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Greek, Hellenistic Alexandrian Egypt, Marble Head of Zeus, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Jerome Eisenberg, 1970.AM35512. Marble head of Zeus; 4 ¼ x 4 inches; elegantly proportioned, Very attractive, large slightly almond shaped eyes looking ahead, straight nose (part is worn off), beard above and below the mouth; ears not present, some yellowing and brown, on black wood mount; of great rarity; $3000.00 SALE PRICE $2700.00
Egyptian, Limestone Ushabti, New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty, 1320 - 1200 B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AB33403. limestone ushabti; cf. Saleh, Les antiquites egyptiennes de Zagreb, 612; cf. Alex G. Malloy, Egyptian Art and Antiquities, Summer 1980, 45, Choice, 6 ½", wears bag wig, arms crossed, holding hoe and flail; $1400.00 (€1190.00)
Egyptian, Bast Lion Plaque, Late Period, 1085 - 322 B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
The Goddess Bast was very popular in the late dynastic period. Sheshong's seat of power was the city of Babastis, which was also Bast's chief seat of Worship. Bast was a member of the triad of Babastis - Osiris, Bast and Nefer-Tem. This plaque was a votive sold at the shrine of Bast to be given to her as a votive.AG33401. Bast lion plaque; 50 mm, dark grey mold formed from stone paste; head of facing lion with the lion features of Bast are quite clear; chip on chin, Choice, mounted on a black lucite base; $250.00 (€212.50)
Mesopotamia, Terracotta Plaque Bearded Male Figure (Monarch?), c. 3200 - 1900 B.C.
AE63809. Terracotta plaque; 13.4mm (5 1/4") tall, mold made terracotta plaque of a bearded male figure with cap headdress, holding mace, orange clay with traces of white slip; from a Florida dealer; $270.00 SALE PRICE $243.00
India, Stone Head of a Bodhisattva, c. 10th Century A.D.
The bodhisattva, a popular subject in Buddhist art, is someone who, motivated by great compassion, has a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In early Indian Buddhism, bodhisattva usually referred specifically to the Buddha Shakyamuni in his former lives. AH59767. India, stone head of a bodhisattva, 9.5 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., ex New Jersey collection, ex European dealer (c. 1980); $240.00 SALE PRICE $216.00
Egyptian, Terracotta Male Head Wearing Bag Wig, 600 - 400 B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AT34449. 4 cm (1 1/2") high, Choice, unmounted; $135.00 (€114.75)
Greek Terracotta Figures
This booklet attempts to trace the history of Greek terracotta figures - commonly known as terracottas - with illustrations taken from the British Museum collections. Although the term terracotta is generally used to include large statues, architectural ornament, and decorative reliefs of this material, it is here restricted to statuettes, which form a distinct class, and are best considered alone.BL65497. Greek Terracotta Figures by R. A. Higgins, British Museum, 1969, softcover, 32 pages, many pictures, only one copy available; $10.00 SALE PRICE $9.00