Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1294584
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Superbly carved Greek head of a young girl showing almond-shaped eyes and marked eyelids.
Tiny holes are drilled on the edges of the eyes and of the pursed mouth.
The child-like character is given by the receding forehead; nose and mouth protrude a bit, the fleshy ears are small.
The melon hairdo is typical for the late 4th century BC and also found on Tanagra figurines.
Young girls appear sometimes related to the initiation rites of the Artemis cult at Brauron...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1292686
Ostracon Ancient Art
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Bronze helmet with a high domed crown and a median ridge that vanishes towards the occiput. The carination is raised to a tiny gable on the front face and shapes the anatomy of the occipital area of the head.
A bronze ring to fix a lining inside the helmet is attached with four rivets underneath the brim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1279638
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Recumbent Molossian dog wit raised head. The bronze pendant is rendered with beady eyes that confer a watchful gaze. Tooling enhances the modeling of the shaggy fur. The tail turns over the left haunch. Suspension loop on the back.
Bronze
Greek, from Sicily, 4th century BC
L. 3.4 cm (1.3 in)
H. 1.9 cm (0.7 in)
Foreleg missing. Nice mottled patina, fine condition.
Sold by Münzen und Medaillen Basel in 1991...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1279445
Ostracon Ancient Art
$880.00
Naked dwarf squatting on a rectangular plinth and holding his hands in front of the belly. The head with big almond-shaped eyes, thick nose and nice archaic smile. The hair on the back with horizontal steps.
This kind of paunchy dwarf figurines is thought to be inspired by the dwarf god Paitakos, the Egyptian patron of children.
For a Rhodian example cf. S. Mollard-Besques, Catalogue Raisonné des Figurines et Reliefs en Terre-Cuite (1954) 38 fig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275928
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Tall Etruscan black glazed vessel with tapering funnel-like neck, the globular body tapering to a cylindrical base. The arched handle from the outside of the neck to the shoulder.
The mouth with a semicircular pouring spout and curled-over rear edges.
The hollow base with a marked off ring foot.
The oinochoe was dipped into the gloss, as discernible from the many fingerprints around the bottom.
For the shape, cf. items no. 213, 214 and 220 in: J.W. Hayes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275925
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Etruscan shallow dish, the offset floor sloping outward to form a flaring rim. Resting on a short stemmed foot. The top side is covered with black glaze, a black band just above the black-rimmed foot.
The shape complies with the dishes of the well-known Genucilia type.
For items from the Genucilia workshop cf. lots no. 316-319 in: Ines Stucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Exhibitions catalogue, Jerusalem 1991.
For a similar example found at Caere, cf. cat. no. 98, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275923
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
Attractive buff-colored Etruscan bowl, the shallow floor incurving towards the rim.
The flared foot on a low ribbed stem.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 3rd century BC
D. 10 cm (3.9 in)
H. 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
Intact. Carefully burnished surface with root markings.
Private collection Grabs (Switzerland), acquired in the late 1970s.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275922
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Buff-colored Etruscan dish with gently raising floor, the lip folded down to a bulged molding. Standing on a flat base.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 3rd century BC
D. 12.3 cm (4.8 in)
H. 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
Intact. Carefully burnished surface with root markings.
Private collection Grabs (Switzerland), acquired in the late 1970s.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1275921
Ostracon Ancient Art
$40.00
Fragment from the floor of a black glazed bowl with four stamped ivy leaves.
A splintered ring foot on the outside.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 3rd century BC
W. 5.8 cm (2.3 in)
Fragmentary, one stamp chipped.
Private collection Grabs (Switzerland), acquired in the late 1970s.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272910
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Squat lekythos decorated with a recumbent sphinx with raised forepaw. Nice rendition of the female head and of the feline body. The front of the raised wings with tiny dots. The tail with a bushy tag.
An ancient hole was purposely drilled in front of the sphinx to prevent that the vase could be reused.
The decorated area has survived passably while the rear of the vase is spalled.
Ceramic
Attic, late 5th century BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1272906
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,600.00
Nice black-figure lekythos with men, two of them seated on fold chairs (okladiai). The men show nicely rendered heavy heads. They wear cloaks, some with faded bordures or dots, two of them holding staffs (?)
Branches without leaves in the field. Two rows of radiating strokes on the shoulder.
Ceramic
Athens, 500-480 BC
12.4 cm (4.9 in)
Intact and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1269041
Ostracon Ancient Art
$620.00
Rare Etruscan dish of shallow fairly rounded floor and wide flat stepped-up rim. Standing on a small ring foot.
The shape is known from stemmed plates. Flat footed dishes seem rare, though. For a stemmed dish cf. B 26 in: John W. Hayes. Etruscan and Italic Pottery in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1985.
Ceramic, Bucchero ware
Etruscan, early 6th century BC
D. 20.7 cm (8.1 in)
Intact. Fine condition. A pair of suspension holes at the rim. Root marks.
S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1267988
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Three adornments of tubular shape embossed at center and enhanced with small stripes. Underneath three lobes pending from rings.
These objects may have been attached to carriages or to furniture.
For related examples, cf. object no. MS787B in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.
Bronze
Etruscan, 8th century BC
L. 8.0 cm (3.1 in)
Intact and of museum quality. The loop of one pendant reconstituted.
Swi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1267987
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,350.00
Rare Etruscan neck ring with outwards-turned tapering ends and a belonging fibula.
The grayish patina and the effloresced surface denote that the silver contains additions of other metals like lead and tin.
Neck rings were known from the Celts and also used during the Villanovan period.
Silver
Etruscan, ca. 6th-4th century BC
W. torque 13.8 cm (5.4 in)
L. fibula 9.8 cm (3.85 in)
Torque broken at the thickened lower end and reconstituted. Part of t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1267986
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Etruscan bucchero ware kantharos of canonical shape with twin high-swung strap handles and a pedestal foot. A dented ridge at the join to the straight wall. A couple of tiny grooves along the rim.
This is a kantharos of the standard coastal type known from workshops in the Etruscan cities of Vulci and Cerveteri; Rasmussen’s type 3e.
For similar kantharoi cf. items 240-242 in: Ines Jucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Mainz 1991.
Ceramic.
Etruscan, circa 600 BC.
H....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1267497
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,350.00
Fine Etruscan vessel with rounded body tapering to the offset ring foot. A rounded rim on the shoulder. Ivy leaf attachments for the high arching handle that terminates in duck-head finials.
The round lid with a small bronze ring for holding.
Bronze
Etruscan, 6th to 5th century BC
H. rim 6.7 cm (2.6 in)
H. attachment 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
H. with arching handle 11 cm (4.3 in)
D. 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
Intact and with excellent patina. Rim and handle at...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1267494
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Lid with two female heads alternating with palmettes. Sketchy drawing of the features, the heads are rendered with an ornate sakkos, a spiked crown, earrings and necklaces. The bun projecting at rear is fixed with white ribbons.
The added white is covered with dilute brown to appear gilded.
The lower dish has an inset flange to receive the lid and set on a high hollow foot. The outside wall is enhanced with short strokes in applied red.
Ceramic
Greek Apulian, 330-300 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1265827
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,400.00
Bronze handle attachment showing an elderly satyr wearing a wreath of ivy leaves and korymbs in his thick hair.
Rendered with a high forehead and lids barely open from sleep or drunkenness. The strands of the whiskers and the mustache enchased after casting. The mask is slightly bent and hollow on the back side.
Most likely from a two-handled bowl (lebes). The movable strap handle is inserted from two sides into the mask.
Bronze
Greek, around 400 BC
H. 10.5 cm ...