Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1332901
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332900
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,150.00
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 potter’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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332898
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,650.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331626
Ostracon Ancient Art
$180.00
Stylized bronze rooster used as a support or as foot of a larger vessel.
The crested head shows elongated lentoid eyes and a fluted beak. The neck with a bulge at the join to the rounded body, a large tail at rear may have served as bearing surface for some kind of vessel. The legs with exaggerated spurs behind.
Bronze
Islamic, Seljuk, 12th/13th century AD
10.5 cm (4.1 cm)
Intact, fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331625
Ostracon Ancient Art
$150.00
Large Luristan bronze pin with a vertically ribbed, spherical head, pierced for suspension. The six sharply cut crescentic ribs on top remind of contemporary maceheads.
The upper section of the pin with horizontal grooves.
Bronze
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 17.1 cm (6.7 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged. Overall dark patina with lovely spots of the original golden bronze surface.
German private collection, since the 1960s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331624
Ostracon Ancient Art
$120.00
Attractive Luristan dress pin with a vertically ribbed, spherical head. The nine sharply cut crescent-like ribs on top remind of contemporary maceheads.
The pin with a horizontally grooved and beaded body. A flanged stopper at the lower half.
Bronze
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 9.9 in (3.9 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged.
German private collection, since the 1960s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1331623
Ostracon Ancient Art
$60.00
Nice terracotta quadruped, possibly a bull. Two of the pointed feet chipped, horns and tail missing.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, 1st millennium BC
L. 8 cm (3.1 in)
H. 5 cm (2 in)
Scratched surface.
German private collection, since the 1960s. Thence art market.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331622
Ostracon Ancient Art
$670.00
Decorated with erotic scenes next to the small loop handle. The belly with a register of crouching Bes figures framed by dotted flowers.
The dwarf god Bes was the protector of women in childbirth, neonates and the human body in general. The vessel may have served a votive purpose.
Cf. Donald M. Bailey. Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, Vol. 4. London 2008.
Ceramic
Egyptian, Ptolemaic to Roman Period, 2nd/1st Century BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1331085
Ostracon Ancient Art
$860.00
The sacred Nile perch with a pointed nose, the slender body with a long dorsal fin and a forked tail. The ventral fins connect to an integrally cast sled-shaped base.
Crowned with a modius which is topped by the horned sun-disk and a frontal uraeus. A suspension loop behind...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1331083
Ostracon Ancient Art
$980.00
Terracotta bust with softly modeled features. The face shows prominent eyebrows, a full nose and fleshy lips. The hair is combed.
Some crazes on the bridge of the nose and on the forehead denote how the clay was pressed into the mold.
Remains of the original red color used to render the male skin.
Terracotta
Etruscan, 4th-3rd century BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1331081
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Terracotta head of a veiled woman with well delineated features. Lips and tip of the nose squeezed sideward when the head was taken from the mold.
The hairdo arranged in separate strands ending in drop-shaped curls that cover the ear.
One issue with Etruscan votive offerings was the disposable space in the temples. From time to time votives used to be ritually buried in properly arranged repositories called botroi.
Half-heads were a space saving solution as they could be p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1331026
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,150.00
Terracotta head of a young boy with neatly modeled features. The face shows marked eyelids, a prominent nose and fleshy lips. The chin with a nice dimple. Remains of the original white wash and traces of red pigment used to render the male skin. Moldmade and reworked with the modeling stick as noticeable with the nicely combed hair. The Etruscans knew a great variety of votive terracotta items they used to place in their temples. The present head may have been offered in gratitude for the hea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1331025
Ostracon Ancient Art
$180.00
Fine almond shaped lamp with linear decoration on the shoulder. The fill and the wick hole are surrounded by a pronounced rim. The channel running to the nozzle is decorated with four dots. Conical handle at rear. The base shows concentric circles and a star at center.
The lamp was taken from two almost new molds as deducible from the neat outcome.
Almond shaped oil lamps originate from the Levant and are a common type during the Umayyad and the Abbasid periods. The early lamps ha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331024
Ostracon Ancient Art
$895.00
Boeotian kantharos with elegant high-arched handles. The tall upper wall flares towards the rim and shows a sharp flange close to the foot. The spreading ring foot with rounded outer face. Covered with a nice matt black glaze, the bottom reserved.
For a related vase, cf. item no. 24 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
The kantharos is the symbol of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330809
Ostracon Ancient Art
$860.00
The rim decorated with three lions running to the right and a basket with vine branch and grapes.
Fine bowl on a low ring base, the rounded floor with an incised circle on the bottom, the flat rim with a groove on its outer face.
The detailed relief decoration was taken from separate molds and applied to the rim.
For similar decorative elements and for the discussion of the class cf. nos. 999-1046, pp. 75-75, pp. 221-223 and plates 51-52 in: John W. Hayes. Roman Pottery and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330808
Ostracon Ancient Art
$820.00
Rare Caeretan olla with fairly high belly and marked shoulder. The broad neck inset with a ridge at center and curving out at rim. Standing on a small flat base.
The shape is South Etruscan, similar items have been found at Cerveteri (Caere) – cf. item 18, p. 190f and no. 7, p. 258 in: Maria Bugli. Gli Etruschi e Cerveteri. Milan 1980.
Ceramic, Impasto
Etruscan, 7th century BC
H. 13.7 cm (5.4 in)
D. 15.8 cm (6.2 in)
Smooth reddish-brown impasto. Intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330807
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Tall Apulian net lekythos of spindly form with gloss-coated mouth. The neck is decorated with tongues, black bands frame the body which is covered with a net pattern of fine black lines.
For a related example, cf. item no. 272 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
Ceramic
Greek Apulian, around 300 BC
H. 12.7 cm (5 in)
Part of the foot professionally restored, chipping underneath the h...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1329457
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,600.00
Fine Etruscan incense burner adorned with a feline that pursues a rooster. The tall shaft shows a polygonal and a spirally-fluted section, sequenced by tiny spheres with acanthus leave capitals.
Artistically decorated incense burners made of bronze have survived in Etruria, since they accompanied the deceased as grave offerings.
For similar examples, cf. nos. 32-34 in: Ines Stucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Jerusalem exhibition catalogue. Mainz 1991.
Other than Etruscan cande...