GALLERY 47:


ANCIENT GREEK AND RELATED ART

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4576. A RARE EAST GREEK GEOMETRIC POT, ca. 8th-7th century BC. The vessel with two registers of geometric bands containing triangular and romboid motifs rendered in red and black on cream ground. 7.5 x 8 inches. Small abrasion one side else excellent condition. Very rare.



4577. A LARGE GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD, ca. 5th-4th century BC. The large strongly modeled head with the wild hair and heavy brow usually associated with representations of Alexander the Great. 5.5 x 6 x 7 inches. Chip to left rear edge. An exceptional example of ancient classical art. Very rare. On custom stand.



4578. A GREEK FIGURE OF A GODDESS, 2nd 3rd c. A.D., A terracotta figure wears a headdress with three circular attachments, long garment with wide sleeves. In her right hand there is a plate with offerings. A smaller female figure is adhered to the front wearing a tall crown and a head drape, with offerings in both hands. Another smaller figure sits on the main figure left shoulder wearing a diadem and holding offerings in the right hand. 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Similar terracotta figurines have been found in both religious and domestic contexts. Their production seems to have been limited to areas of Bosporos that were under the influence of Sarmatian tribes in the first centuries A. D. For similar type of figures, see Catalogue for Scythian Gold exhibited in USA till January 2001, ed. by E. D. Reeder, publ. H. N. Abrams, Inc., N.Y., 1999, cat. # 79.



4579. FIGURE OF A GODDESS, 2nd 3rd c. A.D., A seated terracotta figure wears a headdress with three circular attachments, long garment with wide sleeves. In her right hand there is a offering plate and in her left an offerings. A smaller figure is seated on her lap. 3.25 x 6.25 inches. Small area on side of base restored. Similar terracotta figurines have been found in both religious and domestic contexts. Their production seems to have been limited to areas of Bosporos that were under the influence of Sarmatian tribes in the first centuries A. D. For similar type of figures, see Catalogue for Scythian Gold exhibited in USA till January 2001, ed. by E. D. Reeder, publ. H. N. Abrams, Inc., N.Y., 1999, cat. # 79.



4580. FIGURE OF A GODDESS, 2nd 3rd c. A.D., A seated terracotta figure wears a very large headdress with tall crown and a long garment with wide sleeves. In her right hand there is a offering plate. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Similar terracotta figurines have been found in both religious and domestic contexts. Their production seems to have been limited to areas of Bosporos that were under the influence of Sarmatian tribes in the first centuries A. D. For similar type of figures, see Catalogue for Scythian Gold exhibited in USA till January 2001, ed. by E. D. Reeder, publ. H. N. Abrams, Inc., N.Y., 1999, cat. # 79.



4581. A GREEK TERRACOTTA MASK OF DIONYSOS, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. With large grape-cluster like beard and tall crown wearing ivy wreath. 2.75 x 5 inches. Similar examples in Pushkin Museum, Moscow.



4582. A GREEK TERRACOTTA THEATER MASK OF ZEUS, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. With thick curly hair and beard wreathing a wreath, with eye holes and two suspension holes at top, and two holes through the ears for wearing, considerable remains of white pigment. 5 x 6.75 inches. Similar examples in Pushkin Museum, Moscow.



4583. A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF HERMES, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. Standing nude in contraposto stance wearing a high headpiece framed by drapery behind and holding his caduceus and purse. Remains of white pigment. 1.9 x 4.1 inches. Excellent condition.



4584. A GREEK BLACK GLAZED BOWL, ca. 2nd-1st century BC. Of hemispheric form on ring base. 4.1 x 2.4 inches.



4585. A GREEK BLACK GLAZED DISH, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The shallow bowl on ring base with 6 pressed palmettes and ring designs on tondo, HP owner's monogram incised on base. 5.6 x 1.75 inches. Rim chip.



4586. A GREEK BLACK GLAZED DISH, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The shallow bowl on ring base with 9 pressed palmettes and ring designs on tondo, Owner's monogram incised on base. 5.1 x 1.6 inches. Rim abrasion.



4587. A GREEK BLACK BURNISHED PITCHER, ca. 1st century BC. The pitcher with single strap handle with four ribs and high neck. 9 x 6.25 inches. Professional repair to rim.



4588. A GREEK LEAD INSCRIBED SCROLL, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. With four lines of incised inscription. 1.5 x 5.25 inches. The inscription is a listing of Greek names possibly individuals enlisted in the Roman army. Judging by the style of the lettering, it can be securely dated between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. The inscription reads as follows (in four lines): "Herodotus, Heroklatis"/ "Anaximenes, Herophilus"/ "Dionysodorus, Heragoreo"/ "Diocles, Demolon". A very interesting piece deserving of further study.



4589. A GREEK BRONZE FIBULA, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. With engraved designs on the arch. 2.4 inches.




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