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Greek Antiquities

Antiquities authenticated and attributed by Alex G. Malloy.


Greek, Hellenistic Alexandrian Egypt, Marble Head of Zeus, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Jerome Eisenberg, 1970.
AM35512. Marble head of Zeus; 4 x 4 inches; elegantly proportioned, Very attractive, large slightly almond shaped eyes looking ahead, straight nose (part is worn off), beard above and below the mouth; ears not present, some yellowing and brown, on black wood mount; of great rarity; $4500.00 (4005.00)


Greek, Bronze Krater(?) Handle, Ornamented With Head of Dionysos, c. 400 - 200 B.C.

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This handle was probably once attached to a krater, a punch-bowl type vessel used for diluting and serving wine. The earliest kraters were bronze and almost exclusively the volute-type. Very few bronze kraters have survived. Most often only the handles remain.
AG40492. Greek bronze krater(?) handle, height 12.7 cm (4 5/8"), ornamented with facing head of Dionysos, $1000.00 (890.00)


Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Anatolia, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.

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This bronze ring fragment is nearly identical to the referenced the ring fragment currently in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California, listed in Spier Rings, as shown to the right. It is clearly the same woman depicted and they are very likely from the same engraver and workshop. The Getty Museum piece is similarly missing almost the entire hoop.ring fragment
AS72537. Spier Rings 90 (nearly identical fragment!, bezel 21.1 x 17.3 x 4.5 mm), fragment, entire bezel present, only traces of the hoop remain, rough green patina, some corrosion, bezel 22.5 x 18.3 x 4.7 mm, high relief portrait of a woman facing left (perhaps a Ptolemaic queen), draped and wearing her hair in melon coiffure; $1000.00 (890.00)


Roman Greece, Barbotine Ware Amphora, 2nd Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Barbotine is French for a ceramic slip, a mixture of clay and water used for decorating pottery. In English the term is used for two different techniques but here we are only concerned with the technique used in the ancient world. Barbotine is piped onto the object much like cakes are decorated with icing, using a quill, horn, or another kind of nozzle. The slip is often a color contrasting with rest of the vessel and forms a design, a pattern, or inscription, that is raised above the main surface. The Egyptians used barbotine decorative designs. Specimens have also been found at Minoan Knossos on the island of Crete.

This example was found near Corinth. The style is certainly related to the Egyptian Barbotine ware but it may have been made in mainland Greece.

AE36060. Barbotine ware amphora, Athenian Agora -, ROM -; 5 inches high, Collectible condition, buff clay, ovoid body, wide tubular neck, strap handles, horizontal bands on neck, Barbatine rows of leaf shaped decorations on body; reconstructed, one section of rim, a small shoulder and part of one handle restored; rare; $630.00 (560.70)


Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Eastern Mediterranean, 3rd - 1st Century B.C.

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This bronze ring fragment is very similar to the referenced ring fragment in the British Museum (click here to see it online).
AS84167. cf. BM Collection 1917.0501.1267 (very similar ring fragment), bezel complete, 22.1 x 16.1, obverse high relief portrait of a woman facing left, draped and wearing her hair in a bun at the back (perhaps a Ptolemaic queen, either Berenike II or Arsinoe II); $450.00 (400.50)


Egyptian, Faience Amphoriskos, Ptolemaic to Early Roman, 3rd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

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AB31020. Faience amphoriskos; height 10.8 cm (3 3/4"), white with traces of green glaze, ornamented with inscribed bands and crescents, two small loop handles, Choice, complete and intact, $320.00 (284.80)


Mediterranean Region, Lead Shell Weight, 1/9 Libra, c. 4th Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D.

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Hendin lists several such shell-shaped weights. They are found throughout the Mediterranean Region.
AS77839. Lead weight, Hendin Weights 276; Manns-Kloetzli p. 22, 37; Alvarez-Burgos P29; scallop shell, 35.606g, 27.4mm long, VF, 4th century B.C. - 2nd century A.D.; $180.00 (160.20)


Greek & Roman Art: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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BL43196. Greek & Roman Art: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a small booklet with over 40 black and white photographs and descriptions of superb pieces from the museum collection; perfect for throne room reading; $3.00 (2.67)







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Greek Antiquities