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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
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Lot: 111 - Rare Important Olmec Seated Terracotta Baby

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec, ca. 1200 to 600 BCE. A large kaolin-slipped earthenware Olmec baby figure seated on a rounded posterior and balancing itself on inward-folded legs and curled toes, its slender, sinuous arms held

Lot: 112 - Rare Chavin Pottery Seated Flute Player w/ TL Test

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, early Chavin, ca. 900 to 200 BCE. A hand-built pottery figure, seated with crossed legs, holding a multi-tubed pan flute in both hands. Depicted wearing ankle wraps, a loincloth, and a shoulder-length tunic, this

Lot: 113 - Olmec Stone Maskette Set in Modern 14K Gold Ring

Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec, ca. 1000 to 400 BCE. A mesmerizing maskette carved from a beautiful greenstone with black and golden inclusions created by the Olmec, the oldest major civilization in Mexico, expertly worked with

Lot: 114 - Moche Pottery Amorous Llama Stirrup Vessel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche III to IV, ca. 400 to 600 CE. "Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. Let's do it, let's fall in love!" In the context of this piece, perhaps that third line of this famous song could be, "Even

Lot: 115 - Jalisco Kaolin Ceramic Woman Holding Olla,

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A large kaolin ceramic figure of a woman, portrayed nude and kneeling, holding a large olla on her lap. Her eyes are outlined in thick black pigment, as are her lips; her irises are also

Lot: 116 - Jalisco Pottery Joined Musicians, ex-Hollywood

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A fine, hand-molded pottery sculpture showing a seated, conjoined man and woman. The woman sits behind the man, her hands on his sides just below his shoulders. He plays a large drum. They

Lot: 117 - Colima Pottery Redware Dog - Ready To Eat!

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hollow ceramic vessel in the form of a very portly Colima dog, one of the most famous of the classes of West Mexican shaft tomb culture artifacts. This little guy has a lively face, perky

Lot: 118 - Condorhuasi-Alamito Argentina Carved Stone Mask

Pre-Columbian, northwest Argentina, Early Period, Condorhuasi-Alamito culture, ca. 200 BCE to 500 CE. A haunting, lifesize, anthropomorphic mask, hand-carved from a heavy, grey, volcanic stone. The mask is dominated by a pronounced brow ridge, a

Lot: 119 - Colima Seated Musician w/ Conch Shell Instrument

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. An impressive hand-modeled redware seated musician, holding a large conch shell instrument in his left hand and a fan or rasp in his right. Among the modeled pottery figures created by

Lot: 120 - Jalisco Pottery Nude Woman w/ Bowl, ex-Hollywood

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, El Arenal style, Protoclassic Period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A tall female figure of substantial form standing upon a pair of arching feet and stocky legs. Her slightly distended torso, ample hips, and delineated

Lot: 121 - Jalisco Terracotta Female w/ Tattoos -

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, Ameca-Etzatlan style, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A large and hollow, hand-built and modeled terracotta female figure, sitting with her legs folded to the right side, and holding a cup in both hands between her

Lot: 122 - Early Moche Pottery Trophy Head Stirrup Vessel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, late Moche I to early Moche II, ca. 100 BCE to 300 CE. A beautiful bichrome pottery vessel with a planar base, globular body, an arching stirrup-shaped handle, and a tubular spout with an angular lip. Each side

Lot: 123 - Vicus Pottery Whistling Double Vessel w/ Jaguar

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Vicus culture, ca. 200 BCE to 600 CE. A fantastic polychrome terracotta double-chambered vessel presenting a fierce jaguar perched upon the front chamber joined to the rear chamber by an upper curved handle that doubles as the

Lot: 124 - Masterpiece Moche Pottery Warrior w/ 14K Gold &

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche II, ca. 300 to 400 CE. An incredible and rare mold-made ceramic figural vessel in the form of a kneeling warrior with incredible stone inlays - lapis and turquoise on a bracelet and at his waist, with lapis and a white

Lot: 125 - Moche Gilded Copper Ear Spools - Chasquis

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche, ca. 100 to 600 CE. In a word, WOW! A very large pair of matched gilded copper earspools, the faces adorned with intricate depictions of running Chasqui, the warrior messenger of the Lord King, holding a shield and

Lot: 126 - Superb Teotihuacan Green Stone Mask

Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Teotihuacan, ca. 200 to 600 CE. An impressive stone mask of a characteristic angular form with boldly delineated facial features, carved from a rich greenstone of stunning dark green hues with lighter green inclusions,

Lot: 127 - Moche Royal 14K Gold Ear Spools - 56.6 g

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche, ca. 100 to 600 CE. A stunning pair of 14K gold ear ornaments of very large, circular forms - each one adorned by numerous attached circular danglers. Just imagine a lord or shaman wearing these while standing atop a

Lot: 128 - Moche Gilded Copper Double Headed Owl Headdress

Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 400 to 800 CE. An incredible copper headdress in the form of a bird with two dangling, hollow owl head pendants serving as eyes. The headdress is made of very thin sheet copper, hammered and cut

Lot: 129 - Moche Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Drunk Man on

Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), middle to late Moche, ca. 400 to 800 CE. A humorous mold-made stirrup vessel in the form of a long-suffering llama carrying two sacks, one on either side of his body, and, on his back, the body of his human

Lot: 130 - Pair of Rare Moche Silver Rattling Keros

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, ca. 300 to 600 CE. An exquisite set of keros (sometimes quero, qiro) formed from sheet silver and then hammer-molded to form drinking vessels. One vessel is cylindrical in form with a planar base, a deep

Lot: 131 - Veracruz Lord in Regal Attire, Ex-Hollywood - TL

Pre-Columbian, Gulf Coast of Mexico, Veracruz culture, ca. 500 to 700 CE. A remarkable ceramic figure: a standing lord with a lifelike face and elaborate costume. The figure has a long robe draped with a pectoral composed of four horizontal strands;

Lot: 132 - Mayan Shell Pendant w/ Greenstone Inlay

Pre-Columbian, Mexico and northern Central America, Mayan Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A beautifully-preserved shell pendant with a round, pale greenstone inlay in its center. The shell is concave, with its edges carved into a series

Lot: 133 - Mayan Shell Mosaic - Human Figure in Profile

Pre-Columbian, Mexico and northern Central America, Mayan Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A beautifully-carved, cream-colored shell formed into three panels that together form a human figure in profile. The figure wears a horned

Lot: 134 - Exceptional Mayan Cylinder of God A - Kerr Rollout

Pre-Columbian, Northern Peten, Guatemala, Mayan, ca. 600 to 800 CE. One of the finest and certainly most macabre examples of Mayan art! Pottery cylinder, most likely used for drinking cocoa, depicting the God A. The image may be a composite of God A

Lot: 135 - Tall Mayan Codex Pottery Cylinder w/ Skeletal God

Pre-Columbian, classic Mayan, Pacific Lowland of Guatemala, ca. 500 to 800 CE. Perhaps it is just my sudden love for all things macabre, but this is one fabulous cylinder! A classic example in tall, cylindrical form decorated in Codex style of

Lot: 136 - Large Rare Mayan Stone Coatimundi / Von Winning

Pre-Columbian, Guatemala highlands, Mayan, Classic Period, ca. 250 to 900 CE. Finely carved in the round, a playful depiction of a coatimundi, an animal deemed sacred and magical by the Mayans. This sculpture comes with authentication paperwork from

Lot: 137 - Vera Cruz Napiloa Articulated Doll, ex-Christie's

Pre-Columbian, Veracruz Mexico, Napiloa, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 950 CE. A fabulous articulated doll depicting a young prince donning an elaborate tunic with intricate design motifs that include a smoke scroll and the upper jaw of a monster, and

Lot: 147 - Sican Gold Ear Spools - Lord Figures

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican/Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1370 CE. A pair of hammered gold ear spools with very long, cylindrical silver tubes for insertion through the ear. The face of each spool is essentially identical, each

Lot: 148 - Sican 14K Gold Crown - Warrior Motif - 178.6 g

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Sican/Lambayeque, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A gorgeous 14K gold crown decorated with four figural panels in repousse, each one depicting a highly decorated warrior who dons a crested, plumed helmet, large beaded ear

Lot: 149 - Panamanian Cocle Polychrome Pedestal Dish - Bird

Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A handsome bowl, painted in its interior with black (now faded to dark brown) - outlined red and blue/lilac decoration of a sea bird, its large, curved beak turned to one

Lot: 150 - Panamanian Chiriqui Stone Altar w/ Eagle & Other

Pre-Columbian, Panama, Chiriqui, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A very large ceremonial metate used as seat for an elite leader and/or shaman, skillfully carved from a single block of volcanic stone, with three legs - one featuring an iconographically and

Lot: 151 - Massive / Important Sican Copper Funerary Mask

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque culture, ca. 10th to 11th century CE. A beautiful mask made of hammered copper, with two huge copper projections that rise, similar to horns but actually representing wings, from the top of the

Lot: 152 - Framed Chancay Painted Textile - Masterpiece!

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1300 to 1470 CE. A huge, colorful textile, made of cotton and camelid fibers, and decorated with six panels: two hummingbird gods, one front-facing lord figure, two panels of crouched jaguar-like figures, and

Lot: 153 - Elegant Aztec Marble Stone Pumpkin

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Aztec, ca. 1300 to 1500 CE. A beautiful sculpture depicting a pumpkin, a squash, or quite possibly, a cacao pod - skillfully carved from a single piece of marble of rich creamy white hues with rose, pink, grey, yellow, black,

Lot: 154 - Rare / Important 19th C. Northwest Coast Steel

Native American, Pacific Northwest, probably the Dene people of interior Alaska/British Columbia/Fraser River basin, ca. early to mid 19th century CE. A beautiful, rare example of a steel dagger, made from a single piece of metal, with one side of

Lot: 184 - Early 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Christ Blessing

New World, Mexico, Spanish Colonial style, ca. early to mid 19th century CE. A nice, old example of a santo, a hand-carved wooden devotional figure that is part of the Mexican folk art tradition. This particular santo depicts Christ, standing, with

Lot: 185 - Quintet of 19th C. Mexican Wooden Santos Figures

New World, Spanish Colonial Period, ca. 19th century CE. A wonderful gathering of five hand-carved wooden santos, four of which represent soldiers taking part in the biblical "Massacre of the Innocents" and one depicting a standing female holding an

Lot: 186 - 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Virgin of Guadalupe

New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A striking wooden representation of the Virgin of Guadalupe, standing on a large platform. She stands with her arms raised, wearing a beautiful dress decorated in flowers with a sky blue

Lot: 187 - 19th C. Antique Mexican Wood Santo - Virgin Mary

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful standing wood santo depicting the Virgin Mary. She stands with one hand raised as if in blessing. Her habit is well-carved, with realistic folds, and painted blue with elaborate

Lot: 188 - Large 19th C. Mexican Wooden Santo - St. Joseph

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A simple, elegant, hand-carved wooden figure of Saint Joseph. He is portrayed with a sensitive face that looks downward, his facial features and hair naturalistically carved and painted. He

Lot: 189 - 19th C. Mexican Wooden Santo - St. Michael

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A carved and hand-painted wooden santo of St. Michael the Archangel standing atop a flat platform, donning regal garments, and holding the handle of his flaming sword overhead. His aggressive

Lot: 190 - 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Michael w/ Scales &

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. late 19th century CE. A skillfully carved Santo figure depicting Saint Michael the Archangel, dressed as the general of heaven's angels and protector of the Church Militant, donning regal garments and vanquishing the

Lot: 191 - 19th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Santiago Matamoros

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand-carved and painted wooden Santo depicting Santiago Matamoros also known as Saint James The Greater or Santiago the Moor Slayer, as a rider on horseback, his horse rearing dramatically. The figure

Lot: 192 - Rare 19th C. Mexican Wooden Alms Box w/ Purgatory

New World, Spanish Colonial style, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A rare example of a 19th century wooden alms box featuring a scene of Las Animas Solas (souls in Purgatory). The box is long and rectangular, with iron hinges and an iron slat for

Lot: 193 - 19th C. Spanish Colonial Wood Plaque Pope / Holy

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A carved wooden oval relief panel depicting a 3/4 bust of a pope with a triple crown, looking upward toward the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove aloft in the billowing clouds of the celestial realm,

Lot: 194 - Fine 19th C. Mexican Ex Voto - Man Under Cart

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. late 19th century CE. Hand-painted on heavy gauge tin, a wonderful ex-voto that depicts a mule- or horse-drawn wagon carrying several campesinos (two females with veil-like head coverings and two males with wide-brimmed

Lot: 195 - 19th C. Mexican Retablo - Virgin of the People

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. Finely painted on heavy gauge tin a wonderful retablo depicting Nuestra Senora del Pueblo (Our Lady of the People) featuring the Virgin Mary dressed in beautiful jewel tone red and blue robes with golden

Lot: 196 - Rare 19th C. Mexican Tin Ex Voto - Excellent

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 1883 CE. An excellent example of a tin ex-voto, a devotional painting. This one is beautifully preserved and has fantastic artwork. It tells the story of a man who fell from a hot air balloon one hundred and seventy meters!

Lot: 197 - 19th C. Mexican Tin Retablo by Bee Sting Lip

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, 19th century CE. A very fine Mexican folk retablo created by Concepcion Avila, also known as the Bee Sting Lip Painter - one of the great retablo masters whose unique painterly style is evident in this piece. The subject of

Lot: 198 - 19th C. Mexican Tin Retablo - Nino de la Atocha

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A finely painted retablo on heavy gauge tin depicting the Christ Child as El Nino de Atocha - set in a stunning tin nicho adorned with rosettes at the corners and hand-painted glass panels that surround

Lot: 199 - 19th C. Mexican Tin Retablo - Las Animas Solas

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A colorful Mexican retablo representing "La Cruz de Animas" (Cross of Souls) painted on heavy gauge tin upon a handmade wooden mount. The composition depicts Christ on the Cross, flanked by the sun and

Lot: 200 - 19th C. Mexican Retablo - Saint Camillus de Lellis

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. late 19th century CE. Hand painted on heavy gauge tin, a very elaborate retablo depicting Saint Camillus de Lellis (also Camillo, San Camilo) in his black habit tending to an individual who appears to be dying or is

Lot: 201 - 19th C. Mexican Tin Retablo - La Mano Poderosa

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A hand-painted and gilded Mano Poderosa or Los Cinco Personas retablo depicting five holy figures perched at the tips of a detached hand who represent the Holy Family: Jesus (Christ Emmanuel), Maria

Lot: 202 - Geronimo de Leon Retablo, S. Francisco de Paula,

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, painted by the hand of Geronimo de Leon, known as the Painter of Miracles (El Pintor de Milagros), a retablo depicting San Francisco de Paula, dated April 10, 1906. Finely painted on heavy gauge tin, a retablo depicting San




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