Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329305
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Low bodied Attic jug with horizontal flanges at the belly and the base. The beaked spout flanked by two applied knobs rendered as rotelles. The high-swung strap handle from neck to shoulder.
The cushion shaped top with five delicate palmette stamps linked by very fine incised arcs.
The reserved incurving area between the flanges and the broad flat base show the distinct orange-red color of Attic clay.
For a related Atticizing epichysis from Northern Apulia cf. item no. 73 in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329303
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Black-glazed kylix of shallow curved bowl with a broad inset lip, slightly concave on the outside. The cup is standing on a characteristic thick spreading ring foot.
Dense black glaze, concentric circles and thin red wash on the reserved bottom.
For the discussion of the type as a whole cf. pp. 101-102 in: B. Sparkes, L. Talcott. The Athenian Agora. Vol. 12. Princeton 1970.
Ceramic
Athens, Inset Lip Class, 480-470 BC
D. 16.6 cm (6.5 in), W. over handles 22.8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329302
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Unusual dish decorated with four swans to left and rows of faded strokes for filling ornament.
The baseline and the rim with lines in applied red color. The inside of the dish is glazed black.
The Swan Group is formed by painters of miniature vessels usually decorated with swans.
As common with the group the swans are rendered cursorily in silhouette technique.
For similar examples cf. items no. 1275, 1281, 1287 and 1427 in: M. B. Moore and M. Z. Pease Philippides. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328988
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
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 a 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. 9.6 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328987
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,280.00
Boeotian vase with tapering walls standing on a pedestal foot. Two ribbon handles with spurs swing up from the rim and rejoin the vase at the lower carination.
The kantharos is the symbol of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose cult was very popular in the Boeotian area.
For a related vase cf. lot no. 110 in: Antikenmuseum Berlin. Antiken aus Berliner Privatbesitz. Berlin 1975.
Ceramic
Greek, Boeotian, 450-425 BC
H. handle 16.8 cm (6.6 in)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328984
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Pristine Apulian oinochoe of rounded ribbed body swelling out from a low ring foot.
The lip is pinched into a trefoil pattern, creating three directions from which the contents could be poured. The handle with a protrusion on top arching from lip to the flat shoulder.
Ceramic
H. 10.8 cm (4.25 in)
Apulian, early 4th century BC
Intact. Fine quality with pristine and deep shiny black glaze.
Swiss private collection. In family possession before 1968.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1327762
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,650.00
Tubby woman seated on a stool, muffled in a himation which is drawn tight by her right arm.
The woman holds a mirror in front of her face, on her right hand a patera and ribbons.
A narrow window and a small ivy branch in the field. The stool and other details are highlighted with applied white color and embellished with yellow ochre.
The reverse with a female head wearing earrings, a necklace and a radiate crown. The sakkos drawn tight by a string, from which a bunch of hair...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1327308
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,750.00
The frieze depicts three fully armed hoplites in a training situation. On the left the naked trainer holding a staff, the arm raised while giving some instructions.
The warriors wear crested helmets and safeguard themselves behind heavy shields and thrust with their spears.
Hoplites were free citizens of ancient Greek cities able to afford the required bronze armor suit and their weapons. They generally received basic military training.
Red dots as shield devices. Applied r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1325686
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,850.00
In the field a woman pouring a liquid over the fire of a low altar. The woman is holding a staff with her left hand and a shallow phial with the outstretched right. She is clad with a heavy himation and a finely pleated chiton, her hair is on a sakkos.
The head is turned back with a nonsensical inscription coming out of her mouth – twelve red dots extend in the direction of the phial. Another pseudo inscription with eight vertically arranged dots between her head and the staff.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1320382
Ostracon Ancient Art
$720.00
Finely modelled figurine of Aphrodite with her hands resting on her thighs.
The goddess of love is shown with pairs of rosettes on each arm which fix a skintight garment once rendered with applied color.
Feet and a small flower on the left hand broken off, otherwise intact.
Terracotta
Greek from Taranto, South Italy, mid 4th century BC
H. 16.5 cm (6.5 in)
H. with stand 18 cm (7.1 in)
Swiss private collection, Baden (details to purchaser)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1320381
Ostracon Ancient Art
$340.00
The diademed goddess seats on a block-shaped throne and wears a heavy cloak drawn over her head. Her hands rest on her knees; the feet are placed together.
For an almost identical piece cf. lot no. 37 in: P. C. Bol. Bildwerke aus Terrakotta aus mykenischer bis römischer Zeit. Melsungen 1986.
Terracotta
Boeotian, 5th century BC
H. 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
Fine condition. Minor spalling on the surface. Encrusted with sinter deposits. Remains of white pigment.
Schu...