Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 25, 2017.
O very nice!..
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Not sure about scale of size, but here goes: on the left a simply decorated Apulian skyphos (I'd be dubious if you said it is Gnathian), and on the right what appears to be a small composite Daunian krater?
I've chosen a lamp which I liked for its color,
despite wear on the base. Then there is a beautiful cup measuring 2.7 inches of diameter and about 2 inches high. Also I shot a joint couple of small statues measuring nearly 4 and 7 inches. They are believed to be Phoenician from a sunk vessel, dating back to the Persian era , maybe 5th century BC.
Here are 2 vases. The first has one handle, and I managed to shoot it on both sides. The second is much bigger and has 2 handles, possibly an amphora but the neck is partially broken on one side. Some say they're Roman, others say they're Phoenician.
Those are the choppers I want when I eat BBQ!
i have a set of rentals...
It used to be something a Greek fertility goddess I think
Not vases and not an amphora, but is there any chance we could get a side/profile view of each? And maybe some dimensions (height and width)? You have interesting pieces.
I was excited to add this beautiful Greek shard to my collection a couple weeks back. Maybe someday I'll have a complete piece. For now I'm stoked to have a "handle" on things...
Greek Pottery Shard 350 - 250 B.C. Measures 7.5"x 4.5"
I dunno. Are you SURE it is a handle on a pottery shard? Or was it a poor design for a helmet???
Egypt Amethyst Uninscribed Scarab 1667-1085 BCE 17x14mm Intact
@lrbguy .. Thanks for your concern. Of course I'll post more detailed pictures tomorrow, and possibly with some beautiful trinkles.
The height of the presumed amphora is 24 cm. Width : 20 cm. Mouth Diameter: 4 to 5 cm. Base diameter: 14 cm. The dimensions of the presumed vase with one handle are as follows : Height: 16 cm. Width; 13 cm. Mouth Diameter:around 3 cm. Base diameter: 11 cm. I also managed to take several photos of the "amphora" in different positions. You'll also find new items such as "circular vase", "Cup", Lamp, and Trinkles ( colored glass) with some round handcraft of other items. I feel myself a total newbie in this delicate and interesting field. Thank you..
Here's the base photo of the "Amphora ".
What you had called an 'amphora' is a jug, the style of which is common to the Syro-Palestine region of the 3rd to 4th Century AD. The other two pots are from the same area, probably Bronze Age (I'd have to look them up, but dont have the time). The lamp is the same locale, Roman from the 2nd - 3rd Century AD.
I know nada about beads, but they look Roman.
What he said.
But let me add a suggestion. You are killing yourself for nothing by giving us shots from above the vessels. Profile/side views and dimensions are what it takes to identify most pottery. There will always be exceptions, but for vessels like these, the side view is king. To that end I would still like to see a side view of the first bottle/jug you showed us of the two on May 4. But it would appear that all of the ware you have shown so far is Palestinian.
Maybe I misunderstand. I mean have I given you the side and profile of the jug above which has 2 handles and I miscalled Amphora? If not tell me how, since I'm also a perfect newbie in photography. Sorry. LOL..
The first pic in the group of nine was the most useful for the vessels that have any height to them. The oil lamp shots were fine for a low profile item.
I infer from picture 1 that you are using a cell phone, so getting good profile shots would mean holding the phone vertically on about the same level as the object. Tricky if it is sitting on the floor or a low table. For a lot of folks, formal dining is a thing of the past, and so is sitting at a table on a dining room chair. My son and his wife eat at a counter sitting on stools most of the time. They gave away their dining room set. But sitting with your feet under the table and the vessels ON the table will give you great perspective for profile shots of your pottery.
I'm using a digital camera. I'll shoot tomorrow the bottle/jug that I showed on May 4 and measure height, depth and everything. I can even weigh it. Many other items will soon be posted as budget and luck allow. For the first time in 7 years, I feel those stones will keep me away from coins. Thank you all again.
I shot the jug in various positions. But first, here are the dimensions :
Height: 13.5 cm. Width: 9.5 cm. Depth: 4.5 - 5 cm. Mouth Diameter: 3 cm.
Weight: 200 g.
These are typically called 'pilgrim flasks'. Once again from Palestine, from the Iron Age II C, 800 - 586 BC. These are notable for their decoration in the Cypriot style (but not made there, just inspired by). See Ruth Amiram, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land, plates 93 to 95.
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