A Bactrian copper cosmetic vessel, ca. late 3rd-early 2nd millennium b.c. In the form of a water bird, standing on large, flat webbed feet, the right slightly advanced, the long neck elegantly curved around the body with the head resting on its back, the eyes and the bill incised, the short tail feathers delineated, the vessel mouth on the body, with a flaring disk rim.
A KHORASSAN RIBBED BRONZE EWER NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY The cast melon-fluted cylindrical body with a band of kufic benedictory inscription around the shoulder, the cylindrical neck with wide trough spout engraved with scrolling vine interlace, simple loop handle with ball knop, with vertical foot, each of the melon-flutes with pointed interlaced panel encompassing an interesting whirling motif, slight damaged, spout and underside restored 10½in. (26.7cm.) high
Vinca twins female figurine, 5000-4000 bc. Around 3200 BC, the culture of Old Europe Vinca migrated, to the Aegean Sea and to Crete. Today, they are considered to be the origin of the Minoan civilisation.