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Image database with photographs of ancient art and antiquities

Our image database provides photographs of ancient art and antiquities for press releases as well as for private use. All artefacts sold in our gallery are documented through professional photographs. The resulting image library contains numerous ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as ancient coins. The time span from Stone Age, over Bronze Age and Classical Antiquity until Late Antiquity is covered.

The photo gallery aims at providing a vast visual archive equipped with filters and search tools. You are most welcome to search the constantly growing number of artefacts in the image library. We are also happy to authorize hyperlinks from your webpage / forum to the objects depicted in our gallery. For this purpose, please send us a short notification prior to placing a hyperlink. For almost every object high definition photographs are available and can be provided e.g. to document your collection or for scientific papers or popular science articles. If you are interested in using pictures for publications, print media or other purposes, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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  1. Bronze Age ox cart from Anatolia
    Bronze Age ox cart from Anatolia

    One of the few surviving models of the earliest four-wheeled vehicles in human history. A find from Southeastern Anatolia, around 2000 BC. Published in a standard work from 1973.

  2. Buy Egyptian bronze figurine of Nehebkau
    Rare Egyptian bronze figurine of Nehebkau

    Bronze statuettes of this god are very hard to find. The assessor of the dead is shown in human form with a snake's head and a tripartite wig. From the Late Period of Ancient Egypt.

    Price: on request
  3. Roman intaglio inscribed DIOGENOY
    Roman intaglio inscribed DIOGENOY

    The gemstone made of red carnelian bears the inscription DIOGENOY. From the Roman period with original remains of the iron ring.

    Price: on request
  4. Buy Canopic jar lid with Imsety
    Large canopic jar lid with Imsety

    Egyptian Late Period canopic jar lid in the shape of a human head. The piece is impressive due to its massive size and high-quality craftsmanship.

  5. Daunian bird askos in the gallery
    Daunian bird askos

    Italic pottery in the subgeometric style. Made around 500 BC in Apulia. An attractive vessel due to the beautiful painting and the bird shape.

  6. Sasanian stamp seal of green jasper
    Sasanian stamp seal with emblem

    Perfectly preserved seal made of noble green jasper. The piece is from the period of Sasanian rule in the Near East.

  7. Sasanian stamp seal
    Sasanian stamp seal with animal and star

    The nice seal of orange carnelian is engraved with a schematic scene. From the period of Sasanian rule in the Near East.

  8. Buy Mesopotamian mosaic cones
    Two Mesopotamian mosaic cones

    The pieces were part of a mosaic decoration of a Mesopotamian structure in the 4th Millenium BC. The temple architecture from Uruk is a particularly well known example of such a use.

    Price: on request
  9. Buy Roman potsherds from the Rhineland
    Roman potsherds from the Rhineland

    Fragments of Roman pottery. Finds from the Roman city of Novaesium, today's Neuss in Germany, an early Roman foundation and with this one of the oldest cities in Germany.

    Price: on request
  10. Buy Roman potsherds from the Rhineland
    Roman and medieval potsherds from the Rhineland

    Fragments of Roman and medieval pottery. Finds from the Roman city of Novaesium, today's Neuss in Germany, an early Roman foundation and with this one of the oldest cities in Germany.

    Price: on request
  11. Buy a Daunian Oinochoe
    Daunian Oinochoe

    From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

  12. Rare byzantine lamp holder - ex Bonhams London, identical piece on exhibition at MET Museum
    Rare byzantine lamp holder - ex Bonhams London, identical piece on exhibition at MET Museum

    Very impressive, excellently preserved massive lamp. Nice patina. Decorated with crosses.

  13. Buy a Roman oil lamp with boar and hunting dog
    Roman oil lamp with boar and hunting dog

    Overall good condition and nicely preserved mirror scene. From a German private collection, acquired between 1980 and 1985.

  14. Buy Luristan bronze pendant of an ibex
    Luristan ibex pendant

    Massive bronze pendant in the shape of a standing ibex with curved horns. From Iron Age Luristan.

  15. Pyramidal stamp seal
    Pyramidal stamp seal

    Made from beautiful light green stone during the early Iron Age. The seal is from northern Syria or southern Anatolia and bears an abstract depiction of a stag.

  16. Buy Gnostic intaglio
    Gnostic intaglio with magic spell

    The two sides show a woman with lion's head and a magical text. The piece is from the period of Gnosticism in the 2nd and 3rd century.

  17. Alexander the Great Drachm - Lampsacus mint
    Alexander the Great Drachm - Lampsacus mint

    Early posthumous issue. The reverse shows Zeus Aetophoros anthroned, mouse in field.

    Price: on request
  18. Buy Early Byzantine censer
    Early Byzantine censer

    Small bronze pot with a bulbous body an high handle. It was probably used as an incense burner. From the collection of the historian Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan (1872-1959).

  19. Buy ancient ladle with bird head
    Ancient ladle with bird head terminal

    Elegant long bronze ladle, from the Greek or Etruscan culture. 5th to 4th century BC.

  20. Buy Maya bowl
    Maya civilization pottery bowl

    Small bowl painted with abstract shapes. From the Classic period of the Maya civilization.

    Price: on request
  21. Buy Viking stirrup mount
    Viking stirrup mount

    Openwork bronze plate from the 11th century. It was once attached to a horse harness strap. The beautiful decorations are typical of the art of the Vikings.

    Price: on request
  22. Islamischer Armreif
    Islamic bracelet

    From the Golde Age of Islam. With abstract animal ornamentation.

    Price: on request
  23. Buy intaglio with eleventh labour of Hercules
    Classicist intaglio with eleventh labour of Hercules

    A masterpiece of classicist stone cutting. The large intalgio made of white chalcedony shows the 11th labour of Hercules. An early 19th century work, when classicism dominated the arts in Europe.

  24. Buy Bowl of the Chancay culture
    Bowl of the Chancay culture

    Flat pottery bowl with abstract painting. The pre-Columbian art of the Chancay seems simple at first, but radiates an elegance that still seems modern today.

    Price: on request
  25. Small black glaze Oinochoe
    Small black glaze Oinochoe

    Magna Graecia, Greek colony in Southern Italy. Very well preserved, glossy metallic glaze. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

    Price: on request
  26. Celtic spear head - found 1982 near Frome, Sommerset, UK
    Celtic spear head - found 1982 near Frome, Sommerset, UK

    Iron, about 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. With export permit by the Arts Council of England.

  27. Published Beit Natif type oil lamp from Adler collection
    Published Beit Natif type oil lamp from Adler collection

    From the famous Judge Dr. Steve Adler collection. Exported from Israel with IAA permit Nr. 44527.

    Price: on request
  28. Greek fish plate from Newark Museum
    Greek fish plate from Newark Museum

    Athenian or Greek colony in Southern Italy. Almost perfectly preserved, intense patina. Since 1954 in the collection of the Newark Museum of Art, USA.

  29. Ushabti for Bu-iri-eri-Renenutet
    Ushabti for Bu-iri-eri-Renenutet

    Egyptian funerary figurine from the Third Intermediate Period. The owner's name is rarely attested and could hint to an origin in the Faiyum Oasis.

  30. Perfectly preserved red figure apulian lekanis
    Perfectly preserved red figure apulian lekanis

    Worth the exhibition in a museum. Brilliant colors, fully preserved. From an old German collection, acquired 1964.

    Price: on request
  31. Buy a very rare Roman bronze Amor Balsamarium found at Baalbek
    Very rare Roman bronze Amor Balsamarium found at Baalbek

    From the collection of Joan Conway Crancer, Honorary Trustee of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Extraordinary preserved for an ancient bronze figure of this size, incl. the original lid. Acquired 1988 in London for 8,500 US Dollar.

  32. Almost extremely fine Alexander the Great bronze
    Almost extremely fine Alexander the Great bronze

    Early posthumous issue, about 323 - 310 BC. Beautiful dark patina. Ex Gerhard Hirsch Nachf. Auction 154, 1987.

    Price: on request
  33. Buy Sumerian votive head
    Sumerian votive head

    Rare fragment of a small Sumerian votive figurine dating to the 3rd Millenium BC. From the Erlenmeyer collection.

  34. Byzantine bronze processional cross holder
    Byzantine bronze processional cross holder

    Excellent condition, beautiful patina, worth the exhibition in a museum. Middle Byzantine Period, Constantinople or Asia Minor workshop.

  35. Buy a Etruscan Bucchero Kantharos found in Cerveteri
    Etruscan Bucchero Kantharos found in Cerveteri

    Nicely preserved. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

    Price: on request
  36. Buy a large perfectly preserved Campanian Lekythos
    Large perfectly preserved Campanian Lekythos

    Very rare in such condition. From the German generation collection Eichelmann-Hartmann. Prof. Hartmann (1862-1946), the founder of the collection, acquired the lamp during his study travels to Italy.

    Price: on request

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