Greek, Hellenistic Alexandrian , Marble of Zeus, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Jerome Eisenberg, 1970.
AM35512. Marble of Zeus; 4 ¼ x 4 inches; elegantly proportioned, Very attractive, large slightly almond shaped eyes looking ahead, straight nose ( is worn off), beard above and below the mouth; ears not present, some yellowing and brown, on black mount; of great rarity; $4000.00 (€3560.00)
Greek, Bronze (?) , Ornamented With of Dionysos, c. 400 - 200 B.C.
This was probably once attached to a , a punch-bowl 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 (?) , height 12.7 cm (4 5/8"), ornamented with facing of Dionysos, $850.00 (€756.50)
Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Anatolia, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
AS72537. 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 , 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; $850.00 (€756.50)
Roman , Ware , 2nd Century A.D.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
is French for a ceramic slip, a mixture of clay and water used for decorating . In English the term is used for two different techniques but here we are only concerned with the technique used in the ancient world. 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 , that is raised above the main surface. The Egyptians used decorative designs. Specimens have also been found at Minoan Knossos on the island of .
This example was found near Corinth. The is certainly related to the Egyptian ware but it may have been made in mainland .
AE36060. ware , Athenian -, ROM -; 5 ½ 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; , one section of rim, a small shoulder and of one ; ; $500.00 (€445.00)
Hellenistic Greek, Bronze Relief Ring Fragment, Eastern Mediterranean, 3rd - 1st Century B.C.
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 , 22.1 x 16.1, 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 ); $400.00 (€356.00)
Egyptian, , Ptolemaic to Early Roman, 3rd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
AB31020. ; height 10.8 cm (3 3/4"), white with traces of green glaze, ornamented with inscribed bands and crescents, two small loop handles, , and , $320.00 (€284.80)
Mediterranean Region, Lead Shell , 1/9 Libra, c. 4th Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D.
lists several such shell-shaped . They are found throughout the Mediterranean Region.AS77839. Lead , 276; p. 22, 37; P29; scallop shell, 35.606g, 27.4mm long, VF, 4th century B.C. - 2nd century A.D.; $160.00 (€142.40)
Greek & Roman Art: Museum of Arts, Boston
BL43196. Greek & Roman Art: Museum of Arts, Boston, a small booklet with over 40 black and white photographs and descriptions of pieces from the museum collection; perfect for throne room reading; $3.00 (€2.67)
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