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Greek, Attic White Ground Lekythos, c. 5th Century B.C.
A lekythos (plural lekythoi) is a type of Greek pottery used primarily for storing olive oil and perfumes. Most are decorated with a fine-line figural designs. A large number of this white-ground lekythosstyle are known from graves (especially Athenian graves) were they were left by the family of the dead. The white ground paint was fragile and not suitable for heavy use. Red-figure and entirely black-glazed lekythoi were much more durable and popular for everyday use.AP63817. Attic white ground lekythos; cf. CVA Finland 1, pp. 60-63; 45 cm (17 3/4") tall, reassembled from many fragments, near complete, a bit lop-sided but stands, c. 5th century B.C.; cup mouth, narrow neck with a loop-shaped handle, long cylindrical body gracefully tapered from the shoulder to the round base, disk foot; mouth neck, base and foot black, figural design obscure; from a New Jersey collector; SOLD
Kingdom of Israel, Pottery Juglet, Iron Age I A & B, 1200 - 800 B.C.
Time of David (1,007-970 B.C.).
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
Found in Israel.AM48141. Pottery juglet; cf. Amiran Pl 86: 2; black, wheel-made, bulbous body, tall neck, slightly flare rim, strap handle from shoulder to rim, round base, Choice, intact, 2 Ĺ inches high; SOLD
Elamite Painted Pottery Vessel, c. 1000 - 800 B.C.
The Elamites called their country Haltamti, but it is Elam in the Hebrew Bible, where they are called the offspring of Elam, eldest son of Shem (Genesis 10:22, Ezra 4:9). To the east of Mesopotamia, Elam was part of the early urbanization during the Chalcolithic period (Copper Age). Written records from around 3000 B.C. parallel Mesopotamian history. In the Old Elamite period (Middle Bronze Age), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands. Its culture played a crucial role in the short lived Gutian Empire of the 22nd century B.C. During the Persian Achaemenid dynasty that succeeded Elam, the Elamite language remained among those in official useAAA34785. Elamite vessel; height 6.8 cm (2 3/4"), Choice, buff clay, bulbous body, pedestal base, flairing rim, gaded black pattern of bands above and below groups of hatched lines in alternating directions, earthen encrustations, small chips in base and rim; SOLD