Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432410
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$1,450.00
Attic red-figure askos decorated with a wild goat and a lion on the domed top.
The goat springs to right and is seen with one foreleg raised. On the facing side the body of a lion, in a crouched, ready to jump position. The combination of wild goat and lion is rare.
For a nearly identical goat combined with a satyr, cf. British Museum, item E734. Beazley Archive vase no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432409
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$2,200.00
Head of Hermes or Perseus to the right. The winged pilos helmet with dotted feathers; the offset bottom of the helmet spotted.
The head with a short nose, mouth with protruding lower lip, heavy chin. A large mass of hair on the temple. A vegetal ornament in front of the head. Behind a dotted point. A reserved base below.
The eye, the base of the helmet and the wings are rendered with relief-line.
Lekythos of wide bell mouth, low neck, flat shoulder and cushion-shaped body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432408
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$3,800.00
Attic stemless cup decorated with a draped youth holding a torch or staff and standing in front of an altar. Around the tondo tendrils with ivy berries and leaves in applied red.
On the outside of the bowl pairs of youths and palmettes.
The inside rim is offset from the shallow floor as usual with cups dating to the 4th century BC. This cup is by the same hand as the name vase of the Group of Brussels A 156...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432407
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$480.00
Attic squat lekythos of ovoid body decorated with a net motif in black and crème.
The lekythos belongs to the Attic Bulas Group, which manufactured small vases. As a characteristic of the Bulas Group, the net ornament is applied directly on the clay ground.
The rim and the upper portion of the handle are glazed black; the reserved neck with black lines and vertical tongues in applied white.
The edge of foot with tiny black dots.
For a related example, cf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432091
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1432090
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$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1432089
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$1,350.00
Large openwork amulet plaque with the udjat eye set inside a rectangular frame. The tear duct rests on the feather of Maat.
Green glazed composition with black pupil and brow. Incised details.
Double sided, pierced longitudinally.
For a similar example, cf. fig. 46 in: Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London 1994.
Faience
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st to 25th Dynasty, 1069-664 BC
W. 4.3 cm (1.7 in)
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432088
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
The dolphin shows a bird-like beak incised with double line and a large eye with two concentric circles.
Other details follow artistic conventions for the depiction of fish. The pair of ventral fins and the dorsal fin are not found with dolphins and are certainly borrowed from the anatomy of fishes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1432087
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$1,350.00
Large tan colored kantharos decorated with ivy tendrils ending in corymbs. A checkerboard band with circular incisions underneath. Bands of brownish glaze at the rim, the rounded bowl and the flared foot. The vertical strap handles with lines and stars on the outside.
The tapering wall offset from the shallow rounded bowl, set on a high flared foot.
The kantharos is an attribute of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose cult was widespread in the Greek speaking world...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1432086
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$380.00
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1431589
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$980.00
Hand-made Daunian jug with bag-shaped body, narrow neck and flat rim.
The top of the handle with prong-like projections and a circular lump between, all with pierced holes. Decorated with dull black and reddish brown bands, meander friezes, herringbone and dotted lines. On the base a wheel motif.
Modeled by hand without a potter's wheel. Carefully applied decoration.
Shape and decoration belong to the Daunian Subgeometric II period, which lasts from 550 to 400 BC. For a c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1431588
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$480.00
Rare crescent-shaped pommel with a median tongue to be attached to the handle of the dagger. Green cuprous traces of a small bronze nail or rivet survive.
Close in shape to UC40681 in the Petrie database which is dated to the Second Intermediate Period. The examples recorded by Petrie identify the material used as hippopotamus tusk.
Bone
Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, 13th to 17th Dynasty, 1648-1550 BC
W. 5.4 cm (2.1 in)
H. 2.8 cm (1.1 in)
Excelle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1431573
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$580.00
The head of Dionysos shows almond-shaped eyes with fine eyelids, a strong nose and a small mouth with pursed lips.
The broad beard with fine wavy strands. Undulated, slender moustache. The hairdo with strands of hair that end in curls, above a hair band.
Traces of red pigment on hair.
Fine archaic style. The same head is also known with horns to represent the river god Acheloos.
For a closely related example, cf. fig. no. C388, Staatliche Antikensammlung Munich.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1431572
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$540.00
Large Campanian coffin fitting with the mask of a Gorgon with her mouth open in a fang-framed grimace, lolling out tongue, and bare teeth.
Fine archaic style with almond-shaped eyes and a prominent nose. The hair is arranged in two rows of large curls across the forehead.
Terracotta decorative appliques, often richly painted, denote the deposition of wooden coffins. Their use would go with the frightening and apotropaic nature of the Gorgon.
Possibly from the same mold as ...
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1431483
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$890.00
Campanian squat lekythos decorated with the head of a woman wearing a segmented sakkos sparing a tuft at the temple. The Campanian headdress is stitched along the joins and leaves a bun at rear.
Eye and eyebrow are indicated with short lines, mouth and nostrils with tiny dots.
Tiny lines to extend the round chin. The woman wears a necklace and an earring.
The sideward tendril with scrolls that frame vestigial blossoms. A phiale in the field, the neck with black tongues.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1431482
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Hand-modeled kantharos of rounded belly, straight neck and slightly outward curved lip.
The belly is covered with fine close-set vertical fluting. Tiny knobs project at the belly’s top center. The handles joined to a loop at the top. Their outside with incised grooves.
Outer face and rim carefully smoothened.
Ancient hole in the bottom. Before its deposition, the vase was deliberately damaged to prevent its further use.
Ceramic, Impasto ware
Villanovan, ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1431481
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$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...