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Rare & Intact Romano-Egyptian Micro-Mosaic Cut Glass Tile of Horus

June 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian

Rare & Intact Romano-Egyptian Micro-Mosaic Cut Glass Tile of Horus

This rare and intact Roman-Egyptian micro-mosaic cut glass tile of Horus dates to the Ptolemaic Period, circa 332-31 B.C., and is approximately 1.3 cm high, by 1.1 cm wide.  This piece is also translucent and is very analogous to the Christie's example that is from the Groppi collection, see Christie's Antiquities, London, April 2012, no. 87.  "This exceptional piece has vibrant colors, and may be from the same workshop as the noted Groppi example."  Ex: Private Swiss collection, circa 1970's-1980's.  Ex: Private German collection, circa 2000's.  (Note: Additional documentation is available to the purchaser, including EU Export and US Customs Import documentation.)  $3,675.00.  

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Animated & Superb Roman Bronze Cute Cherub with Gold Gilt Toga

April 9, 2019 1:19 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Animated & Superb Roman Bronze Cute Cherub with Gold Gilt Toga

This superb Roman bronze is a standing cherub that dates circa 1st-2nd century A.D., and is approximately 2.4 inches high.  This very animated and cute piece appears to be making an offering and is seen looking up at the viewer.  His face is very expressive with a slightly smiling open mouth, and not many Roman bronzes have these animated features.  He is also nude save for a toga that is wrapped around his body, and this has some attractive gold gilt as well.  An exceptional Roman bronze not often seen in the market relative to it's type and condition.    $2,675.00.    https://www.apoloniagallery.com        




Intact & Scarce Roman Bronze Military "Tabula Ansata" Votive Plaque

March 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman

Intact & Scarce Roman Bronze Military "Tabula Ansata" Votive Plaque

This intact and scarce piece is a solid bronze "Tabula Ansata" military plaque that dates circa 1st-2nd century A.D.  This piece is a complete example and is approximately 3.4 inches long, by 1.2 inches high, by 1/8 inches thick.  There are two iron rivets and iron rectangular plates seen on the backside that likely attached this piece to a leather object.  This piece also refers to a centurion that was in the famed Legion III, Cyrenaica, and as such, is a scarce to rare military object object that was also likely a votive type object.  This piece also has a beautiful dark green patina with dark brown/red highlights.   Sold.   http://www.apoloniagallery.com     




X-Large/Rare Egyptian Faience Aryballos with Lotus Pedal: Ex Christies

March 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience

X-Large/Rare Egyptian Faience Aryballos with Lotus Pedal: Ex Christies

This extremely large and extremely rare Egyptian piece is a mold made faience aryballos that dates to the Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, circa 664-525 B.C., and is approximately 4.25 inches high, by 3.6 inches in diameter, and is one of the largest recorded examples.  This esoteric piece also has five registers with designs, including a beautiful lotus pedal designed flower seen on the bottom.  This piece has a brilliant light blue color, and extremely large pieces such as this were made for export for wealthy individuals in the Greek world.  An exceptional vessel that is seldom seen on the market.  $10,865.00.   http://www.apoloniagallery.com    




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