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Image database with photographs of ancient art and antiquities

Our image database provides photographs of ancient art and antiquities for press releases as well as for private use. All artefacts sold in our gallery are documented through professional photographs. The resulting image library contains numerous ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as ancient coins. The time span from Stone Age, over Bronze Age and Classical Antiquity until Late Antiquity is covered.

The photo gallery aims at providing a vast visual archive equipped with filters and search tools. You are most welcome to search the constantly growing number of artefacts in the image library. We are also happy to authorize hyperlinks from your webpage / forum to the objects depicted in our gallery. For this purpose, please send us a short notification prior to placing a hyperlink. For almost every object high definition photographs are available and can be provided e.g. to document your collection or for scientific papers or popular science articles. If you are interested in using pictures for publications, print media or other purposes, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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  1. Gourd shaped bowl of the Chimú culture
    Gourd shaped bowl of the Chimú culture

    Elegant bowl with shiny black surface. Precolumbian pottery of the 10th to 15th century.

  2. Buy a black figure Athenian Lekythos of Haimon painter
    Black figure Athenian Lekythos of Haimon painter

    Chariot with horses and human figures. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

  3. Buy an Etrusco-Corinthian bail amphora from Tarquinia
    Etrusco-Corinthian bail amphora from Tarquinia

    Very well preserved with intense red colors. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

  4. Buy a Commodus Denarius - Roma on shield
    Commodus Denarius - Roma on shield

    Rome mint, 180 - 181 A.D. The reverse shows Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear.

  5. Bowl of the Chancay culture
    Bowl of the Chancay culture

    Flat pottery bowl with abstract painting. The pre-Columbian art of the Chancay seems simple at first, but radiates an elegance that still seems modern today.

  6. Base plate of a Roman mirror
    Base plate of a Roman mirror

    The bronze disc is the base plate of a Roman mirror. A handle and reflective metal coating were once part of the mirror. Typical for upper class Roman households during Imperial times.

  7. Buy Bowl of the Chancay culture
    Bowl of the Chancay culture

    Thin-walled pottery bowl with abstract painting. The pre-Columbian art of the Chancay seems simple at first, but radiates an elegance that still seems modern today.

    Price: on request
  8. Buy Maya pottery bowl
    Maya pottery bowl

    Flat bowl painted with mythical creatures. From the Classic period of the Maya civilization. Stunning object with lively colours.

    Price: on request
  9. Buy a Celtic coin - Iceni tribe
    Celtic coin - Iceni tribe

    East Anglia mint, reported to have been found in Stonea Grange, Cambridgeshire.

  10. Buy an Etruscan Bucchero Kantharos
    Etruscan Bucchero Kantharos

    Very well preserved, worth the exhibition in a museum. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

  11. Buy an Etruscan bronze ladle - ex Sotheby's
    Etruscan bronze ladle - ex Sotheby's

    Very good condition, undamaged, with thick patina. Late Etruscan, 4th - 3rd century BC. From an old English collection.

  12. Buy a Coptic bronze figurine of an angel
    Coptic bronze figurine of an angel

    From the famous Prof. Maurice Bouvier collection, acquired in Egypt between 1929 and 1959.

  13. Buy a large perfectly preserved Magna Graecia Lekythos
    Large perfectly preserved Magna Graecia Lekythos

    Very rare in such condition. From the German generation collection Eichelmann-Hartmann. Prof. Hartmann (1862-1946), the founder of the collection, acquired the lamp during his study travels to Italy.

  14. Buy 8 Reales, also known as cob coin, piece of eight or pirate money
    8 Reales, also known as cob coin, piece of eight or pirate money

    Potosi, Bolivia. Very fine, nice quality and preservation for a cob coin.

  15. Buy a Roman imperial oil lamp with bust
    Roman imperial oil lamp with bust

    From the German generation collection Eichelmann-Hartmann. Prof. Hartmann (1862-1946), the founder of the collection, acquired the lamp during his study travels to Italy.

    Price: on request
  16. Buy a female stone portrait head
    Female stone portrait head

    Hellenistic Greece or Egypt under Roman rule. From the Austrian collection of Prof. Ritschel, carrier of the Large Cross of Honor of the Austrian Republic and many other prizes and honors.

  17. Buy a Greek black glaze pottery mug
    Greek black glaze pottery mug

    4th century BC; Greek colony in Southern Italy. Body in excellent condition, decorated with grooves, glossy metallic black slip.

  18. Buy Persian bowl from Golestan
    Persian bowl from Golestan

    Nicely decorated with plant ornaments in black and turquoise. Made towards the end of the Islamic Golden Age in the Persian province of Golestan.

    Price: on request
  19. Buy a Cypriot black-on-red Lekythos
    Cypriot black-on-red Lekythos

    Very well preserved incl. original painting. From the collection of the German actress Lotti Huber, found during excavations in Cyprus in the 1950s.

  20. Buy a Commodus Denarius - Securitas
    Commodus Denarius - Securitas

    Rome mint, 189 A.D. The reverse shows Securitas, personifying security, holding a globe.

    Price: on request
  21. Buy a red figure apulian lekanis
    Red figure apulian lekanis

    Lekanis without handles and with knobbed lid. Fully preserved, delicate piece of art.

    Price: on request
  22. Buy Moche erotic pottery
    Moche erotic pottery

    Exceptional depiction of figures on a raft having intercourse. From the golden age of the Moche civilization.

  23. Azerbaijan pottery vessel in the shape of a tiger
    Iron Age pottery vessel in the shape of a tiger

    Fantastic animal shaped vessel with the mouth serving as a spout. From Iron Age Azerbaijan. The piece comes with a TL analysis from 1981.

  24. Roman gold ring with eagle
    Roman gold ring with eagle

    The beautiful ring from Roman Imperial times is decorated by a black stone intaglio. The gem shows a standing eagle.

  25. Buy a Marc Antony legionary Denarius - LEG VIIII
    Marc Antony legionary Denarius - LEG VIIII

    On obverse galley with scepter tied with fillet on prow, on reverse aquila between two standards. Rarer than the LEG IX variety

    Price: on request
  26. Roman bronze Amor figurine - ex Bonhams
    Roman bronze Amor figurine - ex Bonhams

    Very well preserved, nice polychrome patina. Mounted on a very nice modern marble base.

    Price: on request
  27. Antoninus Pius Denarius - Modius with corn ears and poppy
    Antoninus Pius Denarius - Modius with corn ears and poppy

    Rome mint, 140 - 143 A.D. Very fine.

    Price: on request
  28. Black-figure Athenian amphora with TL analysis
    Black-figure Athenian amphora with TL analysis

    Showing Athena killing a Giant. Excellent condition, vivid original colors. From an old German collection, acquired in the 1960s.

  29. Four Greek or Scythian arrow heads
    Four Greek or Scythian arrow heads

    Group of four bronze socketed arrowheads with triangular cross-section. Excellent condition, beautiful patina. From an old British collection, acquired before 1980.

    Price: on request
  30. Hellenistic oil lamp from Israel from Adler collection
    Hellenistic oil lamp from Israel from Adler collection

    From the famous Judge Dr. Steve Adler collection. Exported from Israel with IAA permit Nr. 542792.

    Price: on request
  31. Black figure Athenian cup with panthers
    Black figure Athenian cup with panthers

    Very nice decoration with dark red painting. Delicate piece of ancient art from an old German private collection. Acquired 1976- 78 at a London art gallery.

  32. Buy a perfectly preserved Roman beaker found 1907 in Cologne
    Perfectly preserved Roman beaker found 1907 in Cologne

    From the collection of the viniculture historian Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan. Worth the exhibition in a museum.

    Price: on request
  33. Buy a richly decorated Gnathia ware oinochoe from Prof. Fremersdorf collection
    Richly decorated Gnathia ware oinochoe from Prof. Fremersdorf collection

    Extraordinary condition, painting excellently preserved, vivid colors. From the collection of the archeologist Prof. Fremersdorf, director of the Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne between 1923 and 1959.

  34. Buy a scarce Septimius Severus legionary denarius
    Scarce Septimius Severus legionary denarius

    Celebrating the Legio XIII Gemina, on reverse aquila between two standards. Coined 193 AD, Rome mint.

    Price: on request
  35. Buy a Villanova Kyathos
    Villanova Kyathos

    Impasto pottery. Ornate handle in the shape of a stylized slug. Ex South German private collection of an artist and art collector.

    Price: on request
  36. Buy a large polychrome figure of a woman from Canosa
    Large polychrome figure of a woman from Canosa with TL analysis

    Exceptionally well preserved polychrome painting and surface details. An almost identical figurine is on exhibition in the British Museum. From German private collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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