Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440064
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Interesting figure of a kneeling man with black African features. The naked man leans forward a little and looks thoughtful. He shows a furrowed brow, receding hairline and puffed up hair.
Nice anatomic detail of the upper body. Right arm missing, a garment covers the partially preserved left.
Superb modeling. Old collection’s tag on the back.
Terracotta
Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd-1st Century BC
H. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
H. with stand 8.8 cm (3.5 in)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1440062
Ostracon Ancient Art
$860.00
Greek protome with nicely rendered late archaic features. The female head is showing small almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose and lips drawn into a slight archaic smile. She wears a stephane and a veil.
Probably from Sicily, following an Eastern Greek model.
Published with Cahn Auktionen AG, Auktion 2, 21. September 2007, lot no. 351a.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Archaic Period, around 500 BC
H. 10.3 cm (4.1 in)
W. 5.9 cm (2.3 in)
H. with stand 15...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1440058
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Tall glazed skyphos with swelling wall, the lower part tapers towards a torus foot.
The horseshoe-shaped handles attached just below the slightly flared rim.
Resting surface and underside reserved; the bottom with applied red wash. Extraordinary silvery glaze.
For a slightly smaller example, cf. 4373c1 in: Jean-Paul Morel. Céramique Campanienne: Les Formes. Rome 1981.
Ceramic
Apulian, 300-280 BC
H. 12 cm
D. 11.4 cm
W. over handles 18.6 cm...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1438152
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Silver drachm struck under Antigonos l Monophthalmos in the name and following types of Alexander III ‘the Great’, who ruled 336-323 BC.
Head of Herakles to the right, wearing the lion skin headdress. Reverse inscribed AΛEΞANΔPOY. Zeus Aëtophoros seated on a low throne, holding a long scepter in his left hand and an eagle in his outstretched right. Pegasus forepart in left field, AΛ between the legs of the throne.
The Pegasus icon stands for to the mint of Lampsakos, an a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1438151
Ostracon Ancient Art
$360.00
Forepart of a roaring lion on the right, the head turned to the left. Reverse with stellate floral pattern within incuse square.
References: SNG Kayhan 476-82, SNG Keckman 273, SNG von Aulock 2080.
Silver, 1.13 g
Ionia, Miletos, late 6th to early 5th century BC
D. 8 mm (0.3 in)
The obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise good and very fine.
Swiss private collection, ex Leu Numismatik AG, Zurich.

The authenticity of the object is unco...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1438146
Ostracon Ancient Art
$920.00
Low bodied Attic jug with horizontal flanges at the belly and the base. The beaked spout flanked by two applied knobs rendered as rotelles. The high-swung strap handle from neck to shoulder.
The cushion shaped top with five delicate palmette stamps linked by very fine incised arcs.
The reserved incurving area between the flanges and the broad flat base show the distinct orange-red color of Attic clay.
For a related Atticizing epichysis from Northern Apulia cf. item no. 73 in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Etruscan : Pre AD 1000 item #1437832
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Outstanding four-spiral fibula of the Amendolara type.
Made of two single wires coiled into opposing spirals. In the center a disc with embossed edge.
A separately worked fibula underneath with one end coiled to extend into a pin, the other bent down into a hook. The partially preserved second bar mounted crosswise for reinforcement.
All elements are held together by a rivet in the center.
The four-spiral fibula is a development of the double or spectacle fibula, whic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Etruscan : Pre AD 1000 item #1437831
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Large Etruscan oinochoe of oval body. The flared neck pinched to form a trefoil shaped mouth.
The cylindrical handle spans from rim to shoulder. Standing on a splayed foot.
Rasmussen's oinochoe type 6a. The absence of a ridge at the junction between neck and shoulder and the lack of decoration gives this group a very plain appearance.
For a related example, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 9012079.
Ceramic, grey bucchero
Etruscan, 600-575 BC
H. 23 cm (9 in) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1437827
Ostracon Ancient Art
$960.00
Rare funerary cone with three registers of sunk hieroglyphs reading: (1) The Bearer of the brazier (2) of the temple of Amun, (3) Nekhy.
This cone and a second one held in a Japanese collection are the only known examples of the type, which is enumerated as 650/B.23 by Zenihiro.
Both the name and the title on the cone are uncommon. The personal name Nekhy is not listed with Ranke. Also the title is rarely reported and not yet known on funerary cones.
The humble title may poi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Etruscan : Pre AD 1000 item #1436665
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,650.00
Burnished Etruscan chalice on a high flaring foot with a single ring on the stem.
The decoration consists of three grooves on the wall and a notched ridge below. The foot with faint horizontal bands in applied white.
Elegant example with glossy black burnished surface.
Rasmussen's chalice type 2d and close in shape to fig. 136, pl. 27 (pp. 98-99 and p. 22) in: Tom B. Rasmussen. Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria. Cambridge1979. The finding context of the example points t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1436664
Ostracon Ancient Art
$890.00
Terracotta head of a man with a round hairstyle which covers the ears. The hair with impressed circles and remains of white color.
The man shows wide almond-shaped eyes with neatly marked cosmetic lines and eyebrows. The prominent nose with pieced nostrils, the lips pressed to a gentle smile.
Elaborate style with much use of the modeling tool. The piece constitutes a fragment of figurine or a sculptor's model.
For a related head, cf. inv. no. E.07619 in the Royal Museums of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1435894
Ostracon Ancient Art
$360.00
Black-glazed bowl with shallow floor decorated with concentric grooves. The small vertical rim slightly incurved. Standing on a raised ring base.
Fingermarks around the foot indicate that the dish was dipped into the glaze.
Covered with a bronish black glaze of metallic lustre.
For a related shape, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 9038447.
Ceramic
Western Greek, 4th century BC
D. 17 cm, H. to rim 4.6 cm
Intact apart from minor chips out of the rim a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1434981
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Very large female votive head with sensitive facial features. The head of the young woman shows a straight nose, lidded eyes, a small sensuous mouth and a round chin.
The hair is arranged as a large melon coiffure with several tresses bound together to a bun at rear.
The large size points to a votive bust deposited in a temple.
Terracotta
Greek Tarentine, 4th/3rd century BC
H. 10 cm (3.9 in)
H. with stand 17.5 cm (6.9 in)
Broken at the neck level...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1434980
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Large Campanian guttus decorated with four red-figure palmettes and applied white. On top a hollow sieve aperture with pierced holes.
A loop handle and an inclined spout on the rounded shoulder.
For a related guttus, cf. CVA Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, 51, pl. (188) 42.14.
Ceramic
Greek, Campanian, 4th century BC
W. 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
H. to handle 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
Intact, good quality and condition. The black glaze with minor wear in p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1434979
Ostracon Ancient Art
$950.00
The medallion decorated with the head of a satyr with wild locks and curled heavy beard. The face shows a fleshy nose, full lips and wide open eyes topped by marked eyebrows. The bold head with fine floccus. Goat-like ears.
Satyrs and silens were a very popular subject in the decoration of gutti.
The head is from the same mold as inv. no. 20187 in the Bari Archaeological Museum, cf. fig. no. 81 (T84) in: Fernando Gilotta. Gutti e askoi a rilievo italioti ed etruschi. Roma 1985.
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 : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1434369
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Carved limestone head of a man with a voluminous wig. The man shows a gentle smile, which is emphasized by the wear of the face’s high points.
The ears appear just below faint sideburns that protrude from the striated wig.
Elaborate carving as visible in the corner of the right eye.
Limestone
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC
H. 3.6 cm (1.4 in)
H. with stand 5.3 cm (2.1 in)
Broken at the neck level. Abraded nose and high points. Mounted on ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Etruscan : Pre AD 1000 item #1434366
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Etruscan kyathos of shallow form showing a frieze of subtle vertical ribs on the prominent pronounced shoulder.
The ribbon handle with outcurving edges arches from rim to shoulder. Small, slightly incurved base.
Ceramic, Impasto ware
Etruscan, 7th century BC
H. to handle 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
D. 15.2 cm (6 in)
Intact, pristine quality and condition. Reddish brown impasto with carefully smoothed surface. Traces of sinter. Collector’s sticker on the base.