TWO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA HEADS
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. He was worshipped in many different forms throughout the Greek and Roman periods.
EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF HARPOKRATES
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. Horus the Egyptian Har, was the Hellenistic god known to Greeks as Harpocrates, in Egyptian Har-pa-khered which meant "Ha...
Here you find a complete set of 4 sons of Horus from mummy wrappings. This set would have been sewn on the wrapping or threaded on a net of beads, placed on the mummy. Dates to approx the Third Intermediate Period, 1079-800 BC. All with holes for thread, so that they could be sewn onto the bandages of the mummy. Intact as shown and in perfect condition! Scarab measures 1.25 inches, wings measure in at 1.6 inches each and the largest amulet is 2 inches.
There are many ancient Egyptian deit...
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
Lovely Haida horn spoon having a carved handle in totemic form with a long beaked bird head at the top, toothy zoomorphic bear head, in the center, and an eagle head at the bottom. Well carved with curved ladle spoon at base. A very minor tiny flake on the spoon edge, otherwise intact and in excellent condition. Measures 7 3/8” in length. Dates to the 1800's and from an American collection.
Ancient Egypt alabastron made certainly by a master craftsman. With its perfect teardrop shape, two delicate lug handles, and partially flared rim, this alabastron demonstrates Egyptian mastery of shaping stone! From the Early Dynastic period and in excellent condition save for the damage to the rim. Wonderful colour showing on this piece. Measures 5.8cm in height.
Provenance: D.K. Berlin via German Auction 11.5.1976
Reference: Aston, B. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels: Materials ...
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
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.
A lovely pre-columbian bowl with birds from Nazca. Dates to circa 400 AD. Rich mauve and polychrome decorated pottery bowl having an exterior band with four large birds. This ancient vase has a minor rim chip and a stable spider crack on the base, otherwise intact. Measures 3 3/4” H x 7-1/8” D.
Provenance: Ex. West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s.
Rare red-figured Globular Apulian lidded pyxis, portraying Nike. The double winged Nike is adorned with a radiate stephane and ribboned saccos , white beaded necklace and earrings. The lid is set on a tiered foot and is decorated with an olive branch (symbol of victory) thus the association with the goddess Nike. This vessel has vivid colour, with intact white and yellow pigment surrounding much of the lid. In an excellent state of preservation with only a few small shards joined around the lip...
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. Exhibited ...
Lovely miniature Apulian Lekythos ca. 350 B.C with ray patterns on the neck, palmette on the side and a red-figured "Lady-of-Fashion" on the base. This Lekythos is in an exceptional state of preservation with only a small hairline stress fracture on the handle. This miniature Lekythos is well proportioned and has been flawlessly constructed. Height: 3 ¼ inches.
Provenance: Purchased from a German Dealer.
Ceramica a vernice nera, Ceramica dell’etruria Ceramica attica a figure ner...
Lovely miniature Apulian Lekythos ca. 350 B.C with ray patterns on the neck, palmette on the side and a red-figured dove on the other. This Lekythos is in an exceptional state of preservation and for its size is well proportioned. Old collectors number on base. Height: 3 inches.
Provenance: Ex. Craig C. Dochniak Collection, USA.
Ceramica a vernice nera, Ceramica dell’etruria Ceramica attica a figure nere, Ceramica attica a figure rosse, Ceramica corinzia, Ceramica apula, Cerami...
Elegant little antiquity from Magna Graecia. This Apulian mug dates to approx. ca. 350 B.C. Has a fine black glaze and is in great condition, said for some rubbing on the lip. Perhaps used as a votive or a child's toy. Height 3 inches.
Here you find a large and rare molded Archaic Greek figure of a male figure balancing a dove in his hand at his chest. This terracotta is modeled after larger marble statues such as the korai from the Acroplis and East Greece. The result is this lovely example of a well moulded and pleasing votive that would have adorned the altar of a temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess. This terracotta has a distinctive face with large eyes, curved nose, slight smile, and long hair behind ears in roun...
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...
This appears to be an egyptian bronze crown fragment with one large uraeus cobra and one cow horn remaining. There seem to be 10 smaller uraei surrounding the main mount. Measures 4.25 inches in height and dates to the Late Period. May be from a large figure or actual crown.
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946)
This ancient guttus ceramic has a low rounded body with a flat, closed top decorated in tondo with a nymph riding on a hippocamp (hippocampi or hippocampus). The foot is in two degrees separated by a moulded ridge and buff ceramic. A straight vertical spout is set on the shoulder with a high arching handle. This calene vase is covered with black gloss with some surface growth. The name "Calene ware" is used for black gloss vases with relief decoration, produced in many places in Southern Italy. ...
Large slender Campanian Hydria on a high ogee foot with a wave pattern on rim and tongues on neck. The central panel depicts three women on a 'broken ground line' and a suspended phiale (top left). One draped female, holding a lyre in her right hand while seated upon alter. Two additional female attendants present her with offerings. The woman on the left is holding a situla and pyxis and the women on the right is holding a long laurel branch and mirror. The reverse shows a large palmette, typic...