Bucchero ware was first made circa 675-660 BC in workshops in Caere (modern Cerveteri) in southern Etruria. With its black color, finely wrought surfaces with silvery sheens, and stamped and incised decoration, it holds its own when compared with metalwork. This small vessel would have been used to draw and pour liquids, and is an example of the Etruscans' fondness for this type of ceramic. 6"H x 6-1/2"W. Small repair on lip, else intact.
...click for details
Cute pair! Greek, Southern Italy, ca. 4th century BC. Terracotta vessels, one twin-handled, the other a jug. Both redglazed. 1-3/4"T x 1-7/8"W, 1-1/4"T x 1-3/4"D. Both vessels are intact.
Provenance: Ex-private Chicago, IL collection.
Greece, ca. 7th Century BC. This wonderful piece could possible be a brooch or even a ring. Its design corresponds well with the Greek Geometric period. Tubular mid-section of spring-like design, its ends terminate in a spiral design. Glossy olive patination. 3-1/4"L. Intact/excellent condition.
From the ancient Near East/Mediterranean region, Ca 500 BC, although the term "Phoenicia" is really a Classical Greek term used to refer to the region of the major Canaanite port towns. Reddish terracotta statuette of Tanit, heavenly goddess of war, a virginal (not married) mother goddess and nurse, and a symbol of fertility; she stands on a platform in a pious form. 4-7/8"H, heavily eroded with overall surface encrustation, as shown. ...click for details
Greek South Italic, Ca. 5th - 4th Century BC (but taking definite cues from the more refined Attic wares that preceded it). Fit enough for harvest dinner and respectable for an offering to the Gods, this beautiful blackware pottery shallow bowl / plate sits upon a small footed base, but its true beauty lies in the delicate incised detailing in center of stamped rossete and rays. The glaze emulating the fineness commonly found in silver work at the time. For instance, there were many more plain ...click for details
From the ancient Greek colony of Campania, sothern Italy, ca 350 BC. Very rare rounded “Mastos” Bowl, in breast form with applied decoration in center and small “nipple” on the exterior. Bowl measures 3" H x 8 1/2"W , intact/generally excellent condition, save surface wear as shown.
From the Byron Farwell Collection... Messapian, ca. 5th - 4th century BC. Terracotta bowl decorated with brick-red/orange geometric lines on rim and inside, with raised ring foot. Two holes along rim allowed for hanging on wall. Unusual shape. Liberal root markings on exterior. 7-3/4"D x 3"H, intact/excellent condition. **Fig. 69, Grave XIX9 in book** ...click for details
From ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 475-450 BC. Terracotta pouring vessel done in black-figure technique, painted with two rows of ivy leaves and berries, plus lattice bands top and bottom, sunrays on neck. Such lekythoi were probably intended solely as grave offerings. 5-1/4"H, intact/generally very good, save for overall surface wear and a few chips, as shown. ...click for details
From ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 550-540 B.C. Done in black figure technique, this pottery wine vessel features a double frieze of ivy leaves between the handles and an alternating black and red tongue pattern band on the outer base. There is a small area of glaze roughness on inside lip and on outer lip (both areas on same side), which is an indication of a burial pattern. ...click for details