ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ART
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5031. A VERY FINE ROMAN TERRA SIGILATTA VASE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. A lovely fine and graceful red glazed vessel on low ring foot with amphora shaped body, slender neck and two fine handles with molded flowers. The shoulders decorated with a molded gazelle and lion, the sides with four panels delineated by floral columns containing two scenes of chariots, a maiden carrying a tray leading a small child and another maiden carrying a basket of fruits and a filleted scepter?, all the molded reliefs done in choice style and in most respects sharp and clear. 3.5 x 5.2 inches. Repaired from large shards with two tiny patches. A superb museum quality gem!
5032. A CHOICE ROMAN OIL LAMP MOLD, ca. 1st-3rd century. The heavy gypsum? mold for a large and fine lamp with a leaping lion surrounded by grape bunches on the tondo. 5 x 6 inches. Of excellent workmanship. Comes with plasticine impression. (Note: image photographed with light coming from bottom to bring out detail, invert image to see actual impression). Rare. Ex. Bonham's, London.
5033. A CHOICE ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a finely detailed scene in excellent classical style which depicts the myth of Leda and the swan. 3.9 inches. Wonderful sharp example with excellent detail even in the faces. Maker's plantipedia (foot shaped impression) and old penciled collection number on bottom.
5034. A FINE ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. Circular vessel with
protruding spout and loop handle; chocolate glazed and tondo molded with a
lively couple on a bed engaged in copulatory action. Intact with nice detail. 3-3/8"l. Purchased by present owner from Alex Weber, Mastricht Show.
5035. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH A GAZELLE, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glaze lamp with hooved animal running r. 3.5 inches. Excellent bold, high relief figure and glaze. Small chip to spout. Old collection number on bottom.
5037. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATORS FIGHTING, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glazed lamp with two helmeted and armoured gladiators fighting on the discus, the one on the left in the act of dispatching the other with his sword, maker's name KYNNGOY? faintly visible on bottom. 8.9 cm. Hairline in mold seam. Fine classical style. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.
5038. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The pink ware lamp with a standing gladiator wearing a heavily crested helmet and protective armour, and carrying a raised rectangular shield and curved sword. 4.25 inches. A little surface abrasion on bottom. Fine classical style. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.
5039. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glazed lamp with a gladiator advancing right wearing a crested helmet and protective armour, and carrying a rectangular shield and gladius (sword), a palm (probably a prize presented to the winner) to r. 9.2 cm. Maker's plantipedia (foot shaped impression) on bottom. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.
5040. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The brown glazed lamp with a standing gladiator wearing a crested helmet and protective armour, and carrying a circular shield and gladius (sword). 3.5 inches. Fine classical style. Some iridescense to the glaze. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.
5042. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH FALLEN HEROS OR GLADIATORS, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The scene on the discus depicting a large warrior or gladiator wearing Corinthian style helmet, body armour and greaves apparently clasping the body of what appears to be a youth of smaller stature, bare headed and wearing a close fitting belted garment which leaves the legs bare, the scene framed by a border of grapes. The scene is uncertain, possibly depicting a myth, possibly two companions who fell together in battle. 11.5 cm. Hole in discus not affecting figures and repair near handle, line under spout. An extremely rare depiction deserving of additional study.
5043. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATORIAL WEAPONS, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp depicting two gladii (short swords) and two pairs of greaves (armour worn on the lower legs). 3.3 inches. Of fine classical style with strong volute and deeply concave discus. Lamps depicting gladiators and their weapons are among the rarest and most sought after types. Choice condition.
5044. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATORIAL WEAPONS, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp depicting two upright gladii (short swords) in their sheaths between which is probably a prize urn presented to the victor. 11.5 cm. Of fine classical style with sharp detail. Lamps depicting gladiators and their weapons are among the rarest and most sought after types. Choice condition.
5045. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH TWO GODDESSES, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with two seated semi-nude goddesses, the one on the left probably Aphrodite with hand to one of her long braids, the one on the right holding a staff or thrysus, maker's sharp plantipedia (foot shaped stamp) on bottom. 4.2 inches. Excellent condition. Very rare type.
5046. A ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The figure on the discus depicting a man standing facing wearing a tunic and carrying a bail amphora and a basket. 10.1 cm. One filler hole chipped and 2 cm hole in bottom. A rare type deserving of further study.
5047. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH TWO GRIFFINS ON A BULL, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The lamp with a finely detailed scene of two griffins attacking a humped bull, one on its neck the other on its back, a sharply impressed border of tongue design framing the discus. 3.7 inches. Excellent condition except for a small hole in the discus not affecting the figures. Rare and detailed type with more detail than image shows.
5048. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The discus with scene of two gladitors in combat. 4.75 inches. Intact. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.
5049. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH HERCULES, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glaze lamp with Hercules seated on a rock naked holding his club. Maker's signature AVNT?IPP on bottom. 4.1 inches. Intact. Scarce and desirable motif of Hercules.
5050. A LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 3rd-4th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a standing female figure (Fortuna?) holding a cornucopia on the discus. 3.3 x 5 inches. Intact.
5051. A LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 3rd-4th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a youth (Pan?) riding a goat on the discus. 3.5 x 5.1 inches. Intact.
5052. A ROMAN SILVER STEP SPOON, ca. 2nd century AD. The spoon with piriform bowl and six decorative incised 'X's on the step. 6.85 inches. Intact. Silver spoons were used only in rich roman households. Very rare. Reference: Riha/Stern, Die römischen Löffel.
5053. A FINE ROMAN BRONZE PINE CONE, ca. 1st-3rd century. With fine detail and suspension loop at top, perhaps a weight? 2.75 inches.
5054. A FINE ROMAN ENAMELED BROOCH, ca. 1st century AD. The disk shaped brooch with central knob, the surface covered with original mosaic glass inlay with extremely fine detail. 1.6 inches diameter. Very rare in this state of preservation with all enamel intact.
5055. A ROMAN CARNELIAN INTAGLIO RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The intaglio carved with a helmeted figure stg. r. still set in the original bronze ring. 0.75 inches.
5056. A ROMAN PARTIAL CARNELIAN INTAGLIO RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The intaglio carved with a standing figure still set in the partial bronze ring. 20mm.
5057. A ROMAN PARTIAL CARNELIAN INTAGLIO RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The intaglio carved with an uncertain device (dolphin? or perhaps a flower) still set in the partial bronze ring. 19mm.
5058. A ORNAMENTED MILITARY BRONZE ARMOUR SHEET, showing Mars (his helmed bust to left) beneath a tree with
a Jupiter eagle on top. The sheet was the part of the breast-fastening of the body armour (position was the
shoulder part of the breast). This extremly rare part of a legionary body armour has a nice green patina. On the top
it is slightly bent. Found in Germany. 2nd to 3rd century A.D.12,5 cm x 6 cm. Reference: Junckelmann, Reiter
wie Stauen aus Erz. Here a nearly identical, but larger piece. The copied pages of the reference can be sent
5059. FIBULA in shape of two little Amors, flying and carrying a plate. On the plate is a small face medaillon
made of light blue glass. Complete with needle. 2nd half of the 3rd century A.C. Found in Trier. Rare and very
nice. 3,5 cm x 1,4 cm.
5060. BRONZE STAFF, used in votings. The staff has a ring for wearing it at one finger. The top of the staff shows
a little cock. The staff were used to show the vote of the owner (up=yes, down=no). These kind of voting
indicators were used in provincial courts government assemblies. About 3rd century A.C. Found in Cologne.
Interesting item. 16 cm,
5061. BRONZE LAMP, open shape, for use to attach it on walls or furniture. 5 cm x 2,5 cm, 2nd century. This types
of bronze lamps were only used in rich households.
5062. GLASS HEAD OF MERCURY. This nice glass head was the former part of the handle of a large glass vessel.
Light blue glass. 4 cm in diameter. 2nd century A.C.
5063. GLASS BRACELET, made of black glass with coloured dots (blue, red, yellow), 6 cm in diamter, 4th
5064. LEGIONARY TILE, Legion 14. This 'later' type tile (Latin terminology for this type of quadrangular tile) is stamped with the legionary mark: LEG XIIII GMVI (Legio
XIIII Legio Martia Victrix) and was found in Carnuntum. 1st century A.C., red clay. 20 cm x 19 cm. the Legi XIIII was founded by Augustus and was first
stationed in Mogontiacum. In the year 92 A.C. the Legion was moved to Carnuntum (Deutsch-Altenburg) in
5065. Legionary TILE, Legion 14 (Legio Martia Victrix). This is a part of a huge roof-tile (Tegula in Latin), stamped with LEG XIIII. Interesting
here is that the stamp is in shape of a foot. 1st century A.C. 24 x 20 cm. red clay. the Legi XIIII was founded by Augustus and was first
stationed in Mogontiacum.
In the year 92 A.C. the Legion was moved to Carnuntum (Deutsch-Altenburg) in
5066. A ROMAN WALL FRESCO FRAGMENT. This is a part of a roman wall out of a Villa Rustica in the near of Cologne.
It is painted in yellow, green and black. 9cm x 8cm, 3rd century A.C.,
5067. A ROMAN BEAKER, black glazed clay. 14,5 cm high. Intact, 3rd century.
5068. A WONDERFUL ROMAN WINE JUG, white clay, handle ornamented with dots. 21 cm high, intact. 3rd
century A.C., Cologne manufacturer work.
5069. A ROMAN "PLEAT" GLASS, 10 cm high, with four pleats. Very light and thin glass. 1 cm hair-crack.
Wonderful work of the Cologne glass manufacturers in the late 3rd century A.C.,
5070. A VERY RARE ROMAN CONSECRATION ALTAR, used to make sacrifices to SILVANUS, the god of the woods and the
land houses, called Villa Rustica. He let prosperous grow the vine, grass and fruit-trees, but also the cattles.
Every house and piece of land had is own Silvanus Domesticus (see inscription). 32 cm x 20 cm, white
sandstone. Small damage at the left top, two letters interferred, but readable. Found in the area of a Villa Rustica
near Mainz. Reference: Phlilip Filtzinger, Hic saxa loquuntur, page 243. Extremly rare.
5071. A ROMAN URN, small urn complete with lid. In the urn are still the burned mortal remains. Also there is a
sestertius of Marcus Aurelius inside which dates the funeral to the year 138 A.C. or later. 12 cm high, red clay, A
complete group like this is very rare,