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Beautiful & Esoteric Greek Terracotta of a Nude Aphrodite: Ex M&M

October 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Beautiful & Esoteric Greek Terracotta of a Nude Aphrodite: Ex M&M

This beautiful and esoteric Greek terracotta of a nude Aphrodite dates circa 2nd-1st century B.C., and is approximately 8 inches high on it's custom display stand.  The goddes is seen here completely nude emerging from her bath, and this piece was modelled after the famous Cnidian Aphrodite by Praxiteles, which was also considered in antiquity as one of the most beautiful statues ever produced.  The rare example offered here is an exceptional example for the type, as it has esoteric artisitc style for the period, and in addition, there are few completely nude Greek terracottas on the market, as they are seen draped to some degree.  Ex: Munzen and Medaillion, Basel, Switzerland, circa 1960's.  $3,265.00  http:www.apoloniagallery.com 

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Mint Quality Greek Illyrian Helmet with Superb Patina: Ex Guttmann

December 6, 2017 2:10 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Mint Quality Greek Illyrian Helmet with Superb Patina: Ex Guttmann

This exceptional Greek Illyrian helmet dates circa 6th century B.C., and is a full sized example.  This piece is classified as being a "Type II,B", and is one of the best helmets for the type, as it is in mint quality condition, and has an exceptional dark green patina with light blue highlights.  A well made example that is likely the finest example available on the global market today.  Ex: Guttmann collection, Inventory no. 517, circa 1980's.  Call for price.   http://www.apoloniagallery.com




X-Large and Rare Greek Attic White-Ground Votive Lekythos

October 10, 2017 3:09 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

X-Large and Rare Greek Attic White-Ground Votive Lekythos

This rare and extra-large Greek Attic "white-ground" lekythos is approximately 16.75 inches high, and dates circa 5th century B.C.  This piece is not only rare for it's tremendous large size, but also because it is intact with no repair/restoration.  This piece also has much of it's original white-ground material that was applied to the main body of the vessel.  This piece was used for funeral rites in antiquity, and liquid was poured forth from the vessel as a ceremonial offering.  The very small hole seen below the handle likely was added during one of these ceremonies, in order to facilitate and control the flow of liquid from the vessel, due to it's large size and the small opening through the elongated neck.  An exceptional piece with a high degree of eye appeal.  $6,875.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com.




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   




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