Guttus of shallow rounded cushion-like body with flattish closed top. The medallion is showing the frontal head of an archaic fashioned lion. From the blurred details can be concluded that the mold was in use during a long time.
Stepped ring foot, a loop handle is set on the shoulder. The spout with rounded rim-molding. Narrow gouged groups of verticals and crossed x-motifs on the body.
For a related guttus in the Louvre Paris (inv. no. N 2169 (ED 807)), cf. fig. 215 and pp...
Etruscan bucchero ware kantharos of canonical shape with twin high-swung strap handles and a pedestal foot. A dented ridge at the join to the straight wall.
This is a kantharos of the standard coastal type known from workshops in the Etruscan cities of Vulci and Cerveteri; Rasmussen’s type 3e.
For similar kantharoi cf. items 240-242 in: Ines Jucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Mainz 1991.
Etruscan, circa 600 BC
H. handle 11.3 cm (4.4 in)
Egyptian funerary cone for Huy from Athribis, also known as Amenhotep, son of Hapu.
The stamp reads: The revered one before Osiris, the king's scribe, Huy of Athribis, justified.
Amenhotep, son of Hapu, was a multifaceted personality, who held a number of important offices under Amenhotep III (1388–1350).
After his death, he was deified and revered for his teachings as a philosopher and for his art of healing well into the Ptolemaic period.
Amenhotep/Huy was the own...
Small bronze statuette representing Priape standing, his chiton up to his waist, revealing his intimate parts.
Roman art, 2nd century A.D.
Height : 1.9 inches (4.8 cm)
Condition: Very good condition.
Sarcophagus fragment of a wooden polychome panel representing Anubis during the sacred rituals described in the Book of the Dead.
Egyptian art, 22nd dynasty.
Height : 8.3 inches (21 cm)
Length : 9.1 inches (23 cm)
Condition: Good condition.
Wear no repaints.
Interesting Sicilian lebes gamikos with two high swung vertical handles decorated with feminin profiles on both sides. Very modern graphism that certainly inspired numerous contemporary artists.
Greek art, Sicily, 4th century B.C.
Height : 7 inches (17.7 cm)
Condition: Very good condition.
Marble fragment of an Hecateion, dedicated to the godess Hecate who was a mysterious divinity linked to magic. She had the power to grant prosperity. Patron deity of magicians, she presided over crossroads in the form of a three-headed monument or three women holding hands with their backs to a central column.
The monuments which have survived are modest in size and may well have been placed in private homes.
Roman art, 2nd century B.C., hellenistic period...
Very unusual small fishplate decorated with three fishes around a central hollow circle painted with black stripes. The details of the scales are rendered in added white. The edge of the plate is decorated with waves-patterned frieze. Three circles enhanced with added white ornate the plate.
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A rare and impressive fishtail dagger, Type V, dating to the later part of the Danish Neolithic period, the socalled Daggertime, c. 1800 BC.
The dagger is done with exceptionally fine miniature knapping in a piece of terrific patinated silex, the colour is red and brown, please look at all the pictures.
Type V daggers are quite rare, this particular dagger has been re-sharpened in antiquity and done in fine quality!...
A rare and impressive unfinished lancet-type dagger, dating to the later part of the Danish Neolithic period, the socalled Daggertime, c. 2200-2000 BC.
The dagger is massive and done with rough knapping in a piece of terrific patinated silex, the colour is red brown, please look at all the pictures.
Size: 24 cm. and rather massive in hand.
Condition: Choice for type.
Ex. Danish Private Collection (ex Bruun Rasmussen auction sales).
Sea encrusted terracotta Greek round bowl. Standing on a round bas. With extensive worm and barnacle encrustations. 3rd Century B.C. 5 inches diameter. 2 inches high. Intact. Ex.
David Liebert, 1980s.
c. Mid 2nd Century- Early 3rd Century A.D.
Originally part of a larger funerary stele, it would have most likely depicted the woman as a bust, with the level of relief decreasing from top to bottom. In this particular example, the woman is depicted with a long, thin face and well delineated features. The lips are slightly pursed and the eyes and nose are both prominent...
APULIAN GNATHIA WARE EPICHYSIS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROSE PAINTER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
Elegant epichysis with a reel-shaped body and high gloss finish. On the top portion of the body, a vine band of grape clusters, leaves and tendrils, dots, ovolo and ray pattern on the neck. All painted in classic Gnathian colours; red, yellow and white. On the handle, mold-made masks where the handle joins the rim. The inner body decorated with a finely painted dove framed by a dotted flower and wreath...
An Etruscan bronze ladle with the handle in the shape of duck's head. 5th century B.C. 9 1/2 inches high. Intact. Ex. Israel Art Market, 1999. For a close parallel, see Metropolitan Museum, Accession Number: 21.88.130
Iron Age II; 1000-800 B.C.
Composed of an ovoid body with a slightly everted rim, two applied handles, a long, applied spout and double strainers. The majority of the vessel is wheel-thrown with the handles and the spout being handmade and applied after the rest of the vessel had been completed. It is decorated with a burnished slip and alternating black and red painted decoration on the neck...
c. 6th -7th Century A.D.
Mold-made with a large fill-hole and an integral nozzle with two wick holes present on a ring base. The nozzle is decorated with a stylized palm tree with two stylized “flights of stairs” on either side. A large handle is present and is decorated with four circles around a central raised dot. This may be a stylized cross or a reference to the five wounds of Christ.
In excellent and original condition. Found in Bethlehem.
5.9 x 3.32 x 3.66 inches...
Late Bronze Age IIB; c. 1340-1200 B.C.
This vessel is composed of a biconical body on a small foot with an everted rim and a single applied handle. Decorated with a light slip and reddish brown painted geometric designs. These designs consists of a series of vertical bands around the bottom of the body of the mug as well as alternating inverted triangles and four bands of vertical lines on the upper body of the vessel. The rim and the handle are also decorated with geometric designs. ...