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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...
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 : 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1264167
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,350.00
Rare miniature chous decorated in Six’s technique with the depiction of a kneeling child facing the viewer with outstretched arms.
The naked child is masterfully rendered with typical podgy features and spotted hair. He wears a thong with amulets around the chest and over his left shoulder.
The motif is connected to the Athenian Anestheria, an old festival held in honor of Dionysos, where three- or four-year-old children were initiated into the festivities.
The few South I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1263226
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Guttus of shallow rounded cushion-like body with flattish closed top. The medallion is showing the frontal head of an archaic fashioned lion. From the blurred details can be concluded that the mold was in use during a long time.
Stepped ring foot, a loop handle is set on the shoulder. The spout with rounded rim-molding. Narrow gouged groups of verticals and crossed x-motifs on the body.
For a related guttus in the Louvre Paris (inv. no. N 2169 (ED 807)), cf. fig. 215 and pp. 393-3...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1257652
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Attic cooking pot with shallow floor, rounded shoulder and flaring lip. The round high-swung handles are set on the shoulder and may imitate metallic examples. Flattened bottom.
The lopas was suitable for stewing and for frying. The rim is flanged outside to take a domed lid with pinched-up knob.
The examples unearthed in the Athenian Agora are not glazed and show rather broad handles.
Our piece is quite rare. It differs from the coarse Attic cooking pots showing round handl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1256024
Ostracon Ancient Art
$6500.00
Red-figure squat lekythos decorated with a maenad in front of an altar. She holds the thyrsus and a phiale from which she is pouring some liquid rendered in applied red.
The woman is clad a finely pleated chiton and a himation.
Attributed by John D. Beazley to the Bowdoin Painter.
Published with John D. Beazley. Paralipomena. Oxford 1971: 407.229BIS. Beazley Archive vase no. 275825.
Ceramic
Athens, 470-460 BC
H. 12 cm (4.7 in) Fine condition. Handle rea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1256021
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
Globular flask enhanced with incised tendrils and ivy leaves around the body.
A couple of pierced holes for suspension just below the flared rim point to a use as bath or gymnasium bottle to contain oil.
Glaze misfired to a warm red as the result of exceeding heat during the firing process.
Ceramic
Greek, South Italian Gnathia Ware, ca. 300 BC
H. 6 cm (2.4 in)
D. 4.1 cm (1.6 in)
Intact. Some incised line splintered off, minor pitting on the surfac...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1254746
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2800.00
Attic miniature lekythos decorated in red-figure with the depiction of a child crawling on a blanket to a small altar (?) on the right. The naked child is masterfully rendered with typical podgy features and full hair. He wears a thong with amulets around the chest and over his left shoulder.
Egg pattern below the ground line.
The crawling child motif is usually shown on choes and connected to the Athenian Anestheria, the oldest festival in honor of Dionysos held in early spring. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1254745
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Attic miniature lekythos decorated with lotus bud palmettes emerging from a chain pattern.
The applied black glaze of the upright palmettes is partially spalled, as it was drawn over the white ground.
Incisions for some details. On the shoulder two bands of radiating strokes.
The type is attributable to the Class of Athens 581 ii, which is commonly assigned to the workshop of the Beldam Painter.
Ceramic
Athens, 500-450 BC
H. 8.3 cm (3.3 in)
Inta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1253843
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2600.00
Attic black-figure lekythos with a symposium scene showing Dionysos and his wife Ariadne. The couple is reclining on cushions with their crowned heads turned to the right.
Branches with leaves in the field.
Cylinder shape lekythos tapering below the figured decoration to a simple disk foot.
Dots and rays on the shoulder with a line at the junction of the shoulder. The black glaze below the figures is interrupted by a couple of narrow reserved bands.
For related examp...