Luristan bronze pin with a rounded knob-like head set on a thickened area with incised geometric decoration.
For related items cf. no. 148-150 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 164 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Ne ...click for details
Carved Roman bone pin with flying bird terminal. The bird may be a swan or a goose judging from the elongated neck.
Delicate carving of the long neck, the raised wings and the vestigial feet. The tail feathers bulged at the join to the pin.
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Rare Roman hairpin with a flat terminal carved in the shape of a gryllos, a fantastical creature that is part human, part animal. The present example reminds of a bearded man with ram-like horns, converging with an elephant (?)
Grylloi were a popular subject on Roman intaglios.
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Free standing female figure with flattish body, outstretched arms and concave base. The elongated face shows distinctive facial features with a pointed nose and a prominent chin. The goddess is wearing a flaring polos with a petal-like top.
The figurine is rendered as a plank idol and strongly reminiscent of a Daedalic style xoanon, wooden cult images used in Archaic Greece.
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Egyptian female head with slender face and an elaborate hairdo showing horizontally arranged curls topped by a coil of hair. The hair at the back of the head is braided.
Similar arrangements of the hairdo are common during the Trajanic period.
For a related head in the Louvre cf. item no. 712 in F. Dunand. Catalogue des terres cuites ...click for details
Terracotta female figure clad in a chiton, the himation drawn over her head. Standing on her left leg, she is clutching some drapery with her bent left arm.
Mannered late Hellenistic style with a very small head and tall body. Rendered with delicate features and an elongated back of the head.
Inspired by Greek Tanagra figurines. This ...click for details
Apulian guttus of globular body with slightly marked shoulder leading to an upright spout with flared rim. A loop handle attached on the side.
On the bottom a cross in applied red wash.
Gutti were supposedly used as oil containers for filling lamps.
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Apulian kylix of the ‘Palmette Cross’-type, the shallow bowl with four stamped palmettes and linking arcs at center.
The inside rim is offset from the floor as usual with cups dating to the 4th century BC.
For a related cup cf. item no. 103 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario M ...click for details