Tribal & Folk Art

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  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Perfume Juglet, Judea (1784B-WSA) $395

    $395.00
    H: 5.75”   Dia: 3.375″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This pottery Judean juglet was made during the Biblical Period in the Holy Land (Levant) and used to hold perfume or other costly items. Its upper body tapers inward to a narrow neck to limit its pouring rate and conserve its costly contents. Covered with slip to lessen leakage and improve their appearance, these were used throughout the Roman-Empire.

  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Amphoriskos, Judea (1934VHE) $425

    $425.00
    H: 5.75”  W: 3.375” | FREE SHIPPING!

    An amphora is Greek jar with a single or double handles made in a variety of sizes and copied by all ancient Mediterranean trading nations. This amphoriskos, literally a “small amphora,” has a stunning profile and one handle but is top heavy and cannot stand without support. It dates from the time of the Holy Land during the first Jewish Biblical Period in Judea circa the 8th to 6th century BCE, a ancient time from which few pieces survive intact.

  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Burnished Juglet, Judea (1938QKM) $360

    $360.00
    H: 3”  Dia: 2.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This small juglet has a globular body, a round base, a very short neck, a wide mouth and short handles on each side. Like many other small Second Temple Period (circa 597-300BCE) pieces it is a functional item covered with a black slip and burnished. Small juglets like this “…were finished to a higher quality and were used for cosmetics and scented oils [and perfumes and ointments].” (Frank) This piece is intact, in good condition and a genuine piece from ancient history. There are two chips on the mouth rim, body dents, and burnish losses, all expected for its age and longer than two millennia old burial.

    Source

    Tom Frank, “Imagining the Past: Archeology and the Bible: a juglet to anoint,” September, 2014.

  • Ancient Biblical Period Burnished Juglet, Judea (1937DKE) $375

    $375.00
    H: 3.375”  W: 2.75”  D: 2.5”   oN STAND h: 5.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This ancient hand made ancient pottery juglet from biblical Judea has a globular body, a round base and a short neck flaring into a triangular mouth and its circular handle runs from its mouth to the shoulder.

  • Ancient Bronze Mountain Goat Amulet, Iran, Luristan (1941BCE) $395

    $395.00
    H: 3″  W: 3.125″  D: 1.25″ | FREE SHIPPING

    In early culture to cast objects in bronze, Luristan artists made sophisticated and imaginative bronzes prized in the ancient world for their inventive designs and fine craftsmanship. They depicted local animals wherever they were, as a long horned goat like this was hunted and a major source of food for survival. This finely made standing figurine has a surprisingly detailed shaped head with long antlers, tall thin legs, large eyes and a slightly curved body and is mounted on a Lucite base.

  • Ancient Ceramic Snail Shaped Vessel, West Mexico, Jalisco (3290BLB) $435

    $435.00
    H: 4.75”  W: 2.75”  D: 1.75” | FREE SHIPPING

    This Protoclassic (circa 200BCE – 200CE) ceramic painted figurine of an ovoid snail was fashioned as a vessel with a wide large spout on top. Many early Jalisco ceramics were utilitarian and used for cooking, carrying water or storing seeds. The size and shape of this piece suggest it was made to hold liquids. Pieces like this were often decorated with applied painted designs that faded because they were not fired after painting. In contrast to the rest of Mesoamerica which had complex urban centers, areas of habitation in West Mexico were small, especially in the Colima Jalisco-Nayarit area. Because these areas had been abandoned for centuries, utilitarian objects like this were rarely found whole and required their fragments to be assembled and restored. This piece is in very good condition with cracks and paint losses and may have expected repairs at its spout.

  • Ancient Earthenware Carinated Flagon, Roman North Africa (3191BLB)

    $775.00
    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This Roman ceramic flagon is a uniquely shaped vessel used to store and pour potable liquids. A crème slip carinated jug with a high profile and a trefoil pouring spout, it has a strap handle attached from the carinated edge to just below the rim for easy handling.

  • Ancient Earthenware Jarlet, Roman North Africa (3195A-DAE) $225

    $225.00
    H: 4.625”  Dia: 3.625″ | FREE SHIPPING

    Earthenware pottery jarlets from Roman North Africa were used as oil, perfume, ointment or cosmetic containers and are a mini version of a Greek wine jug (oenochoe). Not used for wine, it has no handle, its shape fits well in the hand making it easy to grip and it is idecorated with ribbing and grooved furrows) around its body.

  • Ancient Holy Land Biblical Period Perfume Juglet, Judea (1786EOE) $395

    $395.00
    H: 4”   Dia: 2.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This pottery Judean juglet was made during the Biblical Period in the Holy Land and used to hold perfume or other costly items. Its upper body tapers inward to a narrow neck to limit its pouring rate and conserve its contents. Covered with slip to lessen leakage and improve their appearance, these were used throughout the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Holy Land Biblical Period Pottery Vessel, Judea (1933VHK)

    $395.00
    H: 3.375”  W: 4.25 ”  D: 3.75” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This ancient Judean vessel created during Israel’s Biblical Period was hand shaped using the coil method. It likely held potable liquids, cooking oil or other items.  This is a rather sophisticated piece for Bronze Age vessel made mallennia ago.

  • Ancient Holy Land Biblical Period Wine Jug, Judea (3241BHK) $695

    $695.00
    H: 8.5”  Dia: 5.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This Biblical Period earthenware wine jug is rare because of its difficult chances of survival over such a long time period. Made in the Judea Holy Land, it has a tall globular body and a downward sloped shoulder that join together in a distinctive carinated edge running around its top.

  • Ancient Inca Ax Head, Indigenous Meso/South America/Peru (1866BAL) $525

    $525.00
    H: 4.25”  W: 3.75  D: 0.75” | FREE SHIPPING

    This strong, thick, substantial yet relatively light T-shaped Inca copper alloy bronze ax has considerable wear on one side. Scholars describe these pieces as a classic weapon of the Inca Empire centered in Cuzco, Peru. Bronze ax heads were a very valuable and versatile tool. Their wide T-like top made them tight and durable when secured to a thick wooden handle and their strength and thickness also made them a very useful chopping and digging tool. This one has a fine patina and is very worn on one side attesting to its age and use. It has no restorations or repairs.

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