Beautiful Messapian Kantharos from circa 425 B.C. in perfect condition with some lime particles and traces of mica. Lovely cream colour slip with dark reddish brown geometric bands surrounding the body, handle and inside rim. Down turned rays on the outside rim and belly; all in classic Daunian style. Elegant high bellied body with wide rim and flaring foot. The strap handles are intact and flow right into the rim and belly. Measures 3.6 inches in height by 5.25 inches in diameter...
Here you find a lovely ancient Attic red-figure pottery askos of the Kerch group of vases. Dates to approx 340-330 BC. Has a swan on one side of the body and a griffin on the other, both of which are symbolic in Greek mythology. High arching handles with a wide spout. Some surface rubbing on glaze and hairline underneath and on the bridge of the handle. Measures 12.3 cm in length.
Provenance: Swiss private collection from 1978
A nice Etruscan bucchero Kyathos, late 7th century BC, the bowl narrowing to a flat base has a fine incised pattern around the shoulder. The handle is angled and loops to the rim. Handle reattached and section of the body touched up. Measure 7.5 cm Nice deposits.
Ex: Private Austrian collection
Here you find an extremely rare wood amulet in the form of a Naos. Top cornice has a row of uraei cobras above the portal and the three other sides show the god Khonsu; the ancient Egyptian moon-god, here depicted as a falcon wearing the moon-disk on his head.
Most published amulets of this rare type are made of faience and not wood, as this type. This amulet dates to the 3rd Intermediate Period, 21th-22th Dynasty , circa 1085-713 B.C. and measures 1 inch in height...
Lovely ancient impasto ware Etruscan Kantharoid vase with twin handles and fluted body. Three clustered bronze appliqués are impressed on both sides of the body just above the protruding rotellae. Bronze appliqués are also present on top of the knobbed portion of the handles. A roulette meander surrounds the vessel with incised detailed. Dates to circa the 7th century BC and measures 5.25 inches in width. Vessel has some eroded areas as seen in photo, however very stable.
Daunian bi-chrome pottery kantharos with twin handles and geometric stripes and wavy lines around body with footed base. Delicate form and dates to 4th century BC; Southern Italy. Measures 4-1/8” in height, minor rim chip, as shown.
This collection of over 200 artifacts was uncovered by Captain Farwell near the end of WWII. Several of the pieces were displayed in museums in Italy, as well as Detroit and most have been published in a book written by Captain Farwell...
Here you find a lovely Greek South Italic Olpe which dates to circa the 5th - 4th century BC. Item was excavated from a necropolis near Ordona, Italy by Byron Farwell in 1944-1945. Great example of an intact ancient cup; terracotta vessel painted with orange-red banding at center and around inner and outer rim. Dimensions 4-1/2"H x 3 1/2"W, intact save for a few minor surface scuffs and paint loss, as shown...
Ancient Egyptian stone vessel with relief of the goddess Hathor. Eroded chip on one side, with a hairline. Dates to the New Kingdom period, Nubian; many of the collectors pieces were from this region. Has a Cartouche on the back however the hieroglyphs don’t translate.The inscription is most certainly a forgery, scratched into the surface in modern times by someone who did not really understand the language. The glyphs do not mean anything as written...
Large seated dwarf-pataikos with exaggerated phallus. He is naked, with both hands supporting his enlarged penis which is draped around his shoulders. Small piece at the bottom was chipped and reattached. Most of the aquamarine glaze is intact. Condition as shown. Measure 2 inches in height. Dates to the Ptolemaic Period , circa 4th century BC.
Provenance: The estate of Bill Jamieson.
Large Daunian Funnel Krater which was excavated from a necropolis near Ordona, Italy by Byron Farwell in 1944-1945. This artifact has deep thick brownish bands on the body and rim with intermittent thin vertical bands. Very characteristic of Daunian ware of the 5th century which maintains its Bronze age roots. As per the literature this artifact was from Grave XV. Dates to circa the 5th-4th century BC. Measures 11inches wide and is intact said for a repair to the rim...
Beautiful Messapian plate dating to 5th century BC, this terracotta pedestal plate in red over buff in geometric designs with small tapered foot. Two ancient holes along lid edge allowed piece to be hung from wall. See attached scan of Mrs. Farwell with plate circled among other finds. Measures 6-3/4"D x 2-7/8"H, minor surface wear, else choice.
Provenance: Ex- Farwell Collection.
Published in the book "The Farwell Collection" published in 1953 by Franklin P. Johnson, University ...
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
LATE PERIOD 664-30 B.C.
Seated Isis and Horus, the goddess clad in a tightly-fitted sheath, a striated tripartite wig and vulture headdress crowned with a cobra-modius supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, offering her left breast to her divine son Horus seated on her lap, his head cradled by her left hand, wearing a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus and the side lock of youth, tenons below the integral plinth for insertion. Measures 7 inches with st...
Nice ancient Egyptian bronze Cobra with solar disc headdress Dates to circa the Late Period. Nice details, in good condition and displays well. Measures 1.9 inches in height.
Provenance: Gustave Jequier (1868-1946)
Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)
Here you find a fine terracotta of the child horus wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Measure 4 inches and is intact as shown. Very vivid facial expression.
Late Period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 B.C
Provenance: Gustave Jequier (1868-1946)
Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)
Authenticated by Gayle Gibson, "Egyptologist", Royal Ontario Museum.
An excellent Moche V Malky effigy from Peru, ca. 550 – 700 AD. This two-chambered vessel is 8-1/2" high and depicts an ancestor emerging from his tomb, carrying a deer to sustain or reward his progeny. He is adorned with a complex avian headdress, ear ornaments and striped mantle, all symbols of elite status. The whistle hidden in his hollow head has great tone and is a rare feature on Moche ceramics. Shamans communicated through ancestral mummies, which provided the link between the world of ...
Ancient Moche III Manta effigy vessel which dates to approx 200 to 450 AD. This manta ray deity has a human face on the underside. This vessel is burnished on the underside and flat on the top portion of the ray. Intact condition. Measures 9.5” in height. Extremely rare piece! Deaccessioned from the Drexel University Museum - Philadelphia, PA. For a similar piece see the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera in Peru.
Moche II - III Seated figure, circa 200 to 300 AD. Beautiful Stirrup vessel portraying a seated figure. On the side of the head we find a headdress ornament in the form of an Amanita Muscaria mushroom. On the underside of the vessel we find finished crossed legs. On the torso the garment is indicated with incised designs in cream slip. Measure 8” in height . Ex Andrea Sarmiento collection - Miami, FL
Moche V Prisoner Vessel, circa 550 to 700 AD. This ceramic vase is depicting a prisoner with hands bound at the back and rope around the neck. He is nude with exposed genitals. A good piece for both the collector of Peruvian and Erotic art. This ancient vessel is in intact condition. Measures 11" high. Ex Israel Pachenko collection - Ft. Lauderdale, FL