Finely sculpted limestone royal head with large almond shaped eyes, prominent nose, a gently smiling mouth and a full chin.
The right eye is slightly raised towards the outer corner. The lids are delicately outlined to end in a fine cosmetic line. The pupil shows remains of dark pigment...
Bag-shaped jug with a flared rim and a high strap handle with horn-like projections on top.
Decorated with dark brown bands around the body. The front view with frames of spotted triangles and lozenges. Pairs of concentric circles around the lower belly.
Modelled by hand without a potterâ€™s wheel. Very thin walled, meticulously applied decoration.
The shape is primarily known from the northern Daunian area.
For a similar jug, cf. Beazley Archive no...
Richly decorated Saint-Valentin sessile kantharos with lozenge and laurel wreath panels.
The inside of the reserved diamonds with a dilute glaze design, the black diamonds with applied white filling. The lower section enhanced with a wreath of laurel leafs and berries in added white.
Tongue pattern along the rim and below the laurel wreath. The bottom of the foot with concentric circles in black glaze.
Group IV in the classification of Howard and Johnson, pp. 193-194...
An unusual double-sided Eye of Horus amulet. One side is curved and the other is flat. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/4 inches wide. Small chip on bottom of flat eye. Otherwise, intact and pierced for suspension. From an old NYC collection, purchased in the NYC art market @ 20 years ago. Similar double-sided amulets were said to represent the right and left eyes of the Horus falcon...
A large, light turquoise and black, bi-color, Eye of Horus amulet. Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, 600-300 B.C. 2 inches wide. Intact with remains of glaze and pierced for suspension. From an old NYC collection. Purchased in the NYC art market @ 20 years ago. The Eye of Horus was believed to have healing and protective power, and it was used as a protective amulet.
CULTURE: Hellenic, Greek
PERIOD: 3rd - 2nd Century BC
MATERIAL: Solid gold and glass beads
DIMENSIONS: Width from each extreme 16 cm; weight 39 gr.
PRICE: 17,500 euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection of M. and F. Madar, London. Previously in another private collection. Acquired in the 1970s.
CONDITION: In a good state of preservation. Intact.
The delicate central section of a necklace...
TITLE: Two appliquÃ©s
CULTURE: Ancient Egypt
PERIOD: c. 500 BC
MATERIAL: Linen, stucco and gold leaf
DIMENSIONS: Lengths: 3.1 cm y 7 cm
PRICE: 3,800 Euros
PROVENANCE: A private collection, Holland, acquired in the 1980s
CONDITION: In a good state of preservation.
Two extremely fine fragments of cartonnage. In this case, embossed gold plaques have been placed over the habitual combination of stucco and linen...
PERIOD: circa 250 B.C.
DIMENSIONS: Height 11 cm
PROVENANCE: Private English collection.
CONDITIONS: Excellent quality and condition.
Appealing figure of Herakles with early classical girl-like features. The hero is naked except for a lion skin covering his head, the shoulders and wrapped around the left forearm. The lion's paws are knotted on the chest...
CULTURE: Greek, Attica
PERIOD: 5th Century BC
SIZE: Height 15.1 cm
PRICE: 900 euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection D.D., London, formed bettween 1975 and 1980.
A pale pottery lekythos decorated with the black-figure technique. The front of the vessel has a figurative decoration. There are wide flat bands on the base and the mouth and a decoration of parallel lines on the shoulder...
PERIOD: 625 - 550 BC
MATERIAL: Bucchero Pottery
DIMENSIONS: Height 13.5 cm
PRICE: 1,200 Euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection of S.H., Germany, inherited in 1970.
A jug of the Bucchero type of black pottery, a non-varnished clay vessel that achieved its typical black colour through a unique firing method, and is typical of the production of ancient Etruria...
OUTSTANDING FIGURAL AMULET OF FAIANCE DEPICTING SEKHMET / BASTET, lATE PERIOD CA. 600-300 BC.
A large figure with fantastic details in two colours: Shiny torquise blue and black for the details of the hair and head of the Uraeus above the head. A loop behind and standing against a column inscribed with hieroglyphs reading 'I AM SEKHMET AND BASTET'.
Height: 83 mm.
Condition: Superb! A minor loss to right hand, the faiance perfectly preserved.
The finest fai...
IMPORTANT SILVER CROSS-BOW FIBULA, ROMAN, 3RD.-4TH. CENTURY AD.
A very large fibula in solid silver with gold decoration and inscribed with the latin words UTERE FELIX in niello.
An important and massive silver fibula that we haven't seen better as a type!
Size: 73 mm. x 51 mm.
Condition: Choice, very nice for it's rare type.
Ex. Old German collection (G&M auctions)
1st Century BCE-1st Century CE
Wheel-made with a spherical body and an extremely short neck with a raised ridge just below the reinforced rim. Two small loop handles are present on the shoulders of the flask. The body is decorated with ribbing in concentric circles on either side. While the this vessel shows mild Parthian influences, the ribbing, treatment of the exterior and other elements indicate its production in the Holy Land during the Herodian period. Then, as now, the Holy La...
Syro-Palestine, c. 6th-7th Century CE
This mold-blown juglet was produced in Syria-Palestine during the Byzantine period with a strictly Christian audience in mind. It is produced of pale green glass with a handle of blue glass applied from shoulder to rim The sides of the vessel are decorated with alternating palm branch and checkered motifs. The neck is long and slender and terminates an everted rim.
Found in Jerusalem.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence...
c. 3rd-4th Century CE
This elegant juglet is free blown using blue glass which through the blowing process has become almost clear, its true color is evident in the base of the vessel and the handle. The body is ovoid and leads to a slender neck terminating in a trefoil mouth with thickened rim. A handle is applied from shoulder to rim. A pontil mark is present on the slightly flattened base.
Found in Jerusalem.
In excellent condition with minor iridescence present.
Eastern Mediterranean, c. 5th-7th Century CE
This lovely and decorative flask is free blown using pale green glass. The body is spherical, the neck is long and cylindrical and terminates in a funnel mouth with a rounded rim. The entire vessel stands on an applied foot. Decoration of the flask is limited to applied dark trailing wound around the mouth.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
Diameter: 8.12 cm (3.2 inches); Height: 18.28 cm (7.2 inches)
c. 3rd-7th Century CE
This bottle is free blown of dark green glass with an oblate spheroid body, a short neck and an everted rim. The rim is also folded to create a narrow mouth to prevent the escape of precious oils. The vessel is decorated with repeating wheel cut lines on the shoulder and upper body of the vessel. A deep pontil mark is present on the bottom.
In excellent condition with extensive iridescence present.
Diameter: 11.68 cm (4.6 inches); Height: 2.54 cm (...
c. 4th-5th Century CE
This shallow dish was free blown in pale green glass and sits on an applied ring base. The rim is everted with a slight ridge below.
Found in Jerusalem.
In very good condition with iridescence present.
Diameter: 24.13 cm (9.5 inches); Height: 3.81 cm (1.5 inches)
Custom Display Stand, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval No. 531020 from the Israel Antiquities Authority.