NEW YORK – Antiquities and ancient art from the Mediterranean, namely Egypt, the Near East and Europe, comprise a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Friday, June 19, at noon Eastern time. The selections consist of sculptures, amulets, figures, idols and jewelry reflecting the art and cultures of the ancient world. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
A Bamiyan glazed terra-cotta bowl (above) in the auction dates to the 12th century. It has flaring sides and is decorated in an engraved pattern of arabesques and underglaze painted in green and dark brown with a cream background (est. $1,100-$1,500).
A Roman terra-cotta oil lamp (below) from the second or third century is decorated with the image of a ram and has a loop handle on one side (est. $550-$700).
The 52-lot auction has many fine pieces of jewelry. A Roman gold and cornelian pendant from the first century features an intaglio image of a charging warrior on a horse (est: $2,000-$2,500).
A pair of gold Roman earrings that depict a ram’s head dates to the time of Christ (est. $2,500-$3,000).
A Greek terra-cotta bust of a goddess is from the sixth century B.C. She is wearing a pollos headdress and has typically Greek fine facial details with almond shape eyes, a pointed nose and a slight smile (est $800-$1,000).
All items come with a certificate of authenticity and have a lifetime guarantee.
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