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Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean "Cruciform" Bronze Dagger

September 22, 2017 12:26 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Superb and Scarce Greek Mycenaean "Cruciform" Bronze Dagger

This piece is a scarce Greek Mycenaean bronze dagger that dates circa 1400-1190 B.C., and is approximately 4.9 inches long.  The blade has much of it's original sharp edges, and is in superb condition.  This attractive piece is classified as a "Cruciform Type, Variant A", and has a beautiful dark green patina.  This weapon is also not often seen on the market, as the majority of Mycenaean blades produced during this period are larger short and full sized swords.  $1,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com   

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X-Rare Greek Bronze Votive Mycenaean/Minoan Goddess Figurine

September 21, 2017 2:48 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Rare Greek Bronze Votive Mycenaean/Minoan Goddess Figurine

This piece is an extremely rare Greek Mycenaean/Minoan bronze goddess figurine that dates circa 1400-1100 B.C., and is approximately 4.4 inches high.  This esoteric piece is also a complete and mint quality example.  This piece has stylized raised arms and curled hands which were an ancient Greek sign of "blessing" and "mourning" of the dead.  This piece was likely a votive piece that was either a grave offering, or was an offering for a shrine.  $8,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com     




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




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