FEATURED ITEM: Greek Terracotta Rhyton with Griffin Protome

Greek Terracotta Rhyton with Griffin Protome

Greek Terracotta Rhyton with Griffin Protome

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Reference: SI_GR_1031
Civilization: Hellenistic 500 B.C.E. – 400 B.C.E.
Size: L. 23 cm
Condition: Fine Condition
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Greek Terracotta Rhyton with Griffin Protome

This characterful Greek terracotta Rhyton dates from the Hellenistic period, 500 B.C.E. – 400 B.C.E. The Rhyton’s protome end is molded into the form of what appears to be a smiling Griffin whose head is at an angle that would have been comfortable to hold while in use. It has red painted slip over the terracotta to give it a warmer shade as well as an attractive shine. These type of vessels hail from the ancient Near East where more luxurious examples can be found made from precious metals.

Characteristics of Rhytons / Rhyta

A rhyton (plural rhytons or, following the Greek plural, rhyta) is a roughly conical container from which fluids were intended to be drunk or to be poured in some ceremony such as libation, or merely at table. They are typically formed in the shape of an animal’s head, and were produced over large areas of ancient Eurasia, especially from Persia to the Balkans. Many have an opening at the bottom through which the liquid fell; others did not, and were merely used as drinking cups with the characteristic that they could not usually be set down on a surface without spilling their contents.

The conical rhyton form has been known in the Aegean region since the Bronze Age, or the 2nd millennium B.C.E. However, it was by no means confined to that region. Similar in form to – and perhaps originating from – the drinking horn, it has been widespread over Eurasia since prehistoric times. Rhytons were very common in ancient Persia, where they were called takuk (تکوک). After a Greek victory against Persia, much silver, gold, and other luxuries – including numerous rhytons – were brought to Athens. Persian rhytons were immediately imitated by Greek artists as featured here with this Rhyton.

Origins of Rhyton / Rhyta

The word rhyton is the Greek neuter of rhytos “flowing,” from rhein “to flow,” plural rhyta (Wissowa, 1935, pp. 643-45). The word is often translated as “drinking horn,” primarily because of its appearance, due to its manufacture from the curved horn of a bovid. Early in prehistory the rhyton must have been developed out of such simple drinking horns. Later, the lower part of the horn was changed in form and was elaborated with a protome—the sculptured forepart of an animal.

The materials used for rhyta originally must have been the natural horns of animals such as oxen, cows, and buffalos, as well as possibly goats, ibexes, and others, but such rhyta have not survived archeologically. From the 1st millennium BCE, we find rhyta made of ceramic (Kawami, 1992; Haerinck, 1983). From the time of the Achaemenids, we find pieces in gold and silver, and from the time of Alexander the Great (Pfrommer, 1993; Giumlia-Mair and La Niece, 1998, pp. 139-45) up to the end of the Parthian period, examples in gilded silver.

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FEATURED ITEM: Bronze Imperial Roman Bull Stomping Hoof

Bronze Imperial Roman Bull Stomping Hoof

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Reference: SI_RM_1085
Civilization: Roman, 200 C.E. – 300 C.E.
Size: H. 16 cm
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Bronze Imperial Roman Bull Stomping Hoof

This incredible Bronze Imperial Roman Bull statuette dating from 200 – 300 C.E. is decorated with two stylized markings on its flanks and one large ribbon across its torso. The bull’s powerful stance is accentuated by his head that is turned, as well as his front left leg that is raised in an aggressive stomping motion.  Additional decorations are present on the bull’s head in the form of decorous curls. This Bronze Imperial Roman Bull statuette was part of a composed relief depicting a procession that leads to the sacrifice of the bull which was performed for the welfare of the Roman empire.

For more than 5,000 years, bronze and other copper alloys have been essential materials used to create everything from life-size sculptures to objects of daily life such as weapons, jewelry, tableware, and as featured here: This incredible Bronze Imperial Roman Bull statuette. Similar pieces are found in museums such as the Met Museum in New York City, but few found are as majestic and powerful as this piece.

 

Roman Bull in Cult of Magna Mater (Great Mother of the gods) Cybele

The religious practices of the Roman Empire of the 2nd to 4th centuries C.E. included the taurobolium, in which a bull was sacrificed for the well being of the people and the state. Around the mid-2nd century C.E. the practice became identified with the worship of Magna Mater (i.e. the Great Mother of the gods, Cybele), but was not previously associated only with that cult (cultus).

After 159 CE all private taurobolia inscriptions mention Magna Mater. Public taurobolia enlisting the benevolence of Magna Mater on behalf of the emperor became common in Italy, Gaul, Hispania, and Africa. The last public taurobolium for which there is an inscription was carried out at Mactar in Numidia at the close of the 3rd century C.E. It was performed in honor of the emperors Diocletian and Maximian.

Roman Bull in Eastern Cult of Mithras

Another Roman mystery cult in which a sacrificial bull played a role was that of the 1st-4th century C.E. Mithraic Mysteries. The cult of Mithras was very popular throughout the Roman Empire and was followed especially by soldiers. It was one of several eastern cults that spread rapidly as a result of the Pax Romana (Roman peace) – others included the worship of Jupiter Dolichenus, Manichaeism, and of course Christianity.

Shrouded in secrecy, ancient mystery cults fascinate and capture the imagination. Like all Greco-Roman mysteries, the cult of Mithraic Mysteries was limited to initiates, and there is very little known about the cult’s beliefs or practices. In the so-called “tauroctony” artwork of that cult (cultus) – and which appears in all its temples – the god Mithras is seen to slay a sacrificial bull. The tauroctony should not be confused with a “taurobolium”, which was an actual bull-killing cult act performed by initiates of the Mysteries of Magna Mater, and has nothing to do with the Mithraic Mysteries.

Although there has been a great deal of speculation on the subject, the mystery that the tauroctony scene was intended to represent remains unknown. Like the other ancient “mystery religions” such as the Eleusinian mysteries and the mysteries of Isis, Mithraism maintained strict secrecy about its teachings and practices, revealing them only to initiates. As a result, reconstructing the beliefs of the Mithraic devotees has posed an enormously intriguing challenge to scholarly ingenuity.

Owing to the Mithraic cult’s secrecy, we possess almost no literary evidence about the beliefs of Mithraism. The few texts that do refer to the cult come not from Mithraic devotees themselves, but rather from outsiders such as early Church fathers who mentioned Mithraism in order to attack it, as well as from Platonic philosophers who attempted to find support in Mithraic symbolism for their own philosophical ideas.

However, although our literary sources for Mithraism are extremely sparse, an abundance of material evidence for the cult exists in the many Mithraic temples and artifacts that archaeologists have found scattered throughout the Roman empire – from England in the north and west to Palestine in the south and east. The temples – called mithraea by scholars – were usually built underground in imitation of caves. These subterranean temples were filled with an extremely elaborate iconography:  carved reliefs, statues, and paintings – depicting a variety of enigmatic figures and scenes. This iconography is our primary source of knowledge about Mithraic beliefs, but because we do not have any written accounts of its meaning the ideas that it expresses have proven extraordinarily difficult to decipher.

 

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FEATURED ITEM: Papyrus Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead from Ptolemaic Period

Papyrus Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead from Ptolemaic Period

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Reference: MS_EG_1003
Civilization: Egyptian, Hellenistic Ptolemaic Period (c. 305 – 30 BCE)
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Papyrus Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead from Ptolemaic Period

‘Book of the Dead’ is a modern term for a collection of magical spells that the Egyptians used to help them get into the afterlife.  They imagined the afterlife as a kind of journey you had to make to get to paradise – but it was quite a hazardous journey so you’d need magical help along the way.

Prior to the New Kingdom, The Book of the Dead was only available to the royalty and the elite.

The popularity of the Osiris Myth in the period of the New Kingdom made people believe the spells were indispensible because Osiris featured so prominently in the soul’s judgment in the afterlife. As more and more people desired their own Book of the Dead, scribes obliged them and the book became just another commodity produced for sale.

In the same way that publishers in the present day offer Print on Demand books or self-published works, the scribes offered different “packages” to clients to choose from. They could have as few or as many spells in their books as they could afford. Bunson writes, “The individual could decide the number of chapters to be included, the types of illustrations, and the quality of the papyrus used. The individual was limited only by his or her financial resources” (48).

From the New Kingdom through the Ptolemaic Dynasty (323 – 30 BCE) The Book of the Dead was produced this way. It continued to vary in form and size until c. 650 BCE when it was fixed at 190 uniform spells but, still, people could add or subtract what they wanted to from the text. A Book of the Dead from the Ptolemaic Dynasty which belonged to a woman named Tentruty had the text of The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys attached to it which was never included as part of the Book of the Dead. Other copies of the book continued to be produced with more or less spells depending on what the buyer could afford. The one spell which every copy seems to have had, however, was Spell 125.

Featured here are several papyrus fragments of the Egyptian Book of the Dead from Egypt’s Ptolemaic Era (305 – 30 BCE).  Examining Egyptian art during these 300 years reveals strong continuities in its traditions but also interactions with Greek art, whose forms and styles swept the world with Alexander’s armies. The encounter of the two cultures had many aspects and phases, and is easiest to comprehend by looking first at the new ruling class, its involvements and concerns, and then at religion and the arts in the greater land of Egypt.

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FEATURED ITEM: Egyptian Bas-Relief Pink Limestone Fragment with Two Female Figures

Egyptian Bas-Relief Pink Limestone Fragment with Two Female Figures

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Reference:  SI_EG_1048
Civilization:  Egyptian New Kingdom. Early 18th Dynasty. Reign of Amenhotep I, 1525 B.C.E. – 1504 B.C.E.
Size:  H. 23 cm
Condition:  Excellent condition
Price:  Available upon request
Provenance:  Private French Collection, French Passport # 125189

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Egyptian Bas-Relief Pink Limestone Fragment with Two Female Figures

Carved Limestone Bas-Relief from the Egyptian New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty from the 18th dynasty of the Egyptian New Kingdom, this ancient Egyptian Bas-Relief (Bas Relief) was carved from a pink limestone and depicts two female figures, their left arms raised across their chest holding lotus buds. In their right arms they hold a stylized menat, a ritual object to foster fruitfulness and good health in women. Both wear long close fitting garments.

Inscribed Egyptian Hieroglyphics with Name ‘Nes-Noub’

A beautiful Egyptian hieroglyphics inscription above the figures gives the name ‘Nes-Noub‘ (Noub is also known as Chnoubis among other variants).  The style of the carving allows a fairly precise dating to the reign of Amenhotep I (r. 1514 – 1493 BCE) at the very beginning of the 18th Dynasty. Features such as the well defined nostrils, giving the nose a pinched appearance are typical of this period.

From Time of Pharaoh Amenhotep I (Amenophis I) son of Ahmose I

Amenhotep I, also called Amenophis I, was the son of Ahmose I (r. 1539 – 1514 BCE), the founder of the 18th dynasty (1539–1292 BCE).  Ahmose I completed the expulsion of the Hyksos (i.e. Asiatic rulers of Egypt), invaded Palestine, and re-exerted Egypt’s hegemony over northern Nubia, to the south.  He effectively extended Egypt’s boundaries in Nubia (modern Sudan)

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FEATURED ITEM: Egyptian Book of the Dead for Min-Her-Khetiu

Egyptian Book of the Dead for Min-Her-Khetiu

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This Egyptian Book of the Dead for Min-Her-Khetiu (as of 24 / February / 2017) is still available for sale from http://www.Baidun.com:

Reference: SC_EG_1001
Civilization: 18th Dynasty, c.1400 B.C.E.
Size: H. 14 x L. 33.2 cm and H. 15.5 x L. 88.8 cm
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Egyptian Book of the Dead for Min-Her-Khetiu

‘Book of the Dead’ is a modern term for a collection of magical spells that the Egyptians used to help them get into the afterlife.  They imagined the afterlife as a kind of journey you had to make to get to paradise – but it was quite a hazardous journey so you’d need magical help along the way.

Featured here are two fragments of an Egyptian Book of the Dead written for the Royal sandal-bearer of Isis, Min-Her-Khetiu:

The smaller papyrus sheet includes the painted figures of a woman and the dead man, their hands raised in adoration. Between them a column of hieroglyphs gives the name and title of the owner.  Seven columns of hieroglyphs in the center contain the opening of Chapter 7 headed ‘Chapter of Sailing in the Bark of Ra’.  Above this an accompanying vignette of a shallow boat containing the falcon headed Ra crowned with solar disc and flanked by wedjat eyes to signify health and security.  To the right four columns recounting part of Chapter 149,’The Fourteen Mounds’, the illustration above showing a pottery jar with liquid spilling from it.

The longer sheet carries thirty columns of Chapter 125 ‘The Declaration of Innocence’ with a scene showing standing figures of Anubis with the dead man to the left of a kneeling falcon headed god (Horus though he is labelled Thoth) supervising the weighing of the heart against Maat.  Two seated gods above the scales represent the 42 gods who witness the judgement.  Two of the three columns in the center are from Chapter 81a ‘Spell for becoming a lotus’ and on the right side of the sheet are ten columns from the beginning of Chapter 144 ‘Address to the Keepers of the Underworld’ with the paired figures of the horned guardian and reporter of each gate shown at the foot of the column.

Other fragments from the same scroll can be found in the Cairo Museum and the Papyrus Museum, Syracuse, Italy.

Provenance:

Previously Maurice Nahman, Cairo, acquired 1930s; The Schøyen Collection, Norway.

Exhibited:

Kon-Tiki Museet, Oslo, 2002-3

Published Literature:

Barbara Lüscher, ‘Der Totenbuch- Papyrus des Minherchetiu‘ in Studien zur Altägyptishen Kultur, Band 36, 2006.

Egyptian Book of the Dead for Min-Her-Khetiu

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FEATURED ITEM: Biblical BOOK OF DANIEL Medieval Manuscript Folios

Biblical BOOK OF DANIEL Medieval Manuscript Folios

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BOOK OF DANIEL, from a folio Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

This Book of Daniel Medieval Manuscript (as of 22 / February / 2017) is still available for sale from www.Baidun.com:

Reference: MS_BZ_1013
Civilization: Byzantine, Medieval, ca. 1400 C.E.
Size: H. 32 cm x W. 22.7 cm
Condition: Excellent condition
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The Book of Daniel is one of the most loved and treasured books in the Bible.  Not only is Daniel revered as one of the great ancient Hebrew prophets of old, but the Book of Daniel is seen as the key to deciphering the symbolism of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

Among ancient manuscripts, a manuscript of the Book of Daniel is considered to be a very special and rare treasure.  In this Byzantine manuscript from medieval times, a portion of the Book of Daniel is preserved in ten folios as it was written circa 1400 C.E.

Coming from Italy in the 2nd half of the 14th century CE, this book measures 320 x 227 mm and includes 10 leaves.  Each leaf/page has two columns of 48 lines written in black ink in a round gothic bookhand between four verticals and 49 horizontals ruled in plummet.  There are rubrics of red, letters of running headings and chapter numbers alternately red and blue, initials of red or blue with cusps and flourishing of both colors extending beyond the height of the text to open each chapter.

TWO ILLUMINATED FOLIATE INITIALS and HISTORIATED INITIAL WITH TEXT-HEIGHT ACANTHUS BORDER in pastel colors and burnished gold (tiny area of dampstaining at top of margin of first three folios).

20th-century half pigskin (slightly rubbed at extremities).

These leaves must once have been part of an extremely handsome and elegantly produced folio Bible. The delicate forms of the acanthus sprays, their twisting leaves turning from pale blue to pink and orange and from yellow to orange, point to an origin in Umbria, probably Perugia, around the middle to third quarter of the 14th century CE.

Serious collectors and connoisseurs of old bibles, old manuscripts, and specifically old bible manuscripts will certainly appreciate the value of medieval illuminated manuscripts such as this one of the Book of Daniel.  A rare manuscript treasure such as this one makes an outstanding addition to any fine book collection.

PROVENANCE:

The Reverend Anson Phelps Stokes (1874-1958): bookplate inside front cover. The noted clergyman in New York and New England, who also directed the philanthropy of his family’s foundation, had this manuscript as no 5 in the listing of his books, De Ricci and Wilson, Census, II, p.2276, where its acquisition from Goodspeed in 1935 and the presence of the Book of Job from the same manuscript, then in the Goodhart collection, New York were also noted. The manuscript passed from his son, the Reverend Anson Phelps Stokes II (1905-1986), Bishop of Massachusetts 1956-70, to the Episcopal Theological School, which in 1974 became part of the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass.

CONTENT:

Book of Daniel ff.1v-10v, preceded by the incomplete prologue to Daniel (Stegmüller 494) and followed by the prologues to Hosea (Stegmüller 500 and 507).

 

BOOK OF DANIEL, from a folio Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

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