Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1272913
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,400.00
The body formed from two separate conical pieces. Turned ribs on the lid of the pyxis separate five circular paths with remains of enamel inlays.
The second row with a band of blue four-leaf clovers on white ground; the fourth with a white and blue checker on red ground. Both between emerald green and deep blue bands.
Just below the raised rim lip an indentation bearing a bronze band fixed at both ends with riveted loops that keep the arched strap handle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1251928
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1600.00
Mold-made globular vessel with splayed foot, flared rim, and floral design in raised relief.
The lower half of the body is decorated with an extraordinary profusion of foliate and cones of the stone pine.
The symbolic of the floral design goes back to the cults of Isis, Dionysus and Cybele, and was borrowed by the Christians who saw the stone pine as a life tree and the cones as symbol of resurrection and immortality.
The frieze is topped by a band of scrolling.
Ceram...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1222936
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Seated lion with sideward turned head and raised right paw. Neat incisions for the whiskers and the mane. The tail of the animal turns around the right haunch.
The roaring open mouth and the gesture with the raised paw denote the apotropaic function of the figurine.
Bronze
Roman, 2nd/3rd century AD
H. 3.1 cm (1.2 in)
H. with plinth 4.7 cm (1.9 in)
Fine example of excellent preservation. Solid cast bronze.
Swiss private collection, since the 1960s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1202022
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Roman bronze attachment with the winged Eros is holding a phial with both hands to pour out some liquid.
A cloth is wrapped around the god’s belly, the upper end flapping in the wind in front of the wing.
The appliqué was attached to a bronze vessel as discernible from the remains of solder at rear.
Bronze
Roman, 1st/2nd century AD
L...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199245
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Large Roman plain dish with shallow floor, slightly offset from the gently raised wall with flat rim. Faint circle at center. Attractive reddish-orange color.
Ceramic
Roman, North Africa, 4th/5th century AD
D. 22 cm (8.7 in)
H. rim 2.5 cm (1 in)
Intact with appealing color and smooth surface. Root marks.
Ex S. T. collection, Chard (England), 1960s.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1188060
Ostracon Ancient Art
$190.00
Carved Roman bone pin with flying bird terminal. The bird may be a swan or a goose judging from the elongated neck.
Delicate carving of the long neck, the raised wings and the vestigial feet. The tail feathers bulged at the join to the pin.
Bone
Roman, 2nd to 4th century AD
H. 9.5 cm (3.7 in)
Intact, fine condition.
German art market (data will be disclosed to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1188058
Ostracon Ancient Art
$190.00
Roman bone pin topped by a finely carved winged horse. A suspension hole pierced through the shaft just behind the Pegasus.
Bone
Roman, 1st to 3rd century AD
H. 9.5 cm (3.7 in)
Two legs missing, otherwise fine condition.
German art market (data will be disclosed to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1188057
Ostracon Ancient Art
$140.00
Rare Roman hairpin with a flat terminal carved in the shape of a gryllos, a fantastical creature that is part human, part animal. The present example reminds of a bearded man with ram-like horns, converging with an elephant (?)
Grylloi were a popular subject on Roman intaglios.
Bone
Roman, 2nd to 4th century AD
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1188056
Ostracon Ancient Art
$190.00
Carved hairpin ending in the shape of a recumbent animal, possibly a dormouse – symbol of comfort – a fox or a dog.
Bone
Roman, 2nd to 4th century AD
H. 11.3 cm (4.4 in)
Intact, fine condition.
German art market (data will be disclosed to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1163426
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2100.00
Banded yellowish agate with a tall muse holding a lyre. Her slightly bent head is carefully carved with detailed hairdo and chinon. The garment is fixed around her chest and falls in many folds. The belt is indicated with four beads and the lyre enhanced with bands...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1163425
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Layered orange gem with a gryllos to the right.
The imaginary creature is composed of a striding peacock with a large tail feather, two Janus-like masks and the trunk of an elephant holding a maze.
Close to form no. 7, p. 15 in: Die antiken Gemmen des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien. Vol 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1161581
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Red garnet bowl with the rare motif of a butterfly flying upon a torch.
The butterfly is related to Eros...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1122579
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2400.00
Head with the attributes of an infant such as a rounded forehead, a fleshy nose and chubby cheeks. Linear cut on the eyebrows, the chin with two drilled holes just below the lower lip.
Grave expression conferred by marked heavy eyelids and pressed lips. One ear completely modeled; the other only cursory because of its closeness to a now lost panel behind.
Behind the child’s right ear a short curl, the typical hairdo of the Severan period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1107474
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
Roman bronze chest handle with a panther head protruding from a central knob. The almost heraldic head is rendered with knob ears, a nicely chiselled mane and arched eyebrows which merge into the nose. The recessed face with chiselled eyes and a slit mouth below.
The preserved outstretched leg to solder the handle on a bronze vessel.
Bronze
Roman, 100-300 AD
Size from head to leg 9.4 cm (3.7 in)
Excellent quality and condition with nicely rendered details...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1102396
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3200.00
Diminutive Roman sculpture of Hermes holding a purse and the Caduceus. Exquisite head with carefully carved features, drilled pupils and closely cropped hair topped by the wings of the helmet.
Hermes is inside a natural-size nut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1100934
Ostracon Ancient Art
$750.00
The Eros child emerging from a flower, showing very expressive features such as an exaggeratedly long fore and upper head.
Bronze
Roman, 2nd/3rd century AD
H. 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
H. with stand 5.2 cm (2 in)
High quality bronze with superb patina. Small hole on the chest for attachment.

Ex Swiss private collection (data will be provided to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1088557
Ostracon Ancient Art
$400.00
The large almond-shaped eyes contoured with carved lines. The edged head shows a linear rendition of the snout and the mouth. The vestigial ears appear behind the missing horns. The triangular patch of hair on the forehead with a square hole that connects with a channelling carved along the animal’s neck. The head protome served as spout on a now lost basin. Bulls were associated with renewal throughout much of South Arabia, and the motif appears frequently on stelae found in cemeteries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1060664
Ostracon Ancient Art
$150.00
Wearable bronze ring with an incised dove on the bezel. Bronze. Roman, ca. 3rd-5th century AD. Inner diameter 19 mm, US size 9. Intact. Fine patina and condition. Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)