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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
Auction Date May 24 Auction
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Louisville, CO
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Lot: 1 - Ancient Alaskan Fossilized Oosik w/ Baleen & Bone

North America, Alaska, ca. 5000 years ago, with Native American (Inuit, Yupik, and/or Alaskan native) modifications (caps and yo-yos) likely from the late 19th or early 20th century CE. A fossilized and highly polished walrus oosik (known as a

Lot: 2 - Ancient Northwest Coast Bone Fishing Lure - Whale

Native American, Arctic region, Inuit, ca. 1000 to 1700 CE. Charming in its simplicity, this is a fishing lure in the form of a miniature whale, its body carved from marine mammal bone to have a graceful, curved back, a splayed tail, drilled eyes,

Lot: 3 - Ancient Pacific Northwest Stone with Humanoid Face

Native American, Pacific Northwest, ca. 1000 CE. A fascinating carved zoomorphic stone, carved out to have deep eyes with rings around them and a nub-like snout. Presumed to be used for grinding food or medicine and as an oil lamp when turned upside

Lot: 4 - 19th C. Pacific Northwest Wood Rattle w/ Deer

Native American, Pacific Northwest, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A rattle made from six deer hooves attached with string to an anthropomorphic wooden handle. The top of the handle is painted with black and red to resemble a face wearing a

Lot: 5 - Rare Prehistoric Alaskan Thule Wood Effigy Doll

Native American, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska (Bering Strait), Thule culture, ca. 1200 to 1700 CE. An incredibly rare hand-carved wooden effigy figure, long preserved in frozen tundra. The figure is anthropomorphic and simple, with its main features

Lot: 6 - Early 20th C. Pacific Northwest Fish Club w/

Native American, Pacific Northwest Coast (USA and Canada), ca. early 20th century CE. A gorgeous and finely-detailed club, hand-carved from a single piece of hard wood, used for clubbing fish once fisherman have extracted them from the water. The

Lot: 7 - 19th C. Pacific Northwest Coast Haida Bentwood Box

Native American, northern Pacific Northwest coast, probably Haida from Queen Charlotte Island, British Columbia, ca. late 19th century CE. A beautiful bentwood box, carved from cedar. The interior is unpainted, while the exterior has red and black

Lot: 8 - 19th C. Pacific Northwest Haida Argillite Peace

Native American, Pacific Northwest coast, Haida, found in Skagway, Alaska according to collection label, ca. 19th century CE. A particularly fine example of an argillite peace pipe extensively decorated with totemic creatures, a proud Thunderbird

Lot: 9 - Late 19th C. Pacific Northwest Inuit Wooden Face

Native American, North America, Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), Inuit, ca. late 19th century CE. An intriguing painted face mask, hand-carved from lightweight wood. Carved out on the verso, this mask presents a striking countenance comprised of

Lot: 10 - Early 20th C. Pacific Northwest Haida Carved Wood

Native American, Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), Haida peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A finely-carved and painted wooden totem pole depicting an abstract reptilian figure standing atop an unusual bifurcated face, all atop a stylized

Lot: 11 - Early 20th C. Crow Indian Parfleche Medicine Case

Native American, North America, Northern Plains Indians, Crow, ca. early 20th century CE. A gorgeous and vibrant parfleche medicine bag made for a medicine man of the Crow Indians. Parfleche is a sturdy material made from stretching and drying a

Lot: 12 - Early 20th C. Inuit Whalebone - Shaman Spirit Mask

Native American, Arctic region, Inuit people, ca. early 20th century CE. A compelling carving of a shamanic face, created using the naturally-formed planes of a whale bone - a chevron, found low in the tail of the animal. The dense bone structure is

Lot: 13 - Early 20th C. Alaskan Alder Wood Totem Pole

Native American, Alaska, ca. 1920s CE. A hand-carved alder wood totem pole with a long base that is carved out to form an area to place a pipe. Two totemic figures perch atop the base - a beaver and a bird, with the bird's wings spread out to the

Lot: 14 - 20th C. Northwest Coast Signed Sterling Silver

Native American, Pacific Northwest, Hoonah, Alaska, ca. pre 1980s CE, made by Bill J. Wilson (active pre-1980). A pretty sterling silver cuff-like bracelet signed by its creator. The bracelet is in the form of a fish, its body elongated to form a

Lot: 15 - Early 20th C. Inuit Wood Hunter Figure with

Native American, Arctic peoples, probably Inuit, ca. early 20th century CE. A charming hand-carved wooden doll, depicting a hunter in a white parka, holding a harpoon. The Inuit have an ancient tradition - at least 1000 years long - of making dolls

Lot: 16 - Early 20th C. Northwest Coast Wood Rattle Birds &

Native American, Pacific Northwest, probably from British Columbia, Canada, ca. early 20th century CE. A powerful, hand-carved wooden rattle for use at ceremonies and feasting events known as potlatches, decorated with the classic style of motifs

Lot: 17 - North West Coast Tlingit Painted Wood Bird Ladle

Native American, Northwest Coast, Tlingit, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A hand-carved and extremely large wooden ladle representing a bird, perhaps a Raven, the handle meticulously detailed with incised features and painted in rich green,

Lot: 18 - Early 20th C. Pacific Northwest Salish Wood Adze

Native American, Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), Salish tribe, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A gorgeous zoomorphic adze handle, hand-carved from finely-grained hard wood. The attachment point is tapered and triangular in form, with a lengthy

Lot: 19 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Haida Painted Hide &

Native American, Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada, ca. mid 20th century CE. A gorgeous hide bag made from a folded-over sheet of hide. A thin hide strap provides an easy way to carry it. The surface is painted

Lot: 20 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Coast Wood Rattle w/

Native American, Pacific Northwest, ca. 20th century CE. A unique and unusual carved wooden rattle that makes a rich sound when shaken. The body of the rattle is a dual-headed creature, with a bird head on one end with a long beak and ear-like

Lot: 21 - 20th C. Alaskan King Island Inuit Wooden Spirit

Native American, North America, Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), Alaska, King Island, Inuit, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. An interesting tri-colored face mask, hand-carved from a single piece of hard wood. Ovoid in form, this mask boasts

Lot: 22 - Mid 20th C. Kwakwaka'wakw Wolf Wood Potlatch Hat

Native American, Pacific Northwest, Kwakwaka'wakw people (Kwakiutl), ca. 1950s CE. With a sly grin and bright colors, this potlatch hat in the form of a wolf head is sure to catch the eye! The major part of the hat is a concave, wolf-head-shaped

Lot: 23 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Wood Pipe w/ Stone Bird

Native American, Pacific Northwest, probably Tlingit, ca. mid 20th century CE. A pretty pipe with a dark wooden stem - probably made from cedar - and a carved stone bowl in the form of a bird, glazed with a thick, dark green pigment. A leather strap

Lot: 24 - 20th C. Tlingit Wood, Hide, & Fur Female Doll

Native American, Pacific Northwest, Tlingit peoples, ca. 20th century CE. A charming doll, made from carved wood and richly ornamented. She has a painted face, a felt blanket decorated with dual ravens, a hide dress with fringe and beads, and ermine

Lot: 25 - 20th C. Pacific Northwest Shark Man Headdress -

Native American, Pacific Northwest, probably Tlingit, ca. 1986 CE, signed on back by Greg Prescott (active later 20th century CE). A fierce headdress, hand-carved from wood, with the head of an anthropomorphic shark man at its center. The head is

Lot: 26 - 20th C. Kwakwaka'wakw Wood Whale Rattle - Signed

Native American, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Canada, Kwakwaka'wakw people, ca. 1998 CE, Erich Glendale (b. 1972). One of my absolute favorites, a gorgeous hand-carved wooden ceremonial rattle in the form of a killer whale. Signed by the

Lot: 27 - Mid-20th C. Fijian Wooden Ula Throwing Club

Oceania, Fiji Islands, ca. 1950 CE. A beautiful and hand-carved wooden throwing club (known locally as "i ula tavatava") with an elegant presentation. The club has an eight-lobed striking head with a central bulb projecting skywards from the middle.

Lot: 28 - 20th C. Indonesian Tanimbar Island Wood Hair Comb

Southeast Asia/Oceania, Indonesia, Leti Archipelago, Tanimbar Island, ca. 1960 CE. A beautiful hand-carved wooden comb with a scrollwork-style figural representation at its top. Wearable! Size: 2" W x 4.5" H (5.1 cm x 11.4 cm); 5.2" H (13.2 cm) on

Lot: 29 - 18th C. Marquesas Islands Stone Human Figure

Oceania, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), ca. early 18th century CE. A fascinating Polynesian stone figure, sometimes known as a tiki (meaning human ancestor figure), shown with the knees slightly bent and the hands resting on the abdomen. The

Lot: 30 - 18th C. Marquesas Islands Stone Tiki Figure

Oceania, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), ca. 18th century CE. An interesting stone anthropomorphic figure, depicted kneeling, with long legs that fold back over themselves. The hands reach forward above the knees, with three broad, articulated

Lot: 31 - 19th C. Marquesas Islands Wooden Ancestral Figure

French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, ca. 19th century CE. A tall, hand-carved wooden figure representative of a deceased ancestor. The statue has a rotund body which sports a pair of nubbin-shaped legs, lengthy arms folded over its abdomen, and a

Lot: 32 - 19th C. Fijian I Ula Tavatava Wooden Throwing Club

Oceania, Fiji Islands, ca, 19th century CE. A handsome carved wood example of an I Ula Tavatava throwing club, one of the most important Fijian weapons, made during a time when warfare was rampant in the region. This was created to be a personal

Lot: 33 - Early 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Canoe Sail

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River valley, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden figural sail mount, made for one of the ubiquitous canoes that have been used traditionally to travel around this region. Each of the three arms has an

Lot: 34 - 19th C. Tongan Wooden Fluted Point War Club

Oceania, Polynesia, probably Tonga, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A long, heavy, dark wood club, also known as an akau, with a long, gently broadening handle and a striking end with a deeply ridged surface that resembles a folded-up umbrella.

Lot: 35 - Late 19th C. PNG Wooden Garamut Slit-Gong Drum

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Upper Sepik River area, ca. late 19th century CE. A lengthy, hand-carved wooden beater mallet used to strike a large garamut slit-gong drum. The thick handle allows the musician to wield and grip the mallet effortlessly,

Lot: 36 - 19th C. Papua New Guinea Wooden Ancestor Figure

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, ca. early 20th century CE. A tall, hand-carved wooden ancestor figure. The figure has a simple body, with joined legs, no feet, a narrow torso, and arms hanging down to its waist. Two spikes rise from the shoulders. The

Lot: 37 - 20th C. Trobriand Islands Wooden Fish-Shaped Bowl

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Trobriand Island, ca. mid 20th century CE. A charming serving bowl carved from native hardwood. The bowl itself is deep and round, with the body of a fish forming its border. The fish's tail and back fins act as a handle.

Lot: 38 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Ramu Betel Nut

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Ramu region, ca. mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden mortar for grinding betel nuts. The bowl of the mortar stands atop two identical anthropomorphic/zoomorphic figures perched on an integrated round base. These

Lot: 39 - 20th C. PNG Boiken Woven Talipun (Currency Mask)

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Boiken area, ca. mid 20th century CE. A woven mask-like item called a talipun, unique to the coastal Boiken region of northern Papua New Guinea. This item was made to be used as currency and given as a gift. It is

Lot: 40 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Coconut & Hair Mask

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Valley, ca. mid 20th century CE. A charming mask made from half a coconut shell, with incised motifs forming a dramatic and ornate face with what appears to be an avian decoration on its forehead. The edges are

Lot: 41 - 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wosera Clay Jar

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Wosera-Gawi region, ca. mid 20th century CE. A beautiful ceremonial terracotta jar with a rounded, apple-shaped body and a wide mouth. The interior is painted black, while the exterior is painted white, yellow, and red on a

Lot: 42 - 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: 43 - Mid-20th C. Papua New Guinea Wooden Dance Mask

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, East Sepik River province, North Coast, Boiken peoples, ca. mid-20th century CE. A beautiful and well-preserved mask meant to be worn during dance ceremonies, hand-carved from a single piece of hardwood. The elongated mask

Lot: 44 - Mid-20th C. PNG Wooden Lime Spatula w/ Currency

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Trobriand Islands, ca. mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden spatula with a slender form used for gathering powdered lime from burnt shell and coral remains and preparing it for consumption. The spatula is comprised of

Lot: 45 - Early 20th C. Maori Patu Wood War Club with Shell

Oceania, New Zealand, ca. 1930s CE. A carved patu (war club), made of dark wood, with inlaid haliotis (abalone) shell forming a cross motif on one side and the eyes of Janus-faced zoomorphic motifs on the other side. The handle is also zoomorphic,

Lot: 46 - Signed Hawaiian Milo Wood Poi Bowl - Pat Coito,

New World, Hawaiian Islands, ca. late 20th century CE. A gorgeous poi bowl showing attractive patina and graining, hand-carved from milo wood by the famous Hawaiian wood-turner Pat Coito. The vessel has a flat base, a rounded body, and walls that

Lot: 47 - 20th C. Hawaiian Koa Wood Rose-Shaped Bowl

New World, Hawaiian Islands, ca. late 20th century CE. An absolutely gorgeous bowl with an upper section shaped to resemble a blooming rose, hand-carved from finely-grained koa wood. The vessel has a concave, three-footed base which is textured on

Lot: 48 - 20th C. Hawaiian Flair Sided Milo Wood Bowl,

North America, Hawaii, ca. 1975 CE, signed by C. P. Marco. A beautiful bowl made from milo wood, a species native to Hawaii, with its exterior and interior polished to a high sheen. The bowl bulges out at its waist before narrowing at the mouth, and

Lot: 50 - 4th C. African Komoland Terracotta Head

Ancient West Africa, Nigeria, Komoland, ca. 4th century CE. A finely-detailed head, hand-built from grog-rich clay with a light-orange color. The object has a long insertion tang as a neck, and the top of the head is concave with a small central

Lot: 51 - Late 19th C. African Dan-Wobe Wooden Face Mask

West Africa, Liberia or Ivory Coast, Dan peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. An intriguing and highly-stylized face mask, the face hand-carved from hard wood. The face is characterized by an enormous nose, large bulging eyes with narrow

Lot: 52 - 20th C. Yoruban Ose Sango Wooden Staff

West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, ca. early 20th century CE. A beautiful, hand-carved wooden Yoruba Ose Sango (also known as a Shango Staff or dance wand) of a traditional form, with a janus-headed finial, both faces with large, diamond-shaped eyes,

Lot: 53 - Early 20th C. African Lobi Wood Bateba Figure

Western Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A standing anthropomorphic bateba figure, hand-carved from light wood. Depicted nude with both male and female characteristics and appearing to be pregnant, the figure stands with

Lot: 54 - Early 20th C. African Yaka Wooden Shrine Figure

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yaka peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A fine and hand-carved wooden shrine figure from the Yaka people of central Africa. The figure is characterized by a pair of attenuated legs, a rotund torso, a

Lot: 55 - Early 20th C. African Mambila Wood / Iron Axe

Central Africa, Cameroon, Mambila peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A gorgeous axe with a forged iron axe head and a wooden body and handle. Hand-carved from hard wood, the body has an elongated, club-shaped form that gradually tapers to a slender,

Lot: 56 - Early 20th C. African Igbo Wooden Ikenga Shrine

Western Africa, Nigeria, Igbo peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved abstract anthropomorphic wooden shrine figure known as an "ikenga." The ikenga is a ritualistic figure used by the Igbo society to represent strength as well as

Lot: 57 - 1940s African Mende Wood Bundu Helmet Mask

West Africa, Liberia or Sierra Leone, Mende people, ca. 1940s CE. A large wood mask characterized by thin slit eyes, a bulging forehead, a delicate nose, cupped ears, and lovely multi-lobed coiffure with a pair of bulb-shaped knots as well as a

Lot: 58 - 20th C. Nigerian Ogoni Wood Mask w/ Articulated

West Africa, Southeastern Nigeria, Ogoni, ca. mid 20th century CE. A finely carved, painted wood mask of the Ogoni culture, which is known for human-faced masks with hinged, articulated jaws that allow the mask to "speak." The moveable jaw is

Lot: 59 - Early 20th C. African Igbo Wooden Alusi Ikenga

Western Africa, Nigeria, Igbo peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden horned alusi (deity) - an anthropomorphic figure with large, dramatically curled horns, holding a head in his left hand, and adorned with interesting

Lot: 60 - Early 20th C. African Igbo Wooden Ikenga Shrine

Western Africa, Nigeria, Igbo peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A finely-aged example of a horned anthropomorphic shrine figure known as an "ikenga," hand-carved from lightweight wood. The ikenga is a ritual object in Igbo society that

Lot: 61 - Mid-20th C. African Yoruba Wooden Shango Dance

West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A light-brown wood carving of a standing woman with an elongated rectangular chest and a large crest atop her head. Her facial features are stylized in characteristic Yoruba fashion with

Lot: 62 - Mid-20th C. African Kongo Wooden Seated Thinker

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo or Vili peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden figure depicted in a seated pose. The figure rests atop an integral circular plinth, one leg folded underneath with the other bent

Lot: 63 - Mid-20th C. African Igbo Wooden Chalk Spoon

Western Africa, Nigeria, Igbo peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A lovely hand-carved wooden spoon with a finely-detailed face handle perhaps representative of an ancestor. The scoop portion has a bullseye-style verso with concentric rings in black

Lot: 64 - Mid-20th C. African Lwalwa Wooden Face Mask

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lwalwa (sometimes Lwalu, Balwalwa) peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A beautiful and hand-carved wooden face mask with a projecting chin, large lips, a triangular nose, slit-form eyes, a well-sculpted

Lot: 65 - Mid-20th C. African Ogoni Wooden Face Mask

Western Africa, Nigeria, Ogoni peoples, ca. mid 20th century CE. A large, hand-carved wooden mask with slit-form eyes, bar-shaped ears with grooved notches, a broad nose, puckered lips, flush cheeks, and a smooth chin. The head is capped with a large

Lot: 66 - 18th C. African Trade Bead Necklace, Black & Tan

Manufactured in Europe and traded to Africa, probably western Africa, ca. 18th century CE. Approximately 130 black and tan glass cylindrical beads, with curving eye-like motifs on their sides. Trade beads played a major role in the age of European

Lot: 67 - 19th C. African Millefiori Glass Trade Bead

Europe, Venice (modern day Italy), found in Western Africa, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful necklace comprised of thirty millefiori glass beads. Most have an emerald-green and navy blue color scheme with small and integral red, yellow, white, black,




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