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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        

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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




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.