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Exceptional Greek Silver Hellenistic Fibula with Decorative Elements

May 30, 2017 11:35 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Exceptional Greek Silver Hellenistic Fibula with Decorative Elements

This exceptional and detailed Greek silver fibula dates to the Hellenistic Period, circa 4th-3rd century B.C.  This piece is approximately 2 inches long, by 1.6 inches wide, and was assembled from several sections.  This beautiful example has five "paddle wheel" decorative elements, and is a scarce to rare type that is seldom seen on the market.  This piece was made to impress, and was worn only by a wealthy person in antiquity.  A piece that also has a great deal of eye appeal.  $2,375.00      http://www.apoloniagallery.com

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Exceptional Large Mayan Plate with God K: Ex Ferdinand Anton

May 5, 2017 9:44 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian

Exceptional Large Mayan Plate with God K: Ex Ferdinand Anton

This attractive Mayan Tripod Plate dates 600-700 A.D., and is a large 12.75 inches in diameter.  This piece has very bright colors, and is intact with no repair/restoration.  This piece is one of the best recorded examples for the type, and is from the collection of Ferdinand Anton who wrote many books relative to pre-Columbian art in the 1970's and 1980's.  This piece features "God K" with four smoke scrolls, who represented the agricultural production of the earth, and this piece may have been a ceremonial type ceramic that held an offering and/or transferred it's power to it's owner.  One of the best Mayan pieces from the Anton collection.  $8,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com    




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




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.  




Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head

January 31, 2015 9:27 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Rare Roman Iron Plumbata Mamillata Javelin Head

This piece is an extremely rare Roman weapon of arms.  This piece was designed to travel further than most Roman spears and/or javelins, and was designed to wound, rather than kill.  There are only a handful of these pieces that are recorded, as they were made from iron, and the attached lead weight was molded around the shaft.  A superb well-conditioned example.  $1,265.00   http://www.apoloniagallery.com.