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Art of the Ancient World Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Byzantine, Eg yptian, & Near Eastern Antiquities

Celebrating our 73rd Anniversary

Volume XXVI - 2015

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No. 93 - Art of the Ancient World - Vol. XXVI - January 2015 We are pleased to issue this catalog celebrating our 73rd anniversary of dealing in classical numismatics and our 61st year of dealing in ancient art. It illustrates in full color 272 selected antiquities priced from $1,250 to over $2,000,000. This publication is one of a continuing series primarily illustrating new acquisitions featured in our New York galleries, where over two thousand fine works of art are on permanent display. All of the antiquities in this catalog are displayed at our New York gallery, the largest and most extensive collection of the ancient arts ever exhibited for sale. In addition to the many masterworks of ancient art, there is a wide variety of fine items on display priced from $100 to $1,000 and up, including Greek and Roman coins and Old Master prints and drawings, perfect for the beginning collector or for that very special gift. A few of the pieces illustrated may not be available since they were sold while the catalog was in preparation, but a number of other newly acquired objects will be on display in our New York gallery and on our website: www.royalathena.com, updated weekly.

We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every work of art sold by Royal-Athena Galleries. ©2014 Jerome M. Eisenberg, Inc. Composed and printed in the United States of America.

Every object purchased by our galleries has been legally acquired. If imported by us into the United States, we have done so in compliance with all federal regulations and have given full consideration to all international treaties governing objects of cultural importance. Antiquities priced at $10,000 or more are now checked and registered with the Art Loss Registry in London. All of our objects are clearly labeled with complete descriptions and prices. Condition reports on all the objects are available upon request. We encourage browsing and are happy to assist and advise both the amateur and the serious collector. We urge our prospective clients to ‘shop around’, for we are proud of our quality, expertise, and competitive pricing. Appointments may be arranged outside of regular gallery hours for clients desiring privacy. Updated price lists for our catalogs are available upon request. For terms and conditions of sale see the inside back cover. COVER PHOTO: no. 244 Egyptian Middle Kingdom turquoise faience hippopotamus. XIIth Dynasty, ca. 1991-1786 BC. L. 3 7/8 in.(9.8 cm BACK COVER: no. 35 Roman bronze applique of Herakles slaying the Lernean Hydra 2nd Century AD. H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) Text and catalog design by Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., and F. Williamson Price Photography by Ramon Perez

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Art of the Ancient World Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Byzantine, Eg yptian, Near Eastern, & Prehistoric Antiquities

Volume XXVI - 2015 Table of Contents CLASSICAL ART Greek Marble Sculptures Roman Marble Sculptures Greek Bronze Sculptures Etruscan Bronze Sculptures Roman Bronze Sculptures, etc. Ancient Bronze Animals Roman Lamps and Vases Ancient Terracottas Ancient Owl Vases Owl Sculptures Early Greek Vases Attic Black-figure Vases Attic Red-figure Vases South Italian Vases Etruscan Vases Ancient Glass Ancient Jewelry

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ANCIENT VARIA BYZANTINE ART

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EGYPTIAN ART Egyptian Stone Sculptures and Reliefs Egyptian Bronze Sculptures Egyptian Ushabtis Egyptian Stone Vessels Egyptian Pottery Vases Egyptian Faience Amulets, etc. Egyptian Varia

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NEAR EASTERN ART

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COLLECTING ANCIENT ART 94 ROYAL-ATHENA GALLERIES 94 Expertise and Ethics 95 Royal-Athena Galleries Catalogs Inside back cover

Photo above: no. 59 Roman bronze balsamarium depicting hunting scenes in high relief. Late 2nd-early 3rd Century AD. Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); H. 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.)


Introduction As we enter our 61st year of dealing in ancient art and our 73rd year in Classical numismatics we are pleased to present in our 93rd publication an outstanding selection of antiquities assembled primarily from old collections in the United States and Europe. A large number of these objects were originally purchased from us over the past several decades and we are delighted to offer them again to a new generation of enthusiasts. We are pleased to offer in this catalog a large selection of Classical and Egyptian antiquities from my personal collection (J.M.E. collection), acquired over the past thirty years. It includes a group of Classical mythological bronzes featuring several with the Labors of Herakles; Classical vases and other objects depicting owls; Roman marbled glass vases; Egyptian bronze sphinxes; Egyptian stone and pottery vessels, emphasizing the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods; and a large collection of Egyptian faience amulets and other faience objects. A good representation of less expensive Egyptian faiences from the J.M.E. collection may be found on our website. Further antiquities from the collection will be added regularly to our website and monthly Newsletter over the coming year. We have devoted over half a century to selling carefully attributed works of art with particular attention to their provenance. This diligence has resulted in an astonishingly low percentage of claims against legal ownership – less than 0.0006% or one out of every 2000 objects! In view of the increasing legislation being passed in several countries to restrict the trade in illegally exported antiquities (which we applaud), we may assure our clients that we continue to proudly conduct a very ethical business and take all of the proper steps to insure that our inventory is free of any possible claims. It is with great pride and delight that we celebrate our 73rd year! Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph. D.

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Greek Marble Sculptures 1 ARCHAIC GREEK MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO, the sun god, god of light, music, and the arts. His long hair is centrally parted, combed backwards along the sides of his head and then elaborately looped around itself; from a cult statue. Late 6th-early 5th Century BC. H. 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) Ex Corbeil collection, Montreal, acquired in France in the 1950s. Cf. the archaic marble head of Apollo from Kyparissia.

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2 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A HECATEION Depicting the triple-aspected Hecate Dadhouchos as protector of the home and guardian of the soul. Statues of this goddess were often placed in shrines at crossroads. 4th- 3rd Century BC. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex Ancient and Medieval Art Ltd., Furneux, Pelham, England, dissolved in 1990. 3 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF APHRODITE (VENUS) WRINGING HER HAIR The goddess of love, fertility, beauty, and marriage, arising from the sea. 3rd-2nd Century BC H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex collection of Kenzo Takada, Paris, acquired ca. 1970; Drouot, Paris, 2007. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX, no. 8, 2008.

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4 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A PTOLEMAIC QUEEN, PROBABLY CLEOPATRA II, ca. 185–116 BC. H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) Ex French collection. She was a queen (and briefly sole ruler) of Egypt, daughter of Ptolemy V and Cleopatra I. She became regent for her son Ptolemy VII on her husband's death in 145 BC and married her other brother, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II "Physcon" the next year, whereupon Physcon slew his nephew/stepson and made himself king. In 142 BC he took her younger daughter, his niece, Cleopatra III, as wife without divorcing his sister and made his new wife joint ruler. 5 HELLENISTIC MARBLE MALE PORTRAIT HEAD OF PTOLEMY VIII, 182-116 BC, with strong features, the large eyes with prominent upper and lower lids, the broad nose with recessed nostrils, the mouth with jutting lower lip set above a dimpled chin. Ptolemaic Period, 2nd Century BC Ex American collection acquired in the 1950s-60s. Attributed by Rudolf Kanel; see his “Gruppen oder Typen? Zur Klassifizierung der Portraits von Ptolemaios III Euergetes,” in Numismatica e Antichita Classiche, XXXVIII, 2009, pl. II, no. 7.

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Roman Marble Sculptures 6 ROMAN MARBLE STATUE OF A YOUTHFUL MARCUS AURELIUS AS CAESAR, TOGATE, approximately 3/4 life-size. Ca. 140 AD. H. 49 in. (125 cm.) Given that title in AD 139 by the Emperor Antoninus Pius after adopting him as his heir. Found near Bath, England. Ex A. T. collection, Geneva, Switzerland; J. Turner, Amsterdam, 1984; F.A.collection, Paris, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1991; S.G. collection, South Carolina, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1998. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, 1985, p. 90, no. 263. Cf. a similar togate portrait in the Capitoline Museum of Marcus Annius Verus. The head, made separately, is set into the body but belongs.

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7 ROMAN MARBLE OVER-LIFESIZE PORTRAIT OF THE EMPEROR, AUGUSTUS, 27 BC- AD 14, with finelymodeled features, his oval face with strong cheekbones, the fleshy bow-shaped mouth with the lips pressed together, dimpled at the corners, a single shallow crease across the broad forehead, the layered hair composed of a mass of short comma-shaped locks, with the three characteristic locks at the center of his forehead, two parted at the center and one to his right, a single lock curving forward before each ear. Ca. AD 30. H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm.) Ex Enrico Serranti and Giovanna LoMoro, New York and New Jersey, acquired in 1981; private collection, Westlake Village, Cailfornia, acquired at Christie’s, New York, 8 June 2004, lot 57. Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor (27 BC-AD 14). This posthumous portrait was sculpted during the reign of his adopted son and successor Tiberius. It is based upon the marble statue of Augustus Caesar which was discovered in 1863, in the villa of his wife, Livia Drusilla, at Prima Porta, near Rome, to which she retired after his death, and is now displayed in the Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican Museums.

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8 ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTHFUL ATHLETE with short, curly hair. The drilling of the hair suggests a date in the Severan Period though based upon a Hellenistic type of the 3rd or early 2nd century BC. 3/4 life-size. Ca. AD 180-220. H. 10 in. (25.5 cm.) Ex Belgian collection, acquired ca. 1985. White fine crystalline marble.

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9 ROMAN MARBLE LIFE-SIZE PORTRAIT HEAD OF THE EMPEROR GALLIENUS, AD 260-268 A sensitive portrait with typical physiognomic characteristics: thick, centrally parted hair in bowl-cut style fanning evenly across the mid-forehead; arching eyebrows; his eyes with slightly hooded lids; a thick mustache hunched upon his upper lip and the bearded chin strongly rounded. Carved from luna marble. Ca. AD 260. H. 12 7/8 in. (32.8 cm.) Ex R. collection, Lausanne, Switzerland, acquired in 1950s; Cahn sale, September, 2005; private collection, Westlake Village, CA, acquired from Royal-Athena. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2006, no. 29. Cf. Max Wegner, Das romische Herrscherbild Gordianus III to Carinus, Berlin, 1979, pp. 106-120, pl. 45; pp. 108-110, no. 117f, pl. 45.

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10 ROMAN MARBLE LIFE-SIZE PORTRAIT HEAD OF JULIA TITI, daughter of the Emperor Titus, and mistress of the Emperor Domitian, depicted with the high-arching haloed coiffure characteristic of the period. Later 1st Century AD. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) Ex European private collection, 1980s; private collection, Westlake Village, California, acquired at Christie’s, New York, June 2007. The mass of curls deeply drilled, portrayed with realistic features, the large convex almond-shaped eyes unarticulated, with thick upper lids under modeled arching brows, broad cheekbones, a protruding dimpled chin, and a small mouth with bow-shaped lips. For another portrait of Julia Titi see D. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, p. 179, no. 147.

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11 ROMAN MARBLE HERM HEAD OF A BEARDED DIONYSOS (BACCHUS) The god of wine with diadem over hair lappets and long beard. Ca. 1st Century AD. H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) Ex private English collection; A.O, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2006. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, 2006, no. 11. 12 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A PATRICIAN WOMAN, her hair in two rows of drilled curls across the brow. 1st Century AD. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Ex French collection. 13 ROMAN MARBLE LIFE-SIZE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A PATRICIAN SEVERAN WOMAN, her exceptional coiffure of individually curled locks of hair forming a deep corona around her calm expression. Behind this her hair is combed into a thick braid which continues down her back, bound with thin twisted bands of hair. Ca. AD 190-225. H. 11 in. (28 cm.) Very fine style. Ex Belgian private collection.

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14 ROMAN LIFE-SIZE MARBLE BUST OF A PRIESTESS OF ISIS The hair surrounds the forehead in radial striated waves, drawn into a bun at the nape, and falls in the typical corkscrew locks over the shoulders. A central knot of hair at the top of the head represents the Egyptian pschent crown. Later 1st Century AD. H. 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) Ex German private collection. 15 ROMAN LIFE-SIZE MARBLE HEAD OF A WOMAN, possibly a portrait of Marcia Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I, or a contemporary. Ca. AD 244-249. H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) Ex old collection of M. de W., France. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX, 2008, no. 26.

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Greek Bronze Sculptures 16 ARCHAIC EAST GREEK BRONZE KOUROS, his hair falling in long wavy strands over his shoulders; on an integral base. Ionian, probably from Samos, ca. 550 BC. H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, New York, May 29, 1987, lot 77; R. and L. H. collection, Beverly Hills, Michigan. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1990-1994. 17 GREEK BRONZE APPLIQUÉ OF HERAKLES WRESTLING WITH THE RIVER GOD ACHELOÖS The hero grasps the horns of the god appearing in the form of a bearded man-headed bull. 6th-5th Century BC. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) Rare. Ex collection of Hilton McConnico, sold 1950; Sotheby’s, London, November 1966; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, October 1999. 18 GREEK GILT BRONZE HANDLE: TWO TRITONESSES, ADDORSED, their scaly tails intertwined to form the ring handle, each with the head and torso of a bare-breasted female with extended leonine paws. Mid-4th Century BC. L. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) Ex John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1990; reacquired at Christie’s, New York, June 2004. Very rare. 19 HELLENISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF THE KING LYCURGUS The naked bearded figure, with his head thrown back, wearing a Phrygian cap and soft ankle boots, the well-muscled torso twisting as he rips out two large vine creepers, both entwined with ivy which extends up his back and across his arms. Ca. 1st Century BC. H. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Ex British collection, acquired in 1984.

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Etruscan Bronze Scu lpt ures 20 ETRUSCAN OR ITALIC BRONZE CRAFTSMAN possibly depicting the god Sethlans (Vulcan), the god of fire and blacksmiths, depicted nude, seated on a simple bench stool, its forward vertical edges scalloped, his lower left leg pulled back, his left hand at his knee, his fisted right hand once holding a hammer. Ca. 460 BC. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) Ex R.S. collection, London; collection of John Kluge, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries in 1989. 21 ETRUSCAN BRONZE SMALL APPLIQUE OF A KNEELING YOUTH 6th-5th Century BC. H. 1 1/8 in. (3.1 cm.) Ex German collection. 22 ETRUSCAN BRONZE HERMAPHRODITE RIDING A GOOSE, both wearing necklaces with multiple bulla-form pendants. 5th-4th Century BC. L. 2 in. (5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, March 2003. 23 ETRUSCAN BRONZE NUDE YOUTH with wreath on head. Victorious athlete or Herakles holding the horn of Acheloรถs. 3rd Century BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Ex E. deKolb collection, NY; L.G. collection, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1997. Exhibited: Ball State University Art Museum, (19972005); Muncie, IN; George Mason University (2005).

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Roman Bronze Sculp tures 24 LARGE ROMAN BRONZE NUDE APOLLO OR VICTORIOUS ATHLETE standing, his centrally parted and upswept hair bound with a fillet. Around his hips is an enigmatic bronze ring; eyes once inlaid; lacking both forearms. Ca. 3rd Century AD. H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.) Ex RoyalAthena, 1960s; Edward Smith collection, New Jersey, 1960s-1982; John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X, 2009, no. 49.

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25 ROMAN BRONZE ASKLEPIOS, GOD OF MEDICINE, the god of healing depicted wrapped in a himation, his muscular torso exposed, his curly hair bound with a fillet; eyes inlaid with silver. Probably based upon the cult statue at Epidaurus. Ca. 1st Century AD. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) Ex P.P. collection, California. 26 ROMAN BRONZE GROTESQUE STANDING ON A FROG The naked bearded figure standing astride the frog's back, his body twisting and his right arm raised; the frog sitting on a three-lobed lilypad. 1st Century BC/AD. H.1 3/8 in. (4.5cm.) Very rare type. Ex Geneva private collection, acquired from the Alain Baron collection, Geneva in 1966; J.M.E. collection, New York. 27 ROMAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES RIDING A RAM side-saddle, his right forefinger raised toward his mouth. He wears the pschent crown, a tunic, and leggings, and in his left arm he cradles a cornucopia. 1st-2nd Century AD. H 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, December 2007. 28 ROMAN BRONZE GROTESQUE AFRICAN DANCER wearing only a loincloth and a conical cap. The male is depicted performing in a rotary dance movement; finely modeled in the tradition of the Hellenistic style of Alexandria. 2nd Century BC-1st Century AD. H. 4 in. (10 cm.) Ex German collection.

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29 ROMAN BRONZE GANYMEDE GRASPED BY ZEUS AS AN EAGLE The nude youth, crouching, with left arm raised in a defensive posture as the great raptor with spread wings pounces from behind. Finely modeled. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in December 2004. 30 ROMAN BRONZE PAIR OF YOKE ELEMENTS: SATYRS TAMING GOATS A fallen goat on which a youthful satyr or a bearded Silen kneels. On the side discs are frontal Silenos masks. 1st-3rd Century AD. Hts. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm.) Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York.

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31 ROMAN BRONZE DEEP BUST OF A PANISKOS A young version of the god Pan, with long curly hair, a top knot, and wearing a faun skin across his body. In his left arm he holds a lagobolon and in his right hand he holds a garland. Probably from a lectica, a portable bed. 2nd Century AD. H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. A.L, Austria, acquired at the Dorotheum, Vienna, June 6, 2000. Published: J, Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX, 2008, no. 61 32 PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE DEEP BUSTS OF ANTINOUS, the companion of the emperor Hadrian, with thick curly hair, each holding a scallop-shell tray. Probably made to adorn a lectica, a kind of portable bed, which became a popular mode of transportation for the well-to-do in the late Republic. Very rare. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex German collection. Cf. similar pair in the Hermitage. 33 ROMAN BRONZE INFANT HERAKLES WRESTLING WITH SERPENTS, sent by Hera. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 1 1/2 in. (4 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York. 34 ROMAN BRONZE CHILD CROUCHING AND HOLDING A GOOSE OR SWAN 1st Century AD. H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, May 2008.

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35 ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE OF HERAKLES SLAYING THE LERNEAN HYDRA. The hero’s second labor was to slay this serpent with nine heads, one of which was indestructible. He acomplished this by bashing off the heads with his club as seen here. His companion Iolaus would then burn with a torch the neck sinews prohibiting the hydra from growing a new head. The immortal head, in this bronze represented by a human head, he lopped off and buried by the road. A rare subject in bronze. 2nd Century AD. H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) Ex collection of B.H.S., a retired military officer, St. Petersburg, Florida, formed in the 1950s-early 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in March 2008.

Lab ors of Herakles 36 ROMAN BRONZE HERAKLES CAPTURING THE CERYNEIAN HIND; the third Labor. His left knee is on its back, grasping its antlers from behind. Rare. Ca. 1st Century AD. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) Acquired by R.L., Farmington Hills, Michigan, from Royal-Athena in 1992; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from R.L. collection in 1998. 37 GALLO-ROMAN BRONZE BUCKLE: HERAKLES STEALING THE CATTLE OF GERYON The youthful nude hero grappling with two bulls, his club at his feet; sculpted in the round. A rare depiction of the 10th Labor of Herakles. France, ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris, September 1998. Cf. P. Jongste, The Twelve Labours of Hercules on Roman Sarcophagi, 1992, p. 20, fig. 81, p. 127.

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38 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE EROS SEATED UPON A PALMETTE AND HOLDING A LAMB 2nd Century AD. H. 2 1/4 in (5.8 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York. acquired at the Drouot, Paris, in 2006. 39 ROMAN BRONZE EROS RIDING A LEAPING DOLPHIN with integral pedestal base. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Brussels from J.H., Freiburg, Germany, in 2007. 40 ROMAN BRONZE WINGED EROS RIDING A PANTHER, symbolic of the life force; the animal seated with its right paw raised; large inlaid spots of oxidized silver. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, in 2000. 41 ROMAN SMALL BRONZE WINGED EROS RIDING ON A STAG Eros, with Phrygian cap, riding a stag on pierced rectangular base. Ca. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London in April 1989.

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42 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE APHRODITE ANADYOMENE, depicted as having emerged from the sea, drying her hair. She stands in relaxed contrapposto, her left hand raised and holding a long curl. Atop her head is a large diadem; right forearm lacking. 1st Century AD. H. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) Ex collection of Andre de Clercq (1836 - 1901); Brussels private collection in 1980s. Fine reddish-brown patina. 43 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE APHRODITE (VENUS) WEARING A DIADEM right hand extended; eyes inlaid with silver. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) Ex private collection, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1985. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, 1985, no. 281. Exhibited: Ohio State University Art Museum, 1985-1990; Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1991-2007. 44 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE APHRODITE (VENUS) arranging her hair depicted as two skeins, one held in each of her upraised hands. Syria, 1st Century AD. H. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) Ex L.G. collection, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987. Exhibited: Picker Art gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1987-2006.

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45 ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT: BUST OF A GODDESS, probably Juno, wearing a diadem, a veil on the back of her head (capite velato). Her right shoulder is bare and the bust is covered by a sensuously draped chiton. 1st Century AD. H. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) Ex Austrian collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIV, 2003, no. 63. 46 ROMAN BRONZE SEATED THEBAN SPHINX with female head, full breasts, lion’s body, and up-curving wings. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) Ex Australian collection, acquired from the Museum of Classical Antiquities, Maine, USA, in the late 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in October 2004. 47 ROMAN BRONZE EUROPA RIDING ZEUS IN THE FORM OF A BULL She is seated on its back with her himation blown up behind her head. Ca. 4th Century AD. L. 2 1/4 in. (6.35 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, in June 1995. 48 ROMAN SMALL BRONZE MERCURY SEATED ON AN EAGLE, Seated sideways, he wears a winged petasos and a chlamys and holds a pigskin purse. 2nd Century AD. H. 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s London in April 2000.

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25 Cla ssica l Br onz e Mythological Creatures 49 GREEK BRONZE VASE APPLIQUE IN THE FORM OF A WINGED SIREN seated upon her haunches atop a palmette, her arching curved wings framing her face. 5th Century BC. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, April 2006. 50 ROMAN BRONZE PROTOME OF PEGASUS Probably once attached to the handle of a lamp. 2nd Century BC/AD. H. 3 1/8 in (8 cm.); L. 2 in. (5 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, June 2007. 51 ROMAN BRONZE VESSEL FOOT: A CAPRICORN OR SEA GOAT, with a horned goat protome and the curled tail of a fish. 2nd-3rd Century AD. L. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, September 2008. Exhibited: ‘Monsters, Demons, and Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures of the Ancient World’, Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, February 5-June 19, 2011. 52 ROMAN BRONZE CROUCHING WINGED GRIFFIN with beaked avian head; perked ears, cold-worked hair on the leonine body; wings at half rest position. 2nd-3rd Century AD. L. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.); H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, September 2008. Exhibited: ‘Monsters, Demons, and Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures of the Ancient World’, Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, February 5-June 19, 2011.


Ancient Bronze Ani mals 53 GREEK GEOMETRIC BRONZE COLT Olympia, ca. 750 BC. L. 2 3/4 in. (7.2 cm.) Ex Eric de Kolb collection, New York; acquired 1984. Cf. W.-D. Heilmeyer, Frühgriechische Kunst, 1982, pl. 42, no. 346. 54 GREEK BRONZE PRANCING PONY Ca. 5th Century BC. L. 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) Ex English collection; D.S collection, Waterford, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987. 55 ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE HORSE AND RIDER, the rider helmeted, holding a small round shield. Rare type. Found at Cheltenham, England. Ca. 3rd Century AD. H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) Ex collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Lord McAlpine in July 1988. 56 ROMAN BRONZE ANIMAL GROUP: A LION ATTACKING AN ANTELOPE The predator leaping upon the terrified animal’s back and sinking his teeth into its neck. Probably from a yoke fitting. 1st-3rd century AD. L. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Ex German private collection acquired in the 1990s.

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57 GREEK GEOMETRIC BRONZE LIDDED PENDANT PYXIS of globular form with an open triangle foot with two arches; twin stylized bird protomes and lid with conforming protomes and peg handle with flattened knop. Balkans, ca. 8th Century BC. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.); W. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Ex German art market 2009. Cf. I.Kilian-Dirlmeier, Anhänger in Griechenland der mykenischen bis zur spätgeometrischen Zeit , no. 1540, pl. 89. 58 HELLENISTIC BRONZE TALCOTT CLASS ARYBALLOS with silver-inlaid handle terminating in a female theatre mask. Late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. H. 4 5/8 in. (11.75 cm.) Fine red and green patina. Choice. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from A. Weber, Cologne, in September 1995.

C l as s i ca l B r o n ze Vas e s & Lamps 59 ROMAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM: HUNTING SCENES, of broad globular form with short concave neck and offset rounded rim, the body cast in relief with animal hunting scenes, including a lion attacking a donkey, a standing bear attacking a fallen animal, a feline jumping on an antelope, a grazing stag, and two paired fleeing oxen, and boars; rocky outcrops and plants in the field. Late 2nd-early 3rd Century AD. Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); H. 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) Acquired on the Portobello Road, London, in the late 1980s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York, June 2008. For related examples see Claudia Braun, Römische Bronzebalsamarien mit Reliefdekor (BAR International Series 917), 2001, pls. 11 (Obernburg, Römermuseum), 18 (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris), and 19 (Rijksmuseum van Oudheiden, Leiden).

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60 ROMAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM: HUNTING SCENE, in very high relief covering the spherical body. Two equestrians, one falling off horse, with wild animals, i.e. a lion, bear, panther, stag, boar; and dogs. On a pedestal foot; two loop rings with animal protomes at the lip to attach the swing handle. Later 2nd Century AD. H. 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.); Diam. of mouth 2 7/8 in. (7 cm.) Superb style; olive green patina. Ex P.P. collection, California; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, April 2008. For related examples see previous reference.

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61 ROMAN BRONZE PYXIS, knopped cover attached to an arched handle by a chain. Two human masks on top of the body. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1990. 62 ROMAN BRONZE PYXIS, knopped cover atached to an arched handle by a chain. Two theatrical masks on the body. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1990. 63 ROMAN BRONZE JAR WITH DOLPHIN HANDLES Flat handles in form of stylized dolphins; knopped cover attached to handles with thick chain. 1st-2nd Century AD. Jar: H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1991. 64 ROMAN BRONZE SPHERICAL BALSAMARIUM with two registers of concentric circles in relief. Retaining its original bronze chain. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) Fine green patina. Choice. Ex German collection.

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65 ROMAN BRONZE LAMP WITH HORSE HEAD HANDLE, with elongated body and long, splayed, and fluked nozzle. Handle terminating in a calyx from which emerges a horse’s head. Ca. AD 50-79. L. 5 5/8 in. (14.5 cm.) Ex German private collection near Munich, acquired between 1991 and 2005. Cf. D.M. Bailey, A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum IV,1996, p. 41 Q 3674; pl. 49 Q, no. 3674. 66 ROMAN BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A THEATER MASK The grinning, bald, and beardlesss countenance forming the upper portion of the lamp, the mouth as the fill-hole, the opening for the wick beneath his chin. Ca. 2nd Century AD. L. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, June 2005. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, 2006, no. 59. Cf. J. Petit, Bronzes Antiques de la Collection Dutuit, Paris, Petit Palais, 1980, no. 66.

Roman Pottery 67 ROMAN POTTERY OIL LAMP; DISCUS: JUGGLER AND MONKEY Loeschcke I type, the discus with a young juggler seated by his monkey, a dog climbing a ladder at right, two rings in the field behind the youth and a standing cup in front of him. 1st Century AD. L. 4 1/2 in. (11.6 cm.) A very rare subject. Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, acquired in the Munich art market, December 2007.

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68 ROMAN POTTERY LAMP; DISCUS: MORAY EEL DEVOURING A HYDRA, a snail shell in the field. A very rare subject. 1st Century AD. L. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in the Munich art market, June 2011.

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Ancient Ter racottas 69 ARCHAIC BOEOTIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE with bird-like face, flat body on a splaying base, with short arms, wearing a flaring polos with large projecting volute; dark brown painted details. Ca. 580-550 BC. H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) Ex Rhenish collection, acquired in the 1970s. 70 ARCHAIC GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME OF A GODDESS, possibly Demeter, in fine style; traces of white slip remaining. Thessaly, late 6th-early 5th Century BC. H. 4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) Ex van Driesum collection, France. 71 HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA LADY OF FASHION wearing a diadem and wrapped in a himation; extensive polychromy remaining. Corinth, 2nd Century BC. H. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) Ex collection of LouisGabriel Bellon (1819-1899) Saint-Nicolas-lesArras, France; thence by descent. Published: F. Winter, Die Antiken Terrakotten, vol. III-2, 1903, p. 24. From the same workshop as the Tyche a la Corne d’Abundance, in S. Besques, Figures et Reliefs, vol III, Musée du Louvre, 1972, no. D297, pl. 62D.

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Ancient Owl Vases 72 MYCENAEAN POTTERY PSEUDO-AMPHORA WITH AN OWL and fine cross-hatching on shoulder, concentric circles around body. Ca. 1300 BC. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) Rare subject. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Switzerland in 1992. 73 CORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS WITH TWO LARGE OWLS on either side of an inverted lotus. Ca. 625-600 BC. H. 3 in. ( 7.6 cm.) Ex St. Louis Art Museum; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from C. Ede, London, in May 2002. 74 CORINTHIAN POTTERY ARYBALLOS WITH OWL BY THE BEAD PAINTER with finely painted boar and owl, highly stylized rosettes in the field. Piece missing from base. Ca. 625-600 BC. H. 2 3/4 in. (6.1 cm.) Ex private collection, London, in the 1960s; M. Willborg, Stockholm, 1977; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, in April 2005. Published: D. A. Amyx, Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period, Berkeley, 1988, app. II, no. 12bis. 75 CORINTHIAN PLASTIC VASE IN THE FORM OF AN OWL Ca. 600 BC. L. 2 3/4 in. (6.5 cm.); H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from H. Cahn, Basel, in 1996. 76 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE OLPE WITH OWL BY THE HALF PALMETTE PAINTER Owl by a laver. Ca. 500 BC. H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from H. Cahn, Basel, in 1998. .

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77 ATTIC RED-FIGURE OWL LEKYTHOS. 5th Century BC. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York. Scarce. 78 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE AMPHORA WITH OWL with twisted handles. On either side of the neck an owl between laurel branches. 4th Century BC. H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, December 2000. 79 CAMPANIAN BLACK-FIGURE AMPHORA WITH OWLS Three front-facing owls on both sides; laurel leaves on neck; added white details. 4th Century BC. H. 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm) Rare. Ex British private collection; Fragments of Time, Fall 2008 catalog; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in November 2008. 80 APULIAN XENON GROUP SESSILE KANTHAROS WITH OWL between curling tendrils. Reverse with three registers of applied decoration: palmettes, vertical squiggles, laurel branch. Ca. 350 BC. H. 4 in.(10.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Switzerland in 1989.

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81 APULIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS WITH TWO OWLS on either side, flanked by olive sprigs. Early 4th Century BC. H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.); Diam. 4 1⁄4 in. (10.8 cm.); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) Rare side-by-side depiction. Ex Galerie am Neumarkt, Zurich, Antiken, Auktion XXII, 16 April 1971, no. 116; Heidi Vollmoeller collection, Zurich; J.M.E. collection, New York.

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82 ROMAN BRONZE PERCHED OWL filled with lead for use as a weight. 2nd-3rd century AD. H. 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) Ex London private collection, acquired in 1990s. Dark green patina. 83 HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA OWL modeled as if perched, its head turned to its right; legs lacking. 3rd Century BC. H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris, December 1990. 84 WESTERN ASIATIC GREEN STEATITE PENDANT OF AN OWL, wings spread, the legs brought back under the body. The plumage is represented by notches; two holes on the back for suspension. Late 3rd-early 2nd Millennium BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.); W. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Rare type. Ex collection of G. F. Daniels, Philadelphia, acquired in 1980; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, in December 2012. 85 PHOENICIAN SQUARE LEAD STEELYARD WEIGHT: OWL, SYMBOL OF TYRE. On the other side, the sign of the goddess Tanit, the mother deity and goddess of fertility and good fortune. Ca. 2nd Century BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in September 1994.

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86 BOEOTIAN GEOMETRIC JUGLET with squat body, cylindrical neck with the rim turned slightly outwards, and tall handle. It is decorated with running spirals, zig-zags, dotted lozenges, and stripes. Early 8th Century BC. H. 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) Ex private collection, Switzerland; J.M.E. collection, New York. Cf. J. N. Coldstream, Greek Geometric Pottery, 1968, pl.. 42, h-j. 87 GREEK GEOMETRIC POTTERY GLAUX on reticulated base, with one arching vertical strap handle and one horizontal loop handle. In brown slip; bands of checker board, zig-zags, and lines. Rare form. Ca. 8th Century BC. H. at handle 4 1/4 in. (10.5 cm.); Diam of bowl 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) Ex collection of Thomas Todd, New York; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in January 2003.

Early Greek Vases 88 GREEK GEOMETRIC POTTERY BOWL of tapering silhouette with stylized birds and linear designs in brown slip. 7th Century BC. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) Ex private collection, San Jose, California, acquired at auction in Beverly Hills, June 1993. 89 BOEOTIAN WHITE GROUND BLACK-FIGURE SKYPHOS On both sides. a warrior fighting a griffin. Ca. 520 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.); Diam. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex Jean-Marie Talleux collection, Grand Fort Philippe, France; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris in December 1995.

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90 RHODIAN TERRACOTTA ALABASTRON IN THE FORM OF A KNEELING SILENUS nude, with his hands resting on his thighs. 6th Century BC. H. 7 in. (18 cm.) Ex German collection. Published: G. Puhze, Antikekunst, vol. 12, 1997, no. 162. 91 CORINTHIAN LARGE POTTERY ARYBALLOS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF THE OTTERLOO PAINTER Two confronted griffin-headed birds flanking a large double palmette. Ca. 600-575 BC. H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex J. Malter, Encino, California, 1987; M.P. (1925-2013) collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988. 92 CORINTHIAN BLACK-FIGURE POTTERY EXALEIPTRON Between three spool-form handles, panels of birds with rosettes in the field. Early 6th Century BC. Diam. 6 1/8 in. (16.2 cm.) Ex Elie Borowski (1913-2003) collection, Basel, Switzerland. Scarce type. 36 93 CORINTHIAN TRIPODAL FOOTED, LIDDED PYXIS BY THE KISELEFF PAINTER, the lid decorated with five geese. Ca. 575-550 BC. Diam. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.); H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Lugano in October 1984. Cf. W체rzburg K 1745, E. Simon (ed.), Die Sammlung Kiseleff Im Martin-von-Wagner-Museum der Universit채t W체rzburg II: Minoische und griechische Antiken, 1989, 43, no. 85, pl. 32.


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94 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE PANEL AMPHORA On both sides: Nude youth on horseback flanked by two draped figures. Ca. 500 BC. H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) Choice. Ex Athos Moretti collection, Bellinzona, Switzerland, 1984; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Basel in October 2002. 95 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE, the central panel with a nude rider on horseback galloping to right; high, arching handle. Ca. 530-520 BC. H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) Rare in such a small size for an oinochoe. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in April 2005. 96 ATTIC SMALL BLACK-FIGURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE Dionysos riding an ass; vines in the field. Ca. 500-475 BC. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London in 1987. 97 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE LEKYTHOS Two satyrs flanking a grapevine. A charming subject. Ca. 500 BC. H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired in 1950 at the Drouot; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris in March 2004.

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98 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE BAND CUP with three animals on each side. 6th Century BC. H. 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.); W. 5 1/8 in. (12.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, in April 1985. 99 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE SMALL SKYPHOS Paestan shape. Two armed warriors in different poses on either side, details in added white. Late 6th Century BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.); Diam. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.); W. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Ascona, Switzerland, in October 1984. 100 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE PANATHENAIC AMPHORA FROM THE BULAS GROUP Athena Promachos on one side and a nude youth holding a thyrsos and a garland on the other. Ca. 400-350 BC. H. 4 in. (10.2 cm.)Ex J.M.E. collection, New York.

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101 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE SKYPHOS OF THE FP CLASS On either side a courting scene with a bearded satyr and a young nude male; flanked by large palmettes; under the handles, a lotus bud. Ca. 500 BC. H. 4 in. (10.3 cm.); Diam. 5 5/8 in. (14.5 cm.) Ex Belgian private collection, acquired in the 1980s.


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102 ATTIC RED-FIGURE NOLAN AMPHORA BY THE ETHIOP PAINTER A young warrior standing, wearing a belted chiton, a chlamys draped over his right arm, a shield over his left shoulder and a spear in his right hand, takes leave of an older bearded man to the left; an inscription in added red in between: KONI. Reverse: A standing bearded man, wrapped in a himation and leaning upon his staff. Ca. 460 BC. H. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) Ex Japanese private collection, acquired in 1990. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XXI, 2010, no. 143.

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103 ATTIC SMALL RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS A draped female bends to touch a sprouting tendril. Ca. 450 BC. H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) Ex A. Abraham collection, New York; J.M.E. collection, New York. 104 ATTIC SMALL RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS A dancing satyr with a cornucopia. Ca. 450 BC. H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. W.E.. Staufen, Heidelberg, Germany, acquired in 1973; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Freiburg, Germany in June 2007.

105 ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, Herakles offers a kantharos to Nike; at left the Dioskouroi holding torches, at right another nude laureate male with a spear? watching. Reverse: Three draped youths. 4th Century BC. H. 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.); Diam. 13 in. (33 cm.); W. 13 in. (33 cm.) Ex French collection.

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106 ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER BY THE MELEAGER PAINTER Two nude warriors with helmets, shields, and spears, battle a cloaked man riding a rearing horse, turning and lunging at the bearded soldier, with a figure further to the left. Reverse: Three draped youths. Earlier 4th Century BC. H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.); Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.6 cm.); W. 12 5/8in. (32 cm.) Ex Ulla Lindner, Munich, 1960s; Dr. J. Bohler, Munich; German private collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XX, 2009, no. 110. The Meleager Painter takes his name from two neck-amphorae depicting the huntress Atalanta and her lover Meleager. For more on the painter and his career see J. Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period, 1989, pp. 168-169.

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Sout h Italian Red- fig ur e Vas es 107 APULIAN LARGE RED-FIGURE CALYX KRATER BY THE WHITE SACCOS PAINTER Seated Apollo with thyrsos and lyre; a female with a situla, and a nude satyr with a torch and a situla. Reverse: A large winged head of a goddess. Ca. 320-310 BC. H. 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.); Diam. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.) Ex English collection, Sotheby’s, London, July 10-11, 1989, lot 257; Patricia Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1991. Published: A.D. Trendall, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, Suppl. II, 1992, no. 29/8c, pl. XCVI, 3-4; J. Eisenberg, 1000 Years of Ancient Greek Vases, 2010, no. 123.

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108 APULIAN RED-FIGURE VOLUTE KRATER, WORKSHOP OF THE BALTIMORE PAINTER In an Ionic naiskos a female seated upon a capital holds a casket. On the neck a female head emerges from a flowering plant; on each shoulder are two swan-heads. Medusa masks on volutes. Reverse: Two seated females on either side of a stele. Ca. 340-320 BC. H. 26 in. (66 cm.); W. at handles 14 7/8 in. (38 cm) Ex old French collection (Jacques Marcou). Published: K. Schauenburg, Studien zur unteritalischen Vasenmalerei vol. XI-XII, 2008, pl 106; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVIII, 2007, no. 139.

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109 APULIAN RED-FIGURE CHOUS The body decorated with the profile head of a young satyr, shown with curly hair, pointed ears and a snub nose, his tail curling up from the base in front of him; with a trefoil lip, set on a ring base. Ca. 340-300 BC. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex English private collection, acquired in the U.K. between the 1950s and the 1980s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London in October 2008. 110 APULIAN GNATHIA WARE BOTTLE A female head in profile. Reverse: Dove. Decorated in added white, yellow, and red. Late 4th Century BC. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) Ex Swiss private collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, October 2004. Published: J. Dorig, Art Antique, Collections Privée de Suisse Romande, Mainz, 1975, no. 295. 111 APULIAN GNATHIA WARE GUTTOS in the form of a barrel-shaped quadruped with central funnel and spout tail. Lateral ring handle. Vine and details in added white. Late 4th Century BC. L. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.); H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York, December 1993. 112 APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH-PLATE CLOSE TO THE HIPPOCAMP PAINTER with a striped perch, a bream, and a star-gazer (uranoscopus scaber) around a central well; high rim with running wave pattern. 4th Century BC. D. 8 1⁄4 in. (21 cm.); H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) Ex collection of J. H. Foote, acquired in Italy in the 1880s, thence by descent to John McElhinney: J.F. collection, Mercer Island, Washington, acquired from RoyalAthena in 2004. Exhibited: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1990 - 2002. Cf. I. McPhee and A. Trendall, Addenda to Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, 1990, no. IV/14a.

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113 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE MINIATURE BELL KRATER Maltese terrier, right forepaw upraised. Rev: Similar but the forelegs are straight. Ca. 325-300 BC. H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Ede in London in 2004.

114 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE BAIL AMPHORA NEAR THE CA PAINTER On both sides is depicted a female head in profile wearing a saccos, diadem, and jewelry; palmettes between. Ca. 360-350 BC. H. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) Ex private Dutch collection, acquired in the 1960s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in December 2005. Cf. A.D.Trendall, Red-figure vases from South Italy and Sicily , 1990, fig. 317/1. 115 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE LEKANIS PERHAPS BY THE CA PAINTER On one side of the lid head of woman with sakkos, on the other head of a satyr; palmettes between. Ca. 360 - 350 BC. H. with lid 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.); Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm.) Ex old Viennese collection; ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, December 2010. 116 SICILIAN RED-FIGURE LEKANIS Female head left, with sphendome, saccos, earrings, necklace on either side. Ca. 350-325 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.), D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, in December 1991. Attributed by D. Trendall to ‘Near Verona 129 CE’.

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117 HELLENISTIC GNATHIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL, possibly Sicilian. The interior with two arching dolphins and two vine leaves with elaborate tendrils, a band in added red below the rim; two grooves on the exterior are also below the rim and on a low ring base. Late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. Diam: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.); H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York, December 2005. Published: Charles Ede Ltd, London, 1998, Antiquities, catalogue 166, no. 29.

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120 GREEK LARGE RED-FIGURE AMPHORA Three females and a reclining Eros around a laver; three swans above. Female at left regards herself in a mirror, the one at right holds an oinochoe, and the third, nude, kneels as she puts on her chiton. On the neck sits a winged Eros. Reverse: Three women stand around an altar. Very rare group. Early 4th Century BC. H. 22 1/2 in. (57 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired in London in 1993. The painting style clearly relates to a Sicilian workshop, however, the form is identifiable to red-figure vases found in Albania (ancient Illyria); accompanied by a photocopy of a letter from Prof. A. Dale Trendall about this unusual amphora.

118 GREEK POTTERY PYXIS WITH A BUST OF ARTEMIS (DIANA) ON THE COVER Spool formed with a wide flange which supports the lid, tapering to a small foot. The deep cover centering a raised relief bust of the goddess surrounded with palmettes. 4th-early 3rd Century BC. H. 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.); Diam. of lid 3 7/8 in. (9.3 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in December 2005. 119 GREEK POTTERY PYXIS WITH A BUST OF NIKE ON THE COVER Spool formed, the deep cover with a central raised relief medallion with a bust of Nike surrounded by vines and tendrils in Six’s technique. 4th-early 3rd Century BC. H. 4 in. (11.2 cm.); Diam. of lid 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Ex D. A. collection, Munich, acquired in the mid-1950s; J.M.E. collection, New York.

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Etruscan Vases 121 VILLANOVAN GRAY IMPASTO WARE VASE with incised goat head, spectacle, large zigzags on both sides. Ca. 700-680 BC. Choice. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London from Lord McAlpine of West Green in 1990. 122 ITALIC SUB-GEOMETRIC POTTERY MINIATURE KRATER decorated with numerous panels of zigzags, etc., on an integrally potted reticulated stand; two handles in the form of serpents. Very rare type in perfect condition. Early 7th Century BC. H. 4 in. (9.9 cm.); Diam. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in 2006. 123 ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN TREFOIL OINOCHOE with a central band of animals including ibex, griffin, panther, boar, and lion. Also with rotelles at the upper end of the handle, apotropaic eyes on the mouth, rosettes on the neck, a tongue frieze on the shoulder, and rays over the foot. Ca. 625-575 BC. H. 11 1/4 in. (28.7 cm.) Ex German collection. 48


124 ETRUSCAN PONTIC BLACK-FIGURE CUP with one handle. The upper register has an armed warrior between two boars; the lower with five geese facing left, wings outspread. A rare type. 6th Century BC. H. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, in December 2000. Published: J.Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII, 2001, no. 127. 125 ETRUSCAN PONTIC BLACK-FIGURE KANTHAROS with lotus and leaf decoration on body; leaf decoration on handles. Choice. 6th Century BC. W. across handles 7 in. (17.8 cm.); H. at handles 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.); Diam. of bowl 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Ascona in 1984. 126 ETRUSCAN PONTIC BLACK-FIGURE OLPE Central frieze of two lions alternated by two sirens. Lotus and palm frieze around lip. Ca. 550-525 BC. H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, in December 1993.

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127 ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO WARE KYATHOS with a procession of four lions in relief around the body; male figu in relief on the handle. Ca. 6th Century BC. H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in October 1990 from Galeria Serodine, Ascona. 128 ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO NIKOSTHENIC AMPHORA Ovoid body, with cylindrical neck flaring at the lip, incised with birds; two reticulated broad band handles decorated with horses. Caere, ca. 560-530 BC. H. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) Ex German collection formed in the 70s and 80s; H. Voigt collection, Essen, Germany; P.L. collection, California. 129 ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO CHALICE with four male heads in high relief on the sides; on high pedestal foot. Ca. 5th Century BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in April 1983 from Galerie am Museum, Freiburg.

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ure 130 ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS MINIATURE BOWL of sections of mavered blue and agate glass with a blue glass rim. 1st Century AD. Diam. 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm.) Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in March 2008. 131 ROMAN BANDED MOSAIC GLASS ALABASTRON Pyriform, with applied green ruffle around the throat. Polychrome glass formed from rods in light blue, white, yellow, blue, dark blue and green, fused together and blown. 1st Century AD. H. 2 1/4 in. (5.9 cm.) Ex German private collection acquired in 1980. Rare type. 132 ROMAN MARBLED PALE AMBER AND WHITE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM of vertical bands free blown, with a conical body and cylindrical neck; waisted. 1st Century AD. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, in June 2002. 133 ROMAN MARBLED GREEN AND WHITE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM with undulating horizontal canes free blown, a waisted conical body, and cylindrical neck. 1st Century AD. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, in June 2002.

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134 ROMAN MARBLED AMBER GLASS UNGUENTARIUM The pear-shaped body and short cylindrical neck with swirling opaque 'marble' bands; waisted. 1st Century AD. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, December 2006. Cf. Glass of Antiquity from the Oppenl채nder Collection, The Getty Museum, 1974, p. 360. 135 ROMAN MARBLED BLUE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM with pyriform body, long tubular neck, and fold-over lip with swirling opaque yellow, white, and blue 'marble' bands; waisted. 1st Century AD. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris in May 2011. 136 ROMAN MANGANESE PURPLE GLASS BOTTLE WITH GREEN SPIRAL, of bulbous form with a spiral of thin pale green glass wrapping around from the base to the top. It has a tall tapering cylindrical neck ending in a folded lip. 1st-3rd Century AD. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, NY, acquired in Munich in December 2009. 137 ROMAN MARBLED AMBER GLASS UNGUENTARIUM The squat body and short cylindrical neck with swirling opaque amber, white, and blue 'marble' bands. 1st Century AD. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in December 2006.

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138 HELLENISTIC GOLD NECKLACE ELEMENTS with five round medallions, each with a head in the center with green and white enamel inserts outside; eight rosettes with two petal wreaths, one with green and white enamel inserts; and two oval termini; strung on modern golden chain. 3rd-2nd Century BC. L. of ancient section 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm.); total length 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm.); weight: 4.38g gr. Ex English private estate dispersed in the late 1970s.-early 1980s. 139 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH A RED JASPER INTAGLIO OF A HEAD OF PAN, a god of fertility and sexual power, bearded and horned, facing left. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.); wt. 3.2 gr.; size 3. Ex D.T. collection, South Germany, since 1996. 140 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH A GREEN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO OF ATHENA standing draped, looking to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet, and supporting a large shield and spear with her right hand, an owl seated upon her right forearm, and holding a phiale in her left. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 1 3/4 in. (45 mm.); wt. 7.4 gr.; size 3 1/2. Ex D.T. collection, South Germany, since 1996. 141 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH A CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF MERCURY, messenger of the gods, wearing a petasos, standing nude, holding his staff (kerykeion) in his right hand, and a money purse in his left. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 2 1/8 in. (56 mm.); wt. 6.3 gr.; size 8. Ex D.T. collection, Southern Germany, 1996. 142 A ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH GREEN CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO OF A MUSE, striding right, holding a kithara. 1st-2nd Century AD. Diam. 5/8 in. (16 mm.); size 4. Ex Alexander Gallery, New York, 1998. Cf. M. Maaskant-Kleibrink, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems in the Royal Cabinet, The Hague, no. 80.

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143 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH A CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF A CHICK facing left; probably a love token. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 2 in. (51 mm.); wt. 2.6 gr.; size 5. Ex D.T. collection, South Germany, since 1996. 144 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH A CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF ATHENA standing draped, looking to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet, and supporting a large shield and spear with her right hand and holding a phiale in her left. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 1 7/8 in. (47 mm.); Wt. 4.1 gr.; size 5. Ex D.T. collection, South Germany, since 1996. 145 ROMAN GOLD WEDDING RING In relief a couple stand clasping hands, dextrarum iunctio, within a raised bezel. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circum. 2 in. (50 mm); wt. 4.14 gr.; size 8. Ex French private collection, acquired in the 1980s. 146 ROMAN GOLD WEDDING RING cast with a pair of hands in high relief clasped dextrarum iunctio. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circumference ca. 2 in. (49-50 mm ); wt. 7 gr.; size 6.5. Ex private collection, ca. 1980. In Greek as dexiosis and in Latin as dextrarum iunctio, meaning "giving, joining of right hands." The clasping of the right hand was a solemn gesture of the mutual fidelity, loyalty, and harmony demanded in the longest-lasting and most intimate human relationship, marriage.

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147 ROMAN SILVER FINGER RING WITH AN OVAL CARNELIAN INTAGLIO with a bucolic scene with a shepherd, nanny goats, the moon, a star, and trees. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Circumference ca. 1 7/8 in. (48 mm ) Ex Bavarian private collection, 1965-2010. 148 ROMAN SILVER RING INSCRIBED WITH A BUST OF THE EMPEROR ZENO (AD 474 - 491) facing right, draped and cuirassed and wearing a diadem; split on either side: the inscription ZENO P-ERP NC. Ca. AD. 474-491. Rare. Circumference ca. 2 3/8 in. (61 mm ) Ex private German collection, acquired in the 1990s. 149 GREEK BRONZE RING WITH AN ENGRAVED APHRODITE CROWNED BY EROS The goddess seated upon a stool, facing left, wears a long chiton. In front of her face flutters the winged Eros about to set a laurel crown on her head. Ca. 4th Century BC. Circumference: 2 in. (54 mm); Size 6.5. Ex American private collection, acquired in 1985. 150 ROMAN BRONZE RING WITH A WHITE ON BLUE CAMEO GLASS EROS seated and playing a lyre. The glass is an imitation of nicolo (blue onyx). 1st-2nd Century AD. The size of the cameo is 1 cm x 1.3 cm, the diameter of the ring is 11/16 in. (18 mm.); size 8.5. Ex German private collection, acquired in 1995.

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151 ROMAN GOLD OPENWORK EARRINGS WITH GREEN GLASS BEADS Designed as a stylized rosette centering a glass bead, atop a pair of volutes from which are suspended three glass beads. 3rd Century AD. L. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Ex D.T. collection, South Germany, since 1996. 152 PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS of semicircular openwork design with high, arching hoop for suspension and decorated with granulation. the external edge with a row of gold balls. 6th-7th Century AD. L. 1 3/4 in.(4.5 cm.); wt. 11.8 gr. Ex Swedish private collection, acquired by Royal-Athena in 1965; private German collection. 153 MIGRATION PERIOD GOLD BELT BUCKLE SET WITH ALMANDINE GARNET INLAYS Scarce. 5th Century AD. L. 1 in. (2.5 cm.); wt. 6.2 gr. Ex R.B. collection, Germany, 1990s. 154 OSTROGOTHIC PARCEL GILT BUCKLE IN THE FORM OF A BIRD set with three cabochon garnets and inscribed with a christogram. 5th-6th Century AD. L. 3 1/2 in (8.9 cm.) Ex private Luxembourger collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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Varia 155 CYCLADIC SMALL MARBLE GOBLET A select example of a scarce and elegant type. Early Bronze Age II, ca. 2700-2200 BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm), D. 4 in. (10.1 cm.) Ex Prof. Hans Erlenmeyer collection, Basel; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1990. Published: H. Erlenmeyer, Antike Kunst, 8, 1965, p. 63, pl. 18, 8. 156 CENTRAL EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE LARGE BRONZE PENDANT made in four sections. 11th-10th Century BC. H. 9 in. (23 cm.) Ex German art market, 2003. Cf. V. Furmánek, Die Anhänger in der Slowakei , 1980. PBF XI 3, no. 787; H.Müller-Karpe, Handbuch der Vorgeschichte IV 3, 1980, pl. 332. 157 VILLANOVAN IMPASTO WARE VOTIVE IN THE FORM OF A KILN OR OVEN With a tapering cubic bottom section with two sides incised with zig-zags and the other sides with a cut-out square opening in the center; surmounted by a tapering cylinder with everted lip. Very rare. Latium, 9th-8th Century BC. H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) Ex English collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, in 1983. 158 SARDINIAN NURAGHIAN PERIOD BRONZE VOTIVE BOAT An open vessel with a bull’s head prow, the animal with long back curving horns. Cast in one piece with an arching element along the back joined to a suspension loop. Orgossolo, province of Nuoro, 8th-7th Century BC. L. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) Ex collection of John Kluge, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in March 1989; sold at Christie’s New York, June 2004. For the type, see J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur Sardinens von Neolithikum bis zum Ende der Nuraghenzeit, nos 177-190; C. Zervos, Sardaigne, fig. 404.332.

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159 CYPRO-GEOMETRIC POTTERY VASE On either shoulder, a snake between two birds. A rare type. 7th-6th Century BC. H. 4 3/8 in (11.1 cm.) Ex C. Perlman, Brookline, MA, acquired by his mother in Athens in 1952; J.M.E. collection, N.Y., acquired in March 2008. 160 IBERIAN SMALL BRONZE HORSE AND RIDER Horse standing alert, rider holding its mane. The horse with large dotted circle eyes; both with cross-hatching details. 10th-6th Century BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J. J. Klejman (1906-1995), New York; Heyward Cutting, New York; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York in December 2000. 161 BYZANTINE BRONZE ENKOLPION DECORATED IN RELIEF WITH THE CRUCIFIXION Obverse: tabula ansata with four Greek letters, surrounded by four medallions with the vignettes of Nikolaus, the mother of God, St.George, under the cross arms inscriptions in Church Slavonic (”The cross is our consolation. The cross is our fame”). Reverse: Mother of God, etc. Rare; 8th known example. 10th-12th Century AD. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) Ex German collection, Nuremberg, acquired ca. 1980. 162 BYZANTINE BRONZE ENKOLPION: ARCHANGEL MICHAEL incised with a depiction of the archangel Michael, his hands raised in adoration, his name written above. 10th-12th Century AD. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.7 cm.); w. 2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm.) Ex German private collection, Nuremberg, acquired 1980.

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163 IBERIAN HELLENISTIC PARCEL GILT SILVER GOBLET The bowl is a hemisphere attached to a separately made conical foot, flattened at the edges with incised vertical elliptical decoration; the bowl with a gilded band around the lip with incised foliate scrolls. 3rd - 2nd Century BC. H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.); Diam. 4 in. (10 cm.) Ex German private collection, acquired in the 1990s. 164 HELLENISTIC SILVER KYATHOS (LADLE) The long handle terminating in a swan’s neck and head; at the griffe of the handle a volute in the round. 4th-3rd Century BC. L. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) Ex German private collection near Munich, acquired between 1991 and 2005. Cf. Silver for the Gods, Toledo (1977), p. 46, no. 15. 165 HELLENISTIC SILVER GILT MEDAL WITH PROFILE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT as Zeus Ammon; within a beaded border. Reverse: A boar standing. 3rd -2nd Century BC. Diam. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) Ex private German collection, acquired in the 1990s. Based upon the coinage of Lysimachos. 166 ROMAN OPENWORK SILVER TRISKELE PHALERA WITH DOLPHINS Of circular open-work design with three conjoined dolphins leaping amid stylized waves. 3rd Century AD. Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) Ex private German collection, acquired in the 1990s.

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Egyptian Stone Sculptures an d Relief s 167 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM LIMESTONE RELIEF OF AN OFFERTORY PROCESSION Depicted in low relief are five bearers walking to the left, each carrying a butchered animal offering; the feet of another procession in the register above remaining. Saqqara, Vth Dynasty, ca. 2520-2350 BC. H. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.); W. 23 1/4 in (59 cm.) Ex Collection of Prince Murat, Naples; acquired by the Singer collection, ca. 1980; collection of Mme. F., Nice, France. Acquired at the Drouot, Paris, July 2005. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, 2006, no. 167. 168 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM LIMESTONE DEEP BUST OF A DIGNITARY OR SCRIBE wearing a striated wig and a tight sheath-like garment. His left hand, clutching a palette, is raised to his breast. Dynasty XVIII, ca. 1540-1292 BC. H. 6 7/8 in. (17 cm) Ex French collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XX, 2009, no. 170. 169 EGYPTIAN LARGE GLAZED GREEN STEATITE SEKHMET seated on an openwork throne with a figure of Bes depicted on either side, holding the was scepter bent across her lap. Late Dynastic, 664-342 BC. H. 4 in. (10.2cm.) Ex French collection assembled in the 1950s and 60s. Very fine style. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVIII, 2007, no. 204. Choice!

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170 EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE CANOPIC JAR, LID CARVED TO REPRESENT IMSETY, son of Horus and guardian of the liver. The cylindrical vessel with traces of hieroglyphics; facial details painted in black. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) Ex private English collection, acquired in Egypt in the late 19th century. 171 EGYPTIAN GRAYISH-GREEN SCHIST STRIDING RAM-HEADED GOD, probably Khnum-Re or Khnum-Re-Herakhty, wearing the hemhem crown and holding a flail in his right hand. Nubia, XXVth Dynasty, 747-712 BC. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex Jean-Marie Talleux Collection, Grand Fort Philippe, France; J.F. collection, Mercer Island, Washington. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IX, 1997, no. 181. 172 EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR’S MODEL: AN OWL carved in high relief. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) Fine style. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from D. Zimmerman, Geneva, in April 1987.

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173 HIGHLY IMPORTANT LARGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE STATUE OF A PRIESTESS OF AMUN with inlaid stone eyes and separately cast short wig of tiny layered locks of hair. Her attached arms are outstretched, probably to hold two sistra (musical rattles). She retains part of her original gold necklace and remains of gold leaf on her wig. XXIInd Dynasty, 945-715 BC. H. 37 in. (94 cm) including her restored feet and ankles. Ex S.O.S. collection, Basel, Switzerland, acquired in the late 1950s; J.A.L. collection, Chesterfield, Virginia. This was probably one of the several large bronze statues found in the Temple of Amun at Karnak in the early 19th Century. One of the two largest examples; the other is heavily restored. This is the only one in private hands; the others are in museums in Athens, Berlin, Leiden, London, and Paris. The Louvre acquired theirs in 1829. Doubtless, one of the most important Egyptian works of art to appear on the art market in a generation!

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174 EGYPTIAN LARGE BRONZE HEAD OF OSIRIS WEARING THE WHITE CROWN of Upper Egypt, fronted with a uraeus. The Lord of the Underworld wears a long false beard and his features and the details of the cobra are well executed. Late Period, 712-332 BC. H. 8 1/2 in (21 cm.) Ex S.C. collection, Israel, early 20th century. 175 EGYPTIAN BRONZE MUMMIFORM OSIRIS WEARING THE ATEF CROWN notched for plumes. XXVIth Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) Ex French private collection; D.S collection, Waterford, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987. 176 EGYPTIAN BRONZE ENTHRONED OSIRIS mummiform, wearing the atef crown, false beard, broad collar, and holding the crook and the flail. Late Dynastic, 712-343 BC. H. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) Ex collection of Porter Chandler; acquired in Egypt in 1916-18; his grand-daughter, Gertrude Houston; D. M. collection, New York. 177 EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED HARPOKRATES AMON wearing the red crown with tall, incised plumes, a solar disk, and the sidelock of youth. The forefinger of his right hand is raised to his mouth and his eyes are gilded. XXVI-XXXth Dynasty 664-342 BC. H. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) Ex collection of Florent Dalcq (1878-1950), Belgium. Cf. L. Traunecker, À propos de l'Harpocrate Amonien, communication donnée à Mayence, 22 février 2002.

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178 EGYPTIAN BRONZE STRIDING AMUN He wears a crown surmounted by tall plumes with solar disk, broad collar, and short kilt. Two ribbons hang from the back of the crown over the nape of his neck. Late Period, 664-30 BC. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.8 cm.) Ex private French collection acquired in the 1950s; with La Galerie Michel Cachoux, Paris, 1967-68; Geneva private collection; Christie’s, London, October 1999; private collection, Westlake Village, California.

179 EGYPTIAN BRONZE MALE DEITY, PROBABLY A RARE VARIANT OF KHONSU-DJEHUTY Enthroned, his beard inlaid with gold, he wears the atef-crown, fronted by an ibis head, and surmounted by a horned solar disk. XXVIth Dynasty 664-525 BC. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm.) Ex French collection; private collection, Westlake Village, California. This piece is possibly another deity in as much as he does not bear the moon and crescent disk below the atef-crown. We cannot find this particular composite crown on any other published bronze.

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180 EGYPTIAN BRONZE RECUMBENT SPHINX, the forepaws extended forward, the hind paws folded under, the tail curved around its right hindquarter, the false beard secured by a chin strap, wearing a nemes headcloth fronted by a uraeus and surmounted by the red crown. Rare and choice. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.); L. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) Ex Zakaria Collection, Los Angeles, formed in the 1960s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, December 2005. 181 EGYPTIAN BRONZE TUTU, THE ROYAL SPHINX from the top of a standard, with taut and slender leonine body, the god wearing a false beard with engraved cheek-straps, tripartite wig, and headdress composed of ram's horns surmounted by ostrich feathers, sun-disk, and uraeus. Late Period, 525-30 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm.) Rare type. Ex French collection, J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in December 2010. Cf. R. Fazzini, Images for Eternity: Egyptian Art from Berkeley and Brooklyn, Brooklyn, p. 92, no. 78. 182 EGYPTIAN BRONZE SPHINX reclining on an integral rectangular plinth, in the traditional attitude, wearing a beaded broad collar and a striated nemes head-cloth fronted by a uraeus. 1st-2nd Century AD. L. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) Ex private New England collection, acquired before 1980. 183 EGYPTIAN BRONZE STRIDING SPHINX A strong, near portrait-like human-headed sphinx, wearing nemes head-cloth and broad collar. Roman Period, 1st-3rd Century AD. L. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) Rare type. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Malter, Encino, California, in February 2007.

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Fa ience Ushabt is 184 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE ROYAL USHABTI OF PINEDJEM I, HIGH PRIEST OF AMUN and king of Southern Egypt from ca. 1054-1032 BC. Details and hieroglyphic text in manganese-black. Early XXIst Dynasty, ca. 1070-1032 BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) From the royal cache at Deir el Bahari. Choice and rare, especially in this large size. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Brussels, March 1998. Exhibited: Albany Institute of History & Art, September 2013 to June 2014, for “The Mystery of the Albany Mummies.” 185 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE USHABTI OF PSAMTIK, God’s Father, born to Seba-Rekhyet, holding hoes and seed-sack, with nine lines of inscription. XXVI Dynasty, probably reign of Amasis, 570-526 BC. H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) Choice. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Galerie St. Peres, Paris, in October 1984. 186 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE USHABTI OF ANKH-HOR, Governor of Upper Egypt under Psammetichus II and Apries, holding hoes; the front of the body and the entire back covered with a hieroglyphic inscription. Mid-XXVI Dynasty, ca. 600-575 BC. H. 3 5/8 in. (9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Freiburg, Germany, March 1997. 187 EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE USHABTI OF THE SEM-PRIEST HOR-KHONSU, born of Maat-wer(et), holding hoes and a seed bag; incised with eight lines of hieroglyphic text. Late Dynastic, 664-332 BC. L. 6 1/8 in. (15.4 cm.) Ex Israeli private collection, 1970s.

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192 EGYPTIAN EARLY DYNASTIC LARGE MOTTLED GREEN SERPENTINE BOWL, the body sloping down to the flat base. The lip deeply under cut with gently rounded edge. Superb example. Ist Dynasty, ca. 3050-2890 BC. Diam. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Brussels in May 2001.

193 EGYPTIAN EARLY DYNASTIC LARGE BANDED ALABASTER BOWL with curved sides and inturned rim. Ist-IIIrd Dynasty, ca. 2920-2613 BC. Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, in July 1991. 194 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM LARGE BANDED ALABASTER BOWL of elegant proportions, with curved sides and inturned rim. IVth Dynasty, ca. 2613-2160 BC. Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Pytheas, Paris, in April 2004.

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195 EGYPTIAN EARLY DYNASTIC BRECCIATED GRAYSTONE BOWL, globular, pale graystone, with recessed rounded rim. Ist-IInd Dynasty, ca. 3050-2686 BC. Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1986. 196 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE VASE, pear-shaped with flat lip. Massive, indurated, fossiliferous beige limestone. IVth Dynasty, ca. 2686-2181 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, in February 2008. 197 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM SMALL BEIGE MARBLE VESSEL Thick truncated conical sides with linear black inclusions. IVth-VIth Dynasty, ca. 2613-2160 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.); Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Ex collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London from Lord McAlpine, in April 1989; inked label on base: M3829. 198 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM LARGE DARK GREEN MOTTLED SERPENTINE VESSEL with a pointed bottom. Choice. 5th-6th Dynasty, ca. 2200 BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm.) Ex private collection, A.L., Neuchatel, Switzerland, acquired ca. 1980; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from R. Bigler, Rueschlikon, Switzerland, in November 2005.

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199 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM BANDED ALABASTER JAR of tubular form with flaring mouth. XIth-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 2133-1790 BC. H. 2 5/8 in. (7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris, May 1992. 200 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM INDURATED LIMESTONE KOHL JAR XIth-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 2133-1790 BC. H. 2 in. (5.5 cm.) Ex British private collection acquired in the 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in June 2007. 201 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM ALABASTER CONJOINED COSMETIC JARS, in the form of two ovoid jars side by side, joined in middle. Two drilled lug handles. XII-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1991-1750 BC. W. 6 in. (15.2 cm.); H. 2 1/2 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from R. Gill, London, in July 1994. 202 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM MOTTLED LIMESTONE JAR The slender body flaring out towards the flattened rim. XIth-XIIth Dynasty, ca. 2133-1786 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm.) Ex collection of Jannette Walen, the Netherlands; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in October 2005.

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203 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM ALABASTER MORTAR-SHAPED VESSEL with flaring sides, two lug handles; polished surface. XIIth-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 2133-1790 BC. H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Ex collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Lord McAlpine in July 1988. 204 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM SQUAT BANDED ALABASTER VESSEL with short body and wide disk rim. XVIIIth-XXth Dynasty, ca.1570-1079 BC. W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.); H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Ex collections of Allen L. Owens, Connecticut; Dr. David Landau, Newton, Massachusetts, Parke-Bernet, December 1969; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Grogan & Co., Boston, in December 1991. 205 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE TO NEW KINGDOM BANDED ALABASTER JAR of tubular form, the sides flaring outwards to a broad disc rim. Ca. 2050-1450 BC. H. 3 in. (7.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in April 1999. Cf. William C. Hayes: The Scepter of Egypt, vol. II, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990, p. 67, fig. 35 for a similar example. 206 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM ORANGE AND WHITE MOTTLED MARBLE KOHL JAR Early XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1567-1450 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from G. Cohen, Paris, in October 1988.

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207 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM ALABASTER COSMETIC VESSEL, the vase-shaped container with a broad flared lip stands on an integral platform base. XIth-XIIth Dynasty, ca. 2040-1782 BC. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) Ex Nicholas Tano, Cairo; Jean Tano, 1930-1950; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, in December 1997. Cf. Louvre, Objets de toilette égyptiennes, p. 75, no. 245. 208 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM ALABASTER FOOTED JAR of lotus bud form, with slightly concave neck, flattened rim ledge, and a circular potstand foot. XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1550-1320 BC. H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) Choice! Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, in December 2000. Cf. E. Brovarski et al., Egypt’s Golden Age, 1982, p. 130, no. 123. 209 EGYPTIAN BANDED ALABASTER ALABASTRON Attractive layering of alabaster to form concentric circles. 6th-5th Century BC. H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, in December 1988.

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213 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC POTTERY VASE with two wave-form handles, decorated in red on each side with two boats with two cabins. Naqada II, ca. 3200 BC. H. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) Choice! Ex private collection, Basel; J.M.E. collection, NY, acquired at Sotheby’s London, July 1989. Published: K. Lange, Ägypticshe Kunst Zurich, Berlin 1939, no. 11; Geschenk des Nils, Basle, 1978, no. 15. Exhibited: Archaeologische Sammlung der Universitat Zurich; Historisches Museum, Bern; Kunstmuseum, Luzern; Musee d’Art ey d’Histoire, Geneva. 214 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC POTTERY NECKED-JAR WITH TUBULAR HANDLES decorated in red with spirals interspersed with rush lines. Naqada II, ca. 3200-3050 BC. H. 4 1/2 in. ( 11.4 cm.) Ex Gieringer collection sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 28/29, 1959, lot 91, acquired by Dr. Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr. (1919-2013), Providence, Rhode Island, thence by descent. Cf. J.C. Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, 1993, no. 840. 215 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC POTTERY VASE Buff, painted with red horizontal bands of wavy lines; a fan on either side; with two lug handles. Naqada II, ca. 3200-3050 BC. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired from C. Ede, London, December 1991.

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216 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC WHITE CROSS-LINE WARE POTTERY BOWL, body flaring outward with flat base; exterior with groups of parallel white lines; interior with schematic white lotus with alternating cross-hatching. Naqada I, ca. 4000-3500 BC. H. 2 in. (5/1 cm); D. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) Rare. Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired in New York in 1994.

217 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC PYRIFORM BLACK-TOPPED REDWARE POT Naqada I-II, ca. 3850–3050 BC. H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) Ex Gieringer collection sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 28/29, 1959, lot 91, acquired by Dr. Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr. (1919-2013), Providence, Rhode Island, thence by descent. 218 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC POTTERY GLOBULAR JAR with two lateral lug handles and folded lip; brown zig-zag lines on buff body. Naqada II, ca. 3200-3050 BC. H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 3 1/4 in.(8.3 cm.) Ex Lord McAlpine of West Green collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London from Lord McAlpine in July 1988. 219 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC POTTERY GLOBULAR JAR with registers of s’s separated by zig-zag lines in red slip; two lug handles and folded lip. Naqada II, ca. 3200-3050 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.); D. 3 1/2 in.(8.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris, in December 1998.

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220 EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC LARGE POTTERY SHORT-NECKED JAR WITH TUBULAR HANDLES Hand turned with splashes of red paint overall. Naqada or Ballas (Petrie 1895). Naqada I-II, ca. 3850–2960 BC. H. 5 1/2 in (13.2 cm.); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) Ex Gieringer collection, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 1959, acquired by Dr. Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr. (1919-2013), Providence, Rhode Island, thence by descent. 221 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM BLACK POTTERY VASE Of tubular form, the sides flaring outwards to a broad disc rim; fired to a glossy black. Ca. 1994-1781 BC. H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, November 1990. 222 EGYPTIAN TELL EL-YEHUDIEH WARE POTTERY JUGLET of fig-form, dark grey, with incised details of leaves radiating from the neck all filled with white; texture pitting below. Scarce. Hyksos Period, XVth Dynasty, ca. 1750-1650 BC. Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London in December 1993.

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223 EGYPTIAN FAIENCE TRIAD AMULET OF Egyptian Faience Amulets ISIS, HORUS, NEPTHYS Finely detailed. XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC. H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from C. Ede, London, September 1982. Cf similar amulet in the MMA, ex J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917, accession number: 17.194.2444 224 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF BES wearing a plumed headdress, with black details. Choice. Early Ptolemaic Period, ca. 300 BC. H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from R. Gill, London, in December 1993. 225 EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE AMULET OF KHNUM, the ram-headed creator god who made man on the potter's wheel. Late Dynastic Period, 664-343 BC. H. 1 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) Ex collection of Mme. R.S., Paris, acquired in the 1960s; Drouot, Paris, April 2004. 226 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF PATAIKOS wearing a ram-horned uraeus crown surmounted by double plumes and a sun disc. XXI-XXVth Dynasty, 1069-664 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.) Ex collection of Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Empain (1852-1929), France; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, in April 2011. 227 EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE AMULET OF PATAIKOS standing on two crocodiles, holding snakes, the head commanded by a scarab. In the back a winged goddess wearing a solar disc, and on the sides stand the goddesses Isis and Nephtys. Choice. Late Period, 664-30 BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm.) Ex collection of John Cherones, New York, 1970s.

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228 EGYPTIAN BRIGHT TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF PATAIKOS with purple details; purple scarab on head; suspension loop behind. Late Period, 715-30 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) Choice! Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, December 1987. 229 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE FOUR-SIDED AMULET OF AMUN-RE AND FALCON-HEADED KHONSU Depicting Amun-Re wearing plumes alternating with a falcon-headed deity wearing disk with plumes; suspension loop on top. Rare. Late Dynastic, ca. 664-343 BC. H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) Ex Thalassic Collection (Theodore and Aristea Halkedis); J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, New York, June 1999. 230 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET: HORUS The striding falcon-headed Horus wearing the Double Crown. Choice. Late Period, ca. 712-30 BC. H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired from Galerie St. Peres, Paris, in March 1994. 231 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET: PILLAR WITH HEADS OF MUT AND KHONSU with imbricated eather design surmounted by the two heads of Mut and the falcon-headed Khonsu, both crowned. Very rare. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, November 1988.

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232 EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE AMULET OF NEFERTUM, god of unguents and perfumes, striding with arms at sides and wearing lotus crown topped by two incised feathers. Choice! Late Period, 715-30 BC. H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) Ex collection of A. Indjoudjian, Paris, ca. 1910; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris in September 1997. 233 EGYPTIAN LARGE TURQUOISE FAIENCE SEATED BASTET, the lion-headed goddess seated on a high-backed throne. Inscription on back in a brownish-black glaze: ‘Recitation by Bastet, Mistress of Bubastis: Eye of Re, Lord of all the gods’. An extremely fine example of what is probably a New Year’s gift. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired at Christie’s, London, July 1985. 234 EGYPTIAN DEEP TURQUOISE FAIENCE LIONHEADED THOUERIS, Thoueris with a lion head is very rare. Lacking lower part of body and part of ‘Sa’ sign. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Brussels in April 1983.

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235 EGYPTIAN LARGE TURQUOISE FAIENCE PLAQUE OF NURSING SEKHMET-MUT Seated lion-headed goddess suckling standing lionheaded child. Reticulated. Very rare and complete. XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC. H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) Ex John Kluge collection, acquired from Royal-Athena in the early 1980s, reacquired 1988; ex J.M.E. collection, New York. 236 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF THOUERIS, standing, wearing a horned solar disk and holding a large ‘sa’ amulet in front of her. Late Period, 715-30 BC. H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Brussels, in June 2004. 237 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF IUSAAS, THE PRIMAL GODDESS striding, wearing crown with multiple uraei and scarab on top. Late Period, 712-30 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (5.7 cm.) Very rare, possibly unique type. Ex Canadian collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Ede, London, in December 1996. 238 EGYPTIAN DARK TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET: MAYHES, the lion-headed god, depicted striding with his left leg forward, wearing the shendyt kilt and tripartite wig, the hands clasped under the chin, a suspension loop behind the head. Scarce. Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069-792 BC. H. 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in October 2007.

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239 EGYPTIAN DEEP TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF SEKHMET, seated on throne. XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in May 1996. 240 EGYPTIAN LARGE DEEP TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF SEKHMET holding papyrus sceptre; uraeus above head, suspension loop behind. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (8.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, in June 1988. 241 EGYPTIAN DEEP BLUE FAIENCE AMULET: SEKHMET Lion-headed goddess of war wearing a plumed solar disk with horns; details in black. XXth-XXIth Dynasty, ca. 1200-945 BC. H. 1 7/8 in. (5 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. John S. Winnie, Georgia; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at the Drouot, Paris, December 2009. 242 EGYPTIAN LARGE PALE TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF SEKHMET wearing solar disk with uraeus and holding a lotus scepter. Late Dynastic, 664-332 BC. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) Choice! Ex Dutch collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Archea, Amsterdam, in November 2004. 243 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SEKHMET HEAD from a large figurine, wearing a solar disk with uraeus; the back with a molded relief of the head of Nefertum wearing a lotus with plume and two pendant menats. Choice. Late Period, 715-30 BC.. H 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from NeretMinet, Drouot, Paris, in June 2004.

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244 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM TURQUOISE FAIENCE HIPPOPOTAMUS, his back is decorated with two facing lotus flowers and on each side with a leaf, painted in black. Extremely rare. XIIth Dynasty, ca. 1991-1786 BC. L. 3 7/8 in.(9.8 cm.) Ex old French collection; Harer Family Trust, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2001. Daybreak Archeometric Laboratory TL test 61A90: 2700 +/- 1000 years. The hippopotamus was the embodiment of the god Set, the bringer of fierce desert storms. It was a pastime of the pharaohs to hunt hippopotamuses in the delta marshes which may account for the waterplants that often decorate these sculptures. An ancient source indicates that Hor-Aha the second pharaoh of the first dynasty, may have been killed by one of these large mammals while on such a hunt.

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245 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM PALE TURQUOISE FAIENCE HIPPOPOTAMUS, details in black including lotus at rear. Very rare, especially in this small size. XIth-XIIth Dynasty, ca. 2040-1790 BC L. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, acquired in Paris, in April 2005. 246 EGYPTIAN SMALL TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF A SPOTTED CAT WITH TWO KITTENS seated between their mother’s forepaws. Late Period, 525-332 BC. H. 1 in. (2.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from C. Ede, London, in July 1988. Cf. G. A. Reisner, Cairo Museum, pl. XXII, no. 12625: similar in the MMA, accession number: 15.43.25

247 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE WINGED SCARAB in three sections with finely striated body and legs, and extended wings. Ptolemaic Period, ca. 3rd-1st Century BC. W. 5 in. (12.6 cm.) Ex old European collection.; ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, September 2000.

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Egyp tia n Fa ience Varia 248 EGYPTIAN LARGE TURQUOISE FAIENCE APHRODITE ANADYOMENE, the nude goddess rising from the sea, depicted in contrapposto, her arms raised, holding her long cork-screw locks in her hands, her garment draped over a columnar support to her left, an additional back-pillar rising to her buttocks. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 5 3⁄4 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex Hakim Egyptian Art, New York, 1959; Texas private collection; J.M.E. collection, acquired at Christie’s, New York, June 2005. 249 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE BROAD OPENWORK FAIENCE FINGER RING with row of four seated deities and djed pillar. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. Diam. 1 in. (2.7 cm.) Ex Werner Mansfeld collection; Berlin collection acquired 1970s; J.M.E. collection, acquired in the Munich art market, April 2008. 250 EGYPTIAN FAIENCE RECTANGULAR UDJAT-EYE PLAQUE, polychrome, with remains of red-coloured pupil inlay; the back with procession of four protective goddesses including Isis, Nephthys and Mut, within a rope border. 3rd Intermediate Period, ca. 1069-712 BC. 2 1/4 in. x 2 in. (5.6 x 5 cm.) Ex English private collection, thence by descent; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christies’, London, December 1981. 251 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE ‘NUBIAN’ SPHINX with body of a cat and head of a man with an unusual ‘Nubian’ hair style. XXVth Dynasty, 712-656 BC. H. 1 5/8 in. (4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Galerie Nefer, Zurich, in May 1996.

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252 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM TURQUOISE FAIENCE CYLINDRICAL CUP decorated in black paint with open and closed joined triangles with dotted bands between. XIth-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 2040-1650 BC. H. 2 1/4 in. (5.9 cm.) Ex French collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Pierre Bergé, Paris, in January 2009. 253 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM GREEN FAIENCE FUNERARY CUP with hieroglyphic inscription in cobalt blue including the name of Amenhotep III and Osiris, Lord of Rosetaou. Rare. XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Pierre Bergé, Paris in October 2006. 254 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE CYLINDRICAL CUP with hieroglyphic inscription including the name of Ramesses III. Rare. XXth Dynasty, ca. 1282-1151 BC. H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York in 1998. 255 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE CYLINDRICAL CUP with hieroglyphic inscription including the name of Merenptah, son of Ramesses II, r. 1213-1203 BC. Rare. Late XIXth Dynasty, ca. 1213-1189 BC. H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London in the late 1980s. 256 EGYPTIAN PTOLEMAIC PALE BLUE FAIENCE FUNERARY COSMETIC CUP, the inscription in cobalt blue identifys the contents as “henek oil”. Henek oil was one of the seven sacred ointments used in embalming. Early Ptolemaic Period, ca. 3rd century BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Charles Ede, London, in December of 1996. 257 EGYPTIAN INTENSE BLUE FAIENCE CARTOUCHE OF RAMESSES IX Finely incised with his name. He was the eighth king of the XXth Dynasty and ruled ca. 1129–1111 BC. Rare. Ca. 1120-1077 BC. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York.

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258 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM BRIGHT BLUE FAIENCE VASE with tall cylindrical neck and small globular body tapering to a point at the base, the surface decorated in added black with a lotus design and band decoration. XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1567-1320 BC. H. 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s London in April 2005. 259 EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE CALYX VASE standing on a disk foot, the body incised to replicate the petals of a lotus. Rare. XIXth-XXVth Dynasty, 1293-712 BC. H. 5 5/8 in. (14.5 cm.) Ex old French collection (T. Wegener?); J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Pytheas, Paris, April 2005. Exhibited: Albany Institute of History & Art, September 2013 to June 2014, for “The Mystery of the Albany Mummies.” 260 ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GREENISH-BLUE GLAZED FAIENCE VESSEL with wide neck and broad rim, a ridge where the neck joins the globular body, set on a ring base, the surface relief decorated in slightly darker glaze, around the neck and upper body with a rope-twist design, the body decorated with four triangles filled with a pine cone design. Ca. 1st Century AD. H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) Ex private English collection acquired in the 1990s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, October 2005.

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Egyptian Varia 261 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM POTTERY HIPPOPOTAMUS standing on an integral, rectangular, sledge-like base, with long snout, small ears, small tail, and well defined muscular detail along the back. Ca. 2061-1784 BC. L. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.); H. 3 1/4 in. (8.1 cm.) Ex English private collection; acquired at Bonham’s London, in May 2002. Cf. P. Lacovara, ‘New Date for an Old Hippopotamus’, JMFAB, vol 4, 1992. Cf. A.S. Walker, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Mainz, 1996, fig.III, 209,p. 136. 262 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM WOOD STANDING FEMALE, her arms, carved separately and pinned at the shoulder, held stiffly at her sides. Traces of white paint indicate the narrow sheath dress she was wearing; hair and details in black. Ca. 2061-1784 BC. H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) Ex French collection. 263 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM WOOD FISTED LEFT HAND holding a rolled linen; the black painted wrists with a painted bracelet; fingernails finely delineated. XVIIIth-XXth Dynasty, ca. 1570-1070 BC. L. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) Ex French collection.

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264 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM POLYCHROME FRESCO SECTION: NUBIAN AND ASSYRIAN Depicting both kneeling in the attitude of submission. Reign of Amenhotep III, ca.1391-1353 BC. From Theban Tomb 226. Max h. 7 1/2 in. (20.5 cm.); Max. w. 10 1/2 in. (27.2 cm.); W. as framed 14 1/4 in. (35.5 cm.); H. as framed 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) Ex Thalassic Collection, originally acquired ca. 1912; B.O. colletion, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 2004. Published by Dr. Nigel Strudwick, British Museum, “A Fragment of a Scene of Foreigners from the Theban Necropolis”, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Vol. 38 (2001), pp. 133-140. 265 EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, her youthful face with dimpled chin, her eyes once inlaid. Her elaborate black painted coiffure arranged in horizontal braids on the crown, rows of twisted curls framing the brow. She wears S-shaped earrings. Early 2nd Century AD. H. 11 in. (27.9 cm.) Ex collection of Helena Rubinstein, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 22/23, 1966.

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266 WESTERN ANATOLIAN MARBLE SCHEMATIC IDOL OF KUSURA TYPE, with a flat disc-shaped body, rudimentary arms, a long neck, and an oversized disc-shaped head. Ca. 2700-2200 BC. H. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex private Swiss collection. Cf. J. Thimme, ed., Art of the Cyclades, Karlsruhe, 1976, p. 388. no. 520. 267 WESTERN ANATOLIAN MARBLE SCHEMATIC IDOL OF KUSURA TYPE, with a flat disc-shaped body, rudimentary arms, a long neck, and an oversized disc-shaped head. Ca. 2700-2200 BC. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) Ex collection of H. Ebnoether, Germany. 268 HITTITE CAST BRONZE AXE HEAD with rounded heel and biconcave blade. Ca. 1900 - 1200 BC L. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) Ex collection of Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), Berlin, acquired in Munich in 1994. Cf. O. W. Muscarella, Bronze and Iron : Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988, p. 412, no. 566. 269 FORTY SOUTH ARABIAN BONE FURNITURE MOUNTS, several in the form of warriors, sphinxes, palmettes, etc. some with inscriptions in South Arabian characters. A rare assemblage. Early 1st Millennium BC. Hts. 7/8 - 2 3/8 in. (2.5 - 6.0 cm.) Ex French collection. The sphinxes were exhibited: Sphinx: The Guardians of Egypt, Brussels, Oct. 19, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007.

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270 NABATEAN BRONZE ENTHRONED BEARDED GOD, possibly a Neo-Punic representation of Baal. Made from two sections of hammered sheet, he is wrapped in a himation and holds a brick-like object in his left hand and a chalice in his right. Yemen, 1st Millennium BC. H. 7 7/8 in (19.4 cm.) Ex. N. collection, Paris. 271 LURISTAN BRONZE STANDARD WITH JANIFORM MASTER OF THE ANIMALS, bearded, wearing a kilt, and holding two capride protomes. Ca. 1000-650 BC. H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.); with socle 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) Ex J. Elliot collection, Tennessee. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1987-2001. 272 BACTRIAN BRONZE ELEPHANT AND RIDER The elephant wears a decorative harness and raises its trunk; rider has flattened head. The whole infilled with lead. A rare type. Ca. 1000-700 BC. H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, acquired at Christie’s, London, October 2000.

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his objects of art, rather than depositing them in a vault or holding receipts. Also, art is not as volatile as stocks and bonds, the coin, gem, and collectibles markets, and especially the gold and silver markets. Sylvia Porter in her New Money Book recommends classical antiquities as one of the best types of art for rapid growth. Dr Eisenberg was first quoted on the investment value of ancient art in the February 9, 1966 issue of Newsday - over 45 years ago! - and most recently in Business Week.

Why Collect Ancient Art? There are several reasons for collecting fine works of ancient art: • The excitement of owning a beautiful work of art that has survived for perhaps some 2,000 years or more. • The decoration of one's home or office with unique objects whose beauty and desirability have withstood the test of time. • The creative satisfaction, enjoyment, and pride in forming a truly fine collection. • The probable appreciation in value.

Royal-Athena Galleries Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., the founder and director of Royal-Athena Galleries, is usually at the New York gallery and visits the London gallery several times each year. He is available by appointment for consultation, expertise, and appraisals; or for a telephone conference. At no obligation he will arrange a private viewing with guidance on a sophisticated long term program of collecting and investing in the fine arts. He also is in attendance at all the fairs in which we exhibit. Over the past 60 years we have sold more than 800 works of ancient art to many of the country's leading museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Sackler Art Museum at Harvard University, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Walters Art Gallery, the Detroit lnstitute of Arts, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. In addition to the British Museum and the Louvre, we have sold ancient works of art to the Benaki Museum (Athens), the Egyptian Museum (Barcelona), the Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels), the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), the Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Cologne), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), the Museo Archeológico Nacional (Madrid), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), the Papyrus Museum (Vienna), and a number of other museums in Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland. The new Mougins Museum of Classical Art in Mougins, France, has acquired nearly 200 antiquities from us. The catalogs of classical marble sculptures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and from the J. Paul Getty Museum illustrate no less than 39 pieces acquired from our galleries. In addition, over one thousand objects purchased from us have been donated to many other museums, including the Freer Gallery of Art, the Sackler Gallery (The Smithsonian Institution), and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Dr. Eisenberg travels overseas several times annually to visit collectors, museums, clients, and many of the nearly 150 private sources, agents, dealers, and auction houses with whom he is in frequent contact. Since 1954 he has made over 260 overseas

How to Collect Ancient Art Sylvia Porter lists ten sound rules as a guide in art collecting: 1. Study the field which interests you as much as possible. 2. Buy cautiously at first. 3. Make sure that your work of art has quality. 4. Deal with a top gallery or art dealer. “Some dealers and major galleries will guarantee the authenticity of the art works they sell, so check this point as well." (Not only have we been guaranteeing our ancient art for over fifty years, but to the best of our knowledge our two-day auction sale conducted by Parke-Bernet Galleries (now Sotheby's) in 1964 was the first auction sale by several years in which every piece was guaranteed - but by us!) 5. Have an understanding with your dealer or gallery about trading up - so he’ll repurchase or resell your works as you have more money to invest in high quality art. (We normally allow full credit for the exchange or upgrading of objects purchased from us.) 6. Do not buy art works just because they are a current rage. 7. Ask the advice of museum directors or curators whenever possible. 8. Decide upon your investing limit before you buy. If you fall in love with a more expensive object try to arrange for a time payment. (We certainly encourage this and offer flexible time payments!) 9. Spread your financial risks by buying a variety of art unless you are an expert in a particular field. 10. “Buy the best examples you can afford in any category.” We would add two other important rules: 11. Ask for the provenance of any potential acquisitions. 12. Do not buy objects that have been significantly restored. Beware of overly restored faces in both vase painting and sculpture.

Ancient Art as an lnvestment Historically, ancient art investments have yielded excellent long-term capital appreciation, usually 8% to 10% annually. Any investment in tangibles, especially works of art, should be projected for at least five to ten vears. Normally one should not hold more than 10% of their investment portfolio in art. Collecting fine art is a pleasurable way of hedging against inflation because the investor can enjoy

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trips, purchasing over forty thousand antiquities for many tens of millions of dollars. This aggressive purchasing policy, perhaps without parallel in the field, enables us to offer an extraordinary number of choice objects at very reasonable prices. Our willingness to buy in volume and to purchase our inventory outright, rather than to take it on consignment, results in extremely competitive pricing, often considerably below that of other galleries. Furthermore, exchanges and purchases are frequently made from many past and present clients who may be upgrading their collections or liquidating some of their holdings in order to collect in other areas. Exchanges or purchases are sometimes carried out with museums both in the United States and in Europe for their duplicate accessions or for objects not in their recent or current fields of specialization.

Expertise and Ethics Ancient art has been the specialty of our director for some 60 years, and numismatics for 73 years. His many publications on ancient art and numismatics span over six decades. He published his first antiquities catalog, A Catalog of Egyptian Antiquities, in 1959. The first volume of Art of the Ancient World by Dr. Eisenberg was published in 1965. Since 1968 Dr. Eisenberg has concentrated on expertise in the ancient arts, having lectured on this subject at New York University and presented several scholarly papers at the annual meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, most recently on the ‘Roman’ Rubens Vase. His wide range of expertise is further revealed through other recent papers: on Egyptian bronzes at a Congress of the International Association of Egyptologists, on Etruscan bronze forgeries at an International Bronze Congress, on the ‘Greek’ Boston and Ludovisi thrones at the Magna Graecia Symposium in Venice, on Roman bronze forgeries at the 1999 International Bronze Congress, and on the Portland Vase as a Renaissance work of art at the 2003 International Congress of Classical Archaeology. He chaired a conference in London on the Phaistos Disk in 2008. In 1996 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Leipzig, Germany. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society in 1952; a member of the Archaeological Institute of America in 1960 (and a Life Member in 1988); a Patron of the American Numismatic Society in 1955 (and a Life Associate in 1998); a Fellow for Life of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1966; and most recently, a Benefactor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an Honorary Fellow of the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Eisenberg has appeared as an Expert in the Courts of several states and has conducted appraisals for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Customs Service, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as many other prominent institutions. He was elected a Qualified Appraiser by the

Appraisers Association of America in 1964 and has participated in several episodes of the Antiques Road Show. He served on the vetting committee of the European Fine Art Fair at Maastricht from 1993 to 2001 and was the Chairman and co-organizer of the New York Antiquarian International Fine Art Fair held in November 2001. Dr. Eisenberg has been a leader for many years in the promotion of the ethical acquisition of antiquities by museums and collectors and has delivered papers on this subject at the Archaeology Section of the U.K. Institute for Conservation in 1993 and at the 1998 International Congress of Classical Archaeologists. He gave an address by invitation on the international trade in antiquities at the UNIDROIT Convention in Rome in 1993. He organized two symposia in New York in 1994 on public policy and the movement of antiquities and in 1998 on the acquisition of antiquities by museums for the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art, of which he is a founding member and was a member of the executive board from 1993 to 2002. In 1999 he presented testimony to the United States Cultural Properties Committee on the legal and illegal trade in ancient art in Italy. In 2003 he was a featured speaker and panel participant in the U.S. Government Conference on Stolen Mideast Antiquities in Washington, D.C. Also in 2003 he featured on the European TV channel Arte and on BBC Radio’s File on Four in indepth interviews on the antiquities trade. He appeared on television on CBS News, Dateline NBC, PBS Jim Lehrer News Hour, and CBC Television (Canada), and was interviewed on the BBC and PBR Radio, and in print in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, The Times, and a dozen other publications. In 2004 he was featured on a Discovery Channel program and on Fox News on the antiquities trade. Also in 2004 he presented a paper on ‘The Mesopotamian Antiquities Trade and the Looting of the Iraq Museum’ to the American Bar Association. In 2005 he was interviewed on the antiquities market and the collecting of antiquities on National Public Radio in the US and in 2006 on National Public Television in Athens, Greece. In 2007 he delivered a paper on ‘Perspectives on the Antiquities Trade and the Collector: Past, Present, and Future’ at the symposium ‘The Future of the Global Past’ at Yale University. He was interviewed in depth for his expertise on Greek television in 2008 and on Artfinding in 2009. In June 2012 Dr. Eisenberg was awarded the title of officiale in the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Republic of Italy for having provided a meaningful contribution to the prestige of Italy in his many publications on Etruscan and Roman art.

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Ancient Coins We carry a fine stock of select Greek silver and bronze coins from $100, Roman silver and bronze coins from $75, and Byzantine coins. We began our business as ‘Royal Coin Company’ in January 1942, 73 years ago, and Dr Eisenberg, co-founder of the firm, has specialized in ancient coins, as sole proprietor, since 1952.

Acknowledgements Dr. Eisenberg wishes to express his gratitude to F. Williamson Price who has again diligently prepared and co-authored the catalog, to Ramon Perez who did nearly all of the photography, to the scholars who attributed and reattributed some of the sculptures and vases, especially Kees Neeft and the late Konrad Schauenburg, and to the several others who prefer to remain anonymous.

Wanted to Purchase: Fine Antiquities of All Periods We are prepared to travel world-wide to acquire select works of legally acquired ancient art for our continually expanding clientele. We will purchase collections of any size, act as your agent to sell your objects on commission, or exchange them for other select pieces from our extensive inventory. Send photographs and full details with your letter or e-mail.

International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art

Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d’Art

Art and Antique Dealers League

In the newly opened Mougins Museum of Classical Art, in the French Riviera, a few kilometers away from Cannes, among the four floors of works of Classical and Egyptian art there are nearly 200 antiquities acquired from Royal-Athena including many marble statues and heads, bronze helmets, and other ancient treasures. They have an excellent website and a superb catalog has been issued. See www.mouginsmusee.com.

MINERVA Minerva, the bi-monthly, international review of ancient art, archaeology, and numismatics, published in England, was established by Dr Eisenberg, its publisher and editor-in-chief from 1990 to 2009. It features the most extensive and timely coverage by any magazine of worldwide excavations, auctions and exhibitions emphasizing Greece, Etruria, the Roman Empire, Egypt, and the Near East. The book reviews are concise and objective. It also includes the most extensive annotated listings of international museum exhibitions, meetings, and symposia in ancient art and archaeology. Sample copies: $8 or £6 postpaid. www.minervamagazine.com editorial@minervamagazine.com Subscription (6 issues per year):

U.S.A., Canada, and rest of world:

U.K.: 1 year £30 Europe: 1 year £33

Surface: 1 year £38

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Recent Royal-Athena Catalogs: • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XV, 2004) illustrates in full color 190 objects. (72 pages, $5) • Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (2004, illustrates in full color 80 objects, 80 pages, $5) • Ancient Arms, Armor, and Images of Warfare (2004, illustrates in full color 100 objects, 48 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVI, 2005, illustrates in full color 192 objects, 80 pages, $5) • Mythologies of the Classical World & Ancient Egypt (2006, 48 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVII, 2006, illustrates in full color 233 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVIII, 2007, illustrates in full color 259 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIX, 2008, illustrates in full color 222 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XX, 2009, illustrates in full color 217 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXI, 2010, illustrates in full color 252 objects, 96 pages, $5) • 1000 Years of Ancient Greek Vases, 2010, illustrates in full color 195 vases, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXII, 2011, illustrates in full color 207 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXIII, 2012, illustrates in full color 251 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXIV, 2013, illustrates in full color 246 objects, 96 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXV, 2014, illustrates in full color 220 objects, 96 pages, $5) • All 15 of the above catalogs (total list price $70), with price lists: $50. (Add $50 for overseas airmail.)

Other Royal-Athena Catalogs Available • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. IV, 1985) illustrates in full color over 600 works of art. 208 pages, 192 color plates: $15 • Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989) illustrates in full color 180 objects. (52 pages, $5) • One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases from Greece, Etruria, & Southern Italy (1990) illustrates in full color 186 vases. (48 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. VIII, 1995) illustrates in full color 244 objects. (48 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. IX, 1997) illustrates in full color 264 objects. (64 pages, $5)

• Art of the Ancient World (Vol. X, 1999) illustrates in full color 264 objects. (64 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XI, 2000) illustrates in full color 167 objects. (64 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XII, 2001) illustrates in full color 410 objects; 30 pages of glossaries and mythologies. (161 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIII, 2002) illustrates in full color 203 objects. (80 pages, $5) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIV, 2003) illustrates in full color 225 objects. (80 pages, $5) • A number of the objects in the last several catalogs are still available. Price lists will be included. • All 10 of the above catalogs, 1985 through 2003 (total list price $65), only $50. (Add $50 for overseas airmail.) Orders for our catalogs may be charged to your credit card.

Trade lnquiries We cordially invite inquiries from fellow art dealers, art consultants, architects, interior designers, and institutional collectors and investors.

Special Presentations, Condition Reports, and Color Photographs of Objects We can supply special presentations with further information, such as condition reports, and 4 x 6 in. (10x15 cm.) or 8 x 10 in. (20x25 cm.) color photographs, often with other views or close-ups, on any of the objects illustrated in this catalog upon request.

Conservation and Mounting Services A professional conservator working on our premises in New York does expert conservation and restoration of ancient art and antiques. Small metal and wood mountings and bases are custom made but due to insurance restrictions this work is usually limited to objects purchased from us.

Terms and Conditions of Sale All items are offered subject to prior sale. All prices are subject to change without notice, otherwise, the current price list is valid through 2015. The following credit cards are honored: American Express,Visa, Mastercard. A deferred payment plan is also available. New York residents must add the appropriate sales taxes (currently 8 7/8%). No cash refunds may be made after 10 days of receipt; however, full credit is allowed on all objects purchased from our galleries with the exception of a few consigned items. All shipping and insurance charges will be billed to the purchaser. Title remains with Royal-Athena Galleries until payment is made in full.

royal-athena galleries established 1942 Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., Director

F. Williamson Price, Associate Director

New York Richard M. Novakovich Betty W. Eisenberg Suzanne George

Associate Director & Manager Comptroller Office Manager

Andrew England Alan J. Eisenberg Ramon Perez

Assistant Director & Webmaster Newsletter Editor Photographer

London (Seaby Antiquities) Anthony Law

Administrator

Peter Clayton

Consultant


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