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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
Auction Date Apr 26 Auction
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Lot: 1 - Egyptian New Kingdom Painted Wood Ushabtis (4)

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Period, 18th to 20th Dynasty, ca. 1567 to 1085 BCE. A beautiful gathering of four hand-carved wooden ushabti standing in mummiform. Each figure wears a tripartite wig and stands with arms folded across the chest, hands

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Sarcophagus Mask w/ Stone & Bronze Eyes

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. An evocative sarcophagus mask with a red and black striped headdress, bronze eyebrow and eyelid inlays (oxidized to blue-green hues), large stone eye inlays, heart-shaped lips in an enigmatic smile, a

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Banded Alabaster Carved Vessel

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A large banded calcite alabaster vessel comprised of a flat base, gently-expanding walls, and a flared, inward-sloping lip characteristic of the ancient Late Dynastic Egyptian

Lot: 4 - Rare / Original Egyptian Beaded Mask Ensemble

Egypt, New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, ca. dynasties 18 through 22, ca. 1400 to 712 BCE. It is hard to convey just how incredibly rare this ensemble is. In my 25 years of collecting and 35+ years of looking at ancient art, this is perhaps

Lot: 5 - Egyptian New Kingdom Polychrome Canopic Jar Lid TL

Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479 to 1401 BCE. A fantastic example of a ceramic canopic jar lid, with the face of the god Imsety molded and painted onto the side of the lid. Much of the jar is taken up by a bright blue glaze that creates the

Lot: 6 - Lot of 13 Egyptian Faience Amulets & Scarabs

Egypt, Amarna Period, ca. 1353 to 1336 BCE (for the faience); Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1070 to 644 BCE (for the steatite scarabs). A collection of thirteen amulets. Four of them are white steatite scarabs. Amulets of the scarab were hugely

Lot: 7 - Assorted Egyptian Amulets - 8 Faience & 1 Glass

Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, 11th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 2050 to 332 BCE. A beautiful ensemble of nine Egyptian amulets, one made of glass, and the remaining eight from varying colors of faience. The abstract anthropomorphic

Lot: 8 - Egyptian Limestone Lintel / False Door Section

Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A large limestone section from a lintel or false door, consisting of four stepped panels, each decorated with incised hieroglyph-style artwork. These hieroglyphs include

Lot: 9 - Fine Egyptian Bronze Standing Osiris,

Egypt, Late Dynastic period, 25th to 26th Dynasty, ca. 712 to 525 BCE. A heavy cast-bronze figure of the mummiform Osiris, god of the Underworld. This would likely have been a votive figure, perhaps made to be kept in a wealthy home and prayed to,

Lot: 10 - Egyptian 22nd Dyn. Turquoise Glaze Ushabti -

Egypt, from Tel Assassif, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 943 to 716 BCE. Comprised of a brilliantly blue glazed faience, a superb ushabti presenting a finely modeled and detailed face and wearing a striated tripartite wig, standing in

Lot: 11 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Faience Winged Scarab

Egypt, Late Dynastic to early Ptolemaic periods, ca. 712 to 30 BCE. An ornate green-glazed faience scarab and accompanying wings, molded separately in three parts, each component being finely modeled and well-detailed. The wings display a series of

Lot: 12 - Egyptian Faience Ushabti w/ Black Hieroglyphs

Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1070 to 712 BCE. An ushabti (shabti), made of faience that in places is bright blue and in others is greenish, and painted with black details and hieroglyphs. Although these artifacts are relatively common, this

Lot: 13 - Very Fine Egyptian Bronze Striding Harpokrates

Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Periods, 21st to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1069 to 332 BCE. A beautiful cast-bronze figurine depicting the child god Harpokrates (from the Egyptian Her-pa-khered, literally "Horus the child"). He stands in a

Lot: 14 - Egyptian Faience Ushabti - Extensive Hieroglyphs

Ancient Egypt, late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Periods, ca. 712 to 30 BCE. A nice example of an ushabti, made from a pale, seafoam green faience. Ushabti dolls are figures shaped like adult male or female mummies wearing the traditional ancient Egyptian

Lot: 15 - Lovely Egyptian Robin Egg Blue Faience Ushabti

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 525 BCE. Robin's egg blue faience ushabti, holding crook and flail held in crossed hands, line of hieroglyphs down front. A lovely example! Size: 4.625" H (11.7 cm) The ancient Egyptians

Lot: 16 - Egyptian Bronze Striding Nefertum, ex-Sotheby's

Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, 25th to 26th Dynasty, ca. 712 to 525 BCE. A stunning standing bronze depiction of Nefertum created using the lost wax casting technique. The son of Ptah and god of perfumes and unguents, Nefertum is

Lot: 17 - Late Dynastic Egyptian Painted Wood Ptah Sokar

Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic periods, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A beautiful, hand-carved, painted wood statuette depicting Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in his human-faced form. The god is made of three parts: Ptah, the creator god of Memphis; Sokar, the patron of

Lot: 18 - Fine Egyptian Painted Wood / Gesso Mummy Mask

Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 300 BCE. This carved and painted wooden sarcophagus mask displays quintessential Egyptian beauty; notice its quixotic, large black outlined eyes - with deep-set lids framed by an arched browline that meets the bridge of

Lot: 19 - Ancient Egyptian Faience Flask w/ Baboons

Ancient Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 664 to 525 BCE. A faience flask with baboons flanking the neck and a light blue faience glaze. There is a vertical band around the body, which in some other examples is inscribed with New Year's wishes. Around

Lot: 20 - Egyptian Bronze Ceremonial Decorated Situla

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 304 to 30 BCE. A striking bronze situla cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, with a decorative/iconographic program delineated in bas relief, a procession of standing deities, each contained in a

Lot: 21 - Pair Egyptian Faience / Amber Strand Necklaces (2)

Egypt, Late Period, ca. 700 to 330 BCE. Two beautiful necklaces comprised of hundreds of ancient turquoise blue faience mummy beads interspersed with larger, translucent natural amber beads. The larger strand possesses 50 rounded amber beads - some

Lot: 22 - Romano-Egyptian Terracotta Figure with Child

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, probably made near Alexandria, ca. 30 BCE to 2nd century CE. A tall, mold-made votive statue of a woman standing with a male child. The woman has a mask-like face and a large, curved headdress with a stippled surface.

Lot: 23 - Egyptian Alexandrian Pottery Double Kohl Container

Egypt, Alexandria, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A mold-made terracotta double flask unguentarium, decorated with a nude Harpocrates. He wears the sidelock and double crown and sits on a laurel wreath, with legs

Lot: 24 - Etruscan Polychrome Antefix of Achelous

Classical World, Etruria, ca. early 5th century CE. A stunning large face of a horned anthropomorphic creature, representing the river deity Achelous (Acheloos), with a bearded face, and piercing gaze. His face is naturalistic, painted a deep, earthy

Lot: 25 - Ancient European / Danubian Bronze Necklace

Central Europe, Danube Region, possibly Ottomány (Otomani) culture, Late Bronze Age, ca. 1500 BCE. This is one of our favorite pieces, a beautiful and wearable collection of 3500 year old bronze! The necklace is composed of small, flat beads

Lot: 26 - Greek Cypriot Red Polished Bowl w/ Black Rim

Cyprus, Early to Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2200 to 1700 BCE. A beautifully simple bowl of Red Polished decoration with a small lugged projection. The body has a red slip with a thin black stripe for decoration around the exterior of the rim. The black

Lot: 27 - Geometric Greek Macedonian Bronze Lidded Pyxis

Greece, most likely from Macedonia, Geometric Period, 8th century BCE. Gorgeous bronze pyxis with oblong body and decorative openwork flange at base, lid in the form of two bird heads, central vertical post acts as handle. It is believed that these

Lot: 28 - Fine Italo-Corinthian Olpe - Birds, Panthers

Greece, Corinth, Italo Corinthian (Etrusco-Corinthian), ca. 600 to 575 BCE. A stunning bichrome pottery wine pitcher (olpe) with a piriform body resolving to a narrower neck that gradually widens to a flared rim, and a bifurcated handle joining rim

Lot: 29 - Rare Greek Blackware Pottery Kylix

Magna Graecia, probably Campania, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A stunning blackware kylix, a drinking cup, with a very unusual form; the handles in particular stand out for their rarely seen shape with the twin raised loop handles pinched at their

Lot: 30 - Greek Corinthian Pottery Skyphos - Owls & Birds

Greece, Corinth, 5th century BCE. This is a painted pottery skyphos, a dual-handled, deep cup with a low flanged base, used for drinking wine. The design originated in Corinth and spread throughout Greece. This one is ringed with black and red paint

Lot: 31 - Wearable Necklace of Ancient Greek & Persian Beads

Greece and Persia, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. A beautiful collection of ancient ceramic and glass beads from Greece and Persia on a modern stringing with modern gold-plated spacer beads and findings. Twelve dark red ceramic beads fit well alongside

Lot: 32 - Greek Bronze Chalcidian Helmet, ex-Sotheby's

Magna Graecia, Adriatic Sea region, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A striking Chalcidian helmet comprised of hammered bronze, so named as this helmet form was initially depicted on pottery believed to derive from the Euboean city of Chalcis. The

Lot: 33 - Pair Greek Apulian Pottery Plates - ex Christie's

Greece, South Italy/Magna Graecia, Apulia, ca. 4th century BCE. A pair of matching ceramic plates, each with a broad form, standing on a low, round, narrow foot so that they are slightly elevated above the table. Each has a thick, flat rim, decorated

Lot: 34 - Greek Blackware Stemmed Kylix / Wine Cup

Magna Graecia, South Italic, ca. 350 BCE. A very large wine cup, perfect for all you oenophiles, this fine stemmed black glazed kylix (drinking cup) boasts an attractive form with a raised stem, a pair of gently sweeping loop handles, the wide

Lot: 35 - Greek Campanian Blackware Guttus - Athena

Magna Graecia, South Italic, Campania, Italy, ca. 3rd to 4th century BCE. A wonderful blackware guttus presenting a low, rounded cushion-like body with ribbed walls and a central tondo featuring a low relief depiction of a goddess, probably Athena,

Lot: 36 - Greek Apulian Volute Krater w/ Women - ex

Greek colonies, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 325 BCE. Each side of this gorgeous krater has a female head in profile to the left - a "lady of fashion" as this common motif is sometimes called. There is a palmette complex on the neck and below each

Lot: 37 - Fabulous Greek Gnathian Lidded Lekanis

Magna Graecia, southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A very fine two-part vessel used to store soaps and scented perfumes, with a remarkably thin-walled body, twin handles, and a concave raised foot, created in a pottery workshop in the Apulia

Lot: 38 - Greek Gnathian Situla, Toledo Painter,

Magna Graecia, Apulian region of southern Italy, Gnathian, ca. 330 to 320 BCE. Attributed to the Toledo Painter, a tantalizing polychrome ceramic situla of a grand form with a twisted rope-like black handle, the spout depicting the head of a comedic

Lot: 39 - Greek Attic Black-Figure Pottery Kylix w/ 7

Greece, Athens, ca. 540 to 530 BCE. A stupendous Attic kylix (drinking cup), the vessel presenting a classic form with a deep bowl and twin, upturned loop handles upon a pedestal base. The exterior walls are finely decorated via black-figure

Lot: 40 - Gorgeous Greek 20K-22K Gold and Glass Necklace

Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. late 4th century to 2nd century BCE. Wow! A gorgeous necklace composed of twenty-five dark blue glass beads, one green glass bead, twenty-three sky blue glass beads, twenty reel-shaped, 20K gold beads, and a single

Lot: 41 - Greek Bronze Phiale w/ Incredible Patina

Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. late 4th to 2nd century CE. An incredible example of a cast bronze phiale with a narrow rim and a round, bulbous projection in tondo. Between rim and center, the body is decorated with a repeated motif of incised

Lot: 42 - Pair of Framed Greek Terracotta Sculptures

Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. Two detailed, charming, mold-made ceramic sculptures - one depicting the head of a woman wearing an incredible ostrich-feather headdress, the other depicting a man with an impressive beard and a

Lot: 43 - Hellenistic Greek Pottery Vessel of Seated Actor

Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. late 4th century to 3rd century BCE. A fascinating mold-made terracotta vessel in the form of a seated actor. Traces of white pigment remain over the fired red pottery, and it is easy to imagine this piece as vibrantly

Lot: 44 - Choice Silver Didrachm from Caria - Pixodaros

Asia Minor, Caria, Satraps of Pixodaros, 340 BCE to 334 BCE. OBVERSE: Laureated head of Apollo facing slightly right. REVERSE: Zeus Labraundos to right with double axe. Greek inscription to right. This important and beautiful coin features a

Lot: 45 - Magna Graecian Marble Head of a Maenad

Magna Graecia, Asia Minor, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. A skillfully carved marble head of a youthful female, perhaps a Maenad, wearing a fillet across her brow, her hair wrapped in a sphendome, a tendril of curls at either ear, each ear pierced. So

Lot: 46 - Tarentum Silver Nomos Coin - Nymph & Youth on

Italy, Campania, Tarentum, 281 BCE to 228 BCE. OBVERSE: Head of nymph left, wearing head band and triple pendant earring. REVERSE: Nude youth on horseback right, crowning horse that raises left foreleg; dolphin behind, lion to right below horse, TA

Lot: 47 - Greek Canosan Terracotta Nike Figure

Magna Graecia, Apulia, Canosan Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A beautiful mold-made figure of Nike - the winged goddess of victory, speed, and strength - wrapped in a flowing robe with cascading drapery folds, wings projecting backward from

Lot: 48 - Greek Bichrome Terracotta Pitcher - Intact!

Greece, Magna Graecia / South Italic Colonies, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. A lovely oinochoe (pouring vessel) with a rather rotund body, cylindrical neck, trefoil lip, and strap handle bridging rim to shoulder. The body is adorned with black

Lot: 49 - Tall / Important Greek Terracotta Censer - Female

Magna Graecia or Sicily, ca. 3rd to 2nd century BCE. A striking, finely molded terracotta ritual incense burner in the form of a youthful female bust. She wears a high polos headdress in the form of a fluted column upon her attractive visage, a face

Lot: 50 - Macedon Under Rome - Silver Tetradrachm of

Greece, Macedon under Rome or Roman Provincial, ca. 95 BCE to 70 BCE, under Roman Rule. AR tetradrachm, OBVERSE: Head of the deified Alexander the Great right, Greek inscription below. REVERSE: Money chest, club, and chair; all within wreath, Greek

Lot: 51 - Superb Etruscan Buccheroware Chalice - Ex Royal

Classical World, Etruria, ca. early 6th century CE. A stunning chalice with a deep, slightly concave bowl and flaring, round, openwork foot with a narrow leg and four long, flattened strips down from the sides: two anthropomorphic depicting standing

Lot: 52 - Superb Etruscan Bronze Mirror Handle, Caryatid &

Northern Italy, Etruria, ca. 5th century BCE. A solid cast bronze figural handle of an Etruscan mirror, the elegant form depicting a female caryatid figure with a feline perched upon her left shoulder whose front paws grasp the scrolled Ionic capital

Lot: 53 - NGC Slabbed Silver Republican Denarius - L. Papius

Roman Republic, L. Papius., Rome, ca. 79 BCE. OBVERSE: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin headdress; behind, amphora. REVERSE: L PAPI in exergue, griffin springing right; below, hydria. Crawford 384/1. Size: 3.95 grams, 19 mm. The

Lot: 54 - Roman Silver AR Denarius of Procilius - 4 gr

Roman, Republican Period, ca. 80 BCE. A silver (AR) denarius most likely commissioned by Lucius Procilius. Obv: has handsome head of Jupiter with wreath in hair. Rev: inscribed PROCILI with a standing Goddess Juno Sospita with shield and spear in

Lot: 55 - Roman Pottery Transport Amphora - Dressel Type 1B

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A large terracotta transport amphora in the Dressel 1B style, with an elongated bottom spike, a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders which taper gently into a flared, tubular neck,

Lot: 56 - Wearable Roman Carnelian Beaded Necklace /

Roman, ca. 2nd century BCE to 2nd century CE. A necklace composed of seed and bugle beads in carnelian, with a small carnelian intaglio showing a scene that appears to be between a parent and child. The intaglio is set into a gold frame. The

Lot: 57 - Roman Green & Yellow Glazed Ceramic Pinecone

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A stunning glazed ceramic chalice with three rows of staggered pinecone scales (the pinecone motif perhaps referencing the cult of Dionysos, as the god of wine carried a staff or thyrsus

Lot: 58 - Roman Marble Head of a Goddess - Venus

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A skillfully carved, fine-crystalline white marble head depicting an ideal beauty of the classical world - probably Venus (Greek Aphrodite), the goddess of romantic love - her attractive coiffure parted at

Lot: 59 - Rare Roman Sidonian Aubergine Glass Date Flask

Roman, Near East, Sidon, Lebanon, ca. mid-1st to early 2nd century CE. A fine, mold-blown miniature vessel, comprised of aubergine glass with a stylized date-shaped body, with an oblong base, a petite neck, a flared rim, and textured wrinkly 'skin'

Lot: 60 - Roman Bronze Figurine of Horse & Rider

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A bronze equestrian statuette, skillfully cast by the lost wax (cire perdue) technique, and with a seated rider cast separately but clearly intended to be part of a similar statuette. The rider may

Lot: 61 - Roman Alabaster Head of Serapis

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A finely sculpted alabaster head of Serapis. Serapis was a Graeco-Egyptian god who first appeared around the time of Alexander the Great. Sculpture is shown with thick, wavy locks framing his face, and a full

Lot: 62 - Roman Bronze Mirror with Decorated Handle

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A round, disc-like, cast bronze mirror with a strap handle applied to its back and a long, cylindrical handle that splays into a three-armed branch form where it meets the mirror. One round face is

Lot: 63 - Roman Terracotta Toy Figure of a Camel, ex-Museum

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A hand-molded toy figure of a camel packed with two amphoras hanging on either side of its body. The camel's face is simple and playful; the body low and fat, with four short legs. Size: 6.5" L x 5"

Lot: 64 - Roman Bronze Ceremonial Duck Ladle (Simpulum)

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A gorgeous example of a cast bronze ceremonial ladle with a deep round bowl and a long handle that ends in the head of a duck, swan, or goose. The ladle - a simpulum or simpuvium - was used to make

Lot: 65 - Roman Bronze Handled Oinochoe - River Patina

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A beautiful cast-bronze oinochoe, or pouring vessel, displaying a slight-concave base with a concentric circular design, an apple-shaped body with rolled shoulders, a wide, tubular neck, and a flared

Lot: 66 - Roman Imperial 16K Gold / Glass Earrings, 8.1 gr

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pair of unique, matching earrings that demonstrate the skill of Roman goldsmiths. Made from 16K gold, each has an upside-down teardrop form, divided into four, with pale, translucent glass inlays.

Lot: 67 - Ancient Roman Glass, Ceramic, & Stone Bead

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 5th century CE. A collection of dozens of ancient beads, made from glass, ceramic, and stone, including a few millefiori-style glass beads. Most are shades of black, white, and grey, especially around the center of

Lot: 68 - Tall Roman Bronze Lamp Stand

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A tall, cast bronze lamp stand, made to hold a bronze or ceramic oil lamp suspended from its upper portion. The feet of the lamp are shaped like horse hooves, with the legs bent deeply to form a

Lot: 69 - Rare Roman White Paste Glass Patella

Roman Holy Land, Syro-Palestine region, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE, probably earlier in that period. A rare find, a gorgeous creamy-white paste glass patella, a small dish or plate. The surface is smooth and matte, with a nice patina of ancient

Lot: 70 - Lifesize Roman Marble Hand of Aphrodite

Ancient Rome, ca. 2nd century CE. Beyond words for its elegance and grace, a finely carved delicate hand of a female, probably Aphrodite / Venus, depicted with a grasping gesture as the goddess of romantic love was oftentimes depicted suggestively

Lot: 71 - Rare Roman Bronze Patera with Ram Handle,

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A fabulous bronze patera, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process - a complete vessel with a characteristically shallow, round bowl which has a convex tondo (representing an omphalos) encircled

Lot: 72 - Fine Roman Terra Sigillata Head Vase / Flask

Roman Empire, North Africa, ca. 2nd century CE. A molded terra sigillata flask presenting a fine portrait of a male youth, his tranquil visage comprised of sensitively modeled, realistic features including large, almond-shaped eyes with thick lids

Lot: 73 - Fine Roman Marble Herm Bust of Bacchus / Dionysos

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A carved marble herm depicting the bearded Olympian god Bacchus (Greek Dionysos or Dionysus) - god of wine, pleasure, ritual madness, ecstasy, and theatre. This piece happens to be an early portrayal

Lot: 74 - Roman Bronze Strigil - Rare Form

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An elegant and simple bronze strigil with a narrow, concave blade that gently curves and tapers to a sharpened point. The blade straightens out to a flattened handle that folds over and meets the

Lot: 75 - Rare Roman Greyware Pyxis w/ Floral Appliques

Ancient Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A fine wheel made greyware pyxis that departs from the more common drum-like form with its cylindrical body leading to a corseted shoulder, a ridged short tubular neck, a wide mouth, and

Lot: 76 - Roman Bronze Figurine of Hermes

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A bronze statuette of the messenger god Mercury (Greek Hermes) - cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process. He stands in the nude displaying a contrapposto pose atop a raised pedestal, holding a

Lot: 77 - Fine Roman Bronze Bust of Minerva

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A petite cast-bronze bust depicting Minerva (the Roman version of Athena), the goddess of wisdom, medicine, art, commerce, and military victory, shown in her warrior guise, donning a crested helmet

Lot: 78 - Roman Bronze Statuette of Herakles

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A solid cast-bronze statuette depicting Hercules (Herakles, Heracles) standing in quintessential contrapposto pose atop a conical base, with a lion's skin draped over his left shoulder, his right arm

Lot: 79 - Roman Green Glass Unguentarium - Grape-Form Body

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A beautiful mold-blown Roman glass unguent-holding bottle with a flat base and a slightly-rough pontil. The textured body exhibits eleven rows of stylized grapes, imbuing the exterior with an

Lot: 80 - Roman 20K Gold & Carnelian Pendant

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A lovely lozenge-shaped carnelian bead of translucent, fiery orange hues with scarlet red inclusions swirling throughout, capped at both ends with ribbed 20K gold leaf, with a gold suspension loop

Lot: 81 - Roman Bronze Balsumarium w/ Original Chain

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A beautiful and well-proportioned cast-bronze balsamarium with a piriform body, a flat base, and a tapered neck with a pair of ornate handles joining neck to rim. The tops of each handle sport a

Lot: 82 - Roman Marble Head of a Bearded Man

Rome, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A skillfully carved marble head depicting a mustachioed, bearded male with an expression of wonderment - those well-defined eyes peering upward toward the celestial realm - his visage complemented by a well-defined

Lot: 83 - Rare Decorated Roman Silvered Bronze Mirror

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A rounded cast bronze mirror whose surface has been silvered and, on its concave side, lightly engraved with an abstract, seven-pointed star motif. The mirror would have been meticulously polished to

Lot: 84 - Beautiful Roman Glass Aryballos

Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. This beautiful mold-formed pale green translucent glass vessel has a dimpled base with a smooth pontil, a thick and rotund spherical body, wide shoulders tapering to a squat tubular neck, a

Lot: 85 - Roman Imperial Silver Votive Plaque Sacred Deity

Ancient Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. An iconographically rich plaque, comprised of silver sheet, hammered in repousse, depicting a sacred being or deity, perhaps of the Bacchanalian persuasion, with a stylized wavy coiffure and

Lot: 86 - Roman Imperial Redware Bowl w/ Flanged Rim

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A red ware bowl with a flanged rim and a conical shape. It tapers to a flat base. The interior has incised pattern of radiating lines in tondo. Roman workshops mass produced bowls of this style for

Lot: 87 - Ancient Roman Glass Bead Necklace

Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. In addition to creating glass vessels for domestic and funerary contexts, the ancient Romans also used glass to make jewelry, clearly appreciating its beauty as much as we do today. The glass beads of this necklace

Lot: 88 - 18K Gold Ring w/ Ancient Roman Jasper Intaglio

Roman Empire, intaglio dates to ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE, modern setting. A breathtaking 18K gold ring featuring an oval jasper intaglio depicting a warrior figure, possibly Mars which would be quite apropos given the red color, standing in

Lot: 89 - Roman Glass Jar w/ Applied Threading

Rome, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. Comprised of free-blown translucent glass, a lovely vessel presenting a spherical body wrapped with fine horizontal applied threading all the way to the concave bottom showing a nice broken pontil, a short neck and

Lot: 90 - Set of 3 Roman Bronze Furniture Feet

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century BCE. A trio of cast bronze furniture feet in the form of human feet, with clearly incised toes and toenails and tiny stippled designs to demark sandals. Comes with custom stand. Size of each: 1" W x 2" H

Lot: 91 - Roman Marble Figure of a Goddess

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An exceptional, finely carved marble goddess, standing in contrapposto with her left hip slightly lifted, suggesting forward movement as her weight shifts to her right leg, and draped in an elegant

Lot: 92 - Quartet of Roman Bronze Chariot Fittings - Matched

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A beautiful ensemble of four cast-bronze chariot fittings, circular in form, each depicting the well-modeled face of a youth. Each fitting has four perforations around the perimeter, most having

Lot: 93 - Roman Glass Double Unguentarium w/ Handle

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A spectacular Roman green glass double unguentarium, sometimes called a balsamarium, with a high arched handle and four rippling ribbon-like trails adorning the sides of the unguents making for a most

Lot: 94 - Superb Roman Bronze Priestess

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A bronze votive statuette of a priestess, finely cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process - perhaps representing a Vestal Virgin or a specific empress dressed as a priestess - such as Empress

Lot: 95 - Roman Carved Turquoise Cameo - Bust of Eros

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. In a word, BREATHTAKING! An exquisite oval cameo depicting a bust of Eros (Cupid), the winged messenger of love, in a 3/4 pose carved in high relief from a beautiful piece of turquoise of seafoam

Lot: 96 - Roman Marble Bust of Eros (Cupid)

Roman Empire, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. Lovely creamy marble portrait of the god of erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. Roundish cherubic face with tight curly locks

Lot: 97 - Wearable Roman 18K Gold Earrings - 2.5 grams

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A beautiful pair of wearable 18K gold earrings, each composed of a loop with a dangling component put onto a modern gold-plated finding. The main hoop is decorated with a large, circular shield with a

Lot: 98 - Roman Sardonyx Cameo 22K Gold Ring Ex Christies

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd century CE. A breathtaking sardonyx cameo sculpted in two layers, white on gray-blue, depicting the facing head of Medusa, her visage turned slightly to her left, her elegant oval face with finely delineated features

Lot: 99 - Roman Glass Double Unguentarium - Applied Rigaree

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A spectacular Roman blue-green glass double unguentarium, sometimes called a balsamarium, with two sinuous trail handles on each side. The conjoined tubes have a continuous band of pale green trail

Lot: 100 - Roman Inscribed Limestone Stelae / Sarcophagus

Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 5th century CE. A long fragment from a memorial stelae, sarcophagus / coffin, or tomb, depicting a reclining older man on a ledge that is probably meant to look like a couch or floor. Latin letters are incised

Lot: 101 - Roman Redware Bowl w/ Channeled Spout

Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. An attractive red slipware terracotta bowl, this vessel features a raised ring base with a concaved center, smooth sloping walls with six distinct circular bands of incised linear patterns, a

Lot: 102 - Roman / Byzantine Bronze Scale w/ Two Bowls

Late Roman to Byzantine, ca. 5th to 7th century CE. A cast bronze scale beam decorated with a cross as a finial and an ornate handle below it. Also two small hammered bronze bowls. Probably made for measuring medicine. Size of beam: 6.45" W x 2.45" H




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