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 deduced 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.
Apulian, 325-300 BC.
H. 9 cm (3.5 in), D. 10.4 cm (4.1 in).
Intact, except for a restored fragm ...click for details
Refined head of the Buddha with solemn expression. The delicate facial features with half open heavy lidded eyes, an aquiline nose and a sensitively modeled lips.
The half open eyes confer the head a meditative gaze. The hair is delicately textured and gathered in a topknot.
The idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which influenced the Buddhist imagery of Central Asia.
Gandhara, 3rd/4th century AD.
H. 9.3 cm (3.66 in), H. with stand 15.8 cm (6.2 in).
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Rare Etruscan kyathos with shallow bowl and tall vertical handle in the shape of a stylized animal head with pronounced horns. The flat base shows an impressed cross and dots.
Kyathoi were used for drinking wine at symposia held by the Etruscan elite. The symposium was a Greek custom adopted by the Etruscans, who depicted these banquets in paintings on the walls of their tombs.
For identical cups cf. no. 182-183 in: J. Jucker. Italy of the Etruscans. Mainz 1991.
The brownish Impasto ware pott ...click for details
Appealing figure of Herakles with early classical girl-like features.
The hero is naked except for a lion skin covering his head, the shoulders and wrapped around the left forearm. The lionís paws are knotted on the chest. The lion skin shows a carefully incised fur.
With his right hand the hero is leaning on a (missing) club. With the outstretched left hand he is holding the apple of the Hesperides.
The contrapost of the figurine is not yet understood. That the artist is still experimenting ...click for details
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. item no. 237 in: Jo ...click for details
Uncommon hand-modeled Villanovan kyathos with bag-shaped body and slightly out curved rim.
The handle is rendered with two flared tangs on the top.
This small vase may have been confectioned as a childís toy.
The kyathos belongs to the Ansone Culture which was located in Campania and formed part of the Villanova culture. Villanova burial rites were shared in the Etruscan main area and in certain Campanian regions, like Capua or Pontecagnano.
Ansone-Villanovan, Etruscan-Campanian, 8 ...click for details
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples and holes for fixation.
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC.
H. 9.3 cm (3.66 in).
Appealing item with missing extremities. Wrinkles along the neck and the waist.
German art market (data will be provided to the buyer)
Expressive terracotta head with negroid features. The face is showing a furrowed forehead, bulged brows, wide open and heavy lidded eyes, a flattish nose and full open lips.
The head is almost naturalistic although denoting a slight exaggerated air that places it in the grotesque tradition of the Hellenistic period.
Such heads with grotesque features often represented foreigners or characters from comical plays.
Egyptian, late Hellenistic to Roman Period, 1st century BC to 1st ce ...click for details
Nice head of Isis showing chubby features, wide open eyes, prominent cheeks and purse lips. The broad face is framed by carefully rendered curls growing longer down the neck. The hairdo is topped by an enormous stippled floral wreath.
Egyptian, Roman Period, 2nd/3rd Century AD.
H. 5.3 cm (2.1 in), H. with stand 11.5 cm (4.5 in).
Broken below the neck, missing rear with several fingerprints. Fine modeling.
Art market Israel with Antiquities Export Approval
Head of the Buddha shown with solemn expression. The refined facial features with arched eyebrows over heavy lidded eyes and a sensitively modeled mouth with purse lips.
The half open eyes with their barely indicated irises confer the head a meditative gaze.
The hair is delicately textured with a central bun (usnisha) on top.
The idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which lived on among Gandharan artists.
Gandhara, 3rd/4th century AD.
H. 7.7 cm (3 in), H. w ...click for details