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Intact & Rare Greek Ram-Headed Votive Rhyton

January 25, 2019 12:05 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Intact & Rare Greek Ram-Headed Votive Rhyton

This rare & intact piece is a Greek rhyton that dates to the mid 4th century B.C., and is approximately 9.5 inches long, by 4.8 inches in diameter at the rim.  There is a detailed ram's head seen at the terminal end of this piece, and this piece was the Greek drinking vessel "par excellence", which was used at banquets, weddings, and driking parties.  This piece was also likely votive, and was created so the departed could toast the gods!  An exceptional and rare vessel type seldom seen on the market in it's natural "as found" condition.  $3,675.00.  http://www.apoloniagallery.com      

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Mint Quality Greek Paestan Red-Figure Hydria: Ex Asteas Python

January 8, 2019 2:10 am
Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek

Mint Quality Greek Paestan Red-Figure Hydria: Ex Asteas Python

This lovely vessel is a Greek Paestan red-figure hydria that dates circa 360-350 B.C., and is approximately 11.2 inches high.  This piece is an early example attributed to the Asteas painter, and has a high degree of art.  This mint quality piece has added details such as incised details in the hair of the figures, and a beautiful bust of a younger and slightly older woman seen under each handle which is likely Persephone, and her mother Demeter.  A beautiful piece that is seldom seen on the market.  SOLD  http://www.apoloniagallery.com         




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.  SOLD  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




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.