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Ancient Stone Art and Artifacts

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 ¼ 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)
 


Egyptian, Limestone Ushabti, New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty, 1320 - 1200 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AB33403. limestone ushabti; cf. Saleh, Les antiquites egyptiennes de Zagreb, 612; cf. Alex G. Malloy, Egyptian Art and Antiquities, Summer 1980, 45, Choice, 6 ½", wears bag wig, arms crossed, holding hoe and flail; $2000.00 (€1780.00)
 


Africa, Niger, Early Bura Stone Idol, c. 3rd Century A.D.

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Almost nothing is known of the Bura and the role of these idols is uncertain.
AH59762. Africa, Niger, Early Bura Stone Idol, c. 3rd Century A.D., 5 x 11.7 inches, an early example in the form of an indented slab with features indicated by shallow drill marks, the incised lines apparently deepened a little; from a New Jersey collection; $680.00 (€605.20)
 


Roman, Small Sandstone Tetrarch Emperor Head, c. 285 - 337 A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AE36072. Grey sandstone head of Roman Emperor during the Tetrarchy; cf. Two Emperors of the Tetarchy, in the Vatican Library, 9 cm high and 7 cm, Diocletian or Maximianus, short forehead, short hair, expressive large eyes and high relief with double eyelids, portrait style exemplifies the militaristic period; worn but worthy of any fine collection; rare; $500.00 (€445.00)
 


Egyptian, Limestone Concubine Figure Plaque, New Kingdom, 1567 - 1085 B.C.

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

These figures were believed to be magical concubines for the deceased. This object may have been the lid for a box.
AG33389. cf. Petrie, Memphis, I, pl. XXXV, 7; Egyptian Art and Artifacts, Summer 1980 by Alex G. Malloy 54; 65 mm tall, white carved limestone, Choice, attractive, $480.00 (€427.20)
 


Egyptian, Bast Lion Plaque, Late Period, 1085 - 322 B.C.

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

The Goddess Bast was very popular in the late dynastic period. Sheshong's seat of power was the city of Babastis, which was also Bast's chief seat of Worship. Bast was a member of the triad of Babastis - Osiris, Bast and Nefer-Tem. This plaque was a votive sold at the shrine of Bast to be given to her as a votive.
AG33401. Bast lion plaque; 50 mm, dark grey mold formed from stone paste; head of facing lion with the lion features of Bast are quite clear; chip on chin, Choice, mounted on a black lucite base; $400.00 (€356.00)
 


Roman, Round Silver Appliqué, 1st - 2nd Century A.D.

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Ex Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome de-acquisition, c. 1950’s; ex Ran Ryan, Rome 1974; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy. Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia was founded in 1889 in the Villa Giulia, or Villa di Papa Giulio (Pope Julius), built in Rome in the mid-16th century for Pope Julius III. Today the museum is principally devoted to antiquities of the pre-Roman period, from ancient Umbria, Latium, and southern Etruria. In the 1950's the museum sold some of its later Roman antiquities to Rex Ryan, an antiquities dealer who had a shop in Rome. Alex Malloy, a retired dealer in antiquities for 40 years, purchased a group of these antiquities, including this piece, from Rex Ryan, in 1974.

A cabochon or cabachon, from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom (dome shape).
AI36083. Silver appliqué; 8.8 cm diameter, flat round center surrounded by a circle of two light blue glass, a clear crystal and four carnelian cabochons, Collectible condition; one clear stone missing, dark toning; probably part of a box lid, one stone missing, dark toning; probably the outer shell of a box lid; very rare; $300.00 (€267.00)
 


Egypt, Black Slate Dish, Hellenic - Roman Period, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

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

This type of dish may have been used as a cosmetic pallet.
AE48734. Black slate dish; cf. Petrie, Stone & Metal Vases 972; four square protruding handles, 3 ½ inches diameter, Choice, ex Malloy, Egyptian Art & Artifacts, Summer 1980, 118; some chipping to edge, otherwise intact; $300.00 (€267.00)
 


India, Stone Head, c. 10th Century A.D.

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AH59767. India, stone head, 9.5 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., ex New Jersey collection, ex European dealer (c. 1980); $300.00 (€267.00)
 


India, Stone Head, c. 10th Century A.D.

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AH59768. India, stone head, 9 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., ex New Jersey collection, ex European dealer (c. 1980); $300.00 (€267.00)
 







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