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Superb Greek Boeotian Black Glazed Kantharos with Ivy Tendrils

April 8, 2017 3:45 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb Greek Boeotian Black Glazed Kantharos with Ivy Tendrils

This large Greek black glazed kantharos dates circa 450-425 B.C., is in mint quality condition, and is approximately 10 inches high.  One of the best recorded examples, and one of the few examples that feature "chevrons" on both sides of the piece, which also highlight the lovely "ivy leaf and tendril" decorative elements that are seen above.  This piece was likely used for drinking wine, as well as for pouring libations in a religous ceremony, as this piece is "mint quality" and may have also been a votive type piece.  One of the best examples with a "Classical Period" Greek shape and form.    $2,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com

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Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan

July 18, 2015 10:51 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Roman Erotic Bronze Ring with Leda and the Swan

Roman erotic type ring showing Leda making love to Zeus, who was in the form of a swan.  The head of the swan is seen kissing her breasts.  This exceptional bronze ring was made for a young woman or girl.  Possibly worn by an individual who was engaged in the sex trade, and lived in a Roman resort city such as Pompeii.  Rare in this quality, and a superb example.  $1,675.00  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.  




X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar

December 13, 2012 1:54 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery

X-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-JarX-Rare Moche Blackware Manta Ray Stirrup-Jar

This extremely rare Moche blackware piece is from an old European collection from the 1970's.  This piece shows a human face/head that is seen in a "transformation" process.  The manta ray is seen in the process of "transforming" from a creature to man, or vice-versa.  An intact superb to mint quality example, and a type that is seldom seen on the market with only a few recorded examples.   $3,675.00    http://www.apoloniagallery.com.