13 Jul 2012

art Apollo TERRACOTTA HEAD OF APOLLO

ROMAN TERRACOTTA HEAD OF APOLLO
NEAR LIFE-SIZE HEAD, 4TH CENTURY BCE.
$8,000

Description : 10″ high
Price : $8,000
13 Jul 2012

art terracotta token JUDAIC TERRACOTTA TOKENJUDAIC TERRACOTTA TOKEN (26MM.)
4TH CENTURY CE.
$800

Description : Obverse: Showing the star of David in relief;
Reverse: Plain
A very interesting and rare item.
VERY FINE
Price : $800
13 Jul 2012

art terracotta lamps COLLECTION OF 10 OIL LAMPS

COLLECTION OF 10 OIL LAMPS
EARLY ROMAN 70-2ND CENTURY CE (4), LATE ROMAN 4TH CENTURY CE (2), BYZANTINE 5TH-6TH CENTURIES CE (3),

EARLY ISLAMIC 7TH-8TH CENTURIES (1)
$1,500

Description : Varying circular, ovoid or more elongated shapes, some with raised shoulders and assorted geometric designs, some with handles, mostly orange-buff ware
Price : $1,500
13 Jul 2012

art set of terracotta vessels 5 HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA VESSELS

COLLECTION OF 5 HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA VESSELS
LATE ROMAN/BYZANTINE, 3RD-5TH CENTURIES CE., TIME OF KING HEROD
$4,000

Description : Jugs and storage containers all with fine ridged bodies, one and two handled, varying shapes and sizes from 2 3/4″-6″ high, including an interesting twin container.By around 400 CE., Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire was urbanized and prosperous and had become the largest city in the world. Under powerful rulers, including Justin I and Justinian the Great, Byzantium flourished even as the Western Roman Empire was disintegrating. These are examples of some of the influences of well-crafted wares on potters’ wheels), circulating in the Holy Land at this time.By around 400 CE , Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire was urbanized and prosperous and had become the largest city in the world. Under powerful rulers, including Justin I and Justinian the Great, Byzantium flourished even as the Western Roman Empire was disintegrating. These are examples of some of the influences of well-crafted wares (on potters’ wheels), circulating in the Holy Land at this time.
Price : $4,000
21 Jun 2012

art cypriot pyxis RARE ANCIENT CYPRIOT PYXIS

RARE ANCIENT CYPRIOT PYXIS
EARLY BRONZE AGE 2700-1900 BCE.
$12,000

Description : Egg-shaped, incised red polished ware with small flat oval lid, used for storage of grains

13″ diameter at widest point

After this period these objects disappear from the art of ancient Cyprus altogether. There are only 28 examples in existence today.

For comparisons see: Desmond Morris: The Art of Ancient Cyprus, London, 1985, p.75

Price : $12,000
21 Jun 2012

Art Clay Jug Holy Land Clay Jug 1st Century CEATTRACTIVE LARGE HOLY LAND CLAY JUG
ROMAN, 1ST-4TH CENTURY CE.
$3,000

Description : The sharp angled convex body with two ridged loop handles, tapering neck with carinated ridge, base wheel-turned, pulled handle, wheel burnished and fired, orange-pink ware, excellent condition

8 1/2″ high

This bowl is typical of the well-crafted pottery of the area, and reflects the high standard of living enjoyed by the people at this time.

Price : $3,000
21 Jun 2012

art Cypriot Vessels 300x268 Cypriot Vessels 1550 BCE Bronze Age TWO ANCIENT CYPRIOT VESSELS
LATE BRONZE AGE 1550-1200 BCE., TIME OF THE PATRIARCHS
$3,000

Description : One jug, white painted ware, vase-shaped bodywith everted rim, two handles, the other a dish of same, with black/red geometric and concentric circles on backs, two handledformer 5 1/4″ high, latter 6″ diameter
Price : $3,000
21 Jun 2012

art bowl Holy Land Terracotta Bowl 800 BCEHOLY LAND LARGE TERRACOTTA BOWL WITH MOULDED RIM
LACHISH AREA, IRON II C, 800-700 BCE., TIME OF KING HEZEKIAH
$800

Description : The convex sided body, with carinated rim, ridged sides, circular base, wheel-turned, slipped burnished and fired, losses

10 1/4″ diameter

Price : $800
21 Jun 2012

art roman bronze coin ROMAN BRONZE SESTERTIUS 161CELARGE ROMAN BRONZE SESTERTIUS (28MM.)
MARCUS AURELIUS, 161-180 CE.
$550

Description : Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius;
Reverse: Minerva standing, holding an olive branch and leaning on a shield with spear on left arm.
VERY FINE

Marcus Aurelius’s troubles began with a war in Persia followed by a terrible plague that swept the Empire and killed millions. Next came a series of invasions by Germanic barbarians to the North, one of which penetrated deep into Italy itself. Narcus met all, at one point auctioning off his own possessions to finance the war effort. Yet, he still found timne to write his Meditations, one of the most widely read books of all time. This coin was minted in 164 CE., the year that the Parthians were driven from Armenia.

Price : $550
21 Jun 2012

art bronze coin2 300x178 LARGE BRONZE COIN 285BCE LARGE BRONZE COIN (32MM.)
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, PTOLEMY II, 285-246 BCE., GAZA
$575

Description : Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus;
Reverse: Eagle standing on a thunderbolt of Zeus. The largest coins ever to circulate in Eretz Yisrael.
VERY FINE

Under the Ptolemies, Egypt minted some extremely thick and heavy bronze coins, such as this ezample. Instead of placing the metal blank for the coin between dies and then striking the top die with a hammer, these monsters were produced using a screw press which brought down thousands of pounds of pressure on the metal. The Ptolemies ruled Egypt for 275 years until the suicide ot Cleopatra VII (the Cleopatra) and the last of the Ptolemies.

Price : $575