• AUD $220.00

    Ancient Islamic Bone "gaming piece"

        Cylindrical, slightly tapered, hollow bone “gaming piece”, with incised bands and circles. Similiar to Hittite compass inscribed pieces. The bone has been filled with a “ceramic like” packing, and the top sculpted to a nipple. Has obviously, been buried and still retains some residual mud. The “golden” bone...
  • AUD $220.00

    Ancient Islamic Bone "gaming piece"

      Cylindrical, slightly tapered, hollow bone “gaming piece”, with incised bands and circles. Similiar to Hittite compass inscribed pieces (fine circle with centre dot.) The bone has then been filled with a “ceramic like” packing, and the top sculpted to a nipple. Has obviously, been buried and still retains some...
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    Ancient Islamic Stone "gaming piece"

      Sorry, this old piece is no longer available.  A round, sort of bulgingly conical, carved dark blackish agate “gaming piece”, dating from the Islamic Period ( Circa AD - AD) and consequently from what was then Persia. The shape is well worked to allow the finger and thumb an easy...
  • AUD $110.00

    Persian, Carnelian Ring.

    An ornate Persian embossed Silver and Carnelian Ring, with raised “fire gilt” decorative motifs. The carving and the build up of oxide, combined with the warmth of the gilding and the deep red/brown of the raised “cabachon” oval Carnelian, create a very pleasing richness. An occasional careful polish with a...
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    Persian, Carnelian Seal Ring

      Sorry, this ring is no longer available.Here's a cast silver "Persian" seal ring, set with an oval deep orange/red Carnelian, engraved with a King's head. The silver is inscribed with finely detailed linework contrasting with strong architectural elements. I've read that these rings are based on Seljuk designs dating...
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    Persian, Lapis Seal Ring.

      Here's a raised silver "Persian" seal ring, set with an oval deep blue Lapis Lazuli, engraved with a charging elephant (with its ears up and its trunk lowered.)The silver is plain except for two bands of shiny "beads" against a darker background. with a finely detailed "fish" joining the plain narrow band to...
  • AUD $110.00

    Persian, Silver Carnelian Ring

    An ornate Persian embossed Silver and Carnelian Ring, with raised “fire gilt” decorative motifs. The carving and the build up of oxide, combined with the warmth of the gilding and the deep red/brown of the raised “cabachon” oval Carnelian, create a very pleasing richness. An occasional careful polish with a...