Phoenicia, c. 3rd - 1st century BC
Lovely Phoenician glass miniature jug. Beautiful black glass with multi-colored "mosaic" glass globular decorations overall. Bright hues of yellow, red, orange, green and white. Expertly repaired from three pieces. Measures 25 mm tall. #3775: $299
Phoenician, c. 5th - 3rd century BC. Nice ceramic figure of Astarte. Depicted wearing long gown, right hand at her breast, left clutching an uncertain object by her side. An attractive piece with pleasant detail and heavy with mineral deposits. H: 5" (12.8 cm). Intact, few areas of with chipping and light weathering from the ages, old collection numbers in black ink on back. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. #AG2050: $399 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia. Iron Age, c. 1200-600 BC. Rare Phoenician stone amulet, depicting a deity. Interpreted as the "Deity of Silence", he is depicted with a filger held up to his lips. Engraved indications of hair or cap, and holed through for suspension. H: 25 mm (1 inch) with dark gray color, some earthen deposits. A very rare and unusual form! ex-David Liebert, The Time Machine, NY. #AP2411: $225 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 5th - 3rd century BC. Interesting black glass bead. Holed through lengthwise through the main tubular body, as well as lengthwise through the "double pellet" upper portion, and again horizontally between the 2 adjoined pellets. L: 26 mm (1 inch). ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AG2108: $90 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 5th - 3rd Century BC. Attractive Phoenician glass face bead. The head of yellowish glass with white eyes and lips, a blue suspension loop at top. 23 x 13 mm. Nicely preserved with light deposits and a silvery iridescence. Ex Los Angeles private collection. #AG2229: $250 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia, c. 1st millennium BC. Fantastic carved bone figurine of a gazelle. With intricately-incised details on both sides, nice off-white color. H: 43mm (1 5/8”). Broken from a larger figure. ex-California Museum of Ancient Art, deaccession, originally donated October 1981 (acc. #0609). Rare!
#AP2420: $350 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia, c. 6th century BC. Fantastic Phoenician carved bone figure of a man. Depicted facing left, with deep, finely-engraved facial and hair detail. H: 3 cm (1 1/8”). Broken from a larger item. Ex-estate of Robert Thompson, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Thompson began collecting in the 1960s, and selected each artifact for his collection with a curator’s eye. #AG2214: $399 SOLD
Ancient Phoenician glass-bead earrings! 3rd-1st century BC. Made of green glass with concentric-circle white "eyes". Very cool. Some dings in the beads but very rare. On gold-fill earring hooks and findings. 51 mm (2"). #21414x2: $175 SOLD
Ancient Phoenician glass-bead earrings! 3rd-1st century BC. Made of swirled red, white & yellow glass. On gold-fill earring hooks and findings. Excellent! 55 mm (2 1/8") top to bottom. #21406x2: $175 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia, c. 6th - 5th Century BC. A very large Greco-Phoenician terracotta votive in the form of Astarte wearing double row diadem, necklaces and long gown, both hands held two her breasts. H: 12" (30.4 cm). Minor losses to feet, light deposits, old custom base. Ex South London Private Collection. #AG2061: $850 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia, c. 6th - 5th Century BC. A very large Greco-Phoenician terracotta female votive, with tall diadem behind rows of curls and wearing large plate earrings, an elaborate collar and a long chiton with himation. Her left arm is pendant at her side and her left is held to her breast, her right hand grasping an uncertain object. H: 11 1/2" (28.9 cm). Intact, light deposits, old wooden base. Ex South London Private Collection. #AG2060: $850 SOLD
Phoenician, c. early 2nd Millennium BC. Large terracotta figure of Astarte. Mold-made and in the guise of a warrior, standing on integrated plinth, left hand against her chest. Nicely detailed with traces of white slip remaining underneath the earthen deposits. H: 6 1/4" (161mm). Repaired at shoulders. Ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2076: $450 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 5th - 3rd century BC. Ceramic votive figure of a male. Of stylized form, but depicted bearded with right hand at his chest, left on his hip. H: 4" (10.1 cm). Intact with heavy attractive mineral deposits. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. #AG2049: SOLD
Phoenicia, Tyre. 15-16 AD. Bronze drachm. Head of Tyche right, palm-branch behind. / Galley left, with prow terminating in volute and aphlastron at stern. Inscription above. ref: BMC Phoenicia 256.. 20 mm, 5.59 g. #CG2040x2: $150 SOLD
Late Greek-Phoenician, Eastern Mediterranean, c. 4th - 5th Century. Nice redware oil lamp.T he body decorated with incised lines and the nozzle strait with rounded tip, bottom flattened with incised ring base. 3 1/8" (7.9 cm). Intact, nice example of the type. Ex Charles Ryan collection, early 20th Century. #A13247-0011x2: $225 SOLD
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Ancient Phoenicia, 1st-2nd century AD.
Tall terracotta unguentarium or oil vial. Nice remains of red painted stripe around top of neck and rim. Large 162 mm (6 3/8") tall. Repaired at the neck. Ex Los Angeles private collection. #901271x2: $299 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 8th - 5th Century BC. Nice carved bracelet terminal in the form of a lion. Beautifully carved with exquisite style and detail, a band of acanthus leaves around the neck, tiny hole drilled through mouth for suspension. L: 7/8" (2.3cm). A superb example of ancient stone carving! Ex Los Angeles private collection. #AG2052: $599 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 5th - 3rd century BC. Beautiful red carved stone amulet. Nicely made with lovely surfaces, holed through for suspension. Intact with light earthen deposits. 22 mm (7/8").
ex-Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AG2109: $125 SOLD
Phoenician, c. 6th – 4th Century BC. Large Phoenician terracotta head of a woman, with large almond-shaped eyes and hair tightly framing her face. The back looks to show remains of a handle.
H: 2 3/4" (7.1 cm). Good color, light earthen deposits. Ex B.C. Antiques, Los Angeles, closed during the 1970’s. #AH2121: $325 SOLD
Ancient Phoenicia, c. 6th century BC. Fantastic large terracotta head of Baal! The fertility god is depicted wearing an archetypical conical hat with some original red pigment remaining, traces of white slip still visible on face. Measures 6 cm (2 1/4"). Mounted on museum-quality metal base, entire piece stands 10.2 cm (4 inches) tall. ex-Malter Galleries, Encino, CA. Very rare! #AG2222: $750 SOLD