Antiquities

Rita's collection of antiquities includes Egyptian, pre-Columbian, Roman, Persian, Afghani and African items. The Egyptian antiquities include strands of faience beads, strands of mummy beads, a group of ancient gold-on-stone beads, faience and ceramic seals, a bronze bell, ancient amethyst beads, stone figures and a stamp seal. The pre-Columbian antiquities come from various parts of the Americas. Pre-Columbian necklaces and strands of beads are of stone, shell, quartz crystal and other materials. Many pre-Columbian ceramic or clay items are also included.

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Note: Some photographs below contain multiple items, and each available item in these images is now listed separately, with its own photo, description and item number/letter combination. Consequently, multiple versions of the same photograph may appear in the page below.
A Collection of Ancient Beads, Middle East - AN115aA Collection of Ancient Beads, Middle East - AN115a$350.00A Collection of ancient beads from the Middle East. It is difficult to determine from which country these originated. They were purchased in Cairo in the 1980's. Size, materials and colors vary. Antiquity Item 115aAncient Beads, Israel - MidEast - AN141bAncient Beads, Israel - MidEast - AN141b$225.00Ancient beads, Israel/Mid East. These beads are at a special price as they are fragile. 33 beads in all. Originally priced at $450.00. There are some in excellent condition and many still have their original wonderful luminescense. Antiquity Item 141bAncient Egyptian Amulets, Group of 4 - AN155aAncient Egyptian Amulets, Group of 4 - AN155a$100.00Ancient Egyptian Amulets, Group of 4 - AN155a. Antiquity Item 155aAncient Glass Seal, Roman or Older- AN117aAncient Glass Seal, Roman or Older- AN117a$450.00Ancient Glass Seal, Roman or Earlier - AN117a Antiquity Item 117a Ancient Mid East Glass Beads and Antique African Trade Beads - AN116bAncient Mid East Glass Beads and Antique African Trade Beads - AN116b$250.00Ancient Mid East Glass Beads and Antique African Trade Beads. Includes 2 ancient glass melon beads and one Ancient Glass Bead from Syria or Lebanon. Antiquity Item 116b
Ancient MidEast Spindle Whorl Beads - AN175dAncient MidEast Spindle Whorl Beads - AN175d$95.00Ancient MidEast Spindle Whorl Beads - AN175d Antiquity Item 175dAncient Oval Molded Oil Lamp with Raised Fern Pattern, Egypt - AN203Ancient Oval Molded Oil Lamp with Raised Fern Pattern, Egypt - AN203$60.00Ancient Oval Molded Oil Lamp with Raised Fern Pattern, Egypt - AN203 Antiquity Item 203Ancient Scarab, Egypt - AN101Ancient Scarab, Egypt - AN101$225.00Ancient Scarab, Egypt. Ceramic. 1 1/4" long. Hole through length of scarab. In ancient Egypt, scarabs were used as amulets and in tombs, to help guide the deceased in the afterlife. http://ettuantiquities.com/scarabs_1.htm Antiquity Item 101 Ancient Seal, Egypt - AN007Ancient Seal, Egypt - AN007$350.00Ancient Seal, Egypt. Purchased in Egypt in the 1980's. 15mm tall. Very good condition. Antiquity Item 007Ancient Stone Beads, Middle East - AN126aAncient Stone Beads, Middle East - AN126a$135.00Collection of ancient stone beads, varying sizes and shapes. Includes jug bead and spindle whorl beads. Antiquity Item 126a
Ancient Stone Eye of Horus Amulet, Egypt - AN031Ancient Stone Eye of Horus Amulet, Egypt - AN031$75.00Ancient Stone Eye of Horus Amulet, Egypt - AN031. 20mm tall. Antiquity Item 031Ancient Terracotta Oil Lamp with Impressed Designs, Egypt - AN191Ancient Terracotta Oil Lamp with Impressed Designs, Egypt - AN191$100.00Ancient Terracotta Oil Lamp, Egypt. Nice details. Antiquity Item 191Black Ceramic Oil Lamp with Bowman Charioteer Design, Ancient, Egypt - AN202Black Ceramic Oil Lamp with Bowman Charioteer Design, Ancient, Egypt - AN202$100.00Ancient Black Ceramic Oil Lamp with Bowman Charioteer Design, Egypt Antiquity Item 202Collection of Ancient and Very Old Beads, Middle East - AN115bCollection of Ancient and Very Old Beads, Middle East - AN115b$325.00Collection of ancient and very old beads, Middle East. Bead size, materials and colors vary. Antiquity Item 115bCollection of Faience Beads and Ancient Glass, Egypt - AN140aCollection of Faience Beads and Ancient Glass, Egypt - AN140a$125.00Collection of Blue and Green Faience Beads and Ancient Glass Beads, Egypt - AN140a. This is a set of larger beads and includes a few possible focal beads. Antiquities Item 140a
Etruscan Carved Stone Figure, Ancient - AN228Etruscan Carved Stone Figure, Ancient - AN228$100.00Etruscan Carved Stone Figure, Ancient. Formerly Antique Item 208c, Now Antiquity Item 228Group of 7 Mixed Material Ancient Focal Beads - AN046Group of 7 Mixed Material Ancient Focal Beads - AN046$120.00Group of 7 Mixed Material Ancient Focal Beads. A variety here of different stones, shapes and designs. Great for artisans and collectible too. Antiquities Item 046Group of Ancient Beads - AN175Group of Ancient Beads - AN175$125.00Mixed beads, including Ancient Agate and Square Bead with Dot-Circle motif. The Agate is from Afghanistan and the square pendant is likely to be pre-Columbian. For the group - includes beads with no through holes. Antiquity Item 175Group of Ancient Egyptian Seals and Stone Figures, Egypt - AN222Group of Ancient Egyptian Seals and Stone Figures, Egypt - AN222$325.00Six ancient glass seals and stone figures, all in excellent condition, Egypt. Only one has thru-hole. Antiquity Item 222Mixed PreColumbian Shell Beads - AN175bMixed PreColumbian Shell Beads - AN175b$180.00Mixed PreColumbian Shell Beads. Antiquity Item 175b
Off-White Ancient Oil Terracotta Lamp with Impressed Designs, Egypt - AN190Off-White Ancient Oil Terracotta Lamp with Impressed Designs, Egypt - AN190$125.00Off-White Terracotta Oil Lamp with Impressed Designs, Ancient, Egypt. Antiquity Item 190Pre-Columbian Carved Figure - AN119bPre-Columbian Carved Figure - AN119b$80.00Pre-Columbian carved figure. Rita bought several Pre-Columbian items in the 1980's and held onto them. Antiquity Item 119bPre-Columbian Ceramic Cat - AN036Pre-Columbian Ceramic Cat - AN036$80.00Pre-Columbian ceramic cat. 1" by 2". Antiquity Item 036 Pre-Columbian Frog Pendant, Peru - AN113aPre-Columbian Frog Pendant, Peru - AN113a$175.00Pre-Columbian frog pendant, with eyes, Peru. 14mm across holes. 1 1/2" tall. Antiquity Item 113aPre-Columbian Metal Belt Buckle with Ancient Bird Design - AN041Pre-Columbian Metal Belt Buckle with Ancient Bird Design - AN041$150.00Pre-Columbian metal belt buckle with ancient bird design. Good condition. Would be a wonderful pendant. More spectacular in person. 32mm wide. Antiquity Item 041
Pre-Columbian Shell Beads - AN177Pre-Columbian Shell Beads - AN177$22.00Pre-Columbian Shell Beads. A sweet short strand of 18 beads. Sizes vary. Antiquity Item 177Pre-Columbian Shell Necklace with Bronze Bell Pendant, Peru - AN090Pre-Columbian Shell Necklace with Bronze Bell Pendant, Peru - AN090$155.00Pre-Columbian Chimu Shell Necklace with Bronze Bell Pendant, Peru. The Chimu culture extended from 900 to 1470 CE. Originally acquired in Peru in the 1960's. This strand is broken. We can restring it for you with a clasp for $25.00 additional. Antiquity Item 090Pre-Columbian Spondylus and Shell Beads - AN120Pre-Columbian Spondylus and Shell Beads - AN120$85.00Pre-Columbian Spondylus and Shell Beads Antiquities Item 120Pre-Columbian Vase - AN209Pre-Columbian Vase - AN209$350.00Pre-Columbian Vase. Excellent Condition. Antiquity Item 209Pre-Columbian Whistle - AN119aPre-Columbian Whistle - AN119a$95.00Pre-Columbian Incan or Mayan Whistle. http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/29/science/complex-whistles-found-to-play-key-roles-in-inca-and-maya-life.html Antiquity Item 119a
Roman Game Ball Bead, 2000 to 5000 years old, ancient - AN093Roman Game Ball Bead, 2000 to 5000 years old, ancient - AN093$80.00Roman Game Ball Bead, 2000 to 5000 years old, ancient Antiquities Item 093Roman Glass Seal, Ancient - AN106Roman Glass Seal, Ancient - AN106$95.00Roman Glass Seal, Ancient. Has hole for hanging as pendant. One chip on one side. Antiquity Item 106Roman Period Stone and Ceramic beads, strand, 2000-5000 years old - AN092Roman Period Stone and Ceramic beads, strand, 2000-5000 years old - AN092$375.00Collection of stone and ceramic beads from Roman period, 2000-5000 years old, ancient. Antiquity Item 092