Beautiful Messapian Kantharos from circa 425 B.C. in perfect condition. Superbly preserved cream colour slip with dark reddish brown decorations surrounding the body, handle and inside rim. Down turned rays on the outside rim and floral decorations; all in classic Daunian style. Elegant high bellied body with wide rim and flaring foot. The strap handles are intact and flow right into the rim and belly. ...click for details
An choice example of a 17th. century German stoneware “Bartmann Jug” with brownish salt glace, Frechen or Cologne, c. 1600-1650.
As an early type of these jugs this jug has the wonderful grotesque bearded mask applied in relief of better style than the later specimens. This specimen also has applied heraldic medallions, making it possib ...click for details
A rare set of three pottery figures, Columbia, dating pre 800 AD and likely pre 500 AD.
The set consists of a large seated mother breastfeeding her child, c. 17,7 cm. high and massive. Set also consists of two other smaller figures of naked flute-players. The two fluteplayers are flutes themselves. They have a hole on top of each head whe ...click for details
A marvelous banded agate stone seal, dating to the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The Neo-Assyrian Empire was an empire in Mesopotamian history which began in 934 BC and ended in 609 BC.During this period, Assyria assumed a position as the most powerful nation on earth.
This scaraboid seal was carved in an extremely beautyful banded agate and shows a ...click for details