Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1433606
Ostracon Ancient Art
$540.00
Appealing head of Eros rendered with girl-like features. The head with heavy-lidded eyes, a broad nose and sensuous lips. The richly curled hairdo falls down the left side of the head.
The young god has put his right arm over the head and may hold a flower (?) The button of a garment close to the neck.
Superb modeling with much use of the modeling tool.
For a similar example from Myrina, cf. lot no. E161 in: Friedrich W. Hamdorf et al. Die figürlichen Terrakotten der Staat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1433605
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Naked, pot-bellied satyr playing a double-aulos. Possibly the snapshot of a satyr play.
The artist stands narrow-legged, one shoulder slightly turned to his right, and wears a dummy belly and artificial genitals.
The prominent forehead with receding hairline, almond-shaped eyes, blown out cheeks, and a mighty upper lip. The hair reworked with modeling tool.
The back side with a slit-like vent hole. Made of two halves. Old collection label behind.
Terracotta
Gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1433602
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,350.00
The rim is decorated with facing Oceanus heads alternating with fishes. The finely rendered heads show bushy beards extending to both sides and goat-like ears. The lobster claws expected in the hair of Oceanus are mistakenly rendered as ram horns, the usual attribute for Zeus Ammon.
Fine bowl on a low ring base, the floor with a concentric groove on the bottom, the flat rim with a fine groove around the outer edge.
Ceramic
Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD
D. 15 cm (5.9...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1432878
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
The Eros child emerging from a flower, showing very expressive features such as an exaggeratedly long fore and upper head. Small hole on the chest for attachment.
Bronze
Roman, 2nd/3rd century AD
H. 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
H. with stand 5.2 cm (2 in)
High quality bronze with superb patina.
Ex Swiss private collection.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1432877
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Massive bronze bracelet of elaborate ornamental shape with neatly joining ends.
Bronze was very expensive in antiquity and such ingot-shaped bracelets showed the wealth of the owner. The bracelet could be reused at any time to cast or forge other artifacts or weapons.
Bronze
Eastern European, Late Bronze Age, 1200-800 BC
W. 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
Excellent condition. Nice patina with impressions of fabric on the bottom.
US private collection Ex US private coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1432090
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Bright blue faience shabti inscribed with black hieroglyphs reading: “The Osiris Nes-Mut”.
Curiously, the epithet Osiris is noted here in retrograde writing in relation to the name.
The figurine wears a tripartite wig with a frontal band tied at the back. The face shows barely visible eyes and eyebrows. The arms are crossed and the hands hold two colored hoes. The seed bag behind is held by straps.
The name Nes-Mut is frequent since the New Kingdom, which makes it diff...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1432086
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Hand-modeled stand with antithetically arranged bull heads on top. Pinched muzzles and dewlaps, the eyes pierced. Horns chipped.
Votive offering or toy.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, Syro-Hittite, 2nd Millennium BC
H. 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
W. 4 cm (1.6 in)
Horns chipped, base slightly worn.
Published with:
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 11. Tiere und Mischwesen. Basel, December 1999. Lot no. 06.
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 19. Tiere und Mischwesen VII....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1431484
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,280.00
Rare snapshot of a satyr play with a pot-bellied actor in the role of the drunken satyr on a mule. The ithyphallic animal with dancing hind legs, the head thrown up, the mouth easily opened.
The rider sits as if drunk, the head turned to the side. His left hand clasps the head of the mule, while his right rests on the animal’s croup.
The actor wears a satyr mask with receding forehead, prominent eyebrows, deep-set eyes, flattish nose, open mouth and goatee beard. On the head a po...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1431481
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Interesting Egyptian shabti inscribed with black hieroglyphs reading: “The Osiris Pa-mel”.
The figurine wears a tripartite wig and holds agricultural implements in the crossed hands.
The modeling is crude as with other known examples, the back is flat. Thin greenish glaze on a white crumbly body material. Details of the face and inscription in black.
Fourteen shabtis of Pa-mel – 4.3.1.20-4.3.1.33 – are recorded with Schneider in the Leiden collection; cf. p. 125, pl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1431480
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Fine red-figure lekythos decorated with a woman clad in a heavy himation, her wrapped hands in front of her chest. The finely pleated chiton underneath rendered with dilute glaze.
The woman stands in front of a column with prominent capital and base, on the right a suspended sash.
The frieze with a key pattern and top and a reserved ground line. Two bands of (faded) tongues on the shoulder. Outer edge and bottom of the foot reserved.
Published with H.H. Kricheldorf Auktione...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1430778
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Rare Apulian kalathos with cylindrical body widening to a flared mouth. The rim set off by incised grooves, the foot with three rounded ridges. The inside of the base with a red wash.
Decorated with brown glaze shading to black. The finger marks just above the ring foot show that the vessel was dipped into the glaze.
The kalathos is a vase associated to the female sphere and stands for abundance and fertility.
The kalathos is often depicted on vases with domestic scenes and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1428695
Ostracon Ancient Art
$450.00
Large red-ware lamp with a naïvely rendered stag atop the discus. Incised EX O[FICINA] above the animal. Ring base with the letter X between dot rosettes and vertical rows of impressed dots.
Large filling hole at center. Pierced handle with broken top. Nozzle blackened.
Deneauve type XII. Raised rim around the discus and the nozzle channel. Grooved shoulder.
Ceramic
Roman North Africa, Tunisia, 375-500 AD
L. 13.8 cm (5.4 in)
D. 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
Lu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428079
Ostracon Ancient Art
$875.00
Gandhara stone panel with the Buddha and an attendant in the lower frame. The partially preserved Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the dhyana mudhra gesture. He is dressed in Gandharan style and showing a wavy hairstyle topped with the raised ushnisha.
On the left a man in daring contrapposto and exaggeratedly turned upper body. The attendant is wearing a long garment and holding what could be a tambourine or an offering.
The top adorned with an acanthus leaf design and a semicirc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1427431
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,650.00
Cypriot terracotta head of a bull from a plastic vase, the mouth pierced for pouring.
Finely modeled example with pellet eyes and applied ears; ridge of clay for the dewlap.
The clay has fired grey. Resting on a black stand.
For a complete example, cf. inventory no. 1898,1201.106 in the British Museum database.
Ceramic
Late Cypriot II period, 1475-1275 BC
H. 7.2 cm (2.8 in)
H. with stand 9 cm (3.5 in)
Fragmentary. Hand-made, excellent qual...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1426573
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,400.00
Protomes of prancing horses joined at the midsection to a wagon-like box.
The visible face with carefully incised manes, bridles, and indicated joins to the legs. The eyes recessed to bear spheres of a different material.
The slightly bent groove between the front legs indicates that the attachment was put over an object. At the bottom center a flap with a hole for fastening.
Elsa Bloch-Diener argued that the object was possibly a mirror holder (a copy of her catalogue entr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422529
Ostracon Ancient Art
$240.00
Broad redware dish rim fragment depicting a very fine and detailed shrub with berries. The relief decoration was taken from a separate mold and applied to the almost flat rim.
The fragment belongs to the rim of a large dish with a calculated diameter of ca. 39 cm (15.4 in). A groove runs along the outer edge.
Ceramic
Roman, North Africa, 250-300 AD
L. 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
H. 5.1 cm (2 in)
D. (estimated) 39 cm (15.4 in)
Superb modeling. Minor flakes ou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422527
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
The rim is decorated with a facing Oceanus head showing bushy beards extending to both sides and goat-like ears. The lobster claws expected in the hair of Oceanus are mistakenly rendered as ram horns, the usual attribute for Zeus Ammon.
The Greeks believed Oceanus to be the titan of water, seas, lakes, rivers, oceans, streams and ponds. In the late Roman imagery of North Africa the head of Oceanus presides over displays of sea life.
Ceramic
Roman, North Africa, 350-400 AD ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1421426
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Early Bronze Age jug of piriform body, narrow neck and beaked spout. The handle is parted at the join to the belly and decorated with diagonal fluting – to render a twisted feature.
With a Thermoluminescent Report from Oxford University dated December 1976.
Ceramic
Anatolian, Yortan Culture, 2700-2500 BC
H. 16 cm (6.3 in)
Small section of the spout’s upper edge restored. Otherwise intact and of choice condition. Root marks and soil deposits.
Ex Swiss...