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Auctioneer ArtemisGallery LIVE 7208907700
Auction Date Oct 27 Auction
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Louisville, CO
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Lot: 1 - Ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Spear Point

Egypt, late Pre-Dynastic, ca. 4000 to 3100 BCE. A clearly knapped lithic spear point, done in a smooth beige stone with an almost milky surface. Made to be lashed to a longer stick, possibly used for fishing on the Nile. Comes with custom stand.

Lot: 2 - Rare Egyptian Steatite Quadruple Scarab

Egypt, New Kingdom, ca. 1150 to 1070 BCE. An extremely rare scarab in traditional beetle form, positioned side-by-side four across, made of glazed steatite. Underside inscribed with repeating "enra" inscription, a symbol that seems to have possessed

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Bronze Standing Mummiform Osiris

Egypt, Late Dynasty, 26th to 30th Dynasty, ca. 664 to 343 BCE. A finely cast solid bronze standing mummiform Osiris - god of the afterlife as well as deity of transition, regeneration, and resurrection - wearing the double matt ostrich feather crown

Lot: 4 - Greek Bronze Aryballos

Greece, ca. 600 BCE. A small cast bronze aryballos, a vessel with a small, round/ovoid body and a narrow neck terminating in a flared, very narrow spout. This example has a handle with slight decoration on it, and incised rings around the rim. This

Lot: 5 - Greek Attic Pottery White-Ground Lekythos

Greece, Athens (Attic), ca. 6th century BCE. This is a slender cylindrical veseel with a pronounced, flat foot, a thin neck rising to a flared, flat rim, a small strap handle, and a tapered body decorated with palmettes. Lekythos vases were among the

Lot: 6 - Rare Greek Boeotian Pottery Kylix

Greece, Tanagra, Boeotia, ca. 4th century BCE. A gorgeous kylix (drinking cup) with finely shaped squared-off handles, a wide, evenly sloping bowl, and a delicate round foot joined to the body by a narrow leg. The interior has a simple ringed

Lot: 7 - Intact Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Transport

Greece, Hellenistic Period, late 3rd to mid-2nd century BCE. This is a large, buff terracotta transport amphora. It has an ovoid body ending in a tip with a flat foot; twin long handles rise from the shoulder to the spout. Lacking its cork and pitch

Lot: 8 - Beautiful Hellenistic Greek Pottery Head of

Greece, Hellenistic, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. A miniature terracotta head depicting a goddess, possibly Aphrodite, the goddess of romantic love, with her head tipped ever so slightly to the left, her visage presenting veristic facial features,

Lot: 9 - European Hallstatt Bronze Spectacle Fibula

Southern Europe, Hallstatt culture, ca. 7th century BCE. This is a beautiful, intact example of one of my favorite artifacts -- the spectacle, or double spiral, fibula (brooch). It is created from a single thin strap of bronze twisted around itself.

Lot: 10 - Roman Cast Bronze Statuette - Proud Eagle

Roman Empire, 1st to 2nd century CE. A stunning cast figurine of a standing eagle with raised head and meticulous feather detailing to the head, chest and wings. In ancient Rome the eagle had a powerful military association and would oftentimes

Lot: 11 - Roman Redware Deep Bowl

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century BCE. A redware bowl with a pronounced, slightly flared foot and a deep body with concave sides and a slightly flared rim. This is an example of simple Samian Ware (sometimes known as terra sigillata) or

Lot: 12 - Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figural Buckle

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A bronze figural buckle in the form of a bull's head, with fine details giving the appearance of fur around the forehead and small ears sticking out from beside the short horns. The bull's head sits

Lot: 13 - Ancient Roman Bronze Figural Boar Protome

Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Perhaps a key handle, a finely cast bronze protome depicting a wild boar, its visage painstakingly delineated with heavy lidded open eyes, perky ears, its snout detailed with pointy tusks, a round disk with nostrils,

Lot: 14 - Ancient Roman Bronze Winged Figure

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A small cast bronze statuette of a winged male figure, possibly Cupid. The figure has male genitalia and stands in a striding position with wings erect behind his back; he also has flowing hair. The

Lot: 15 - Fine Roman Bronze Bust Applique - Silenus

Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A superb bronze cast bust of Silenus, the god of wine-making and yes drunkenness, as well as faithful companion and teacher to the wine god Dionysus, depicted with a wreath of ivy and berries adorning his head, a

Lot: 16 - Finely-Carved Roman Marble Torso Frieze

Rome, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A finely carved, ancient marble torso clad in a voluminous garment which drapes around the neck and cascades down the body. The figure's right arm extends outward, perhaps indicating some action or combat, or that

Lot: 17 - Lot of 3 Roman Pottery Oil Lamps

Roman, Imperial Period. A trio of nice pottery oil lamps: Fish Discus is early-mid 1st century CE. This one has a circular body with concave discus set from the shoulder by a groove and with a fish design in relief on the discus. The nozzle is

Lot: 18 - Lovely Roman Silvered Bronze Horse Fibula

Rome, Imperial Period, 1st to 4th century CE. A pretty cast bronze silvered fibula in the form of a horse, shown in profile in a lively running pose, wearing a saddle. The horse was hugely important in Roman life, both for hunting, racing, and

Lot: 19 - Roman Blue-Green Glass Pinched Vessel

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. What a beautiful marvel of Euclidean or shall I say Vitruvian geometry, given that this is a Roman piece! A free-blown blue-green glass vessel with areas of translucency as well as areas of rainbow

Lot: 20 - Roman Bronze Lamp Lid in Eagle Form

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A cast bronze eagle, a lid for an oil lamp, with the ring for hinging it to the lamp present and intact. This is an impressive, well-done cast, with beautiful fine details for the feathers and wings

Lot: 21 - Roman Glass Vessel - Ribbed Body

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A stunning and petite mold-blown glass vessel of unusual yellow hues and brilliant areas of rainbow iridescence, with a dimpled base, no broken pontil which suggests it was mold blown, a beautifully ribbed,

Lot: 22 - Roman Pottery Oil Lamp - Leda & the Swan

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. This is a redware pottery oil lamp, mold-made, with a stamped design. A short handled and small spouted example, with a low-relief depiction of Leda and the Swan on the discus and a clear planta pedis

Lot: 23 - Lot of 2 Roman Sea-Salvaged Terracotta Plates

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A pair of red tableware plates salvaged from a Roman shipwreck. These are simple plates, made for the average Roman citizen, probably in a Roman colony like Gaul, and would have been exported across

Lot: 24 - Near East Bronze Adze w/ Gorgeous Patina

Ancient Near East, ca. 1700 BCE. This is a round-socketed cast bronze adze blade, nominally a wood working tool, but probably made also to be used as a sign of wealth and prestige and a burial good. The patina on this piece is gorgeous, a deep blue

Lot: 25 - Rare / Early Near-Eastern Gypsum Head of Deity

Ancient Near East, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. This is a haunting face carved in soft white gypsum, with a delicate nose and mouth that appear secondary to the large, haunting eyes and their prominent brow line. These eyes would have been filled in with

Lot: 26 - Hittite Bronze Spearhead with "Duckbill" Shape

Hittite Empire, modern-day Turkey, ca. 1600 to 1200 BCE. An elegant weapon, a cast bronze spearhead of very flat form, with the "duckbill" design more commonly known from axe heads - the two ovoid openings in the center. A thin, curved tang emerges

Lot: 27 - Rare Double Ibex Luristan Bronze Whetstone Finial

Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. A cast bronze whetstone finial handle depicting a leaping ibex with a baby ibex perched upon her back, the body forming a cylindrical socket. Both ibexes (ibices) have elaborately modeled curved

Lot: 28 - Trio of Ancient Near East Figural Bronze Forms

Near East, Iran, Amlash/Marlik, ca. 1200 to 1000 BCE. An endearing trio of solid bronze miniature oxen/bovine statuettes cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, all presenting abstract bodies and upon close examination surprisingly expressive

Lot: 29 - Very Fine Luristan Bronze Dagger

Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1000 BCE. One of the finest examples we have seen, a well-formed cast bronze dagger with a long, raised ridge and handle with large, angled pommel. It may once have had leather wrapping around the handle. This is

Lot: 30 - Beautiful Crescent-Shaped Luristan Bronze Sword

Luristan, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a cast bronze sword with a flared, crescent-shaped hilt and a long, thin blade with pronounced ridge. At one time it would have had a handle made of wood, stone, or bone. Luristan, in modern-day northwestern

Lot: 31 - Large Luristan Bronze Socketed Spearhead

Luristan, modern-day Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a large, heavy, lost-wax cast socketed spear head with a beautiful deep blue tinge to its patina that is indicative of a high tin percentage in its alloy (which strengthens the blade). Ancient

Lot: 32 - Luristan Bronze Spear Butt

Near East, Luristan, modern-day Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a large, heavy, lost-wax cast bronze spear butt with a spiraling design around the handle and a tapered, pointed end at the bottom of a rectangular design. Ancient Luristan was a

Lot: 33 - Luristan Bronze Tanged Sword, ex-Piscopo

Luristan, modern-day Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a lost-wax cast bronze sword blade with a thin tang. Ancient Luristan was a series of parallel fertile valleys in northwestern Iran in the Zagros Mountains. The level of technical skill

Lot: 34 - Luristan Marlik-Style Bronze Spearhead -Beautiful

Luristan, modern day northern Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a large, well-formed, cast bronze spearhead with a pronounced rib extending to a thick tang that flares slightly for hafting. The style of the spearhead is that of Marlik, a major

Lot: 35 - Marlik Redware Pitcher - Animal Form Spout &

Near East, Iran, Marlik, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. A lovely burnished orange terracotta pitcher boasting a long, graceful spout of an abstract avian form and a loop handle decorated with a mythological animal with applied bulging eyes and a pointy snout

Lot: 36 - Inscribed Byzantine Holy Hand Pottery Grenade

Byzantine Empire, ca. 8th century CE. This is a round pottery ball with a very narrow spout and an unfortunately unreadable inscription around its shoulder. It was made to be filled with Greek fire, the infamous flammable liquid concoction invented

Lot: 37 - Bactrian Bronze Axe

Bactria-Margiana, modern day central Asia, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. This is a bronze axe head with a characteristic curving shape and narrow socket. The blade end is squared off. As ever, central Asia was a crossroads during this time period;

Lot: 38 - Western Asia Bronze Axe

Western Asia, Bronze Age, ca. 1000 BCE. A beautiful geometric example of a bronze axe, with a long, narrow blade, and a gorgeously-shaped ovoid socket ending in a small, round butt. A definite contender in the category of weapons as art, this piece

Lot: 39 - Russia (Perm) Chalcedony Scabbard Slide -- Rare!

Russia, Perm area (west central Russia), ca. 3rd to 5th century CE. This is a very interesting, quite rare stone object from an under-studied area! Most scabbard slides that are known to archaeologists come from China, but there are a few examples

Lot: 40 - 19th C. Indian Bone / Gilded Iron Prestige Ankus

India, 19th century CE. An "ankus", or "ankusha", also known as a bullhook or elephant goad, modeled from a tool used for the handling and training of elephants, but here a ceremonial prestige item. An iron blade with intricate gold-painted designs

Lot: 41 - Rare 20th C. Tibetan Gilded / Lacquered Kapala

Central Asia, Tibet, early 20th century CE. A red-lacquered and gilded skull cap or skull cup, known as a kapala, and used as a ritual bowl in Hindu Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. The bowl is made to hold offerings, often to wrathful deities, made from

Lot: 42 - Pair of Fine Thai Neolithic Stone Adzes

Thailand, late Neolithic period, Ban Kao culture, ca. 2000 BCE to late 1st millennium BCE. A pair of smoothed greenstones with small areas of creamy inclusion formed into ritual adzes made for burial. Ban Kao is a mound in southeast Thailand that has

Lot: 43 - Chinese Long Iron Sword (Jian) with Bronze Guard

China, Qin Dynasty, ca. 220 to 206 BCE. This is a beautiful example of a long, thin sword, known as a jian, with an iron blade and tang and a sloping, trapezoidal guard. The original shape of the sword is evident, with a low spine evident along most

Lot: 44 - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Dagger

China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A large, heavy, cast bronze dagger or large spear point with a raised, rounded ridge. By the time of the Han Dynasty, weaponry used in battle was made of iron or steel; bronze daggers were made specifically

Lot: 45 - Chinese Han Dynasty Stone Scabbard Slide, Hydra

China, probably Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. This is a carved stone scabbard slide in the hydra style. The hydra style (also known as the hydra class) is a relief carving of a sinuous animal with the body in a curved form and incised or

Lot: 46 - Chinese Han / Jin Quilin Pottery Mythical Creature

Far East, China, Late Han/Jin Dynasty, ca. 100 to 420 CE. A powerful hybrid mythical chimera creature with a large pig-like head, flared nostrils, round ears, full pouty and strangely almost human lips, and expressive eyes, a canine body, legs, and

Lot: 47 - Important 4th C. Indian Marble Statue of Vishnu

India/Pakistan/Afghanistan, Hindu Shahi (Shahiya) Dynasties, ca. 4th to 7th century CE. Incredible sculpture in cream/off-white colored marble depicting Vishnu standing with legs slightly apart, nude from the waist up, holding a chakra in one hand,

Lot: 48 - Two Sui Dynasty Straw Glazed Ladies

China, Sui Dynasty, ca. 581 to 618 CE. This charming pair of court ladies known as Ladies of Fashion is mostly straw glazed with areas left unglazed where original polychrome was applied. The white slip remains and some very slight trace of color.

Lot: 49 - 19th C Chinese Embroidered Wedding Blanket,

Far East, South China, Yao / Mien, ca. 1900 CE. A fine and rare heirloom wedding blanket of an intricate embroidered geometric design from the Yao, sometimes referred to as the Mien, culture. The textile is made from three panels of hand spun and

Lot: 50 - Wonderful Khmer Bronze Palanquin Hook Fitting

Cambodia, Khmer Empire (Angkor culture), ca. 12th to 13th century CE. This is a bronze palanquin hook with a lotus-style design, a cast fitting with a curved handle. Hooks like these were used to hold ropes whilst riding elephants. See a similar

Lot: 51 - 18th C. Burmese Bronze Group - Buddha, Attendants,

Southeast Asia, Burma, Ava Period, ca. 18th to 19th centuries CE. This is an intriguing and quite unique cast bronze piece, an object that may have been a finial, placed atop or part of something made of a perishable material like wood. The symbolism

Lot: 52 - 18th C. Burmese Ava Gilded Bronze Buddha / Shrine

Southeast Asia, Burma, Ava Period, ca. 18th to 19th centuries CE. This is a gilded bronze statue of a Buddha figure seated before an altar; it appears to have been made as a component of something else, like a finial atop a wooden staff or some other

Lot: 53 - 17th C. Burmese Gilded Bronze Buddha Devotees (5)

Southeast Asia, Burma (modern day Myanmar), Ava Period, ca. 17th century CE. A wonderful ensemble of gilded bronze cast miniature votives depicting kneeling devotees, the three central figures (possibly Bodhisattva figures with the flame of Nirvana

Lot: 54 - Japanese Meiji Period Boxwood Netsuke - Frog

Japan, Meiji Period, 1868 to 1912 CE. This is a beautiful dark boxwood netsuke with heavily detailed, realistic carving on all sides showing a frog on a lilypad with a curious carving on the bottom of the lilypad that may be a mushroom but whose true

Lot: 55 - Japanese Edo / Meiji Wood Netsuke - Monkey Riding

Far East, Japan, Edo to Meiji periods, ca. 1700 to late 19th century CE. A charming, small boxwood item - a monkey seated atop a lion-like creature (possibly one of the many mythological chimaeras in the Japanese pantheon), with a

Lot: 58 - Fine Japanese Edo Bronze Menuki Sword Adornments

East Asia, Japan, Edo Period, ca. 1603 to 1868 CE. A pair of finely cast bronze Menuki sword adornments in the form of writhing dragons with remarkable detail. Menuki are usually found under the handle wrap on katana and wakizashi. They not only

Lot: 59 - Large Black Megolodon Tooth

Ancient seas, found on the coast of South Carolina, USA, formed ca. 2 million years ago. A large megalodon tooth, unpolished, and very dark in color. Megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon, literally "big tooth"), thought to have become extinct 1.6 million

Lot: 60 - Two Gorgeous Polished Megalodon Teeth

Ancient seas, found near South Carolina, ca. 2 million years ago. A pair of megalodon teeth, both black in their thickest parts but with grey-brown on the edges of the larger, and a deeper brown on the edges of the smaller. The large one has

Lot: 61 - Delightful Valdivian Stone Jaguar Mortar

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Valdivia / Machalilla culture, ca. 1500 - 300 BCE. Anthropomorphic vessel from light greenish stone with white occlusions, cut and polished. The strongly abstracted figure of a jaguar is depicted with square body,

Lot: 62 - Early Tlatilco Pottery Pretty Lady

Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco, ca 800 to 500 BCE. A finely modeled 'pretty lady' in solid terracotta, with a characteristically oversized head, an elaborate multi-lobed coiffure comprised of applied and incised details,

Lot: 63 - Olmec / Tlatilco Pottery Seated Female

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Tlatilco or Olmec, ca. 600 BCE. This is a small seated female figure, with large thighs and an oversized, ovoid head. The Olmec and Tlatilco are often considered the ancestors of much Mesoamerican art and this figure is an

Lot: 64 - Chavin Redware Stirrup Vessel with Twin Snakes

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chavin, ca. 900 to 200 BCE. A redware stirrup spouted vessel adorned with a polished, raised design depicting twin serpents in profile (one on each face of the vessel) with gnashing teeth, spikes extending from their heads, and a

Lot: 65 - Lot of Three Mezcala Guerrero Stone Pieces

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. Set of three interesting and authentic Guerrero Mezcala stone items. First, gray stone axe god with string cut features, head slightly sloping from old loss. Next, huge greenstone bead

Lot: 66 - Mezcala Guerrero Brown Stone Head

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. A striking Mezcala head with a dramatically pointed chin, carved from a gorgeous brownstone of an earthy, reddish sienna hue mottled with tan intrusions all over the surface, and finely

Lot: 67 - Huge Mezcala Guerrero Greenstone Figure

Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, Mezcala style, ca. 300 BCE. This is a greenstone body carved from a ritual hand axe. Half of the body is a head; the rest is a barely-rendered body. Mezcala sculpture makes us think about the individual elements of

Lot: 68 - Rare Monte Alban Crema Paste Bottle - Seated Lord

Pre-Columbian, Oaxaca, Mexico, Zapotec culture, Monte Alban, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. This is an example of one of the famous forms of Monte Alban pottery, made from crema paste ceramics. These elaborately decorated items were produced as prestige

Lot: 69 - Adorable Nayarit Pottery Seated Mother & Child

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A seated pottery figure of a mother with a tiny child on her lap. Original cream and black pigment remain on the figure. The mother wears a nose ring, earrings, armbands, and a skirt, as

Lot: 70 - Colima Stone Mace Head - Double Frogs

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A beautifully-shaped stone mace head made of a grey-green stone, smoothed with sandstone, depicting twin frog heads in a Janus-figure position. These heads are suggested through simple

Lot: 71 - Jalisco San Juanito Pottery Seated Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, San Juanito, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. A skillfully modeled bichrome pottery seated, perhaps hunchback figure posed with his left arm under his chin and left hand placed upon the wrist of his right hand which rests

Lot: 72 - Nayarit Chinesco Pottery Seated Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hollow redware earthenware figure depicting a seated female figure, dubbed 'Chinesco' by early collectors for its Asian facial features. A nice example with a characteristically oversized

Lot: 73 - Nayarit Pottery Standing Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. This is a well-shaped hollow pottery figure of a female that stands in a very stable manner on its own. Her arms are held out to the side and she stands with her legs planted firmly out. She

Lot: 74 - Near-Choice Colima Standing Gingerbread Warrior

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A flat pottery human figure, sometimes known as a "gingerbread flat" or "gingerbread warrior", with stippled shoulders and black and incised lines painted across the body that may represent

Lot: 75 - Pair Nayarit Polychrome Pottery Standing Figures

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A pair of standing flat figures, both wearing striped shirts, one wearing a skirt with red and black stripes. Both stand with hands at their hips and legs slightly apart; they also have

Lot: 76 - Tall Jalisco Pottery Standing Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. This is a large, heavy, hollow pottery figure of a standing woman with sturdy feet and legs. Her arms are out, palms up; her face is relatively large to her body size, with a heavy jaw and

Lot: 77 - Large Mayan Uniface Chert Dagger

Pre-Columbian, Belize, ca. 0 to 500 CE. Very fine chert uniface dagger of a type almost always found in riverbeds in Belize. Wonderful mottled gray and tan stone knapped on one side with large central ridge, the other side flat. Size: 9.125" L

Lot: 78 - Large/Fine Veracruz Sonriente Head

Pre-Columbian, Vera Cruz, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. This is a very nice example of a hollow pottery "Sonriente" head from the Veracruz region of Gulf Coast Mexico. Sonrientes, or "smiling faces", are the most famous pottery from this period in Veracruz

Lot: 79 - Two Lovely Ecuadorian Pottery Birds - 1 Whistle

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, probably Bahia peoples, ca. 300 to 500 CE. A pair of small pottery birds, the smaller of which is a functional whistle. The smaller actually has two birds - one small one perched atop the back of the other. The larger has a

Lot: 80 - Handsome Veracruz Pottery Standing Warrior

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. A handmade pottery flat standing warrior figure - or possibly a ball player wearing a yoke - with outraised arms and spread legs. The figure might be a woman - it is unclear. He or she wears a

Lot: 81 - Jama Coaque Pottery Standing Female

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Jama Coaque (Jamacoaque) culture, ca. 500 CE. This is an expressive example of an important woman, with fine details on hands and feet. She wears a headdress with long lappets and extensive jewelry: many strands of necklaces,

Lot: 82 - Quimbaya Pottery Seated Figure w/ Gold Nose Ring

Pre-Columbian, Quimbaya culture, Colombia, ca. 4th to 7th century CE. This is a charming flat pottery figure with tubular arms and legs. He is seated with one arm raised and one to his knee, with obvious genitalia and finely rendered feet and toes.

Lot: 83 - Veracruz Pottery Head Depicting the Old God

Pre-Columbian, gulf coast of Veracruz, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. A fascinating pottery head, mold-made, with applied details, depicting the Old God, Huehueteotl. The face is grotesque and frightening, and the figure wears a headdress made from an

Lot: 85 - Tairona 22K+ Gold Pendant / Rock Crystal Necklace

Pre-Columbian, Colombia or Venezuela, Tairona culture, ca. 900 to 1200 CE. Wonderful long necklace comprised of 73 rock crystal beads in varying lengths, all bi-conically drilled and a hollow gold figural pendant. The gold figure holds a staff in

Lot: 86 - Pair of Fine Pre-Columbian Wooden Loom Sticks

North Coast, Peru, Chimu or Chancay, ca. 900 to 1300 CE. Two finely carved hardwood loom sticks. The taller presents a finial in the form of a visage with a somber expression (note the downturned mouth), large ear ornaments, a domed headdress adorned

Lot: 87 - Chancay Pottery Standing China Female

Pre-Columbian, Chancay culture, Peru, ca. 1200 to 1450 CE. This is a very large, hollow made pottery figure in the classic Chancay style, showing a standing woman with wide eyes, small nose and mouth, and facial decorations that are representative of

Lot: 88 - Chancay Pottery Whistling Stirrup Jar,

Pre-Columbian, central coast of Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. This is a double-bodied whistle vessel with pedestal feet, circular bodies, wide strap handle, tall tapering spout, one side surmounted by a stylized avian figure with

Lot: 89 - Aztec Stone Sculpture - Earth Goddess Coatlicue

Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Aztec, ca. 1300 to 1500 CE. A dramatic sculptural depiction of Coatlicue, the Aztec mother earth goddess who gave birth to Huitzilopochtli (whose alter identity was the sun), Coyolxauhqui (whose alter identity was the

Lot: 90 - Anasazi Mogollon Black-on-White Geometric Olla

Southwestern US, Mogollon, 1100 to 1250 CE. This is a very large black-on-white Kiva jar. Kiva jars differ from seed jars by having drilled holes around the rim, usually four to tie a lid onto. Seed jars do not have these holes present. The exterior

Lot: 91 - 20th C. Painted Wood Crucifix w/ Cristo

New Mexico, ca. mid 20th century CE, but wooden cross and base earlier. Wooden base with cross assembled with only pegs and dowels covered with green pigment to which Christ has been attached. Christ is done in painted plaster over wood with glass

Lot: 92 - Brilliant 19th C. Bolivian Aymara Textile Panel

Bolivia, Southern Altiplano, Aymara People, 19th century. One of the finer Aymara textiles we have handled in many years! Finely woven camelid wool with large central brown panel with rare blue borders and red, green, gold, silver and tan threads

Lot: 93 - 19th C. Portuguese Carved / Painted Wood Crucifix

Portugal, ca. 19th century CE. A large, antique carved wooden crucifix with a dramatic depiction of Jesus upon the cross that is inscribed with the initials "JNRJ" (the Latin acronym for Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum) painted in black on white at the

Lot: 94 - Stunning Spanish Colonial Silver Crown of Thorns

Latin America, Bolivia, ca. early 20th century CE. Gorgeous and quite poignant! Solid sterling silver crown of thorns in a style that have adorned the heads of Cristo figures since the 16th century in South America and reminds us of the cross of

Lot: 95 - Rare 20th C. Peruvian Silver Mask - Macabre

South America, Peru, ca. early 20th century CE. A very rare and skillfully executed silver mask depicting an expressive visage of a skeletal or ghoulish figure with its wide, open eyes, flaring openwork nostrils, eye slits for the wearer beneath

Lot: 96 - Fine Spanish Colonial Silver Crown, ex-Historia

Latin America, Bolivia, ca. 20th century CE. Stunning sterling silver crown of the Spanish Colonial type that adorns the heads of Santos and Cristo figures since the 16th century in South America. Crafted by world-famous Bolivian silversmith, I.

Lot: 97 - Mexican Day-of-the-Dead Carnival Mask, ex-Museum

Mexico, early 20th century CE. This is a colorful red, cream, and black painted and carved wood face mask representing a skull -- a calaca, a mask made to be worn as part of the Day of the Dead Festival. The piece has an old collection number on its

Lot: 98 - 1945 Mexican Dos Pesos Gold Coin / 14K Gold

Mexico, 1945 CE. These Dos Pesos gold coins were produced in Mexico from 1919-1948; this one was minted in 1945. They contain .0482 troy ounces of .900 fine gold. One side shows the denomination with a wreath; the other shows the coat of arms of

Lot: 99 - Large Carved Wooden African Mumuye Figure

Africa, Nigeria, ca. early 20th century CE. A well-carved hardwood Mumuye ancestral figure known as an "iagalagana," with characteristically short, powerful legs supporting an elongated torso with pronounced breasts and an "outie" navel, and

Lot: 100 - African Yoruba Carved Wooden Female Statue

West Africa, Yoruba culture, Ibeji, ca. early 20th century. A nice example of a deceased female twin figure, known as an Ibeji, most likely from Osogbo or the Igbomina region of Yorubaland (spanning Nigeria, Togo, and Benin). The Yoruba have one of

Lot: 101 - African Wooden Ibeji Twin Female Figure - Metal

West Africa, Yoruba, ca. early 20th century CE. A female "ere ibeji" figure standing with both arms at his sides, carved with an integral base and beautifully adorned with beads - one strand of cylindrical dark blue beads around her neck and one

Lot: 102 - African Wooden Ibeji Twin Female Figure - Red

West Africa, Yoruba, ca. early 20th century CE. A female "ere ibeji" figure standing with both arms and rather large hands with long, elegant fingers at her sides, carved with an integral base and beautifully adorned with a strand of multicolored

Lot: 103 - Three Authentic African Wooden Dan Passport Masks

West Africa, Ivory Coast/Liberia, Dan, ca. early 20th century CE. A lovely trio of petite, personal passport maskettes, each example finely carved by the Dan peoples to serve as a talisman. All three are replete with features characteristic of Dan

Lot: 104 - Touching Authentic African Dan Tribe Wooden Staff

Africa, Ivory Coast, Dan, ca. early 20th century CE. An elegant, hand-carved wooden staff with an endearing finial depicting a child being carried upon his mother's back, his/her arms and legs tenderly wrapped around her body. The woman's visage

Lot: 105 - Superb 19th C. Trobriand Islands Wood Adze

South Pacific, Solomon Sea (Trobriand Islands), 19th century CE. An excellent wood adze with a flat metal blade bound to its end. The handle is shaped like the head of a long-necked bird, with carvings as a crest at the top and at the bottom. The

Lot: 107 - 20th C. PNG Sepik River Woven Dance Costume - 5

Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River, mid-20th century CE. This is an enormous woven dance costume, made of rattan fiber, with two faces, one on the chest, and one on the head; the mask is decorated with feathers and different styles and colors of

Lot: 108 - 12th C. English Marble Statuette - Conjoined Dogs

England, ca. 1200 to 1300 CE. A carved marble statuette of co-joined, long-bodied dogs, standing on short legs with heads upturned, mouths opened in an unmistakable dog smile. We can date this piece from the use of marble, which was a precious

Lot: 109 - 16th C. European Bronze Crucifix / 14K Gold

Europe, ca. 16th century CE. A bronze crucifix set into a 14k gold cross pendant.The crucifix is a beautiful relief design, one side showing Christ on the cross, the other Mary's Assumption into Heaven. Writing on this side says "Maria" to the right

Lot: 110 - 18th C. Italian Bronze Religious Medal / 14k

Italy, Venice, 18th century CE. A bronze medal religious medal, probably struck in Venice, showing a crucifix on one side and the Lady of Loreto ("Maria Lavreta") on the other. These medals were made for pilgrims and other worshipers and sold in

Lot: 111 - 19th C. Tinted Mezzotint Engraving - Goffers

Europe, England, ca. 19th century CE. The first-ever golf print, according to various experts of golf memorabilia, originally created in 1790, a hand-tinted mezzotint depicting William Innes, Blackheath's captain, and his caddy, a Greenwich Hospital

Lot: 112 - English Iron Broad Axe Head - Crimean War

Manufactured in United Kingdom, 1850 CE. A heavy and enormous Fisher brand broad axe head, made of iron, used in the Crimean War and found there in a battlefield position, stamped with two makers' marks: "FISHER SHEFFIELD" and one that is very hard

Lot: 113 - Lifesize 20th C. European Medical School Anatomy

Europe, France or Germany, ca. 1st quarter of the 20th century. Lifesized and a bit macabre, but equally fascinating. Exposed anatomical model in an early prototype of plastic showing the internal musculature, organs, ribs, skull and glass eye. Comes

Lot: 114 - Published 19th C. Brass Doorstop Alarm Gun -

USA, ca. 1860 CE. A solid brass percussion alarm gun, of .45 caliber. Marked "Harrison" and stamped with the serial number "25". This is essentially a small cannon, which would be placed on the floor, under the edge of a door. Any movement of the

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