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Ancient Vessels and Tableware

See Toiletries and Grooming for smaller bottles used for perfumes and oils.

Roman Eastern Mediterranean, Glass Bottle, Late 1st - Early 3rd Century A.D.

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This shape was is found throughout the empire and was popular over a long period making precise dating difficult. The constriction at the base of the neck indicates it is Eastern Mediterranean.
AB30955. Glass bottle; cf. Yale Gallery 85; 10.0 cm (3 1/2"), Choice, free-blown, pale green, cylindrical neck expanding to a shallow tooled constriction, piriform body, uneven folded and flattened rim, flat bottom; striations, yellow weathering, dulling, iridescent areas; SOLD

Roman, Bronze Vessel (Perhaps a Lamp Stand), 1st - 2nd Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

Most of the bronze lamp stands in the British Museum have a nearly identical form, with a low tripod base, long stem, and bowl top but they are larger and none have a sawtooth rim bowl.
AM36070. Bronze vessel with bowl on long stemmed tripod base; 7 Ĺ inches high, Choice, the upper bowl has sawtooth rim, convex curved sides, and a round bottom, narrow stem widening slightly to the base, low tripod base with a flat central disk and s-shaped legs; SOLD

Egyptian Predynastic Nagada Culture Red Ware Vessel, c. 3600 - 3200 B.C.

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AB30997. Nagada vessel; height 11.5 cm, Choice, red ware fired jar with black burnished upper most portion, ovoid-conical shape slightly narrowing at the rim, small flattened bottom; rim chip and a few small scrapes; from an American private collection; SOLD

Amorites, Canaan, Pottery Vessel, 2300 - 1800 B.C.

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In Genesis the Amorites are described in as descendants of Canaan, son of Ham. They were a Canaanite group who occupied land east and west of the Jordan. Numerous kings of the Amorites were defeated by Joshua with great slaughter. In the days of Samuel, the Amorites and the Israelites made peace. The Gibeonites, an offshoot of the Amorites, made a covenant with the Hebrews; when Saul would break that vow and kill some of the Gibeonites, God sent a famine to Israel.
AL61805. Amorite, terracotta amphora, long stem and flared lip, flat shoulder, 6.8 inches tall, 2300 - 1800 B.C.; rare; SOLD

Egyptian Blue Faience Votive Cup with Cartouche of Amenhotep III, c. 1391 - 1350 B.C.

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Amenhotep III, meaning Amun is Satisfied, was the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty. According to different authors, he ruled Egypt from June 1391 B.C. to December 1353 B.C., or June 1388 BC to December 1351 or 1350 B.C.
AB30968. height 5.7 cm (2 1/8"), turquoise-glazed faience cylindrical votive cup inscribed with the Cartouche of Amenhotep III, Choice, SOLD

Egyptian Bronze Lotus-Shaped Situla with Relief Offering Scene, Late Period, 712 - 30 B.C.

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The situla was a ritual vessel for offering holy Nile water. The top register displays two pairs of monkeys between two solar boats, referring to the god Thot in the Underworld. The middle, tallest register displays the dedicant making an offering with papyrus stalk and altar before ithyphallic Amen-re-c, Isis, Osiris, Nephthys, Ptah, Sekhmet and Nefertem. The next register displays sacred barks and the figure of a jackal. The bottom register displays a large lotus flower, referring to the birth of the universe.
AB30978. Situla in the shape of a lotus flower, with two loops for suspension, ornamented with four rows (registers) of divine scenes, height 10 cm (3 7/8"), SOLD

Roman, White Patella Cup, 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Robert Hass collection.

The flang which was formed by pinching a fold of glass along the side of the cup must be purely decorative since the slop of the rim would prevent it from holding a lid.
AM32574. Patella cup; cf. Wolkenburg Collection, Christie's London, 9 July 1991, 96, Choice, probably Flavian period; reverse 3.8 cm (1 1/2") x 6.3 cm (2 1/2"), free-blown, thin opaque white glass, wide flanged rim, cream color patination, very attractive!; SOLD

Sumerian (Uruk?), Limestone Cup Ornamented with Animals, Jemdet Nasr Period, 4th Millennium B.C.

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AAA31037. height 7 cm (2 5/8"), rim diameter 6 cm (2 3/8"); The Louvre Near Eastern Antiqities, Ur Excavations Volume 4 The early periods (nearly identical), Collectible condition, two lion's attacking two bulls, high relief, one small piece re-attached, chips from rim; SOLD

Egyptian, Alabaster Cylindrical Vase, Old Kingdom, 2686 - 2181 B.C.

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AC34352. Alabaster vase; cf. Yale Egyptian Art, p. 52, Choice, 14.6 cm (5 3/4") tall, 15.7 cm (6 1/4") outside rim diameter; flaring walls, flat base, turned over rim; intact, a few chips; from an American private collection; SOLD

Roman (Possibly Ennion Workshop), Tankard-Shaped Glass Jug, 1st Century A.D.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. Ex Alex G. Malloy Catalogue summer 1977, No. 50

Similar jugs, including Benzian Collection 81, are identified as possibly from the Ennion Workshop. Ennion was one of the first glassmakers to use a two-piece mold and the first glassmaker to sign glass objects that have survived until modern times. Our piece, very similar to Benzian 81, either came from the Ennion workshop or, perhaps more likely, was closely copied from his work.
AG32580. Jug, possibly Ennion workshop; cf. Benzian Collection 81 (very similar but all pale glass); Corning II 510 (different mold but with blue handle), Choice, reconstructed, 8.9 cm (3 1/2"), mold-blown clear yellow, blue loop handle, frieze of grape leaves around the shoulder, cylindrical body divided into rectangular niches, radial design on shoulder and base, extensive silver and rainbow iridescence; SOLD


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