THE EROTIC COLLECTION

ANCIENT GREEK

    The Greek culture is one of the oldest civilizations known to man, with recorded history reaching back over 2200 years B.C. The pieces in our Ancient Greek collection are from the Hellenistic period, which lasted from the time of Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) until the beginning of the Christian Era. This was the era of Plato and Aristotle, of great literary and philosophical pursuits.
  A Greek Terracotta Eroticon
Hellenistic Period, Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
Depicting a seated youth wearing a chitoniskos and a mantle, his right arm bent holding his elongated phallus, his testicles pronounced below, his left arm cradling a jar, the open end held to the tip of his phallus, his head tilted down to focus on his project. 3 3/8 inches (8.6 cm) high
Provenance:
Christie's, Park Avenue, NY
The Haddad Collection, London
Galerie Nefer, Zurich
A Greek pottery Skyphos
Hellenistic Period, Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
Depicting an embracing couple, the woman on the bottom, her legs spread apart and held up in the air, her arms around the back of her lover, his legs extended horizontally, his arms around her back, their faces nose-to-nose. 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) long
Provenance:
Christie's, Park Avenue, NY
The Haddad Collection, London
George Zachos

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