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#10785: Apulian - 4th Century BC, Oxybaphon (Bell Krater) - Decorated with 4 Religious figures -
US Pedigree to 1970's  -  Outstanding Piece !!

Historical Context:  This Oxybaphon (Bell Krater) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area during the 4th Century BC.  This is the era just before, and during, Alexander the Great.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces.

  

Size:  6.5 inchs tall, 9-1/2 inches across handles
Condition:  Intact, Minor chipping, Crack at bottom edge is stable and crack on top rim is stable - see pictures

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#11205: Corinthian - 7th - 6th Century BC, Kelebe (Deep Bowl) - Decorated with Greek Warriors, Greek Gods (Zeus, Artemis), Horse, and Pegasus -
US Pedigree to 1970's  -  Personal Collection of Noted Art Historian !!

Historical Context:  This Kelebe (Deep Bowl) is unusually sharp and well executed.  The use of both red and black figures set this piece apart fo other commmon Greek pottery.  This piece was produced in Corinthia (southcentral Greecee) during the 7th to 6th Century BC.  This is the era just after Homer and well before the time of Alexander the Great.   

Pedigree:  This piece is from the personal collection of Francois Bucher listed in "DICTIONARY OF ART HISTORIANS"

Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.

Two of the books in the New Testament, First Corinthians and Second Corinthians are letters written to the early Christian churches in Corinth; they are among the books in the New Testament whose authorship by Paul the Apostle is generally regarded by scholars as being undisputed.

According to Hellenic myth, the city was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god Helios (the Sun), while other myths suggest that it was founded by the goddess Ephyra, a daughter of the Titan Oceanus, thus the ancient name of the city (also Ephyra). There is evidence that the city was destroyed around 2000 BC.

Corinth had been a backwater in 8th-century Greece. The Bacchiadae a tightly-knit Doric clan, were the ruling kinship group of archaic Corinth in the 8th and 7th centuries BC, a period of expanding Corinthian cultural power. In 747 BC (a traditional date) an aristocratic revolution ousted the Bacchiad kings, when the royal clan of Bacchiadae, numbering perhaps a couple of hundred adult males took power from the last king, Telestes. They dispensed with kingship and ruled as a group, governing the city by electing annually a prytanis who held the kingly position for his brief term, no doubt a council (though none is specifically documented in the scant literary materials) and a polemarchos to head the army.  During Bacchiad rule, from 747 to 650 BC, Corinth became a unified state. Large scale public buildings/monuments were constructed at this time. In 733 BC, Corinth established colonies at Corcyra and Syracuse. By 730 BC, Corinth emerged as a highly advanced Greek city.

Aristotle tells the story of Philolaus of Corinth, a Bacchiad who was a lawgiver at Thebes. He became the lover of Diocles, the winner of the Olympic games. They both lived for the rest of their lives in Thebes. Their tombs were built near one another and Philolaus' tomb points toward the Corinthian country while Diocles' faces away.

Size:  6 inchs tall, 8 inches diameter and 11 inches across handles
Condition:  Repaired from pieces, One large section missing

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#11204: Corinthian - 6th Century BC, Oinochoe (Small Jug) - Decorated with Greek Hoplites and Horsemen -
US Pedigree to 1970's  -  Personal Collection of Noted Art Historian !!

Historical Context:  This Oinochoe (small jug) is unusually sharp and well executed.  The use of both red and black figures set this piece apart fo other commmon Greek pottery.  This piece was produced in Corinthia (southcentral Greecee) during the 6th Century BC.  This is the era just after Homer and well before the time of Alexander the Great.   

Pedigree:  This piece is from the personal collection of Francois Bucher listed in "DICTIONARY OF ART HISTORIANS"

Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.

Two of the books in the New Testament, First Corinthians and Second Corinthians are letters written to the early Christian churches in Corinth; they are among the books in the New Testament whose authorship by Paul the Apostle is generally regarded by scholars as being undisputed.

According to Hellenic myth, the city was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god Helios (the Sun), while other myths suggest that it was founded by the goddess Ephyra, a daughter of the Titan Oceanus, thus the ancient name of the city (also Ephyra). There is evidence that the city was destroyed around 2000 BC.

Corinth had been a backwater in 8th-century Greece. The Bacchiadae a tightly-knit Doric clan, were the ruling kinship group of archaic Corinth in the 8th and 7th centuries BC, a period of expanding Corinthian cultural power. In 747 BC (a traditional date) an aristocratic revolution ousted the Bacchiad kings, when the royal clan of Bacchiadae, numbering perhaps a couple of hundred adult males took power from the last king, Telestes. They dispensed with kingship and ruled as a group, governing the city by electing annually a prytanis who held the kingly position for his brief term, no doubt a council (though none is specifically documented in the scant literary materials) and a polemarchos to head the army.  During Bacchiad rule, from 747 to 650 BC, Corinth became a unified state. Large scale public buildings/monuments were constructed at this time. In 733 BC, Corinth established colonies at Corcyra and Syracuse. By 730 BC, Corinth emerged as a highly advanced Greek city.

Aristotle tells the story of Philolaus of Corinth, a Bacchiad who was a lawgiver at Thebes. He became the lover of Diocles, the winner of the Olympic games. They both lived for the rest of their lives in Thebes. Their tombs were built near one another and Philolaus' tomb points toward the Corinthian country while Diocles' faces away.

Size:  5 1/2 inchs tall, 4 inches diameter
Condition:  Top neck and handle repaired from pieces, portion missing, bottom section is intact 

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#8794: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Satyr and "Lady of Fashion" - like APHRODITE !!  Outstanding Piece !!

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 300 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   

The Satyr is portrayed as being strongly built with pug nose, large pointed ears, long curly hair, and full beards. They are described as roguish but faint-hearted folk, subversive and dangerous, yet shy. They are lovers of wine, women and boys, and are ready for every physical pleasure.

The female is a "Lady of Fashion" often found during this era and is similar to Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of love.  

Size:  5 inchs tall, 4-1/4 diameter, 6 1/2 inches across handles
Condition:  Intact, Some touch up painting

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#10641: Apulia - 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Vines and Geometric Patterns

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area about 275 to 225 BC.  This is the era just after Alexander the Great and the begining of the rise of the Roman Republic.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces.

ex-London Trade 2007

Size:  about 6 inchs tall, 5 1/2 inches diameter
Condition:  Repaired from large pieces, Some touch up painting

SOLD   $995  plus shipping

 






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#10640: Apulia - 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Vines and Geometric Patterns

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area about 275 to 225 BC.  This is the era just after Alexander the Great and the begining of the rise of the Roman Republic.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces. 

ex-London Trade 2007

Size:  about 3 inchs tall, 5 1/2 inches diameter
Condition:  Repaired from large pieces, Some touch up painting

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#10642: Apulia - 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Vines and Geometric Patterns

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area about 275 to 225 BC.  This is the era just after Alexander the Great and the begining of the rise of the Roman Republic.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces.

ex-London Trade 2007

Size:  about 6 inchs tall, 5 1/2 inches diameter
Condition:  Repaired from large pieces, Some touch up painting

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#10786: Apulia - 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Geometric Patterns
US Pedigree to 1970's  -  Outstanding Piece !!

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area about 275 to 225 BC.  This is the era just after Alexander the Great and the begining of the rise of the Roman Republic.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces. 

Size:  about 4 3/4 inches tall, 3 1/8 diameter
Condition:  Intact, SHARP Condition !!

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#10787: Apulia - 3rd  Century BC, Kylix (Shallow cup) 
US Pedigree to 1970's  !!

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Kylix (small cup) is typical of pottery produced in Apulia (southeastern Italy) and the Mediterranean area about 275 to 225 BC.  This is the era just after Alexander the Great and the begining of the rise of the Roman Republic.   

Apulia is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast.  Its southern portion known as Salento, a peninsula, forms a high heel on the "boot" of Italy. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano, and was the scene of the last stages in the Second Punic War.  One of the richest in Italy for archeological findings, the region was settled from the 1st millennium BC by several Illyric and Italic peoples. In the fifth and fourth centuries BC, the Greek settlement at Taras produced a distinctive style of pottery (Apulian vase painting).  Apulia was an important area for the ancient Romans, who conquered it during the course of wars against the Samnites and against Pyrrhus in the fourth and third centuries BC but also suffered a crushing defeat here in the battle of Cannae against Hannibal. However, after the Carthaginians left the region, the Romans captured the ports of Brindisi and Taranto, and established dominion over the region. During the Imperial age Apulia was a flourishing area for production of grain and oil, becoming the most important exporter to the Eastern provinces. 

Size:  about 2 1/2 inches tall, 6 inches across handles
Condition:  Intact, Nice Condition, Minor chipping

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#10639: Attica - 5th Century BC, Lekythos - 
Decorated with Palms

Historical Context:  This Lekythos (tall vase) is typical of pottery produced in Attica (reghion of Greece near Athens) and the Mediterranean area about the 5th Century BC.  This is the era just before Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great.   

Attica is a historical region of Greece, containing Athens, Marathon, and Sparta. The historical region is centered on the Attic peninsula, which projects into the Aegean Sea.  The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, which from the Classical period onwards, was one of the most important cities in the ancient world.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

ex-London Trade 2007

Size:  about 8.7 inchs tall, 3 inches diameter
Condition:  One repair at neck, Earthen deposits, much of the decoration is degraded.

SOLD   $895  plus shipping

 

 

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#9646: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, Skyphos - 
Decorated with Nike and "Lady of Fashion" - like APHRODITE !!  Outstanding Piece !!

Historical Context:  This Gnatha Skyphos (large cup) is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 300 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   

The Nike is seated on rocks holding a wreath.  Nike's hair is pulled to back and decorated.  He is naked with exposed phallus. Nike represents victory, typically over an enemy state.

The female is a "Lady of Fashion" often found during this era and is similar to Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of love.  

Size:  4 1/2 inches tall, 4 diameter, 6 1/2 inches across handles
Condition:  Expert repair (see photo), Some touch up painting

SOLD   $4995  plus shipping

 

 

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#9647: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, Oinochoe Bucchero - 
Decorated with Nike and Palm!! 
Sharp Piece !!

Historical Context:  This Oinochoe Bucchero (Vase) is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 300 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   

The Nike is seated on rocks holding a wreath.  Nike's hair is pulled to back and decorated.  She is wearing a full length dress.. Nike represents victory, typically over an enemy state.

Size:  5 1/2 inches tall, 4 diameter, 4 1/2 inches across handle
Condition:  One repair (see photo - very well done), Some touch up painting

SOLD   $5995  plus shipping

 

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#9564: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, 
Plate - Decorated with "Lady of Fashion" - like APHRODITE !!  
Lovely !!

Historical Context:  This plate is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 320 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   The female is a "Lady of Fashion" often found during this era and is similar to APHRODITE, Greek Goddess of LOVE.  

This plate is about 5-inches diameter.  

Please see the picture.  It is intact with minor chipping.  Truly, it's a lovely piece.

SOLD   $729  plus shipping

 

 





#11207: Corinthain - 6th Century BC, Aryballus (Small Jar for Perfume or Oils) - Decorated with Geometric Patterns -
US Pedigree to 1970's  -  Personal Collection of Noted Art Historian !!

Historical Context:  This Corinthian aryballos nicely decorated with vertical grooves, imitating metal-ware, the shoulder with concentric circles and pellets. This piece was produced in Corinthia (southcentral Greecee) during the 6th Century BC.  This is the era just after Homer and well before the time of Alexander the Great.   

Pedigree:  This piece is from the personal collection of John Rilling.  Mr. Rilling was a numismatist and a pottery expert.

Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.

Two of the books in the New Testament, First Corinthians and Second Corinthians are letters written to the early Christian churches in Corinth; they are among the books in the New Testament whose authorship by Paul the Apostle is generally regarded by scholars as being undisputed.

According to Hellenic myth, the city was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the god Helios (the Sun), while other myths suggest that it was founded by the goddess Ephyra, a daughter of the Titan Oceanus, thus the ancient name of the city (also Ephyra). There is evidence that the city was destroyed around 2000 BC.

Corinth had been a backwater in 8th-century Greece. The Bacchiadae a tightly-knit Doric clan, were the ruling kinship group of archaic Corinth in the 8th and 7th centuries BC, a period of expanding Corinthian cultural power. In 747 BC (a traditional date) an aristocratic revolution ousted the Bacchiad kings, when the royal clan of Bacchiadae, numbering perhaps a couple of hundred adult males took power from the last king, Telestes. They dispensed with kingship and ruled as a group, governing the city by electing annually a prytanis who held the kingly position for his brief term, no doubt a council (though none is specifically documented in the scant literary materials) and a polemarchos to head the army.  During Bacchiad rule, from 747 to 650 BC, Corinth became a unified state. Large scale public buildings/monuments were constructed at this time. In 733 BC, Corinth established colonies at Corcyra and Syracuse. By 730 BC, Corinth emerged as a highly advanced Greek city.

Aristotle tells the story of Philolaus of Corinth, a Bacchiad who was a lawgiver at Thebes. He became the lover of Diocles, the winner of the Olympic games. They both lived for the rest of their lives in Thebes. Their tombs were built near one another and Philolaus' tomb points toward the Corinthian country while Diocles' faces away.

Size:  3 1/4 inchs tall, 3 inches diameter
Condition:  Intact 

SOLD   $395  plus shipping

 

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#9216: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, Oinochoe - Decorated with Palm 
No Repairs - Beautiful !!

Historical Context:  This Oinochoe (vase) is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 300 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   

The pattern is typical of the late geometric era.  

Size:  about 2 1/2 inches tall, 2 inches diameter
Condition:  Intact, Some minor chipping

 

SOLD   $499  plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 
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#5304: Magna Graecia - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, Lekanis - Decorated with "Lady of Fashion" - like APHRODITE !!  Lovely !!

Historical Context:  This lekanis (small serving dish) is typical of pottery produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 350 to 320 BC.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean  and Persian worlds.   The female is a "Lady of Fashion" often found during this era and is similar to APHRODITE, Greek Goddess of LOVE.  This lekanis is about 4 1/4-inches tall and 4-inches diameter.  .  Please see the picture.  It has been expertly repaired.  Otherwise, just has minor chipping.  Truly, it's a lovely piece.

SOLD $959  plus shipping

 

 



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#10257: Apulia, Italy Aryballos - 4th to 3rd Century BC (Peucetian Civilization), Decorated with Flowers and Geometric Designs!! 

Unusually LARGE Piece !!

Historical Context:  This aryballos is typical of pottery produced in in Apulia (Italian Pennisula) during the 4th to 3rd century BC.  This is the geometric era, before the archaic era, about the time of Homer and the founding of Carthage by the Phonecians (814 BC) and the founding of Rome by the Romans (753 BC). 

An aryballos is a narrow-necked, spherical or globular Greek vase. Commonly used as a scent or oil bottle, particularly by athletes at the baths, the aryballos derives from the globular (oinochoe) of the Geometric style

 

Size:  about 8 inches tall, 8 diameter
Condition:  Repaired (see photo - very well done), Some staining and root marks

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#11424: Apulia, Italy Aryballos - 4th to 3rd Century BC (Peucetian Civilization)
Decorated with Geometric Designs!! 


Nice LARGER Piece !!

Historical Context:  This aryballos is typical of pottery produced in in Apulia (Italian Pennisula) during the 4th to 3rd century BC.  This is the geometric era, before the archaic era, about the time of Homer and the founding of Carthage by the Phonecians (814 BC) and the founding of Rome by the Romans (753 BC). 

An aryballos is a narrow-necked, spherical or globular Greek vase. Commonly used as a scent or oil bottle, particularly by athletes at the baths, the aryballos derives from the globular (oinochoe) of the Geometric style

 

Size:  about 6.5 inches tall, 7 across handles
Condition:  Intact, Some staining and root marks

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#9758: Magna Graecia - 4th Century BC, Guttus - Decorated with SATYR - Completely INTACT !!  Sharp !! 

Historical Context:  This guttus (container for holding oil, usually olive oil) is typical of the designs produced during the 4th century BC in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area.  This is the era of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and  Alexander the Great which lead to a unique period of unification of the Mediterranean and Persian worlds.   The guttus has ribbed sides and is decorated on top with a RACING BIGA (two horse chariot).  This guttus is about 5-inches tall and 4-inches diameter.  Please see the picture.  It is essentially intact with just minor chipping and a repair at the base.  This guttus is a beautiful and interesting piece.

The Satyr is portrayed as being strongly built with pug nose. They are described as roguish but faint-hearted folk, subversive and dangerous, yet shy. They are lovers of wine, women and boys, and are ready for every physical pleasure.

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#11468: Greek Region  - 4th to 1st  Century BC, 
Small Bronze Statue - Hermes  

Historical Context:  This statue is typical of small ornamental statues produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 4th to 1st centuries BC.  This is the period where the Italian peninsula is transitioning from Greek colonies to total Roman control.

Hermes:  God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, thievery, trickery, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics, and animal husbandry. The son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the messenger of the gods, and apsychopomp who leads the souls of the dead into the afterlife. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His attributes include the herald's wand or caduceus, winged sandals, and a traveler's cap. His sacred animals are the tortoise, the ram, and the hawk. The Roman Mercury was more closely identified with trade and commerce.

Features:  Hermes holding his caduceus and wearing a cloak (chlamys) and hat (petasus) for travel

Height:  75mm  (2 3/4 inches)

Condition:  In tact, Relatively even colored patina

 

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#11469: Greek Region   - 4th to 1st Century BC, 
Small Bronze Statue - Eros

Eros, god of love and sexual intercourse

Mounted on Base !!

Historical Context:  This statue is typical of small ornamental statues produced in Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean area about 4th to 1st centuries BC.  This is the period where the Italian peninsula is transitioning from Greek colonies to total Roman control.  

EROS: He was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. In later Greek mythology, Eros is represented as the son of Aphrodite, whose mischievous interventions in the affairs of gods and mortals cause bonds of love to form, often illicitly. Ultimately, in the later satirical poets, he is represented as a blindfolded child, the precursor to the chubby Renaissance Cupid – whereas in early Greek poetry and art, Eros was depicted as an adult male who embodies sexual power.  A cult of Eros existed in pre-classical Greece, but it was much less important than that of Aphrodite. However, in late antiquity, Eros was worshiped by a fertility cult. In Athens, he shared a very popular cult with Aphrodite, and the fourth day of every month was sacred to him.

Features:  Eros, holding a torch (broken off) in his extended arm.  Mounted on black base.
Height:
  72mm  (2 5/8 inches), excluding base height

Condition:  In tact, Relatively even colored patina

SOLD   $1,200  plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9681: Hellenistic Plaque - 4th to 3rd  Century BC, 
Decorated with Nude Woman - like APHRODITE !!  
Outstanding Piece !!

  

Size:  6 inches tall, 3 inches across
Condition:  Expert repair across legs (see photo)

BUY NOW   $895  plus shipping

 

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#9304: Greco-Roman Bronze Ram Head,
2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD
Bronze head with Iron Mouth Ring

Unusually SHARP !!!    

Size:  50 mm (2 inches) length
Condition:  Intact

SOLD     $379  plus shipping

 

 

9368.JPG (75638 bytes) #9368: GOLD APPLIQUÉ of ATHENA,
4th to 1st Century BC

RARE Piece    

Likely an appliqué for a general's uniform or worn as a pendant. 

Size:  30 mm (1 1/4 inches) length
Weight:  6.9 grams (1/4 Oz)
Condition:  Intact

SOLD     $699  plus shipping

 

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#7426: Greek South Italian Lekythos, 4th Century BC
Black Slip over Orange Buff Clay
BUDGET PIECE !!
 

Historical Context:  The lekythos is from era when the Greeks dominated the Italian peninsula, about the time of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and Alexander.  The Roman republic existed but was not yet a major power on the peninsula.     

Size:  4 3/4 inch tall, 3 3/4 diameter
Condition:  repair at the neck and a few chips

SOLD     $369  plus shipping

 

 

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#7427: Greek South Italian Oenochoe, 4th Century BC 
Orange Painted - Palm / Flower Pattern

INTACT - BUDGET PIECE !!
 

Historical Context:  The Oenochoe is from era when the Greeks dominated the Italian peninsula, about the time of Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and Alexander.  The Roman republic existed but was not yet a major power on the peninsula.     

Size:  3 3/8 inch tall, 1 3/4 diameter
Condition:  Intact but few chips

SOLD     $319  plus shipping

 

 

 

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#10789: Greek Oil Lamp - 4th to 1st Centuries BC, 
Hellenistic period !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 4th to 1st Centuries BC, the Hellenistic period from the time of Alexander until the Roman conquest. 

Size:  4 1/8 -inches tip to tail
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact, Much nicer and more detail than photo shows

 

SOLD  $159 plus shipping

 

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#9651: Greek Oil Lamp - 3rd to 2nd Centuries BC, Charming !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 6th to 4th Centuries BC. 

Size:  about 3 -inches tip to tail
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact SHARP !!

 

SOLD  $199 plus shipping

 

 

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#10225: Greek Oil Lamp - 4th to 2nd Centuries BC, Charming !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 6th to 4th Centuries BC. 

Description:  The lamp is a wheel-made Hellenistic oil lamp (Adler 33).  It has a near-globular body; a high rim around the filling hole, outturned at the lip; and a long slender tapering nozzle with a large scoop-shaped wick hole with mild soot staining.

Size:  about 3 -inches tip to tail
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact SHARP !!

 

SOLD  $219 plus shipping

 



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#10788: Greek Oil Lamp - 4th to 2nd Centuries BC, Charming !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 6th to 4th Centuries BC. 

Description:  The lamp is a wheel-made Hellenistic oil lamp (Adler 33).  It has a near-globular body; a high rim around the filling hole, outturned at the lip; and a long slender tapering nozzle with a large scoop-shaped wick hole with mild soot staining.

Size:  about 4 3/4 -inches tip to tail
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact SHARP !!

 

BUY NOW  $219 plus shipping



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#10781: Greek Oil Lamp - 6th Century BC, Sharp !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 6th Century BC. 

Description:  The lamp is a wheel-made Hellenistic oil lamp (Adler 33).  It has a near-globular body; a high rim around the filling hole, outturned at the lip; and a long slender tapering nozzle with a large scoop-shaped wick hole with mild soot staining.

Size:  about 3 -inches tip to tail
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact SHARP !!

 

SOLD  $349 plus shipping

 

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#8784: Bactrian Greek Torque - 4th to 2nd Centuries BC, 
Charming !!

Historical Context:   Bactria, which may have formed part of the Median Empire, was subjugated by Cyrus the Great.  However, after Darius III of Persia had been defeated by Alexander the Great (about 340 BC) and killed in the ensuing chaos, Alexander marched onto Bactria and Bactria became a province of the Macedonian empire.  After Alexander's death they came under the rule of Seleukus, an ex-General of Alexander and a Hellenistic Greek King.  

This piece has outstanding ornamental features, highly detailed and in excellent condition.

Size:  4 1/2 -inches diameter, Hollowed casting 
Metal:  Bronze
Condition:  Very Fine, Intact

 

SOLD  $995 plus shipping
(ex-Malter Galleries @ $2,000)

 

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#7762: GREEK Arrowhead - 350 to 250 BC, 
Type developed by Alexander the Great and his Father (Philip II)

Historical Context:  The Macedonian empire was founded by Alexander I but carried forward by others including Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and Alexander the Great. Philip II developed the army and tactics that enabled Alexander to accomplish his victories. Alexander the Great is considered the greatest military general ever.

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 35 mm (1 3/8 inches) long.

            SOLD  $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

   
   


 
   
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#6628: GREEK Arrowhead - 350 to 300 BC, 
Heavy Trilobe-type Blade !!  Very Collectable !!

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 32 mm (1 3/8 inches) long.

SOLD   $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

#9669: GREEK Arrowhead - 7th to 6th Century BC, 
Bilobate-type Blade !!  Great Shape !!  Very Collectable !!

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 39 mm (1 5/8 inches) long.

SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

#9673: GREEK Arrowhead - 7th to 6th Century BC, 
Bilobate-type Blade !!  Great Shape !!  Very Collectable !!

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 34 mm (1 3/8 inches) long.

BUY NOW   $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#5023: Hellenistic Greek Terracotta Fragment - 3rd to 2nd Century BC, Aphrodite - Greek Goddess of LOVE !!  Charming !!

Historical Context:  This terracotta fragment was part of a small statue produced by one of the GREEK dynasties that existed around the Mediterranean around the 3rd to 2nd century BC. This is the era after the death of Alexander the Great and the fracturing of the Mediterranean World into the Seleukid, Ptolemaic and Persian dynasties.   These type of statues were common home decorations from the Greek Populace.  The face appears to be APHRODITE, Greek Goddess of LOVE.  This fragment is about 2 1/4-inches across its longest dimension.  Please see the picture.  It would look nice properly mounted.

SOLD $99.95 plus shipping

 

 
8829.JPG (16681 bytes) #8829: PARTHIAN Arrowhead - 3rd to 1st Cent BC, Persian Nemesis of the Greek Empire !!

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 23 mm (7/8 inches) long.  

Choice condition

SOLD $24.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#7758: Achaemid/Syrian Arrowhead - 4th Cent BC, Persian 

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 34 mm (1 3/8 inch) long.  

Choice condition, one tang missing

SOLD   34.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9056: Mesopotamia/Luristan Spear Tip  - 
1,200 to 900 BC

This spear tip is BRONZE and measures about 220 mm (9 inches) long.  

Choice plus condition, Edge still sharp !!!

SOLD  $349 plus shipping

 

 

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