Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342047
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Whitish Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos decorated with fine stripes and bands, some of them interconnected with diagonal lines.
Tiny strokes on the outside of the discoid rim. Tongue pattern on the shoulder. A stripped handle from shoulder to rim. The base with a small cavity below.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 600-550 BC
H. 10.3 cm (4.05 in)
Missing shard on the disk rim restored. Otherwise intact and of good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342046
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos decorated with red-brown bands and lines. Two bands below the shoulder interconnected with diagonal lines.
Small strokes on the outer part of the broad discoid rim. Tongue pattern on the shoulder. A strap handle from shoulder to rim with brown stripes. The base with a small cavity below.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 600-550 BC
H. 10.1 cm (4 in)
Small chip out of the disk rim restored; outside rim and upper end of the strap handle chipped...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342045
Ostracon Ancient Art
$340.00
The red-figure lid with two female heads between palmettes and stylized volutes.
The ‘Ladies of Fashion’ are nearly identical and wear ornate saccoi leaving a bun projecting at rear, a spiked stephane, earrings and necklaces.
The lid’s knob with radiating strokes on top. The black-glazed dish has an inset flange to receive the lid and is set on a high hollow foot. Nice example of the type.
Ceramic
Apulian, ca. 330 BC
D. 9.5 cm (3.75 in)
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341961
Ostracon Ancient Art
$720.00
Gnathia ware skyphos decorated with a profusion of stylized vine-branches (Oxford vine) which enclose a tiny alabastron and a wreath at center. Above several bands within incised lines.
The back side with a row of white tongues, incised lines and dotted triangles. A dot-rosette and hooks at center, flanked by two hanging leaf-sprays.
Graceful shape with steep wall and horizontal handles attached just below the rim. Standing on a low ring base.
For the decoration scheme cf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341959
Ostracon Ancient Art
$180.00
Greek vase for multiple offerings composed of three globular vessels with short flared rim. The group is standing on stepped feet. A central loop handle at the join of the vases.
Black-glazed pottery related to Xenon ware.
Ceramic
Greek, South Italian, ca. 350 BC
H. 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
W. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Loop handle missing and restored. Black glaze slightly worn in places. Soil deposits.
Swiss private collection, by descent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1341679
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Large bronze neck piece of triangular form with slightly raised rectangular collars off-setting the tapering hooked terminals.
The front embellished with carefully incised and stamped ornament. A large wheel enclosing a rosette at center, the zones between the six petals stippled. Stamped concentric circles evenly distributed in the remaining field, all enclosed within a double border of hatched triangles.
For a pectoral of similar form cf. lot no. 80 (fig. 1) in: D. von Bothmer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341355
Ostracon Ancient Art
$12,600.00
Large Attic pelike of the Kerch style decorated with an Arimasp on horseback fighting off two griffins. The Amazon is riding a prancing horse, turns back and raises her sword-wielding arm above the head.
The woman wears a Phrygian cap and is clad in an oriental costume with trousers. Her defeated companion lays on the ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341354
Ostracon Ancient Art
$8,600.00
Decorated in black-figure with Athena Promachos confronted to a couple of giants, one of them defeated and falling backwards. Behind her another fully armoured warrior. The scene depicts a gigantomachy, the war fought between the gods of Olympus and the rebelling giants.
Athena wears a high-crested Attic helmet, the aegis and a long chiton. She yields a spear, her shield is emblazoned with a tripod.
The cuirassed hoplites are similarly armed and wear chitoniskoi. Their shield devic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341353
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Large Greek Apulian oinochoe of spindle-shaped body with tubular neck and substantial trefoil rim. A slightly raised twofold handle arching from rim to shoulder.
Almost entirely covered with black glaze, lower body and underside of the flared foot reserved.
The red line running around the shoulder reminds of Attic pottery tradition.
Ceramic
Greek South Italian, early 4th century BC
H. 23.4 cm (9.2 in)
D. belly 15.3 cm (6 in)
Intact except for a t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337528
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Apulian red-figured epichysis with a female head between volutes. The woman wears a diademed sakkos with a bun at rear.
The reel-shaped body with a tall angled handle showing two human headed rotelles at the join to the beak. Glazed tongues at the base of the neck, radiating strokes on the upper lip. On the body, a white laurel wreath along an incised line.
For a closely related item, cf. Gorny & Mosch Auktionen Munich, June 2016 sale, lot no. 204.
See also: Edinburgh, Nati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337050
Ostracon Ancient Art
$890.00
Banded skyphos decorated on each side with birds in silhouette technique. Both framed by palmettes resting on volutes.
An ivy leaf in the field, further leaves below the handles.
Steep wall, the inset lip slightly flared on top, torus foot, sideward handles.
The underside with a dot surrounded by off-centered circles in dilute glaze. The number 1042 written with pencil.
Ceramic
Greek Boeotian, around 500 BC
H. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
D. 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
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. 9033443 – CVA Mannh...
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. Accord...
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. 18 cm (7 in)
H. with plinth 20.8 cm (8.2 in)
Broken at the neck with one missing shard out of the shoulder. ...
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 : 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 : 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...