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Greek, Roman & Egyptian Antiquities

Mere reference to the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean conjures a fantastical and often exotic existence, from the opulence of the Egyptian pharaohs to the Imperial portraiture of ancient Rome. Collecting objects and artifacts from these cultures encourages both the preservation of this history and the collector's role in it.

The ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome combined spread across several millennia, from the rise of Egypt's Old Kingdom in the 27th century B.C. to the fall of the Roman Empire in the 4th century A.D. Over these expansive eras, artists and artisans from all three cultures shared in a rich visual artistic tradition, conjuring painted and sculptural forms that oscillated between realistic and abstract figural forms. The Egyptians thrived on a highly stylized treatment of the human body, while the Greeks, and subsequently the Romans, sought an increasingly idealized approach to the figure.

At the same time, these cultures advanced the field of luxury arts. From elegant adornments, such as hammered gold jewels, to elegant cast bronze mirrors and smaller decorative objects, the artists of these ancient Mediterranean cultures thrived on innovation and advancing the modes of artistic representation, some of which we can still find echoed in designs today.

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QUANTITY OF EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QUANTITY OF EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD48010 Bids
5 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
5 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1007 Bids
QUANTITY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QUANTITY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD4607 Bids
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY VESSELS AND URNS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY VESSELS AND URNS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1006 Bids
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD906 Bids
QTY OF EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QTY OF EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD605 Bids
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD905 Bids
A Chalice with a vermeil cuppa, medallions. Neo Roman. (H:18,5 x D:13 cm)
Jun 20, 1:00 PM CEST
A Chalice with a vermeil cuppa, medallions. Neo Roman. (H:18,5 x D:13 cm)
by Flanders Auctions
Est: €300- €500
€3204 Bids
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY PLATES AND VASE
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY PLATES AND VASE
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD504 Bids
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY PLATES AND VASES
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POTTERY PLATES AND VASES
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD504 Bids
QUANTITY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QUANTITY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD403 Bids
Antique Large Light Blue Scarab Egyptian Revival Brooch Pendant hieroglyphics
Jun 24, 9:30 AM EDT
Antique Large Light Blue Scarab Egyptian Revival Brooch Pendant hieroglyphics
by Figlio Designs LLC
Est: $100- $200
$362 Bids
ANCIENT ROMAN MULTICOLOR GLASS BEADED NECKLACE
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
ANCIENT ROMAN MULTICOLOR GLASS BEADED NECKLACE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$502 Bids
Gold Ring w/ Roman Carnelian Intaglio, Maenads & Altar
Jun 27, 8:00 AM MDT
Gold Ring w/ Roman Carnelian Intaglio, Maenads & Altar
by Artemis Gallery
Est: $3,000- $4,500
$1,6002 Bids
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
Jun 23, 10:00 AM AEST
QTY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS
by Yarra Valley Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD302 Bids
Cylinder seal of yellowish stone.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Cylinder seal of yellowish stone.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €600- €750
€6001 Bid
Cuneiform tablet.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Cuneiform tablet.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €1,600- €2,000
€1,6001 Bid
Predynastic eyelet handled pot.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Predynastic eyelet handled pot.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €400- €500
€4001 Bid
Attic white-grounded cylindrical lekythos of the Aischines Painter.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Attic white-grounded cylindrical lekythos of the Aischines Painter.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €600- €750
€6001 Bid
Roman transport amphora for wine type Dressel 2-4.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Roman transport amphora for wine type Dressel 2-4.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €640- €800
€6001 Bid
Relief from cornice made of stucco.
Jul 16, 2:00 PM CEST
Relief from cornice made of stucco.
by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH
Est: €480- €600
€4751 Bid
Winged Victory Sculpture
Jul 16, 9:00 PM EDT
Winged Victory Sculpture
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $450- $550
$3301 Bid
Large group of Neolithics & a Pendant frame NOT included
Jun 23, 1:00 PM CDT
Large group of Neolithics & a Pendant frame NOT included
by Mike Nichols Auctions
Est: $1,000- $20,000
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Greek, Roman & Egyptian Antiquities


Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH

Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH

Apollo Art Auctions

Apollo Art Auctions

Hermann Historica GmbH

Hermann Historica GmbH