, possibly Nopiloa Veracruz Culture Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Vera Cruz culture...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Griffin Head Rhyton
Located in London, GB
An elegant, Apulian red-figure rhyton in the shape of a griffin's head, the neck painted with a fine female head, shown with her hair tied at the back and wearing an embroidered cap ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Carolingian marble sculpture. Pluteus Element
Located in PARIS, FR
Exceptional Carolingian marble pluteus element from the San Salvatore abbey in Orvieto, Italy. The frieze shows crosses and a bird in typical 9th ​​century tracery. Pluteus elements ...
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Byzantine 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Roman Marble Statuette of Zeus
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Roman fragmentary statuette once belonged to Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle (1694-1758) and was displayed alongside his family’s illustrious collection of antiquit...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Roman Marble Fragment of a Hand
Located in London, GB
A Roman marble fragment of a hand, shown with an open palm and subtly curved fingers. The rounded and fleshy skin suggests this hand once belonged to a statue representing a child or...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Sancai-Glazed Horse with Cut Fur Blanket
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A Chinese, Tang Dynasty, Sancai-glazed, three colors of brown, green and creamy, sculpture of a horse with a cut fur blanket. This Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), glazed earthenw...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Earthenware, Glaze

Gandharan Frieze with Scenes from the Life of Buddha
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A schist stone carving from 2nd/3rd Century Gandhara depicting scenes from the life of Buddha. Provenance: Spink and Sons LTD, 1985.
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Procession, China, Ming Dynasty
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A set of figurative sculptures, ceramic in greens and browns by an unknown Chinese artist. The piece is from the Ming Dynasty and is unsigned.
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Ming 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

12th Century Khmer Goddess Devata or Uma sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
12th Century Khmer Goddess Devata or Uma Carved sandstone, Angkor period, Baphuon style (1050-1100), 12th century, Cambodia. 28 1/2" tall. Without display base or evidence of dril...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Exceptional Classical Greek Terracotta Head of a Youth
Located in London, GB
This delicate terracotta head is a magnificent example of Classical Greek art from Tarentum, modern-day Apulia. It depicts a youth with sensuously modelled lips and heavy-lidded, alm...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Roman Campana Relief of a Satyr Harvesting Grapes
Located in London, GB
This terracotta relief depicts a kneeling satyr picking bunches of grapes and adding them to his overflowing basket. It originally must have belonged to a larger scene showing the dr...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Saint John Evangelist. Carved oak.
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful Saint-Jean in oak wood carved from the Gothic period. Standing, his left leg bent, he is dressed in a dress tied at the waist with a belt and a coat with a chest strap. The...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Madonna and Child. 14th century Parisian workshops.
Located in PARIS, FR
Very beautiful Virgin and Child in oak characteristic of the corpus of Ile de France workshops from the beginning of the 14th century, particularly illustrated by the work of ivory o...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Sedes Sapientiae. Mosan Virgin with Child.
Located in PARIS, FR
Large Virgin and Child in oak from the end of the 13th century or beginning of the 14th century. The plasticity of the faces and of Christ evoke the 13th century (the face of the Vir...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

6th Century BCE Archaic Greek Terracotta Kore Female Bust
Located in New York, NY
This terracotta bust of a Kore (young maiden) has iconic Greek archaic features. Notable are her broad smile, almond-shaped eyes and long hair centrally parted with a broad fillet at...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
Located in London, GB
This finely carved stone statue depicts the Buddha wearing long robes, with cascading folds of fabric clinging to the contours of his body in beautiful Graeco-Buddhist style. Such st...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Greek Black Glazed Pottery Hydria
Located in London, GB
An elegant vessel from Magna Graecia, modern-day Southern Italy. With a voluminous acorn-shaped, reeded body, covered with a black glaze, the neck decorated with a delicate olive spr...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Horse Head Sculpture: 'Horse Head Armor with Carved Baby Mammoth Tusk Bridle'
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by amateur archaeologists such as Heinrich Schliemann who discovered Troy and by past elaborate hoaxes like that of the Piltdown Man, Joshua travels the world performing sta...
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Conceptual 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Leather, Resin, Paint

Highrelief , Massacre of the Innocents Thomas Gaudiello 20th november 1685
Located in Milan, IT
Three-dimensional high-relief panel representig the Massacre of the Innocents. The scene takes place in an hypothetical Bethlehem in the square facing Herod’s palace. In the foregrou...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Egyptian Coffin mask
Located in Wien, Wien
26th dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 B.C. Wood covered with linen Original version Height 50 cm. Provenance: Private collection Füssen Collection of the archaeologist Klenz Starnberg before 1...
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Naturalistic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Romanesque Madonna - 15th Century, Gothic, Wooden, Figurative Sculpture, Brown
Located in Wien, Wien
Romanesque Madonna Auvergne around 1175/1200 Pine wood carved height 40,5 cm Remains of polychrome frame
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Male Torso, Khmer, Baphuon Period
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sandstone sculpture. ""Male Torso, Khmer, Baphuon Period"" was created in the 11th century and is unsigned. Provenance: Heather James Fine Art, California Private Collection, Calif...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

2nd-century Gandharan carved Indian relief panel
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful carved relief with figures, Gandharan, 2nd-3rd century. India or Pakistan. Carved schist. Measures h. 4 3/8 inches; l. 14 3/8 inches; d. 1.75 inches.
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Sitting Madonna, Sedes Sapientiae
Located in Wien, Wien
Sitting Madonna, Sedes Sapientiae Enthroned on Solomon's throne of wisdom Ca. 1485/90 Around 1485/Alabaster, sculpturally carved, remains of the original polychromy Museum sculpture ...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Alabaster

Head of Goddess, Central India, 8th Century
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful Head of Indian Goddess, possibly Gupta. Cental india, 6th-8th century. Measures h. 12.5 inches, w. 9 inches, d. 4.25 inches. Measures 16 x 10.25 x 6.5 with wood stand.
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Relief with Bust of Goddess, Indian antique sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful 9th century sandstone sculpture depict a Hindu Goddess. Measures 13.5 inches tall, 10.75 inches wide, 5.75 inches deep. With stand, measures 18 inches tall. Provenance: Pr...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

6th-century Northern Qi Dynasty Head of Buddha Chinese Bust Sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful antique Chinese head of Buddha. Qi Dynasty, 6th-century, carved limestone measures h. 8.75 in., w. 5 3/8 in., w. 6.75 in. Measures 13 inches tall on base. Footprint of base...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

Ancient Greek Bronze Figure of Hephaistos
Located in London, GB
This elegant figurine depicts the Greek god of fire and metalworking Hephaistos. He is shown seated with a pointed craftsman's cap on his head and would have once held a pair of tong...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Throne Madonna
Located in Wien, Wien
Throne Madonna around 1250/80 Spain Carved hardwood

 height 44 cm Original version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Marble Lion Fountain Head Roman Empire 1st/2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Large roman carved marble fountain head representing a lion Rome, I-II Century AC Bonham's London, 22 September 1998, lot 485; formerly in the private collection of a Norwegian gent...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Sandstone head of Vishnu, Khmer, Angkor period, style of Bakheng
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful head of Vishnu. Khmer, Cambodia. Angkor period, style of Bakheng, 1st quarter of 10th century. Carved sandstone. Height 10 7/8 inches, width 6.75 inches, profile 5 7/8 inch...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Enthroned Madonna and Child.
Located in PARIS, FR
Large Virgin and Child in carved wood, carved back. Sitting on a throne bench, Mary carries Christ seated on her left knee. The Virgin has a face with stylized features with semicir...
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Medieval 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

3rd Century Gandharan Relief with 3 Figures and Elephant
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful relief carving with three figures and an elephant. Gandharan, Pakistan, 2nd-3rd century . Carved schist. Measures 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches. Base measures 2 x 7 3/4 inch...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Romanesque enthroned Virgin
Located in PARIS, FR
Enthroned Virgin in carved walnut. Seated on a bench-throne, Mary carries the Child on her left knee in a frontal position; oval face with protruding eyes stretched towards the templ...
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Medieval 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Hildegard von Bingen
Located in Wien, Wien
Hildegard of Bingen Tyrol around 1490

 Carved lime wood

 height 46,5 cm Original version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Bust of a Deity
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful 10th century bust of an Indian Deity. Buff sandstone, measures 8.25 x 5.25 x 6 inches. Measures 14.75 inches tall on wood base. Provenance: Ken Shores collection.
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

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 Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

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