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Three Mint Quality Roman Millefiori Glass Beads with Vibrant Colors
June 12, 2017 - 3:36 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Three Mint Quality Roman Millefiori Glass Beads with Vibrant Colors

These three mint quality examples have very vibrant colors and date circa 1st century A.D.  These three examples are also three of the finest examples available on the market today, and are scarce examples.  These pieces were valued in antiquity, and were prized as jewelry as well as works of art.  These pieces have a high degree of eye appeal, can easily be worn today, and come with a custom display stand.  $1,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com



Exceptional Greek Silver Hellenistic Fibula with Decorative Elements
May 31, 2017 - 3:35 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Exceptional Greek Silver Hellenistic Fibula with Decorative Elements

This exceptional and detailed silver fibula dates to the Hellenistic Period, circa 4th-3rd century B.C.  This piece is approximately 2 inches long, by 1.6 inches wide, and was assembled from several sections.  This beautiful example has five "paddle wheel" decorative elements, and is a scarce to rare type that is seldom seen on the market.  This piece was made to impress, and was worn only by a wealthy person in antiquity.  A piece that also has a great deal of eye appeal.  $3,275.00      http://www.apoloniagallery.com



Exceptional Large Mayan Plate with God K: Ex Ferdinand Anton
May 6, 2017 - 1:44 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian

Exceptional Large Mayan Plate with God K: Ex Ferdinand Anton

This attractive Mayan Tripod Plate dates 600-700 A.D., and is a large 12.75 inches in diameter.  This piece has very bright colors, and is intact with no repair/restoration.  This piece is one of the best recorded examples for the type, and is from the collection of Ferdinand Anton who wrote many books relative to pre-Columbian art in the 1970's and 1980's.  This piece features "God K" with four smoke scrolls, who represented the agricultural production of the earth, and this piece may have been a ceremonial type ceramic that held an offering and/or transferred it's power to it's owner.  One of the best Mayan pieces from the Anton collection.  $8,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com    



Superb Greek Boeotian Black Glazed Kantharos with Ivy Tendrils
April 8, 2017 - 7:45 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb Greek Boeotian Black Glazed Kantharos with Ivy Tendrils

This large piece dates circa 450-425 B.C., and is in mint quality condition.  One of the best recorded examples, and one of the few examples that feature "chevrons" on both sides of the piece, which also highlight the lovely "ivy leaf and tendril" decorative elements that are seen above.  This piece was likely used for drinking wine, as well as for pouring libations in a religous ceremony, as this piece is "mint quality" and may have also been a votive type piece.  One of the best examples with a "Classical Period" Greek shape and form.    $2,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com



X-Large and Mint Greek Attic Glaux Skyphos with Standing Owls
April 2, 2017 - 3:27 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Large and Mint Greek Attic Glaux Skyphos with Standing Owls

This mint quality piece is larger than most examples, and is one of the finest recorded examples for the type.  This piece features two standing owls which were sacred to Athena, and this vessel may have had a ceremonial and/or ritual use.  The handle design would have made it easy to pour libations, and this handle design with one vertical and one horizontal handle defines this type of vessel as a "glaux skyphos".  This type of vessel is also not often seen on the market, and is a scarce to rare type.  An exceptional piece.  Sold.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com   



Flawless and Beautiful Light Blue Roman Glass Ribbed Bowl
March 13, 2017 - 7:01 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass

Flawless and Beautiful Light Blue Roman Glass Ribbed Bowl

One of the best recorded examples.  Great light blue color, and this piece is in mint condition.  This piece also has thick 26 vertical ribs that graduate in size, from the bottom to the top near the rim.  Faint polishing lines are seen on the inner surface, and this may indicate that this piece was created solely as a votive object, and may not have been utilized for everyday use.  $8,675.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.     



Superb Greek Illyrian Helmet with Heavy Crest Box and Gold Gilt
February 22, 2017 - 4:39 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb Greek Illyrian Helmet with Heavy Crest Box and Gold Gilt

This rare Greek Illyrian helmet dates circa mid 6th century B.C., and is a full sized example. This superb piece features an extremely rare gold gilt perimeter band and a heavy raised crest box. This piece was produced during the last phase of Greek helmet design, and is classified as "Type III, A". The heavy raised crest box was added protection from overhead blows, and it is very likely that this piece saw battle, as there are minute knicks and scrapes that indicate battle contact with other weapons. A superb example with a beautiful multi-colored patina that has dark brown and red highlights, and likely one of the best examples available on the market today.  Price on Request.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



Rare Hellenistic Greek Silver Kantharos with Flat Handles
April 6, 2016 - 10:48 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Rare Hellenistic Greek Silver Kantharos with Flat Handles

This rare Greek silver vessel has flat handles that served as a thumb grip.  This type of handle was also subsequently copied by the Romans, who preferred this type of formal silver drinking cup which also served as a display of wealth .  This x-rare piece is complete, has no repair/restoration, and has an attractive natural dark gray patina.  $6,875.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



Attractive Greek Boeotian Blackware Stemmed Kantharos
August 20, 2015 - 8:53 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Attractive Greek Boeotian Blackware Stemmed Kantharos

Mint quality eroteric shaped vessel that is a "Classical Period" ceramic.  This attractive piece also has an even deep lustrous black glaze, and this glaze is complete both on the inside and outer surfaces which is not often seen relative to "black glazed" vessels of this type.  An exceptional example that was likely used as a ceremonial drinking vessel, and may have been created solely as a "votive" type object, as this piece is in mint condition.  $3,675.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



Attractive Large Greco-Thracian Silver Bowl with Floral Design
August 11, 2015 - 9:21 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Attractive Large Greco-Thracian Silver Bowl with Floral DesignThis extremely large example is a Greco-Thracian hand beaten silver bowl that dates circa 4th century B.C.  It is a rare example, not only for the size, but also it is a type that is seldom seen on the market.  The attached ring may have also allowed this piece to hang from a wagon or a horse, and was an aid that allowed this piece to travel easily.  An exceptional piece with a beautiful and natural dark gray patina.  $6,875.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



X-Large Greek Apulian Knob-Handled Patera: Ex Ganymede Painter
August 8, 2015 - 3:47 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Large Greek Apulian Knob-Handled Patera: Ex Ganymede Painter

This beautiful x-large Greek Apulian ceramic is a knob-handled patera that was used to pour ceremonial libations.  This largely intact vessel has very little repair, and is an amazing 18.2 inches in diameter, and is attributed to the Ganymede Painter who was one of the best accomplished Greek Apulian artists during the second half of the 4th century B.C.  This piece has some heavy white calcite deposits, and is seen in it's pristine and natural "as found" condition.  A rare example that is seldom seen on the market.  $13,800.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan
July 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan

Erotic type ring showing Leda making love to Zeus, who was in the form of a swan.  The head of the swan is seen kissing her breasts.  This exceptional bronze ring was made for a young woman or girl.  Possibly worn by an individual who was engaged in the sex trade, and lived in a Roman resort city such as Pompeii.  Rare in this quality, and a superb example.  $1,675.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.  



Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head
February 1, 2015 - 2:27 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head

This piece is an extremely rare Roman weapon of arms.  This piece was designed to travel further than most Roman spears and/or javelins, and was designed to wound, rather than kill.  There are only a handful of these pieces that are recorded, as they were made from iron, and the attached lead weight was molded around the shaft.  A superb well-conditioned example.  $2,375.00   http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



Sensual Greek Attic Column Krater: Ex Florence Painter
January 30, 2015 - 8:30 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Sensual Greek Attic Column Krater: Ex Florence Painter

Wonderful mint quality Greek Attic ceramic is attributed to the Florence Painter, and there are very few ancient Greek Attic ceramics attributed to this painter.  This scarce to rare piece features an erotic scene with a young male water-carrier who is seen partially nude, and is being admired by two standing figures.  The erotic scene is enhanced, as both of the young water-carrier's hands are occupied with the amphora and a walking stick, and he is unable to mask or cover his body with a free hand.  The faces are also very fine and are very "sweet" in appearance.  One of the best examples by this scarce Greek Attic painter.   $18,500.00           http://www.apoloniagallery.com.      



Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis Bust
December 3, 2013 - 8:26 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis BustBeautiful Greek Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm with Artemis Bust

This beautiful Greek coin features a bust of Artemis with her bow quiver behind.  She is seen as a young girl, which is an artistic style that is seldom seen, as her face has a very young and innocent expression.  The entire obverse composition is designed as a hoplite shield, and the bust of Artemis serves as a protector goddess for the owner of the shield.  This coin has extremely high relief, and is in Superb to Mint State condition.   $965.00     http://www.apoloniagallery.com.



X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar
December 13, 2012 - 6:54 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery

X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-JarX-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar

This extremely rare piece is from an old European collection from the 1970's.  This piece shows a human face/head that is seen in a "transformation" process.  The manta ray is seen in the process of "transforming" from a creature to man, or vice-versa.  A superb to mint quality example, and a type that is seldom seen on the market with only a few recorded examples.   $3,675.00    http://www.apoloniagallery.com.