Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462890
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
The discus decorated with a goat standing on its hind legs and a small sleeping dog. The animals rendered with shaggy fur, both on separate, unaligned ground lines.
Mold-made lamp of Loeschcke type 4. The nozzle flanked by volutes terminating in spirals. The raised, flat base with footprint stamp (planta pedis) at center. Single filling hole between the animals.
Covered with dark-brown glaze.
For an example from the same workshop, cf. acc. no 74.51.1913 in the Metropolitan ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462889
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Rare moldmade lamp decorated with two dolphins and a rosette on the rounded shoulder.
Central filling hole. The broad-tipped nozzle ends in small volutes close to the discus ring.
The base with two raised rings. Surface partially covered with a red-brown glaze.
Near to Loeschcke type II.
For an almost identical example, cf. lamp no. 512 (inv. no. 83.AQ.377.553), p. 370 in: Jean Bussière and Birgitta Lindros Wohl. Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angele...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462888
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Mold-made factory lamp of Loeschcke type IXb. The sunken discus with a central filling hole, the elongated air-hole pierced along the nozzle channel. The base with a sunken central area.
The shape is known from North Italian makers like Strobilus, Atimeti and others.
Numerous variants of their products were also confectioned in Gaul and Germania, although it is not clear if by branch workshops of by plagiarisers.
For an example close in shape and size, cf. Q1165 PRB in: D. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462606
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,450.00
Rare handmade askos of lenticular body and truncated conical neck.
The lip around the spout is shaped as an oversized disc. Its back was bent by the potter to create space for an unusual ring handle of square cross-section.
Decorated with orange and purplish black bands alternating with very thin fillets and diamond patterns. The front of the neck with chevrons, one of them spiky, both flanked by a branch or shrub. The base of the belly with elongated triangles.
The piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462566
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,650.00
Handmade Daunian kyathos with horn-like projections on top of the high strap handle.
The pierced face of the handle with geometric decoration in orange and dull black.
The bottom of the bowl decorated with an hourglass pattern consisting of opposite black and red triangles.
The base with broad bands and a cross over a diamond motif at center.
The piece impresses with the fineness and radiance of the clay, as well as the vibrancy of the colors.
Exhibited 1993/9...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1462357
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Highly stylized anthropomorphic bronze figure with beautifully designed head.
The right arm stump is stretched forward, the left forearm rests on the chest. The genitals are indicated. The body tapers to a point at the bottom.
Typical early Hittite nail idol. Nail idols were ritually stuck into the foundations of buildings to invoke their protection by the depicted deity.
Bronze
Hittite, 18th-16th century BC
H. 5.2 cm (2 in)
H. with stand 7 cm (2.8 in) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1462292
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Large bronze figure of Isis breastfeeding the infant Horus.
Isis wears a tight-fitting gown that accentuates the contours of her body. Her striated tripartite wig shows the uraeus on front and is topped by the Hathor crown in the form of a solar disk between cow horns.
The naked child god Horus wears a skull cap with the uraeus on front and the side lock of youth.
The patroness of women is shown as a mother goddess in a winning composition of the mother-and-son theme.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1462086
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Large head of Serapis shown with a fulsome beard and fringed hairdo over the forehead. On the crown a closed modius decorated with an olive branch.
The face with a small nose and flat eye cavities with thin eyelids. The mouth enclosed by a stringy moustache.
Modeled in the round. Two-piece mold with cursory back side. Remains of the original gesso layer in the cavities. Nice Hellenistic style.
Large-sized heads of Serapis are relatively rare. They are to be considered as vot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462056
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,850.00
Rare Northern Etruscan kyathos with a female figure on the inner side of the handle. Head and facial features cursorily rendered, her left arm close to the body, the right raised to her chest. The high handle with side projections that make the female figure appear winged.
The shallow floor with concentric grooves around a central spike. The straight neck with bulged carination and everted rim. Standing on a trumpet foot.
Large vessel. Greyish buccheroid impasto ware. Finely made w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1462055
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Head of a theatrical actor wearing a slave mask.
The mask shows a funnel-shaped mouth and arched eyebrows over beady eyes. The flattish nose with pierced nostrils, the hair combed back with scattered curls behind the elongated neck.
Superb modeling.
New Comedy mask of the hegemon therapon – the leading slave characterized as loudmouth and intriguer.
Terracotta
Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd-2nd Century BC
H. 4.9 cm (1.9 in)
H. with stand 9.3 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1462054
Ostracon Ancient Art
$890.00
Ovoid vase decorated with two cocks and a schematic tree/palmette between them. The lower frieze with two panthers sharing a common head, behind them a bird. Cock and panther on the left side worn.
The black-figure decoration enlivened with crimson. Neat incision of the details.
The decoration is characteristic for the Confronted Cocks Group, Michigan Sub-group.
For related examples, cf. vases nos. 265 and and 266 in: R. Gabrielli. Ceramica etrusco-corinzia del museo archeol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1461624
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
Paunchy figure of Silenus shown naked except for an animal skin, the ends of which he holds with his hands.
The slightly bent head shows a shaggy beard, beady eyes, an enormous nose and full lips.
The head shows the caricatural features of a philosopher.
Vivid visual appearance with great modeling. Remains of pinkish pigment.
Silenus was associated with Dionysos and often depicted as a drunken elderly satyr.
The ink inscription refers to Fischer’s 1941 sale ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1461320
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Shallow bowl with cut out rim exposing five dovetailed segments. One with two lugs for suspension. Standing on a low stemmed foot.
Fine buff-brown clay covered with brownish glaze. Patches of silvery iridescence inside.
Interesting piece which reminds of examples made in metal.
Ceramic
Etruscan/Campanian, 4th century BC
D. with rim 12.7 cm (5 in)
H. 5.7 cm (2.2 in)
Intact, except for a restored chip out of the foot.
Ex US private collectio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1461146
Ostracon Ancient Art
$75.00
Pale-green glass bottle fragments. One with bell-shaped body and missing upper neck and flared mouth.
The other two pieces possibly belonging to the same bottle of piriform body. The fragments lack a direct connection to each other, their reconstruction would require a rebuild of small missing areas.
Glass
Roman, 1st-2nd century AD
H. 10.5 cm (4.1 in), largest
5.7 cm (2.2 in) and 6 cm (2.4 in)
Fragmented, delicate make.
Belgium private collection ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1461144
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Rare Etruscan cup covered with red coating on the outside. The steep wall decorated with wavy white lines.
Standing on a small flat base. The bulbous bowl with a flat, outward curved rim.
Ceramic, impasto
Etruscan, White-on-Red ware, 650-600 BC
D. 9.3 cm (3.7 in)
H. 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
Rare and fine. Rim fragments reattached, with small restoration. Applied white color faded. Surface with dendrite-like black deposits.
Ex US private collection since th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1461143
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Entirely hand-modeled terracotta lion resting with crossed forepaws. The elongated body with vividly rendered mane, the tail runs between the legs to rest on the back.
The missing head reveals the buildup of the figure. Excellent modeling.
The collector’s label is covered by a second one referring to Fischer’s 1941 sale and reads B1404-234-pe ist).
The ink inscription is illegible and indicates, as with other pieces of the collector, where the figurine was found. The ye...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1461142
Ostracon Ancient Art
$860.00
Large relief bowl decorated with a net pattern surrounding a central floral medallion on the bottom. An obolo band at the join to the straight rim. The surface covered with a thin red brown glaze.
Megarian ware was the forerunner of Roman sigillata pottery.
Ceramic
Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd-1st century BC
D. 13.4 cm (5.3 in)
H. 9.6 (3.8 in)
Intact and fine. Red glaze peeled off in places. Mineral encrustation throughout.
Ex German private col...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Sconces : Pre 1800 item #1460199
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Appealing stone neoclassical head on top of a partially preserved pilaster.
The round head shows arched eyebrows, eyes with defined lids, a straight nose, and a sensuous mouth. The wavy hairdo is covered by a band of serrated ivy leaves and corymbs. Tight curls frame the forehead and the temples. Inspired by classical ideals.
The remaining pilaster with striped lines on the front and tongue bars on the sides.
Early neoclassicism knows herm-like figures in gardens or as side...