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Terracotta Antiquities

Antiquities authenticated and attributed by Alex Malloy.


Egyptian, Terracotta Head, 600 - 400 B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34447. 5 cm (2") high, Average - Choice, unmounted; $85.00 (63.75)

Greek, Terracotta Child's Head, 4th Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34465. 2.8 cm (1") high, brown-beige terracotta, fine details, Choice, unmounted; $80.00 (60.00)

Greek, Terracotta Male Head, 3rd Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34459. 4.5 cm (1 3/4") high, dark beige terracotta, head of male in the round, white slip with red brown atop, Choice, unmounted; $75.00 (56.25)

Greek, Terracotta Child's Bust, 2nd Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34521. 2.8 cm (1") high, red-brown terracotta; hair bound up, cute, Choice, unmounted; $75.00 (56.25)

Egyptian, Late Period, Terracotta Scarab Mold, 1085 - 333 B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA35483. Red-brown terracotta scarab mold, heiroglyph design, 28 mm long, Choice, $70.00 (52.50)

Egyptian, Late Period, Red Brown Terracotta Scarab Mold, 1085 - 333 B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA35485. Red-brown terracotta scarab mold, heiroglyph design, 28 mm long, old museum collection number in ink on the reverse, Choice, $70.00 (52.50)

Greek, Terracotta Woman's Head, 4th century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34475. 3.5 cm (1 1/4") high, grey terracotta, old repair from fragments, unmounted; $60.00 (45.00)

Greek, Terracotta Grotesque Male Bust with Outstretched Arms, 4th Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AT34437. 3.5 cm (1 1/4") high, Choice, unmounted; $55.00 (41.25)

Eastern India, Buddhist Terracotta Votive Sealing, c. 8th Century
Click for a larger photo At holy sites and temples Buddhist pilgrims would purchase small votive offerings, to present to the shrine to be interred inside a stupa, or to take home as a memento. Votive offerings varied from place to place and over time. They were often made of terracotta and included small plaques, stupas, and sealings. The various sealings texts include meaningless pseudo-writing, repeated mantras, passages from the Ramayana, the Buddhist creed, prayers, etc. Because few early Buddhist manuscripts have survived in India, the writings found on these humble sealings provide a rare glimpse of the various scripts used in India in ancient and early medieval times. -- http://papyri.tripod.com/buddhist/introsealings.html
AB54487. cf. Zwalf 1985, p. 33 and nos. 144 - 146; edge chips, maximum diameter 28 mm, obverse Sanskrit text: the Buddhist Creed; reverse undecorated; mica sparkling in the clay, ex Alex G. Malloy; $45.00 (33.75)

Eastern India, Buddhist Terracotta Votive Sealing, c. 8th Century
Click for a larger photo At holy sites and temples Buddhist pilgrims would purchase small votive offerings, to present to the shrine to be interred inside a stupa, or to take home as a memento. Votive offerings varied from place to place and over time. They were often made of terracotta and included small plaques, stupas, and sealings. The various sealings texts include meaningless pseudo-writing, repeated mantras, passages from the Ramayana, the Buddhist creed, prayers, etc. Because few early Buddhist manuscripts have survived in India, the writings found on these humble sealings provide a rare glimpse of the various scripts used in India in ancient and early medieval times. -- http://papyri.tripod.com/buddhist/introsealings.html
AB54490. cf. Zwalf 1985, p. 33 and nos. 144 - 146, maximum diameter 24 mm, obverse Sanskrit text: the Buddhist Creed; reverse undecorated; mica sparkling in the clay, ex Alex G. Malloy; $45.00 (33.75)



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