A superb large greek drinking bowl or offer bowl, Black ware, South Italian, c. 4th.3th. century BC.
The bowl very large and with two finely sculptured handles. The colour a deep chestnut to black.
Size: 179 mm. wide and 54 mm. high. Impressive for this type.
Condition: Superb unrestored with intact glaze.
Provenance: Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection - bought at auction in Copenhagen in the late 1980s.
A nice and scarce greek Apulian blackware low bowl on a higher foot, dating 4th-3rd century BC.
The bowl is of simple and quite beautyful form.
Size: 110 mm wide and 47 mm. high.
Condition: Choice with some minor repair, nicely done.
Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection.
Late Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 7th-4th centuries BCE. This is a very attractive face mask, made of so-called mummy beads. These were made in vibrant colors from a composition material usually referred to as Egyptian faience: beautiful bright yellow, green, black, red, blue and white with a fringe of green and blue tube beads. As is common, the beads have been restrung, as the ancient fibers did not survive the test of time sufficiently to carry the weight of the beads...
Egypt, Early Antoninian Period, ca. 140-150 CE. Sizeable terracotta head of a full-faced woman with fleshy nose, downturned mouth, double chin and Venus folds along the heavy neck. The modeling of the eyes is here neglected, as they were painted over the white gesso layer that covered the head. The elaborate hairdo arranged in arching strands encircled by single flowers. Cursory rendition of the hair at rear. Pierced earlobes to bear some jewelry and a vent hole on the top left. 3.7" x 6.7"...
Rome, ca. 1st century CE. Terracotta antefix in the form of an upright palmette emerging from the head of Medusa. The palmette with a straight central and curled side-ward petals. The round face of the Gorgoneion with wide almond-shaped eyes, scalloped hair and a faint grimacing smile. The frontal head is flanked by scrolling. 9.1"H.
For the type cf. pls. 66-68 in: Patrizio Pensabene, Maria Rita Sanzi di Mino. Le Terrecotte, Museo nazionale romano, 3.1. Antefisse. Rome 1983...
A large bronze eye and eyebrow from a sarcophagus mask. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. Eyebrow measures 4 1/2 inches. Eye measures 4 1/4 inches. Eye with stone remains. Mounted. From an old Belgian collection.
A large, hollow molded, attractive female head, with prominent facial details, mouth open, possibly representing an illness with swollen glands underneath the face, face framed by the tightly curled hair, parted in the middle. Overall light surface encrustation. 4th/3rd Century B.C. 8 1/2 inches high. Minor chips on base, otherwise intact. Private Paris, France private collection. Acquired @ 20 years ago.
A beautyful sharp Late Roman pottery Oil lamp from the christian period, 4th.-6th. century AD.
The lamp is engraved with a sharp cross and decorative lines. The cross combined with th hole is also an Ankh symbol, the sign of line!
Size: 92 mm.
Condition: Intact, but with smaller chips and corrosion, very sharp and attractive nonetheless.
A huge Roman Terracotta lamp, North Africa, possible Carthage, dating to c. 350 AD.
A rare, well preserved and beautiful ancient Roman redware lamp, engraved with a cross or star on the discus.
Almost certainly from a North African workshop, based on the color of the clay and style.
Size: A huge lamp measuring c. 123 mm. in length and very massive - 90 mm. wide.
Condition: Choice and fully intact. Very impressive lamp in hand.
A very nice early discus shaped oil lamp, Roman, central Italian workshop, dating the Julio-Claudian period, 0-50 AD.
A large and impressive lamp, very ornate with a motif in the center of Hercules fighting the Hydra. Decorated border around the scene.
The backside of the nozzle also decorated and a couple of lines at the base as well - very ornate lamp!.
Size: 112 mm. x 80 mm.
Condition: Choice, fine greyish patina and wear, no damage.
Scarce Roman pottery oil lamp with a unidentified Makers Mark, dating 1st. cent. AD.
The lamp is from an Italian workshop during the early empire. This type is sometimes described as coming from Naples, but certainly Italian workmanship.
Condition: Choice and intact, with a few minor cracks and a blurred Makers mark starting with SI and perhaps SIXTUS?.
Size: 90 mm. long
Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection - 40 years of collecting antiquities.
An attractive ancient Late Roman Christian oil lamp, dating to the 5th - 6th Century A.D. originating from the Holy land.
The lamp decorated with a delicate band of impressed geometric designs, the base with an impressed floral decoration.
Lamps such as this were filled with olive oil in ancient times and lit by means of a thick wick, which protruded from the nozzle end.
Size: 81 mm. long
Condition: Very good. Minor chips, as shown...
A pair of scarce greek oil lamps, dating to the 3rd. cent. AD, Italy, perhaps Etruria.
The two lamps with elongated sprout and a loop in the side as is typical for these late greek lamps, in grey and brown ware.
Size: 92 mm. and 82 mm. long.
Condition: Choice with fine patination.
Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection
EARLY ISLAMIC TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 8th-9th century AD. The lamp of raised conical form and ridged body with loop handle and protruding spout.
Size: 90 mm. long
Condition: Superb! - Rare in this extremely finr state and sharp style.
Ex Dæhnfeldt Estate collection, previous in an old Danish Collection.
Rare Roman pottery oil lamp with a a very sharp Makers Mark 'CASSI', dating 1st. cent. AD.
The lamp is from the workshop of a certain Cassius, Pottery maker in Rome during the early empire. This type is sometimes described as coming from Naples, but certainly Italian workmanship
Choice lamp with sharp details and intact and with the backside makers mark i very high relief - interesting!.
Size: 97 x 68 mm.