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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.



Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean
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   



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.  $6,875.00.  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



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.



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.



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.