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

Celebrating our 77th Anniversary

Volume XXX - 2019

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No. 97 - Art of the Ancient World - Vol. XXX - January 2019 We are pleased to issue this catalog celebrating our 77th anniversary of dealing in classical numismatics and our 65th year of dealing in ancient art. It illustrates in full color 173 selected antiquities priced from $1,750 to $145,000. This publication is one of a continuing series primarily illustrating new acquisitions featured in our New York galleries, where over one 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 are 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.

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Apulian red-figure large fish plate by the Bloomington Painter Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 9 in. in. (22.9 cm.) BACK COVER: no. 102

Paestan large red-figure hydria by Asteas Ca. 350-340 BC. H. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) Text and catalog design by Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D. Photography by Ramon Perez

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

Volume XXX - 2019 Table of Contents CLASSICAL ART Greek Marble Sculptures Roman Marble Sculptures Greek Bronze Sculptures Etruscan Bronze Sculptures Roman Bronze Sculptures Greek and Roman Terracottas Etruscan Terracotta Early Greek Vases Attic Vases Magna Graecia Vases Etruscan Vases Ancient Varia

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EGYPTIAN ART Egyptian Stone Sculptures and Reliefs Egyptian Bronze Sculptures Egyptian Faience Egyptian Wood Egyptian Silver Egyptian Stone Vessels Egyptian Varia

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COLLECTING ANCIENT ART ROYAL-ATHENA GALLERIES Expertise and Ethics Royal-Athena Galleries Catalogs

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Photo above: Paestan large red-figure hydria by Asteas, no. 102 Ca. 350-340 BC. H. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) (Detail)


Introduction As we enter our 65th year of dealing in ancient art and our 77th year in Classical numismatics, we are delighted to present in our 96th publication another 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 pleased to offer them again to a new generation of enthusiasts. These include a fine series of objects from a group of collectors in the American Midwest that have been on loan to several museums and universities for up to more than thirty years. A number of these have been illustrated in our Art of the Ancient World, volume IV, published in 1985, over three decades ago. This catalog again presents a large selection of antiquities from the collection of the Director (J.M.E. collection) acquired over more than thirty years including Greek and Roman bronzes and small Greek and South Italian pottery vases. It features a striking group of South Italian fish plates of the 4th Century BC. An extensive representation of additional pieces from the J.M.E. collection including Classical mythological bronzes, Greek and South Italian vases, Egyptian stone vases, and Egyptian faience amulets may be found on our website. Further objects from the J.M.E. collection will be added regularly to our website and monthly newsletters over the coming year. We have devoted over six decades 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, 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 77th 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.

2 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF ISIS Turned to her right, her wavy hair parted in the center, bound in a diadem, and falling in a broad plait over the nape of the neck and in a thick tress behind each ear, a hole on top of the head for insertion of the missing crown. 1st Century BC. H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) Ex collection of Prof. Herman S. Gundersheimer (1903-2004), Philadelphia, acquired in Europe in the 1950s; thence by descent to a New England collector.

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3 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF APHRODITE Her head turned to her right, her wavy hair centrally-parted and swept back into a chignon at the nape of her neck, held with a diadem around her head, her oval face with soft almond-shaped eyes and full pouting lips. 1st Century BC. H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) Ex Belgian private collection, acquired in 1971.

4 HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A GODDESS, PROBABLY APHRODITE Her hairstyle is formed of long wavy wisps bound with a cord and pulled into a chignon in the back, the oval face with almond-shaped eyes. 2nd-1st Century BC. H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Ex Eduardo Alonso, Switzerland, (Barcelona-Catalunia, Spain) 1960’s.

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ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO The wavy hair centrally parted and rolled in a ridge framing the face and secured at the back, with loose tresses falling either side of the neck, the youthful plump features with almondshaped eyes with contoured lids and full lips. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) Ex collection of Mr G. Daumas (d. 1948), France, formed between the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century; thence by descent.

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ROMAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE HERM HEAD OF DIONYSOS In archaic style with two rows of snail curls across the brow and three curls stacked at both temples. The stone was cut to produce a side layer with its pale gray band producing a fillet-like effect extending through the beard. In fine style. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 7 in (17.8 cm.) Ex American private collection; H. Wallace collection, New York; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York, January 2006.

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7 ROMAN SMALL MARBLE HEAD OF ASKLEPIOS The god of healing with flowing hair centrally parted and bound by a diadem. Mid-2nd Century AD. H. 2 1/2 in . (6.3 cm.) Ex French private collection, purchased from the Drouot, Paris, circa 1972.

8 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A SATYR OR TRITON with long hair and headdress backed by a rippling fillet. From the corner of a sarcophagus lid. Late 2nd Century AD. H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); L. 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, London, May 1986; C. Brickbauer, Baltimore, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in 1995.


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9 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES (MERCURY) The youthful god turned to his left with downward gaze, with slightly parted lips, tightly curled hair with fillet across forehead and remains of feathered wings above his ears. Much of the brown paint for the hair remains. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. P. Bachmann, Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s.


10 ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF THE EMPEROR DOMITIAN An idealized bust of Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus, Roman Emperor from AD 81 to 96, wearing the corona triumphalis and a cuirass, the buckles of which remain on the shoulders. Ca. AD 81-96. H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) Ex English private collection acquired in 1980; Galerie Chenel, Paris, 2012. Published: Summa Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, catalogue 1, 1976, no. 46. The third and last emperor of the Flavian dynasty, he was an enlightened despot whose various programs led the way to the peace of the second century. He was one of only three emperors known to have officially received a damnatio memoriae.

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11 ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF MENANDER, the comic playwright (Ca. 342-293 BC). He has short hair falling in curls at his forehead, deep-set eyes and strong, angular jaw. Lacking rear part of head. Reputedly from Ostia. Later 1st Century AD. H. 9 3/4 in (25 cm.) Ex Jovy Collection, Cologne. Published: W. R. Megow, Antiken aus Rheinischem Privatbesitz, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, 1973, no. 359, pl. 164. Menander was one of the founders of the so-called New Comedy. His first play was Ogre, written in 321 BC and over the next 20 years wrote 100 additional comedies. Though not greatly appreciated in his lifetime, his reputation grew throughout the early Roman Imperial period. Plutarch wrote of him, Plautus and Terence 99 imitated him, and Ovid thought him “worthy of immortality.�


12 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF APHRODITE, the goddess of erotic love, her head turned slightly to her left, her hair swept back, arranged in a chignon and top knot and bound with a diadem. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) Ex collection of Michel Gaud, Saint Tropez, France, acquired in the early 1980s.

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13 ROMAN MARBLE OVER-LIFESIZE HEAD OF TYCHE (FORTUNA), the goddess of fortune and destiny, wearing a mural crown; from a relief. After a 4th Century BC Greek prototype. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 13 in. (33 cm.) Ex Swiss private collection acquired in the 1960s; English collection, acquired from D.A., London art market, February 2011. She was not only the goddess of chance and luck, but was also associated with fertility as well as with political and military power. Fortuna enjoyed numerous cults in Rome and was employed by emperors such as Augustus for the promotion of their leadership. Cf. F. Rausa, ‘Tyche/ Fortuna’, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae 11 Classicae, VIII, Zurich and Munich, 1997.


14 ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A WOMAN WITH A SEVERAN HAIR STYLE The lady with almond-shaped eyes and high cheekbones, her hair with a middle parting, wavy at the side, pulled to a wide bun. Below is a protuberant wreath of her own hair framing the face. 3rd Century AD. H. 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) Ex Bavarian private collection, acquired in 1990.

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15 ROMAN IMPERIAL MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A LADY turned to her left and wearing a stola and palla, her face with thoughtful expression, high cheek-bones, her imperial coiffure parted and drawn behind the ears and up into a tiered turban of braids, small incised curls escaping at the temples. Early Hadrianic, ca. AD. 120-125. H. 25 in. (63.5 cm.) Ex Stora Sundby Castle, Eskilstuna, Sweden, collected in the 18th Century; Swedish private collection, acquired in 1912; Dr. E. collection, North Carolina, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2002. 18th Century restorations to nose and socle.

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16 ROMAN MARBLE VEILED HEAD OF A YOUNG FEMALE with wavy hair parted in center, heavy-lidded eyes and a serene and melancholy expression. Thasian marble from Cape Vathy, Thasos. 1st Half of 1st Century AD. H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, November 1990. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII (1992), no. 40.

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ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A VEILED YOUNG WOMAN with downward gaze, contoured lids and full lips. Probably from a sarcophagus. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) Ex German private collection.

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Greek Bronze Sculptures

18 HELLENISTIC BRONZE NUDE POSEIDON (NEPTUNE) His right leg raised upon a rocky outcrop, his left arm raised to hold a staff or trident. Based upon the Isthmian Poseidon by the 4th century BC Greek sculptor Lysippos. 2nd-1st Century BC. H. 4 5/8 in. (11.3 cm.) Ex English collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989), no. 76; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001), no. 47. Cf. Mitten/Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World, 1968, no 28, pl 129. For an near identical sculpture in the Musée du Vieux-Vevey, see: A. Leibundgut, Der römischen Bronzen der Schweiz, vol. III (1980), p. 18, no. 9, pl. 14.

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19 HELLENISTIC BRONZE NUDE HERAKLES Standing with his right arm raised toward a laurel garland encircling his brow; left arm holding a club; nipples with copper inlay, eyes once inlaid. Right foot restored. Greece, ca. 1st Century BC. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex English collection, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, December 1983; then Sotheby’s New York, December 1993. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X (1999), no. 33; J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals II (2004), no. 35.


20 ARCHAIC GREEK BRONZE NUDE KOUROS The youth has long hair falling to the neck, his left leg advancing; his left arm bent at the elbow and raised slightly. Right arm lacking. From the northern Peloponnese, perhaps Olympia. Late 6th Century BC. H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) Ex English collection, 2013.

21 LATE HELLENISTIC BRONZE CHILD OR EROS (CUPID) Holding a rooster in the crook of his left arm and standing in a relaxed pose, a mantle draped over his left shoulder, silver inlaid eyes. Greece, ca. 1st Century BC. H. 5 1â „4 in. (13.3 cm.) Ex collection of Mrs. Albert Lasker, New York, (acquired before 1962); acquired by RoyalAthena Galleries in London, December 1990; John Kluge, Charlottesville, Virginia. Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989), no.34; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI (1991), no. 24.

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EAST GREEK BRONZE GRIFFIN PROTOME Joined to two converging sections of a rod tripod. 6th Century BC. L. 4 1â „4 in. (10.8 cm.) Ex John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVI (2005), no. 27. Exhibited: From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the Kluge Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996. This griffin protome is thought to join a fragment in the collection of the French School of Classical Studies in Athens, no. 135, pl. 45 in C. Rolley, Monumenta Graeca et Romana, vol. V, Greek Minor Arts, Fasc. I, The Bronzes.

23 GREEK BRONZE MIRROR COVER WITH APHRODITE (VENUS), EROS (CUPID), AND THANATOS In high relief. Ca. 375-350 BC. Diam. 5 6/8 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex private collection, Lugano; James Elliot collection, Tennessee, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University 1987-2001. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIV (2003), no. 31.

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Etruscan Bronze Sculptures 24 ETRUSCAN BRONZE BEAKED OINOCHOE with finely engraved carinated body. The handle in the form of a nymph leaning against the rim, a beaded garland draped across her breasts. Etruscan inscription, udai, meaning ‘votive.’ Choice! 4th-3rd Century BC. H. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) Ex Eric de Kolb, New York; Henri Smeets, Weert, The Netherlands; John Hewett, London; the Sadler collection, London, Sotheby’s, London, October 2003; J.M.E. collection, New York. Published: D. Mitten, Master Bronzes of the Classical World, Fogg Art Museum, 1967, no. 224; (The Smeets Collection of Antiquities, Sotheby's, London, November 7, 1977, lot 169); J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XX (2009), no. 42.

25 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 also holding a hammer. Ca. 460 BC. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) Ex collection of John Kluge, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988. Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989), no. 5; J. Herrmann, "From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the John W. Kluge Collection" in Minerva, vol. 7, no. 2, 1996, p. 40, fig. 3; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVIII (2007), no. 31. Exhibited: From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the Kluge Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996.

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26 ETRUSCAN BRONZE MALE VOTIVE FIGURE standing with cloak wrapped tightly around body, the left leg flexed; right hand raised. Dark olive green patina. Very fine style. Right foot restored. Ca. 3rd Century BC. H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1995. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IX (1997), No. 47.

27 ETRUSCAN OR ITALIC BRONZE YOUTH, his elongated and flat body clad in a long pleated chiton and wrapped in a himation, his right arm bent with the hand emerging at his chest. 3rd Century BC. H. 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex Swiss private collection; John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from RoyalAthena in 1984; J.M.E. collection, New York. Reacquired at Christie’s, New York, June 2004;

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Roman Bronze Sculptures 28 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE STANDING ZEUS (JUPITER) wearing a laurel wreath, a chlamys draped over his right shoulder; in his right hand he holds a thunderbolt. Earlier 2nd Century AD. H. 4 3/4 in. (12.2 cm.) Ex private Swiss collection assembled between 1960 and 1980.

29 ROMANO-CELTIC BRONZE NUDE ZEUS (JUPITER) HOLDING A THUNDERBOLT, a cloak over his left shoulder. Ca. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) Ex C. Ede, London, December 1986; B.Bandy collection, Rochester, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in April 1987. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIV (2003), no. 44. Exhibited: University of Miami, Lowe Museum of Art, 1987-95; Ball State University Art Museum - 1995-2002.

30 ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE OF DIONYSOS RECLINING ON A PANTHER SKIN, in languid pose, his himation covering only the lower portion of his body. His right arm is raised and resting on his laurel-crowned head. Dark olive green patina. 1st-2nd Century AD. L. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) Ex German private collection; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, December 2012.

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31 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE HERMES (MERCURY) WITH BABY DIONYSOS, wearing a laurel wreath on his winged head. In his right hand he holds a caduceus and with his left hand supported by a column, he holds the infant; a cloak is draped from his shoulder over his left forearm. Very rare type in very fine style. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) Ex German collection. 32 ROMAN BRONZE BALSAMARIUM: BUST OF A BEARDED NUBIAN, with tiers of curled hair, moustache, and bifurcated beard; the handle is decorated with duck head finials. Probably from Gaul. Cover lacking. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) Ex Belgian collection, acquired March 1994. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VIII (1995), no. 53. Cf. S. Boucher, Bronzes grecs hellénistiques et étrusques des Musées de Lyon, Lyon, 1970, no. 35, for an extremely similar piece. 33 ROMAN BRONZE SILENUS, depicted standing with his legs apart, the left slightly advanced, wearing an animal-skin kilt knotted in front, the garment splaying, revealing his genitalia; with a corpulent torso, a thick garland around his neck, a wreath of ivy and berries across his bald pate, with a creased forehead, articulated eyes, a pug nose and a full beard and moustache; the separatelymade arms now lost. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) Ex J.S. collection, Belgium, 1968-1972.

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34 ROMAN BRONZE MITHRAS The Eastern sun god wears a tall peaked cap with lappets, an oriental-styled short tunic, a long himation, and leggings; holding a patera. 1st Century BC/1st Century AD. H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, London, December 1984; E.K. collection, Canton, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries in 1987. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1987-1996; Ball State University Art Museum 1996-2005. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII (2006), no. 48. 35 ROMAN BRONZE WINGED NUDE EROS (CUPID) Love’s messenger stands in a relaxed pose, his face framed by long curls. He holds a goat’s head rhyton in his raised right hand; on a circular stepped base. Left wing partially restored. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) Ex private French collection; acquired in Paris, March 2001. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 47. 36 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE YOUNG BOY, head tilted, right arm extended outward to side. Deep green-black patina. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 4" (10.1 cm.) Ex Reine Margot, Paris, from French private collection, May 1987; E.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in August 1991. On loan to Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1991-2016. Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals, Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989), no. 124.

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37 EARLY IMPERIAL ROMAN BRONZE NUDE ODYSSEUS FLEEING The hero is depicted lunging forward on his left leg, the right extending back, his muscular torso twisted, his arms bent, the right held forth, the left pulled back at the shoulder, his head turned sharply to his right, wearing a pilos helmet high on his head, with a full beard and thick curls framing his face. Very fine style. A rare depiction. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) Ex C. Newhall collection, Owings Mills, Maryland, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2005. First published: J. Eisenberg, Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989), no. 41. Odysseus' stance recalls his position on the massive sculptural group of the Blinding of Polyphemus from Sperlonga. See fig. 10 in D. Buitron, et al., The Odyssey and Ancient Art, 1992.

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38 ROMAN BRONZE NUDE APHRODITE (VENUS) wearing a diadem, a breast band (strophion) wrapped around her upper torso, a cloak over her left shoulder and right thigh. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex German collection; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, December 2012


39 ROMAN BRONZE ATHENA (MINERVA) wearing a long chiton, aegis, and a Corinthian helmet surmounted by a sphinx. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) Ex E.K. collection, Canton, Michigan, acquired from the Royal-Athena Galleries in 1990. Published: J. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals, 1989, No. 105. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1990-2005.

40 ROMAN BRONZE STANDING GIRL wearing a long belted peplos. The right arm is bent, the left one is lowered. Both hands probably once held ritual objects. This is likely a representation of one of the arktoi (little bears), who performed the bear dance in the Artemision at Brauron in Attica. Very fine style. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex German collection acquired in the early 1980s. Bronze filled with lead; arms worked separately and reattached; appealing green patina. Cf. P. G. Themelis, Brauron: Guide to the Sanctuary and the Museum, pp. 70-71; C. Vermeule and A. Brauer, Stone Sculptures, Harvard, no. 27; M. True and A. Herrmann, A Passion for Antiquities: The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Collection, 1994, no. 50.

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41 GALLO-ROMAN SILVER-COVERED BRONZE APPLIQUE BUST OF APOLLO, his long locks falling over his shoulders and chest, and tied in a bow atop his head. A fully modeled bust in very fine style, covered in part with a thick silver sheet. Said to have been found in Normandy, the underlying metal is most probably a potin alloy of copper, tin, and lead that was most often used by the Gallic tribes. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 1/4 in. (11 cm.) Ex collection of Jerome Soubriez, Paris, France.

42 ROMAN BRONZE ATHENA In relaxed pose, wearing Corinthian helmet, chiton; right leg over left leg, left hand upraised. Fine style. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm.) Ex Christie’s, London, December 1989; J.M.E. collection, New York.

43 PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE DEEP BUSTS OF ANTINOUS, the companion of 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 as a pair. Cf. similar pair in the Hermitage. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex German collection; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, June 2007.

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44 ROMAN BRONZE THEATER MASK APPLIQUE Dionysiac bearded head; headdress with berries. Rich green patina. 1st Century AD. H. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) Ex G.V. collection, Germany, acquired 1995/96. 45 ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF ATHENA with crested Corinthian helmet, wearing traditional aegis; on rectangular pedestal, cast as one piece. Dark olive patina. Ca. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) Paris art market, May 1984; E.B collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 1985. On loan to Michigan State Univ. East Lansing; Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1985-2016. 46 ROMAN BRONZE THEATER MASK OF A GODDESS wearing a diadem over her centrally parted hair, with two long curls framing her head; eyes and gaping mouth articulated. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) Ex private collection, Warren, Michigan, acquired in 1987 from Royal-Athena. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVI (2007), no. 54. Exhibited: Ball State University Art Museum, 1995-2004; George Mason University, 20042005.

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47 ROMAN BRONZE OVER LIFE-SIZE RIGHT FOREARM from a monumental statue of a woman, the fingers adorned in the casting with rings. Green patina; several casting defects; ancient repairs, now lost, some small holes have been closed by a restorer. 2nd-3rd Century AD. L 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) Ex English private collection acquired in 1981. 48 ROMAN BRONZE INCENSE BURNER Decorated with a marine theme, the body of cylindrical form, with incised bands and attached to the long handle by scrolling motifs, surmounted by a figural group, probably of Europa and the bull. The female figure's right hand resting between the bull's horns, her left on its shoulder, the end of the handle forming the tail of a sea centaur, his right arm raised and left hand on his hip, the forelegs arching, the hooves on an integral rectangular base. 2nd-3rd Century AD. L. 11 3/4 in . (29.8 cm.) Ex German private collection, Munich, formed 1980s; UK private collection, acquired in 1997; Christies, New York, December 2004. This type of marine theme is more commonly found on mosaics and sculptural decoration. For example, the Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus reliefs, MuseĂŠ de Louvre, LL399; the thiasos marine scene from the mosaic at the baths of Otricoli, Vatican Museum; and the Venus Marine mosaic, at the house of Amphitrite in Bulla Regia, Tunisia.


49 ROMAN BRONZE THEBAN SPHINX with the body of a lion, seated, the upper torso and head of a woman, full breasts, and up-curving wings. A staff probably was inserted into the large cylindrical central cavity. Fine style. Right paws restored. Ca. 1st Century AD. H. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Ex German collection, acquired in Munich, June 2005; J.M.E. collection, New York. Exhibited: Sphinx: The Guardians of Egypt, Brussels, Oct. 19, 2006 - Feb. 25, 2007. 50 ROMAN BRONZE THREE-HEADED CERBERUS, the three-headed dog, encircled by serpents. Rare. Dark brown patina. Rear left paw restored. 1st Century AD. L. 2" (5.1 cm.) Ex G. Ladriere, Paris (French private collection), May 1987; E.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in October 1991. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI (1991), no. 130. On loan to Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1992-2016. 51 ROMAN BRONZE BULL, striding, his head slightly turned to the right. Dark olive green patina. 1st-2nd Century AD. H. 2 3/4 in. (8 cm.); L. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) Ex German private collection; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, December 2012.


52 ROMAN BRONZE LION MASK APPLIQUE Used as a handle, it takes the form of a lion’s face, finely cast in high relief, holding a ribbed ring its the gaping jaws, with protruding tongue, incised whiskers and fur, and radiating mane. Ca. 1st Century AD. Total H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) Ex R. B. collection. Darien, Connecticut, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1990.

53 ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE VESSEL MOUNT: FOREPART OF PEGASUS Emerging from a burst of foliage. Ca. 1st Century AD. L. 4 1/8 in. (10.5cm.); H. 2 in. (5.1cm.) Ex Mildenhall, Suffolk, England; R.K. collection, Drayton Plains, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1985. This rare type has been published by M. Henig in the Antiquaries Journal (1983), p. 361, f, pl.L; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, IV, 1985, no. 319. Exhibited: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 1985-1994; Ball State Univ. Museum 1994-2005; George Mason University 2005-2010; Fitchburg Art Museum 2010-2013.

54 ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH LION Reclining in front of filling aperture. Early 1st Century AD. L. 4 7/8” (12.4 cm.) Ex English private collection; D.L.M. collection, Lincoln Park, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1985. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 321. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1985-2011.

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Greek & Roman Terracottas 55 ARCHAIC GREEK TERRACOTTA STANDING GODDESS wearing a polos and a long chiton, her hair falling on the shoulders of her mantle; her hands are open and pressed against her abdomen. Ca. 6th Century BC. H. 7 1/2 in. (19.5 cm.) Acquired at the Dorotheum in Vienna, February 2001. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XV (2004), no. 68. 56 HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA LADY OF FASHION WITH MELON COIFFURE, standing wearing a chiton, himation, and wreath of leaves. Her right knee eases forward, the right arm by her the hip, and her left before her breast. South Italy, 2nd Century BC. H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) Ex D. D. collection, London, acquired about 1980. 57 GREEK TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A FEMALE with three rows of short, curly hair. Traces of red and white pigment. Magna Graecia, mid-5th Century BC. H. 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) Ex German private collection; Gorny & Mosch, Munich, December 2012.


58 HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA OWL Hand-modelled, standing on an integral plinth, its wings held closely behind, overlapping the tail feathers, the triangular head with pinched beak and large circular eyes, the feathers of the wings incised. 2rd-1st Century BC. H. 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex Leo Mildenberg collection, Basel; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s New York, December 2004. Published: A. Kozloff, D. Mitten, and M. Sguaitamatti, More Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part II, 1986, no. 109. 59 HELLENISTIC LARGE 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 Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899), Saint-Nicolas-les-Arras, France; thence by descent; ex sale of J.P. Ruellan, Encheres, April 4, 2009. Bellon’s collection, the most important in France, surpassed that of de Clercq and that of Gréau. 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. 60 ROMAN TERRACOTTA LAMP IN THE FORM OF A HIPPOCAMP A rare type in extremely fine style. Alexandria, 1st Century AD. L. 4 7/8 in (12.1 cm.); H. 4 1/2 in (11.4 cm.) Ex collection of Jean-André Perichon-Bey, 1860-1929?, Rodah, Egypt, and Paris, France, acquired before 1903; ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London, June 2007.

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61 ETRUSCAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HEAD OF A YOUTH, his handsome face with curly hair waving over his forehead. 4th Century BC. H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) Ex Jean-Marie Talleux collection, Grand Fort Philippe, France; W.M. collection, San Francisco, acquired from Royal-Athena in November 2000. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X (1999), no. 81.

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Early Greek Vases 62 LATE CORINTHIAN POTTERY PYXIS AND COVER Central frieze in pinkish-brown slip of a continuous procession of females holding hands; rosettes, zig-zag and dotted bands. Choice! Ca. 560-550 BC. H. 3 5/8 in. (9.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in the London art market in 1993. 63 CORINTHIAN POTTERY ARYBALLOS NEAR THE PEGASOS PAINTER The body with the winged figure of Pegasos leaping to left. Ca. 570 BC. H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) Ex collection of Ambassador Pamela Harriman (1920-1997); J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London; R.B. collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 20132018, purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries. 64 CORINTHIAN AMPHORISKOS BY THE CANDIDA PAINTER with panthers, goats, and birds on body and shoulder. Middle Corinthian Period, ca. 570 BC. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s London, July 1984; K.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in February 1987. On loan to Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1987-2016. Attributed by Dr K. Neeft.

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65 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE HYDRIA BY THE READY PAINTER Nude youth putting on greaves, before him a woman who holds his shield and spear. On either side of them is a draped youth and a nude youth with spear. On the shoulder a tongue decoration and two grazing roe deer, between them a panther. Ca. 520-510 BC. H. 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. Jacques Denier (1926-1992), La Tour du Pin, France, acquired from Spink, London. Published: J. Beazley, Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, p. 54.

Attic Vases 66 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE HYDRIA WITH FRONTAL PANEL SCENE: NIKE Depicting Nike on one knee, wings outstretched, flanked on either side by a male in a long robe; on shoulder, ram. Possibly Euboean. Ca. 550-500 BC. H. 4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, October 2000.


67 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE MINIATURE PANEL AMPHORA On either side: three cavorting nude male dancers. Ca. 530-520 BC. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in London, June 1995. These youths are komasts, descendents of the padded dancers that originally entered Athenian iconography from Corinth. We can interpret the figures here as young men in high spirits after a drinking party. For another small (3 3/8 in.) vase of the period decorated with similar dancers, see Metropolitan Museum of Art: 56.171.37.

68 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE KYATHOS NEAR THE PAINTER OF VATICAN G7 Between apotropaic eyes are two dancing maenads amid vines. Ca. 510 BC. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex Hr. B. collection, Switzerland, acquired between 1960 and 1980; H. Cahn, Basel, October 2005. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII (2006), no. 99. Cf. M. Eismann, Attic Kyathos Painters, 1971, 282ff, no. 65, pl. 24.

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69 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE SUB-DEIANIRA LEKYTHOS BY THE PHAROS PAINTER The centaur Nessus attempts to abduct Deianira. At left Herakles rushes to save his wife; at right a female watches. Ca. 550-525 BC. H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) Ex collection of Sybille RosenbaumKroeber (wife of Wladimir Rosenbaum, d. 1997), Berlin, ca. 1964; acquired from F. Hugelman, Ascona, 2001; J.M.E. collection, New York. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIV (2003), no. 94. Cf. J. Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases (1974; 1994), pl. 147.

70 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS NEAR THE HAIMON PAINTER Herakles and Apollo scuffle over the Delphic tripod, Athena, at right, watching. Ca. 490 BC. H. 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) Ex French collection; Tajan, Paris, April 2007.

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71 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE depicting a warrior arming, with one leg raised as he ties on a greave (leg protector). At right a draped female holds his spear and shield; a high-crested helmet rests on the ground before him. At left a nude youth, holding another spear, stands attentively. Possibly a representation of the arming of Achilles by his mother, Thetis, at Troy. Ca. 530 BC. H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) Ex English collection; acquired at Christie’s. London, September 2000. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 81; J. Eisenberg, Ancient Arms, Armor (2004), no. 48.

72 ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE TREFOIL OINOCHOE, CLASS OF LONDON B 495 Three draped maenads with vines in the field. Ca. 520-500 BC. H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8cm) Ex Paris art market, July 1988; Mason Phelps (1925-2013) collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988.

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73 ATTIC RED-FIGURE NOLAN AMPHORA BY THE NIKON PAINTER A flying Nike holding a fillet in both hands. Rev.: A draped youth with arm outstretched. Ca. 470-460 BC. H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) Ex German private collection, acquired prior to 2000. Published: G. Puhze, Kunst der Antike, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1998; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 86; 1000 Years of Ancient Greek Vases II (2010), no. 81.

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74 ATTIC RED-FIGURE NOLAN AMPHORA with a youth at right being handed a lyre by his instructor. Rev.: A striding youth with a walking stick. Ca. 460-450 BC. H. 12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) Ex private French collection; acquired at the Drouot, Paris, October 2003. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVI (2005), no. 89.

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75 ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER IN THE MANNER OF THE KADMOS PAINTER The musical contest between Marsyas and Apollo. On the obverse, Marsyas, playing the double flute, is seated to right on a rocky outcrop. Standing before him is the god Apollo, naked but for a cloak draped about his back and over his arms. A branch of laurel is nestled in the crook of his left arm; he holds out a lyre towards the satyr. Behind Marsyas, a female figure to right, possibly a Muse, is dressed in a long chiton which is patterned, just as is Apollo’s cloak, with a series of small arcs. She carries a flaming torch to illuminate the scene. On the far right is Hermes, wearing cloak and petasos and wielding his attribute, the caduceus, in his right hand. On the reverse, three draped youths, summarily drawn. Ca. 420-400 BC. H. 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm.) Ex V. Rosenbaum collection, Ascona, Switzerland, 1970s; A.B. collection, Ticino, Switzerland, until 2000; acquired from F. Hugelman, Ascona, in 2011.

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76 ATTIC RED-FIGURE LARGE LEKYTHOS BY THE BOWDOIN PAINTER Helmeted bust of Athena in profile to right; left hand raised in front of mouth, holding an olive branch which was in added white paint. Choice! Ca. 470 BC. H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Freiburg, Germany, December 1994. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X (1999), no. 111. Cf. J. Boardman, ARFV Classical, no. 59.

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77 ATTIC RED-FIGURE LARGE LEKYTHOS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF BRYGOS Possibly by the Painter of Villa Giulia 50508. A bearded man wearing a fillet, leans upon a knotty staff. He wears only a bordered himation wrapped around him. His right hand rests upon his waist and in his left hand he holds a lyre. Fine style. Ca. 490-480 BC. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) Ex collection of a former Heidelberg Univ. professor, acquired 1972-1996, Switzerland; R.B. collection, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008-2018, purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX (2008), no. 118. 78 ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS IN THE MANNER OF THE CARLSRUHE PAINTER A youth, possibly Kephalos, draped with his cloak, carries two spears, a sun hat strung about his neck. Ca. 460 BC. H. 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) Ex private collection, Solothurn, Switzerland; H. Cahn, Basel, October 2002. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XV (2004); 1000 Years of Ancient Greek Vases (2010), no. 111. 79 ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS, MANNER OF THE AISCHINES PAINTER Seated female holding thyrsos, flanked by two columns. Ca. 460 BC. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm). Ex Sotheby’s, London, May 1983; Mason Phelps (1925-2013) collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in July 1986.


80 ATTIC RED-FIGURE COLUMN KRATER BY THE HARROW PAINTER Two centaurs facing each other over a large pithos. Each holds a branch in one hand and places the other into the pithos. Rev: Satyr with rhyton by a pithos. Ca. 480-470 BC. H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm.) Ex Elie Borowski (1913-2003) collection, acquired at Christie’s New York, June 2000. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001), no. 217; J. Eisenberg, One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases II (2010), no. 100.

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81 ATTIC RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER BY THE CHRISTIE PAINTER A komos procession led by a draped female playing a flute followed by two nude youths, the first holding a barbiton. Reverse: Three draped youths. Ca. 450-440 BC. H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired from Mythes & Légendes, Paris, in 1971. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX (2008), no. 126.

82 ATTIC RED-FIGURE PELIKE IN THE KERCH STYLE FROM GROUP G Arimasp battling two winged griffins wears an barbarian costume with leggings, a pelta beneath his knee, as he struggles to rise to his feet. Reverse: Two draped figures, a stele between. Ca. 350-330 BC. H. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm.) Ex Vakilli collection, Paris. Published: J. Eisenberg, Ancient Arms, Armor (2004), no. 59; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVI (2005), no. 94.

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Magna Graecia Vases

83 APULIAN RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS BY THE LAMPAS PAINTER A helmeted and cuirassed warrior holding a spear and shield at left and a draped female holding a mirror at right with a winged Eros holding a patera and candelabra between them. Ca. 370-360 BC. H. 14 3/8 in. (28.6 cm.) Ex private collection, Ascona, Switzerland, 1985; German collection.

84 APULIAN RED-FIGURE PLATE WITH OWL Large owl with mouse to left, with added white details. A rare combination. Mid-4th Century BC. D. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Basel in April 1983. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian 45 Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

85 APULIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS Seated Eros left holding wreath. Rev.: Seated female right holding large bowl. Ca. 360-350 BC. D. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.); H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Freiburg, Germany, in April 1989.


86 APULIAN RED-FIGURE COVERED LEKANIS On cover: Young male jockey riding horse. Rev.: Winged female griffin. Fine style; rare subject. Ca. 340-330 BC. H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.), D. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.), W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, London, May 1987; Mason Phelps (1925-2013) collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988.

87 APULIAN GNATHIA BOWL: FEMALE HEAD Decorated in pseudo-red figure style centering a facing female head in added white surrounded by flowers and rays in added red, yellow, and white. Choice! Late 4th Century BC. D. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from A La Reine Margot, Paris, September 2000.

88 APULIAN GNATHIA BOTTLE: FEMALE WINGED BUST, with horizontal rows of curls, left, with large open wings. Decorated in added white, yellow, and red. Fine. Ca. 330-320 BC. H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Basel, September 1988.


89 APULIAN RED-FIGURE RECTANGULAR FISH PLATE FROM THE HIPPOCAMP GROUP Star-gazer, two-banded bream, grey mullet, striped perch; wave pattern around rim. A very rare shape. Ca. 350-325 BC. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) x 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.); H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) Ex L.F. Mintici Collection, Brussels, acquired in the 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Billen, Brussels, in June 2007. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX (2008), no. 130. Only two other rectangular fish plates are known - Louvre K 590 (I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figure Fish Plates, 1987, 119, no. 22), and in the George Ortiz collection, Geneva (I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Addenda to Greek Red-figure Fish Plates, 1990; pl. 11, no 14a.).

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90 APULIAN FISH PLATE FROM THE DARIUS WORKSHOP with lophius (monkfish), torpedo, grey mullet, ombrina(?); wave pattern around rim. Superb! Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 7 5/8 in. ( 19.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, May 1983. Published: I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-Plates (1987), p. 125, no. IVA/76. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

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91 APULIAN RED FIGURE LARGE FISH PLATE FROM THE DARIUS WORKSHOP with two fish (bream, red mullet), a squid, a ray and seashells in extremely fine detail; wave pattern around rim. Superb! Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 10 in. (25.4 cm.); H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from G. Genard, Liege, in October 1984. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

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92 APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE FROM THE PERRONE-PHRIXOS GROUP with two fish (ombrina, red mullet), two small fish, squid, mussel; crab in the center; wave pattern around rim. The centered crab is apparently unique. Superb! Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from G. Genard, Liege, in March 1985. Published: I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-Plates (1987), p. 125, no. IVA/81. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

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93 APULIAN RED-FIGURE LARGE FISH PLATE BY THE BLOOMINGTON PAINTER Dolphin, cuttlefish, and monstrous seahorse. Disney-like sealife! Wave pattern around deep overhanging rim; high foot. Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm.); H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Haering, Freiburg, Germany, in April 1998. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

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94 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS BY THE PAINTER OF LOUVRE K491 A rearing centaur about to hurl a large rock. Reverse: Draped youth; small suspended vase before him. Ca. 370-360 BC. H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.); W. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) Ex collection of Dr. Karl Ballhaus, Hamburg, Germany, acquired in the 1980s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich in July 2006. Published: A.D. Trendall, The RedFigured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, 2. Suppl. 1978 188, 28; K. Schauenburg, Unteritalische Kentaurenbilder, ÖJh 51, 1976-77, 17 f. nos. 1-3; W. Hornbostel u.a., Kunst der Antike. Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz. Ausstellungskat., Hamburg 1977, no. 336.

95 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS BY THE SIKON PAINTER On both sides, a nude young satyr stands admiring himself in a mirror. Ca. 375-350 BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Ex Swiss private collection. Published: G. Puhze, Kunst der Antike, Freiburg, 1977, no. 133. Attributed by A.D. Trendall to the Sikon Painter. The Sikon Painter is an early Campanian vase painter who shows a strong influence from Sicily. His name comes from an inscription naming a comic actor painted on one of his vases.

96 CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS Profile head of a satyr, with wild hair and pointed ear; the other side with a female head in profile, her hair bound in a sakkos. Ca. 350-330 BC. H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) Ex John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries in 1991. Published: J. Eisenberg, One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, 1991, no. 155.

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CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE ASKOS ATTRIBUTED TO THE GROUP OF BRUSSELS A137 with a lentoid body, the shoulders with a red-figured female head and a second female head in added white in profile; palmettes and tendrils in between, a high arching handle, and a spout with a flaring mouth. Ca. 340-320 BC. W. 6 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) Ex Charles Ede, London, 1971 (Catalogue, no. 2); George Halpern, New York; Sotheby's, New York, December 1998. Published: A.D. Trendall, The Redfigured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, Third Supplement (Consolidated), London, 1983, p. 232, no. 407.

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CAMPANIAN BLACK GLAZED GRAPE MUG Body is covered with protruding nodules resembling grapes. Choice and intact. 4th Century BC. H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Freiburg, Germany in April 1988.

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LUCANIAN RED-FIGURE SKYPHOS On either side a seated sphinx. Later 4th Century BC. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.6 cm.) Ex Tollmann collection, Cologne, acquired, in the 1960s-70s; J.M.E. collection, New York, Exhibited: Sphinx: The Guardians of Egypt, Brussels, Oct. 19, 2006Feb. 25, 2007. Published: K. Schauenburg, Studien zur unteritalischen Vasenmalerei, Kiel, vol. XIII (2005), no. 67, pl XXIX. Choice.

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100 CAMPANIAN STEMLESS KYLIX BY THE CAIVANO PAINTER: Two leopards with two swans alternating within a laurel border around sides. The swans on this cup are exactly like the swan on LCS Suppl. 3, p. 148, no. 608a (Dr. Ian McPhee). Ca. 340-330 BC. Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) W. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) Ex old collection, Brussels, Belgium.

101 SICILIAN MINIATURE RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE Decorated with a torpedo, a cuttle-fish, a wrasse, and a perch within a band of dots; a wave pattern around rim. Miniature fish plates are rare. Ca. 375-350 BC. Diam. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from C. Ede, London, in February 2000. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001. TL certificate Oxford N198s85 13 July 1998. Repaired.

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102 PAESTAN LARGE RED-FIGURE HYDRIA BY ASTEAS Argus, the nymph Io, and Hermes. Io is seated upon a rocky outcrop wearing a delicate peplos with embroidered edging. Upon her head is a jewelled diadem with a cow horn frontlet. Her name is inscribed above her. Beneath the handles is painted the profile bust of a female wearing a sakkos and jewels. Ca. 350-340 BC. H. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) Ex G. collection, Belgium. Zeus dispatched Hermes to slay Argus and set the nymph Io free. Hermes sang Argus to sleep, used his magic wand to seal Argus's eyes shut, and decapitated him.

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Etruscan Vases

103 ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN LARGE OLPE BY THE HERCLE PAINTER Four bands of panthers, lions, stags, boars, and birds. Vulci, ca 600-575 BC. H. 15 3/4 in. (40.5 cm.) Ex C. Ede, London, May 1988; Mason Phelps (1925-2013) collection, La Jolla, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1991. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 200. 104 ETRUSCAN PSEUDO-RED-FIGURE KYATHOS depicting a nude youth running to right with extended right arm, head turned back, holding axe-like object in left hand. Ca. 480-450 BC H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Ex collection of Emile-Louis Evrard (1898-1971), France; Christie’s London, April 1998; W.M. collection, San Francisco, acquired from RoyalAthena in November 2000. For another very similar kyathos in the Kestner Museum, Hanover, see Athens Annals of Archaeology, 1990-95. 105 ETRUSCO-CORINTHIAN POTTERY LIDDED PYXIS of waisted cylindrical form, one side of the body with a panther facing a goat, the other side with a boar between two lions, rosettes in the field; with rays above the base, concentric circles on the underside; the lid with a lotus-bud chain. Ca. 620-590 BC. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.1 cm.) Ex private European collection; Swiss art market, early 1990s; with Harlan J. Berk Ltd, Chicago, 2000; collection of William Suddaby, Key West; J.M.E. collection, New York.

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106 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 H. Voigt collection, Essen, Germany, formed in the 70s and 80s; P.L. collection, California. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001), no. 252.

107 ETRUSCAN BLACK-FIGURE KYATHOS BY THE MICALI PAINTER. Siren to left with wings spread, between two large volutes. Choice. Ca. 520-500 BC. H. 6 in. (15.3 cm.) D. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex G. Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, April 1989; J.M.E. collection, New York.

108 FALISCAN LARGE BLACK-FIGURE PHIALE MESOMPHALOS NEAR THE FUNNEL GROUP The interior with stylized grape vine arranged in a cruciform with leaves interspersed with grape clusters, a rosette on the omphalos; a band of laurel on the exterior. Ca. 350-300 BC. D. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) Ex American private collection, 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s New York, December 2007. For a similar example see no. D 1.47, p. 262 in M. Kunze and V. Kästner, Die Welt der Etrusker, Berlin (1988).

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109 ETRUSCAN BLACK-GLAZED KANTHAROS with double-ribbed handles. Metallic black glaze. Choice. Ca. 300 BC. H. 6 in. (15.3 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, in February 1990.

110 ETRUSCAN BLACK-GLAZED KANTHAROS with double-ribbed knot handles. Ca. 300 BC. H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, in July 1989.

111 GALLO-ROMAN RED-GLOSS WARE POTTERY BOWL Four mythological scenes in relief: nude female (Europa) on bull, Eros over quadriga, etc. Ca. 2nd Century AD. H. 4 in. (10 cm.), D. 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) Ex Armand Trampisch (1893-1970) collection, Paris, 1984; K.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in September 1986. Published: J.Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 331. On loan to Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum 1986-2016.

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112 NEOLITHIC LARGE GRAY POTTERY HEAD FROM AN IDOL Roughly spade-shaped, with raised arching eyes surrounded by incisions, an incised cheek line, and a raised nasal ridge; the nose lacking; the back of the concave head with a row of four perforations. Vinca Culture, Balkan area. Ca. 5th Millennium BC. H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) Ex Marko Milenkovic collection, Belgrade, then Vienna, 1950s-70s.

Ancient Varia

114 SWISS LAKE DWELLINGS NEOLITHIC GREEN STONE AX HEAD inserted into wood and red deer antler. Palafitte, Switzerland or Dragage de SaĂ´ne, France, ca. 2000 BC. L. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Ex Protat collection, Macon, France, 1920s; David R. Russell collection. Russell is the author of Antique Woodworking Tools, Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century (2010.)

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113 MYCENAEAN BRONZE DAGGER with a triangular blade with three gathering ribs. The shoulders are pierced. The external ribs go over in the shoulders to a thickened edge. Excellent dark green patina. Ca. 1400 BC. L. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) Ex I.I. collection, Somerset, England, since the 1990s.


115 PAIR OF EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE BRONZE ARMLETS Narrow wound spirals, the outside edge with a strong middle rib, the upper end twisted at the rolled up ends. Ca. 1000 BC. Ls. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) Ex private collection, Vienna, 1980s. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 200. 116 CENTRAL EUROPEAN EARLY IRON AGE BRONZE DOUBLE-SPIRAL CLOAK PIN Hallstatt, 8th-7th Century BC. H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) Acquired from the collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green in July 1988. Said to have been found in Hungary. Rare. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII (1992), no. 158. 117 GREEK DAEDALIC LIMESTONE HEAD OF A FEMALE Her centrally parted hair descends at the back in vertical strands, banded at intervals; her eyes are large and piercing, her broad face tapering to the chin. Very rare. Drilled through vertically. 7th Century BC. H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Acquired in 1960s by a Parisian doctor; ex J-P DeSerres, Paris, April 1999. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001) no. 10.


118 ROMAN GOLD FINGER RING WITH BEZEL SET CARNELIAN INTAGLIO OF ASKLEPIOS God of medicine, holding a staff with a coiled snake, and another god holding a staff. They stand on either side of an altar. Intaglio is ancient, but the setting is modern. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Diam. 0.79 in. (20 mm) Size: 10 1/2 Weight 3.5 gm. Ex German collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XX (2009), no. 150.

120 ROMAN MINIATURE MOSAIC GLASS BOWL Tiny polychrome diamonds. Ca. 1st Century BC/AD. D. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.); H. 0.95 in. (2.4 cm.) Ex Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Christie’s, London, March 1985. Published: M. Kunz, 3,000 Jahre Glaskunst, Luzern, 1981, no. 178.

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119 ROMAN GOLD DOUBLE RING WITH TWO RED CARNELIAN INTAGLIOS of two ears of corn, a poppy, and a cornucopia. 2nd-3rd Century AD. Diam. 0.75 in. (19 mm) Size: 5 Weight 6 gm. Ex German collection. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X (1999), no. 190.


121 NETHERLANDISH CARVED FRUITWOOD BOZETTO OF VENUS (APHRODITE), seated on rock, half nude, drying her foot. 17th Century. H. 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) Ex E. Gardner collection, exhibited at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 1880; Sotheby’s London, December 1984; E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from RoyalAthena in February 1986. Published: Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 387. On loan to Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1986-2016.

122 ROMAN POLYCHROME MARBLE AND CALCITE MOSAIC: BUST OF A YOUNG MAN with long hair on a red background within a frame of gray diamond lozenges on black, bordered by white. 2nd-3rd Century AD. H. & W. 23 1/4 in. (59 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired in Beirut in the 1970s. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII (2006), no. 31.

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123 PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS, each with two large intricately crafted filigree beads. 8th-10th Century AD. Diam. ca. 1 in. (2.6 cm. ); total wt. 18 grams Ex South German private collection assembled from the 1970s on.

Byzantine Art

125 GOTHIC SILVER FIBULA WITH CABOCHON GARNETS incorporating a half-circle headplate with spoked grooves and five projecting knobs and an arched bow with a pronounced central ridge, and a long pointed foot plate decorated with grooves with geometric motifs. 5th Century AD. L. 4 in. (10 cm.) Weight 22 g. Ex private collection, Vienna, 1980s. Cf. J. Werner, ‘Studien zu Grabfunden des V Jahrhunderts aus der Slovakai und der Karpatenukraine’ SLA, 1959, pp. 427-431. See also: A. Aibabin, “Ethnischegeschichte der Fruhbyzantinischen Krim”, 1999, p. 309, table XXV, 10; R. Herzog, A. Koller, Die Alamannen, Stuttgart, 1997, p. 189.

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124 PAIR OF EARLY BYZANTINE GOLD EAR PENDANTS Central front panel with grape leaves and clusters beneath boss, twisted loop wire and stationary pendant with cruciform design. 5th-6th Century AD. H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) Total wt. 16 grams Acquired in Brussels, March 1998. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. X (1999), no. 147.


126 BYZANTINE BRONZE COLLAR OR BELT FORMED BY NINE CROSSES with decoration of concentric circles, the buckle engraved with four letters: ' TOMY '. Rare. 5th-6th Century AD. L. 28 3/8 in. (72 cm.) Ex private collection New York, acquired in the early 1970s.

127 BYZANTINE BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUE OF CHRIST WITH THE EVANGELISTS Punched from the back, centering Christ Pantocrator, Mark and Luke on the right, Matthew and John on the left; their names spelled vertically in Greek. 12th-14th Century AD. H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) Ex collection of V.H., Vienna, acquired in 1970.

128 BYZANTINE LARGE BRONZE AMPHORA with heavy arched handles and six roundels, all with incised decoration; attached neck. Ca. 5th-6th Century AD. H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, July 1989.

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Egyptian Stone Sculptures

129 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. Right eye reworked. XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1540-1292 BC. H. 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.) 65 Ex French collection.


130 EGYPTIAN LATE NEW KINGDOM LIMESTONE DEEP BUST, probably of a scribe, wearing a tiered wig with remains of black paint. XXth Dynasty, ca. 1185-1070 BC. H. 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) Ex private American collection. Acquired in Munich, June 2007. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX (2008), no. 179. 131 EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM LIMESTONE HEAD OF AN OFFICIAL wearing a large wig with horizontal tiers of waves. XIIth-XIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1991-1750 BC. H. 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) Ex French collection. Acquired at the Drouot, Paris, October 2005. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVIII (2007), no. 203. 132 EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR’S MODEL: HEAD OF OWL Facing head of a barn owl. Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic Period, 712-30 BC. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in New York in 1982. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001.

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Egyptian Bronze Sculptures 133 EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS Mummiform and wearing the atef-crown; wellmodeled and of unusually complex construction, with six separately cast details (now lost) and eyes, cosmetic lines, and with false beard bands incised to receive inlay. XXVth-XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Ex D.S. collection, Warren, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 435. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1988-2005.

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134 EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS The principal afterworld deity wearing the atef crown, false beard and holding the flail and was scepter, symbols of authority. Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC. H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) Ex Eugenie Propp collection, New York, acquired from the Dorotheum, Vienna, in 1975.


135 EGYPTIAN BRONZE NUDE HARPOKRATES Seated, with sidelock of youth, wearing double crown (pschent) and broad collar. Late Period, 525-30 BC. H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex R.K. collection, Curran, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1985. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World,; vol. IV (1985), no. 454. Exhibited: Kresge Art Museum; Ball State Univ. Museum; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1985-2011.

136 EGYPTIAN BRONZE BES STANDING ON PAPYRUS COLUMN MOUNTED ON PEDESTAL The dwarf god with his right arm raised. He was the protector of women in childbirth and the dispeller of nightmares. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) Ex Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959) collection, Berlin, acquired in Cairo, 1932; Christie’s, London, December 1987; T.C. collection, New Baltimore, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 1989. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 167.

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137 EGYPTIAN LARGE BRONZE PTAH, patron of artists, craftsmen, metalworkers, and sculptors, wearing the traditional cap and close-fitting cloak; holding before him the was-scepter. XXIst-XXVth Dynasties, ca. 1069-712 BC. H. 7 5/8 in. (19.6 cm.) Ex collection of W. Arnold Meijer, The Netherlands. Published: C. Andrews & J. van Dijk, Objects for Eternity, Egyptian Antiquities from the W. Arnold Meijer Collection, 2006, pp. 201-203, no. 3. 20, illus. Exhibited: Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam, November 17, 2006 - March 25, 2007. Cf. M. Sandman Holmberg, The God Ptah, Lund, 1946.

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138 EGYPTIAN BRONZE PTAH-OSIRISKHONSU wearing a solar disk with lunar crescent atop his head; sidelock of youth, close fitting cap fronted with a uraeus, and holding the crook, flail, and was-scepter; on integral square base. Late Dynastic Period, 664-332 BC. H. 3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) Ex collection of Charles BouchĂŠ (1928-2010), France.


139 EGYPTIAN BRONZE MNEVIS, the bull-headed god of Heliopolis. 3/4 figure lacking right hand and legs. Dark brown patina. Previously misattributed to Hathor on base. XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC. H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) Ex Christie’s London, April 1987; E.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in July 1987. On loan to Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio; Ball State University Art Gallery; George Mason University; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1988-2016.

140 EGYPTIAN BRONZE PRIEST HOLDING A LARGE OSIRIS Hieroglyphic inscription around self-contained base. A rare type. Late Period, ca. 712-30 BC. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) Collection of le Comte de Serionne, administrator of the Suez Canal Society, said to have been acquired in Egypt before 1900.

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Egyptian Faience

141 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE NEHEMTAWY, WIFE OF THOTH Nude, striding, hands clenched at sides, wearing a fragmentary sistrum headdress. A rare form of Hathor as the wife of Thoth in Hermopolis or of Djehuty or Nehebkau. Very rare. XXIst-XXVth Dynasty, ca. 1069-712 BC. H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) Ex collection of Mme. G. C.-D., Paris, acquired from Galerie Bouché before 1980; Paris art market, December 2011.

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142 EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE AMULET OF 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. Late Period, 712-30 BC. H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.) Acquired at Bonhams London, October 2010.


143 EGYPTIAN BLUE-GREEN FAIENCE ENTHRONED ISIS NURSING HARPOKRATES Enthroned, she wears upon her head the hieroglyph of her name fronted with a uraeus; her feathered throne with finely incised details. Choice! Left arms of Isis and Harpokrates partially restored, repaired at her waist. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. H. 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) Ex French collection.

144 EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE USHABTI OF ANKHEF-EN-SEKHMET, mummiform and holding hoes and a seed basket. With eight incised registers of hieroglyphic text setting forth his name and title as well as the ushabti spell from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead. Late XXVIth Dynasty, ca. 570-526 BC. H. 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm.) Ex French collection.

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145 EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM WOOD STANDING DIGNITARY, wearing a skull cap over black painted hair, and a kilt with a smooth, typical knee-length loincloth, with a triangular apron; his arms are at his sides, his right hand slightly raises the edge of the apron. He also wears an ousekh necklace painted blue. VIth Dynasty, ca. 2360-2195 BC. H. 10 1/8 in. (27.7 cm.) Ex L.B. collection, Brussels, Belgium. Cf. Ch. Ziegler, Les statues égyptiennes de l'Ancien Empire, Paris, 1997, pp. 198-200, no. 56. See also: G. Jequier, Tombeaux de particuliers contemporains de Pepi II, Cairo, 1929, p. 9, pl. 1; J-P. Lauer, ‘Découverte du Serdab du Chancelier Icheti à Saqqarah,’ in Revue d’égyptologie, 7, 1950, pp. 17-18, pl. II.


146 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM WOOD USHABTI OF SUEMSHENU, Servant in the Place of Truth (royal necropolis), mummiform, with six registers of inscribed text setting forth her name and titles and the appropriate spell from chapter VI of the Book of Going Forth by Day. XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1570-1293 BC. H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) Ex de Bayser collection, Paris.

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147 EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS Mummiform, cloaked in a beaded net shroud, tripartite wig, and false beard, now lacking. A column of hieroglyphic text on the front: 'Offering which the king gives to Osiris who governs the West, Ounnefer, the Great God, the Lord of Abydos, so that he grants an offertory of bread, beer, meat, and fowl and every pure thing'. Late Period, 664-30 BC. H. 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) Ex French collection formed between 1970 and 1990. This god, principally venerated in Memphis, functions as Osiris and watches over the necropolis of Sakkarah.

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148 EGYPTIAN LARGE WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS, mummiform Late Period, 712-30 BC. H. 17 5/8 in. (45 cm.) Ex French private collection.


149 EGYPTIAN GILDED WOOD PLAQUE 150 EGYPTIAN WOOD ROARING LION OF A STRIDING GOD, Forepart, naturalistically carved, musculature wearing a Maat feather atop his tripartite wig, and details in the Persian style. Fine style and very his right hand raised in blessing. rare. This sculpture is apparently without parallel He also wears a kilt. in wood. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. XXVIIth Dynasty, 525-404 BC. H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) Ex collection of Edouard Louis Joseph, Baron Ex K. Hartmann collection, Geneva, acquired Empain (1852-1929). Baron Empain was 1930s - H. Cahn, Basel, June 2000; E. B. colleca wealthy Belgian engineer, entrepreneur, tion, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royalfinancier and industrialist, as well as an Athena in December 2000. Published: J. amateur Egyptologist. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XII (2001), no. 360. On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 20002016.

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151 EGYPTIAN WOOD AND POLYCHROME STUCCO CANOPIC CHEST Each side is painted with 3 registers of menat and tet amulets. Vignettes of the deceased with Duamoutef and Imsety; Horus, and feathers of Maât and lotuses; the deceased faced with Hapi and Qebsentenuef; and two Osiris, a table of offerings between. Early Ptolemaic, 4th-Early 3rd Century BC. H. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.) Ex collection of R.F., Brussels, Belgium, acquired in Belgian art market 1985-86. From the 4th century BC, this type of casket replaces the four canopic jars which one finds in the previous epochs. Cf. R. Meffre, Le crÊpuscule des pharaons, Paris, 2012, pp. 164-165, no. 80. Cf. a similar chest in Sothebys London, 11/26/68, dated as XXVIth Dynasty.


152 COPTIC WOOD COMB: Central openwork panel: Man on horseback, female standing behind. Surface decorated with dotted circles. Egypt, ca. 5th-6th Century AD. H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from G. Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, April 1989. Exhibited: The New York International Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, November 2001

153 COPTIC WOOD COMB: TWO FIGURES Central openwork panel: seated figure facing left kneeling figure, right, arms addressed. Surface decorated with dotted circles. Egypt, ca. 5th-6th Century AD. H. 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s London, February 1994.

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154 EGYPTIAN SILVER STRIDING AMUN-RE, KING OF THE GODS, wearing kilt and plumed crown with solar disk, holding khepresh sword. Late Period, ca. 712-30 BC. H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) Ex Cincinnati Art Museum - Sotheby’s New York, December 1994; G.O. collection, Troy, Michigan; E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in December 2001. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 160. On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 2000-2016.

156 EGYPTIAN SILVER AMULET OF SEKHMET, the lion-headed goddess striding, holding a was scepter. XXVIIth Dynasty-Ptolemaic, ca. 525-30 BC. H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) Ex Bonham’s London, December 1993; E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in October 1994. Published: J. Eisenberg, Egyptian Art in Miniature (1994), no. 188; Art of the Ancient World, vol. VIII (1995), no. 208. On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum 1995-2016.

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155 ROMANO-EGYPTIAN SILVER HARPOKRATES The nude child with his fore-finger to his mouth and leaning against a staff. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 2 1/2 in (6.4 cm.) Acquired at Bonham’s, London, October 2003. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVI (2005), no. 180.

Egyptian Silver


157 EGYPTIAN PRE-DYNASTIC LARGE MOTTLED DIORITE JAR Tapering form with rounded shoulder and rim. Ca. 3200 BC. H. 11 in. (27.9 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Sotheby’s, London, December 1990. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII (1992), no. 388.

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158 EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM BANDED ALABASTER UNGUENT VASE Of ‘beehive’ form with a broad lip. XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1550-1320 BC. H. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Old English collection; Lord McAlpine of West Green; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Lord McAlpine, London, in July 1988.

Egyptian Varia

160 COPTIC BRONZE YOUTHFUL DANCER holding wreath and touching ankle. Dark green patina. Rare. Egypt, ca. 5th Century AD. H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) Ex John Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in the 1970s, reacquired in 1988; J.M.E. collection, New York. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII (1992), no. 360.

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159 EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA HARPOKRATES RIDING A HORSE Wearing double crown and holding his right forefinger to his mouth. 1st Century BC/AD. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.4 cm.) Ex French collection.


161 FIVE URARTIAN SILVER PINS SURMOUNTED BY LIONS One with lions atop a pair of bulls. 8th-7th Century BC. L. 2 5/8 - 3 1/4 in. (6.7 - 8.3 cm.) Ex New York private collection; Christie’s, New York, December 2000. Published and exhibited: Merhav, Urartu - A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E., Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII (2002), no. 185.

Near Eastern Art

162 WESTERN ANATOLIAN LARGE MARBLE HEAD FROM A KILIA IDOL Possibly a variant on the Kilia type, the head of flattened oval outline with a slight chin but fully developed raised triangular nose; drilled furrow on either side of the head where ears were. A rare type. Ca. 2700-2500 BC. H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) Ex French collection, acquired at the Drouot in Paris, September 2000. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XV (2004), no. 169.

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163 UGARITIC BRONZE STYLIZED NUDE FEMALE wearing a garland-like headpiece and holding large shallow bowl; grooved for the possible application of another metal. Very rare. 16th-13th Century BC. H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) Ex Geneva private collection; acquired 1990. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVIII (2007), no. 249.

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164 PHOENICIAN TERRACOTTA GODDESS standing on an integral plinth, wearing a high crown with a wreath, her himation drawn over her head as a veil, the pleats of her chiton visible below, her right arm held to her breasts, her left by her side, 5th-4th Century BC. H. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm.) Ex German private collection since the 1970s.

165 PAIR OF SCYTHIAN BRONZE HARNESS ATTACHMENTS OF RECUMBENT CARIBOU With their distinctive long antlers and blunt muzzels. Reticulated; green and red patina. Black Sea region, 4th Century BC. Each, H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.); L. 3 1/2 in. (8.8 cm.) Ex German collection; acquired at Tajan sale, Paris, April 2005.


166 SOUTHWEST CASPIAN BRONZE RAM with pendant loop on its back. Ca. 8th Century BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.); L. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) Acquired from M. Aaron, London, December 1988.

167 ELAMITE BRONZE KOHL JAR: THREE RAMS HEADS protruding; embedded decorated spoon terminating in horse. 2nd Millennium BC. H. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, London, May 1986; K.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in November 1987. On loan to Miami Univ. Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio; Ball State Univ. Art Gallery; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum 1988-2016.

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168 CASPIAN SILVER APPLIQUE OF A STRIDING LION Early 1st Millennium BC. L. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) Ex British private collection. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University - 1986-1998. First published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XV (2004), no. 185. For a similar example from the Borowski collection, cf. Christie’s, New York, June 13, 2000, lot 474.

169 LURISTAN BRONZE VOTIVE PINHEAD Openwork “Mistress of the Animals” with two ibex heads. 9th-7th Century BC. H. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) Ex Thierry Collection, Paris; J. F. collection, Loveland, Ohio, acquired from RoyalAthena in 1987. Exhibited: Ball State University Art Museum; George Mason University 1995-2007.

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170 PAIR OF LURISTAN BRONZE CHEEKPIECES FROM A HORSE BRIDLE Each a feline-form winged monster walking forward on an integral ground line. 9th-7th Century BC. Each, H. 4 1⁄2 in. (11.4 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s, London, July 1985; J. Kluge collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1988. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2005, no. 192.

171 LURISTAN RECTANGULAR OPENWORK BRONZE PIN HEAD Rectangular openwork form with stylized figure and confronted grotesque creatures. Originally on iron shank. Fine green patina. 8th-7th Century BC. 4.5 x 3.6 in. (11.5 x 9.2 cm.) Ex Sotheby’s London, July 1987; E.B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in March 1989. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol.V (1988), no. 87. On loan to Picker Art Gallery, Colgate Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 1990-2016.

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172 PARTHIAN BRONZE INCENSE-BURNER with panther resting forepaws on round cup with two legs. 1st Century AD. L. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) Ex Heintz collection, Shelby, Michigan. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol.VII, pt. 1 (1992), no. 429. Exhibited: Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University - 1990-2009. Cf. similar piece in Cleveland Museum (Ghirshman, Persian Art, p.100). 173 NEAR EASTERN PORPHYRITIC DIORITE BOWL The tapering body on a small flat base. Choice. Ca. 3rd Millennium BC. Diam. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) H. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.) Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from Nicholas Wright, London, September 1982.

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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 - 50 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.

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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 sixty 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. 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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Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., the founder and director of Royal-Athena Galleries, is usually at the New York gallery. 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. Over more than 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 has travelled 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


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 over 60 years, and numismatics for 75 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. A selection may be seen on our website. We began our business as ‘Royal Coin Company’ in January 1942, 75 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 Alan J. Eisenberg who has again diligently assisted in preparing the catalog, to Ramon Perez who did all of the photography, and 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 Mougins Museum of Classical Art, opened in 2011, on 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 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: $11 or £8 postpaid. editorial@minervamagazine.com www.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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Photos to right: Attic red-figure large lekythos by the Bowdoin Painter, no. 76; Apulian Gnathia bowl: female head, no. 87; Campanian red-figure skyphos, no. 96; Egyptian Old Kingdom wood standing dignitary, no. 145

Recent Royal-Athena Catalogs: • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XV, 2004) illustrates in full color 190 objects. (72 pages, $10) • Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (2004, illustrates in full color 80 objects, 80 pages, $10) • Ancient Arms, Armor, and Images of Warfare (2004, illustrates in full color 100 objects, 48 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVI, 2005, illustrates in full color 192 objects, 80 pages, $10) • Mythologies of the Classical World & Ancient Egypt (2006, 48 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVII, 2006, illustrates in full color 233 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XVIII, 2007, illustrates in full color 259 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIX, 2008, illustrates in full color 222 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XX, 2009, illustrates in full color 217 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXI, 2010, illustrates in full color 252 objects, 96 pages, $10) • 1000 Years of Ancient Greek Vases-II, 2010, illustrates in full color 195 vases, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXII, 2011, illustrates in full color 207 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXIII, 2012, illustrates in full color 251 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXIV, 2013, illustrates in full color 246 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXV, 2014, illustrates in full color 220 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXVI, 2015, illustrates in full color 272 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXVII, 2016, illustrates in full color 219 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXVIII, 2017, illustrates in full color 176 objects, 96 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XXIX, 2018, illustrates in full color 203 objects, 96 pages, $10) • All 19 of the above catalogs (total list price $190), with price lists of the most recent catalogs: $100. (Add $75 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: $30 • Gods & Mortals: Bronzes of the Ancient World (1989) illustrates in full color 180 objects. (52 pages, $10)

• One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases from Greece, Etruria, & Southern Italy (1990) illustrates in full color 186 vases. (48 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. VIII, 1995) illustrates in full color 244 objects. (48 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. IX, 1997) illustrates in full color 264 objects. (64 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. X, 1999) illustrates in full color 264 objects. (64 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XI, 2000) illustrates in full color 167 objects. (64 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XII, 2001) illustrates in full color 410 objects; 30 pages of glossaries and mythologies. (161 pages, $20) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIII, 2002) illustrates in full color 203 objects. (80 pages, $10) • Art of the Ancient World (Vol. XIV, 2003) illustrates in full color 225 objects. (80 pages, $10) • All 10 of the above catalogs, 1985 through 2003 (total list price $130), only $100. (Add $75 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 or PDF presentations via email, often with other views or close-ups, on any of the objects illustrated in this catalog upon request.

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 2019. 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 consigned items. All shipping and insurance charges will be billed to the purchaser. Title remains with RoyalAthena Galleries until payment is made in full.


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Royal-Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World 2019 - Vol. XXX  

Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, & Near Eastern Antiquities

Royal-Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World 2019 - Vol. XXX  

Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, & Near Eastern Antiquities

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