Ifergan Gallery

Ifergan Gallery Ifergan Collection es una galería de arqueología en cuyo interior se encuentra la Sala Malaka, la colección más importante de terracotas exvotas fenicias
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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Faience overseer ushabti of the High Priest "Ramses Night", 20th Dynasty, 1189-1077 B.CThis p...
07/06/2024

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Faience overseer ushabti of the High Priest "Ramses Night", 20th Dynasty, 1189-1077 B.C

This piece features a three-piece wig and kilt, with arms folded in front of the chest. The ushebti wears a “wesekh” collar on the chest, although the hoe and seed basket are missing. The vertical hieroglyphic inscription names “Ramesesnacht.” Ramesesnacht was an ancient Egyptian high priest of Amun under Rameses IV to Rameses IX. He was the son of the chief administrator Meribastet I and the successor of Usermaatrenacht, who may have been the brother of Ramesesnacht.

The New Kingdom marks a period of high quality shabtis. Especially during the 18th and 19th Dynasties, the quality of the forms and details are sometimes superior. Necklaces (usekh/wesekh) appear for the first time, and we see shabtis in everyday clothes and magnificent wigs, affectionately embracing beautifully stylised Ba birds.

In the course of the New Kingdom, the role of shabtis as workers for the deceased becomes more important, and by the end of this period a large number of shabtis, including overseers, are buried together.

Dimensions: 12,8 cm
State of preservation: Good condition. Small hole on the back, surface rubbed in places
Material: Faience
Provenance: Ex collection K.R., Rhineland-Palatinate. In Germany since before 1992. With invoice by Roswitha Eberwein, Göttingen, 1992; Auction, December 2022, Germany.

Ref: gor010

A large Daunian pottery olla, Circa 350 B.C.Discover this stunning large ceramic vessel featuring a flaring funnel-shape...
02/06/2024

A large Daunian pottery olla, Circa 350 B.C.

Discover this stunning large ceramic vessel featuring a flaring funnel-shaped mouth and a spherical body with unique angular handles. Adorned with surrounding bands and intricate geometric motifs, this piece is a true testament to ancient artistry.

Daunian pottery, originating from the regional production centers of Ordona and Canosa di Puglia around 700 BC, showcases the early use of geometric patterns. Unlike other pottery, these vessels were hand-formed rather than wheel-thrown, and decorated in earthy tones of red, brown, and black. The designs often include diamonds, triangles, circles, crosses, squares, arches, swastikas, and other artistic forms.

Dimensions: 26 cm high
State of preservation: Restored.
Material: Pottery
Provenance: L. Marsh, London 1987; Baptist Cunningham, London 2000; Amok Wiersma, Utrecht 2007; Acquired from the above by Finn Delvaux in 2014, Brussels.

Ref: mat062

Etruscan terracotta votive head, Circa 4th Century B.C.Votive heads like this example were placed in temples as forms of...
01/06/2024

Etruscan terracotta votive head, Circa 4th Century B.C.

Votive heads like this example were placed in temples as forms of requests or offerings to thank the gods. Sculptors used molds and stamps to create images of women and men.

The bold, enlivened eyes and wavy coiffure are hallmarks of the Etruscan style. On particularly fine examples, such as this head, the artist refined features and details of the face and hair with a pointed tool prior to firing in the kiln.

A beautiful testament to ancient artistry.

Dimensions: 22 x 18 cm
State of preservation: Repaired.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Ex Connel Burgess Collection, Coulsdon, UK, until 1977; Ex Immo Meier, Frankfurt, 1983; Ex Hosea Franke, Berlin, 1991; Ex Giles Kirk, London, 2004; Acquired by Calvin Schaap in 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ref: mat077

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Attic Pottery Black-bodied lekythos, Circa 5th Century B.C.A lekythos is a jug with a single wide handle and a narrow ne...
26/05/2024

Attic Pottery Black-bodied lekythos, Circa 5th Century B.C.

A lekythos is a jug with a single wide handle and a narrow neck combined with a wide mouth, which allowed it to control the amount of oil.

They were used to contain oils and are generally associated with funerary rituals, as several lekythos have been found with the body in various burials. They are also closely associated with purifying rituals and feminine hygiene sessions, as they were part of everyday furnishings.

Dimensions: 25 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition. Damaged at the top.
Material: Pottery
Provenance: Ex English auction (2020); Jesús Vico Gallery, Madrid, 2022
Exhibited: Feriarte, Madrid, 12-20 November 2022
Ref: jvi062

Ancient Greek Antefix of Gorgon, Circa 400 B.C.Greek terracotta antefix with the face of a Gorgon, probably Medusa, surr...
24/05/2024

Ancient Greek Antefix of Gorgon, Circa 400 B.C.

Greek terracotta antefix with the face of a Gorgon, probably Medusa, surrounded by snakes. The prefixes were ornamental ceramic plugs that covered the open ends left by the semi-cylindrical tiles on the edge of temple roofs. They were often decorated with apotropaic images, such as Gorgons and Satyrs, intended to ward off threats of all kinds.

The Gorgons were hideous, witch-like female protector deities from Greek mythology whose faces inspired terror. Medusa, whose gaze could turn a man to stone, is the best known.

Dimensions: 22 cm; 2,7 kg
State of preservation: Restored.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: L. Marsh, London 1987; Baptist Cunningham, London 2000; Amok Wiersma, Utrecht 2007; Acquired from the above by Finn Delvaux in 2014, Brussels.
Ref: mat109


Sumerian, Mesopotamian Limestone male head, Early Dynastic IIIb period, circa 2500-2250 BCEShaved male head, with large ...
19/05/2024

Sumerian, Mesopotamian Limestone male head, Early Dynastic IIIb period, circa 2500-2250 BCE

Shaved male head, with large almond-shaped eyes and arched eyebrows, originally intended for inlays of stones such as obsidian or lapis lazuli, now lost, which endowed it with a powerful expression of prayer and eternal contemplation. The small, closed mouth and pronounced chin define its unique characteristics. Despite the absence of the nose due to ancient damage, the head retains its timeless aura.

The prayer statues used to have their heads shaved, a symbol of their priestly function. Adorned with long skirts and often with their hands crossed over their chests, these statues served as votive offerings to the powerful Mesopotamian gods, to whom they asked for mercy and protection.

Among the best known examples are two preserved in the Louvre Museum: the statue of Ebih II, an official of Mari, discovered in the temple of Ishtar and dated to around 2400 BC, and the statue of Gudea, a prince of Lagash, found in Tello (ancient Girsu), made of diorite and dated to around 2120 BC.

Dimensions: 8 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition. Repaired from two fragments, without restoration. The inlay, part of the right ear and the nose are missing.
Material: Limestone
Provenance: Private Italian collection, purchased from Charles Ede limited, 17th June 1998, London /J. Bagot Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited: Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020); Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, 12-20 November 2022)

Ref: jba020

Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom Wood large figure of a man, 6th Dynasty, 2345-2190 BCThis standing frontal figure represents ...
17/05/2024

Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom Wood large figure of a man, 6th Dynasty, 2345-2190 BC

This standing frontal figure represents a man with his left leg forward. The arms were elaborated separately and attached as inserts. One of the arms was bent, probably holding a scepter, while the other hung down, also holding an object. The man is wearing a short skirt and wig.

These small wooden statuettes were placed in tombs as substitutes for the physical body, allowing them to receive offerings. Often placed near the mummy, sometimes even inside the coffin, these statuettes served as an alternative resting place for the spirit in case the physical body was damaged. Although initially reserved for royalty, non-royal tombs began to include such statuettes, both wooden and stone, during the 4th Dynasty. In the 6th Dynasty, this practice became widespread in elite burials. In particular, the Old Kingdom figures show a somewhat exaggerated length and slenderness of the limbs.

Dimensions: 40 cm; 44 cm with stand
State of preservation: Originally covered with stucco and colored. Remains of the stucco coating partly preserved. Surface partially weathered, insert arms missing, left foot joined, left leg reattached, part of right foot missing.
Material: Wood
Provenance: Former collection Mr. and Mrs. P., Paris, heritage in fragments since the 1970s; Acquired at auction, December 2022, Munich (Germany).

Ref: gor009

Ancient Egypt, faience ushebti for Baka, 19th Dinasty, Reign of Ramses II, 1279-1213 BCThis ushabti figure that we show ...
12/05/2024

Ancient Egypt, faience ushebti for Baka, 19th Dinasty, Reign of Ramses II, 1279-1213 BC

This ushabti figure that we show you today is depicted as a day laborer, as he wields two bundles to work in the fields of Osiris in the Hereafter. He wears a short wig from which a braid protrudes on the right side, as well as a curly Osirian beard, ending in a tight forward curve. From his mummiform shroud, which covers his entire body, only his hands, crossed over his chest, hold the aforementioned agricultural tools.

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

On the body there is a vertical register of hieroglyphic writing. This horizontal inscription translates: “𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘉𝘢𝘬𝘢, 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦”.

Dimensions: 15,5 cm
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Faience
Provenance: Dr. L. Benguerel Godó Collection, Barcelona, acquired in London in 1960 / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited: Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Ref: jba119

Ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty terracotta figure of a polo player, Circa 618-907 ADWe present this fantastic round terrac...
10/05/2024

Ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty terracotta figure of a polo player, Circa 618-907 AD

We present this fantastic round terracotta sculpture decorated with engobes. It represents a female polo player on horseback, galloping, with the animal captured in the middle of the jump. The human figure wears loose red clothes with long sleeves; her hair is meticulously combed, her hands are raised and her cheeks and lips are highlighted. The player conveys the movement and tension of the moment, turning her torso toward the viewer.

Polo is believed to have originated in early Christian times in Central Asia. It was part of the entertainment of the Sassanid court and was also practiced on the Indian frontiers. In 630 AD, the Tang dynasty began its great westward expansion, transforming Chang'an (Xian) on the Silk Road into a cosmopolitan capital. The introduction of the pole in China dates back to this time. Under the Tang dynasty, polo was practiced mainly by the aristocracy and especially by women, despite its rough nature.

Dimensions: 29 x 35 cm.
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Acquired at F. Gallery, Spain, Madrid, 2022
Ref: gf007

Achaemenid silver phiale mesomphalos with an Aramaic inscription for the king of Tyre, Iran, Circa 5th-4th Century B.C.T...
04/05/2024

Achaemenid silver phiale mesomphalos with an Aramaic inscription for the king of Tyre, Iran, Circa 5th-4th Century B.C.

This phiale is made of silver and has a fluted decoration on the outside. On the outside of the omphalos is an inscription in Aramaic, written in very fine, stylised characters, executed with great care. The translation of this inscription reads: '𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘺𝘳𝘦'.

This item can be read in two ways, either as a diplomatic gift to a monarch of Tyre in the Persian period; or as an offering to the 'king of Tyre', who is none other than Melqart, the chief deity of the city of Tyre, whose name means 'king of the city'.

The Achaemenid Empire subjugated Tyre and the other Phoenician kingdoms from the end of the 6th century BC, and in 539 BC the city of Tyre was conquered by the Achaemenid Empire under King Cyrus the Great, who kept it under his rule until 332 BC with the arrival of Alexander the Great. The Phoenician kings were allies rather than vassals of the Achaemenids, which allowed the Phoenician peoples to enjoy a wide measure of autonomy and Persian protection in exchange for supporting the Persians in campaigns such as the conquest of Greece and Egypt.

Dimensions: 18,9 cm diam.
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Silver
Provenance: UK private collection, formed in the 1970s-80s; Purchased at auction, London, Bonhams, 2014
Ref: bhm133

Ancient Egypt, Bronze figure of Horus as a child, 25th-26th Dinasty, 770-657 BC.Introducing this captivating bronze figu...
02/05/2024

Ancient Egypt, Bronze figure of Horus as a child, 25th-26th Dinasty, 770-657 BC.

Introducing this captivating bronze figure portraying the god Horus as a child, depicted standing in a characteristically childlike gesture. With his right hand raised towards his mouth, symbolising the innocence of childhood, and his left arm close to his body, the sculpture captures the essence of youth.

Following traditional Egyptian conventions, the figure wears the symbolic double crown or sejemty, representing dominion over Upper and Lower Egypt. Although not visible, it is likely that the crown was decorated with the royal ureus, a symbol of authority. In addition, Horus is adorned with a fine braided lock of childhood, emphasising his youthful nature, with captivating golden eyes and dark pupils.

This depiction of Horus as a child, known as Harpocrates to the Greeks, distinguishes him from the older Horus, embodying the essence of youth and innocence in Egyptian mythology.

Dimensions: 20 cm
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Bronze
Provenance: Acquired at Auction Hotel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, 2019

Ref: hmc004

Ancient Egypt, Late Period faience ushabti for Tius, 27th-30th Dinasty, 525-341 B.C.This ushabti figure portrays a labor...
26/04/2024

Ancient Egypt, Late Period faience ushabti for Tius, 27th-30th Dinasty, 525-341 B.C.

This ushabti figure portrays a laborer equipped with two hoes, symbolizing his duty to work the fields of Osiris in the afterlife. Adorned with a tripartite wig flowing down his back and a curly Osirian beard, his mummiform shroud envelops his body, with only his hands emerging, clasped over his chest, holding the agricultural tools.

On the body it has nine horizontal hieroglyphic writing registers, which are given to a dorsal column without inscription. And the whole figure is supported on a small base that elevates it.

Translation of the text: “𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘪𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥. 𝘉𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘢𝘺𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘬, 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥. 𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴: 𝘖𝘩! 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘣𝘵𝘪𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘪𝘶𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮! 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘢𝘺, 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢. 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮! 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘢𝘺.”

Dimensions: 19,5 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition. Restored at the knees. Mild nose and beard loss.
Material: Faience
Provenance: Private collection, Europe, adquired in 1980 / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited: Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, 16-24 November, 2019).

Ref: jba134-3

Ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty Terracotta fat lady, Circa 618-906 A.D.Explore this exquisite Chinese terracotta figure fr...
25/04/2024

Ancient Chinese, Tang Dynasty Terracotta fat lady, Circa 618-906 A.D.

Explore this exquisite Chinese terracotta figure from the Tang dynasty, portraying a 'Fat Lady' adorned in a lavish, intricately designed robe cascading down to her feet in opulent folds, accentuating her graceful silhouette. Her visage is meticulously crafted, featuring rosy cheeks and elegantly coiffed hair tied in a charming bun. The elongated eyes, pointed nose, dimpled chin, and vividly painted red mouth are distinct characteristics reflecting the unique aesthetic sensibility of the Tang dynasty. Resting on a flat base with rounded edges, this figure exudes timeless elegance.

The depiction of 'fat ladies', characterized by their plump forms, elaborate attire, and stylized hairstyles, traces its origins to the imperial concubine Yang Gui Fei (AD 719-756), renowned as one of the four great beauties of the Tang dynasty and the favored consort of Emperor Xuanzong (AD 712-756). Serving as a valuable resource for studying the evolution of women's fashion and aesthetic trends throughout the Tang dynasty and Chinese history, these figures embody an ideal of beauty specific to their era.

Dimensions: 50,5 cm
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Acquired in F. Gallery, Spain, Madrid, 2022

Ref: gf009


Ancient Greek Terracotta standing draped female figure, Circa 4th Century BCAt the end of the 4th century BC, a style of...
21/04/2024

Ancient Greek Terracotta standing draped female figure, Circa 4th Century BC

At the end of the 4th century BC, a style of clay modelling developed in the city of the same name, known as the “Tanagra style”.

In these figures the classical composition of the body disappears. One leg is placed slightly to the side, either backwards or forwards. The arms no longer hang rigidly next to the body, as in the archaic or classical period, but lie on the belly, chest or back, or rest on the hip. They rarely carry other attributes and instead wear their arms and hands wrapped in the k**b, which can also cover the head and even almost completely conceal the face.

Dimensions: 27,5 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Belgian private collection G.B. / Félix Cervera Gallery, Barcelona, September 2023

Ref: fcr070

Ancient Egypt, Late Period Bronce figure of the goddess Neith, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-525 B.CThis spectacular piece repr...
20/04/2024

Ancient Egypt, Late Period Bronce figure of the goddess Neith, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C

This spectacular piece represents the Egyptian goddess Neith, goddess of war and hunting, but also of wisdom, thus assimilating the Greek goddess Athena.

She is a very ancient deity dating back to pre-dynastic Egypt. She is often depicted wearing the crown of Lower Egypt, as in this sculpture, and accompanied by a bundle of arrows or a shield. In her animal form she may be depicted as a fish or a bee.

Dimensions: 14 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Bronze
Provenance: Purchased at Pierre Bergé, Auction, Paris, 2006.
Ref: pb218

𝐈𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐔𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐝𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐫En Ifergan Collection, nos complace anunciar...
14/04/2024

𝐈𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐔𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐝𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐫

En Ifergan Collection, nos complace anunciar que nuestra exposición actual ha sido el foco de destacados reportajes y artículos en reconocidos periódicos nacionales, incluyendo y . Este hecho no solo reafirma la importancia y exclusividad de nuestra colección, sino que también subraya el interés cultural y académico que suscita entre expertos y aficionados por igual.

𝐒𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐚 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐢ó𝐧:

Descubre la exposición actual en Ifergan Collection, donde se revela uno de los hallazgos arqueológicos más trascendentales de la cultura fenicia: un conjunto de 201 figuras votivas de terracota de la cultura fenicia, rescatadas del fondo del mar después de 2,500 años. Estas piezas, que datan de los siglos VI al IV a.C., ofrecen una mirada única a la vida en la antigua colonia fenicia de Malaka y su conexión con la historia de Málaga.

La destacada cobertura en medios como La Opinión De Málaga y DiarioSUR resalta el valor de esta colección.

𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐈𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

Ifergan Collection, ubicada en el corazón de Málaga, es una experiencia única que fusiona pasado y presente. La exposición estará abierta por tiempo limitado antes de trasladarse a uno de los museos más prestigiosos. Te invitamos a formar parte de este viaje por la historia fenicia, una experiencia que promete enriquecer el alma y el intelecto.

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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Faience ushabti with daily dress, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1185 B.C.This ushabti figure is depicted...
13/04/2024

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Faience ushabti with daily dress, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1185 B.C.

This ushabti figure is depicted as a man in a newspaper dress. On the head and in black he has the double wig, a smooth wig on the back and front, but wavy in the two locks resting on the shoulders. In this case, as in many other examples, these undulations are embossed. The facial details, although some lost, have also been highlighted in black. The hands joined to the height of the p***s, they join forming a V with their arms. The daily clothing, with which it is represented, is much more unusual, as the vast majority of ushabtis were modeled mummiform type, with the body wrapped in a shroud. This one is characterized by being of short sleeve, and to have a triangular skirt in the frontal part of the legs.

On the back of the ushabti, at the level of the legs, there are four horizontal registers of hieroglyphic writing in black. Unfortunately, some of the text has been lost, making it difficult to translate.

Dimensions: 16 cm
State of preservation: Restored by covering a broken line at the wrists. There is wear to the black paint on the face, wig and skirt, otherwise in a good state of preservation.
Material: Faience
Provenance: Private collection M.R., England, acquired in 1975 / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2015 2023
Ref: jba015

Ancient Greek Campanian Pottery Red Figures Bail Amphora, 330-300 B.CThe "red-figure amphora with handle" is a ceramic p...
07/04/2024

Ancient Greek Campanian Pottery Red Figures Bail Amphora, 330-300 B.C

The "red-figure amphora with handle" is a ceramic piece distinguished by its unique design and distinctive decoration. Characterized by a tall handle arched over the mouth and an ear perforated at the apex, this amphora features a high neck with vertical rib details and a rounded shoulder adorned with a pattern of moving waves. On its narrow body, there are figurative designs of standing women dressed in a himation and a stephane in red and white against a black background, one figure holding a thyrsus and the other a corn cob, with accessories in the field. It is believed that this amphora originates from a workshop in Cumas.

This type of amphora was common in the Campania region, specifically in Capua and Cumas, during the 4th century BC. Its decoration offers a wide range of themes, ranging from mythological images to representations of local life and customs. It stands out for its simple compositions of a single figure on each side, avoiding the complex mythological scenes typical of larger vessels. Instead, it focuses on depicting the everyday life of southern Italy, making it a unique piece in the ancient ceramic landscape.

Dimensions: 37 cm high
State of preservation: Good condition
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Ex collection H.& P. Payot, Clarens, by descent. Acquired at auction in UK, February 2023

Ref: tim013

Ancient Greek, Hellenistic terracotta figure of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 1st Century B.CThis sculpture depicts the godd...
04/04/2024

Ancient Greek, Hellenistic terracotta figure of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 1st Century B.C

This sculpture depicts the goddess Aphrodite and Eros, both standing on a pedestal. The goddess Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love, protector of fertility. The Greek icon of beauty equated to the goddess Venus in Ancient Rome. Eros or Cupid, on the other hand, is the son of Aphrodite and is the god of love and sexual attraction.

It is a very classical sculpture that presents us with a goddess in contrapposto with a perfect study of her anatomy, thanks to the fallen hymation that leaves half of her body uncovered. The faces of both show idealised profiles, in the case of Eros with a mane of curls and in that of Aphrodite with the typical Greek chignon of gathered curls.

Dimensions: 23,5 cm
State of preservation: Good condition.
Material: Terracotta
Provenance: Swiss private family collection, acquired at Münzen und Medaillen, in 1973; Purchased at auction, Bonhams, 2014

Ref: bhm114

Etruscan Oinoche with red figures and spout in the shape of a spout in ceramic, 4th century BC.Delve into the fascinatin...
29/03/2024

Etruscan Oinoche with red figures and spout in the shape of a spout in ceramic, 4th century BC.

Delve into the fascinating history of Etruscan art with our stunning oinochoe of VII form. Originating from Caere in southern ancient Etruria, this 4th century BC masterpiece is a testament to the splendour of a society ruled by aristocrats, where luxury and artistic expression flourished. Attributed to the renowned Populonian Painter, this piece captivates with its three imposing female heads, each dressed in exquisitely detailed headdresses. From its palmettes to the scroll decoration, each element of this oinochoe reveals the skill and refinement of Etruscan craftsmen.

Dimensions: 27 cm
State of preservation: very good.
Material: Ceramic.

Provenance: Private collection, Scotland, sold at Christie's, London 1993 / Christie's, London, Auction 2008 / This piece is accompanied by Spanish Ministry of Culture export certificate no. 2020/00988 dated 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.

Ref:chr025

Roman Bronze Figure of the God Jupiter, 1st-2nd Century ADImmerse yourself in the splendour of the High Imperial Roman E...
27/03/2024

Roman Bronze Figure of the God Jupiter, 1st-2nd Century AD

Immerse yourself in the splendour of the High Imperial Roman Empire with our stunning bronze sculpture of Jupiter. Dating from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, this artefact is a testament to the power and influence of Augustus, whose reforms transformed the artistic landscape of Rome. Inspired by Hellenistic aesthetics, this work presents the king of the gods in majesty, wrapped in a cloak that evokes his dominion over heaven and light. With his right hand holding what is probably a thunderbolt, Jupiter personifies divine might and authority, being the guardian of order and law. Discover the grandeur and transcendence of Roman mythology through this sculpture, which celebrates not only the figure of Jupiter, but also the greatness of the Empire and its commitment to the protection of the people and the family.

Dimensions: 15 cm
State of preservation: Green and reddish patina.
Material: Bronze
Provenance: Acquired at auction from Libert Damien, Paris, France, Lot 10, 15-03-2023

Ref: lida002

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