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Our Largest Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309026

Our Largest Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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$135.
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The city of Rome was only beginning to take shape during the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact! This treasure measures a sizeable 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: One measures about 1 3/8" by 7/8" and will still open! The other measures about 1 3/16" by 3/4". Their similarity would make these a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If you're interested in all three, please e-mail and we can work out special pricing.

There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift wrap is also free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309025

Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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$115.
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During the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE - the city of Rome (founded in 753 BCE) was only beginning to take shape. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact -- AND it still opens! This rarity measures about 1 3/8" by 7/8" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: The largest measures about 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", while the other measures 1 3/16" by 3/4". Their similarity would make them a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If interested in all three, we can work out special pricing. There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift wrap is also free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309023

Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$95.
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During the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE - the city of Rome(founded in 753 BCE) was only beginning to take shape. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact! It measures about 1 3/16" by 3/4" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times. Judging from its size, I expect it was worn by a child.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: The largest measures about 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", while the other - which still opens - is a dainty 1 3/8" by 7/8". Their similarity would make them a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If interested in all three, please e-mail and we'll work out special pricing.

There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift wrap is also free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Painted Shard of Fine Roman Terracotta Redware

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 99002

Painted Shard of Fine Roman Terracotta Redware
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$125
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Painted decoration makes this fragment from a Roman red slip redware vessel particularly interesting. Redware from North Africa was in common use around the Mediterranean in Roman times and to a lesser extent in Rome's European provinces between the 2nd and 4th centuries, which makes this lovely artifact at least 1,600 years old. It measures about 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and is, I believe, from Roman Tunisia. The former owner acquired it from an English antiquities dealer.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Fine Roman Terracotta Redware Figural Shard, Goddess

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 99000

Fine Roman Terracotta Redware Figural Shard, Goddess
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505.205.1404


$145
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The upper body of a goddess or woman playing a harp - perhaps one of the Muses - remains intact in this fragment from a Roman red slip redware vessel. Redware from North Africa was in common use around the Mediterranean in Roman times and to a lesser extent in Rome's European provinces between the 2nd and 4th centuries, which makes this beautiful artifact at least 1,600 years old. More curved than our other piece of figural redware (a fish), our Muse must be a portion of an ancient bowl. The shard measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/8" and was found in Roman Tunisia. It reached us via an English antiquities dealer.

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