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Roman, Bronze Balsamarium of Antinous, c. 135 A.D.
A balsamarium contained scented oils and perfumes associated with a burial.
If the features of the face do not immediately recall Antinous, the abundant hair falling in generous locks deep on the neck points towards an undeniable intention to represent him, and allows accurate dating. The silver inlaid eyes and the drilled pupils add to the vivacity of the portrait.
This style of bronze balsamarium must have been fairly common in the period after the death of Antinous, as several are known. For similar pieces (this piece is also shown), see - http://www.antinoos.info/antin9a.htm
AB50782. Roman bronze balsamarium, height 10.5 cm, attractive green patina, attractive bronze bust, with flowing curls, drilled pupils and inlaid eyes, functional hinged top, minor crushing at base, one suspension loop missing; ex German collection, ex Massachusetts collection, ex Royal Athena Galleries; SOLD
Egyptian, 26th - 30th Dynasty, Wood Boat with Four Oarsmen and Fish Basket, 664 - 342 B.C.
It was considered important to have at least one boat model in the tomb, often several, and the wealthiest were supplied with fleets. A fishing boat such as this would offer the owner a source of food and the ability to travel in the afterlife, most importantly the dead man would be able to make his pilgrimage to Abydos.AEA31086. Egyptian funerary boat, 34.5 cm (13.5") long, 17 cm (6/3/4") high, suitable for the finest collection, near Choice, missing bow tip, stern attachment and possibly a sail, one figure missing arms, figures are not attached and arms loosely attached with wood glue (originally pegged and moveable); SOLD
Roman, White Marble Head of a Youth, 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
AC34395. Marble head of youth; unfinished back, perhaps part of a relief, hair drawn back, nose intact; c. 20 cm (8") tall, SOLD
AEA30985. height 13.3 cm (5"), Isis seated in tightly-fitting dress, uraeus and solar disk and cow horn crown, offering her left breast to her son Horus seated on her lap, he wears a skull-cap with uraeus and the side lock of youth; original patina, feet and tip of horn missing; SOLD
AS30991. height 11 cm (4 3/8"), Choice, Egyptian bronze figure of the god Osiris in mummified form wearing Atef-crown with Uraeus, braided beard curved at the tip, holding the royal regalia crock and flail; two-sided; excellent detail, original patina; SOLD
Roman, White Marble Female Head, 3rd Century A.D.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
The style of this piece is Greek Imperial. The expression on the face, particularly the mouth, is charming and sweet.AM36069. Marble female head; cf. Sculpture in Stone, The Greek, Roman & Etruscan Collection in MFA Boston, 184; Malloy, Ancient Art catalog, winter, 1989, Choice, 4 1/2" high, 3 1/2" wide, 2" deep; full face with mouth and chin, eyes almond shaped with pupil indentation, small nose, hair parted in the center, a thin band is used to drawn it back with slight wave; nose partially chipped off, minor chips in the left eye and right forehead; SOLD
Roman, Bronze Phallus, c. 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.
AS71285. bronze phallus, broken from a life-size statue, 10 cm, c. 200 B.C. - 300 A.D.; SOLD
AB31065. Egyptian bronze figure of the god Osiris in mummified form wearing Atef-crown with Uraeus, height 13.0 cm (5"), Choice, braided beard curved at the tip, holding the royal regalia crock and flail; two-sided, loop on back; excellent detail, original patina; SOLD
AEA30974. Sarcophagus mask, 21.8 cm (8 3/8") tall, attractive 26th dynasty sarchophagus mask with original poly-chrome gesso pigment; SOLD
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 Ĺ", wears bag wig, arms crossed, holding hoe and flail; SOLD