ANTIQUITIES

Greek Attic Red-Figure Bell Krater
Greek Attic Red-Figure Bell Krater

Circa 370 BC. 18"h. A monumental, exceptional, and perfect ancient Greek Attic Red-Figure Bell Krater, the classic wine mixing bowl. It shows a Dionysian scene on the front - featuring Dionysos and Ariadne - and three philosophers on the reverse. It has been attributed to the reverse painter.

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Canosan Figural Vessel
Canosan Figural Vessel

Apulia, Italy. Circa early 3rd century BC. 22"h. Decorative mold with standing woman as handle. Original polychrome, non-functional vase. Often found in funerary contexts.

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Daunian Pottery Double Situla
Daunian Pottery Double Situla

Northern Apulia, Italy. Circa 3rd century BC. 8.75"h. In Northern Apulia, which in Classical Antiquity was named Daunia after a legendary King Daunus, people continued to live a prehistoric lifestyle even in Classical times. This had an effect on the style of their pottery, which remained Prehistoric in form and ornament starting as early as +/- 700 BC. This double situla is formed from two ovid jars with a flat base and glaring lip joined together with a high arching handle.

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Jewish Limestone Ossuary
Jewish Limestone Ossuary

Holy Land, Roman Period, circa 1st century BC-last century AD. 15"h x 25"w x 11"d. Earthy red painted exterior with incised motifs on one side. Used in the practice of ossilegium, a secondary burial in a box like this one. After the soft tissue had decomposed, family members collected the deceased's bones and placed them in an ossuary in the family tomb. This was designed to ensure the purification of the deceased's soul. They were also frequently used when burial space was scarce.

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Mosaic
Mosaic

Byzantine Era, circa 3rd-5th century AD. 34" x 27". Acquired in Beirut in the 1970, with square stone tesserae arranged in Tunisian zigzag motif. The diagonal pattern is reminiscent of woven cloth and may illustrate the influence of textiles upon mosaics (opus tessellatum). Mosaics are some of the most enduring images from the Roman world, exciting not only for their aesthetic beauty but also because they reveal the decorating styles for private and public spaces.

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Large Chinese Glazed Tang Horse
Large Chinese Glazed Tang Horse

Circa Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD. 21"h. Tri-color pottery, realistically sculpted with one ear reclining. Saddle intentionally left unglazed. Some original polychrome remaining. Striking, noble and elegant, it demonstrates the high position these powerful steeds held in the minds and lives of the Tang people. They were important not only in providing an efficient mode of travel on the Silk Road but also vital to the military forces defending the borders of Tang China.

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Pair of Chinese Vessels (Dings)
Pair of Chinese Vessels (Dings)

Zhou Dynasty, circa 6th-5th century BC. 9"h. Bronze ritual food vessels found in Shanxi provence. Each on three legs, with lids and handles.

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Large Head of Chinese Buddha
Large Head of Chinese Buddha

Late Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD. 8.5"h.

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Grey Schist Gandharan Head of Buddha
Grey Schist Gandharan Head of Buddha

Circa 2nd-4th century AD. 6"h.

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Standing Grey Schist Boddhisattva
Standing Grey Schist Boddhisattva

Circa 2nd-4th century AD. 13"h. Decorated in a cascade of pleats, holding a vessel in his left hand.

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Etruscan Bucchero Ware Chalice
Etruscan Bucchero Ware Chalice

Italy. Circa 550-500 BC. 17"h. Large black vessel with flared body, used in religious ceremonies. Rare version with caryatids serving as a central pillar and molded relief of horses below the neck.

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Footed Etruscan Terracotta Brazier
Footed Etruscan Terracotta Brazier

Circa 600-530 BC. 4.25"h x 19"dia. With stamped frieze of animals, similar to one in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Used for cooking and heating.

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Black Etruscan Bucchero Impasto Vase
Black Etruscan Bucchero Impasto Vase

Archaic Period, circa 8th-7th century BC. 17"h x 13"w. Vertical etching around vase, with horses around the rim.

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Kashan Bottle
Kashan Bottle

Circa 13th-14th century. 12.5"h. Medieval Persian pottery occupied a geographical position between Chinese ceramics, then the unchallenged leaders of Eurasian production, and the pottery of the Byzantine Empire and Europe.

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Cyprian Chariot Group
Cyprian Chariot Group

Circa 800 BC (TL-tested). 7.5"h. Unusual, rare terracotta figures - three horses with two riders. Decorative burial item.

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Lady on a Horse
Lady on a Horse

Tang Dynasty, circa 618-960 AD. 13"h.

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Tile with Female Court Attendant
Tile with Female Court Attendant

Sung Dynasty, circa 960-1279 AD. 19.5"h x 8"w. With red and blue polychrome.

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Figure of a "Foreigner" (Persian)
Figure of a "Foreigner" (Persian)

Sui Dynasty, circa 581-618 AD. 12"h. Holding a pitcher, straw-glazed.

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Camel
Camel

Sui Dynasty, circa 600 AD. 11"h x 14.5"w. Straw-glazed.

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Mother & Children Holding Books
Mother & Children Holding Books

American. Circa 1865-85. 25.5"h. Alabaster sculpture.

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Italian Marble Column
Italian Marble Column

19th century. May be purchased with "Mother & Children Holding Books" (sold separately).

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Archaic Impasto Amphora
Archaic Impasto Amphora

Circa 8th-7th century BC. 14.5"h. With geometric design. Some restoration.

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Pair of Court Attendants
Pair of Court Attendants

Ming Dynasty, circa 5th-7th century AD. 17"h. Green glazed with detachable heads.

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Storage Jar in the Form of a Pou
Storage Jar in the Form of a Pou

Western Han Dynasty, 206 BC-24 AD. 10"h x 13"d. Green glazed, with bands of incised decoration depicting animals. Animal-mask handles imitate those of bronze vessels of the same period.

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