Ivory Lobi Pendant
Ivory Lobi Pendant
Lapis Lazuli Painting
Lapis Lazuli Painting

17th century
Italy
Oil on lapis lazuli
Prov. Private Belgian collection; L. Van Onckelen

Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eye
Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eye
A Fine and Rare Pair of Lignum Vitae Dipper Cups
A Fine and Rare Pair of Lignum Vitae Dipper Cups

Late 17th century
England
H: 7 cm
Prov. Seward Kennedy collection

A rare surviving pair of English lignum vitae dipper cups of similar size and identical decoration; each decorated with double bands of triple reeded ornament.

Kifwebe Mask
Kifwebe Mask

Early 20th century
DRC
Wood
Prov. M. L. Felix, Brussels, Belgium

Gilt Bronze Plaques of the Four Seasons
Gilt Bronze Plaques of the Four Seasons

17th century
Italy
Prov. English art market

Personifications of the four seasons.

Ceremonial Axe
Ceremonial Axe

19th century
Cook island
Wood
Prov. Private Belgian coll.

Fragment of a Sculptor's Model
Fragment of a Sculptor's Model

Ptolemaic Period
Egypt
Stucco
Prov. Coll. Marie Laforet (1939-…); Paris, Druout (28 Febr. 1977); Pierre Cornette De Saint-Cyr. (Expert Charles Ratton)

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Memento Mori
Memento Mori

Prov. Colnaghi, London, UK 

Hu or Court Tablet
Hu or Court Tablet

ca. 1700
China
Ivory
Prov. Belgian private coll.

Court tablets carved of ivory were carried by officials whilst in the Imperial presence, and held in front of the face as the court official bowed deeply to the Emperor.

Glass Vase "Façon de Venise"
Glass Vase "Façon de Venise"

17th century
Catalan or Tuscan workshop
H: 15cm
Prov. Private Italian coll.

A glass jar, cylindrical body and neck with inverted border, decorated with lattice wires. Façon de Venise is a style of glass made in the 16th and 17th centuries at places other than Venice itself but using the techniques that had been perfected there. It may be outwardly so similar as to be difficult to distinguish from Venetian glass proper. The prestige of Venetian glass was so great in the rest of Europe that French, German, Bohemian, Netherlandish, Spanish, and English glassmakers evolved their versions of Venetian style.

Ikoko Pendant
Ikoko Pendant

First quarter 20th century
Pende people, DRC
Prov. Private Belgian coll.

Gandhara Head Fragment
Gandhara Head Fragment

1500 BC–535 BC
Pakistan
Schist
Prov. T. Desmet, Brussels, Belgium

Buddha Left Hand "Abhaya Mudra"
Buddha Left Hand "Abhaya Mudra"

17th century
Thailand
Bronze, traces of gold laqué
H: 18 cm
Prov. Ancient coll. Dr. Lisfranc

Abhaya means ‘fearlessness’. If you look at this Buddha hand gesture, or mudra, you will also feel the energy of protection, peace and a sense of strong, deep inner security.

Amethyst
Amethyst
Nigerian Currency
Nigerian Currency
Pietra Dura
Pietra Dura

17th century
Uffizio workshop, Florence, Italy
Prov. Ancient English coll. 

Egyptian Limestone Bas Relief Framgent with Blue Pigment
Egyptian Limestone Bas Relief Framgent with Blue Pigment
Skull
Skull

17th century
Wood

Large Pair of Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eyes
Large Pair of Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eyes

11th Dynasty
White stone, rock cristal
Prov. J. Billen, Brussels, Belgium

Putti
Putti
Gilt Bronze Soldier
Gilt Bronze Soldier
Yoruba Ritual Bell
Yoruba Ritual Bell
Ivory Lobi Pendant
Lapis Lazuli Painting
Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eye
A Fine and Rare Pair of Lignum Vitae Dipper Cups
Kifwebe Mask
Gilt Bronze Plaques of the Four Seasons
Ceremonial Axe
Fragment of a Sculptor's Model
170908 - Porifirius - Database 19.jpg
Memento Mori
Hu or Court Tablet
Glass Vase "Façon de Venise"
Ikoko Pendant
Gandhara Head Fragment
Buddha Left Hand "Abhaya Mudra"
Amethyst
Nigerian Currency
Pietra Dura
Egyptian Limestone Bas Relief Framgent with Blue Pigment
Skull
Large Pair of Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eyes
Putti
Gilt Bronze Soldier
Yoruba Ritual Bell
Ivory Lobi Pendant
Lapis Lazuli Painting

17th century
Italy
Oil on lapis lazuli
Prov. Private Belgian collection; L. Van Onckelen

Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eye
A Fine and Rare Pair of Lignum Vitae Dipper Cups

Late 17th century
England
H: 7 cm
Prov. Seward Kennedy collection

A rare surviving pair of English lignum vitae dipper cups of similar size and identical decoration; each decorated with double bands of triple reeded ornament.

Kifwebe Mask

Early 20th century
DRC
Wood
Prov. M. L. Felix, Brussels, Belgium

Gilt Bronze Plaques of the Four Seasons

17th century
Italy
Prov. English art market

Personifications of the four seasons.

Ceremonial Axe

19th century
Cook island
Wood
Prov. Private Belgian coll.

Fragment of a Sculptor's Model

Ptolemaic Period
Egypt
Stucco
Prov. Coll. Marie Laforet (1939-…); Paris, Druout (28 Febr. 1977); Pierre Cornette De Saint-Cyr. (Expert Charles Ratton)

Memento Mori

Prov. Colnaghi, London, UK 

Hu or Court Tablet

ca. 1700
China
Ivory
Prov. Belgian private coll.

Court tablets carved of ivory were carried by officials whilst in the Imperial presence, and held in front of the face as the court official bowed deeply to the Emperor.

Glass Vase "Façon de Venise"

17th century
Catalan or Tuscan workshop
H: 15cm
Prov. Private Italian coll.

A glass jar, cylindrical body and neck with inverted border, decorated with lattice wires. Façon de Venise is a style of glass made in the 16th and 17th centuries at places other than Venice itself but using the techniques that had been perfected there. It may be outwardly so similar as to be difficult to distinguish from Venetian glass proper. The prestige of Venetian glass was so great in the rest of Europe that French, German, Bohemian, Netherlandish, Spanish, and English glassmakers evolved their versions of Venetian style.

Ikoko Pendant

First quarter 20th century
Pende people, DRC
Prov. Private Belgian coll.

Gandhara Head Fragment

1500 BC–535 BC
Pakistan
Schist
Prov. T. Desmet, Brussels, Belgium

Buddha Left Hand "Abhaya Mudra"

17th century
Thailand
Bronze, traces of gold laqué
H: 18 cm
Prov. Ancient coll. Dr. Lisfranc

Abhaya means ‘fearlessness’. If you look at this Buddha hand gesture, or mudra, you will also feel the energy of protection, peace and a sense of strong, deep inner security.

Amethyst
Nigerian Currency
Pietra Dura

17th century
Uffizio workshop, Florence, Italy
Prov. Ancient English coll. 

Egyptian Limestone Bas Relief Framgent with Blue Pigment
Skull

17th century
Wood

Large Pair of Egyptian Mummy Mask Inlay Eyes

11th Dynasty
White stone, rock cristal
Prov. J. Billen, Brussels, Belgium

Putti
Gilt Bronze Soldier
Yoruba Ritual Bell
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