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Roman, Syro-Palestinian (Samaria?), Snake-ThreadFlask, Late 2nd - Early 4th Century A.D.
Snake-threadornamentation originated in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire in the second half of the second century and its popularity peaked in the first half of the third century. Snake-thread decoration was revived in the second half of the fourth century in the east and in the west near Cologne in modern Germany. Serpentine form trails may vary in thickness, may be the same color as the vessel (usually colorless) or brightly colored (common in the West). Ontario Museum 309, with similar subtle snake-threadornamentation, is attributed to Samaria, 3rd to early 4th century A.D.AG63814. Snake threadflask, cf. Ontario Museum 309 (for similar ornamentation), 12.4 mm (4 7/8"), Complete and intact, funnel mouth with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, bulbous body, snake-threadornamentation on the body, flat bottom; from a Florida dealer; $1080.00 (€918.00)
Greek, Bronze Krater(?) Handle, Ornamented With Head of Dionysos, c. 400 - 200 B.C.
This handle was probably once attached to a krater, a punch-bowl type vessel used for diluting and serving wine. The earliest kraters were bronze and almost exclusively the volute-type. Very few bronze kraters have survived. Most often only the handles remain.AG40492. Greek bronze krater(?) handle, height 12.7 cm (4 5/8"), ornamented with facing head of Dionysos, $800.00 (€680.00)
Roman, Syro-Palestinian, GlassSprinkler Jug, c. 3rd A.D.
This form is missing from the major references but we know of other examples from the market.AG63811. Sprinkler jug, 10.5 mm (4 1/8"), complete, tiny chip in handle (visible in photo), possibly a small rim repair or just flaked weathering, thick yellowish brown enamel-like weathering, free-blow, yellow-green glass, pyriform body, tubular neck, slight funnel mouth, washer-like constriction at the base of neck, handle attached below rim and below neck, kicked bottom with pontil mark; from a Florida dealer; $520.00 (€442.00)
Roman, Bronze PateraHandle, c. 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
A patera was a plate used by Roman priests to make sacrificial offerings to the Gods. Paterae were thin and most often have been lost to corrosion leaving only the handle remaining.AL59776. Roman, bronze paterahandle, c. 1st - 3rd century A.D., 5.6", heavy fluted handle terminating in a collar from which a ram's head with curled horns emerges; from a New Jersey collection; rare; $500.00 (€425.00)
Roman, Syro-Palestinian, FusiformUnguentarium with Iridescence, c. 3rd - 5th Century A.D.
Hayes' Ontario Museum catalog references many similar specimens, noting some are from Beirut. Our example is finer than most examples of similar form, many of which appear to be carelessly made. Hayes' dates the type 5th century or later. Perhaps the finer form indicates ours is earlier.AG63806. Fusiformunguentarium, cf. Ontario Museum 461, complete, intact, much iridescence; 16.5 cm, spindle-shaped long tubular body, upper half is a neck narrowing slightly to folded and flattened rim, small shoulder at center, lower half is a narrow tubular body narrowing to a rounded point; from a Florida dealer; $470.00 (€399.50)
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, GlassBottle, c. 3rd Century A.D.
AG63812. Glassbottle, cf. Ontario Museum 150; 8.3 cm (3 1/4") tall, complete, crack down from rim, toes chipped (will not stand), free-blown, pale green glass, fire rounded rim with projecting roll below, long neck narrowing slightly to bulbous body, base ring of pinched toes, stand not included; from a Florida dealer; $320.00 (€272.00)
Egypt, Black Slate Dish, Hellenic - Roman Period, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
This type of dish may have been used as a cosmetic pallet. AE48734. cf. Petrie, Stone & Metal Vases 972, Choice, some chipping to edge, otherwise intact, black slate dish; four square protruding handles, 3 ½ inches diameter; ex Malloy, Egyptian Art & Artifacts, Summer 1980, 118; $150.00 (€127.50)
Roman Palaestina, Large PotteryBeaker, Late Roman Period, 4th - 7th Century A.D.
Time of Christian Acceptance and First Ecumenical (Nicene) Council.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
Found in Israel.AH48175. Large potterybeaker; Tushingham 38:27-28; buff, wheel made, ribbed conical body, wide mouth, narrowing to flat base, 5 ½ inches high, Choice, hole in bottom, $100.00 (€85.00)
Stamped Amphora Handles Found in the Athenian Agora 1931 - 1932
BK50733. Stamped Amphora Handles Found in the Athenian Agora 1931-1932 by Virginia Grace, hardback (textbook binding), Ares Pub, June 1977, 310 pages, 5 line drawing plates, black and white photos throughout, USED, ex libris Alex G. Malloy, only one copy available; $32.00 (€27.20)
Pots and Pans of Classical Athens
By mingling images on well-preserved Greek vases with the more fragmentary ceramics recovered during excavations at the Agora, the authors show how different vessel forms were used in classical Athens. By linking the shapes of pots with their social functions, this book gives meaning to the ancient names, such as skyphos, olpe, kantharos, lekane, and hydria, that one encounters when visiting museums. Description from Amazon.BL65492. Pots and Pans of Classical Athens, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1959, 32 pages, a lot of pictures, only one copy available; $8.00 (€6.80)