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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
Auction Date Mar 15 Auction
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Lot: 1 - Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Breccia Stone Jar - 5000+

Egypt, Pre-Dynastic, Naqada III period, ca. 3200 to 3000 BCE. A heavy, bulbous jar with a variegated surface of smooth and rough stone. Two cylindrical, lugged handles project from either side, drilled through with narrow, round perforations,

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Middle Kingdom Alabaster Jar

Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040 to 1802 BCE. A charming alabaster jar with a rounded body that widens as it rises. A wide, round mouth with a slight rim reveals the drilled interior. Alabaster, which is a form of gypsum or calcite, was

Lot: 4 - Egyptian Middle Kingdom Alabaster Kohl Jar

Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2050 to 1800 BCE. One of the classic forms of antiquity, a tall, rounded vessel with a flat base and a wide, rounded mouth. It is carved from alabaster that is not quite opaque. Hold this example to the light, and

Lot: 5 - Rare Egyptian Old Kingdom Pink Marble Bowl

Egypt, Old Kingdom, 3rd to 6th Dynasty, ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE. A hefty offering bowl, carved from a stunning pink marble with white and gray banded inclusions, a round but stable base, gently curved shoulders, and a shallow cavity. Offering bowls like

Lot: 6 - Superb Egyptian Sarcophagus Mask, Radio-Carbon'd

Egypt, 3rd Intermediate Period, 25-21 Dynasty, ca. 1069 to 732 BCE. A dramatic sarcophagus mask with a turquoise and black striped headdress, bronze eyebrow and eyelid inlays (oxidized to blue-green hues), large stone eye inlays, heart-shaped lips, a

Lot: 7 - Egyptian Sarcophagus Mask - 2600+ years old

Egypt, end of Third Intermediate to beginning of Late Period, 22nd to 27th Dynasties, ca. 945 to 525 BCE. An impressive sarcophagus mask, carved from a fine-grained hardwood, the oval/heart-shaped face with finely delineated naturalistic nose and

Lot: 8 - Huge Egyptian Wood Sarcophagus Bust Mummy's Coffin

Egypt, Late Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A huge, impressive example of a sarcophagus bust from a mummy's coffin. It consists of three carved cedar panels with separately attached cedar mask and wig lappets. The carved face has

Lot: 9 - Egyptian Faience-Glazed Amulet Plaque of Bes

Ancient Egypt, Saite Period, Twenty-Sixth Dynasty (XXVI), ca. 664 to 525 BCE. A faience-glazed plaque that was probably made to be an amulet (there was probably a loop for suspension on the headdress). The plaque depicts the god Bes standing, with

Lot: 10 - Beautiful Egyptian Banded Alabaster Vessel

Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A large banded alabaster vessel that may contain some percentage of calcite to increase its hardness -- pure alabaster, a fine-grained cohesive variety of gypsum, can be scratched with a fingernail. The vessel

Lot: 11 - Romano-Egyptian Stone Votive - Bes & Harpocrates

Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A grey-green hard stone votive plaque, blade-shaped, with one side smooth and the other decorated with a relief image of the child god Harpocrates and the god Bes looming behind

Lot: 12 - Archaic Greek Pottery Section w/ Face

Western Greece, Rhodes, Archaic period, ca. 600 to 500 BCE. A mold-made terracotta section featuring the high relief head of an older man with a serious face. He has deepset eyes and an intense expression, depicted in a naturalistic manner, with a

Lot: 13 - Archaic Greek Terracotta Plaque of a Boar

Ancient Greece, Archaic Period, ca. late 6th to early 5th century BCE. A press-molded terracotta ceramic profile of a boar with a tubular snout, globular eyes, perky ears, and four slender legs. A lengthy tail drapes down off of a bulbous posterior,

Lot: 14 - Archaic Greek Bronze Figure of a Nude Kouros

Greece, northern Peloponnese, perhaps Olympia, ca. late 6th century BCE. A cast bronze figure of a nude, youthful man, shown with his long hair falling to his neck, his left leg advancing, and his left arm bent at the elbow and raised slightly. The

Lot: 15 - Published Attic Black-Figure Lip-Cup - Rooster

Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 540 BCE. A striking lip cup - a type of Greek Attic Little Master Cup - finely decorated via the black-figure technique with a rooster on the tondo, surrounded by four concentric linear bands from which alternating red and

Lot: 16 - Greek Silver AR Didrachm of Sicily - 8.2 g

Greece, Sicily, ca. 478 to 470 BCE. Obv: standing eagle and text. Rev: crab. Size: 0.9" W (2.3 cm); 8.2 grams With delightful animal imagery relating to the sea, this is a relatively rare coin find. Akragas, today Agrigento, Italy, overlooks the

Lot: 17 - Large Greek Attic Bronze Oinochoe Section

Greek, Athens, Attic Period, 5th century BCE. The upper portion of an elaborate, valuable, cast bronze oinochoe, a pouring vessel, with a trefoil lip and a tall handle that stands above the body of the vessel. The handle has an elaborate

Lot: 18 - Ancient Greek Stone Seal - Sensuous Female

Greece, ca. 5th to 3rd century CE. A large, dark grey stone seal with an incised ovoid face depicting a standing woman. She is posed sensuously, her hips curved out slightly, with one arm raised to hold a bowl or some kind of offering. A large hole

Lot: 19 - Greek Gnathian Blackware Olpe - Bird Accent

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Eastern Apulia, Gnathian, ca. 370 to 360 BCE. A wheel thrown Gnathian olpe vessel with a voluminous body and bifurcated loop handle, beautifully adorned in the traditional Gnathian manner with the application of

Lot: 20 - Greek Daunian Pottery Funnel Krater

South Italy, Daunian, ca. 4th century BCE. A traditional Daunian-form funnel krater with a broad conical rim, rounded body with three raised looped handles - richly decorated with striations and scrolled leafy vines painted in brown umber pigments on

Lot: 21 - Fine Greek Apulian Pottery Lekanis - Ladies of

Magna Graecia, South Italy, Apulia, ca. 350 to 325 BCE. Finely painted via the red-figure technique with delicate details added in fugitive orange-yellow pigment, a two part covered lekanis vessel on a raised foot with twin horizontal loop handles;

Lot: 22 - Greek Gold AU Sixth Stater Agathokles - 1.5 g

Greece, Syracuse, ca. 317 to 289 BCE. A gold (AU) sixth stater minted during Agothokles reign. Obv: Female head of the nymph Arethusa. Rev: inscribed, above grazing bullweight. Size: .375" W (1 cm); 1.5 grams Agothokles, born in Thermae to lowly

Lot: 23 - Greek Hellenistic Core-Form Glass Amphoriskos

Ancient Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. A core-form glass amphoriskos of elegant form with tiny foot, ovoid body with twin handles, cylindrical neck, and an everted disk rim; and equally elegant decoration, the dark blue body

Lot: 24 - Hellenistic Greek Redware Megarian Bowl

Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. late 3rd to 1st century BCE. A redware pottery bowl with a stamped design around the exterior, centered on the base, which is rounded and has a large floral motif stretching up to a narrow register just below the rim.

Lot: 25 - Greek Daunian Polychrome Twin-Handled Bowl

Southern Italy, Native Italic, Daunian, ca. 4th century BCE. Very attractive deep plate or bowl with opposing handles and opposing horns. Exterior decorated with single brown band, interior with cross in center enhanced with thin rules, next twin

Lot: 26 - Greek Silver AR Tetradrachm The Four Regions

Greece, Macedonia, ca. 158 to 150 BCE. A silver (AR) tetradrachm of the Four Regions. Obv: Macedonian shield with the bust of Artemis in the Center. Rev: inscription in between club, above it a monogram, all in oak leaf wreath, left lightning bolt.

Lot: 27 - Etruscan Pottery Lebes Gamikos / Stamnos

Northern Italy, ca. 5th century BCE. Ancient Etruscan Stamnos or Lebes Gamikos – a rare Etruscan copy of Corinthian Pottery (Italo Geometric). This example is a spherical jar with short thick neck and small side handles. The word

Lot: 28 - Etruscan Bronze Navicella Fibula w/ Figural

Northern Italy, Tuscany, Etruscan culture, ca. 7th century BCE. A "navicella" brooch - navicella meaning "ship" - made of bent sheet bronze with a pin joined to the body through a spiral hinge. The form of the body resembles a deep-keeled boat. The

Lot: 29 - Rare Roman Republic Terracotta Head

Rome, Republic Period, ca. 4th to 2nd century BCE. A mold-made earthenware head of a male youth with finely rendered naturalistic features, wearing a cap or hood over his curly coiffure. Republican verism or realism in sculptural portraiture most

Lot: 30 - Delicate Roman Bronze Juglet

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. An elegant, beautiful juglet made from cast bronze, with a delicate applied handle that rises high in a tight curve above the flared rim. The vessel stands on a flat base, and its

Lot: 31 - Roman Bronze Youth Presenting an Offering

Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A very fine Roman bronze of a togatus figure. Standing youth facing forward and would have once held an offering in his right hand. Toga is draped over his left shoulder and goes to just below his

Lot: 32 - Very Fine Roman Bronze Inkwell

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A heavy, cast bronze inkwell, a rounded vessel with relief concentric circles in two registers around its body and a deeply concave discus with a deep, narrow well drilled into it. A flat, curved

Lot: 33 - Roman Holy Land Lead Votive - Atargatis

Roman Holyland, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A lead ex-voto figure depicting Atargatis Heliopolitanus from the cult of the Heliopolitan Triad. The goddess figure in the center is flanked by bulls. Items like these were carried on ceremonial occasions

Lot: 34 - Roman Bronze Patera Handle - Wolf

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A fine, hollow cast bronze example of a patera handle terminating in the head of a wolf. The patera was used for serving drinks and food at banquets, or for carrying libations used in religious

Lot: 35 - Roman Bronze Animal Attachments - Cat & Ram

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. Two charming cast bronze attachments, each in the form of an animal head, highlighting the importance of animals to the Roman world. One is a lioness with a snarling visage. The other is a ram with a

Lot: 36 - Roman Holy Land Green Glass Bottle

Roman, Holy Land, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A free-blown, pale-green glass bottle with a slight concave base, smooth pontil, and a four-sided body with each face displaying impressed, vertically-ribbed panels. The shoulders taper

Lot: 37 - Two Roman 16K Gold Earrings, One Garnet - 4 g

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Two 16K gold earrings, one with a classic shield design attached to a hoop comprised of two twisted gold wires; the other a hoop form with a suspension link and a conical dangler featuring a near

Lot: 38 - Roman 14K Gold Pendant w/ Green Glass Cameo

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A very large 14K gold pendant of a scalloped oval, perhaps floral design - comprised of folded, hammered 14K gold sheet - with a raised bezel in the center that is fitted with a blue-green, almost

Lot: 39 - Roman Basalt Sculpted Female Head / Caryatid

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A finely carved female head with a sensitively modeled visage featuring large almond-shaped eyes presenting an innocent, doe-eyed expression with elegantly arched brows above leading to a straight

Lot: 40 - Rare Roman / Byzantine Glass Conical Oil Lamp

Late Roman to Early Byzantine, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A conical mold-blown glass form with a rounded bottom and a thick, flat rim, all boasting beautiful sage green hues with liberal areas of rainbow, golden, and silvery iridescence, the surface

Lot: 41 - Roman Holy Land Pottery Oil Lamp - Multiple Fill

Roman, Imperial Period, Holy Land (Herodian), ca. 37 BCE to 70 CE. A very rare form of mold-made terracotta oil lamp, its large discus studded with nine round fill holes, one at the center and the others between the petals of an incised decorative

Lot: 42 - Roman Marble Head of a God - Perhaps Apollo

Rome, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A breathtaking modeled head of a deity, perhaps Apollo, in wondrous Classical style, subtly turned on his elegant neck, with almost feminine features and hairstyle. The youthful god of music, the sun, light, poetry,

Lot: 43 - Roman 18K Gold Ring w/ Carnelian Intaglio, 2.7 g

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A petite 18 karat gold ring, most likely created for a child given its size, featuring an oval carnelian intaglio, incised with a galloping animal presenting strong details. US ring size < 1; Size: .625"

Lot: 44 - 18K Gold Ring w/ Ancient Roman Jasper Intaglio

Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. Lovely and wearable 18K gold ring with a large, round jasper intaglio of a bearded god - possibly Zeus - the intaglio presenting rich red hues, set into an over-sized bezel. Intaglios are engraved stones that

Lot: 45 - Chalcolithic Stone Boat-Shaped Axe Head

Northern Europe, Chalcolithic / Corded Ware culture, ca. 2800 BCE. A fine example of a hard, grey stone battle-axe with long triangular blades on either side that rise at the edges and slope downward in the center to meet a narrow, cylindrical

Lot: 46 - Gallo Etruscan Bronze Athletic Youth Figure

Italy, Gallo-Etruscan, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A cast bronze nude male figure of a youth. He has circular eyes, a small mouth, and stands in a dynamic pose - his left foot is forward, with one arm raised and the other outstretched. The raised arm

Lot: 47 - Iberian Celtic Terracotta Vessel - Very Rare!

Europe, Spain to France, Celtic / Iberian culture, ca. 300 BCE to 100 CE. A beautiful piriform wheel-thrown, baked clay vessel with a bulbous body decorated with fine line paintings in a red umber hue on a white ground - the central register

Lot: 48 - Finno-Ugric Bronze Penannular Brooches (pr)

Northern Europe / Central Asia, Finno-Ugric culture, ca. 5th to 11th century CE. A pair of cast bronze, penannular fibulae of interesting form. Each has twin, right-angled cast triangles, with raised, round motifs that form interior triangles, joined

Lot: 49 - 5th C. Russian Bronze Buckle - Bear Form

Russia, Perm region, Perm Animal Style (Permian Animal Style), ca. 5th to 11th centuries CE. A beautiful buckle in the form of a bear head and clawed arms inside a rounded frame and with three spikes rising from his back. Cast as part of the frame is

Lot: 50 - Viking Silver & Gold Twist Bracelet - 33.9 grams

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 8th to 11th century CE. A striking, wearable silver bracelet with a spiral band of thin gold wire wrapped around its surface. The silver is textured and made of several twisted wires. This large bracelet

Lot: 51 - Important Viking Silver Twisted Wire Torc - 100

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 8th to 11th century CE. An ornate silver torc (torq, torque), composed of multiple twisted, textured silver wires wrapped around one another in a long spiral. The terminals widen slightly and have stamped

Lot: 52 - Viking Gold & Silver Chain Necklace w/ Thor's

Northern Europe, Viking or Norse culture, ca. 800 to 1100 CE. An incredible long knitted silver chain ending in two cast terminals with small stamped and repeated triangular designs; on a narrow ring with coiled ends is a heavy Thor's hammer amulet,

Lot: 53 - Viking Silver Double Spiral Bracelet - 23.4 grams

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 8th to 11th century CE. A beautiful, wearable silver bracelet made of a thick silver wire, its ends twisted into a double spiral motif that resembles a brooch. The surface of the spiral is stamped with

Lot: 54 - Viking Carnelian Bead Layered Necklace

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse, ca. 8th to 11th century CE. A sparkling, three-stranded necklace, composed of over fifty carnelian beads of all different shapes, some round, some diamond-shaped, some elongated and multi-faceted, ranging from pale

Lot: 55 - Viking Rus Glass Bead & Bronze Crow Feet Necklace

Russia, Viking Rus, ca. 8th to 10th century CE. A gorgeous necklace composed of glass beads and a bronze pendant of the style known as "crow feet" or "duck feet" composed of a bronze bar with three dangling bronze feet hanging from it on bronze

Lot: 56 - Viking / Norse Silver Disc Brooch w/ Inlaid Gold -

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse or Anglo-Saxon, Migration Period, ca. 9th to 10th century CE. A tremendous circular brooch, made from silver and with inlaid gold details, with its face decorated with low relief Jellinge-style animals and Celtic-style

Lot: 57 - Viking Silver Serpent Hair Pin - 17.8 grams

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 9th to 10th century CE. A stunning silver hair pin of a serpentine form, the head at the top with delineated eyes, leading to a sinuous body with its skin decorated with circular scale motifs - the snake

Lot: 58 - Viking Heavy Silver Double Spiral Ring - 19.6 g

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse, ca. 8th to 10th century CE. A very substantive silver ring, the shank adorned with repeated triangles containing three raised pellets, a classic Viking design motif, and the table with a pair of intertwining spirals,

Lot: 59 - Early Near Eastern Chalcolithic Basalt Mortar

Ancient Near East / the Levant, later Chalcolithic Period to Early Bronze Age, ca. 4000 to 3000 BCE. A hand-drilled and polished grey basalt mortar, decorated with a slightly raised band around its neck, with a slightly flaring rim. What was this

Lot: 60 - Sumerian Carnelian, Faience, & Paste Glass

Ancient Near East, Sumeria, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A collection of dozens of ancient carnelian seed beads, white paste glass seed beads, and larger faience and red paste glass beads, fashioned into a series of dangling charms hung from a

Lot: 61 - Superb Caananite Bronze Duckbill Axe

Ancient Near East, Canaan, the Levant, Middle Bronze Age, ca. 1950 to 1539 BCE. A finely shaped, bronze flat axe head with the "duckbill" design -- two ovoid openings near the tear-drop shaped socket. It was made using the lost wax casting process.

Lot: 62 - Babylonian Terracotta Panel Half Bull Half Man -

Ancient Near East, Sumeria or Babylon, ca. 2nd to 1st millennium BCE. A well-preserved ceramic panel depicting a standing half man, half bull figure, probably a Lamassu, a protective deity. Details of the figure's body, including hooves, tail, and

Lot: 63 - Babylonian Terracotta Panel w/ Lord & Servants, TL

Ancient Near East, Sumeria or Babylon, ca. 2nd to 1st millennium BCE. A nicely preserved terracotta plaque depicting three figures, one of whom may be a standing sarcophagus with a mask on its face - or possibly a lord or god. The other two figures

Lot: 64 - Luristan / Marlik Bronze Spear Point - 20"L

Ancient Near East, Luristan or other cultural area around the Caspian Sea, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. A huge leaf-shaped, round-shouldered bronze spear point, cast in a single piece. A prominent midrib extends into a long shank, which is separated from a

Lot: 65 - Luristan Gilded Bronze Master of Animal Standard

Ancient Near East, modern day Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 700 BCE. A bronze, hollow tubular standard in the style of a "master of animals", a subhuman figure standing between the heads, necks, and stylized bodies of equestrian creatures. The figure's

Lot: 66 - Babylonian White Marble Duck Weight or Pendant

Mesopotamian, Babylon, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A mesmerizing weight or pendant carved from white marble and depicting an abstract rendering of a sleeping duck, bilaterally drilled behind the neck with the duck's long pointy beak below. The

Lot: 67 - Luristan Bronze Pendant - Stylized Ibex

Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 BCE. A stylized, cast bronze ibex with high, back-curving horns and a curled tail. The ibex looks spritely, as if ready to spring forward. A loop on the back allowed this fellow to be worn as a

Lot: 68 - Ancient Holyland Marble Amulet - Hebrew Inscribed

Near East / Holy Land, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A rare teardrop-shaped black and white marble amulet incised with two Hebrew characters, "He" and "Resh," the fifth and twentieth letter of the Semitic abjads respectively. These may represent someone's

Lot: 69 - Finely Carved South Arabian Alabaster Head

Yemen, ca. 2nd century BCE to 2nd century CE. Finely carved from honey hued alabaster, a well patinated head of a dignified youth with almond-shaped recessed eyes which more than likely once held inlays, framed by incised arched brows above, and

Lot: 70 - Enormous Roman Holy Land Pottery Storage Vessel

Roman era, Holyland, ca. 1st to 5th century CE. A huge terracotta storage vessel of the type used to hold grains, water, wine, or oil, its massive form presenting a globular body with a ribbed surface, twin loop handles on the shoulders, a

Lot: 71 - Persian White-Ground Pottery Pitcher w/ TL Test

Near East / Western Asia, Persia (Iran), Nishapur area, ca. 9th century or slightly later CE. An early example of Nishapur's ground breaking pottery, a pitcher with a white ground and black fine line painted motifs. The white glaze - really a creamy

Lot: 72 - Byzantine / Islamic Polychrome Glass Bracelets (2)

Near East, Byzantine or Islamic, ca. 9th to 12th century CE. A pair of pretty and wearable glass bracelets, both fused with spiraled, polychrome decoration. The smaller has black and yellow stripes with a thin blue and white border over brown-green

Lot: 73 - Beautiful Byzantine Gilded Silver Ring - 14.7 g

Byzantium, ca. 6th to 12th century CE. A sizeable silver ring with a stunning floral face, the details incised, delineated in relief, and gilded - with traces of blue glass inlays in the petals. The wide shank is comprised of hammered silver sheet

Lot: 74 - Rare 11th C. Persian Pottery Blue-Glazed Oil Lamp

Near East, Persia (Iran), Late Abbasid to Fatimed periods, ca. late 11th to mid 12th century CE. A truly beautiful small oil lamp, made of a white pottery, glazed in a rare, highly iridescent blue. The design has a small, curled handle on one side

Lot: 75 - 18th C. Persian Flintlock Rifle - Long Form

Near East, Persia / Iran, ca. 18th century CE. An extremely long flintlock rifle intended for use in warfare. The flared wooden stock end is adorned with hammered brass sheets and buttons, thus increasing the gripping power of the wielder, and an

Lot: 76 - 19th C. Persian Scimitar w/ Horn Handle, Brass

Western Asia, Persia (present day Iran), ca. 19th century CE. An elegant steel scimitar with a traditional curved blade. The handle is crafted from animal horn, likely mammalian in origin (yak or ox), with a wide pommel end and a slender midsection;

Lot: 77 - Lot of 15 Indus Valley Pottery Fertility Idols /

Central Asia, Indus Valley, Meghargh period, ca. 3500 to 2800 BCE. A lovely ensemble of fifteen Bronze Age Indus Valley pottery fertility idols, nine fragmentary pieces and six full figures. Many of the full figures are shown in fine detail with

Lot: 78 - Indus Valley Pottery Bowl w/ Bulls - TL Tested

Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan/Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A stunning example of some of the earliest decorated pottery in central Asia. A round-bodied vessel with three equidistant pinches at the rim, the bulbous form upon

Lot: 79 - Rare Bactrian Bronze Claw Mace Head

Central Asia, Bactria, ca. 2100 to 1600 BCE. A cast bronze mace or axe head of a uniquely Bactrian form: a hollow oval "blade" ending in four claw-like projections (two still present) that were presumably made to be tightened around a wooden haft.

Lot: 80 - Central Asian BMAC Bronze Adze - Incised

Central Asia, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC), modern day central Asia, ca. early 2nd millennium BCE. A heavy bronze adze cast from a single piece with a narrow blade end and a sharp, hooked tang at the other. A thick shank separates the two ends and

Lot: 81 - Early Central Asian Terracotta Pouring Vessel TL

Central Asia, Bronze Age, ca. 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. A fascinating and rare vessel, made of heavy blackware, with a rounded, teapot-like body, a round ring foot, and a curled handle high up on the shoulder. At the top is a tall, conical

Lot: 82 - Rare Caspian Sea Bronze Sword, ex-Harmer Rooke

Central Asia, Caspian Sea region, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. A unique bronze short sword, cast in a single piece, with a wide midrib that continues into a wide tang. The tang splits in half and branches out into two terminals that look like budding,

Lot: 83 - Rare Scythian / Cimmerian Bronze Horse Harness (6)

Central Asia, Scythian and / or Cimmerian, ca. mid 1st millennium BCE. An absolutely stunning collection of six bronze pieces that once formed the decorative components of a horse harness. Four are cross-shaped bosses with incised sunbursts and

Lot: 84 - Lifesize+ Gandharan Grey Schist Head of Buddha

Central Asia, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, Gandharan Empire, ca. 1st century CE. An absolutely stunning gray schist face of the Buddha, depicted here with a tremendous ushnisha (in the Gandharan tradition, just a topknot). The face is sensuously

Lot: 85 - Ancient Gandharan Schist Portrait Head of Buddha

Central Asia, India / Pakistan, ca. 3rd century CE. A gray schist portrait of Buddha from a large relief. His hair is pulled back with a typical ushnisha, and an urna rests in the middle of his forehead. A lovely and sensitive portrait! Size: 3.5" W

Lot: 86 - 19th C. Indian Bronze Ganesha Statue

Central Asia, India, ca. 19th century CE. One of the most instantly recognizable Hindu gods, Ganesh or Ganesha is known as the "Remover of Obstacles." This fine bronze statue shows Ganesh seated upon a small cushion, front legs extended. He holds an

Lot: 87 - Indian Pink Sandstone Sculpture - Parvati & Monkey

Central Asia, India, Middle Kingdoms period, ca. 11th to 12th century CE. A large, high relief carving, made from a warm, pinkish sandstone, depicting the Hindu goddess Parvati standing in a sensuous pose, leaning forward at the waist. One arm

Lot: 88 - Indian Middle Kingdoms Sandstone Standing Krishna

Central Asia, India, Middle Kingdoms period, ca. 11th to 12th century CE. A sensual, high relief sandstone carving of the Hindu god, Krishna. He is hand-carved in a depiction showing the deity standing and wearing a transparent dhoti, ankle band, and

Lot: 89 - 14th C. Tibetan Carved Wood Book Cover - 5 Buddhas

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 14th to 15th century CE. An extensively carved wooden book cover depicting five Buddhas displaying various mudras, seated upon lotus thrones and surrounded by mandorlas, in the central register. This central panel is

Lot: 90 - 14th C. Tibetan Ceramic Medicine Buddha

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 14th to 16th century CE. A delightful greyware disc featuring a seated Buddha figure. Buddha is depicted in high relief on the mold-made disc, shown seated, holding a jar of ointment. This is the Medicine Buddha, the Buddha

Lot: 91 - 18th C. Tibetan Brass Dorje (Vajra) with Head

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 18th to 19th century CE. A fine, old example of a dorje, also known as a vajra. The dorje, an instantly recognizable symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, represents the moment of Enlightenment. This example is rare in that it is not

Lot: 92 - 18th C. Indian Bronze Statuette of Goddess Radha

Central Asia, India, ca. 18th to 19th century CE. A charming cast bronze statuette of the goddess Radha, consort of Krishna. She is depicted here in a dynamic pose, leaning forward slightly, one hand extended before her in the Gyan mudra, with the

Lot: 93 - Late 18th / Early 19th C. Nepalese Wooden Festival

Central Asia, Nepal, ca. late 18th to early 19th century CE. Hand-carved from wood, this is a lovely mask presenting a striking visage with expressive abstract features such as rectangular openwork eyes, a bar-shaped nose, an open mouth, and a

Lot: 94 - 19th C. Tibetan Silver Disk w/ Dragon Symbol -

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 19th century CE. A fabulous cast silver, disc-like medallion, its face covered in ornate relief motifs. An outer ring features columns and serpents inside a thick border; a similarly thick border separates it from the

Lot: 95 - 19th C. Pair of Odisha, India Bronze Heads

Central Asia, eastern India, Odisha (formerly Orissia), ca. 19th century CE. A pair of cast bronze heads of matching form. Each has a simplified human face with a distinctive nose, wearing a conical, pointed hat. Both are hollow, and made to be

Lot: 96 - 19th C. Tibetan Brass Dorje (Vajra)

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful brass dorje, also known as a vajra. The dorje, an instantly recognizable symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, represents the moment of Enlightenment. This example has fine, lotus-flower-like motifs around

Lot: 97 - 19th C. Tibetan Wood Bottle w/ Copper Rim

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 19th century CE. A gorgeously polished, dark wood bottle, cylindrical and gently tapering from a flat base up to a sloping shoulder with a double incised band around it. Sheet copper has been wrapped around the mouth of the

Lot: 98 - Early 20th C. Tibet Bronze & Iron Dorje & Kartika

Central Asia, Tibet, ca. early 20th century CE. An iron kartika knife with a bronze dorje as its handle. The dorje is a ritual object associated with the concept of Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism, here formed of four spokes meeting at a raised

Lot: 99 - Lovely Early 20th C. Nagaland Amber Bead Necklace

Central Asia, India, Naga, ca. early 20th century CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of 31 translucent amber beads arranged in a nicely balanced, symmetrical composition. Long tubular beads alternate with disc-shaped spacers, culminating in a grand,

Lot: 100 - Gorgeous 20th C. Naga Glass Bead Necklace

Central Asia, India, Naga peoples, ca. 1959 CE. A gorgeous, heavy, glass bead necklace made by the Naga culture composed mainly of bright, sky blue seed beads, with larger multi-colored beads at the point that hangs furthest from the neck. At the

Lot: 101 - 14th C. Majapahit Bronze Bell Section - Yamantaka

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Java, Majapahit Empire, ca. 14th to 15th century CE. A cast bronze figural handle and upper framework of a bell, depicting Yamantaka (sometimes Yamataka), the Lord of Death in Vajrayana Buddhism. His has a fearsome

Lot: 102 - Fine 19th C. Burmese Carved Wood Nat - Shwe Nabay

Southeast Asia, Burma (present day Myanmar), Ava Period, ca. 19th century CE. A tall wooden statue painted with thick black, bright gold, and bright red details, with inlaid white and black stone eyes that seem to stare directly at the viewer. The

Lot: 103 - 19th C. Cambodian Wood Coconut Grater - Mammal

Southeast Asia, Cambodia, ca. mid to late 19th century CE. A carved wood coconut grater, depicted in the form of a recumbent mammalian feline, with long legs, an attenuated tail, a rotund torso, a thick neck supporting a raised head, large ears, and

Lot: 104 - 19th C. Burmese Alabaster Painted Buddha

Southeast Asia, Burma, modern day Myanmar, ca. 19th century CE. A lovely hand carved alabaster Buddha with some remains of gilding and red pigment, seated atop an integral lotus throne with petals painted red over golden hues beneath a green painted

Lot: 105 - 19th C. Burmese Gilded Wood Nat Figure

Southeast Asia, Burma (present day Myanmar), ca. 19th century CE. A gilded carved wooden statue of a Nat figure seated upon a double lotus pedestal with her left hand upon the knee of her folded left leg, her right elbow resting upon her upraised

Lot: 106 - Laotian Gilded Wood Meditation Buddha

Southeast Asia, Laos, ca. 19th century CE. Carved from a single piece of wood and beautifully embellished with gilding and red lacquer, a Buddha presenting the Bhumisparsha Mudra (earth touching or calling the earth to witness) sitting on a tiered

Lot: 107 - Huge Early 20th C. Thai Nang Yai Buffalo Hide

Southeast Asia, Thailand, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A huge leather puppet for the Nang yai (literally, "large shadow puppet") tradition. Made from buffalo hide, the surface is an incredibly intricate openwork form, with tiny dots, long lines,

Lot: 108 - Early 20th C. Sumatra Gourd Vessel w/ Stopper

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Batak peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A lidded ritual vessel made from a gourd wrapped in woven rattan, capped by a round, wooden lid with a fininal of a seated figure displaying a zoomorphic mask. The Batak

Lot: 109 - Published Indonesian Dayak Wood Shamanic Figure

Indonesia, Borneo, East Kalimantan, Tunjung tribe, early 20th century CE. A large, carved wood standing shamanic charm figure with its arms next to its chest. Comes with custom stand. Size: 1" W x 4" H (2.5 cm x 10.2 cm) Prior to the arrival of

Lot: 110 - Trio of Rare Chinese Neolithic Jade & Stone Bi

East Asia, Northeast China, Hongshan culture, Neolithic Period, ca. 3800 to 2700 BCE. Three beautiful hand-carved bi discs, the two smaller made of stone, and the largest from white nephrite. All three discs were created using a meticulous drilling

Lot: 111 - Chinese Neolithic Greyware Pouring Vessel

East Asia, China, Neolithic Period, ca. 3000 to 2000 BCE. An elegant, beautiful example of grey ware pottery. The body is almost amphora-like, slowly widening to a rounded shoulder, with two lugged handles on the shoulder. A wide, cylindrical spout

Lot: 112 - Chinese Neolithic Three-Handled Redware Cup

East Asia, China, Neolithic Period, ca. 3000 to 2000 BCE. A nicely-proportioned redware cup with a rounded lower body, a flat base, and a large, flared spout. Three strap handles descend from the unpronounced rim to midway on the body. Utilitarian

Lot: 113 - Chinese Warring States Iron / Bronze / Gold Belt

China, Warring States Period, 475 to 221 BCE. A stunning artifact, this is a bronze coated, iron belt hook with inlaid gold. The body of the hook curves, and there is a raised disc on the back for attachment; it once would have had a small hook at

Lot: 114 - Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Lid - Boshan Xianglu

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A mold-made ceramic lid, probably from a censer, in the form of a sacred mountain, known as Boshan Xianglu. The mountain is ringed by anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures who crouch and walk

Lot: 115 - Lot of 40 Small Japanese Stone Arrowheads

East Asia, Japan, Jomon to Yayoi, ca. 2000 BCE to 100 CE. Rare and very interesting group of ancient Japanese arrowheads. All made of a gray chert with a number of different types, shapes, and sizes. So rare to find outside of major Japanese cities!

Lot: 116 - Chinese Han Dynasty Greware Bowl

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A mold-made terracotta bowl with a thin overall composition. The exterior displays several concentric horizontal rows of low-relief dots above an incised circular base; it also has a deep interior

Lot: 117 - Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Pottery Pagoda

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A large green glazed earthenware model of a Han house created as a burial object or mingqi, to in essence 'stand in' for full-scale architecture, securing comfort for the deceased. This piece

Lot: 119 - Superb Chinese Jin/Yuan Dynasty Purple-Splash Bowl

East Asia, China, Jin to Yuan Dynasty, ca. 12th to 13th century CE. A stunning Jun-Ware / Junyao ceramic bowl with a scalloped rim, the surfaces decorated with luscious sky blue glaze with added purple splashes to the interior and exterior, all upon

Lot: 120 - Chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain Fish Plate

East Asia, China, late Ming Dynasty, ca. 17th century CE. A beautiful wheel-thrown porcelain plate depicting a large fish in royal blue hues with grey cross hatching over the body, the piscine form surrounded by decorative blue motifs resembling kelp

Lot: 121 - Chinese Qing Dynasty Jade Carving - Rat, Dragon,

Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1644 to 1912 CE. A beautiful piece of pale green jade, with a few flashes of deep blue green in the stone, carved into an elongated oval form depicting animals on a leaf. Its openwork form gives it a lace-like quality,

Lot: 122 - Rare 16th C. Japanese Christian Wood Virgin Mary

East Asia, Japan, Edo Period (Samurai Era), ca. 17th century CE. An incredible and rare example of a devotional statue of the Virgin Mary from Japan. It is carved from a single piece of wood. The face is emphasized, with large, deepset eyes, and a

Lot: 123 - Japanese Meiji Boxwood Netsuke - Noodle Maker

East Asia, Japan, Meiji period, ca. late 19th century CE. A carved boxwood netsuke depicting a man seated before a platter of long noodles -a noodle-maker - wearing a kimono and conical cap. Perforated through table and underside of figure. Size:

Lot: 124 - Published Chinese Bronze Cloisonne Matchbox Holder

East Asia, China, Republic of China, ca. 1920s CE. An openwork brass holder designed to take a standard box of small wood matches. The holder is ornamented identically on both sides with finely detailed cloisonne Imperial five-toed dragons against

Lot: 125 - Prehistoric Brazilian Cathedral Geode

South America, Brazil, millions and millions of years old. A deep, rounded geode with a golden citrine (yellow quartz) interior. Geodes form from hollow bubbles inside of a layer of rocks. Rain or other water sources falling on the exterior of the

Lot: 126 - Huge Eocene Fish Fossil Slab

New World, Eocene Epoch, ca. 55.8 to 33.9 million years ago. A limestone slab containing the fossilized remains of three fish and a stand of ferns. The Eocene world was the warmest of the Cenozoic (our current era), with an average mean temperature

Lot: 128 - Large / Early Valdivian Stone Axe Head

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Valdivian/Shillacoto-Wairajirca, ca. 1800 to 1500 BCE. A ceremonial hand axe, hand-carved from hard stone into a T-shape. The stone is a beautiful deep green wth butter-colored inclusions that form bands and swirls across its

Lot: 129 - Gorgeous Colima Greenstone Bowl

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A beautiful hand-carved stone bowl with deep, straight sides, an incurving rim, and four round, nub-like legs. The sides have incised vertical lines along their lengths, creating a scalloped

Lot: 130 - Pair of Jalisco Pottery Seated Female Sheepface

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two hand-built terracotta seated figures from the ancient Jalisco shaft-tomb culture. Both female figures are sitting with one leg tucked underneath a lengthy skirt, and each holds a bowl in

Lot: 131 - Ecuadorian Spindle Whorl Necklace w/ Tassel

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi culture, ca. 500 BCE and 500 CE. An impressive necklace comprised of fifty-eight (58) terracotta spindle whorls of red and black hues - each one finely incised with intricately delineated zoomorphic and avian forms -

Lot: 132 - Cute Nayarit Pottery Puppy - San Sebastian Style

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Protoclassic, San Sebastian style, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. An adorable quadruped puppy dog with four squat legs, a bulbous body, and a tail running from behind his back to the top of his head. The visage is

Lot: 133 - Mayan Stone Macrame Necklace w/ Drop Tassle

Pre-Columbian, Classic Maya, ca. 300 to 900 CE. A collection of sixteen Mayan stone beads, most round or disc-shaped, with four long, cylindrical beads. All are made from a hard, polished grey, green, or black stone. These are strung on a modern

Lot: 134 - Maya Double Jaguar Jade Bead / Modern 18K Gold Pin

Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, jade most likely from Guatemala, ca. 500 CE. Fine bluish-green speckled jadeite carved tubular double headed jaguar bead. Beautifully carved facial features, whiskered snouts, open fanged mouths and perked ears.

Lot: 135 - Mayan Jade Celt & Beads (34)

Pre-Columbian, Mexico and Guatemala, Mayan Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A collection of thirty-four irregularly-shaped jadeite beads, of varying beautiful colors, ranging from very pale, almost mint green to dark blue-green. Also a

Lot: 136 - Mayan Ulua Valley Polychrome Tripod Cylinder

Pre-Columbian, Honduras, Ulua Valley, Mayan, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A striking polychrome cylinder vessel standing on three legs painted with incredibly rich iconography. The exterior walls feature an extensive composition comprised of three seated

Lot: 137 - Chancay Bichrome Double Chambered Whistling Vessel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 CE. A musical whistling bridge-spouted stirrup vessel featuring a fine rendering of a cazique atop the front chamber joined via a strap handle to a tall tubular spout. The standing figure is

Lot: 138 - Pair of Chancay Wooden Loom Sticks - Bird &

Pre-Columbian, Chancay, modern day Peru, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. A pair of wooden loom sticks, well-preserved for their material and age! One is topped by a figure of a flute player wearing a headdress with a feather projecting from its center, the

Lot: 139 - Lambayeque Copper Mummy Mask w/ Shell Eyes

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque culture, ca. 10th to 11th century CE. A beautiful funerary mask made of hammered copper, with several small, pierced holes on the upper forehead for affixing it to a mummy bundle. The face has a

Lot: 140 - Heavy Panamanian 20K+ Gold Nose Ring - 7.6 g

Pre-Columbian, Panama, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. A beautiful gold nose ring possibly with a copper core created by the ancients of Panama, captivating for its brilliant shimmer and hue, as well as a form that demonstrates sophisticated gold working

Lot: 141 - Aztec Incised Redware Rattle Censor - Avian Motif

Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Aztec empire, ca. 1300 to 1500 CE. A wonderful redware incensario of clever design comprised of an openwork olla with a flared rim upon a pair of rounded rattle legs at one end and a long handle whose end coils upward

Lot: 142 - Choice Chimu Blackware Stirrup Jar w/ Jaguar

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1450 CE. A mold-made blackware stirrup vessel with a fierce jaguar perched upon a rectangular prism base - the stirrup joined to the back of the wild feline. The jaguar presents an expressive visage

Lot: 143 - Important Taino Three Pointer Stone Zemi Figure

Pre-Columbian, Hispaniola, Greater Antilles Islands, Taino/ Arawak Indians, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. Among the only items specifically referenced by Spanish chroniclers of the 15th century. Classically formed three pointer stone with large conically

Lot: 144 - African Nok Terracotta Head

West Africa, Central Nigeria, Nok culture, ca. 500 BCE to 200 CE. A carved terracotta head created by this ancient African culture, made of a coarse, quartz-tempered clay. The features were hand-modeled, and the face is dominated by large, deeply

Lot: 145 - Early 20th C. Yoruban Wooden Gelede Mask

West Africa, Yoruba peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A monochromatic example of a wooden Gelede mask. The face is exquisitely carved with repeated triangular patterns that move horizontally down the cheeks and diagonally across the forehead

Lot: 146 - 20th C. Asante African Carved Wooden Fertility

West Africa, Ghana, Asante (Ashanti, Achanti) people, ca. mid 20th century CE. A painted, dark wood example of a disk-headed akua ba (akuaba) figure. The figure stands on a conical base with her arms out to the side; her torso is studded with small

Lot: 147 - 20th C. African Hemba Wood Ancestor Figure

Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hemba peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A tall, hand-carved wooden ancestor figure, carved to represent both an individual and an ideal. The figure has both male and female characteristics, a common duality

Lot: 148 - 20th C. African Salampasu Wood, Brass, & Rattan

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Salampasu, ca. 20th century CE. A dramatic hand-carved wooden mask with a copper-covered face. The coiffure is composed of eighteen rattan balls with a woven netting hanging on the verso, and a

Lot: 149 - Mid-20th C. African Fon Wooden Female Bocio Figure

Africa, Republic of Benin, Fon peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A tall, hand-carved wooden "Bocio" figure by the Fon peoples. This female Bocio (or Boccio, literally "empowered cadaver") stands atop an integral circular plinth with delineated legs.

Lot: 150 - Impressive 19th C. PNG New Britain Wood War Club

Oceania / Polynesia / Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A dark palmwood war club in the form of a paddle, with one shorter end that resembles a handle and another that resembles the flattened end of a

Lot: 151 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Woven Trophy Panel

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, ca. mid 20th century CE. A fascinating, brightly painted woven panel in the form of a mythological beast. Made by weaving cane over a wooden frame, it includes two tail-like projections, one from either

Lot: 152 - Australian Aboriginal Bark Painting - Barramundi

Oceania, Australia, probably western Arnhem Land, ca. mid to late 20th century CE. An incredible sheet of eucalyptus bark incised and painted using natural pigments to form a fantastical fish, a barramundi, its body composed of dramatic lines,

Lot: 153 - 18th C. Spanish Colonial Wood Santo - An

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 18th century CE. A breathtaking santo depicting one of the Four Evangelists, either Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, donning red, green, and gilded robes and a heavy guage tin halo. He holds his Gospel in his right hand and a

Lot: 154 - 18th C. Spanish Colonial Wood Santo, Mary La

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico or Guatemala, ca. 18th to 19th c. CE. A hand-carved and painted santo depicting "La Purisima Concepcion" or "La Inmaculada," symbolizing the purity of the Virgin Mary who stands on a dark globe w/ a crescent moon

Lot: 155 - Early 19th C. Mexico Wood St. Anthony of Padua

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. early 19th century CE. A large wooden santo with a kind face, depicting St. Anthony of Padua. Hand-carved, and with glass eyes, the saint appears to be attentive to the viewer. In one hand, he holds a book

Lot: 156 - 19th C. Mexican Polychrome Wood Santo - Saint

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand-carved, painted wood Santo of San Blas, a saint born in Armenia and devoted to a life in medicine until his election to the episcopal diocese of Sebaste. He then withdrew to a cave on

Lot: 157 - 16th C. Mozarabic Vellum Music Manuscript from

Western Europe, Spain, ca. 1500 CE. Two sheets from a vellum music manuscript, painted by monks with a Mozarabic chant, which is a result of Moorish influence on Gregorian chants. Each sheet has capitals, with gorgeous red and blue hand-painted

Lot: 158 - 16th C. Framed Spanish Hymnal Pages - Mozarabic

Europe, Spain, ca. 1520s to 1530s CE. Two hand inscribed hymnal leaves in red and black on vellum (a high-quality sheet made out of stretched and scraped calfskin with a fold mark down the center). This is a rare Mozarabic manuscript in which the

Lot: 159 - 16th C. Russian Silver Coin Hoard - 100 coins!

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 16th century CE. A fine group of one-hundred flat coins, oblong in profile and extremely lightweight. The obverse sides depict a well-dressed figure riding a long-legged horse while wielding a lengthy spear. The reverse

Lot: 160 - 18th C. Russian Wooden Icon - Old Believers

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 1710 CE. A wonderfully stylized wood icon, painted in the strict manner of the Old Believers of Russian Orthodoxy, recalling the Byzantine icons painted nearly a millennium before this one. The scene is divided into four

Lot: 161 - 15th C. European Carved / Painted Wood Relic Box

Europe, ca. 15th to 18th century CE. A sliding wooden lid with a handle at one end and beveled edges, probably from a relic box, carved with a relief image of Christ or a revered saint laid to rest in his rectangular tomb, with arms crossed over his

Lot: 162 - 18th C. Russian Icon - Harrowing of Hell

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 1750 to 1780 CE. A beautiful, densely iconographic wooden icon with rich painted details and gilt. In the center is a depiction of the Resurrection and the Anastasis (the Harrowing of Hell); surrounding it are twelve

Lot: 163 - Mid-18th C. Russian Wood Icon St. John the Baptist

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 1740 to 1760 CE. Finely painted in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood, a large icon depicting St. John the Baptist holding a scroll and Jesus as the Lamb of God in a chalice as opposed to other depictions of John the

Lot: 164 - Tall 19th C. Russian Icon - St. John the Baptist &

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 19th century CE. A very large icon depicting a winged St. John the Baptist holding a scroll as well as his severed head on a platter, with God the Father above, all finely painted in egg tempera on wood. The magnificent

Lot: 165 - 19th C. Russian Icon - Resurrection / Feasts

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. A breathtaking festal icon in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood featuring the resurrection of Christ in the center surrounded by a mandorla and standing atop an empty tomb. The Resurrection is the

Lot: 166 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon 40 Martyrs of

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Icons presenting imagery of mass martyrdoms are rare. Perhaps the most famous of these tragic stories is the Martyrs of Sebaste depicted on this example and housed in a glass-fronted, wood kiot. The composition is

Lot: 167 - Early 19th C. Russian Brass & Enamel Traveling

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. early 19th century CE. A large brass traveling icon, comprised of four hinged panels, with recessed depictions providing an extensive chronology of the life of Jesus Christ. The far left panel shows at the top the

Lot: 168 - Mid 18th C. Flemish Brass Lamp

Europe, Flanders (Belgium), ca. 1760 CE. A gorgeous early northern European brass lamp, constructed of three pieces, with a lidded body made to fit a pendant stand with an integral tall, curving handle. The body has a long spout extending from one

Lot: 169 - 19th C. European Ceremonial Steel / Brass Short

Europe, probably England or France, ca. 19th century CE. A ceremonial sword with a narrow, straight steel blade and a polished brass handle. A beautiful woven gold-colored ribbon is wrapped around the branch from just below the pommel. The ribbon

Lot: 170 - 19th C. European Sword & Scabbard - Spadroon

Europe, probably England or France, ca. 19th century CE. A simple ceremonial sword with a narrow, straight steel blade and a polished bronze handle. A relief floral design wraps around the lower part of the round pommel, which is capped by a flared,

Lot: 171 - Strand of 19th C. Italian Millefiori Glass Beads

Europe, Italy, Venice, ca. 19th century CE. A varied group of eighty millefiori (mosaic) glass beads strung together, with one modern plastic bead and one glass bead that is not the millefiori style. To make millefiori beads, artisans produce glass

Lot: 172 - 19th C. Gould & Richter Litho - Spathura

John Gould (British, 1804-1881) and H.C. Richter (British, 1821-1902), colored lithograph entitled, "Spathura rufocaligata" (Red-booted Rachet-Tail), from "A Monograph of the Trochilidoe" or "Family of Hummingbirds" London, printed by Hullmandel

Lot: 173 - Early 20th C. American Silver Ladle - Stamped

North America, United States, Missouri, ca. 1915 CE. A thick silver ladle with an elegantly-shaped silver and wooden handle capped by a round silver ball. The underside of the ladle handle is stamped "HUBER". On the other side of the ladle handle,

Lot: 174 - Large / Magnificent Masoud Yasami Contemporary

Masoud Yasami (American, b. 1949), oil and acrylic on canvas painting entitled, "Composition with an Open Door", dated 1990 CE. Signed and dated by the artist in the lower left corner, a brilliant contemporary painting by Masoud Yasami, an artist who

Lot: 175 - Milford Zornes - Watercolor / Ink - Nude at Beach

Milford Zornes (American, 1908-2008), watercolor and ink drawing entitled "Nature at the Beach," 2002 CE. A wonderful female nude painted by Milford Zornes in watercolor and ink with additional sketches on the verso, all on a sheet from the artist's

Lot: 176 - Milford Zornes "Horse Lady" (Cowgirl) Watercolor &

Milford Zornes (American, 1908-2008), "Cowgirl" watercolor, 2002 CE. A beautiful Milford Zornes watercolor, created later in his career, on heavy gauge cotton French Arches watercolor paper (watermark and impressed) depicting a 3/4 length cowgirl or

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