IBEX NECKLACE

IBEX NECKLACE

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Achaemenid, Persian, Late 6th-5th century BC
Gold with stone inlays
Height (of ibex) 1.2 inches (3 cm)
Height (total) 5.4 inches (13.7 cm)

Provenance: Joseph Brummer Collection, New York; Guennol Collection, New York.

Published: A. U. Pope, Masterpieces of Persian Art, [New York: 1945] p. 46, pl. 30C; P. Amandry, “Orfèverie achéménid,” Antike Kunst, I, 1, [1958] p. 13; W.E. Caldwell and M. F. Gyles, The Ancient World, 3rd edition [New York: 1966] p. 168; Ida Ely Rubin (editor), The Guennol Collection – Volume 1 [Metropolitan Museum, New York: 1975] pp. 89-92.

Exhibition History: Iranian Institute, New York, Persian Art, April–May, 1940, p. 319, case 31, no. H; Cleveland Museum of Art, “Exhibition of Gold”, October 1947 – January 1948; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, “Ancient Art in American Private Collections”, December 1954 – February 1955, no. 119; “The Guennol Collection,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6 1969 – January 4 1970;
Brooklyn Museum from 1948 until its sale to The Merrin Gallery, Inc.

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MOSAN RELIQUARY TRIPTYCH

MOSAN RELIQUARY TRIPTYCH

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Romanesque, Belgian, possibly from Stavelot, Liège
ca. 1160 AD
Wood, gilt copper and champlevé enamel with a small wooden relic and twine behind glass
Height: 10.6 inches (26.8 cm)
Width (opened): 11.5 inches (29.2cm)
Provenance: Archbishop of Liège; the dukes of Arenberg, Brussels and Schloss Nordkirchen; the Guennol Collection.

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LION-HEAD AQUAMANILE

LION-HEAD AQUAMANILE

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Romanesque, German, Northern Saxony, ca. 1200 AD
Bronze and champlevé enamel with traces of gold
Height: 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm)
Width: 6 inches (15.2cm)
Provenance: Ex collection Edson Bradley, Washington, D.C. and Rhode Island; the Guennol Collection, New York

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KANTHAROS

KANTHAROS

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Greek, 1st century BC
Silver
Height: 5-1/8 inches (13 cm)
Width: 7 inches (18 cm)
Provenance: European art market, 1990s

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HEAD OF A MAIDEN (DEMETER OR KORE/PERSEPHONE)

HEAD OF A MAIDEN (DEMETER OR KORE/PERSEPHONE)

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Etruscan, ca. 4th century BC
Terracotta
Height: 8-1/4 inches (21 cm)
Provenance: Private collection, Nicolas Koutoulakis – 1950s-1960s – thence by descent; Merrin Gallery, 1997; Private collection, Westchester, New York
Restoration: None

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BUST OF SERAPIS

BUST OF SERAPIS

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Roman, ca. 2nd century AD
Alabaster
Height: 8-1/2 inches (21.6 cm)
Provenance: Ex collection Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Smith
Literature: Anonymous Sale, Sotheby’s, London, 14 February 1955, lot 84;
Collect – Kunst & Antiek Journal, March 2014, Cover (caption: page 7)
Restoration: One bang, one beard curlicue, tip of nose

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CORINTHIAN HOPLITE HELMET

CORINTHIAN HOPLITE HELMET

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Greek, ca. 500 BC
Bronze
Height: 12-1/4 inches (31.2 cm)
Provenance: Private Boston collection, 1960s; Private New York collection
Exhibited: Basel, Switzerland: Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; The Merrin Gallery, New York, “Bronze,” starting date: 18 October 1990.

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PLATE DECORATED WITH FLORAL MOTIFS

PLATE DECORATED WITH FLORAL MOTIFS

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Roman, Republican Period, ca. 1st century BC
Diameter: 5-1/8 inches (13 cm)
Provenance: Private German collection
Sold at public auction Gorny, Munich, 2001, lot # 3056
French cultural certificate issued 6/6/2008

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SMITING WARRIOR

SMITING WARRIOR

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Greek, Geometric Period, 8th-7th century BC
Bronze
Height: 5-1/16 inches (12.9 cm)
Provenance: Phillips collection, 1970s;
New York art market

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PORTRAIT HEAD OF CARACALLA

PORTRAIT HEAD OF CARACALLA

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Roman, Tunisia, early 3rd century AD
Marble
Height: 13-1/2 inches (34.5cm)
Provenance: Ex Mellerio, early 20th century (acquired in Carthage from the “Pères Blancs”, the monks from the local monastery where it was found); JL Chalmin, 2001
Restoration: None

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EQUESTRIAN AND HORSES

EQUESTRIAN AND HORSES

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Greek, Archaic Period, Late 6th century BC
Bronze
Height: 4-1/4 inches (10.4 cm)
Width: 4-3/16 inches (12.2 cm)
Provenance: New York art market; Ex private collection, New York, 1986

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LYSIPPAN HEAD OF A YOUNG SELEUCID PRINCE

LYSIPPAN HEAD OF A YOUNG SELEUCID PRINCE

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Greek (Hellenistic) c. 3rd–2nd century BC
Material: Marble
Height: 6.6 inches (16.7 cm)
Restoration: None
Provenance: French private collection, acquired early 1980’s from Galerie de Serres, Paris, France
Private collection, early 1980s, from Galerie de Serres, Paris, France.
Public auction on 26 May 2011, Pierre Bergé Associés, Paris, lot 337A.
French cultural certificate #129535, 11/07/2011.

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MALE MASK

MALE MASK

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Mexico, Central Highlands, Tlatilco, 1200-900 BC
Terracotta with red cinnabar
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, 1968; Private New York collection

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MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

MODELED HEAD OF A DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Chiapas, possibly Palenque or Tortuguero
Maya, 400-650 AD
Lime stucco with polychrome over stone
Height: 6-1/8 inches (15.6 cm)
Width: 6-1/4 inches (16 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968; Perry Lewis, 1970’s; Lucille and Martin Kantor, 1984

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JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

JAINA FIGURE OF A SEATED DIGNITARY

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Mexico, Maya, 600-900 AD
Terracotta, traces of polychrome
Height: 6-5/8 inches (16.83 cm)
Width: 3-1/4 inches (8.25 cm)
Provenance: Ex Kahlua collection; Ex Stendahl collection; Ex Private Collection, California

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MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

MOSAIC HEAD PENDANT

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Maya, ca. 8th century AD
Jadeite, spondylus shell, mother-of-pearl, obsidian, wood, unidentified resinous material, & red pigment
Height: 4-3/8 inches (11 cm)
Provenance: Guennol Collection

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LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

LIDDED EFFIGY VESSEL

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Maya, Early Classic, 300-600 AD
BlackWare (terracotta)
Height: 7-1/8 inches (18 cm)
Width: 6-3/4 inches (17 cm)
Provenance: Edward H. Merrin, 1968
Ex Private New York Collection
Restoration: Recomposed from fragments; minor restoration

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