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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453896
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$2,600.00
Late Corinthian kylix decorated on both sides with geese flanked by griffin-birds. The geese turn their heads back. The griffins show crested heads, sickle-shaped wings and protruding tail feathers.
Black-glaze design on buff ground, incised details, red color on the wings and for some dots applied on the necks.
The kylix belongs to the Workshop of the Bird-Frieze Painter. The workshop began in 600-575 BC with quality-oriented pottery and shifted to coarser mass production around ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1453895
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$180.00
Attractive Inca shawl pin with a flat discoid head and a long shaft. The disc head with a small hole, possibly for attaching a thread to prevent losing the needle.
Tupus, or shawl pins, are a traditional accessory to female Inca clothing. All women's outer garments were fastened with shawl pins, so today archaeologists can usually take the shawl pin as an easy signifier of the sex of mummies or statuettes.
The pins were also ceremonial items. Their use extended to the entire highla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1453894
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$240.00
Attractive Inca shawl pin with a flat discoid head and a long shaft. The disc head with a small hole, possibly for attaching a thread to prevent losing the needle.
Tupus, or shawl pins, are a traditional accessory to female Inca clothing. All women's outer garments were fastened with shawl pins, so today archaeologists can usually take the shawl pin as an easy signifier of the sex of mummies or statuettes.
The pins were also ceremonial items. Their use extended to the entire highla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1453663
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$2,200.00
Very large bronze patera with flat bottom, round bowl and flanged handle ending in a hook for hanging.
The end of the handle is designed as an ambiguous image: Shape and incisions create the illusion of a swan, whose curved neck merges into the handle – or make it look like the head of a duck sticking out of it.
Similar pans were part of banquet services used to prepare wine, and found together with bronze jugs.
For a close example, cf. lot no. 156 in: Sotheby’s London, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1453662
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$1,800.00
Rare yellow-slipped patera with sculptural handle in the shape of a naked youth with arms upraised as if to support the shallow bowl upon his head.
The representation of the handle follows conventions prevailing since the Archaic Period.
‘Gilded’ pottery (ceramica dorata) is unusual in Apulia, but typically occurs in Canosa. Patera and oinochoe were there part of funeral sets to offer libations to the deceased.
For a set of patera and oinochoe in the Metropolitan Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1453246
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$1,600.00
Finely modeled shabti for the priest Ankh-Hap, who holds the title of a ‘Great Warrior’.
The inscription in one vertical column on the front begins with the sehedj-formula: The illuminated Osiris, the great warrior and revered master, Ankh-Hap.
The rather round face shows well-drawn eyes and eyebrows, a prominent nose and pursed lips. The mummiform figure wears a tripartite wig and a braided beard.
The hands appear crossed over the chest and hold well delineated agricult...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1453245
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$700.00
Nice anepigraphic shabti, depicted mummiform with tripartite wig and false beard.
The small face shows nicely modeled features and rather large ears.
The hands are crossed over the chest and hold agricultural implements. The seedbag is slung over the left shoulder. The shabti has a back pillar and stands on an integral base.
The remnants of bone glue on the back point to an old mount. Bone glue was a material used until the 1950s.
Faience
Egyptian, Late Period,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1453244
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$880.00
Large wooden Isis knot with beautiful polychromy pertaining to a piece of furniture.
The gessoed surface painted teal, red and yellow with black outlining. The black side with an ochre wash.
Fixed to a furniture piece with tenon tongues on top and bottom. The upper tenon tongue broken off together with a small portion of the upper loop. The tenon tongue on the bottom missing.
For Isis knots and other protective symbols on the back of a chair owned by Hatnefer, cf. acc. no. 3...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1452697
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$2,800.00
Rare Egyptian limestone figure of kneeling Asiatic prisoners. Possibly for use as a gaming-piece.
The naked men are tied together in a particularly uncomfortable position with their arms and legs fixed on their backs.
The preserved head shows beautifully drawn eyes, disheveled hair and a bristly beard. The figure exposes the characteristic features of Syrians in Egyptian art.
Made of soft limestone, excellent composition, rare.
Published as fig. 946 in: Ezio Bassani, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1452696
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$9,800.00
Deep blue glazed faience shabti for Nesy-per-nub, one of the important priests in the second Cache of Deir El Bahri. His shabtis display text variants that refer to his various titles.
The two columns of hieroglyphic text read: (1) O shabti, say: I will irrigate [the riparian lands] (2) for the Osiris, the ‘Scribe of the temple of Mut’, Nesy-per-nub, justified.
The hieroglyph for the goddess Mut is cursorily rendered. Strangely enough, the craftsman forgot the hieroglyph/phone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1452191
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$1,850.00
Rare Orientalizing belt buckle with hooks ending in phalli with small wings.
Hooks and loops appear on narrow rectangular frames, to which a leather or fabric belt was attached.
This type of buckles reflect the popularity of Near Eastern fashion in early Etruscan art.
For a related example, cf. acc. no. 54.170 in the Walters Art Museum database.
For further belt buckles, cf. items 93-95, pp. 79-80 in: Ines Jucker. The Italy of the Etruscans. Jerusalem 1991.
Bro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1452190
Ostracon Ancient Art
$880.00
Etruscan bronze ladle with shallow bowl, long handle and a hook with gazelle-head finial.
The rectangular frame on top of the handle with faint incised decoration. The rim of the bowl with two notches.
The ladle was a common symposium utensil used for serving wine. It was widespread in the Greek and Etruscan world.
For a related example, cf. acc. no. 08.258.2 in the Metropolitan Museum database.
Bronze
Etruscan, 5th-4th century BC
H. 27 cm (10.6 in)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1451760
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$420.00
Highly stylized female figure carved from a piece of bone. The prominent head with two deep vertical incisions that delimit the sides of the nose and of the pursed lips. Swiftly incised horizontal lines to delineate the brow and the chin. The eyes and other details may have been painted.
Deep incisions across the chest, marked lines around the waist. Drilled holes to the sides of the breasts, to thread through a piece of string to attach separate arms. Drilled hole at the left ear level. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1451684
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$1,750.00
Egyptian head of a king with tightly fitting headdress, the uraeus and the vulture partially preserved on the forehead.
Eyes and eyebrows recessed to bear inlays. Also the body of the rearing uraeus was originally inlayed.
Attractive facial features with slightly aquiline nose and full lips, the almond-shaped eyes with cosmetic lines to the outer corners. False beard missing.
For a related example, cf. inv. no. D.961.2.188 in the Louvre Museum database.
Bronze
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1451683
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$1,450.00
Rare theophorous figure offering the small cult statue of a baboon. The Thot priest holds his right hand raised in a gesture of blessing.
The bald priest is shown with almond-shaped eyes, a pinched nose, pursed lips and big ears.
The standing figure wears a knee-length skirt, the feet are missing.
The baboon is one of the representations of Thot, the Egyptian god of writing and other intellectual pursuits.
For a similar example, cf. item no. 218 in: Georg Steindorff....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1451682
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Large skyphos with tapered body, rounded shoulder and straight lip. Oblique handles on the shoulder, standing on a ring base. Hard-fired ceramic decorated with horizontal bands of reddish glaze. Groups of wavy lines on the reserved handle zone.
Orientates on cups of the Thapsos Class and derived types.
For a related example, cf. Beazley Archive vase 9008878.
Etruscan, Italo-Geometric, 700-650 BC
Ceramic
H. 11 cm (4.3 in), D. rim 13 cm (5.1 in)
W. over han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1451303
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Rare Seljuk bronze key with an eagle standing on the back of a rooster while pecking at the head of its prey. The rooster has a small crest and protruding eyes.
Birds play an important role in the Seljuk decorative repertoire, and in this case they probably evoke a demonstration of power.
Cast into a two-piece mold and showing a casting seam.
Bronze
Islamic, Seljuq Period, 11th-12th century AD
L. 9.1 cm (3.7 in)
Rare piece. Surface slightly corroded. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1451304
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Bronze offering-table model with the kneeling figure of a shaved priest holding a hes-vase over his lap. The man pours a libation over a central lotus flower, to the sides hes-vases and loaves of bread depicted in raised relief.
Baboons wearing moon disks squat on the back corners, double-headed snakes run along the side rims.
Opposite to the priest, the hunched figure of a frog with protruding eyes and spine sits astride the exit gutter.
Suspension loop behind.
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