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Auctioneer ArtemisGallery LIVE 7208907700
Auction Date Dec 08 Auction
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Louisville, CO
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Lot: 1 - Impressive Egyptian Alabaster Stone Vessel -

Egypt, Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100 to 2686 BCE. The Archaic or Early Dynastic Period of Egypt immediately follows the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt c. 3100 BC. It is generally taken to include the First and Second Dynasties, lasting from

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Old Kingdom Fossilferous Limestone Jar

Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasties 3 to 6, ca. 2649 to 2150 BCE. An elegant vessel carved from fossilferous limestone of stunning honey hues with grey and brown inclusions, the body of an ovoid form with rounded shoulders from which a short,

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Blue-Green Faience Triple Tube Kohl

Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca 1550 to 1069 BCE. A wonderful green faience kohl container comprised of three conjoined tubes, the central tube recessed, all with remains of turquoise glaze. Though originally used to protect against eye

Lot: 4 - Realistic Egyptian Carved Cedar Mummy Mask

Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties 21 to 25, ca. 1070 to 712 BCE. A strikingly veristic mummy mask, skillfully carved from a piece of cedar wood, delineated with a slender face and naturalistic features including tranquil

Lot: 5 - Custom Necklace + Earrings - Egyptian Beads &

Ancient Egypt with Amarna elements, New Kingdom to Late Dynastic, Dynasties 18 to 31, ca. 1550 to 332 BCE. An impressive ensemble of wearable art comprised of a necklace created from three elegantly twisted strands, including two with innumerable

Lot: 6 - Custom Jewelry - Egyptian Faience Necklace +

Egyptian, late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Periods, ca. 1290 to 30 BCE. A beautifully matched necklace and pair of earrings made of ancient blue, black, cream, and green faience beads - both seed and long. The necklace has a webbed form whose loops are

Lot: 7 - Lot of 8 Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulets &

Egyptian, late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Periods, ca. 1290 to 30 BCE. A collection of tiny Egyptian faience beads in a variety of shapes - some gods - and one quartz scarab. Six of these are pierced for suspension. They are varied in color, showing the

Lot: 8 - Lovely Framed Egyptian Linen & Gesso Horus

Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 to 332 BCE. A section of gessoed and painted linen representing Horus, god of the sky, war, kingship, and protection - one of the most important deities in ancient Egypt who was also the son of Isis and Osiris and played

Lot: 9 - Tall Egyptian Bronze Standing Osiris Figure

Egyptian, Late Dynastic (26th to 30th Dynasty), ca. 664 to 342 BCE. A solid cast bronze votive statuette depicting Osiris, the god of the afterlife, standing mummiform, wearing his distinctive atef crown with large ostrich feathers at each side,

Lot: 10 - Romano Egyptian Pottery Standing Nude Female

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian Period, ca. 30 BCE to 2nd century CE. This is a pottery standing figure made from two molded halves and with a hollow, ovoid base. It depicts a woman standing under an arch supported by two narrow columns. She is nude aside

Lot: 11 - Greek Corinthian Polychrome Covered Pyxis

Greek, Corinth, ca. late 6th century BCE. A two part, spool-shaped pottery vessel with painted geometric designs, possibly lettering, on the exterior of the top and sides. This is also referred to as a powder pyxis and was probably used to hold

Lot: 12 - Superb Greek Attic Black Figure Oinochoe,

Ancient Greece, ca. 550 to 500 BCE. A stunning black-figure oinochoe with a characteristic globular body decorated with a figural scene of Dionysos wearing a wreath and holding a rhyton, flanked by satyrs and maenads, with a trefoil lip. An

Lot: 13 - Large Daunian Polychrome Funnel Krater

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Daunia, ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. A stunning Daunian pottery krater with a large rounded body, a broad funnel rim, and twin upraised loop handles, all upon a flared pedestal foot. This entire form is covered with

Lot: 14 - Proto Corinthian Pottery Covered Pyxis

Ancient Greece, Corinth, ca. 500 BC. A two part spool-shaped, thin walled, delicately fitted terracotta vessel, painted with red pigment overall and with a concentric circle on top, also referred to as a powder pyxis. Size: 2.75" W x 1.625" H (7 cm x

Lot: 15 - Western Greek Pottery Protome Bust of a Goddess

Western Greece, ca. 5th to 4th century CE. A pottery bust of a woman - probably a goddess - with flowing hair and veil and a realistic if a bit sulky face. The protome is a type of bust made by pressing a thin layer of terracotta into a single mold.

Lot: 16 - Beautiful Greek Campanian Squat Lekythos

Greece, South Italy/Magna Graecia, Campania, ca. 4th century BCE. A small, squat lekythos (oil pouring vessel) with a long, thin neck ending in a flat, flared rim; a very thin handle rises in a curve from the shoulder up to lower neck. The piece sits

Lot: 17 - Greek Campanian Pottery Ribbed Mug

Greece, South Italy/Magna Graecia, Campania, ca. 4th century BCE. An absolutely gorgeous small pottery mug with low, flat foot and a small looped handle made of two joined cylinders that meet at the rim with a slightly flaring join. The rim is rolled

Lot: 18 - Gorgeous Greek Teanoware Trefoil Oinochoe

Classical World, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Campania, Gnathian Teano Ware, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. A really simple and beautiful glossy black oinochoe, a pouring vessel, with a symmetrical trefoil rim. A thin, flattened cylinder handle runs from the

Lot: 19 - Choice Greek Gnathian Pottery Mug

Classical World, Magna Graecia, southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 300 BCE. A beautiful small cup, with a small strap handle coming off the shoulder and rolling forward onto the lower rim. The rim flares outward at the top; the round foot has a series of

Lot: 20 - Published Cypriot Limestone Head ex-Metropolitan

Cyprus, early Hellenistic Period, ca. 310 BCE. This is a quarter-size limestone head, depicting a male youth wearing a laurel wreath over slightly wavy hair. His face has classically beautiful features, with blank eyes (these would most likely have

Lot: 21 - Superb Large Greek Pottery Relief Banqueter

Magna Graecia, South Italic, Apulia, probably Tarentum, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. An exquisite section of a terracotta relief depicting a banquet scene, traditionally used for Classical funerary reliefs and as votive offerings to the gods. Here

Lot: 22 - Large Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Oinochoe

Classical World, Etruria, ca. early 6th century CE. A tall oinochoe, a pouring vessel, in the glossy black style of Bucchero ware. It has a low, flat foot with a slight roll, and a strap handle rising from shoulder to pour down into the broad, wavy

Lot: 23 - Lovely Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Kyathos

Classical World, Etruria, ca. early 6th century CE. A small kyathos, a drinking cup with a tall handle, in the glossy black style of Bucchero ware. This particular example has a low, wide foot and a tall loop handle decorated with a foliate finial (a

Lot: 24 - Custom Designed Necklace Roman Bone Medical Tools

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. Three thin strips of brown leather and gold wire and fitting form the modern part of this necklace, which includes three finely crafted, delicate bone medical tools from the Roman period hanging down

Lot: 25 - Custom Designed Necklace w/ Roman Bone Tool

Ancient Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A rare carved bone tool, once used by an ancient Roman surgeon, with finely incised details, the upper end wrapped in bronze wire, and suspended from a modern brown leather cord via decorative links. While the

Lot: 26 - Fine Roman Pottery Bust of Young Emperor

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 5th century CE. A beautiful mold made pottery bust of a young man with curled hair and his chest exposed; portraits made to show emperors as vibrant young men were popular in Imperial Rome. This bust is probably a

Lot: 27 - Gorgeous Roman Blue-Green Glass Bowl

Ancient Rome, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A stunning hand-blown translucent blue-green glass bowl (patera in Latin) with a dimpled base and nice broken pontil, as well as a few areas of rainbow iridescence. Glassmakers in the Levant

Lot: 28 - Lovely Roman Glass Twin Handled Vessel

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 5th century CE. A complex and pretty blown glass vessel with slight iridescent patina but generally very translucent for archaeological glass. The main bowl has a pinched design whose shape could be compared to a

Lot: 29 - Miniature Roman Bronze Head of She-Wolf

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 2nd Century CE. A bronze cast miniature head of a wolf, most likely referring to the legendary she-wolf associated with the founding of Rome who rescued the just as legendary twins Romulus and Remus from the Tiber River and

Lot: 30 - Miniature Roman Bronze Prancing Horse

Ancient Rome, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A cast bronze miniature depicting a horse caught mid gallop with his front right hoof raised and his head cocked to the right. Possibly a military talisman or offering, the horse is a finely modeled

Lot: 31 - Roman Bronze Bust of Athena + Roman Lead Doll

Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean area, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. This is a small cast bronze bust with a high crested helmet depicting the goddess Minerva and an armless, footless (by design) lead doll in a long dress. Both display fine details

Lot: 32 - Roman Bronze Statuette of Mercury

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. This is a bronze cast of the youthful Roman god Mercury; he is standing nude, holding a caduceus (his traditional symbol) and wearing a laurel wreath. This small bronze may be a replica of a larger statue that

Lot: 33 - Roman Glass Vessel with Indented Sides

Roman, Holyland, circa 1st to 3rd century CE. A free-blown, translucent light blue-green glass jar with bulbous body contoured with four round indented areas, a short neck, and a wide flared mouth with a folded rim. The dimpled base shows a broken

Lot: 34 - Signed Roman Pottery Oil Lamp - Lion & Crocodile

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A very rare and highly desirable Roman terracotta oil lamp with a single loop handle, mold made depicting a meticulously detailed crocodile and a lion on the central medallion surrounding the wick hole, with a

Lot: 35 - Late Roman / Byzantine Silver Chain

Late Roman to Byzantine Empire, ca. 4th to 7th century CE. A chain that could easily be made wearable with a clasp composed of small, flattened silver rings. Size: 28" L (71.1 cm) Provenance: Ex-NYC collection, EX Munich collection All items legal

Lot: 36 - Viking Twisted Bronze Bracelet

Northern Europe, Viking peoples, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. A bracelet made for a slender wrist of twisted bronze wires. The bronze patina on this piece is beautifully blue, representing the oxidation of copper in the bronze alloy to form azurite. The

Lot: 37 - Ancient Viking Bronze / Glass Brooch

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse peoples, ca. 8th to 11th centuries CE. This is a beautiful example of an everyday object from the Viking world, a bronze brooch with a simple pin on a ring and two terminals of deep blue glass embedded in bronze

Lot: 38 - Ancient Viking Bronze Horse Brooch

Northern Europe, Viking peoples, ca. 1000 CE. A beautiful small horse-shaped brooch with a stamped concentric circle design. Size: 1.8" L x 1.95" H (4.6 cm x 5 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection formed over the period between 1980 and

Lot: 39 - Viking Twisted Silver Neck Torque

Northwestern Europe, Viking, 9th to 11th century CE. Gorgeous solid silver neck ornament made by a fine Viking silversmith. Heavy square length of silver which tapers to rounded wire at each end, the majority of the length twisted and wire ends

Lot: 40 - Near Eastern White Stone Lug-Handled Vessel

Ancient Near East, the Levant, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. This is a deeply-carved, tapering stone vessel with a rounded base and flattened side walls. It has two protrusions, one on each shoulder, drilled with holes for attachment. What use would a

Lot: 41 - Rare Kurvin/ Iranian Terracotta Beak-Spouted Jar

Iran, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. Very fine and rare pottery long-spouted jar. Terracotta in the form of a deep rounded bowl with rounded handle and the always desirable bird-beak spout. The sides are decorated with incised vertical bands, poke marks and

Lot: 42 - Phoenician Bronze Torque Bracelets - Animorphic

Phoenicia, Eastern Mediterranean, Iron Age, ca. 1200 BCE. A breathtaking pair of thick bronze cast hoop-shaped torque (also spelled torq or torc) bracelets, both open ended with elaborate terminals. Each bracelet boasts finely incised abstract

Lot: 43 - Ancient Near Eastern Bronze Spearhead, ex-Piscopo

Ancient Near East, ca. 1500 to 500 BCE. This is a flat symmetrical blade of undulation form with a short central insertion tang. The ancient Near East was a hotbed of copper-alloy weapon production, and many of these blades were made to be buried

Lot: 44 - Five Luristan Bronze Blades

Luristan, modern day Iran, ca. 1500 to 700 BCE. A nice collection of five cast bronze blades, some from spears and some from daggers, all with fine, varied green patinas. Ancient Luristan was a series of parallel fertile valleys in northwestern Iran

Lot: 45 - Holy Land Basalt Three-Legged Mortar

Holyland, ca. 1st millenium BCE. A circular hard stone platter, made of a gray basalt with volcanic surface, with an incised border and raised up on three legs. It may have been used for utilitarian purposes or as a religious item. It was a very

Lot: 46 - Iron Age Tell es-Safi Terracotta Pouring Vessel

Ancient Near East, Shephelah, Israel, Iron Age I, ca. 1000 to 700 BCE. A bulbous, iron-rich clay vessel of utilitarian form with strainer holes along the body, a flattened base and a loop handle. There are remains of tan pigment to surface. Size:

Lot: 47 - Superb Luristan Bronze Horse Bit, Fantastical

Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a really interesting piece, a horse bit that has been lost wax cast into the shape of two fantastical, centaur-like beasts with horned anthropomorphic heads along an axis of

Lot: 48 - Ancient Iron Age Terracotta Pouring Vessel

Ancient Near East, the Levant, ca. 1st millennium BCE. Beautiful example of a simple, functional piece of ancient pottery. This is a deep well, iron-rich clay vessel with natural earth tones of a deep reddish brown. It has a bulbous body, flattened

Lot: 49 - Ancient Near Eastern Terracotta Libation Bowl

Near East, modern day Iran, ca 1st half of the 1st millennium BCE. This is a circular bowl on a rounded base, grooved under the rim and with a finely shaped ring handle and channel spout. The bowl is overall painted with an earthy red iron oxide

Lot: 50 - Near East Finely Carved Stone Head of Lion

Ancient Near East, ca. 500 BCE. This is a bone-colored stone head of a handsome yet aggressive animal rendered with a strong jaw and its ears pinned back, its mouth open, teeth bared. The mane has been incised. This naturalistic piece was made to be

Lot: 51 - Near Eastern Bronze Leaf-Shaped Spear Blade

Ancient Near East, ca. 1st millennium BCE. This is a short, leaf-shaped blade with a perforated tang; the blade has a raised central ridge and a still-sharp point. This is a nice example of an early bronze weapon with a pleasing heft. Size: 11.5" L x

Lot: 52 - Luristan Bronze Horse Bit or Cheekpiece

Near East, Western Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 650 BCE. Ancient and heavy cast bronze horse bit or cheekpiece comprised of linked sections of twisted bronze rod braids and open loops for leather attachments at the ends. Interestingly, the first

Lot: 53 - Parthian Silver Tetradrachm Coin - Vardanes II, 55

Parthian Empire, Mesopotamia, Iran/ Iraq, ca. 55 to 58 BCE. Kings of Parthia. Vardanes II. Circa AD 55-58. BI Tetradrachm (25.4mm, 13.7 grams). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated 366 SE (AD 54/5). Diademed bust left / Vardanes seated left, receiving

Lot: 54 - Fine Sasanian Bronze Important Personage

Near East, Sasanian Empire, Iran / Iraq / Turkey, ca. 3rd or 4th Century BCE. A hollow cast bronze partial figure, perhaps part of a dagger handle, depicting a king holding a curved sword in his left hand. He wears a high dome ribbed helmet and

Lot: 55 - Large Byzantine Bronze Oinochoe

Ancient Near East, Byzantium, ca. 5th century CE. This is a large utilitarian round bodied vessel made with the lost wax cast bronze technique. It has a tapered neck with a stippled design and a trefoil lip. The piece has a beautiful olive green

Lot: 56 - Beautiful Persian 15th to 17th C. Glazed Tile w/

Persia, Iran, ca. 15th to 17th century CE. Gorgeous ploychrome glazed tile in vinrant shades of yellow, blue, green and brown featuring a a scene of a suitor approaching a semi nude bathing female being shielded by her attendant, a village in the

Lot: 57 - 2nd C. India Mottled Sandstone Figural Bust

India, Mathura, ca. 2nd century CE. This is a lovely flecked stone fragment of a figure wearing a necklace and with a tight short hairdo, holding a musical instrument to its right shoulder. Size: 7.6" H (19.3 cm) Provenance: Ex-Collection of Will

Lot: 58 - Pair of Ancient Scythian Gold Rabbit Appliques

Western Asia, ca. 2nd century BCE. This is a pair of gold appliques with a repousse depiction of what appears to be a seated rabbit. The figures have pronounced eyes and ears. This is from a Maotic-Scythian hoard, said to have been found near the

Lot: 59 - Pair of Ancient Scythian Gold Scabbard Appliques

Western Asia, Scythian culture, Classical Period, ca. 2nd century BCE. These gold scabbard appliques are comprised of twin independent elements, thick sheet gold hammered, folded, and stamped with piping and animal motifs on their edgings. They came

Lot: 60 - Ancient Indian Terracotta Yakshi Votive Plaque

India, Shunga Period, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. This is a mold-made terracotta plaque showing the goddess Yakshi (also known as Yakshini) in relief. The figure has the voluptuous form, especially in the hips and stance, of all depictions of the

Lot: 61 - 19th C. Burmese Wooden Seated Buddha - Earth Pose

Southeast Asia, Burma, 19th century CE. A small wooden Buddha seated on a rounded-off pedestal. The pedestal is painted red. This Buddha is depicted in the Bhumisparsha mudra, with his right hand over the right knee reaching towards the ground and

Lot: 62 - 19th C. Fine Laotian Wooden Seated Buddha w/

Southeast Asia, Laos, 19th century CE. A small wooden Buddha seated on a tall, half-cylinder pedestal. The pedestal is gilded, with Lao writing incised into it. This Buddha, also gilded, is depicted in the Bhumisparsha mudra, with his right hand over

Lot: 63 - 19th C. Golden Triangle Wooden Seated Devotional

Southeast Asia, Golden Triangle (border zone between Thailand, Laos, China, and Burma), ca. 1890 CE. A small wooden Buddha with inlaid eyes seated on a tall, half-cylinder pedestal. The pedestal is painted red and its rounded backside has what

Lot: 64 - Huge Burmese Jadeite Natural Stone - 114,305

Burma, created during the formation of Southeast Asia when two of earth's plates collided and the lower plate took the necessary minerals to great depths and heat to create jade. Huge natural stone "nugget" weighing an incredible 50 pounds. At some

Lot: 65 - Chinese Hongshan Period Green Stone Pig-Dragon

Northeast China, Hongshan culture, Neolithic Period, ca. 3800 to 2700 BCE. An impressive carved green stone pig dragon pendant of rich olive green and golden hues with russet-colored mineral deposits highlighting incised areas, carved in the

Lot: 66 - Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Mirror - Cosmic Turtle

China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A circular bronze mirror, cast in both low and high relief, with a perforated knob or boss through which a cord would have been threaded to make it easier to hold or carry, encircled by a beautiful scene

Lot: 67 - Stunning Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Mirror -

China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. An incredible bronze mirror, cast with an amazing relief design of animals and Chinese characters. A rounded knob in the center forms a handle, which is pierced through so that a cord could be attached to

Lot: 68 - Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Camel

China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 600-800 CE. This is a sancai glazed hollow dromedary camel with saddle and saddle bags. The saddle bags are in the shape of a grotesque face with bulding jowls. "Sancai" means "three colors" and is a type of decoration in

Lot: 69 - Adorable Chinese Ming Dynasty Offering Plate -

China, Ming Dynasty, ca. 14th to 17th century CE. A very fine offering plate with stacked walnuts, covered in green and golden Sancai glaze. Walnuts look very realistic and much finer than one normally sees. Trays of food like this were often left

Lot: 70 - 18th C. Burmese Ava Period Bronze Buddha &

Southeast Asia, Burma, Ava Period, ca. 18th to 19th centuries CE. This is an interesting small bronze object that looks like it was cast to sit atop an altar or be a part of a larger religious item, perhaps one made of wood or some other perishable

Lot: 71 - 17th C. Chinese Wood Temple / Tomb Guardian

China, Ming Dynasty style, ca. 17th to 19th Century CE. A carved wood figure depicting the warrior guardian standing in a protective posture. He wears armor, heavy cuirasses and helmet and stands on a rocky outcrop. Remains of original surface

Lot: 72 - 17th C. Laotian Wooden Seated Buddha w/ Burmese

Southeast Asia, Laos, ca. 17th to 18th century CE. A finely carved wooden figure depicting the enlightened Buddha seated upon a pedestal, beautifully adorned with red lacquer, yellow pigment (on pedestal) and gold gilding. Buddha's hands display the

Lot: 73 - 19th C. Laotian Carved Wooden Devotional Buddha

Southeast Asia, Golden Triangle of Laos, Thailand, and Burma (modern-day Myanmar), Laotian, ca. 1st quarter of the 19th century CE. An elegant and finely carved wooden devotional figure depicting the enlightened Buddha seated upon a pedestal, all

Lot: 74 - 19th C. Indian Marble Multi-Arm Seated Ganesha

Central India, ca. 19th Century CE. A well worn sweet devotional image of the beloved elephant headed God. He sits with four arms; two raised; and wearing a crown headdress and dhoti. Remains of polychrome details. Size: 10.75" H (27.3 cm)

Lot: 75 - Pair of Chinese 19th Century "Famille Rose" Vases

China, Qing Dynasty (Ching), 19th century CE. Lovely pair of thinly potted ceramic vases. Each liberally decorated in floral patterns and blue over white floral scenes. Each is marked on the base. Guaranteed early and authentic! Size: 9" H (22.9

Lot: 76 - 19th C. Chinese Mia Tribe Silver & Glass Necklace

Mountainous Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand or China, Miao Hill Tribe, ca. 19th century CE. A grand silver choker style necklace, the u-shaped neckpiece finely detailed with several registers of beautiful granulation and impressed stylized

Lot: 77 - 19th C. Burmese Painted Wood Theater Puppet Head

Southeast Asia, Burma (modern day Myanmar), ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A hand-carved and hand-painted traditional Burmese theater puppet head, probably carved from Gmelina arborea (yamanay) wood, with a high-peaked red hat with a

Lot: 78 - 19th C. Large Burmese Gilt Wood Meditation Buddha

Southeast Asia, Burma (modern day Myanmar), ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A stunning gold gilded Buddha who sits with his hands in the Bhumisparsha or Earth touching mudra upon a pedestal most likely once inscribed with written prayers now

Lot: 79 - Pair of Japanese Meiji Bone Netsukes - Erotic

Japan, Meiji Period, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. This is a pair of bone netsuke in the form of a man and woman who can be joined together in an erotic pose. Both have fine painted details on their clothing and are signed. Size: 1.1" W x

Lot: 80 - 20th C. Javanese Carved Wood Mask - Klana

Indonesia, Java, early 20th century CE. A hand carved and hand painted dramatic wood mask depicting Klana, a character of the Babakan Topeng in which he is used in a series of solo Javanese dances. This type is also used in Gambuh where he portrays

Lot: 81 - Early 20th C. DR Congo Wood Kneeling Figure

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), probably Kongo peoples, early 20th century CE. This is a hand carved dark wood figure of a man kneeling with hands over his eyes; there are details of clothing and hair but it is a simple figure and,

Lot: 82 - Lovely Chinese Jade / Aventurine Quartz Bead

China, ca. 20th century CE. Featuring a large carved jadeite center pendant / plaque incised with Chinese characters on both sides, suspended from a strand of eighteen aventurine quartz beads and completed by a macrame and loop closure. Center

Lot: 83 - Superb Chinese Yuan Dynasty Head of a Lohan

China, Yuan Dynasty, 1279 to 1368 CE. The Yuan Dynasty came about from the conquest of the Song Dynasty by the great Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan. This fascinating pottery head from this time of Kublai Khan and Marco Polo features a youthful Lohan -

Lot: 96 - 18th C. Mexican Beaded Pitillera de Dama,

Mexico, ca. 18th century. This lady's cigarette case was woven from fine threads extracted from the spear-shaped fronds of the maguey plant famous as the basis of mezcal and tequila. Known as "ixtle" in Nahuatl (the language of the Aztec), this

Lot: 97 - 19th C. Bolivian Wood Nicho w/ Santos, John the

South America, Bolivia, ca 1880 CE. Rare wooden nicho with wonderfully painted surface - doors have painted roses and leaves - inside is a ceramic statue of St. John the Baptist, holding long staff with cross, small sheep at his feet, dressed in

Lot: 98 - 19th C. Mexican Coin Purse 9kt+ Gold Beads,

Mexico, late 19th century CE. A small coin purse with high-karat gold ornamentation and red fabric underneath. A fine, delicate example. Size: 2.6" W x 3.5" H (6.6 cm x 8.9 cm) Provenance: Ex-Historia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. All items legal to

Lot: 99 - Mexican Ex Voto on Canvas - Cowboy thrown off

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 1950s CE. A framed ex voto painted on board, depicting a dramatic accident involving a lively brown horse and two nephews ofa woman named Beatris Moya who wrote the inscription above. The scene includes a rearing horse

Lot: 100 - Huge 20th C. Bolivian Sterling Silver Crown -

South America, Bolivia, ca. 20th century CE. An exceptional sterling silver Spanish Colonial style crown, hand made by the Andean silversmiths in Bolivia from high content .925 silver (over 14 ounces!), using the same techniques used since the

Lot: 101 - 20th C. Mexican Ex Voto on Canvas - Man Having

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 1969 CE. It is very unusual to find an ex voto painted on canvas like this example. Dedicated to Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos (of the Lakes), this ex voto depicts a gentleman lying on his back, his limbs moving as if

Lot: 102 - 20th C. Haitian Beaded Vodoo Drapeau / Flag

Haiti, 20th century CE. This is a silky cream fabric covered on the front aside from a narrow border with brilliantly colored sequins. Brilliant colors with childlike-perspective and subtle humor categorize Haitian art; food, animals, death, and

Lot: 103 - Hand-Colored Cartoon of Hillary Clinton by JM

Jim Mark Borgman (American, born Feb. 24, 1954), Hillary Rodham Clinton cartoon created for Cincinnati Enquirer, 1996 CE. A witty political cartoon by American cartoonist Jim Borgman, perhaps best known for his nationally syndicated comic strip

Lot: 104 - Asafo (Ghana) Militia Blue Ground Proverb Flag

Asafo culture, Ghana, ca. 20th century CE. The flag expresses the proverb, -With a clean heart, even a lion bows before you-. A man with his head turned toward a fierce leopard, points to a bowing lion. The message is that even a lion recognizes the

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