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ARCHEOLOGIE / ARKEOLOGI / OUDHEIDKUNDE
Archaeology subdivisions, all below: Aztec, Carthaginian,
Classic Greek & Roman, Egyptian, Incan, Persian & Viking.
& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--CARTHAGINIAN
Group of 12 different unused post cards showing ruins at Carthage in sepia-tones:
all from booklet but neatly separated, good edges, 3 backs with unimportant toning. Ready to illustrate a lecture in archaeology or history. $14.00 ta(c)
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& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POSTCARDS--CLASSIC GREEK & ROMAN
|1967-1968 exhibition catalogue: "MASTER
BRONZES FROM THE CLASSICAL WORLD" softbound, 318 pp. with quality illustrations (a
few in color). In conjunction with the Fogg Art Museum, the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
& the Los Angeles County Museum of art. Extensive & scholarly
damage curls front cover & bottoms of many pages (no stain or stuck pages). $5.50
"Achilles Dragging Hektor's Body / From an Athenian Lekythos, VI Century B.C. / Series 1.4 No. 3" regular-size museum card, good edges, small spot of light toning on front. $1.00 a
"Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths / Battle of Greeks and Amazons / From an Athenian Krater, about 460 B.C. / Series 1.4 No. 6" regular-size museum card, good edges. $1.25 a
"Odysseus rescuing his companions from the / sorceress Circe / From a Greek vase, V century B.C." unused, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, light toning both sides from contact with other postcards, minor corner wear. $1.00 am
"Temple of Dakka" including some people for scale, unused black & white postcard with red-brown caption, undivided back, minor wear at 2 corners. This Greco-Roman temple was dedicated to Thoth (the god of wisdom). It had to be moved from Lower Nubia in more modern times to make way for the Aswan dam. $4.50 rea
"The Birth of Athena / Athenian Kylix, VI Century B.C. / Series 1.4 No. 2" regular-size museum card, good edges. $1.25 a
"The Blinding of Polyphemos / Corinthian Alabastron, about 575-550 B.C. / Series 1.4 No. 1" regular-size museum card, good edges, tiny spot of toning in top border. $1.00 a
"The Return of Persephone / Athenian Krater, about 440 B.C. / Series 1.4 No. 5" regular-size museum card, minor wear to the top center edge. $1.00 a
J. J. WARD. "THE WARWICK VASE, WARWICK CASTLE PHOTO. J. J. WARD, COVENTRY" unused post card printed in England for the Special Photo-Art Series No. 1028, neatly separated from a booklet, small area of very light toning near the upper back edge, otherwise excellent condition. This restored exemplar of ancient Roman art was at this time located within the castle greenhouse expressly built to display it. We speculate that the photo was taken at its installation there. $4.50 e(w)a(r)p
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& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--EGYPTIAN
More can be offered. Please inquire!
"2 MEMPHIS. -- Colossal Statue of Ramses. -- LL." including a stairway made by archaeologists near its head, black & white post card, unused, tiny nick in one edge, internal crease about 1-inch. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 a(e)e
"60 / Fowling Scene, from the wall of a tomb at Thebes. / About B.C. 1550 [No. 37,977.] / British Museum. Printed at the Oxford University Press." sepia-tone postcard with undivided back, unused. $1.50 ha(e) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Edfou. / 193 Lichtenstein & Harari, Commissions-Agents, Cairo." showing the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, in its remarkable state of preservation; unused carte postale with undivided back, fairly fresh with good edges. The spelling is sometimes seen as Idfu. Seen elsewhere offered as high as 8 Euros, but we need only $5.00 ea.
"In a Egyptian tomb" showing a mural, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 from Central Square New York. $2.00 ea*
"Isis Temple on Philae island" post card with red-orange caption, mailed 1904 from Luxor to Ohio (cancel & arrival marks clear), partial cancel on front, 2 corner creases, mild yellowish paper, small ink smear on front. $6.00 ea(e)**
"Karnak -- Intérieur du temple / No. 581 Vegnios & Zachos ..." unused black & white carte postale in vertical format, tiny corner crease, back toning possibly from the printing process itself. $3.00 a(e)e
KARNAK -- Pylon of Khonsu Temple." sepia-tone real photo carte postale from Mohamed Aboudi in Luxor, slight oxidation, very late usage at Croft Kansas, slight curl to the paper, small spot of toning in the front sky. The ancient Egyptian god's name is sometimes spelled Chonsu or Khensu. $3.75 a(e)e NEW / NOV / ÚJ
"KARNAK -- The Granite Shrine" sepia-tone real post card from Mohamed Aboudi in Luxor, dark image with slight oxidation, very late usage at Manuelito New Mexico, slight curl to the paper, small chip out of one corner, other corners with minor wear & rounding. $3.00 a(e)e
=> Special: The above 5 Karnak postcards for $16.75 a <=
"LUXOR TEMPLE -- The Sacred Offering." real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Lickingville Pennsylvania, small but noticeable ding in bottom edge (not into image). $2.00 ea(e)
"LUXOR TEMPLE -- View of the Columns." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Saddlestring Wyoming, faint small corner crease, a few speckles of cancel ink in the upper left sky, short vertical mark mostly within the top front border. $3.00 a(e)e
=> Special: The above 4 post cards for $14.25 a <=
"Marques & Fiorillo, photographers & editors, Assuan. Island of Philae. II. Pilone." unused black & white carte postale with undivided back & red captions. Now relocated due to a UNESCO project to save it from flooding. $5.00 eua
"Memphis - Head of the Statue of Rameses II / 177" with donkeys in the foreground for scale, penciled message on back from visitor who rode on the donkeys for 12 miles, noticeable paper adherences along & mostly inside 2 front borders. $2.75 ea(e)
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"Memphis - The Colossal Statue of Rameses II (Detail) / 178" with a boy crouched beside it for scale, unused real photo postcard, some oxidation due to age. $4.00 a(e)e
"Philæ -- Colonnades. / Marques & Fiorillo, Editors." unused black & white carte postale with brown caption, undivided back, trivial wear at 2 corners. Since this view was taken the complex was relocated due to flooding from the first Aswan dam. $5.00 ea
"Temple / of Abou-Simble. / Marques & Fiorillo, photographers & editors, Assuan." well prior to its relocation & declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, monochromatic gray-green postcard with brown-red caption, unused, undivided back, minor corner wear, light toning near the bottom front edge. Spelling of the name more often seen as Abu-Simbel. $4.50 ea
"Temple of Kom-Ombo / Marques & FIorillo, Editors" where the crocodile god Sobek & the falcon god Haroeris were worshipped in the Ptolemaic dynasty; unused black & white carte postale with brown captions & undivided back, minor wear at one corner. $4.75 ea
"THEBES - Sacred Animals, Medinet Haboo." real photo carte postale with slight oxidation, upper corner crease, other corner wear is minor, very late usage at Garnet Kansas, note of back from Les R. Cook (former postmaster of Bush City Kansas about its closing date). $3.25 a(e)e-k
"THEBES--North Side, Temple of Deir El-Bahari" real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Sage Wyoming, small corner crease, wear along one short edge, a little toning near the back edges. $3.00 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Praising of Ra, Tomb of Seti I." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Cumberland Washington, slight curl to the paper, minor corner wear. $3.25 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Ramses the III before Amon Ra, / Medinet Haboo" real photo post card with very, late usage at Mildred Kansas (2 different postal markings for there), one upper corner creased with nearby internal crease, slight oxidation with age. $3.25 ae
"THEBES--Ramessium." real photo postcard with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Turnerville Wyoming, tape repair to small tear shows both sides, small corner crease, a few tiny speckles in the front bottom border. $2.50 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Temple of Amen Ra, Medinet Haboo." real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Kapowsin Washington, slight curl to the paper. $3.50 a(e)e
"THEBES -- Tomb of Nacht." showing wall art inside, sepia-tone real photo post card with matte finish & slight oxidation, very late usage at Kemper Illinois, tiny corner crease misses image, tape-repair of a 3/5-inch tear affects both sides. $1.75 a(e)e
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& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--GREEK
& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--INCAN
"136 Otusco--Ruinas Incaicas" Interesting & unused real photo, fairly fresh. In Peru. $7.50 pa
"BAÑO DEL INCA, OLLANTAYTAMBO, PERÚ" showing the Incan baths, unused postcard from H. G. Rozas in Cuzco (No. 20), long bottom corner crease, ugly dark mark in the stamp box, minor corner wear. $1.50 pa(i)
"Trono del Inca, Cuzco, Perú" unused black & white postcard with light green sky tint & red caption, printed in Germany circa-1910, Edicion propia de Max T. Vargas, numbered 188506 on back. The throne of the Inca is next to the ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuamán, where the ruler presided over public spectacles & issued orders. A rare postcard that we could not find offered or exhibited elsewhere. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. pa(i)
& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--MEXICAN
Aztec & pre-Aztec images are both here.
"317 / PIRAMIDE DEL SOL.--SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACAN. MEXICO" showing one of
the largest pre-Columbian pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun; circa-1925 tarjeta postal, 2 internal creases (1 is long in the
sky, 1 short in the ground), oxidation consistent with age, trivial edge
wear. Sold but still available for scholarly
study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced
200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 m(m)a(m)
"COLECCIONES DEL MUSEO NACIONAL / Cruz de Palenque. Edo. de Chiapas. / Civilización Maya. / Col. D.--No. 1" real photo tarjeta postal with very late usage at Hadley Michigan, heavily toned front, image printed at an angle to the full-size borders. The cross-like image is that of the tree of creation in Mayan myth. As is. $2.00 a(m)mc
"Construccion Arqueologica / de la Sala de la Muerte / Mitla, Oax. / No 10 A" showing the place of the dead at the Zapotec archaeological site, real photo tarjeta postal with very late usage at Rodney Arkansas, minor corner wear, 2 short marks in the front borders. $3.50 a(m)m(o)
"... CONTRADAS LAS JOYAS - OAXACA - MEX. -A 193" with the first part of the 2-line caption very hard to read because it is white-on-white, showing part of the Monte Albán archaeological site; real photo tarjeta postal with slight oxidation, very late usage at McDonald New Mexico, slight curl to the paper, light toning in the front sky. $3.00 m(o)a(m)
"'IDOLOS' TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO. 232" real photo tarjeta postal mailed from Mexico to Keene New Hampshire in 1940, minor edge wear. The photo gives a much better feel for the intricacies of the Mesoamerican complex than most postcards we have seen. $3.75 m(m)a
"J. K. 35. México. / Regist. // Museo Nacional: En el Departamento de Arqueologia" showing a collection of Aztec figures (similar to gargoyles); unused tarjeta postal, faint album impressions at the corners, a little toning shows in the bottom front border. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 m(d)am
"J. K. 36. México. Museo Nacional: Coleccion de Idolos Aztecas." with numerous idols & stone carvings, unused tarjeta postal with undivided back, considerable wear along the top edge, back toning is a bit uneven. $3.75 m(g)a(a)m
"LA PIRAMIDE DEL SOL, San Juan Teotihuacán, / México. La gran pirámide, que mide más de 200 / metros de base ..." chrome tarjeta postal mailed 1971 to New York City, rounded corners as issued. A World Heritage Site. $1.25 m(m)a(m)
"MAQUETA DE LA PIRAMIDE DE CHOLULA. / (LADO ORIENTE.)" real photo post card provides an overhead view of the Aztec site, mailed 1960 from Newfield Maine. $2.50 ma
"RUINAS DE MONTE ALBÁN - OAXACA - MEX. A 167 / Osuna" showing the pre-Columbian ruins from the ground level, sepia-ton real photo tarjeta postal, very late usage at Hardwood Michigan, slight oxidation shows true age, a little wear & internal creasing in the center of the right front edge. $3.50 m(o)a
"RUINAS DE MONTE ALBÁN - OAXACA - MEX. A 186 / Osuna" showing the pre-Columbian ruins from a high vantage point, sepia-tone real photo tarjeta postal, very late usage at Ramah New Mexico (2 different cancels well struck), slight oxidation shows true age, large area of toning in the address. $3.00 m(o)a
"TEOTIHUACAN, PIRAMIDE DEL SOL. 573v" sepia-tone tarjeta postal mailed 1960 from Ozone Arkansas, slight oxidation. Pre-Aztec, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 m(m)a(m)
"XE1LA" Mexico City QSL postcard with Aztec calendar & 1968 Olympic rings in front design, used 1974 by operator Ing. Andrés Ebergenyi B., tiny upper corner bend, 2 tape marks on the top edge, light toning both sides. $1.25 m(d)oa(a)
& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POSTCARDS--PERSIAN
|"35877. MODEL OF A ROMAN HOUSE
REMOVED TO SHOW PLAN / THE METROPOLITAN / MUSEUM OF ART" unused Azo real photo (squares
in corners) post card, small mark in one back corner,
wavy paper. $2.50 am
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& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--ROMAN
"Der Löwe mit dem Sklaven. Der Tiger mit dem Waldesel. Der Panther und Speerwerfer / Details des Mossaik-Fußbodens in der römischen Villa zu Nennig. / Gruss aus Nennig. / Die Gladiatoren mit dem Lanista" showing 4 well-preserved mossaics from a Roman villa. Roughly translated: 'The lion with the slave. The tiger with the forest donkey. The panther and javelin thrower ... The gladiators with their trainer.' Unused post card with divided back on brownish paper, lightly toned front, 3 small spots of dark toning on back. This Saarland village now in Germany was heavily damaged during World War II. $8.00 gga(r)s
"Edition Giletta / 38. NICE CIMIEZ - Les Arènes - Ruine Romaines" French carte postale with unevenly divided green back, handwritten note on back in English gives a brief but interesting history -- old arena where Christians shed blood... $2.50 f(n)a(r) NEW / NOV / ÚJ
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& ARCHAEOLOGICAL POST CARDS--VIKING
13 August 1999 Greenland Viking artifacts issue: 4.50 "Puugutaq ukkusissamik sanaaq. / Skål af klæbersten (fedtsten)." (not shown) ; 4.75 "Sanningasoq quisummik kigartugaq / ... / Krucifiks skåret i træ fra Vesterbygden 21,3 cm." (above left); 5.75 "Uumasup niaqua qisummik kigartugaq / Vesterbygdenimeersoq. / ..." (above right); & 8.00 "Biskopip ajaappiaata nuua aarrup tuugaanik / sanaaq romamiusut alutornarsagaq. / ..." (lower left). Complete Set of four maximum cards: $13.50 ga-ga
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