We are pleased to offer this lovely Ancient Apulian Prochus, Gnathian (Egnazia) South Italy, circa 340 BC, used for pouring wine with a slender spout and elegant handle. Central motif features an elegant ‘lady of fashion’ and bordering her bands of ornate scrolls, waves and petals. The neck has a nice ray pattern moving upward to a slender mouth and long arching handle. A very elegant vase type which is intact said for a small chip on the foot and some minor touch up of the paint on the face
Here you find a lovely Lekythos in the form of a Silenus; follower of the wine-god Dionysus . Has long sharp horse ears and wavy beard and hair. Hands and legs are in elongated form. The vase appears to have some grape clusters remaining on the body. The Lekythos has a fine spout which was most likely used as a libation offering vessel. The vessel has some deep rich glaze still remaining. Much of the slip is now gone and in buff form. Handle missing and a portion of the lip as well...
Ancient Greek Sicilian askos. Dates to circa the 5th Century BC. In the form of a Bull which represents a central theme in many civilizations ( Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Anatolian, Crete, Persian, Cypriot and Athenian) being a major religious object . Measures 9inches in length. Has some wear to the surface and restoration to the head.
From a private Dutch collection.
Here you find an ancient Daunia funnel krater. From the Apulia region of Italy. Dates to circa the 4th Century B.C. Large globular body with a funnel-shaped mouth and stylized animal heads on the shoulders between the vertical handles. Has a rich red, black and brown paint, with geometric ornaments on a creamy white ground. Intact said for repair on rim. Measures 10inches wide x 9inches high.
Here you find a lovely elegant Black-figure lekythos. The shoulder of the vase is decorated in a scrolling ivy pattern. Very characteristic on Greek lekythi. A nice burgundy band surrounds the tip of the rim and lower portion of the body of the vase. Two standing hoplites done in silhouette surround a horse riding warrior. All wearing characteristic Corinithian gear; helmets, greaves, tunics, spears and shields. Small but intact and in great condition. Measures 5inches in height...
A CAMPANIAN RED FIGURE OINOCHOE
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...
Ancient Greek Xenon skyphos with wide open mouth and intact strap handles. Scroll design around the entire body and a palm leaf style design further up. Nice black glaze with some areas of iridescence. Small chip on the body otherwise intact. Dates to the 4th century BC and measures 5.5 inches in diameter (from handle to handle)...
ANCIENT MESSAPIAN KANTHAROS
CIRCA 400 B.C.
Beautiful and elegant pottery kantharos from the Messapian Greek tribes of Southern Italy. Has an ivy scroll around the neck of the vessel and lovely hook design across the body. Rays decorate the outer high arching handles. Intact said for a small hairline where one handle connects to rim (as seen in photo). Measures 6.5 inches in height.
Provenance: Ex. Gebhard and Johannes Hager. Exhibited at the Stadtmuseum Ottweiler.
APULIAN GNATHIA WARE EPICHYSIS
ATTRIBUTED TO THE ROSE PAINTER
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
Elegant epichysis with a reel-shaped body and high gloss finish. On the top portion of the body, a vine band of grape clusters, leaves and tendrils, dots, ovolo and ray pattern on the neck. All painted in classic Gnathian colours; red, yellow and white. On the handle, mold-made masks where the handle joins the rim. The inner body decorated with a finely painted dove framed by a dotted flower and wreath...
ANCIENT APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE BOTTLE
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...
Exquisite ancient Etruscan Bird askos from Tarquinia or Vulci. Has a large eye created by a painted circle and central dot with a feathered head and neck; head slightly tilted to the right. Vertical filing spout with flared rim set to the rear next to the extended “feathered” tail, the black painted flanged handled extends from the neck of the bird to the base of the spout...
Here you find a lovely ancient ceramic lekythos from Greece. It has a tall slender body sitting on a pedestal foot, with sharp angled shoulder with painted ray pattern on a thin neck. The rim is flared with a small handle but all intact. The red-figure painted scene is of an athlete holding a strigil for cleaning and in front the athlete is a bench with two aryballi (oil containing vessel). Minor surface flakes and imperfections, mostly on the reverse. Dates to the 5th century BC. Measures 7...
ANCIENT CAMPANIAN PEDESTALED DISH
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...
Lovely ancient Cypriot brown pottery milk bowl with long spout and loop handle. Repaired from four original pieces with break lines slightly visible. Circa 1500 BC , Measures 5.5" inches in length.
Provenance: Molner collection; acquired 1960s.
ANCIENT GEOMETRIC CYPRIOT VASE
IRON AGE CIRCA 1000 B.C.
Here you find a lovely ancient vase from Cyprus. The vessel has a globular body with flat bottom and a tall slender neck with flared rim. Geometric style target type decoration and stylized leafy branch at the center of the vase. Has surface deposits and encrustation. Vessels such as this one were imported into throughout Mediterranean and Middle East from Cyprus in ancient times because of its strong commercial influence. ...
Ancient Greek terracotta figure from southern Italy. Found in a Daunian tomb, dating to the mid 4th century BC. Sweet little ancient terracotta votive in the form of Eros riding a dolphin; Eros with wind-swept wings flowing behind him as he clutches onto the back of the dolphin. Part of a 209 piece collection of ancient pottery featured in the book, "The Farwell Collection" published in 1953 by Franklin P. Johnson, University of Chicago art historian and archaeologist. Byron Farwell was a young...
Here you find a fine example of ancient Daunian pottery. South Italic origin, dated to circa 350 BC and found by Captain Byron Farwell during the end of WWII in southeastern Italy. Shallow terracotta bowl decorated with geometric and scalloped designs in brown pigment over deep buff base; reverse left reserved. Has two ancient holes in rim that allowed for hanging piece on wall. Measures 8-1/2"D x 1-3/4"H with a silver dollar-sized spall on interior with edge crack emanating from it, plus typic...
A lovely ancient Greek globular pyxis with dark bands surrounding the body and lid. A dot motif, in which could possibly represent a floral decoration surrounds the body. Misfiring has caused a portion of the vase to turn reddish orange. Intact with good mineral deposits and root markings inside. Circa 550-525 B.C.
Measures 3.5 inches high.
Provenance: Swiss private collection from 1977
For a similar item see: Fitzwilliam Museum, Object Number: GR.13.1952