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5859. Apulian Red-Figure Hydria Ca. 350 BC. Bulbous vessel on raised disc foot with twin handles on shoulder and one behind on neck and wide flared rim. Decorated with a nude male and a draped female on either side of an altar. A decorative floral band around neck. Palmette leaves behind and on sides and wave band on rim and as a ground line for the figure. Intact and excellent condition. 13in H. Ex New York Collection. A lovely example in excellent condition. $10,500

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7003. Villanovan Impasto High Handled Bowl, Central Italy, Ca. 9th to 8th Century BC. Vessel with carefully burnished chocolate color surface, molded with ribbed body and two projecting knobs, thick twin handles with carefully incised panels. 7in Diam x 3”H. Restored. Compare Jucker, Italy of the Etruscan, for parallel example. Rare. $795 

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 6990. Apulian Large Red Figure Covered Lekanis, Ca. 4th Century BC. A beautiful deep and wide footed bottom vessel section with twin handles at sides, decorated with profile heads of a Lady of Fashion amid various other devices, wave patterns and palmette leaves. The knob lid top wonderfully decoratec with two vignettes separated by palmette leaves. Each consists of back to back reclining draped female attendants, they each hold a bird or a tray in upraised hands. 11 in Wide x 6 inches H. Repaired but still very fine. Ex English Private Collection.
$4500

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6887. Etruscan terracotta votive Head of a Youth, Ca. 4th Century BC. The wavy hair framing his child-like face wearing a diadem. 5¼ in. (13.3cm.)H. + custom mount. Purchased from Mullucks Wells, Auctioneers, Great Dunmow, Essex and were formerly in the collection of an amateur archaeologist. $895 

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 5777. Apulian Red Figure Bell Krater attributed to the A.V. Group, Ca. 350 BC. Inverted bell shape vessel on disc foot, decorated on one side with a chiton-clad lady in motion to right and looking back over her shoulder at a wreath held in her right hand, a box in her left hand, the head of a woman facing left on the reverse. 7-1/8”H. Ex. Michigan private collection, originally purchased Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, May 19th, 1979, no. 162, illus. Excellent condition. A lovely vessel. $3300

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6939. Cypriot Limestone Head of a Youth, Archaic Period, 600 to 500 BC. Nicely carved head with almond shaped eyes, slender nose, and soft lips, with short cropped hair and small ears. 3-3/4 in H. + custom mount. Ex Christies Sale no. 7183. $2450 

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 6842. Greek Bronze Mirror Cover with Battle Scene, Ca. 3rd to 2nd Century BC. Decorated in repoussé, the relief scene showing a male figure holding a garlanded palm frond, taking refuge on an altar, an armed warrior with shield and spear to one side, opposite a draped female figure holding aloft a double-headed axe. mounted, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. For a similar scene to that on item one, cf. Tajan, Collection de Monsieur Anlan; Miroirs de Bronze Anciens, 8 December 1992, lot 381. Provenance From a private collection formed during the 1960s to 1970s. $3750

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 4238. Attic Black Figure Belly Amphora, Ca. 540 to 530 BC. A deep bodied vessel with twin handles and ring base. The central panel has similar scene on either side: three figures nicely painted; a figure of the Goddess Nike between two males. A band with hearts above main panel. 10-1/8 in H. Ex C.A. Geneva, Switzerland Collection. Rare. Read about the Ancient Olympic Games here. Choice example. Oxford Thermoluminescence test + positive for 2000 years old. $11,500

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7046. Fine Gnathian Pottery Epichysis, South Italy, Apulia, Ca. 4th century BC. Spool shaped vessel on rounded base with thin neck, elegant pinched pouring spout and looped handle. Two litle lion masks molded at base of spout. Gnathia was a sub style of the Apulia region in South Italy who produced these black glazed vessels with bands of decorative stylized grape bands and egg patterns. Good remains of added red, yellow, and white. Size: 7"H. Intact and excellent. Ex NY Collector. $1395

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6886. Italio-Corinthian Pottery Olpe, Ca. 6th Century BC. The body decorated in umber and crimson with encircling bands and dashes on the shoulder and incised scalloping on the body, 11¼in. (28.6cm). Restored and with earth deposits. $1600

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5702. Apulian Red Figure Squat Lekythos, Ca. 4th Century BC. A form that combines elements from the Guttos (an oil pouring vessel) and the Lekythos (an oil holding vessel), decorated with a sprawling nude youth, perhaps an athlete, holding an object in his left hand and right arm also extended holding an instrument, wreath around his head; palmettes to each side and wave pattern beneath. 3-1/2" H. x 3-1/2" in D. Ex German collection. Very nice. $1100 

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 7044. Gnathian Painted Pottery Prochous, South Italy, Ca. 4th Century BC. Bulbous vessel on ring base with thin neck, elegant pinched pouring spout and looped handle. Gnathia was a sub style of the Apulia region in South Italy who produced these black glazed vessels with bands of decorative stylized grape bands and egg patterns. Good remains of added red, yellow, and white. Size: 7-3/8"H. Intact and excellent. Ex NY Collector. $1395
   

 
6713. Xenon Miniature Kantharos, South Italy, Ca. 4th century BC. Thin wall vessel with twin handles; overall fired black and decorated with applied orange pigment with a wave pattern in panel on either side. Repaired. 2-1/2in (6.5cm) H. $295 

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6737. Etruscan Bronze Votive Stylized Warrior Figures (3), Umbria, Ca. 6th Century BC. Each a votive stylized warrio with some incised details. Approx 2 in H. + custom mount. Wear to each as viewed. Nice ancient green patinas. Ex European Private Collection. Rare examples. $495

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 6822. Apulian Red Figure Lekythos, Ca. 350 BC. A lovely bulbous body oil vessel with thin neck, loop handle and flared top. Decorated with a standing nude figure, drapery over his arm, one hand with raised offering tray, the other carrying a garland Lovely scroll work and palmette leaf behind. Repairs visable and chip to rim. 6-3/4"(17.1cm)H. Ex New Jersey Collector. Finely rendered. $995

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 6912. Etruscan Bucchero Ware Skyphos, Ca. 7th to 6th Century BC. Open burnished black-ware vessel on ring base with twin handles horizontal at either side and lightly incised bands around exterior of body. 6-1/4”D. Handle to handle. Compare Jucker, Italy of the Etruscan, for parallel example. $395

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 5778. Campanian Red Figure Squat Lekythos, Ca. 4th Century BC. The bulbous bodied vessel ornamented with the head of a woman facing left and wearing a sakkos and diadem, a palmette flanked by scrolls on the reverse. Size 5-7/8" H. Ex New York private collection, originally purchased at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 13th, 1979, lot no. 302. Intact. Lovely. $1650

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6697. Fine Greek Silver Stater Coin For Aspendos, Pamphylia, Asia Minor, Ca. 300 to 250 BC. Excellent stike front and back, the obverse features two naked athletes wrestling, grasping each other by the arms. The reverse features a slinger, advancing right, about to discharge his sling. In a field to the right, triskeles of human legs. 7/8 in D. Excellent tone. Ref: BMC 99/53. This coin is a tribute to the Wrestlers that participated in the Ancient Olympics. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.

Read about the Ancient Olympic Games here. $1100 

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 6705 Exceptional Daunian Pottery Double Strainer Askos, South Italy, Ca. 4th century BC. Ample bulbous body vessel with double strainer spout and loop handle in center; decorated with various undulating bands of brown and red slip; stars near the base, a netting pattern around the spouts. 7-3/4" (19.4cm)H. Intact and choice, mint condition. Ex NY Collection. $2750

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6735 Iberian Bronze Votive, Ca. 4th Century BC. Cast in tunic and short croped hair. 3-3/8 in H. + custom mounted. Nice green patina. Ex European Private Collection. $695

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6541. Mycenaean Pottery Stirrup Jar, Late Helladic Ca. 13th Century BC. The stirrup jar with a biconical body, twin conjoined handles and a side spout; concentric circles throughout body and shoulder motiif. 4-5/8 in. (11.7 cm) H. NY Collection. $2850

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7047. Apulian Gnathian Pottery Lidded Skyphos, Ca. 4th Century BC. A deep cup with twin horizontal handles at rim with wonderful added ochre, red and white slip; decorated with incised and painted stylized grape vines. The knob lid also ornately painted and incised in a floral pattern. 6-1/8 in. Diam handle to handle. 3-1/2 H. Some chips and repair. Ex New York Collection. $895

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6786. Daunian Polychrome Pottery Ritual Kyathos, Apulia, Ca. 4th Century BC. Deep vessel with wide rim and handle with zoomorphic device. Good slip design in red and brown oxides over a cream ground. Size: 9-1/2" (24cm) H. Nice root marks and post fire pigments. Choice example SOLD

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6711 Xenon Miniature Oinochoe South Italy, Ca. 4th century BC. Deep vessel with trefoil lip and handle and decorated in added red with stylized palmette in panel. Repaired at lip. 6cm H. $325

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6710. Xenon Miniature Skyphos, South Italy, Ca. 4th century BC. Thin wall vessel with twin handles fired black and decorated with applied orange geometric design of leaves and guioche pattern below rim. Repaired and chips. 2-1/8 in (5.4cm) H. 10cm diam handle to handle. $195

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6884. Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Bowl, Ca. 6th to 5th Century BC. Thin wall pottery vessel, partially burnished, the body with pronounced lip, 4½in. (11.25cm) D. + ring base. Intact, spall and normal age wear. $395
 

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6385. Hellenistic Alabaster Alabastron, Ca. 3rd Century BC. Deep carved cylindrical stone vessel with rounded base and circular disc rim. 7-1/2 in H. Nice surface and ancient wear. Ex NY Collector. $1500

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5779. Paestan Red Figure Bell Krater, Ca. 4th Century BC. One side decorated with a satyr, nude but for his boots, bending forward and moving to the left, the other side with a profile female head, wearing a sakkos, each side framed by tendrils, palmettes below the handles, meander and saltire squares below the scenes, laurel below the rim. 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) H. Private Collection, Lugano. Published 1000 Years of Greek Vases, Royal Athena Galleries. Ex John Kluge’s Morven Collection. $3500

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6437. Apulian Red Figure Pottery Skyphos, South Italian, Ca. 4th Century BC. Black painted terra cotta vessel with red painted male draped figure on either side between palmettes. Some calcified incrustation around the rim, otherwise fine. 4 5/8 in H. X 7in. W handle to handle. Ex New England Collection. $1100 

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 4755. Greek Terracotta Standing Female, Boeation, Ca. 5th to 4th Century BC. Buff terracotta statuette of a woman, possibly a Goddess, shown wearing a peplos with overfall, standing on an integral raised base, holding a branch and a phiale in her right hand, the elaborate coiffure decorated with a wreath, 12in. (30cm.) H. Ex English Collection. $2,200

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6714. South Italian Black-Glazed Kylix South Italy, Ca. 4th century BC. Shallow vessel with rich black glaze, stamped tondo and twin horizontal handles and raised disc foot. 8-1/4in (21cm) diam. handle to handle. 1-3/4in H. $495 
   

 
 6375. Greek Bronze Hound, Ca. 4th to 3rd Century BC. Cast with head upward, ears close to head, nice muscalature. 3 in H. + marble base. Wear and losses. Ex San Francisco Collection. $795

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5295. Hellenistic Sheet Gold Medusa Appliqué, Ca. 3rd to 2nd Century BC. Repousse rounded sheet with the frontal face details nicely rendered. A central cabochon red garnet set atop her head. Four danglers attached at corners. 1-1/8 in diam. 2-1/4 diam across danglers. Plexi mounted. $1750

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7048. Apulian Gnathian Pottery Skyphos, Ca. 4th Century BC. A deep cup with twin horizontal handles at rim with wonderful added ochre, red and white slip; decorated with incised and painted stylized grape vines. 6-1/4 in. Diam handle to handle. 3-5/8 H. Repaired. Ex New York Collection. Sweet. $750

 
5950. Xenon-ware Pottery Oinochoe, South Italian, Ca. 4th Century BC. Bulbous bodied vessel with pinched trefoil lip and loop handle, overall black glaze and over painted in ray pattern on shoulder and a laurel leaf pattern on body. 3-1/2 in H. Intact and choice. Ex New York Collector. $475 

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 6790. Campanian Black Glazed Pottery Skyphos, South Italy, Ca. 4th Century BC. Deep cup with twin horizontal handles at sides, overall black glazed. 3-1/4 in H. x 6-3/8 in D. handle to handle. Good salt deposits. Repairs. Ex. NY Collector. $495
   

 
 5226. Greek Pottery Recumbent Lion, Ca. 5th Century BC. Molded reclining, having an open back, encrusted surface. Chip to front corner, otherwise intact. Nice deposits. Size: 3-3/4"L. Lucite base. Ex. collection of Dr. Angelo R. Bergamo, NJ. $295

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6934. Campanian Black Glazed Pottery Mug, South Italy, Ca. 4th Century BC. High fire with an almost metalic sheen, a deep vessel with cylindrical neck section and flared rim. Overall black glaze and compact loop handle under rim. 3-3/4 in (9.3cm)H. Intact with excellent root marks. $475
 

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