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Scarce & Complete Colima Mahogany Obsidian Sacred Blade with Handle

April 21, 2018 - 5:08 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian

Scarce & Complete Colima Mahogany Obsidian Sacred Blade with Handle

This piece is a scarce to rare Colima Mahogany Obsidian Blade that dates circa 100 B.C.-250 A.D., and is approximately 8.2 inches long.  This intact piece was made with detailed chipping, and was made with a great deal of skill.  This piece was also likely created as a votive object, and likely was used in a sacred ceremony.  A beautiful piece that has a great deal of eye appeal.  $1,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com      

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Scarce & Complete Colima Mahogany Obsidian Sacred Blade with Handle


Scarce & Exceptional Greek Hellenistic Core-Formed Glass Alabastron

February 15, 2018 - 1:33 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Scarce & Exceptional Greek Hellenistic Core-Formed Glass Alabastron

This scarce piece is a Greek core-formed glass alabastron that dates circa mid 4th-3rd century B.C., and is approximately 4.75 inches high.  This Hellenistic period piece is intact, with no repair/restoration, and is in superb to mint quality condition.  This piece is one of the best recorded examples, with a brilliant cobalt blue color and bright yellow trailing designs.  An exceptional example that is seldom seen on the market in this condition.  Ex: Rafi Brown collection, Los Angeles, CA., circa 1980's.  Ex: Superior Galleries: "The International Diamond Corporation auction", Los Angeles, CA., June 1986.  Ex: Superier Galleries auction, Los Angeles, CA., June 8, 1993, no.135.  Ex: Ira Goldberg collection, circa 2000's.  Ex: Private CA. collection.  $3,865.00.     http://www.apoloniagallery.com      

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Scarce & Exceptional Greek Hellenistic Core-Formed Glass Alabastron


Mint Quality Greek Illyrian Helmet with Superb Patina: Ex Guttmann

December 6, 2017 - 7:10 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Mint Quality Greek Illyrian Helmet with Superb Patina: Ex Guttmann

This exceptional Greek Illyrian helmet dates circa 6th century B.C., and is a full sized example.  This piece is classified as being a "Type II,B", and is one of the best helmets for the type, as it is in mint quality condition, and has an exceptional dark green patina with light blue highlights.  A well made example that is likely the finest example available on the global market today.  Ex: Guttmann collection, Inventory no. 517, circa 1980's.  $42,500.00.   http://www.apoloniagallery.com

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Mint Quality Greek Illyrian Helmet with Superb Patina: Ex Guttmann


X-Large and Rare Greek Attic White-Ground Votive Lekythos

October 10, 2017 - 7:09 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Large and Rare Greek Attic White-Ground Votive Lekythos

This rare and extra-large Greek Attic ceramic is approximately 16.75 inches high, and dates circa 5th century B.C.  This piece is not only rare for it's tremendous large size, but also because it is intact with no repair/restoration.  This piece also has much of it's original white-ground material that was applied to the main body of the vessel.  This piece was used for funeral rites in antiquity, and liquid was poured forth from the vessel as a ceremonial offering.  The very small hole seen below the handle likely was added during one of these ceremonies, in order to facilitate and control the flow of liquid from the vessel, due to it's large size and the small opening through the elongated neck.  An exceptional piece with a high degree of eye appeal.  $6,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.

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X-Large and Rare Greek Attic White-Ground Votive Lekythos


Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean "Cruciform" Bronze Dagger

September 22, 2017 - 4:26 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean "Cruciform" Bronze Dagger

This piece is a scarce Greek Mycenaean bronze dagger that dates circa 1400-1190 B.C., and is approximately 4.9 inches long.  The blade has much of it's original sharp edges, and is in superb condition.  This attractive piece is classified as a "Cruciform Type, Variant A", and has a beautiful dark green patina.  This weapon is also not often seen on the market, as the majority of Mycenaean blades produced during this period are larger short and full sized swords.  $1,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com   

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Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean "Cruciform" Bronze Dagger


X-Rare Greek Bronze Votive Mycenaean/Minoan Goddess Figurine

September 21, 2017 - 6:48 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Rare Greek Bronze Votive Mycenaean/Minoan Goddess Figurine

This piece is an extremely rare Greek Mycenaean/Minoan bronze goddess figurine that dates circa 1400-1100 B.C., and is approximately 4.4 inches high.  This esoteric piece is also a complete and mint quality example.  This piece has stylized raised arms and curled hands which were an ancient Greek sign of "blessing" and "mourning" of the dead.  This piece was likely a votive piece that was either a grave offering, or was an offering for a shrine.  $8,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com     

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X-Rare Greek Bronze Votive Mycenaean/Minoan Goddess Figurine


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

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Exceptional Greek Silver Hellenistic Fibula with Decorative Elements


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    

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Exceptional & Vibrant Large Mayan Plate with God K: Ex Ferdinand Anton


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

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Superb Greek Boeotian Black Glazed Kantharos with Ivy Tendrils


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 6x-rare piece is complete, has no repair/restoration, and has an attractive natural dark gray patina.  $4,865.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.

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Rare & Superb Hellenistic Greek Silver Kantharos with Flat Handles


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.  $1,865.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.

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Attractive & Mint Quality Greek Boeotian Blackware Stemmed Kantharos


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.  

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Intact Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Stamped Leda and the Swan


Rare & Superb 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.  $1,265.00   http://www.apoloniagallery.com.

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Rare & Superb Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head


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.

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X-Rare & Intact Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Vessel