LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Two small terracotta heads of Harpokrates, one wearing an Atef crown and the other wearing the "youthful" customary sidelock. Both holding forefingers to their mouths and one holding the club of Herakles.
Harpokrates was the son of Osiris and Isis and was born in the papyrus marshes of Chemmis in the northern Delta...
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C
Here you find a lovely terracotta figure of the god Harpocrates, wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This figure also has his left hand in a pot, like the cornucopia a symbol of abundance. These terracotta clay figures were often placed in temples as votive offerings...
Provenance: Swiss private collection from 1977
For a similar item see: Fitzwilliam Museum, Object Number: GR.13.1952
Provenance: D.K. Berlin via German Auction 11.5.1976
Reference: Aston, B...
CIRCA LATE PERIOD
Here you find a beautiful limestone relief from the collection of Gustave Jéquier. This lovely limestone relief shows the head of Ibis headed Thoth wearing the lunar crescent on his head. On his left we see Ptah or scribe wearing a skull cap with ureaus. Over the head of Ptah/scribe we see what appears to be a large moon. This pieces measures approx 9.25" inches x 8.75" inches and was split in few sections, however now mended...
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ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROSE PAINTER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
Beautiful bottle from Gnathia attributed to the Rose Painter. Done in the classic Gnathia style with large bands of ivy garlands, dotted ovolo, filled dots and rays. Painted in red,white and yellow highlights.
The central figure shows imagery of a swan, an iconographic identifier of Aphrodite. Measures 6 1/4 inches in height.
Provenance: Ex. Gebhard and Johannes Hager...
Provenance: Purchased from a German Dealer...
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946)
Magna Graecia, Southern Italy.
Circa 4th Century B.C.
Here you find a rare ancient pottery plate with a flaring pedestal foot from the Greek colonies of Southern Italy. This dish is painted in the exterior part with decorative elements done in black paint. The interior is adorned with a ‘Lady of fashion’ wearing a saccos, earrings and decorative diadem with white accents. Condition: traces of ancient restoration on few sections. One hole sti...
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CIRCA 320 B.C.
On the left side of the vase we have a seated woman, clothed in a high grit peplos. In one hand she is holding a cista and the other a thyrsus (staff with pine cone ). Her hair is wrapped in a beaded and ribbed saccos. In the center of the oenochoe there is a stele with a white painted antefix placed on top .
The lady to the right of the stele is standing upright and holding a phiale with fruit , she too is wearing high peplos and ho...
Nice terracotta figure of a stylized women that is of Coptic origin. As with most Coptic are we find influence from many cultures. This artifact measures 5.95 inches is well preserved with reddish wash.
Originally the term "Copt" referred to the native people who lived in Egypt (opposed to the Arabs or Greeks) who invaded Egypt. The term later became a religious one referring to Christian Egyptians. The Coptic period ...