Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1900 item #1483008
Ostracon Ancient Art
$75.00
Print of the palace entrance in the Mayan city of Uxmal in Yucatan, Mexico.
Designed by Jean Arnould Leveil (1806-1866) after the drawing (sepia ink and wash on wove paper) of Frederic Catherwood (1799-1854) from 1843, entitled: Archway, Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal, Yucatan.
Engraved by Jean Baptiste Marie Bury.
The print was edited as fourth of twelve depictions of the ruins of Uxmal in the appendix of volume 4 in: Jules Gailhabaud. Monuments anciens et modernes: Collection ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1900 item #1483009
Ostracon Ancient Art
$75.00
Print of the ruins of the Mayan city of Uxmal in Yucatan, Mexico.
The general views were designed by Jean Arnould Leveil (1806-1866) and engraved by Jean Baptiste Marie Bury and Joseph Durond.
The print was edited as first of twelve depictions of the ruins of Uxmal in the appendix of volume 4 in: Jules Gailhabaud. Monuments anciens et modernes: Collection formant une histoire de l'architecture des différents peuples à toutes les époques. Paris 1853.
For the same print, c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1800 item #1434370
Ostracon Ancient Art
$450.00
Moldmade terracotta plaque of a woman seated cross-legged on an ornate column.
The woman shows a gentle smile, and neatly delineated almond shaped eyes. Her hairdo with wild strands. She looks towards the mirror she holds with her left, with the right she raises a blossom/flower.
Wearing finely woven knickers.
Mounted on an acrylic stand with collector’s label underneath.
Terracotta
Central Asia, India, 17th to 18th century AD
H. 8 cm (3.2 in)
H...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1800 item #1492359
Ostracon Ancient Art
$120.00
Old terracotta head of bearded man wearing a fez-like headdress.
The shapely head with a straight nose, full lips, heavy lids and eyes open to slits. The receding forehead with bushy eyebrows. Very large ears.
For a related example, cf. Akiba Galleries, August 2023 live auction, lot no. 307.
Terracotta
Middle East, ca. 18th Century AD
H. 4.9 cm (1.9 in)
Superb modeling, great condition. Broken at the neck level.
Ex English private collection. The...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1482495
Ostracon Ancient Art
$120.00
Leaf of the Margarita philosophica, a general encyclopedia written by Gregor Reisch between 1489 and 1496 in Latin and first published in 1503.
Our sample was edited in March 1504 and printed by Johann Schott, a student of Gregor Reisch.
The sheet is from Chapter VI, which deals with geometric solids and their properties.
To illustrate the three dimensions of space, the author chooses the image of a naked man pierced by three spears, standing for length (longitudo), width (l...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1483139
Ostracon Ancient Art
$150.00
Woodcut entitled ‘Vates Sibyllinae’, showing three naked prophetesses next to a tree. This may be an early representation of the ‘Three Graces’ so fashionable in Renaissance art.
The print is taken from a Latin edition of Münster's Cosmography one of the most influential geographical works of the 16th century.
Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) was a cosmographer and professor of Hebrew who taught at Tübingen, Heidelberg, and Basel. He settled in the latter in 1529 and died t...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1483141
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
The main woodcut shows the enchantress Circe in front of Odysseus and one of his crew members changed into a swine. Circe holds a beaker, which stands for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs.
The woodcut below depicts Samson with remains of the Philistine temple. Further vignettes show the descendants of Eli, and depictions of four Jewish judges. The verso with five priests of the House of Eli.
Beautiful late Gothic style.
Woodcut leaf extracted from the small Latin edit...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1483143
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Rare woodcut of Imperator Julius Caesar seated in front of the city of Rome.
Caesar is represented by a contemporary ruler wearing a crown and heavy armour. Judging from the banner with the double-headed eagle suspended from his chair this is a member of the Habsburg lineage.
The (mirror-inverted) coat of arms with lions and lozenges in front of the ruler’s feet is attested (since the end of the 14th century) to the Dukes of Bavaria.
The view of Rome is based on the woodcu...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1484347
Ostracon Ancient Art
$80.00
Woodcut with the martyrdom of Apollinaris outside the city walls of Ravenna.
Taken from a book with legends of the saints in Latin. Apollinaris was considered the founder and bishop of the Christian community of Ravenna. According to the legend, Apollinaris was apprehended at the gates of the city and brutally beaten to death.
Believers venerate Apollinaris a helper against epilepsy.
The text shows different font sizes as well as red text sections and initials. The top of t...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1484348
Ostracon Ancient Art
$360.00
The Latin text discusses the origins of Turkish people and shows a man wearing a kaftan-like garment and a pointed hat. He is armed with a scimitar suspended from his twisted belt.
On top the hand-colored woodcut of king Pepin the Short (714-768 AD) holding sceptre and globe. Pepin was the first Carolingian king and father of Charlemagne.
Below is the figure of St. Eucherius with the insignia of a bishop.
The foregoing sheet portrays the early medieval antipope Constantinus...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1484349
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Departing from 874 AD, the German text develops the context of the 5th Council of Constantinople, held 879/880 AD – an initiative of Pope Johannes VIII to appease the Byzantines and obtain their aid against the Saracen threat in Italy.
The hand-colored woodcut of the council shows the pope and a large group of clergy under the blessing of the Holy Spirit, who is depicted as a dove.
On the right, woodcuts of contemporary popes Johannes VIII, Martinus II, Hadrianus III and Stephanu...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1485755
Ostracon Ancient Art
$450.00
Important woodcut of God the Father creating Eve from Adam’s rib.
According to Genesis, God the Father created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden. There he was given dominion over the animals, which he named. But he himself had no mate. God made Adam fall into a deep sleep and created his mate Eve from one of his ribs.
The recto with two blocks of Latin text.
Page from Hartmann Schedel's Liber Chronicarum, more commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle. The Latin ve...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1700 item #1485756
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
The page deals with the creation of nature and of Adam on the sixth day of Genesis.
Important woodcut with God the Father creating Adam from a lump of clay. The nature on the right is depicted as a harmonious Eden with gentle animals.
The verso, entitled ‘de sanctificatione septime diei’, is about the blessing of the seventh day following the fulfilment of creation.
The spectacular woodcut shows God the Father flanked by a hierarchy of angels, listed on the left as Serap...
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 : 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 #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 : 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 ...