Antiquities

Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble 'Horse and Deer' panel
Item No. 1119
Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble "Horse and Deer" panel

Late 14th through early 17th century.

15¾" high by 32½" wide
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Item No. 1118
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

30" high
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel
Item No. 1117
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel

6th century AD. Accompanied by the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test #C205g92, dated November 17, 2005, stating that the results are consistant with the suggested period of manufacture.

16¼" high by 16½" long
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)
Item No. 1113
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)

With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

320 BCE. Magna Graecia.

4" tall by 7" wide (at handles)
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike
Item No. 1112
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike

Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

Late 17th or early 18th century.

47½" high
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel
Item No. 1108
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel

Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

Circa 332-30 B.C.

Provenance:

  • Private collection, San Francisco.
  • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
  • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
Published:

  • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

Exhibited:

  • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.


43¾" high
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension
Item No. 1106
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension

Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

21" high by 12" wide by 10" deep
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension
Item No. 1105
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension

With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

11" high by 16" wide (at handles)
Ancient Apulian Amphora
Item No. 1099
Ancient Apulian Amphora

With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

13" high by 10" wide by 8" deep
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital
Item No. 1096
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital

In veined white marble, carved with foliage, having a face framed by hands at each of the four corners, the whole resting upon two large goat hooves; some wear. Southern France; 13th Century.

18½" high by 22" wide by 14½" deep
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum
Item No. 1083
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum

In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.

19" high by 8" wide by 8½" deep
Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask
Item No. 1022
Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask

Ptolemaic to early Roman period (circa 332 b.c.-641 a.d.). On custom acrylic stand. Some losses and breaks, stabilized with metal brackets to reverse.

14½" high by 15½" wide by 5" deep (mask only)
Important Roman statue ('acéphale de péplophore') of large dimensions
Item No. 1023
Important Roman statue ("acéphale de péplophore") of large dimensions

Sculpted in white marble. Second century A.D.

47½" tall by 21½" wide by 11" deep



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