Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1421425
Ostracon Ancient Art
$840.00
Greek protome with nicely rendered late archaic features. The veiled female head is showing small almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose and lips drawn into a slight archaic smile. The finely combed hairdo is topped by a polos-like crown.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Archaic Period, around 500 BC
H. 10.7 cm (4.2 in)
H. with stand 16.5 cm (6.5 in)
Intact and fine. A small hole for suspension on the front top.
Private collection England, 1950-1975...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421424
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1421423
Ostracon Ancient Art
$540.00
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples, holes for fixation.
Silver
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC
H. 9.3 cm (3.66 in)
Appealing item with missing extremities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421422
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1421421
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Greek perfume vessel of cylindrical body tapering at the neck with flat everted rim and a faint ridge around the shoulder. Small depression below the rounded base; polished surface.
Alabastra would have held scented oil and, based on paintings on pottery, were frequently owned by women for use after bathing.
Alabaster
Greek, 5th century BC
H 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
Rim worn and in part reattached, small section missing. Slight traces of red paint.
Herbert A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1421420
Ostracon Ancient Art
$740.00
Rare centaur-like creature with a male torso merged to an equid body.
The bearded man is holding a pile of dishes with his right hand and a phial (?) with the left.
His head was taken from a mold and shows good detail to the beard and face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421419
Ostracon Ancient Art
$890.00
Trefoil-lipped oinochoe depicting a small bird flanked by tendrils. An upright ivy leaf in the field. The decorated area framed by a reserved window.
Details in dilute glaze and applied white color.
For a similar vase with a swan, cf. CVA London, British Museum 2, IVEa.8, pl. (91) 11.5. Beazley Archive vase no. 411042
Ceramic
Campanian, 330-320 BC
H. 9.5 cm (3.7 in)
Single shard out of the lip reattached; small infill...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1421418
Ostracon Ancient Art
$240.00
Deep bowl with convex sides, flattened at the base. Decorated with a purplish red band running inside and around the plain rim.
The wheel-made bowl shows very fine tan colored clay, covered with a white engobe.
The main characteristic of this Middle Iron Age pottery is the use of purplish red, sometimes in combination with black.
For a close reference, cf. CVA Paris, Louvre 5, II. CB.25, pl. (339) 16.1/3. Beazley Archive vase no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1421417
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Hand-formed statuette of a small bird on a high foot. Compact head with pointed beak and hinted comb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1419280
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Rare terracotta draped Corinthian column, the details of the capital and the drapery finely modeled.
The motif is uncommon and supposed to bear some funerary significance.
Behind the monograms ΠΓ. A small vent hole below the inscription.
For a related item, cf. The British Museum Collection, inventory no. 1220.131, found at the Halikarnassos mausoleum excavations of 1857.
Terracotta
(East) Greek, late 2nd to 1st century BC
H. 7.5 cm (3 in)
Inta...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1419278
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Hollow pomegranate with one segmented side. The fruit is pierced at either end for suspension.
The pomegranate is related to Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, and symbolizes fertility, overcoming of death and eternity.
Terracotta
Greek South Italy, 300-250 BC
H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in), D. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Reconstituted from large fragments with much original white slip remaining. Fine condition. Several scratches on the bottom.
German private collection,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1419277
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.
For an almost identical bowl, cf. Louvre AO6639 (pl. 2, fig. 6, p. 102 with description on p. 107, no. 8) in: Jan W. Salomonson. „Spätrömische rote Tonware mit Reliefverzierung aus nordafrikanischen Werkst...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1419276
Ostracon Ancient Art
$760.00
Black-glazed skyphos with delicate lines on the reserved zone above the foot. Added red on the flaring ring foot, the reserved underside with carefully designed concentric circles.
The shape is related to the Samos group; cf. item 973, p. 309 in: H. Payne. Necrocorinthia, A Study of Corinthian Art in the Archaic Period. Oxford, 1931.
Ceramic
Corinthian Skyphos, early 6th century BC
H. 9.4 (3.7 in), D. 12.6 (5 in)
W. over handles 19.2 cm (7.6 in)
Intact. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1418695
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Hellenistic head of a young woman with an oval face, eyes with heavy lids, a fine nose and soft lips.
The hair is combed into groups of strands and surrounded by a floral wreath with a flower in the middle and a preserved ivy leaf on the side.
The head is slightly turned to woman’s left. Much use of the modeling tool.
Remains of white pigment for the female skin, red pigment on the cap that gathers the hairdo behind.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Hellenistic Peri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1418692
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Delicately modeled head of a boy with big, heavy-lidded eyes, a small nose and a tender smile.
The graceful face with a calm and pensive expression.
The hairdo is arranged along a central braid on the forehead with linear curls that run to the sides.
For a later example, cf. inv. no. 1868,0110.723 in the British Museum database.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century BC
H. 4 cm (1.6 in)
H. with stand 5.7 cm (2.2 in)
Excel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1418691
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Hellenistic female head with detailed facial features on a small scale. Delicate eyes with heavy upper lid, a straight nose and shapely lips.
The hairstyle is divided into three voluminous parts, with the central one possibly being a diadem.
The head preserves a disk-shaped earring.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century BC
H. 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
H. with stand 7 cm (2.8 in)
Superb style. Modeled in the round with much use of the mod...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1418689
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Delicately modeled head of a young woman with heavy-lidded eyes, a straight nose and a tender smile.
The hair is arranged as a melon coiffure, tied with a fillet. The tresses are bound behind at the neck level.
The head is in the tradition of figures that were first created in the Greek city of Tanagra and largely imitated throughout the Mediterranean.
Terracotta
Western Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century BC
H. 4 cm (1.6 in)
H. with stand 5.4 cm (2....