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Questions about antiques.com? Call our customer service line at 1-800-ANTIQUES http://www.antiques.com//images/antiques_logo.jpg http://www.antiques.com/ Greek Bronze Bowl, 4th-3rd Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079296/Antique-GREEK-BRONZE-BOWL--4TH-3RD-CENTURY-BC Culture: greek. date: 4th-3rd cent bc. material bronze. condition: intact, with green patina. provenance: ex: european private collection. measurements: 2.75 inches high, or 7 cms. 5.6 inches in diameter, 14.2 cms. of deep rounded form with offset flaring rim. A single fluted moulding encircling the shoulder. cf: for an almost identical example, see lot 76, sotheby's new york antiquities, 12 june, 2001. * shipping weight: 0.12lbs

Item Price : $3400.00
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Roman Tall Flask, 3rd - 4th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079552/Antique-ROMAN-TALL-FLASK--3RD---4TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 3rd - 4th century a.D. material: glass. condition: intact, superb, with excessive iridescence and weathering. provenance: ex: american private collection, chapel hill, north carolina. measurements: 7.4 inches high (19 cms). an attenuated and elegant form, this flask has a tubular lower section flaring into a broad shouldered central area and then tapering inward to create a tall cylindrical neck with broad lip and thickened rim, nicely preserved with abundant iridescence. cf: kassel, no. 142, p. 71; monsieur d, no. 501, p. 202. our vast inventory of ancient art includes one of the finest and most comprehensive ancient glass collections ever assembled; it includes nearly every variety of pre-roman, roman, and eastern mediterranean ancient glass. If you have any specific inquiries, please let us know.
Item Price : $1650.00
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Roman Thin-walled Aryballos, http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080064/Antique-ROMAN-THIN-WALLED-ARYBALLOS- Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 1st century ad. material: glass. condition: intact, superb, with excessive weathering and iridescence. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 2.25 inches high (5.7 cms). cf: cat. No. 15, p. 72, erenesto wolfe collection,
Item Price : $1000.00
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Roman Twin Handle Jar, http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080065/Antique-ROMAN-TWIN-HANDLE-JAR- Culture: syro-palestinian. date: 4th century ad. material: glass. condition: intact, excellent, with excessive iridescence and weathering. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 4.4 inches high (11 cms). globular in form with two applied handles, bottom is concaved, neck bulges out to then caves back in to a circular rim. cf: corning museum glass collection, cat. No. 298, p. 170; hayes 1975, no. 330, p. 95; matheson 1980, nos. 309-310, p. 117.
Item Price : $2850.00
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Greek Bronze Griffin Protome http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079298/Antique-GREEK-BRONZE-GRIFFIN-PROTOME Culture: greek. date: 5th - 4th century b.C. material: bronze. condition: intact, with custom base stand. provenance: ex: american private collection. Ex:german art market. measurements: 2.9 inches high (7 cms). cf: lot 75, christie's london antiquities auction, 25 october 2006.
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Roman Vase With Scroll Pattern, http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080066/Antique-ROMAN-VASE-WITH-SCROLL-PATTERN- Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 1st century ad. material: glass. condition: intact, excellent, with excessive iridescence and custom base stand. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 3.1 inches high (7.8 cms). light aubergine in color, the ovoid body of this vessel was blown in a two-part mold. Around the body is a frieze with a continuous vine scroll flanked above and below by a band of ridges and vertical flutes. The cylindrical neck extends into a slightly splayed lip with in-folded rim and two delicate trailed handles. An extremely fine vase retaining some of its original fire-polished surface.. Very rare in such a state of preservation. cf: toledo 1995, no. 56, p. 153.
Item Price : $6000.00
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Roman Wide-mouthed Jug, 1st-2nd Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080067/Antique-ROMAN-WIDE-MOUTHED-JUG--1ST-2ND-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman. date: 1st - 2nd century ad. material: glass. condition: intact, with weathering. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements:3.5 inches high (9 cms). cf: ernesto wolfe collection, cat. No. 33, p.97.
Item Price : $1200.00
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Roman Threaded Flask, 1st Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079556/Antique-ROMAN-THREADED-FLASK--1ST-CENTURY-AD Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 1st century a.D. material: glass. condition: intact, with excessive weathering and iridescence. provenance: ex: american private collection, chapel hill, north carolina. measurements: 3.5 inches high (9 cms). of globular form, with a narrow neck and a flaring wide rim. The body decorated with a spiral horizontal thread. cf: cat. No. 119, ancient glass in the hermitage collection, the art treasures of russia, kunina.
Item Price : $2350.00
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A Large Ancient Roman Flask, 4th - 5th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080068/Antique-A-LARGE-ANCIENT-ROMAN-FLASK--4TH---5TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman. date: 4th - 5th century ad. material: glass. provenance: ex: private collection. condition: intact, superb, wonderful hues of multi-colored iridescence. measurements: 5.4 inches high, (13.5 cms).
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Greek Bronze Hydria Handle http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079301/Antique-GREEK-BRONZE-HYDRIA-HANDLE Culture: greek. date: 6th century b.C. material: bronze. condition: intact, superb, with green patina, with custom display stand. provenance: ex: european art market; ex: prominent american private collection. measurements: 5.5 inches long (14 cms). the shaft ends terminate with two rotellae in between a facing lion's head. The grooved handle terminates below in a lion's paw. A superbly modeled handle. cf: lot 125, christie's new york antiquities auction, 12 december 2002 (est. $10,000 - $15,000, sold for $11,353).
Item Price : $2450.00
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An Eastern Mediterranean Rod Formed Jar, 4th - 5th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080069/Antique-AN-EASTERN-MEDITERRANEAN-ROD-FORMED-JAR--4TH---5TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 4th - 5th century ad. material: glass. provenance: ex: early private sale. condition: intact, superb, with wavy trail around the shoulder in white, nice iridescence. measurements: 1.5 inches high, (4 cms). cf: for a closely related example, see refletion on ancient glass from the borowski collection, by phillip von zabern, pp. 105, no. V-69.
Item Price : $1400.00
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Roman Unguantarium, 1st Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079558/Antique-ROMAN-UNGUANTARIUM--1ST-CENTURY-AD Our vast inventory of ancient art includes one of the finest and most comprehensive ancient glass collections ever assembled; it includes nearly every variety of pre-roman, roman, and eastern mediterranean ancient glass. If you have any specific inquiries, please let us know. culture: roman. date: 1st century a.D. material: glass. condition: intact. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 4.4 inches high (11.2 cms). body is bell shaped. Rich brown iridescence. * shipping weight: 0.062lbs
Item Price : $850.00
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Hellenistic / Early Roman Glass Flask, 1st Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080070/Antique-HELLENISTIC---EARLY-ROMAN-GLASS-FLASK--1ST-CENTURY-BC Culture: greek/ early roman. date: 1st century bc - 1st century ad. origin: eastern mediterranean. material: opaque dark red glass. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: intact, with no apparent repairs. measurements: 4.2 inches high, (10.6 cms). a highly important type of flask that is seldom offered and missing from major collections. It has green metallic patina. The body is pear shaped with a flat base, narrow neck and a splayed rim. The green patina on this flask was produced by the emission of copper from the glass, which formed this patina that is surrounding most parts of the body. There has been four examples cited in previous auctions, two of the same color but slightly larger, ( 1st one 6.5 inches high, 16.5 cms, the second one, 5.25 inches high, 13.4 cms), both were sold at the sotheby parke bernet auction of the constable-maxwell collection of ancient glass, 4/5 june, 1979, lots 22 and 23. Lot 22 appeared again in auction held by sotheby's london, lot 8, as part of the important acient glass collection formed by the british rail pension fund, 24 november 1997, (estimate 20,000 - 30,000 english pounds). The other two were auctioned at sotheby's london, as part of the benzian collection of ancient and islamic glass, 7 july, 1994, one in opaque white, the other in dark opaque red, as lots 49 and 50. Lot 49, the white one, 5.75 inches high, 14.6 cms, was published at the journal of glass studies, vol. 22, corning, 1980, p. 88, no. 2, under recent important acquisitions. The estimate for this piece was 30,000 - 40,000 english pounds, and sold for 77,400 english pounds (equivalent of $126,000). Lot 50 is the closest to our flask in size, 4 inches high, 10.3 cms. It was exhibited at kunstmuseum, lucerne, 19th july - 13th september, 1981, and published in: 3000 jahre glaskunst, exhibition catalogue, lucerne, 1981, p. 61, no. 144 (color plate p.17). The estimate was: 15,0000 - 20,000 english pounds, and sold for 29,900 english pounds (equivalent of $47,000).
Item Price : $18500.00
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Roman Wheel-cut Bowl, 2nd Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079559/Antique-ROMAN-WHEEL-CUT-BOWL--2ND-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman (rhineland). date: 2nd century a.D. material: almost colorless glass. condition: intact, superb condition and rich in iridescence. provenance: ex: american private collection, chapel hill, north carolina. measurements: 2.6 inches high (6.7 cms), 4.1 inches diam, (10.5 cms). blown of hemispherical form with a slightly flaring rim, the body decorated with wheel- engraved decorations comprising of three rows of vertical cuts, the base with ten circular facets surrounding a star like shape. An exceedingly rare type of bowl. cf: no. 27, important ancient glass from the collection formed by the british rail pension fund, sotheby's london, 1997 (est. 30,000 - 40,000 b.P,), constable-maxwell collection, no. 120; the british museum, london, d.B. Harden et al. Masterpieces of glass, london, 1968, p. 80, no. 103, also cat. No. 183/184, ancient glass in the hermitage collection, the art treasures of russia.
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Large Roman Mosaic Eye Bead, 1st Century Bc - 1st Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080072/Antique-LARGE-ROMAN-MOSAIC-EYE-BEAD--1ST-CENTURY-BC---1ST-CENTURY-AD Culture: eastern mediterranean. date: 1st century bc - 1st century ad. material: glass. provenance: ex: nyc private collection. condition: intact, superb, with beautiful iridescence. measurments: 1 inch long, (2.5 cms).
Item Price : $1850.00
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Greek Bull's Head Protome, 7th Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079305/Antique-GREEK-BULL--S-HEAD-PROTOME--7TH-CENTURY-BC Culture: greek. date: 7th century b.C. material: bronze. condition: intact, mounted on a custom display stand. provenance: ex: new york city art market; ex: u.S. Private collection. measurements: 2.1 inch (5 cms). with short curled horns, the large rounded eyes with grooved brows. Circular drilled holes at the mouth, probably serve as a water spout. cf: lot 182, christie's south kensington antiquities auction, 13 may 2003 (est. $4,000 - $4,700).
Item Price : $1950.00
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Phoenician Core Formed Amphoriskos, 2nd - 1st Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080073/Antique-PHOENICIAN-CORE-FORMED-AMPHORISKOS--2ND---1ST-CENTURY-BC Culture: phoenician. date: 2nd - 1st century bc. material: glass. provenance: ex: nyc private collection. Ex: new york art market. condition: intact, with some minor repair towards the lower body, excellent iridescence and overall condition. measurements: 6 inches high, (15.5 cms). cf: for a closely similar example, see sotheby's important ancient glass auction, from the collection formed by the british rail fund, london, 24 november 1997, lot no. 2. Also see group lll, no. 174, pp - 171, (missing one handle), the toledo museum of art, early ancient glass, core- formed, rod-formed, and cast vessels and objects from the late bronze age to the early roman empire. a very rare type of early glass, with exceptional eye appeal. Similar objects fetch beyond $10,0000 in auctions, especialy the non repaired ones. A closely similar one, about the same size, sold for $11,875 for an estimate of $5,000 - $7,000, (lot 113, christie's new york antiquities auction, 4 june 2008).
Item Price : $6500.00
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Phoenician Bronze Helmet, 1st Millennium Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080074/Antique-PHOENICIAN-BRONZE-HELMET--1ST-MILLENNIUM-BC The bullet-shaped domed body is topped by a small knob. a rare, heavyweight helmet from the eastern mediterranean. some identical helmets were recovered in the eighties from a wreck lying in israeli coastal waters. ex collection of axel guttmann (1944-2001), berlin. earlier 1st millennium bc h. 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) about the provenance of this helmet: this helmet belongs to one of the most remarkable and comprehensive private collections of ancient arms and armor ever assembled, the collection of axel guttmann (1944 - 2001). about axel guttmann: over the last 25 years of his life, axel guttmann acquired and exhibited in a scholarly museum fashion in his home in berlin, his vast collection of ancient weaponry, and generously providing access for both scholars and collectors. He was a museum benefactor and enthusiast supporter of museum projects, publications, and acquisitions, he also initiated a program of conservation and scientific analysis of his own collection. Prior to his premature death in 2001, he oversaw the publishing of eight academic and scientific books on his collection highlighting their beauty and artistic richness, as well as their historical and topological interest. He was born in krems, austria in 1944, but grew up in berlin after the second world war. He pursued his personal interest in greek and roman military history, and then extended his several collecting interests to include ancient armor and weaponry, forming the largest and most comprehensive collection from early europe, the mediterranean world, and the near east, dating from 3rd millenium bc, to the late roman period.His inspiration was the german financier and art collector, franz von lipperheide (1838 - 1906), who had donated his collection of 92 classical helmets to the royal museum in berlin. Mr guttmann was also a patron of these museums, supporting projects, publications, and purchases, as well as loaning items from his collection to exibitions in both germany and austria. His collection was conserved by dr. Hermann born and studied in an academic and scientific manner, and it is to his lasting credit that the eight volumes entitled sammlung axel guttmann were published by phillip von zabern, before his untimely death 0n october 28, 2001: hermann born and l. D. Nebelsick, ein bronzener prunkhelm der hallstattzeit,1991; hermann bornn, restaurierung antiker bronzewaffen, 1993; hermann born and s. Hansen, fruhgriechische bronzehelme, 1994; hermann born and u. Seidl, schutzwaffen aus assyrien und urartu, 1995; hermann born and m. Junkelmann, romische kampf-und turnierrustungen, 1997; m. Kunze-kollensperger, alexandres tiere, 1999; m. Junkelmann, romische helme, 2000; hermann born and s. Hansen, helme und waffen alteuropos, 2001.
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Julius Caesar Silver Denarius, Circa 44 Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080075/Antique-JULIUS-CAESAR-SILVER-DENARIUS--CIRCA-44-BC O: laureate head of caesar, r.; crescent behind. R: venus standing, l., holding victory and sceptre. Cf. Craw 480/4 & rsc. 22, issue under l. Aemilius buca. Ef with an expressive portrait. 16 mm. Circa 44 bc (3.87 gm) lot 163. ex. Tom cederlind auction.
Item Price : $12500.00
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Toilet Vial With Indented Tubular Body, 1st-3rd Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079564/Antique-TOILET-VIAL-WITH-INDENTED-TUBULAR-BODY--1ST-3RD-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman. date: 1st - 34d century a.D. material: glass. condition: intact. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 4.3 inches high (11 cms). made of pale green glass. Body is indented in tubular form, slim and tall neck that ends with an irregular rounded rim, traces of burieal deposits.
Item Price : $400.00
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Roman Denarius Of Clodius Albinus, 193-195 Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080076/Antique-ROMAN-DENARIUS-OF-CLODIUS-ALBINUS--193-195-AD Culture: roman. date: 193 - 195 ad (struck 193 ad). material: silver. provenance: cng auctions, lot 1534, sale # 66, may 19, 2004. condition: extremely fine / good very fine. Lightly toned. weight: 3.58 grms. bare head right, providentia standing left, holding wand over globe, and sceptre. Ric iv 1a; bmcre 39; rsc 58 .
Item Price : $350.00
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Wine Skin Glass Flask, 1st Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079565/Antique-WINE-SKIN-GLASS-FLASK--1ST-CENTURY-AD Made from pale green colored glass, it is free blown in the form of a pig skin, the body is characterized by its "tied"-fore and hind-legs each extending to a point, the neck with an everted rim, on a flat base, roman, circa 1st century ad, a similar flask sold at christie's auction for more than $8,000, (christie's june 8 2001, new york, lot 214). ex. European art market.
Item Price : $3600.00
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Roman Silver Deanrius Of Trajan, 98-117 Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080077/Antique-ROMAN-SILVER-DEANRIUS-OF-TRAJAN--98-117-AD Culture: roman. date: 98 - 117 ad, struck 116 ad. material: silver. provenance: ex: cng auctions. Lot 1435, sale #66, may 2004. condition: mint state/ superb ef. weight: 3.08 grms. laureate and draped bust right/ providentia standing facing, head left, leaning on draped column, holding sceptor and wand over globe. Ric ll 364; bmcre 607; rsc 315
Item Price : $390.00
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Eastern Mediterranean Flask , 6th - 9th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079566/Antique-EASTERN-MEDITERRANEAN-FLASK---6TH---9TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: near eastern. date: 6th - 9th century ad. material: glass. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: intact, some cracks. measurements: 3.25 inches high, ( 8 cms). our vast inventory of ancient art includes one of the finest and most comprehensive ancient glass collections ever assembled; it includes nearly every variety of pre-roman, roman, and eastern mediterranean ancient glass. If you have any specific inquiries, please let us know.
Item Price : $1300.00
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A Pair Of Gold And Pearl Earrings, 15th - 16th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080078/Antique-A-PAIR-OF-GOLD-AND-PEARL-EARRINGS--15TH---16TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: islamic date: 15th-16th century ad material: gold condition: intact, excellent condition provenance: ex. Private collection measurements: each earring is 1.1 inches long (2.8 cms) made from gold surrounding 3 pearls on each earring. Islamic, circa 15th-16th century ad. Total weight 3.2 grams, wearable. ex. Middle eastern dealer, purchased in the 1960s.
Item Price : $1200.00
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A Pair Of Roman Gold Earrings, 1st Century Bc - 1st Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080079/Antique-A-PAIR-OF-ROMAN-GOLD-EARRINGS--1ST-CENTURY-BC---1ST-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman date: 1st century bc - 1st century ad material: gold condition: intact, exquisite condition provenance: ex. Private collection, ex. European art market measurements: 2.75 inches high (7 cms) roman circa 1st century bc-1st century ad. Each made of cylindrical rosette with open work, with carnelian stones attached at the end of extended little chains. Wearable. 2.75 inches high (7 cms). Total weight is 15.6 grams. ex. Private collection; ex. European art market.
Item Price : $4300.00
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Roman Gold Finger Ring, 1st - 2nd Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080080/Antique-ROMAN-GOLD-FINGER-RING--1ST---2ND-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman date: 1st - 2nd century ad material: gold condition: intact, exceptional condition provenance: ex. West coast collection measurements: european size 17 this ring is made of gold surrounding a carnelian oval stone that displays a filleted cornucopia. Roman, circa 1st - 2nd century ad, weighs 3.3 grams. ex. West coast collection.
Item Price : $2200.00
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Roman Gold Finger Ring, 2nd - 4th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080081/Antique-ROMAN-GOLD-FINGER-RING--2ND---4TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman date: 2nd - 4th century ad material: gold condition: intact, exceptional condition provenance: ex. West coast collection measurements: european size 7 made of gold, surrounding a central carnelian stone within a black and white setting, roman circa 2nd-4th century ad. Weighs 1.5 grams. ex. West coast collection.
Item Price : $1350.00
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A Bactrian Gold And Lapis Lazuli Necklace, 1500 - 1000 Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080082/Antique-A-BACTRIAN-GOLD-AND-LAPIS-LAZULI-NECKLACE--1500---1000-BC Culture: near eastern. date: 1500 - 1000 bc. material: lapis lazuli / gold. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: intact, superb, wearable. measurements: 19 inches long, (48 cms). consisting of 51 beads in lapis lazuli, and 16 gold beads.
Item Price : $2200.00
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A Bactrian Necklace In Gold And Lapis Lazuli, 1500 - 1000 Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080083/Antique-A-BACTRIAN-NECKLACE-IN-GOLD-AND-LAPIS-LAZULI--1500---1000-BC Culture: near eastern. date: 1500 - 1000 bc. material: gold / lapis lazuli. provenance: ex: early ptivate collection. condition: intact, superb, wearable. measurements: 18 inches long, (45 cms). consisting of 15 large beads in lapis lazuli, 32 small lapis lazuli beads, and 24 gold beads.
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A Pendant / Bead / And Gold Necklace, 2nd Millenium Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080084/Antique--A-PENDANT---BEAD---AND-GOLD-NECKLACE--2ND-MILLENIUM-BC Culture: western asiatic. date: 2nd millenium bc. material: stone, glass, carnelian, and gold beads, and pendant head of bearded man. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: superb intact, re strung with modern gold clasp. Wearable. measurements: 24 inches long, (60 cms
Item Price : $1700.00
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Greek Geometric Lidded Pyxis http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079317/Antique-GREEK-GEOMETRIC-LIDDED-PYXIS Culture: greek. date:8th century b.C. condition: superb, intact, with original lid, very pretty green shades of patina. Mounted on a custom base stand. provanenance: ex: german private collection; ex: new york city art market. measurements: 3.75 inches high, (9.5 cms), 3.5 inches wide, (9 cms). this pyxis is a beautiful example of the "sickle" type, so named because the shape of the vessel resembles that of a sickle. Linear incisions ornament the vessel's body. This type was most probably used to hold prefumes or smaller precious objects. This type most likely originated in macedonia, although two such pyxides were found at samos. Cf: for a related example, see no. 120 in vokotopoulou, ed, macedonians, the northern greeks.
Item Price : $3900.00
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A Western Asiatic Carnelian And Gold Necklace, 2nd - 3rd Century http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080085/Antique-A-WESTERN-ASIATIC-CARNELIAN-AND-GOLD-NECKLACE--2ND---3RD-CENTURY Culture: western asiatic. date: 2nd - 3rd century ad. material: carnelian and gold beads. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: superb, re strung with a modern gold clasp, wearable. measurements: 20 inches long, (50 cms). we have been fortunate to acquire a superb early collection of ancient beaded necklaces. This necklace is one of those. cf: for a closely similar example but without gold beads, see christie's ancient jewelry auction, new york, december 8, 2005, lot 23, (estimate $1,500 - 2,500, sold for $4,560).
Item Price : $3700.00
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Byzantine Silver Communion Plate, 6th Cent Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080086/Antique-BYZANTINE-SILVER-COMMUNION-PLATE--6TH-CENT-AD Culture: byzantine. date: 6th century ad. material: silver. condition: intact, with a tiny rip on the edge. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: 6.75 inches in diameter (17 cms). made of silver and decorated with a cross in the center facing four petals buds, with ten additional flower like buds surrounding the rim. All ancient roman and byzantine silver are quite rare and this plate is no exception.
Item Price : $4350.00
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Greek Geometric Lidded Pyxis, 8th - 7th Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079319/Antique-GREEK-GEOMETRIC-LIDDED-PYXIS--8TH---7TH-CENTURY-BC Culture: greek. date: late 8th century - early 7th century b.C. material: bronze. provenance: ex: german art market; ex: prominent u.S. East coast private collection. condition: intact, with green patina. measurements: 3.1 inches high, (7.7 cms). featuring a lidded pyxis, the lid handle in the form of a bird's head and neck. A very rare early greek pyxis. cf: cat. No. 80, fig. 1, pp- 98-99, geometric bronzes, glories of the past, ancient art from the shelby white and leon levy collection.
Item Price : $1750.00
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Important Large Mosaic Group, 2nd - 3rd Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079575/Antique-IMPORTANT-LARGE-MOSAIC-GROUP--2ND---3RD-CENTURY-AD Culture: roman. date: 2nd - 3rd century a.D. condition: mounted on a light cement board, intact, with some minor restoration. provenance: ex: european provate collection; ex: new york art market; ex: prominent u.S. East coast private collection. measurements: 71 inches high, (181 cms), x 71.5 inches wide, (182 cms). the greek myth of ariadne offers hope to all who have felt the sting of love rejected. It tells of triumph after defeat, of sweetest success after the harshest sorrow. According to the myth, ariadne was the daughter of king minos of crete. She helped theseus slay her monstrous half-brother, known as the minotaur, by teaching him to use a golden thread as a path within the labyrinth where the minotaur lived. Theseus killed the monster then followed the golden thread to freedom, he then claimed ariadne for his own. They escaped from crete upon a waiting ship, running from crowds of citizens angered by theseusâs murder of their half-bull/half-human prince. As they sailed the world, ariadne was certain she had won the heart of the hero in return for her brilliance, her loyalty, and her love. After all, she had betrayed those closest to her to save theseus. When theseus finally brought their ship to the faraway island of naxos, ariadne thought they would live there forever in bliss. Instead, he abandoned her upon the island, sailing off without an apology. Such was her thanks for saving him. Ariadne was heart broken, as she felt she was the foolish than the beloved of theseus, as she thought of killing herself out of shame and sorrow. But the muses took pity upon her. They hovered around her as soft as winds, and whispered into her ear of a worthier love and a loftier fate. This made no sense to her, for she could not see beyond her abandonment by theseus. Then a bronze chariot appeared on the horizon. The muzes whispered it held a new bridegroom for ariadne. As the chariot drew closer, ariadne saw it was draped with vines and grape clusters and was driven by dionysos, the god of divine intoxication, who loved ariadne for her bravery and loyalty. Her heart was immediatley healed by dionysos's admiration and loving embrace. Dionysos and ariadne were then wed, and she lived forever with her immortal husband in ecstatic triumph. this important and exceptional mosaic, commemorating the love story of dionysos, (bacchus), and ariadane. featuring dionysos seated with eros, (cupid), standing below, and ariadne standing to his left, she is holding a grape cluster.
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A Byzantine Gold And Glass Disk, 10th - 12th Century Ad http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080087/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-GOLD-AND-GLASS-DISK--10TH---12TH-CENTURY-AD Culture: byzantine. date: 10th - 12th century ad. material: gold/ glass. provenance: ex: private collection. condition: intact. measurements: 15/16 inch in diameter, (2.4 cms). weight: 5.1 grams. may have been used as part of a brooch. cf: for a similar example, see christie's new york, ancient jewelry auction, 9 december 2004 lot 204.
Item Price : $250.00
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Roman Geometrical Mosaic Panel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079576/Antique-ROMAN-GEOMETRICAL-MOSAIC-PANEL Culture: roman. date: 2nd - 4th century ad. material: tesserae stone. provenance: ex: european private collection, ex: nyc antiquities dealer. condition: intact, superb, cast in light cement. measurements: 54.25 inches long, (138 cms), 18.25 inches high, (46.5 cms). an exceptionally fine mosaic featuring a central row of cubesrendered in perspective against a black background, and framed on top and bottom by a wave pattern. cf: for an almost identical parallel, see lot67, sotheby's new york antiquities auction, 11 december 2002, (sold for $50,788). See also lot 75, sotheby's new york antiquities auction, 12 june 2003, (sold for $31,200).
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Etruscan Bronze Female Votary, 6century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080088/Antique-ETRUSCAN-BRONZE-FEMALE-VOTARY--6CENTURY-BC Culture: etruscan. date: 6th century b.C. material: bronze. condition: intact, mounted on a custom base. provenance: ex prof. Hugo munsterberg (1916-1995) collection, new palz, new york, acquired from ca. measurements: h. 3 3/4 n. (9.5 cm.) wearing a long peplos with incised folds, which she grasps with her left hand. Her right hand is slightly extended to her right, palm forward and stiffly opened thumb upward.
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Greek Spouted Bronze Oinochoe, 450 Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079321/Antique-GREEK-SPOUTED-BRONZE-OINOCHOE--450-BC Culture: greek. date: 450 b.C. material: bronze. provenance: ex: new york art market; ex: american private collection. condition: complete, with minor repair, nice greenish patina. measurements: 7.75 inches high, (19.8 cms). the handle below the shoulder terminating in the mask of a maenad. cf: lot 95, sotheby's new york antiquities auction, 13 june 1996; also cat. No. 423, pp. 296-97, greek etruscan & roman bronzes, museum of fine arts, boston.
Item Price : $2350.00
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Etruscan Bronze Oinochoe, 5th Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080089/Antique-ETRUSCAN-BRONZE-OINOCHOE--5TH-CENTURY-BC Culture: etruscan. date: 5th century bc. material: bronze. condition: intact, with green patina. provenance: ex: us east coast private collection; ex: german art market. measurements: 8 inches high (20 cms). the body with a footed base and a short neck terminating in a circular rim. The single faceted handle cast separately, terminating in a palmette below. The join to the rim terminating in two rotellae. cf: lot 127, christie's new york antiquities auction, 9 december 2008, (est. $5,000 - $7,000, sold for $6,000).
Item Price : $2350.00
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Etruscan Silenus Head Attachment, 5th Cent Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1080090/Antique-ETRUSCAN-SILENUS-HEAD-ATTACHMENT--5TH-CENT-BC Culture: etruscan. date: 5th century b.C. meterial: bronze. condition: intact, superb, with custom base stand. provenance: ex: american private collection; ex: german art market. measurements: 2.75 inches (7 cms). from a situla, in the form of the head of silenus, his brows arched with thick beard and moustache, his short horns terminate in animal heads. cf: lot 140, christie's new york antiquities auction, 8 june 2007 (sold $2,280), see also lot 84,christie's south kensington antiquities auction, 5 october 2000 (sold $3,300).
Item Price : $1350.00
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Hellenistic Herakles, Wrestling The Nemean Lion, 2nd Century Bc http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079323/Antique-HELLENISTIC-HERAKLES--WRESTLING-THE-NEMEAN-LION--2ND-CENTURY-BC Culture: hellenistic. date: early 2nd century bc. material: bronze. provenance: ex: american private collection. measurements: h. 4 in. (10.2cm). losses to lower legs of both; brownish-red and green patina. the animal's forepaws grappling the hero about the waist, its head firmly gripped under his left arm. Probably from alexandria.
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Greek Bronze Nude Kouros Larger Image Greek Bronze Nude Kouros Greek Bronze Nude Kouros Greek Bronze Nude Kouros Greek Bronze Nude Kouros http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079324/Antique-GREEK-BRONZE-NUDE-KOUROS-larger-image---GREEK-BRONZE-NUDE-KOUROS-GREEK-BRONZE-NUDE-KOUROS-GREEK-BRONZE-NUDE-KOUROS--GREEK-BRONZE-NUDE-KOUROS Culture: greek. date: 6th century bc. material: bronze. provenance: ex: professor hugo munsterberg (1916-1995), new palz, new york, ex: royal atehna galleries. condition: intact, mounted, with dark brown patina. measurments: 4 inches high, (10.2 cms). all early greek bronzes are very rare, and indeed this example is within such category. cf: for a closely related example, see cat. No. 28, pp. 30 - 31, greel etruscan and roman bronzes, museum of fine arts, boston.
Item Price : $3900.00
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Roman Mosaic Panel With Ivy Scroll http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079580/Antique-ROMAN-MOSAIC-PANEL-WITH-IVY-SCROLL Culture: roman. date: 3rd - 4th century ad. material: tesserae provenance: ex: european private collection. Ex: nyc antiquities market. condition: intact, superb set in light cement, with some repair.. measurements: 54.25 inches long, (138 cms), 18.25 inches wide, (46 cms). this mosaic fragmet featuring a central ivy scroll depicted against a black background with bands of geometric wave designs on top and bottom. This type of mosaics with decorative bands generally served as borders for larger figural panels that were placed in the center.
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Greek Marble Head Of A Young Girl With Melon Coiffure http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079327/Antique-GREEK-MARBLE-HEAD-OF-A-YOUNG-GIRL-WITH-MELON-COIFFURE Culture: greek. date: 4th - 3rd century b.C. condition: intact, mounted on a custom base. provenance: ex: new york art market; ex: prominenet american private collection. measurements: 5 inches high, (12.5 cms). cf. Lot 140, christies new york antiquities auction, 5 june 1998, (realized then $27,600); votive sculptures of children have been found at many sites in greece, some in a funerary context. Another close parallel to our present example, are statue of small girls from the sanctuary of artemis at brauron in attica, where young girls called arktoi, or "little bears", performed a bear-dance at the annual festival. cp. P. G. Themelis, brauron: guide to the sanctuary and the museum, pp. 70-71. c. Vermeule and a. Brauer, stone sculptures, the greek roman and etruscan collections of the harvard university art museum, no. 27; m. True and a. Herrmann, a passion for antiquities: the barbara and lawrence fleischman collection, no. 50. Search for alexander, rom, no. S-28.
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Roman Mosaic Wreath Panel http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079583/Antique-ROMAN-MOSAIC-WREATH-PANEL Culture: roman. date: 3rd - 4th century ad. material: tesserae stone. provenance: ex: american private collection. Ex: nyc antiquities market. condition: intact, mounted on a light cement panel, with areas of restoration. measurements: 54..25 inches long, (138 cms), 18.25 inches wide, (46.5 cms). this mosaic featuring a wreath depicted against a black background with bands of geometric designs on top and bottom. This typw of mosaics usually border larger central figures.
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Two Roman Theatrical Masks Mosaic http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079585/Antique-TWO-ROMAN-THEATRICAL-MASKS-MOSAIC Culture: roman. date: 2nd - 4th century ad. material: tesserae stone. provenance: ex: european private collection, ex: nyc antiquities dealer. condition: intact, superb, cast in light cement. measurements: 45.75 inches long, (116.2 cms), 25.25 inches high, (64 cms). an exceptionally fine mosaic featuring two tragic theatrical masks in multi coloresd tesserae. cf: for a closely related mosaic, (two faces but not masks), see lot 144, sotheby's new york, antiquities and islamic works of art, 8 december 2000, (sold for $58,250).
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Late Roman, Early Byzantine Wall Painting http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079587/Antique-LATE-ROMAN--EARLY-BYZANTINE-WALL-PAINTING Culture: roman/ byzantine. date: 6th - 7th century ad. material: plaster/ gypsum. provenance: ex: early private collection. condition: intact, set in a light cement. measurements: 31 inches high, (79 cms), 30 inches wide, (76 cms). depicting a cross and an animal. A very rare depiction and well preserved fresco, (wall paintings). Generally frescos are well sought after and command high premiums in auctions. cf: for a closely similar example. See pp 418 - 420, decade, a decade of archeology and history in the lebanon, claude doumet-serhal, for other frescas but with different depictions, compare to lot 578, christie's new york antiquities auction, 7 december 2000, (featured on front cover with a flying eros), also lots 29/30, bonham's london antiquities auction, 29 april 2009,
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Hellenistic Marble Head Of Apollo, 2nd - 1st Century B.c. http://www.antiques.com/classified/1079333/Antique-HELLENISTIC-MARBLE-HEAD-OF-APOLLO--2nd---1st-Century-B-C- Culture: hellenistic. date: 2nd - 1st century b.C. material: marble. provenance: ex french private collection; a. Von s. Collection, new york, acquired from royal-athena. measurements: h. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.). the sun god, with an oval face and a steadfast gaze, his centrally parted hair is pulled to the back, and a tress falls down either side of his neck.
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