Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1492002
Ostracon Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Fine zoomorphic askos in the shape of a crouching cow.
The barrel-shaped body decorated with owls facing each other with their wings raised, the other side features a large (tuna?) fish. The owls rendered in silhouette technique, the fish with reserved eye and teeth.
The animal crouches on short straight forelegs, the hind legs are folded up under the body
Ceramic
Greek Sicilian, Selinunte Group, 450-425 BC
L. 13.3 cm (5.2 in)
H. to horn 9.7 cm (3.8 in)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1492001
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Pagenstecher lekythos showing a goose with high swung neck, massive body with distinct wing tips, and detailed feet.
The beak once rendered with white color, faint discoloration of the eye. Above the bird a dot rosette.
Ascending tendrils on the sides, a linear palmette on the back.
The decoration scheme is characteristic for the Sicilian Marianopoli-Gela Group.
The vase is quite heavy and thus thick-walled – no doubt to limit the volume of the precious liquid it ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1492000
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,850.00
Large vase decorated with red-figure scenes. A chiton clad woman with a small box stands in front of a naked youth holding a taenia; the youth’s cloak is wrapped around his arm.
Volutes and flowers in the field, a discus placed between the heads.
Cloaked youths with strigilis and a walking stick on the reverse.
The side handles with a central ridge, the areas below show heavy palmettes with lateral volutes and bellflower blossoms. The neck with a laurel wreath.
The ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1491451
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Hand-colored page with extensive woodcut depicting the genealogical tree with the offspring of Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah, and of his wife Funda.
The verso with further descendants as well as exponents of the line of Christ (Sale, Leber, Phaleg, Reu or Regau).
Page from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493 by Anton Koberger in an edition of 2000 copies.
Tower with battlements as watermark.
Rare hand-colored version. Beautiful late Gothi...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1491450
Ostracon Ancient Art
$340.00
Hand-colored page with an attractive woodcut showing heavily armed Amazons, who must have appeared very alien at the time. The text portrays the exotic peculiarities and cruel habits of these women as well as their relationship with the ancient Greeks.
Below the recurring woodcut of a city not mentioned here by name.
The prior page (folium XIX) describes different islands known at the time.
Page from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493 by Anton Koberger ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1491449
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Double-page with woodcuts from popes, kings and famous people of the second half of the 10th century AD.
As part of the world’s sixth age, the chapter deals with the origins and formation of the German Empire.
The Nuremberg Chronicle was published in 1493 by Anton Koberger in an edition of 2000 copies.
Beautiful late Gothic style. The fold paper sheet covers the pages 178/179 and 181/182. Thread stitching marks.
Nuremberg, Latin edition, 1493 AD
Woodcut on la...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1491215
Ostracon Ancient Art
$340.00
Engraving with German head line reading: Survey of silver pagan tableware and coins, so found in 1633 at Wettingen under the earth and excavated.
The treasure was hidden in the wake of the Alemannic incursions of the 3rd century AD.
Matthaeus Merian was commissioned to document the finds before they were melted down and distributed among the Swiss cantons of the time.
The large size plates were carefully decorated and inscribed. The tableware had a total weight of three kilo...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1491214
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Double-page with woodcuts from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle.
The principal woodcut refers to the 5th Council of Constantinople, held 879/880 AD. It depicts the pope and a large group of clergy under the blessing of the Holy Spirit, who is shown as a dove.
Departing from 874 AD, the Latin text develops the context of the 5th Council of Constantinople, an initiative of Pope Johannes VIII to appease the Byzantines and obtain their aid against the Saracen incursions into Ita...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1490835
Ostracon Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Attic red-figure cup with a nude athlete standing between a stele and an altar.
The right arm is outstretched towards the altar in front of him, with the left hand he holds a strigil close to his body.
The young man wears a purple fillet with a vertical spike at the front. The eye is depicted in profile. The hair over the forehead with a row of dangling dots. Thin relief lines, much preliminary sketch, graceful style.
The scene may portray a prayer or an oath ceremony perfo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1490834
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,650.00
Fine Western Greek head fragment with calm expression and appealing Early Classical facial features. The face shows a prominent nose, full lips and a heavy chin. The beautifully arched brows span over indistinct eyes that were originally painted. The hairline above the forehead with heavy curls.
The Severe Style marks the transition from Late Archaic to Early Classical art. It is defined by the simplicity or severity of forms, visible in both facial features and treatment of the clothes. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1490833
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Discus fragment of a lamp decorated with the half-figure of a satyr holding a thyrsus and blowing a flute. The youthful figure wears a deer skin with the hooves of the animal knotted behind his shoulder.
Rare depiction. Detailed rendering of the head and the anatomical details. Covered with an orange-brown slip.
For a related example, cf. Q3250 in the British Museum database.
According to Bailey, the lamp was probably designed as a pair together with Q3292 (pp. 9-10 and p. 4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1490832
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Black glazed drinking cup with steep wall, slightly everted rim and single horizontal handle. Standing on a low ring foot. Covered with fine quality black gloss inside and out.
Common Apulian type. For a similar example, cf. item no. 101, p. 61 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1984.
Ceramic
Apulian, around 350 BC
Size: H. 5.2 cm (2 in)
D. 9.5 cm (3.7 in)
W. over handle 12.3 cm ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1490831
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
Greek Campanian Black-glazed Dishes, 350-300 BC Black-glazed dishes of shallow form with thick wall and slightly flared base. One with a small offset between the rounded lip and the foot. Shallow rounded floors.
Traces of fingertips around the bases, where held during dipping into the glaze.
Ceramic
Campanian, 350-300 BC
D. 6.3 cm (2.5 in) to 8.1 cm (3.2 in)
Intact. Black glaze with minor surface wear, one dish with peeled off glaze.
Ex Swiss privat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1490830
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Black glazed dishes with rounded wall and slightly incurved rim. One standing on a conical foot, the other on disk feet. Two dishes with brilliant black glaze.
Ceramic
Campanian, late 4th century BC
D. 6.9 cm (2.7 in) to 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
H. 3.3 cm (1.3 in) to 5.2 cm (2 in)
Intact. Black glaze with minor surface wear, one dish with peeled off glaze.
Ex Swiss private collection.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1489869
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Rare seated figure with writing tablets folded open on the lap. The writing right hand rests on the tablet, which is held with the other. The small face with a prominent nose, the eyes and the mouth indistinct and originally painted. Curls frame the forehead and braids fall along the neck.
The figure wears a skin-tight tunic that might have been originally painted. The edge of a cloak covers the lower chest. Broken below the writing tablet at the level of the knees.
For the limesto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1489868
Ostracon Ancient Art
$400.00
Elegant black-glazed pelike of globular body, incurving neck and flared rim. Band handles to the sides. Standing on an evert foot.
Covered with a dull glaze, area around the foot reserved.
For a smaller example with similar glaze, cf. inv. no. 66.072 in the RISD Museum database.
Ceramic
Apulian, late 4th Century BC
H. 14.4 cm (5.7 in)
Intact and fine. Minor surface wear, soil deposits in places.
Swiss private collection.

The authent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1489867
Ostracon Ancient Art
$360.00
Native Apulian jug of rounded body, trefoil shaped mouth and strap handle.
Top of the mouth and of the handle dipped into red-brown glaze. Four small bands around the belly. Standing on a flat base.
Ceramic
Apulian, Messapian, 450-400 BC
H. to rim 15.8 cm (6.2 in)
Intact and fine. Soil deposits.
Swiss private collection, acquired in September 2010.

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1489866
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
Native Apulian jug of globular body with everted rim and strap handle.
Red-brown glaze on the inside of the rim, several bands around the belly, short strokes on the outside of the handle. Standing on a flat disk base.
Ceramic
Apulian, Messapian, 450-400 BC
H. to rim 10.3 cm (4.1 in)
H. to handle 11.8 cm (4.6 in)
Intact and fine. Some surface wear, lime deposits in places.
Swiss private collection, acquired in June 2008.

The authenti...