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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/ A Parthian Glazed Ceramic Pilgrim Flask http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139779/Antique-A-PARTHIAN-GLAZED-CERAMIC-PILGRIM-FLASK C. 1st-3rd century a.D. this flask consists of a circular body with a flat front and back sides, a slender neck with an everted rim below which sits a decorative band, a single ring handle on the right shoulder and two small feet. The front is decorated with a recessed stylized rosette. Remnants of turquoise blue glaze can be found on various parts of the flask and would originally have filled in the recesses surrounding the rosette making it look quite different than it does today. Similar flasks of this type have been in use by various cultures since as early as the 2nd millennium b.C., although glazing was not regularly used on these objects in the region until the 2nd century b.C.. The style and shape of the vessel is typical of a parthian flask of this kind while the central rosette decoration was most likely adopted from earlier ptolemaic examples. the parthian empire originated in the area of what is now northeast iran, along the caspian sea. Originally a semi-nomadic people they clashed against the seleucid dynasty in the 3rd century b.C. Following the death of alexander the great and eventually became the dominate power in the region. During its height the empire reached to the persian gulf in the south and encapsulated the tigris and euphrates in the west, with the residence of the kings being placed in ctesiphon on the tigris river. It was not until their defeat by the sassanians in the 3rd century a.D. That their empire came to an end. 4.05 x .82 x 2.83 inches (10.3 x 2.1 x 7.2 cms) export approval from israel antiquities authority

Item Price : $2250.00
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Three Canaanite Clay Oil Lamps http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139780/Antique-THREE-CANAANITE-CLAY-OIL-LAMPS- Bronze age; c. 2350-1400 b.C. a collection of three clay oil lamps found in hebron. first: early bronze to middle bronze age; c. 2350-1750 bc. four spout lamp. The walls of the lamp are about 5 mm thick, and the lamp has a flat, unfinished bottom. Traces of soot are visible in each of the four wick rests , traces of the potterâs wheel on oil lamp body. Intact and very good condition. 5.55 x 1.89 inches (14.1 x 4.8 cms) second: middle bronze age; c. 2200-1550 b.C. a single spout lamp with rim straight up resembling a bowl. Lamp fabric is gritty gray clay with large quartz inclusions. The lamp has a slightly rounded tool-scraped bottom, and the wick rest has little soot, intact and very good condition. 4.37 x 3.6 x 1.14 inches (11.1 x 9.2 x 2.9 cms) third: late bronze age i; c. 1550-1400 bc. formed of pinkish clay, with a flat bottom and a deep bowl. Burnished on a potterâs wheel. A trace of soot on the single spout. In the few places where the inner clay is exposed, it has coarse grits. In good and original condition some minor chips on rim. 5.7 x 5.35 x 1.65 inches (14.5 x 13.6 x 4.2 cms) three lucite stands, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: israeli and avida, âoil lamps from eretz israel: the louis and carmen warschaw collection at the israel museum, jerusalem.â, (jerusalem, 1988) noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collection.â, (old city press: israel, 2004)
Item Price : $775.00
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A Jewish-samaritan Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139781/Antique-A-JEWISH-SAMARITAN-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP C. 5th-6th century a.D. a pear shaped oil lamp with an elongated nozzle and four pointed star handle, two circles on the base and two lines flanking the nozzle. Partially broken filling hole. Decorated with pointed amphora and several bunch of grapes . Most likely of jewish production. Found in sebastia-samaria. In good and original condition, no restoration or repair. 3.58 x 2.56 x 1.78 inches (9.1 x 6.5 x 3.5 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: israeli and avida, âoil lamps from eretz israel: the louis and carmen warschaw collection at the israel museum, jerusalem.â, (the israel museum: jerusalem, 1988). noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004). ******** the population living in the samaria region was mainly samaritan but also included jews, christians and pagans. The samaritans developed a unique culture, including special symbols, art and lamps. The samaritan lamps are characterized by their shape and decorations and appear from the end of the roman period to the early islamic period. Other populations in the region used the lamps as well, and they are found throughout israel and jordan.
Item Price : $325.00
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Eight Hellenistic Terracotta Isis-aphrodite Fragments http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139782/Antique-EIGHT-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-ISIS-APHRODITE-FRAGMENTS- C. 3rd-1st century b.C. a collection of eight mold made terracotta heads of isis-aphrodite from fayum, egypt. In various conditions. sizes range from 1.40 inches (3.5 cms) to 2.80 inches (7cms) high worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority *********** isis, the egyptian goddess of fertility, was also endowed with magical powers. Isis worship reached its peak in the 4th century b.C. In egypt, spreading from alexandria throughout the ancient greek world. In 86 b.C., the tripartite cult of isis, her son horus and her brother-husband serapis (the greek name for osiris), was introduced into rome and became one of the most popular branches of roman religion. With the roman conquest of egypt in 30 b.C., the cultural cross-pollination came full circle. Greco-roman gods, goddesses and religious traditions came to egypt and were often combined with older traditions. As a result, the greek goddess aphrodite was worshipped alongside the egyptian goddess isis; attributes of the two were merged in isis-aphrodite.
Item Price : $495.00
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Six Hellenistic Terracotta Isis-aphrodite Fragments http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139783/Antique-SIX-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-ISIS-APHRODITE-FRAGMENTS- C. 3rd-1st century b.C a collection of six mold made terracotta heads of isis-aphrodite. From fayum, egypt. In varying conditions. sizes range from 1.80 inches (4.5 cms) to 2.50 inches (6.5 cms) worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price export approval from israel antiquities authority ********** isis, the egyptian goddess of fertility, was also endowed with magical powers. Isis worship reached its peak in the 4th century b.C. In egypt, spreading from alexandria throughout the ancient greek world. In 86 b.C., the tripartite cult of isis, her son horus and her brother-husband serapis (the greek name for osiris), was introduced into rome and became one of the most popular branches of roman religion. With the roman conquest of egypt in 30 b.C., the cultural cross-pollination came full circle. Greco-roman gods, goddesses and religious traditions came to egypt and were often combined with older traditions. As a result, the greek goddess aphrodite was worshipped alongside the egyptian goddess isis; attributes of the two were merged in isis-aphrodite.
Item Price : $445.00
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A Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139784/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP C. 500 - 700 a.D. mold made with double-convex body comprised of two perfectly symmetrical , ovoid halves joined together. With a large, ovoid, filling hole , high curved handle and decorative patterns covering the body and base of the lamp. Composed of black- gray clay. From the transjordan region. In very good condition. 3.86 x 2.2 x 1.54 inches (9.8 x 5.6 x 3.9 cms) lucite stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority.
Item Price : $240.00
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A Darom Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139785/Antique-A-DAROM-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- C. 70-150 a.D. a darom mold-made oil lamp with triangles and lines around filling hole, a ring base, and a knob handle. The triangles in the decorative motif bow outward and most likely represent flower petals or leaves. Found in judea. In excellent and original condition. 4 x 2.87 x 1.5 inches (10.2 x 7.3 x 3.8 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: israeli and avida, âoil lamps from eretz israel: the louis and carmen warschaw collection at the israel museum, jerusalem.â, (the israel museum: jerusalem, 1988). noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004). ********* darom lamps were manufactured in judaea after the destruction of the second temple in 70 ce, when the urban population, including artists and craftsmen, fled jerusalem. These are the first decorated lamps made by jews and intended for jewish use.
Item Price : $425.00
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An Israelite Oil Lamp And Dipper Juglet http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139786/Antique-AN-ISRAELITE-OIL-LAMP-AND-DIPPER-JUGLET- Iron age ii; 930-586 b.C. a wheel made clay oil lamp with everted rim, low disk base pinched to form spout. Found in hebron. In good condition with very minor restoration. a black, clay âdipper jugletâ used to fill an oil lamp. Round body with slender neck, attached handle from neck to shoulder. Very nice burnished slip. Found in hebron. In very good and original condition. lamp: 2 x 4.95 inches (5.2 x 13.2 cms) juglet: 3.5 inches (8.9 cms) high custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: ruth, amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ, (rutgers university, 1970). *********** the production of pottery was one of manâs great innovations in the later stages of the prehistoric period and one of the most important landmarks in the long process of transition from the nomadic life of hunters and food-gatherers towards a settled existence.
Item Price : $1400.00
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A Herodian Terracotta Oil Lamp And Alabastron http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139787/Antique-A-HERODIAN-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP-AND-ALABASTRON C. 37 b.C. -70 a.D. wheel made oil lamp made of circular body with raised rim around filling hole and volute nozzle. Alabastron (ancient perfume bottle)wheel made using pale clay. Found in jerusalem. Both in very good and original condition. lamp: 2.76 x 2.4 inches (7 x 6 cms) alabastron: 4.72 x .79 inches (12 x 2 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. a copy of âholy land pottery at the time of jesusâ by stanislao loffreda included with purchase bibliography: stanislao loffreda, âholy land pottery at the time of jesus: early roman period (63 b.C.-70 a.D.)â, (jerusalem: 2003). noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004). ********** known as herodian because of its widespread use during the reign of herod the great in israel (circa 37 bc to 4 bc), this lamp was wheelmade with the spout applied by hand. Thus, every herodian lamp is slightly different. The type remained in use up to about ad 150 in some parts of the holy land, but is normally considered to have gone out of general use by ad 70. Although mainly confined to the jerusalem area, they have also been found at herodian, masada, and other jewish settlements in the region.
Item Price : $950.00
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A Hellenistic Terracotta Head Of Dionysos http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139788/Antique-A-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-HEAD-OF-DIONYSOS- C. 3rd-1st century b.C. a terracotta head of dionysos, the greek god of wine, originally part of a larger mold made figure. Remnants of paint and fine incised and applied details present. From fayum, egypt. 2.50 inches (6 cms) high shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority ******** dionysos (or dionysus) was the great olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking cup, leopard and fruiting vine. He was usually accompanied by a troop of satyrs and mainades (female devotees or nymphs).
Item Price : $285.00
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A Hellenistic Terracotta Figure Of Eros-harpokrates http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139789/Antique-A-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-FIGURE-OF-EROS-HARPOKRATES C. 3rd-1st century b.C. fragment of a hellenistic egyptian figure of eros-harpokrates. The diety wears the calathos surmounted by the double crown of egypt. Made from a two part mold with fine incised and applied details. From fayum, egypt. 3.60 inches (9cms) high shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority ********* eros-harpokrates was one of many egyptian and greek deities to become combines during the hellenistic period. He is the combination of eros, the greek god of love and horus, the son of isis. It is the aspect of the egyptian horus which is stressed as opposed to the romantic and sexual aspects of eros. Other such combinations from the period include isis-aphrodite and zeus-serapis.
Item Price : $375.00
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A Hellenistic Terracotta Head Of A Woman Or A Goddess http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139790/Antique-A-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-HEAD-OF-A-WOMAN-OR-A-GODDESS C. 3rd-1st century b.C. a fragment of a mold made head from fayum, egypt with fine incised and applied details and remnants of polychrome. 2.50 inches (6 cm) high worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority.
Item Price : $185.00
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An Egyptian Faience Cosmetic Container http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139791/Antique-AN-EGYPTIAN-FAIENCE-COSMETIC-CONTAINER New kingdom, 19th-20th dynasty, 1307-1070 b.C. an excellent example of egyptian faience, light blue in color with black paint foliate decoration on neck and body. Nice natural patina. This type of vessel was extremely common in new kingdom egypt with several similar examples currently in the british museum. Found in samaria. Imported to the holy land during the late bronze age, most likely by the canannites. In good condition, minor chip from antiquity on rim. 2 x 2.8 inches (5 x 7.1 cms) custom lucite stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority bibliography: jonathan tubb, âbible lands , discover the story of the holy landâ, (new york,1991), 15.
Item Price : $1550.00
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An Egyptian Faience Votive Cup With Inscriptions http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139792/Antique-AN-EGYPTIAN-FAIENCE-VOTIVE-CUP-WITH-INSCRIPTIONS- New kingdom, 19th-20th dynasty, 1307-1070 b.C. a narrow, cylindrical bodied cup tapering to a conical foot. Light green in color with hieroglyphic inscriptions written in dark blue on the body. Found in samaria. In very good and original condition. 1.80 inches (4.8 cms) high custom lucite stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority. ********** votive cup: vessels used for a variety of ritual functions and offerings, generally used for oils and other substances. egyptian faience is a non-clay ceramic displaying surface vitrification which creates a bright blue-green luster. It is called 'egyptian faience' to distinguish it from faience which refers to the ambiguous term frit and a type of pottery now know as majolica: a tin glazed ware originally produced in faenza in northern italy. egyptian faience, both locally produced and exported from egypt, occurs widely in the ancient world, and is well known from mesopotamia, the mediterranean and in northern europe as far away as scotland
Item Price : $950.00
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A Mesopotamian Terracotta Figure Of Baal http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139793/Antique-A-MESOPOTAMIAN-TERRACOTTA-FIGURE-OF-BAAL C. 1st millennium b.C. a standing, plank type pottery idol with stubby arms outstretched at shoulders, wearing an applied, incised decorated necklace. Relief facial features, incised hairdo with applied ringlets. In good condition. Repair and restoration to lower half of the figure. 6.4 inches (15.5 cms) high custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority *********** baal (bay' uhl) lord of canaanite religion and seen in the thunderstorms, baal was worshiped as the god who provided fertility. He proved a great temptation for israel. âbaalâ occurs in the old testament as a noun meaning, âlord, owner, possessor, or husband,â and as a proper noun referring to the supreme god of the canaanites, and often to the name of a man. According to 1 chronicles 5:5, baal was a descendant of reuben, jacob's firstborn son, and the father of beerah. Baal was sent into exile by tiglath-pileser, king of assyria. The genealogical accounts of saul's family listed in 1 chronicles 9:35-36 indicates that the fourth son of jehiel was named baal. as a fertility and storm god, baal is a common semitic * word that means "lord" or "owner." the title was given to the local god of nearly every city in canaan. Because of the importance of rain to life in the dry lands of the near east, these local gods were usually associated with fertility and the cycle of wet and dry seasons. Baal developed into a single, widely known god, called lord of the earth and lord of the rain and dew.
Item Price : $1750.00
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A Large Hellenistic Terracotta Jug http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139794/Antique-A-LARGE-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-JUG- C. 333-63 b.C. this vessel consists of an ovoid base atop a small foot, a wide neck with everted rim and a single handle from rim to shoulder. Made on a potterâs wheel the red paint decoration is still visible around the neck and on the body of the vessel. Most likely used for the storage of precious liquids such as wine of olive oil. Found in bethlehem. In very good condition, minor chip on rim and neck. dimensions: 10 x 7 inches (26 x 17.3 cms) one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price export approval from israel antiquities authority bibliography: ancient pottery of transjordan, andrews university press ************* the hellenistic period in the holy land technically begins with the defeat of the persian empire by alexander the great (334-323). Greek influence had entered the persian world much earlier, for greek mercenaries fought in persian armies and greek traders introduced wares and ideas from the hellenistic world. The period terminates with the conquest of palestine in 63 by pompey, the roman.
Item Price : $750.00
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A Canaanite-egyptian Abydos Jug http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139795/Antique-A-CANAANITE-EGYPTIAN-ABYDOS-JUG Early bronze age ii; c. 3300-2700 b.C. an abydos war jug with ovoid body, cylindrical neck, flat base and a handle from neck to shoulder. Terracotta with red slip. Found in jericho. Very nice condition with minor chip on rim. 10 x 4.5 inches (26 x 12 cms) shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority bibliography: ruth amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ, (rutgers university press, 1970) , p.74-76. ********** abydos ware (a-by-dos ware). Pottery of canaanite (syro-palestinian) origin found in the royal tombs of the first and second dynasties (the old kingdom) at abydos, saqqara, abusir el-melek, and other sites in upper egypt, dating to early bronze age ii (3300-2700 bce). The pottery, often red-rose slipped and burnished or painted with geometric motifs, includes jugs, bottles, and jars. Most common are the red-slipped jugs, some of a hard-baked "metallic" quality, with handles attached to the rim and a typical stamped base. This pottery class took its name from abydos, the first site at which it was found, in upper egypt.
Item Price : $1350.00
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A Calcolithic Terracotta Jar http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139796/Antique-A-CALCOLITHIC-TERRACOTTA-JAR C. 3800-3500 b.C. extremely rare jar with round body, lug handles and flat base. Painted decoration and rope ornamentation present. Made by the ghassulian culture of the chalcolithic southern levant. Found in jericho. In good condition with minor restoration on rim of vessel. 3.8 x 3.9 inches (9.8 x 9.9 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: ruth amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ,(rutgers university press, 1970), p.22- p.27. ************* ghassulian refers to an archaeological stage dating to the middle chalcolithic period in (c. 3800âc. 3350 bc) in the southern levant as well as the culture that inhabited the area at that time. Of the cultures in the southern levant during the chalcolithic period (c. 5000-3000 b.C.), the ghassulian (in the jordan valley) and beersheba (in the negev) cultures have provided the best assemblages for this period of pottery advancement. Rope ornamentation on this handmade pottery clearly suggests the practical strengthening of the clay vessels with various rope netting or binding. A wide variety of shapes and sizes suggests the proliferation of household and commercial uses for storage and transport of both dry and liquid products and merchandise. the chalcolithic (greek khalkos + lithos 'copper stone') period or copper age period [also known as the eneolithic (Ãneolithic)], is a phase in the development of human culture in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools. This is also the period from which one sees the first evidence for a simple potter's wheel - initially turned by hand, not by foot. However, most pots were still made by hand.
Item Price : $1450.00
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A Canaanite Terracotta Oil Juglet http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139797/Antique-A-CANAANITE-TERRACOTTA-OIL-JUGLET- Middle bronze age ii; c. 1850-1550 b.C. with ovoid body and flared rim, attached handle from rim to shoulder. Very nice earthy patina. Found in hebron. In very good and original condition. 7.3 x 3.3 inches (19 x 8.1 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority.
Item Price : $900.00
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A Daunian Terracotta Olpe http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139798/Antique-A-DAUNIAN-TERRACOTTA-OLPE- C. 450-350 b.C. a thin walled olpe (wine pitcher) with rounded body and flared mouth on a low ring foot. A small handle attached from body to rim. Decorated with an orange and dark brown band surrounded by smaller, concentric bands on the body of the vessel. An additional wider band on the inside of the mouth. In excellent condition. Intact except for three small flakes on the rim. 5.3 x 5.1 inches (13.5 x 15.2 cms) one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority **************** daunian: native italic peoples produced their own distinctive ceramic wares between the 6th and 4th centuries b.C. Although the daunian potters borrowed certain greek decorative motifs and shapes, they never abandoned their traditional local style which daunian taste seemed to demand. They took special delight in human, animal, and bird forms: vases with zoomorphic bodies, handles and appendages in the shapes of hands, ears, and faces. These vases often appear bizarre to the modern eye, especially when compared to the restrained elegance of their athenian counterparts, but their exuberance and charm is undeniable despite the popularity of greek and later south-italian greek figural pottery, daunian pottery continued its localized production to the end of the 4th century b.C. Daunian ware is more rustic compared to black-glazed and red-figure ware, and is characterized by rounded forms with geometric and linear patterns in earthen tones.
Item Price : $900.00
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A Daunian Ware Single Handled Juglet http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139799/Antique-A-DAUNIAN-WARE-SINGLE-HANDLED-JUGLET- C. 450-350 b.C. decorated terracotta, strap-handled juglet, painted with cream ground having deep brown and red-brown band decoration, spoked around rim, and draped dressing around base. In excellent and original condition. Light encrustations and very minor paint loss, otherwise intact. 4 x 4.3 inches (10 x 11.1 cms) worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority **************** part of the apulian area of italy, the daunian people were a native italic tribe. Their pottery is distinctive especially when compared to the greek vessels produced at the time. Although influenced by greek decorative motifs and shapes, they never abandoned their traditional local style which daunian taste seemed to demand. Daunian ware is more rustic compared to black-figure and red-figure ware, and is characterized by rounded forms with geometric and linear patterns in earthen tones. Later examples include preference for human, animal, and bird forms: vases with zoomorphic bodies, handles and appendages in the shapes of hands, ears, and faces. These vases often appear bizarre to the modern eye, especially when compared to the restrained elegance of their athenian counterparts, but their exuberance and charm is undeniable.
Item Price : $1650.00
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An Etrusco-corinthian Terracotta Alabastron http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139800/Antique-AN-ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN-TERRACOTTA-ALABASTRON- C. 5th century b.C. in conical form with wide base and slender neck, decorated with a band of 3 running felines at base and alternating orange and maroon bands above. Lobed ring on neck beneath widened, flat rim with small, strap handle. Repaired from four original pieces. 6.4 inches (15.5 cms) high worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. ********* the alabastron (pl. Alabastra) is a long-bodied vessel, with a flat disk for the mouth and a rounded bottom used for the holding perfumes. Examples of the shape have been found in a range of materials, including alabaster and glass.
Item Price : $1850.00
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A Rare Egyptian Terracotta Jug http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139801/Antique-A-RARE-EGYPTIAN-TERRACOTTA-JUG- Late bronze age; c. 1550-1200 b.C. the white slip terracotta vessel consists of a slightly ovoid body and wide, subtly flared neck. A single handle from shoulder to neck of vessel. In very good condition and extremely rare. 5.10 inches (12.6 cms) high export approval from israel antiquities authority. ********* egyptian pottery of this period were found in canaan indicating the close cultural and commercial contacts between egypt and the holy land during late bronze age . {when the israelites arrived in canaan in 1406 bc they had no material culture of their own since they had been living in the sinai as nomads for the previous 40 years. What is more, those with craft skills learned in egypt had died in the wilderness. As a result, the israelites purchased their pottery, tools and weapons from the canaanites making it difficult to distinguish israelites from canaanites until the israelites began making their own material items ca. 1200 bc} b a r 2008. late bronze age (about 1550-1200 b.C.) this period generally coincides with the vibrant new kingdom period in egypt when palestine primarily was under egyptian control, a rule that became more concentrated and demanding toward the end of the period. Canaan also maintained extensive trade connections with aegean and northeastern mediterranean powers.
Item Price : $1600.00
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A Canaanite Terracotta Pyxis With Three Handles http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139802/Antique-A-CANAANITE-TERRACOTTA-PYXIS-WITH-THREE-HANDLES- Late bronze age; c. 1550-1200 b.C. a charming pyxis with three small handles on the shoulder from the holy land. Found in bethlehem, the piece is in excellent condition with large amounts of original polychrome remaining in the form of red and brown painted geometric decoration. A series of concentric circles adorn the bottom of the vessel, with three bands on the body and a single red band remaining on and inside the everted rim. A crosshatched design is present between the handles on the shoulder and neck of the pyxis. This vessel was most likely used for storing trinkets, ointments or cosmetics. 3.25 x 3.50 inches (8.2 x 8.5 cms) plexiglass stand, one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority . bibliography: ruth amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ (rutgers university press, 1970), p. 180-185. *********** ointment: perfumed unguents or salves of various kinds used as cosmetics, medicine, and in religious ceremonies. The use of ointments and perfumes appears to have been a common practice in the ancient near east, including the hebrews. terminology the old testament uses various words to describe ointment. The most common, shemen, simply means oil (genesis 28:28; hosea 2:8). The old testament does not distinguish between oil and ointment. In the new testament, muron, âointmentâ (matthew 26:7; mark 14:3-4; luke 7:37-38) was a perfumed ointment.
Item Price : $1400.00
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An Elaborate Jewish Terracotta Torch http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139803/Antique-AN-ELABORATE-JEWISH-TERRACOTTA-TORCH C. 5th- 6th century a.D. a jewish terracotta torch composed of reddish clay, with cylindrical handle and flared, ribbed body. With decoration. Some patina present. Referred to in the talmud as an avookah shel aish. From samria (biblical shomron). In excellent and original condition. 5.9 inches (15 cms) high; 5.7 inches(14.5 cms) maximum diameter plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. ******** âa lamp is called a lamp, and the soul of man is called a lamp.â (babylonian talmud, shabbat 30b)
Item Price : $1450.00
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A Large Islamic Unglazed Pottery Jug http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139804/Antique-A-LARGE-ISLAMIC-UNGLAZED-POTTERY-JUG- C. 11th-12th century a.D. a well-formed unglazed pottery jug with attached handle from neck to shoulder, short ring base and strainer âfilterâ. Painted decoration with geometric and foliate motifs. In excellent and original condition. 10.82 inches (27.5 cms) high; 5.51 inches (14 cms) maximum diameter plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority.
Item Price : $2850.00
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A Cypriot Base-ring Ware Pottery Opium Jug http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139805/Antique-A-CYPRIOT-BASE-RING-WARE-POTTERY-OPIUM-JUG- Late bronze age; c. 1550-1200 b.C a large cypriot base-ring ware pottery jug , with single handle and tall cylindrical neck encircled by two molded bands, the vessel with rounded body and ring base , the relief decoration consisting of double-spiral motif on body, two bands around neck at join of handle and a further band around base of neck. Found in bethlehem. In excellent condition. 11.2 inches (28.2 cms) height; 5.8 inches (14.8 cms) maximum diameter; 4 inches (10.2 cms) rim diameter; 3.26 (8.3 cms) base diameter plexiglass stand, one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in the price export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: ruth amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ (rutgers university press, 1970) ************ this period generally coincides with the vibrant new kingdom period in egypt when palestine primarily was under egyptian control, a rule that became more concentrated and demanding toward the end of the period. Canaan also maintained extensive trade connections with aegean and northeastern mediterranean powers. Cypriot pitchers called âbilbilsâ and shaped as poppyseed heads (upside-down), were among the most popular palestinian imports. They may have been used to transport opium in wine or water from cyprus to other mediterranean sites base-ring ware was an important part of imported pottery in the holy land. Most typical of this group is the jug, with the slender oblique neck, standing on a ring. It featured a metallic, brown-gray-red burnished slip. The decoration is either painted or is relief lines. This type is known as âbilbilâ. Analysis of substances found inside some bilbil has shown that they were used to hold the drug opium. The shape of the jug is strikingly (and fittingly) like that of an upturned poppy head.
Item Price : $3250.00
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A Cypriot Terracotta Flask http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139806/Antique-A-CYPRIOT-TERRACOTTA-FLASK- Late bronze age; c. 1550-1200 b.C. a base ring ii ware pottery juglet consisting of a lentoid body with outer rim and a long, slender to neck with an everted rim. A small handle runs from the shoulder to the neck of the vessel. Found in bethlehem it is made of grey clay with fine black and larger white inclusions and decorated with a dark slip and milky white painted geometric design on the body and neck. Much spauling. Color variance of slip and surface due to firing. In excellent condition, all original, no repair or restoration work. 5.90 inch (15.0cm) high; 4.50 inch (11cm) maximum diameter plexiglass stand, one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price export approval from israel antiquities authority ********** cyprus: a large island of the eastern mediterranean, originally known as chittim the birthplace of barnabas (acts 4: 36); one of the places to which christian converts went during the persecution that followed the death of stephen (acts 11: 19-20); visited by paul and barnabas. the late bronze age (1,600-1,050 b.C.) was one of the most formative periods of the life of ancient cyprus. The island's international contacts extended from the aegean sea to the levant and the nile delta. (thutmose iii of egypt claimed cyprus as one of his conquests in about 1,500 b.C.)
Item Price : $1600.00
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A Canannite Tell El-yahudiyeh Ware Terracotta Juglet http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139807/Antique-A-CANANNITE-TELL-EL-YAHUDIYEH-WARE-TERRACOTTA-JUGLET Middle bronze age ii; c . 1750-1650 b.C. large and rare 'tell el-yahudiyeh ware' juglet. Comprised of round body, small cylindrical neck with everted rim and attached handle from rim to shoulder. Dark brown, burnished slip and incised decoration. Found in hebron. In excellent and original condition. 7.17 inches (18.2 cms) high; 5.5 inches (14 cms) maximum diameter plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: jonathan tubb, âcanaanitesâ, (london, the british museum press, 1998). ruth, amiran, âancient pottery of the holy landâ, (rutgers university, 1970), p. 118-121. ********* tell el-yahudiyeh (arabic: "the mound of the jews", variants: tell el-yehudiyeh, tell el-yahudiya) is an important archaeological site in the eastern delta region of egypt. vessels of this type were first identified by the excavator sir flinders petrie at the site of tell el-yahudiyeh in egypt, hence the name still used for the ware. It is now clear, however, that they were manufactured by canaanites as containers for luxury items such as perfumed oils. Mostly juglets, they are characteristically covered with a very dark brown, almost black, burnished slip. The decoration is incised and punctuated, and the resulting lines and holes are filled with white chalk to contrast with the vessel's surface tell el-yahudiyeh ware is widely found in egypt and canaan. Such interconnections between the two areas reflect the fact that egypt was again strong politically and economically. After a period of instability (the first intermediate period), egypt was reunified around 2000 bc with the start of the middle kingdom (about 2040-1750 bc). With a strong, centralized administration, trade routes could be re-opened. This encouraged a return to urban life in canaan, and renewed demand for luxury products such as the perfumed oils transported in these jars
Item Price : $2400.00
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A Jewish-samaritan Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139808/Antique-A-JEWISH-SAMARITAN-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- C. 4th-5th century a.D. a mold made lamp of buff clay with red paint on the upper body, geometric decoration on rim, trench on nozzle and unbroken discus. Found in samaria (biblical shomron). In very good and original condition. 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.38 inches (9.5 x 6.1 x 3.5 cms) plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978) noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004). ********* the lamp, in the form of a small clay bowl in which oil was burned, was the most common form of domestic lighting from very early times. As olive oil was plentiful in palestine, this was the fuel normally used in lamps. âas thou shalt command the children of yisraâel, that they bring pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn alwaysâ (exodus 27:20); the wick was usually made of flax. according to the mishna, a much greater variety of oils was used for lighting during the roman period, included oils extracted from sesame seeds, nuts, horseradish and vegetable resins: naptha (an inflammable oil, obtained by dry distillation of coal, shale, etc.) is also mentioned. .
Item Price : $265.00
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A Large Jewish-samaritan Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139809/Antique-A-LARGE-JEWISH-SAMARITAN-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- C. 5th-6th century a.D. elongated body with wide nozzle , decorated kite-shaped knob handle , covered with geometric and floral motives . Found in beit-shean. In very good and original condition. 5 x 2.83 x 1.46 inches (12.8 x 7.2 x 3.7 cms) plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978) noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004). ********** the samaritans known in the talmud as kuthim are an ethno-religious group of the levant. Ancestrally, they are descended from a group of israelite inhabitants that have connections to ancient samaria from the beginning of the babylonian exile up to the beginning of the christian era. The samaritans, however, derive their name not from this geographical designation, but rather from the term (Å¡ÄmÄrım), "keeper [of the law]".Religiously, they are the adherents to samaritanism, a religion based on the torah. Samaritans claim that their worship (as opposed to mainstream judaism) is the true religion of the ancient israelites, predating the jewish temple in jerusalem.
Item Price : $280.00
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A Hellenistic Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139810/Antique-A-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- C. 2nd-1st century b.C. mold made of cream clay with double convex body and long nozzle , triangular in shape , raised ring surrounding the wide filling hole, a slight circular base. Red slip on upper part of body and rim with radiating lines in relief. Found in jerusalem. In excellent and original condition. 3.35 x 2.6 x 1.26 inches (8.5 x 6.5 x 3.2 cms) plexiglas stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978) noam adler, âoil lamps of the holy landâ, (jerusalem, 2005) srdjin djuric, âancient lamps from the mediterraneanâ,(eika publishing, 1995)
Item Price : $215.00
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A Hellenistic Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139811/Antique-A-HELLENISTIC-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP C. 3rd - 1st century bc. mold made of reddish clay with red slip. Composed of a double convex body with long nozzle . Radiating lines in relief on rim and small amphora on nozzle. Earthy patina present. Found in judea. In very good condition. 3.62 x 2.28 x 1.1 inches (9.2 x 5.8 x 2.8 cms) plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978). noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004).
Item Price : $245.00
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An Islamic Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139812/Antique-AN-ISLAMIC-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- C. 7th-11th century a.D. a large mold made ovoid lamp on a circular foot and knobbed handle. Raised rim around fill hole surrounded by concentric circles filled with varying geometric forms on the body. The nozzle also decorated with geometric forms. Detail on lamp still well defined. Excellent and original condition. 1.81 x 3.07 x 4.05 inches (4.6 x 7.8 x 10.3 cms) plexiglass stand, one week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price export approval from israel antiquities authority . bibliography: qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978). noam adler, âa comprehensive catalog of oil lamps of the holy land from the adler collectionâ, (old city press: israel, 2004).
Item Price : $375.00
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A Herodian Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139813/Antique-A-HERODIAN-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP- Early herodian period; c. 37 b.C.-30 a.D. unique herodian oil lamp with two nozzles, wide filling hole, a spatulated nozzles and a flat bottom. Found in the holy land. In very good condition. 4.8 x 3.62 x 1.5 inches (12.2 x 9.2 x 3.8 cms) plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: joan goodnick westenholz, ed., âlet there be light â oil-lamps from the holy landâ, (bible lands museum, 2004) . stanislau loffreda, âlight and life: christian oil lamps of the holy landâ, (franciscan press, 2001). stanislau loffreda, âholy land pottery at the time of jesusâ, (franciscan press, 2001). qedem 8 , âancient lamps in the schloessinger collectionâ, (jerusalem, 1978) ************ herodian lamps were made on a potter's wheel, so with careful inspection one can usually see circular striations in the clay. The potter obliterated most of the striations when he rubbed the bottom and sides of the lamp to burnish it and close the pores. However, the potter could not burnish the interior of the lamp, so a spiral design can often be seen in the floor of the lamp as viewed through the filling hole. More minute circular striations can be found on the shoulders and on the rim and ledge around the filling hole of herodian lamps. Nautical archaeologist shelley wachsmann found a herodian oil lamp in association with the 1st century sea of galilee fishing boat that he excavated in 1986. Negev and gibson remark, "this find is important because it indicates that clay lamps were a part of working on the sea of galilee. It further suggests that fishermen had worked in the early morning and in the evenings when lighting would have been necessary." see matthew 5:4-5 and john 21:3 for gospel accounts of night fishing.
Item Price : $1750.00
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A Syro-hittite Terracotta Amphora With Applied Heads http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139814/Antique-A-SYRO-HITTITE-TERRACOTTA-AMPHORA-WITH-APPLIED-HEADS- C. 2nd millennium b.C. a large round bodies amphora with everted rim and two handles each with a head of a fertility goddess. In very good and original condition. 6.5 inches (17 cms) high; 7 inches (18 cms) diameter worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority *********** the hittites were an ancient anatolian people who spoke a language of the anatolian branch of the indo-european language family, and established a kingdom centered at hattusha in north-central anatolia ca. The 18th century bc. The hittite empire reached its height ca. The 14th century bc, encompassing a large part of anatolia, north-western syria about as far south as the mouth of the litani river (a territory known as amqu), and eastward into upper mesopotamia. After ca. 1180 bc, the empire disintegrated into several independent "neo-hittite" city-states, some surviving until as late as the 8th century bc idols are the first representation of the human form, perhaps the first sculpture of the ancient world. Images dating from prehistoric times have been found in stone and clay, and by the neolithic period, idol worship was a major component of religion in the ancient near east.
Item Price : $4200.00
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A Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamp http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139815/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-TERRACOTTA-OIL-LAMP C. Early 5th century a.D.- early 8th century a.D. to either side of the stylized palm tree are two devices which loffreda considers symbols representing flights of steps descending into and ascending out of a baptismal pool. The inscription runs clockwise around the lamp. It begins facing the shoulders, then switches to facing the center of the lamp, and reads : âthe light of christ enlightens allâ. ÃÃÃ (= "light", with a lunate sigma) ÃÃ (abbreviation of ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃ, = "of christ") ÃÃÃ (abbreviation and dialect-influenced spelling of ÃÃÃÃÃÃ, = "enlightens") ÃÃÃÃÃÃ (spelling variation of ÃÃÃÃÃ, with an extra alpha and lunate sigma fused with iota, = "to all"). Found in jerusalem. In very good condition. 3.5 inches (8.9 cms) long x 2.48 inches (6.3 cms) wide x 1.18 inches (3.0 cms) high. plexiglass stand, packing, shipping and handling, insurance and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority when buying this lamp you will also receive a free book on holy land oil lamps ********** psalms 119:105 your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. proverbs 13:9 the light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
Item Price : $375.00
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Three Cypriot Pottery Flasks http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139817/Antique-THREE-CYPRIOT-POTTERY-FLASKS Late bronze age; c. 1550-1200 b.C. three terracotta flasks found together in bethlehem. Imported to the holy land in antiquity. first : terracotta burnished slip juglet referred to as a âbilbilâ. Upturned, this juglet resembles an opium poppy capsule. Vertical slits that allow the narcotic sap to be collected are rendered on the body in either applied clay or paint. Some archaeologists suggest that the jugletâs distinctive shape advertised its narcotic contents. Although opium's anesthetic properties were recognized in antiquity and the drug is mentioned in egyptian medical texts, chemical analyses have yet to confirm that base ring juglets in fact contained opiates. In very good condition. 5.7 inches (14.5 cms) high second: also cypriot base ring flask with white paint still evident all around the graceful body of the vessel. In excellent condition. 5.5 inches (14 cms) high third: black burnished slip decorated flask. In very good condition with small minor chip 4.7 inches (12 cms) high three plexiglas or metal stands, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority. bibliography: harvard university -the cesnola collection, semitic museum . university at albany cypriot collection. jonathan tubb, âbible lands: discover the holy landsâ (new york: 1991), p. 39.
Item Price : $1725.00
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A Roman Glass Janus-head Flask http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139818/Antique-A-ROMAN-GLASS-JANUS-HEAD-FLASK C. 2nd-3rd century a.D. a pale green glass flask with iridescence. Such objects were mold blown using a two part mold to produce the body of the vessel in the form of the face of a slightly chubby child with curly hair on either side. An elongated neck and everted rim complete the flask. although, referred to as a janus-head flask there is no reason to assume that any particular person is depicted here, the term simply refers to any flask with a double human headed body of this style and was extremely popular during the roman period. While the iridescence causes the flask to appear rather opaque, in antiquity, the glass would have been almost clear with a pale green tinge as can be seen around the rim and neck of the flask. This pale green is caused by impurities in the sand which was one of the main ingredients in roman glass. This impurity was most often in the form of iron. 3.89 inches (9.9cms) high export approval from israel antiquities authority
Item Price : $1100.00
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A Byzantine Glass Pendant http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139819/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-GLASS-PENDANT- C. 5th century a.D. small mold made yellow glass pendant depicting a lion. From the byzantine period of the holy land. Iridescence present. In excellent and original condition. originally this piece would have been worn as an amulet, possibly for good luck. .9 inches (2.3 cms) high; .79 inches (2 cms) diameter worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority bibliography: yael israeli, âthe wonders of ancient glass at the israel museumâ, (jerusalem, 1998), 56.
Item Price : $250.00
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An Exceptional Roman Blown Glass Pitcher http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139820/Antique-AN-EXCEPTIONAL-ROMAN-BLOWN-GLASS-PITCHER C. 2nd-3rd century a.D. a high quality pitcher with a globular body, long neck and everted rim and applied handle from rim to shoulder. Fine iridescence. Found in jericho. Excellent, original condition. 4.8 inches (12 cms) plexiglass stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority bibliography: âthe wonders of ancient glass at the israel museumâ, (jerusalem, 1998) *********** the rise of the roman glassmaking industry roughly coincided with the discovery of glassblowing during the mid first century b.C. The technique revolutionized ancient glass production as its range of shapes and designs were produced so economically that glass became part of every average ancient household. Small glass bottles could have been used to store cosmetics. Large ones could have been tablewares such as cups or pitchers or storage containers. Some glass objects were left in sanctuaries as votive offerings or placed in tombs after their contents had been used to annoint the dead. glassblown vessels replaced the small core-formed glass bottles and jugs previously made by winding threads of molten glass around a sand or clay core that was removed after the glass had cooled. Glass could be free blown on the end of a blowpipe or blown into a mold for shaping purposes. Roman glassmakers also relied on casting glass with the lost-wax method or by fusing powdered glass under heat in a closed and reusable mold. Pinching, pushing, and pulling still-hot glass with pincers; altering the color of glass by adding certain metal oxides; and applying threads of additional molten glass to existing forms were among the many practices within the roman glass industry for further decorating their wares.
Item Price : $3500.00
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A Roman Glass Bead Necklace http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139823/Antique-A-ROMAN-GLASS-BEAD-NECKLACE- C. 1st century b.C.- 1st century a.D. a rare light blue glass beads necklace in excellent condition. Found in jerusalem. 25 inches (64 cms) plexiglas stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority. bibliography: yael israeli, âthe wonders of ancient glass at the israel museumâ, (jerusalem, 1998) n. Kunina, âancient glass in the hermitage collectionâ, (st. Petersburg, 1997)
Item Price : $2800.00
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An Early Roman Glass Perfume Flask http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139824/Antique-AN-EARLY-ROMAN-GLASS-PERFUME-FLASK- C. 1st century a.D. made of deep green glass, with small globular body and long cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim. Found in bethlehem. In excellent and original condition. 3.15 inches (8 cms) custom plexiglas stand, shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority bibliography: yael israeli, âthe wonders of ancient glass at the israel museumâ, (jerusalem, 1998) n. Kunina, âancient glass in the hermitage collectionâ, (st. Petersburg, 1997)
Item Price : $900.00
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A Scythian Gilt Bronze Bracelet With Ram Head Terminals http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139825/Antique-A-SCYTHIAN-GILT-BRONZE-BRACELET-WITH-RAM-HEAD-TERMINALS C. 5th century b.C. cast from bronze and gilded this excellent example of scythian metal work is well formed and terminates in two ram heads. Crafted with well-defined faces and prominent, curving horns, the gilding is most evident on the terminals and gives the viewer a sense of the splendor of this object when originally made. Remnants of the gilding are present over the entire object. Similar examples can be found at the ashmolean museum, oxford. the scythians were an indo-european people who lived primarily in the eurasian steppes around the black sea. At various points their empire included parts of modern crimea, kazakhstan, russia, poland, the ukraine valley, belarus, romania and northern india. The scythians were renowned for their metalwork, particularly their use of gold, as well as their agricultural prowess and acumen in battle. Although mentioned by the greek historian herodotus in a less than favorable light, as we can see from this excellent example the scythians were a culture of great aesthetic sensitivity with superior craftsmanship skills. 2.67 inches (6.8 cms) diameter; 67.50 grams export approval from israel antiquities authority
Item Price : $3200.00
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A Roman Bronze Figure Of An Infant http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139826/Antique-A-ROMAN-BRONZE-FIGURE-OF-AN-INFANT C. 1st century b.C.-1st century a.D. the nude infant rests on his right hip with right leg bent and placed under his left leg. The torso is slightly twisted at the waist as the child looks up at some unknown entity imploringly. The figureâs left arm is bent at the elbow and the forearm would have most likely stretched across the chest with the hand possibly turned up, although it is now missing. The intact right arm is also bent at the elbow and is outstretch as a small hand reaches upward. Although the face is slightly worn the features are still evident. These include the chubby cheeks and chin of infancy as well as slightly parted lips, a wide nose slightly oversized ears and two small, lidded eyes. Hair is depicted although minimally with incised lines on the back and top of the head. Another incised line on the back of the figure distinguishes the buttocks. Given the position of the child he was most likely part of a larger group with which he was interacting. Although made during the early imperial period of rome as denoted by the rendering of the hand and the style of hair the pathos of the figure and the depiction of the body are clearly hellenistic in style. In excellent condition. 2 inches (5.3 cms) export approval from israel antiquities authority
Item Price : $2500.00
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A Roman Bronze Roundel Depicting The Head Of Medusa http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139827/Antique-A-ROMAN-BRONZE-ROUNDEL-DEPICTING-THE-HEAD-OF-MEDUSA C. 2nd-3rd century a.D. the head of medusa is placed in the raised center of the roundel and is extremely stylized. It depicts the gorgon with curly hair and wings which protrude from the top of her head. Two snakes are tied below her chin. Made of cast bronze this piece is an excellent representation of the aegis of the goddess minerva (athena in greek) in miniature. It may have originally been mounted in chariot fitting or in a similar context. although originally depicted as a hideous beast over time medusa came to be depicted with more human female aspects with her more grotesque elements reduced to mere attributes as depicted in this example. 2.08 inches (5.3 cms) diameter export approval from israel antiquities authority
Item Price : $1400.00
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A Mesopotamian Bronze Figure Of A Bull Calf http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139828/Antique-A-MESOPOTAMIAN-BRONZE-FIGURE-OF-A-BULL-CALF Early dynastic iii; c. 2600-2300 b.C. the calf stands statically on all four legs, the front right leg slightly in front of the left, the two back legs parallel, with a large tail curved over and resting on his back. The muzzle of the calf is clearly defined as are the protruding ears and slightly downward turned horns. The eyes are incised and each pupil is delineated by a small dot. Incision is also used to mark the ribs of the animal and can be clearly seen on the left side of its body. On an integral plinth. calves and bovines were sacred as associated with the goddess ninhursaga during most of mesopotamian history. Ninhursaga was directly associated with the fecundity of animals, especially livestock. One of the translations of her name is in fact âmother birth hutâ, associating her with procreation as well as the place where birth takes place, thereby making the calf a most appropriate symbol. This piece is extremely similar to larger scale cast copper figures of bulls which appear on her temple at tell alâ-ubaid. 2.55 x 2.12 inches (6.5 x 5.4 cms) export approval from israel antiquities authority
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A Byzantine Bronze Amulet Of St. George http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139829/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-BRONZE-AMULET-OF-ST--GEORGE C. 5th-7th century a.D. double-sided amulet with suspension loop above, with greek inscription. Found in bethlehem. In very good condition with natural, dark green patina. obverse : large equilateral cross with stars and greek inscription in the field. The inscriptions reads âst. George, help!â reverse : st. George standing, dressed in a tunic and cloak with a nimbus. Greek inscription in the field. the inscription on both sides refers to "agios georgios", st. George 1.6 inches (3.9 cms) shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from the israel antiquities authority
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A Byzantine Gilt Bronze Jewelry Collection http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139830/Antique-A-BYZANTINE-GILT-BRONZE-JEWELRY-COLLECTION- C. 9th-11th century a.D. collection comprised of a stick pin and two roundels, each set with a lapis or paste glass blue stone. The stick pin with a trefoil head with a small blue center stone. The larger roundel with filigree borders and spiral decoration around a center blue paste glass stone with three perforations for attachement. The smaller roundel with a floral border with filigree around a central blue paste glass stone. In good condition. Areas of blue-green patina. stickpin 3.375 inches (8.57 cms) long; large roundel 1.06 inches (2.7 cms) diameter; small roundel .87 inches (2.22 cms) diameter shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority.
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A Canaanite Bronze Dagger http://www.antiques.com/classified/1139831/Antique-A-CANAANITE-BRONZE-DAGGER- Middle bronze age i; c. 2200-1850 b.C. long bronze dagger blade with slide midrib and five rivet holes.Found in hebron. In very good and original condition. Natural green patina present. 12.5 inches (32.5 cms) custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price. export approval from israel antiquities authority
Item Price : $1100.00
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