Issued under Septimius Severus
Laodicea at Mare Mint; 196-202
Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna facing right. JULIA AUGUSTA.
Reverse: Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, suckling the infant Horus, rudder behind. SAECULI FELICITAS.
Pearl border on both sides. In excellent condition...
Apulian red-figure pottery plate. Circa 330-300 B.C. With a female head in profile to the left, wearing radiate stephane and sakkos, earrings and beaded necklace, within bands of waves and berried laurel, details in added yellow and white. Provenance: From the collection of Octavio Sardà, Barcelona. 1968-1983. Size: 24,5 cm diameter and 6 cm H. Minor fragments missing on the food, no repair or restoration. All original luster preserved. Price: 1.800 euros.
Rare depiction of the god Osiris in wood. Depicted mummiform. He is wearing the plumed Atef crown, fronted with ureas, with prominent facial details, arms bent at the elbow and against his chest. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C. 10 1/2 inches high. Remains of gesso and pigment. Mounted. From a North Carolina private collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Double-sided, stone Eye of Horus with elaborate design on back. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 3/4 inch. Remains of glaze. Intact and pierced for suspension. From a Florida collection.
Egyptian bronze statuette of goddess Bastet, standing, with the body of a lady and the head of a cat. She wears an elaborate tight- fitting dress, holding a sistrum in her right hand, and a small basket hangs from her left arm. Her left hand holds an aegis, possibly with the head of a lion surmounted by the sun disc. Possibly from Bubastis during the 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C. 3 1/4 inches high. Part of base gone. Otherwise, intact. From a Dutch collection, acquired during the early 1980s...
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this detailed ancient Greek bronze coin. The coin features the a choice patina with the head of an emperor on the obverse. The reverse of the coin features a standing figure flanked with Greek text on either side. This is a lovely example that measures 3/4" in diameter. Ex-McInnis Collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this interesting example of an ancient Greek bronze arrowhead. This arrowhead was manufactured by one of the Greek states ca. 600 - 200 B.C. This arrowhead is of the trilobite type and remains intact with lovely patina. The blade measures 27mm in length. Ca. 600 - 200 B.C. Ex-McInnis collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present three intact and detailed Egyptian bead amulets with cross-hatch design. The amulets are a lovely blue faience color with cross-hatch design on each side. Each amulet measures between 1" and 1 1/8" in length and remains with an intact suspension hole. The listing price is for all three amulets. Egypt, New Kingdom, Ca 1200 - 1,100 B.C. Ex McInnis collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this choice ancient Holyland oil lamp. The lam remains intact with excellent color and form. The peak of the oil lamp features a figure that appears to be the head of a bird. The lamp measures 3.75" in length and 1.5" tall. 2nd - 1st Century B.C. Ex-McInnis collection.
Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this detailed mounted Roman-Egyptian head of Zeus Serapis. The figure is created with a luxuriant curling hair and beard . Zeus Serapis wears a decorated kalathos headdress decorated with an olive branch. Traces of pigment remaining. 3.5" in height (5" mounted). Ex-McInnis collection.
A fine blue-green glazed faience example of the feline deity, seated on an openwork throne with depictions of the snakegod Nehebkau. Wearing a tripartite wig and holding a sistrum. Well defined facial features. Areas of cream-white surface mottled with blue-green. Intact suspension loop on the back of the head. Late Period, 600-400 B.C. 2-1/2"H. Repaired on waist. Center part of sistrum gone. Ex. Lila and Elliott Roberts collection, NYC., acquired in the 1950's.
This beautiful coin is a large Athenian silver tetradrachm that dates circa 136-80 B.C. The grade is superb to mint state, with some metal loss on the obverse, is approximately 15.5 grams, and is approximately 1.4 inches wide. The standing owl seen within the overall design on the reverse is approximately .75 inches high. Both sides are very well centered and the reverse is extremely detailed...
Nice Etruscan twisted bronze torque, ending by two loops and incised.
Wearable. Nice green patina.
Etruscan art, 5th century B.C.
Diameter : 6.1 inches (15.5 cm)
Height on stand : 21 cm.
Condition: Very good condition.
Large funerary wooden mask, with polychrom stucco, representing a man with a headdress and a postiche beard. The hands, which don't belong to this mask, are also in wooden yellow stucco from the same period.
Nice remaining polychromy : blue for the headdress and eyes, red for the lips and yello for the face and hands.
Egyptian art, Late period...
Rare ivory statuette depicting a maenad standing, head turned slightly to the left, holding a thyrsus in her right hand, her left hand holding her himation. A headband holds her hair.
Roman art, 2nd century A.D.
Height : 4.1 inches (10.3 cm)
Condition: Very good condition.
Left hand worn and feets missing.
Very nice polychrom terracotta antefix representing the bearded head of Silenus, his pointy ears on his forehead, wearing a floral crown and a diadem.
His face is painted red and his eyes left in reserve stand out in contrast.
Etruscan art, 4th century B.C.
Height : 7.7 inches (19.5 cm)
Length : 5.7 inches (14.5 cm)
Condition: Very good condition.
Worn in places.
Rare etrusco-corinthian olpe attributed to the Bearded Sphinx Painter decorated on the upper half of the body with a four figures including the bearded sphinx, a winged griffin and two geese as well as little flowers. The lower part is decorated with brown and red horizontal lines. The bottom of the vase is ornate with strips.
High swung neck in red-brown varnish, painted with small flowers in added white. Double handle slightly elevated...
Attic Kerch style chalice red figure krater, decorated on the side A with a maenad sitted, the right elbow leaning on a shield and holding a thyrsus, enframed by two satyrs. Side B is decorated with three ephebes draped in their himations.
The Kerch style, also referred to as Kerch vases, is an archaeological term describing vases from the final phase of Attic red-figure pottery production...