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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.  

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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.