MIGRATION PERIOD,  
          EARLY MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE POTTERY



1304   AMPHORA
           second half of IV - first half of V century A.D.
Light yellow-gray fabric with inclusions. Elongated carrot-shaped body tapering to a peg toe, deeply hollowed; rounded shoulder merging with long narrow neck and biconical rim moulding. Two double-ridged handles with curved tops attached to top of neck and shoulder. Wheel-ribbing covering body and shoulder. Four- line dipinto in red on the the neck and shoulder. Intact. Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand.
H.  19.7" (50 cm).
$ 1250

 

 

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302   AMPHORA
         first half of IV century A.D.
Light yellow-gray fabric with inclusions of mica and ferrous minerals. Elongated carrot-shaped body tapering to a peg toe, deeply hollowed; rounded shoulder merging with
long narrow neck and biconical rim moulding. Two double-ridged handles with curved tops attached to top of neck and shoulder. Wheel-ribbing covering body and shoulder. Dipinto in red in the middle of the neck. Intact. Comes with custom made solid brass tripod stand.
H.  22.5" (57.2 cm).
SOLD

 

 

 

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425
   FLAGON
         III -early IV century A.D.
         Germanic tribes of Eastern Europe
Grey-burnished ware. Broad biconical body, slightly rounded; wide low foot; narrow neck, bulging toward top. There is a cordon at the junction of the neck and shoulder which suggests that the form is derived from metal prototype.  Wide band of spiral flutes with double grooved girdle below. Handle is round-shaped in cross-section with  five twisted grooves, thumb impression at attachment point to the body. Several cracks, but intact. Root marks, l
ime deposits. 
H11.9"(30.2 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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298   THREE HANDLED VESSEL
         first half of IV century A.D.
         Germanic tribes of Eastern Europe
Black burnished ware.
Broad biconical body without neck, flat wide horizontal rim with flat edge and low angular foot. Three ribbon handles with three ridges attached from under rim to largest diameter of the body. Stepped wheel-ridging on the wall with largest diameter  and upper body. Fine multiple wheel-marks inside and out. Lime deposits,  traces of roots. Intact.
H5.5"(14 cm), D. 12.6"(32 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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604   FLAGON
         second half of IV century A.D.
Orange-cream fabric, dark-red slip covering exterior, terminated on inside below rim and at lower body, fired dark-brown in some parts. Globular body, funnel-shaped neck  with flat rim. Low pedestal foot. Handle with two grooves outside and concave inside. Multiple wheel-marks inside and out. Lime deposits in cavities. Intact.
H. 8.5"(21.6 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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600   FLAGON
         second half of IV-V century A.D.
Orange fabric, dark-red slip covering exterior, terminated on inside below neck and at lower body, fired dark-brown in some parts. Additionally applied slip to achieve multiple horizontal stripes. Ovoid, low-bellied body with parabolic neck and flaring rim. Low foot with angular moulding. Handle with two grooves outside. Two grooves high up on neck. Multiple wheel-marks inside and out. Lime deposits, root marks. Intact.
H. 8.6"(21.8 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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605   FLAGON
         Vi century A.D.
Cream fabric with inclusions of lime and fine black particles . Thick-walled cylindrical body  with sloping shoulder, long cylindrical neck with two double ridges, disc-like rim. Flat bottom, wide strap-handle with two grooves on outside, flat on inside. Heavy lime deposits. Intact.
H. 8.5"(21.6 cm).
$ 350

 

 

 

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606   FLAGON
         VI-VII century A.D.
Cream-orange fabric with inclusions of lime and fine black particles. Thick-walled cylindrical body with angular shoulder,  short neck with ridge, funnel-type mouth. Flat bottom; wide strap-handle, consisting of  two straps placed parallel to each other, their ends smoothed together at the  meeting points with the lower body and neck of the flagon. Pronounced spiral  wheel-ridging on upper neck, shoulder and upper body. Neck is slightly tilted. Lime deposits. Intact.
H. 9.2"(23.4 cm).
$ 350

 

 

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297   BYZANTINE PLATE
         second half of Vi century A.D.
Orange-red fine grained clay with smooth thin slip. Shallow curved body with flat horizontal rim. High flaring foot, incised circle line on outside of the bottom.
Fine multiple wheel-marks on lower body and on outside of rim. At the center, cross- monogram stamp. Intact. 
In IV century A.D. appeared the cross monogram incorporated with Greek  P. As a result of further development  "P" was losing its semantic value and became a decorative element. This cross-monogram illustrates this process, where "P" appears symmetrically from both sides of the central line of the cross. 
H2.2"(5.6 cm), D. 6.5"(16.5 cm).
$ 325

 

 

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305   BYZANTINE BOWL
         XIII century A.D.
Colored Sgraffito ware. Orange cream clay. White thin slip covers the interior and lip. Shallow curved body with flat horizontal rim. Low pedestal foot. On the inside, the pattern is engraved through the slip. The center figure is a triangle  on a background of alternative stripes of crosshatched and plain segments. The whole composition is enclosed by double encircling lines. Around the rim is a band of five leaves with lines in between. Green splashes on the engraved pattern. Yellow glaze covers the interior and lip. Mended from large fragments. Several chips.
H2.2"(5.6 cm), D. 7.5"(19.1 cm).
For related pottery see: Maguire E. D. Ceramic Art from Byzantine Serres. University of Illinois Press, 1992.
$ 850

 

 

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647   STAMPED DISH
         IV-V century A.D.
Gray fabric, black slip covering entire surface except for outside bottom. Vertical wall with quarter-rounded rim and groove under. Flat bottom with central part slightly depressed and enclosed by groove. Stamped with lozenge-shaped center with concentrical circles at each corner; three rouletted circles, enclosed by grooves. Intact. Soil deposit, some root marks.
H. 1.6"(4.1 cm), D. 9.9"(25.1 cm).
For related stamps see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 230,234.
$ 550

 

 

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639   LARGE DISH
         second half of IV- first quarter of V century A.D.
Orange fabric, dark red-orange slip with metallic shimmer covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Broad flat floor, flaring wall, curving upwards to slightly incurved rim. Low foot close to edge of floor. Lime and root deposits. Iron oxide deposit on floor. Intact.
H. 2"(5.1 cm), D. 10.5"(26.7 cm).
For related dish see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 54, fig.9.
$ 250

 

 

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658   LARGE DISH
         second half of IV- first quarter of V century A.D.
Orange fabric, dark red-orange slip covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Broad flat floor, flaring wall, curving upwards to slightly incurved rim. Low foot close to edge of floor. Lime and root deposits. Iron oxide deposit on rim. Intact.
H. 2.1"(5.3 cm), D. 10.2"(26 cm).
For related dish see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 54, fig.9.
$ 225

 

 

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642   LARGE DISH
         first half of IV century A.D.
Orange fine grained clay with smooth thin slip, covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Broad flat floor, flaring wall, plain rim. Low foot close to edge of floor. Underside round center is slightly recessed. Lime deposits. Intact.
H. 1.8"(4.6 cm), D. 10.4"(26.4 cm).
$ 250

 

 

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682   LARGE DISH
         second half of IV- first quarter of V century A.D.
Orange fabric, dark red-orange slip covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Broad flat floor, curved wall, incurved rim. Two grooves near edge of underside, round center is slightly recessed. Lime and multiple root deposits. Mended from four fragments. 
H. 1.8"(4.6 cm), D. 13"(33 cm).
For related dish see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 110, fig.18,14.
$ 250

 

 

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659   LARGE DISH
         second half of IV- third quarter of V century A.D.
Pink fabric, dark red-brown slip with metallic shimmer covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Broad flat floor with raised center, flaring wall, horizontal rim. Low foot under edge of floor. Lime deposits. Intact.
H. 1.8"(4.6 cm), D. 11.1"(28.2 cm).
For related dish see: Martin G. Terra sigillata Clara de Pollentia // Pollentia. 3. Palma de Mallorka, 1983, p.200-211, fig 96.
$ 325

 

 

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679   STAMPED DISH
         late IV- first half of V century A.D.
         "Late Roman c" ware
Orange fabric, dark red-orange slip with metallic shimmer covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Shallow curved body, broad flaring rim. Flat base, hollowed out on underside to form false foot. The floor decorated with combed rosette, round center is slightly raised. Lime deposits. Intact. Several chips.
H. 1.3"(3.3 cm), D. 8.1"(20.6 cm).
For related dish (Late Roman c, form 2) see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 328, fig.66.
$ 325

 

 

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680   STAMPED DISH
         late IV- first half of V century A.D.
         "Late Roman c" ware
Orange fabric, thin red-orange slip covering entire surface except for bottom on outside. Shallow curved body, broad flaring rim. Flat base, hollowed out on underside to form false foot. The floor decorated  with two zones of combed lines, surrounded by grooves. Wavy combing on outside rim. Lime deposits. Mended from three fragments.
H. 1.3"(3.3 cm), D. 8.8"(22.4 cm).
For related dish (Late Roman c, form 2) see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 328, fig.66.
$ 275

 

 

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643   BOWL
         first half of V century A.D.
Orange-pink fabric, thin dull brown slip covering entire surface. Curved body, broad horizontal rim, small low foot with raised bottom center. Fine wheel-marks. Lime deposits.  Rim mended at one point, otherwise intact. 
H. 2.2"(5.6 cm), D. 6.2"(15.7 cm).
For related dish see: Opait A. Einige Betrachtungen zur spätrömischen Keramik mit rotem Überzug // Dacia. Bucarest, 1985. N. S.  XXIX, 1-2, p.157, abb. 4, 2-4.
$ 95

 

 

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287   BOWL
         IV century A.D.
Orange fabric with lime inclusions, red-orange slip covering entire surface. Curved wall, slightly incurved rim. Small low foot with grooved circle and round depression on bottom.
Wheel-marks on exterior. Lime deposits.  Rim and foot are flaking, otherwise intact. 
H. 2.5"(6.4 cm), D. 7.2"(18.3 cm).
For related type (Antioch 965, 967) see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 325, fig.65.
$ 75

 

 

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640   BOWL
         IV century A.D.
Cream fabric with lime inclusions, thin dark-orange slip covering entire surface except for bottom on outside, fired dark-brown in some parts. Curved wall, strongly incurved rim. Small low foot. Lime deposits, multiple root marks. Intact. 
H. 2.9"(7.4 cm), D. 8.4"(21.3 cm).
For related type (Antioch 965, 967) see: Hayes J. W. Late Roman Pottery. The British School at Rome, London, 1972, pg. 325, fig.65.
$ 150 

 

 

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602   BYZANTINE JUG
         VII century A.D.
Orange fabric with lime inclusions. Thick-walled conical body with wide angular shoulder,  short cylindrical neck with flaring mouth, pinched in to form a spout. Flat bottom, wide strap-handle with pronounced thumb depression on upper end. Continuous spiral  line in white paint from upper neck through shoulder. Lime deposits. Intact.
H. 8.7"(22.1 cm).
$ 350

 

 

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579   BYZANTINE FLAGON
         VII century A.D.
Orange fabric with lime inclusions. Thick-walled cylindrical body, sloping shoulder, neck is constricted in the middle, forming two opposed cones, rim cut at angle to the wall. Flat bottom; two oval-sectioned handles attached to middle of neck and to upper body. Spiral  line in white paint from middle of neck through shoulder . Traces of white painted lines on the rim. Lime deposits, several iron oxide spots. Intact.
H. 9"(22.9 cm).
$ 375

 

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580
   BYZANTINE JUG
         VII century A.D.
Orange fabric with inclusions of lime and fine black particles . Thick-walled near-cylindrical body, sloping shoulder, double grooved cylindrical neck; funnel-shaped mouth, pinched from one side to form a spout. Flat bottom, center slightly hollowed, wide oval-sectioned handle with light groove on outside. Spiral  wheel-ridging on shoulder. Heavy lime deposits. Intact.
H. 8.8"(22.4 cm).
$ 275

 

 

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550   BYZANTINE BEAKER
         IV-V century A.D.
Brick-orange fabric with coarse-grained texture and multiple inclusions. Hand made, red burnished tall slender body, widening towards rim, with constricted base and low spreading foot, flat underside.
H8.9"(11.7 cm)
SOLD

 

 

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309
   JAR
         KHAZAR KAGANATE
         VII-IX century A.D.
Grey-burnished fabric. Thick-walled, broad round body with wide flaring neck, flat wide bottom. Round-sectioned handle. Clay deposits in cavities, dark crust of organic origin inside. Intact.
H. 4.6"(11.7 cm).
$ 150

 

 

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308   JUG
         KHAZAR KAGANATE
         VII-IX century A.D.
Black-burnished fabric. Thick-walled, sagging body, flat wide bottom, short cylindrical neck with flaring mouth, pinched and pulled to form a spout. Oval-sectioned handle. Neck and mouth covered with wound fine texture lines. The rest of the body has vertical burnishing marks. Soil deposits, root marks. Intact.
H. 8.9"(22.6 cm).
$ 350

 

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