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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
Auction Date Jul 19 Auction
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Lot: 1 - Egyptian Painted Gesso & Wood Mummy Mask

Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 305 to 30 BCE. A large painted gesso over wood mummy mask, featuring the oversized face of the deceased wearing a mummiform wig and a large, multi-stranded pectoral known as a weswkh collar. At the bottom, two Eyes of

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Gilded Cartonage Mummy Pectoral Ensemble

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. Elaborate, gilded cartonnage openwork panels from a mummy's cartonnage. This includes a large pectoral section and six profile god and goddess figures who would have surrounded it. The pectoral

Lot: 3 - Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Naqada Blacktop Vase

Ancient Egypt, Pre-Dynastic period, late Naqada I to early Naqada II, ca. 3600 to 3300 BCE. A beautiful coil-formed Nile silt pottery vase with a highly-burnished exterior surface boasting a lustrous russet hue created with an iron-oxide slip. The

Lot: 4 - Published / Exhibited Egyptian Wood Striding

Egypt, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, reign of Pepy II (also Pepi II), ca. 2150 BCE. Hand-carved from a single piece of wood, a male figure striding forward with his left leg advanced - this being the traditional pose for male statues, arms held tightly

Lot: 5 - Tall Egyptian Carved Alabaster Vessel

Egypt, Third Intermediate Period to Late Dynastic Period, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A tall, thin, alabaster vessel, gently flared at its mouth, with a narrow, flat rim. The vessel feels shockingly light for its size, emphasizing the skill of the carver

Lot: 6 - Egyptian Bronze Striding Nefertum, ex-Sotheby's

Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, 25th to 26th Dynasty, ca. 712 to 525 BCE. A stunning standing bronze depiction of Nefertum created using the lost wax casting technique. The son of Ptah and god of perfumes and unguents, Nefertum is

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

**Originally Listed At $1500** 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

Lot: 8 - Romano Egyptian Bronze Male Dwarf Figure

Roman controlled Egypt, Late Ptolemaic to Roman Period, ca. 1st Century BCE to 1st Century CE. An intriguing cast bronze sculptural figure representing a male dwarf or possibly a Satyr, holding a vessel in his left hand, his body captured in motion

Lot: 9 - Romano Egyptian Terracotta Mold of Bes, ex-Bonhams

Egypt, Roman period, ca. 1st century BCE to 2nd century CE. A sizeable terracotta mold of Bes, the dwarf god who watched over and protected the members of a household - particularly the women and children - with the magical sign "sa." The mold has a

Lot: 10 - Cypriot Pottery Vessel - Double-Spouted

Cyprus, late Cypriot I, ca. 1600 to 1050 BCE. A tall and delicate ceramic pouring vessel with a rounded base, a spherical body, a tubular neck, and an arching, bifurcated strap handle, all covered in a lovely red-orange slip. A slender, curving spout

Lot: 11 - Fine Greek Italo-Corinthian Olpe - Birds, Panthers

Greece, Corinth, Italo Corinthian (Etrusco-Corinthian), ca. 600 to 575 BCE. A stunning bichrome pottery wine pitcher (olpe) with a piriform body resolving to a narrower neck that gradually widens to a flared rim, and a bifurcated handle joining rim

Lot: 12 - Gorgeous Greek Glass Core-Form Alabastron

Ancient Greece, Classical period, ca. late 6th to early 5th century BCE. A stunning opaque glass alabastron with a simple presentation and fabulous coloration. The elegant and gently-tapering body has a rounded base, smooth walls, a pair of petite

Lot: 13 - Gorgeous Greek Core-Form Glass Amphoriskos

Ancient Greece, Classical period, ca. 5th century BCE. A stunning example of a core-formed glass amphoriskos once used to hold scented oils. The near-miniature vase boasts an exceptionally elegant form with an ovoid body that is finely contoured with

Lot: 14 - Hellenistic 22K Gold Necklace with Lapis,

Hellenistic, Seleucid Empire, ancient Afghanistan, ca. 300 BCE. A gorgeous 20K gold chain link necklace of double link construction with a decorative openwork hook and eye clasp, and featuring a stunning 22K gold rectangular openwork pendant set with

Lot: 15 - Greek Gnathian Situla Toledo Painter

Magna Graecia, Apulian region of southern Italy, Gnathian, ca. 330 to 320 BCE. Attributed to the Toledo Painter, a tantalizing polychrome ceramic situla of a grand form with a twisted rope-like black handle, the spout depicting the head of a comedic

Lot: 16 - Greek Illyrian Bronze Helmet - Xrayed

Northwestern Greece, ca. late 6th to 5th centuries BCE. A war helmet made of hammered bronze sheet, rounded in form with a rectilinear opening for the face, long, pointed cheek pieces, and twin parallel ridges on the crown frame the crest. The back

Lot: 17 - Stunning Greek Bronze Hydria w/ Siren Handle

Greece, Classical period, ca. mid 5th century BCE. A gorgeous bronze hydria (water vessel) with a simple, elegant form and three applied handles, one of which has a front-facing figure of a nude siren. The rim and foot are decorated with matching

Lot: 18 - Greek Attic Black-Figure Lekythos - Haimon Group

Greece, Athens, ca. early 5th century BCE. A gorgeous and incredibly preserved lekythos attributed to the Haimon Group, a slender oil vessel with a disc foot, thin neck, and flared lip. This is an extremely rare depiction with a mythological scene,

Lot: 19 - Greek Apulian Red-Figure Pelike - TL Test

Greece, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 330 BCE. Finely painted via the red-figure technique, an elegant pelike vessel of a classic globular form with a cylindridal neck rising to a flared rim, and twin fluted handles, all upon a raised, concave, disc

Lot: 20 - Large Greek Attic Blackware Lebes Gamikos

Ancient Greece, Athens, ca. 5th century BCE. A beautiful and sizable pottery lebes gamikos with a squat footed base, a gradually-widening body, a rounded shoulder with four raised nubbins, a petite rim on which rests a discoid lid with a knob-shaped

Lot: 21 - Ancient Greek Silver Libation Dish - 204.2 grams

Greece, ca. 6th to 4th century BCE. An exceptional shallow silver bowl of simple, elegant form, with a flanged, broad rim and a body tapering to a gently concave base. In tondo on the interior, at the flanged edge, and under the rim on the exterior

Lot: 22 - Greek Gnathian Epychisis Vessel - Flowers & Greek

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Gnathian, ca. 4th century BCE. A classic South Italic example of an epychisis, a vessel for holding ointments and perfumes, with an incredible silvery patina. The vessel has a beautiful avian-form spout with eye-like

Lot: 23 - Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Female Statuette w/

Ancient Greece, Hellenistic period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A tall mold-formed terracotta figure of a young woman, nude aside from a laurel-lined diadem worn above her brow. The woman stands atop an integral rectangular plinth with legs held closely

Lot: 24 - Gorgeous Greek Core-Formed Glass Alabastron

Ancient Greece, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. A striking core-formed glass alabastron, so named because many vessels that assumed this form were made of alabaster. The vessel presents a sophisticated piriform body with a tubular neck, and a splayed

Lot: 25 - Late Hellenistic / Early Roman Glass Mosaic

Late Hellenistic / Early Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A stunning translucent alabastron formed with amber-hued glass with multiple strands of opaque white glass. The alabastron, likely used to contain perfumes and

Lot: 27 - Etruscan Bronze Male Figure - Dancer

Classical World, Etruria, ca. 5th century BCE. A cast-bronze male dancer, nude and squatting with his head in portrait. His muscular legs support his unwavering pose while bent arms and clenched hands rest on his hips for balance. Almond-shaped eyes,

Lot: 28 - Etruscan Terracotta Head of a Young Man

Classical World, Etruria (Italy), ca. 5th century BCE. A mold-made pottery head of a young man, depicted wearing a rounded, textured headdress that rests atop his slightly curly hair. Her face has full lips, a thin nose, almond-shaped eyes, and a

Lot: 29 - Large Etruscan Pottery Stamnos / Storage Vessel

Classical World, Etruria, ca. 5th century BCE. A large ceramic stamnos with slightly upturned handles and two nipple-like projections, one on each side. The body is decorated with raised, sinuous curves that wrap around the handles and "nipples." The

Lot: 30 - Etruscan Polychrome Terracotta Antefix of Woman

Classical World, Etruria, central Italy, ca. 2nd century BCE. A fascinating architectural antefix, made from a coarse, red terracotta, molded and painted to form a woman's face. She is pale, with thin, arched black brows, black-outlined eyes with

Lot: 31 - Intact Roman Transport Amphora, Dressel 10 - TL

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st century CE. A large transport amphora, of the form classified as a Dressel 10, manufactured in the south of Spain to be used for carrying fish sauce. It has a wide, bell-shaped mouth with a rim above a cylindrical neck

Lot: 32 - Roman Terracotta Vessel - Nude Female Form

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A mold-made ceramic vessel in the form of a nude, young woman, shown with her hair drawn up, her chest exposed, and her arms down at her sides. She has a chubby, child-like face that contrasts with

Lot: 33 - Roman Marble Head of a Youth

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A handsome, realistic marble head of a youth with a close-cropped wavy/curled coiffure framing a handsome face with attractive features such as generously lidded, almond-shaped, eyes, arched brows

Lot: 34 - Superb Roman Blue Marbled Glass Vase

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. Truly breathtaking - a cast and blown mosaic flask comprised of canes of semi-transparent cobalt blue, opaque white, and semi-transparent deep blue glass. The vessel presents a spherical body with a

Lot: 35 - Roman Marble Torso of Venus, ex-Bonhams

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A beautifully-carved marble sculpture of a youthful feminine body representing Venus (Greek Aphrodite), the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. The goddess is depicted nude with a

Lot: 36 - Tall Roman Glass Twin-Handled Flask, ex-HJ Berk

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. An exemplary mold-blown flask, translucent in appearance, with a flat base and a tall cylindrical body. The rounded shoulders taper dramatically to a tubular neck and a thick collared rim, with a

Lot: 37 - Roman Glass Flask w/ Blue-Green Trail Handles &

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A lovely translucent glass vessel of a pale-green hue with a slight concave base and a smooth pontil scar, a bulbous body with several tooled indentations and spiralized grooves, a tubular neck, and

Lot: 38 - Rare Roman Bronze / Gilded Silver Patera

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A fabulous bronze patera, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process - a complete vessel with a characteristically shallow, round bowl encircled by a banded border and a flanged, rounded rim. The

Lot: 39 - Roman Glass Bowl w/ Ribs - Beautiful Amber Color

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A stunning mold-formed, translucent glass bowl of a deep amber hue with a flat base and a smooth pontil scar, bulbous walls, a squat neck, and a thin everted rim. The exterior is adorned with eighteen

Lot: 40 - Roman Glass Footed Sprinkler Flask w/ Pinched

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A gorgeous, semi-translucent, hand-blown green glass sprinkler flask with a petite footed base and smooth pontil, a piriform body with several diagonal, pattern-molded grooves, a constricted

Lot: 41 - Gorgeous Roman Bronze Oil Lamp w/ Faunus Head

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. late 1st to 2nd century CE. A stunning cast-bronze oil lamp depicting the deity Faunus on the end of the handle. Faunus’ expertly-stylized countenance features almond-shaped eyes, a petite nose and mouth, a pair of

Lot: 42 - Lifesize Roman Janus Headed Female - Juno / Hecate

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. Possessing quixotic beauty, a janus-headed female presenting two beautiful visages comprised of almond-shaped eyes with delineated lids, a gently arched browline that meets her aquiline nose above gently

Lot: 43 - Roman Marble Sarcophagus Section - Erote & Grapes

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. Finely carved in extremely high relief - virtually in the round - a section of a marble sarcophagus depicting the god Eros (Roman Cupid) or one of the Erotes (Roman Cupids) holding a large bunch of

Lot: 44 - Roman Sardonyx Cameo Bust of Caracalla -

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 212 to 217 CE. A beautiful, detailed portrait bust of Emperor Caracalla (ruled from 198 to 217 CE), made from creamy white sardonyx. He is shown wearing a cuirass, his head turned slightly to his right, a laurel wreath in

Lot: 45 - Roman Holy Land Pottery Amphora - Ochre Slipped

Roman, Holy Land, Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A sizeable wheel-thrown pottery amphora with a slightly concave base, a bulbous body, a tapered neck line, flared rim, and twin applied loop handles. The exterior has been painted

Lot: 46 - Roman Glass Bowl w/ Spiralized Ribs

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A stunning mold-blown glass bowl with a pale blue-green color and a near-transparent presentation. The base, slightly concave with a rough pontil scar, leads outwards to rounded walls, a rolled rim,

Lot: 47 - Beautiful Roman / Byzantine Glass Pouring Vessel

Roman, Late Imperial to early Byzantine period, ca. 5th to 7th century CE. A stunning and delicate yellow-green glass pouring vessel with a concave base and rough pontil scar, hexagonal body, a plateaued shoulder, a tubular neck, and an in-folded

Lot: 48 - Impressive Viking Gilt Silver Brooch - 161.3 grams

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse or Anglo-Saxon, ca. 9th to 10th century CE. A tremendous circular brooch, made from silver and gilded, with its face decorated with low relief Jellinge-style animals, loops, swirls, and abstract symbols. The brooch is

Lot: 49 - Royal Family Medieval Iron Sword, Oakeshott Type

Great Britain, during the time of the Crusades (and end of the Viking invasions), ca. 1250 to 1280 CE, shown on the Coat of Arms of Kings Edward I & II, and Henry III. A superb and exceedingly rare complete Oakeshott type XIV iron and steel

Lot: 50 - Huge 17th C. English Iron / Wood Halberd Weapon

Western Europe, British Isles, ca. 17th century CE. An enormous iron halberd standing over seven feet tall including the original wooden pole. The halberd is a two-handed pole weapon consisting of an axe-head topped with a lengthy spike that became

Lot: 51 - Vinca Pottery Standing Goddess - Rare!

Central Europe, Vinca culture, ca. 5700 to 4500 BCE. An incredibly ancient anthropomorphic / zoomorphic pottery figurine of a woman standing with her arms outstretched, her body widening to form a concave base. Her body is decorated with incised

Lot: 52 - Anatolian Marble Female Idol - Goddess of

Near East / Turkey, Anatolia, Neolithic / Chalcolithic, ca. 5500 to 3000 BCE. A creamy white marble idol each with a distinctive beak-like nose, a narrow torso that widens at the waist, arms stretched outward, and broad thighs that are huge compared

Lot: 53 - Rare Cycladic Bronze Idol - Violin Shaped

Ancient Near East, Anatolian/Cycladic, ca. late 4th to early 3rd millennium BCE. A fascinating example of a Cycladic bronze idol in a form known as "violin" for obvious reasons. A discoid body with a slightly raised "arm" on its face, a thin neck,

Lot: 54 - Babylonian Carved Alabaster Face of a Goddess

Ancient Near East, Babylonian, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A gorgeous hand-carved face of a female deity, perhaps Astarte (also known as Ashtoreth and Ishtar in parts of Mesopotamia) - a goddess associated with war, sexuality, and fertility. Her tranquil

Lot: 55 - Anatolian Rock Crystal Stone Bull

Ancient Near East, Asia Minor/Anatolia, ca. 2nd or early 1st millennium BCE. A miniature rock crystal bull, carved with a thick body and projecting head. The stone has a pale, buttery color. The underside has been drilled repeatedly with shallow

Lot: 57 - Beautiful Persian Achaemenid Agate Necklace

Ancient Near East / Central Asia, Achaemenid Persian (ca. 550 to 300 BCE) or Sasanian (Sassanian / Sassanid) Empire (ca. 2nd to 7th century CE). A stunning necklace made from approximately twenty-five ancient disc-shaped agate beads on modern cords

Lot: 58 - Very Rare Near Eastern Bronze Dagger & Sheath

Ancient Near East, Luristan or early Persian, ca. late 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. A rare bronze dagger and sheath set, boasting elegant designs not often seen in ancient weaponry. The dagger features an openwork lattice-style handle with a

Lot: 59 - Extremely Rare Luristan Bronze & Iron Mace- ex

Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 BCE. An incredibly rare ceremonial weapon, a bronze mace head with a long, thin iron handle ending in a loop for attachment to a belt. The mace head is rounded, with a long shaft and a lip where it

Lot: 60 - Luristan Bronze Sword with Double Ears

Ancient Near East, Luristan or other part of northern Iran, ca. 10th to 9th century BCE. A magnificent, enormous bronze sword of the "double ear" pommel style, made using the lost wax casting technique by highly trained urban artisans for an elite

Lot: 61 - Luristan Bronze Master of Animals Finial

Ancient Near East, modern day Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 700 BCE. A bronze hollow tubular standard in the form of a "master of animals", here rendered as a rod between the heads and necks of stylized snarling lionesses and ibexes with magnificent

Lot: 62 - South Arabian Stone Figure of Squatting Man

Ancient South Arabia, Yemen, ca. early first millennium BCE. A fascinating small figure, carved from a creamy white marble-like stone with small bands of grey and brown through it. The man is shown squatting, with his legs and arms drawn up, sharply

Lot: 63 - Large palmyran Limestone Bust w/ Inscription

Near East/Holy Land, Palmyra, Roman period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A high relief funerary bust, hand-carved from limestone, depicting half of the body of a man. His face is smooth, his eyes large and staring straight ahead, the pupils and irises

Lot: 64 - Fine Achaemenid Silver Bowl w/ Incised Details

Ancient Near East, Achaemenid Persian Empire, ca. 550 to 350 BCE. A gorgeous silver bowl of sterling quality and a simple yet elegant form. The vessel exhibits a stable, indented base, rounded walls exhibiting an incised register of openwork

Lot: 65 - Persian Achaemenid Silver Bowl w/ Omphalos - 181

Ancient Near East, Achaemenid Persian Empire, ca. 500 to 330 BCE. A heavy cast silver phiale, a special libation bowl used for holding wine, with a hollow, rounded, raised boss, known as an omphalos, in the center. The omphalos is thought to have

Lot: 66 - 3rd C. Gandharan Carved Schist Stupa

Northwest Pakistan, Gandhara, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A model of a Buddhist stupa, finely carved from grey schist in five sections that are intricately detailed in relief. The square base presents four double columns at the corners, the walls each

Lot: 67 - Byzantine Bronze Oil Lamp - Seashell Lid, Cross

Near East/Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 7th to 10th century CE. A pretty example of a cast bronze pilgrim's oil lamp, decorated with a cross-form-shaped handle and a hinged lid in the form of a scallop shell. The body of the lamp is rounded, with

Lot: 68 - Byzantine Bronze Double Sided Hinged Reliquary

Near East/Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 8th to 12th century CE. A lovely cast-bronze reliquary, made from three parts, consisting of two crosses that fit together, and a large loop for suspension. Each cross face has an incised motif of saints,

Lot: 69 - Large Nishapur Pottery Vessel - Blue Glaze

Near East / Western Asia, Persia (Iran), Nishapur area, ca. 9th century to early 13th century CE. A large, symmetrical vessel with a bulbous body, round disc foot, and narrow, cylindrical neck ending in a slightly bulging rim. Two wide strap handles

Lot: 70 - Persian Seljuk Bronze Basin - Arabic / Kufic

Near East, Persia (Iran), Iraq, and Central Asia, Seljuq (Saljuq/Seljuk) period, ca. 12th to 13th century CE. An absolutely stunning cast bronze basin with Kufic/Arabic script around the interior of the rim and in a ring in tondo. The bowl is large,

Lot: 71 - Islamic Amber Glass Pitcher - Sweet & Petite!

Islamic, ca. 13th to 16th century CE. A petite, hand-blown glass pitcher of golden brown hues that conjure the color of natural amber - its body presenting a dramatically tapering form with diagonally ribbed walls, a rolled rim, a single pouring

Lot: 72 - 19th C. Islamic Carnelian Intaglio Cabochon

Middle East, Islamic World, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful carnelian intaglio cabochon with Islamic letters inscribed in its flat face. Dark pigment fills in the letters, making them stand out to the viewer. Could easily be set into a ring or made

Lot: 73 - Central Asian Bronze Axe Head

Central Asia, Bronze Age, ca. late 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. An attractive example of a cast bronze axe head, its hollow body decorated with a zoomorphic motif. The butt end of the blade looks like a long-billed avian face, or possibly a long,

Lot: 74 - Indian Kushan Empire Gold AU Vasudeva Dinar

Central Asia, India, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I, ca. 190 to 230 CE. AU (gold) dinar. ANACS AU55. Bactrian mint, late emission. Vasudeva standing facing, head left, holding trident, sacrificing over altar; filleted trident to left; to right, triple

Lot: 75 - 10th C. Indian Stone Relief of Seated Figure -

Central Asia, east coast of India, Odisha (Orissa), ca. 10th to 12th century CE. An incredible deep grey stone carving of Shiva, made to decorate a temple. The god is depicted seated atop a pedestal that looks like stacked stone bricks, with one leg

Lot: 76 - 12th C. Indian Black Stone Stele - Parvati w/

Northeastern India, Pala Period, ca. 12th century CE. A finely carved black stone stele depicting the deity Parvati, goddess of love and family adored for her assistance in marriage, fertility, and parenting. She is the daughter of king Himavan and

Lot: 77 - 20th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Seated Goddess

Central Asia, Sino-Tibetan, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A gilt cast-bronze depiction of the goddess Tara seated in the lalitsana pose on a lotus with a single row of petals on the base, her right foot forward and resting on a smaller attached

Lot: 78 - 12th C. Khmer Sandstone Panel w/ Hindu Apsara

Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Khmer, ca. 12th to 13th century CE. A playfully dancing voluptuous apsara figure, hand carved in high relief from pink sandstone within a flaming mandorla. Mid-sway with arms presenting a graceful motion and her curvaceous

Lot: 79 - 19th C. Thai Silvered Bronze Buddha Votive

Southeast Asia, Thailand, ca. 19th century CE. A cast bronze votive figure of a seated Buddha. The Buddha sits on a tall, openwork throne, with cross-hatched and striated lines on its exterior surface giving the impression of lush fabric and

Lot: 81 - Large Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Dog - w/ TL

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A charming, large, hollow, mold-made ceramic dog. He stands on large paws, with sturdy legs defined by clear musculature. He has a tense, athletic body, a curved tail that lays against his

Lot: 82 - Large Chinese Tang Dynasty Terracotta Rooster w/

East Asia, China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 to 907 CE. A mold-made terracotta rooster covered with remnants of white slip and faint red details on the head. Rendered in an alert, standing pose with an erect neck, the animal looks straight ahead with

Lot: 83 - Large / Heavy Fossilized Ammonite

Ancient Seas, ca. 400 million years ago. A large fossilized ammonite, an extinct marine mollusk that was related to the living coleoid family, including octopus and squid. The fossilized rock has a cream and beige color with some yellow-orange

Lot: 84 - Important Olmec Stone Seated Figure, ex-Dubiner

Pre-Columbian, Chiapas, Mexico, ca. 1000 BCE. Finely carved from a stone of black and deep green hues, a depiction of a figure sitting upon a bench and holding a celt or torch before his broad chest. Such seated figures are relatively unusual as

Lot: 85 - Chavin Maranon Bi-Chrome Stirrup - Mythical Figure

Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chavin culture, ca. 900 to 200 BCE. An incredibly rare, early example of a Chavin vessel, inspired by Maranon aesthetic and technique. The vessel is in the form of a squatting, bulbous-bodied mythical figure with

Lot: 86 - Important Chavin Blackware Stirrup - Fish Form

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Chavin, Jequetepeque-Tembladera valley, ca. 700 to 400 BCE. A fascinating ancient blackware vessel in the form of a fish with a stirrup handle rising from its rounded back that ends in a long, slightly flared

Lot: 87 - Colima Terracotta Cacique Elder Vessel,

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A fantastic and large ceramic vessel in the form of a seated cacique (leader) elder, his eyes closed as if he is in a serene, trance-like state. His face is amazingly sculpted to have deep

Lot: 88 - Rare Paracas 10K Gold Jaguar Mask - Headdress

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Paracas, ca. 500 to 100 BCE. A fabulous jaguar god mask - hammered from a single 10 karat gold sheet and skillfully detailed with the wild feline deity's eyes, nose, toothy grimace, and raised ears delineated in

Lot: 89 - Proto Mayan / Olmecoid Greenstone Figure, Crawling

Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Guatemala or El Salvador, ca. 300 to 100 BCE. A finely carved and string cut greenstone figure, of a near miniature form, lying in a prone position, with bent elbows, supporting his head with his hands, and folded

Lot: 90 - Jalisco Polychrome Seated Warrior Figure -

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A wonderful pottery example of a male San Sebastian warrior figure. The statue is seated, with bent legs and delineated genitalia, his portly abdomen tracing upwards to a wide chest and

Lot: 91 - Adorable Colima Redware Dog Effigy Figural

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Colima, Protoclassic period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A hollow pottery figure of a corpulent canine, one of the most famous of the classes of West Mexican shaft tomb culture artifacts. The animal has four attenuated

Lot: 92 - Large Colima Pottery Standing Shamanic Warrior

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A tall, hand-built redware terracotta male warrior figure standing atop a pair of wide delineated legs. His broad hips and sturdy torso enable him to easily don protective barrel armor

Lot: 93 - Fine Nayarit Pottery Redware Seated Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, San Sebastian, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A superb and large example of a San Sebastian redware anthropomorphic figure which lacks any clearly-defined genitalia, seated on a two-footed stool so as to signify his/her

Lot: 94 - Nayarit Chinesca Type B Tattooed Female Vessel

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A large and lovely hollow-cast female Chinesca figure with a characteristically-enlarged head, heart-shaped face, thick neck with a faint yellow-painted necklace, and hunched shoulders

Lot: 95 - Moche Cast Copper Elite Emblem

Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 700 CE. A cast copper emblem of an ovoid form with a flat base and a gently rounded face with a relief zoomorphic motif that appears to be a frog or lizard. The head of the animal is in the

Lot: 96 - Veracruz Articulated Pottery "Sonriente" Figure

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Gulf Coast, Veracruz, Classic Period, ca. 100 BCE to 900 CE. An amazing hollow, molded, terracotta standing figure with separately made articulated arms. The molded detail shows a fine laughing face with almond shaped eyes, a

Lot: 97 - Nazca Polychrome Vessel - Colorful Bird

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Nazca culture, probably Phase 3 to 4, ca. 200 to 450 CE. A charming pottery vessel in the form of a bright bird that sits perkily at attention, its head up, its beak out, above a rounded body with a broad spray of multicolored

Lot: 98 - Moche Gilded Copper Sun Disc

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche, ca. 100 to 600 CE. An extremely large gilded copper, convex ornament representing the Sun - its elegant convex, orb-like form with large round bosses lining the periphery to create a beaded border. Moche ceramic figures

Lot: 99 - Important Veracruz Pottery Squatting Skeletal God

Pre-Columbian, Gulf Coast of Mexico, Vera Cruz culture, ca. 500 to 700 CE. A remarkable ceramic figure: a skeletal god, his face upturned to the viewer, his leering grin jutting forward from his face. He stands in a squatting position, his knees bent

Lot: 100 - Rare Mayan Stone Owl w/ Amulet - Von Winning

Pre-Columbian, Guatemala Highlands, Mayan, ca. 250 to 900 CE. An exceptional carved volcanic stone owl sculpture, carved in the round and delineated with wide-open round eyes, a pointy beak, feathered wings, and a marvelous circular amulet that

Lot: 101 - Rare Veracruz Pabellon Pottery Vessel - Molded

Pre-Columbian, Veracruz region of Mexico, Pabellon style, ca. 750 to 900 CE. A ceramic cylinder vessel with a lustrous reddish-brown surface whose exterior has been molded to display bas-relief bands of deities and chiefs with glyph-like elements.

Lot: 102 - Jamacoaque Pottery Vessel - Transformational

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Jamacoaque culture, ca. 500 CE. A gorgeous hand-built pottery vessel depicting a shamanic individual undergoing the spiritual process of transforming into a jaguar. The figure's head comprises the body of the vessel and rests

Lot: 104 - Veracruz Ceramic Standing Female Shaman

Pre-Columbian, central Mexico, northern Veracruz, Huastec culture, ca. 600 to 900 CE. A fantastic standing ceramic figure of a woman, with applied decorative ceramic ornaments and clothing as well as shiny black bitumen-colored details. She is facing

Lot: 105 - Mayan Polychrome Cylinder - 3 Lords in Jaguar

Pre-Columbian, Mayan territories, ca. 500 to 800 CE. A spectacular hand-built Mayan polychrome cylinder in red, black, and beige hues - depicting three lords or shamen dressed in jaguar costumes replete with fierce masks representing the wild

Lot: 106 - Panamanian Cocle Polychrome Vessel - Trophy Head

Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Grand Cocle, ca. 500 to 900 CE. We have certainly handled many a trophy head vessel; however, examples created by the ancients of Panama are not very common. This vessel presents a dramatic visage on the front

Lot: 107 - Panamanian Cocle Matching Pair of Polychrome Vases

Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A pair of gorgeous matching vessels that are the epitome of the distinctive Cocle style. Each has a bulging lower end with a wide, sloping shoulder and a rounded base.

Lot: 108 - Sican Copper Hammered Mask

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican/Lambayeque culture, ca. 10th to 11th century CE. An incredible mask made of hammered copper, with small pierced holes around the edges for affixing it. Twelve trapezoidal copper sheets hang from the face -

Lot: 109 - Narino Pottery Jar w/ Negative Resist Motifs

Pre-Columbian, Colombia/Ecuador border, Narino/Capuli Complex, ca. 850 to 1500 CE. A hand-built and highly-burnished burial urn displaying lovely black-on-red negative resist painted decorations. The human effigy jar is comprised of a flat base, a

Lot: 110 - Fine Narino Pottery Anthropomorphic Figural Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Colombia to Ecuador (Carchi) region, Narino Highlands, ca. 1250 CE. A lovely, hand-built terracotta figural vessel depicting a seated anthropomorphic figure with a flat base, a bulbous torso, a thick neck, and a cylindrical head with a

Lot: 111 - Matched Pair Chancay Terracotta Male & Female

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. A charming matched pair of hollow ceramic figures with almost identical bodies and features aside from their obvious genitalia. Both stand with their wide, paddle-like hands thrown out to the

Lot: 112 - Tall Chancay Bi-Chrome Cuchimilco / Stargazer

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A tall standing, hollow-molded, bichrome pottery female cuchimilco (or star-gazer). The figure has outstretched arms with bent elbows and stylized fingers. The broad, flat face is detailed

Lot: 113 - Taino Stone Spherolith / Ball

Pre-Columbian, Dominican Republic, Taino or Ciboney peoples, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A smooth, pale-grey mottled stone ball with light and dark inclusions forming a marbled appearance across the body. Stone balls like this one are found in burials of

Lot: 114 - Mixtec Bronze Vessel w/ Deer Head & Bell Feet

Pre-Columbian, Valley of Mexico, Mixtec people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A miniature openwork tripod vessel, composed of tightly wound bronze wires formed into spirals and other motifs, standing on three rounded bell feet that rattle when the vessel is

Lot: 115 - Late 19th C. Bolivian Aymara Textile Blanket

New World, South America, Bolivia, Aymara (Aimara) peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A fine ceremonial blanket comprised of tightly-woven camelid (llama or alpaca wool) fibers in hues of espresso, pink, teal, and cream. Each of the

Lot: 116 - Early Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Ring -

Native American, Southwest, Navajo or Pueblo, ca. mid 20th century CE. A stunning and quite sizeable ring with a very large natural turquoise stone of mesmerizing blue-green hues and teal, seafoam, and russet inclusions in an elaborately designed

Lot: 117 - Rare 19th C. Indian Naga Shield & Spear

Central Asia, northeastern India/northwestern Burma, Naga people, ca. last quarter of the 19th century CE. An incredible pair of weapons from the Naga people, a tall spear with a double-pointed steel blade and a rectangular wicker, leather, and fur

Lot: 118 - 19th C. Ethiopian Ceramic Lip Plug for a Woman

East Africa, Ethiopia, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful ceramic lip plug made to be worn by a woman in the Mursi culture, or possibly the Chai or Tirma cultures. This example has a deep groove around its edges and incised abstract geometric motifs on

Lot: 119 - Mid-20th C. African Baule Wood Blolo Bla Figure

Western Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule, ca. mid-20th century CE. A lovely hand-carved and red-painted female figure shown seated upon bent legs with an integral chair back for support. The figure boasts delineated legs with a pair of high-heeled boots,

Lot: 120 - Late 18th C. Marquesas Islands Stone Poi Pounder

French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Enata peoples, ca. late 18th to early 19th century CE. Stunning and hand-carved from dark-gray basalt stone, used for repeatedly pounding taro root into poi. The densely-detailed tool has a rounded pounding face,

Lot: 121 - Large Early 20th C. Hawaiian Wooden Poi Platter

Oceania/Polynesia, Hawaiian Islands, ca. early 20th century CE. A massive koa wood platter with a shallow bowl and an interesting old repair, also made from wood. Hawaii is renowned for its finely carved vessels, many of which are made of koa wood as

Lot: 122 - Early 20th C. Maori Wooden 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 the eyes of an acrobatic anthropomorphc figure that is on one side. The handle is zoomorphic, shaped like the head of a

Lot: 123 - Mid 20th C. Tongan Wooden Ula Throwing Club

Oceania/Polynesia, Tonga, ca. 1950s CE. A beautiful wooden throwing club, hand-carved from hardwood, with a sturdy handle, a thick neck, and a bulb-shaped head with a hemispherical cap. The handle is densely-adorned with incised zigzag, crosshatch,

Lot: 124 - 18th C. Mexican Painting - Virgin of Guadalupe &

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 18th century CE. A striking oil on canvas painting of the crowned Virgin of Guadalupe with hands together in a prayerful gesture, a soft oval visage, and lowered eyes, surrounded by a mandorla of golden rays, standing upon

Lot: 125 - 19th C. South American Bone Crucifix w/ Wood Cross

South America, bone carvings are 19th century CE and the cross is 20th century CE. A carved pair of figures, made from camelid bone, one depicting crucified Christ in a colonial style, the other the Virgin Mary. They are displayed as they were

Lot: 126 - 19th C. Mexican Painted Wooden Santo - N.S. de

Latin America, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A beautiful hand-carved wooden figure of the Virgin Mary as Nuestra Senora de Atocha, hand-painted atop a layer of gesso with vibrant yellow, orange, and blue pigments. She stands with lengthy legs atop an

Lot: 127 - Exhibited 18th C. Russian Icon - Crucifixion w/

Russia, ca. 18th century CE. An icon depicting the Crucifixion and several scriptural scenes or events from saint's lives, including Saint George slaying the dragon on the upper left, the Archangel and Saint Michael vanquishing the red devil on the

Lot: 128 - Exhibited 19th C. Russian Icon Christ Pantocrator,

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Finely painted in egg tempera, gold leaf and enamel, an icon of Christ Pantokrator, Lord of the Universe, holding an orb symbolizing the universe rather than a holy Gospel in his left hand, the fingers of his right hand

Lot: 129 - 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: 130 - 19th C. Russian Icons God Father, Mary Magdalene,

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Impressive not only for their finely painted images but also for their ornately carved and gilded frames, two diamond-oriented icons in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood. One depicts God the Father donning a triangular

Lot: 131 - 18th C. Neoclassical Glass Intaglio - Fierce Bull

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A handsome dark yellow glass intaglio featuring a fierce bull ready to charge, its head down, its front legs pawing at the earth. The powerful depiction immediately calls to

Lot: 132 - 18th C. Neoclassical Glass Intaglio - Youth's

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A charming translucent mint green glass intaglio depicting a Classical-looking youth's head in profile. The Neoclassical period saw immense northern European interest in the

Lot: 133 - 18th C. Neoclassical Glass Intaglio - Man w/ Bull

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A complex scene depicted on an intaglio made from an ovoid of pale teal-colored glass, this shows a muscular man wrestling a bull while a Janus-faced individual stands in the

Lot: 134 - 18th C. Neoclassical Glass Intaglio Poseidon &

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A fascinating wine red glass intaglio featuring a scene of two warriors - nude aside from helmets and capes - with Poseidon (Neptune) dragging one of the soldiers away while he

Lot: 135 - 18th C. Europe Glass Intaglio - Athena, Aphrodite,

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A charming translucent russet glass intaglio depicting, from left to right, Aphrodite, lounging sensually; Zeus, muscular and powerful; and Athena, standing with her back turned

Lot: 136 - 18th C. Neoclassical Glass Intaglio - Women &

Northern Europe, Neoclassical period, ca. 18th to early 19th century CE. A genteel purple glass intaglio depicting a group of three women, seated, with two cherubs. The Neoclassical period saw immense northern European interest in the Classical

Lot: 137 - 18th C. Wedgwood Cameo - Apollo Playing Lyre

Europe, England, ca. 18th to 19th century CE. A beautiful and large genuine, presumably Wedgwood oval cameo comprised of black or deep blue jasperware and creamy white relief to depict Apollo - the god of music, poetry, art, and knowledge - youthful

Lot: 138 - 18th C. German Wooden Corner Corbel - Carved

Europe, Germany, ca. 18th century CE. A dark wood corbel carved in the form of a merchant holding a vessel with a round lid. The figure is delightfully carved to have his proportions fit within the bounds of the roughly square corbel, so that he is

Lot: 139 - George Catlin Lithograph "Buffalo Hunt" 1875

George Catlin (American, 1796-1872), "Buffalo Hunt, Upper Missouri", probably London: Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875. A hand-colored lithograph from a deluxe limited edition of Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio," among the most significant

Lot: 140 - Mid-20th C. M. Legendre Oil Painting - Monmartre

Maurice Legendre (French, b. 1928), Parisian street scene, oil on canvas, ca. 1950s CE. Signed on lower right corner. French impressionist and sculptor Maurice Legendre is best known for his lively scenes of London and Paris landmarks. Here we see a

Lot: 141 - M. Legendre Painting - Piccadilly Circus, London,

Maurice Legendre (French, b. 1928), London street scene, oil on canvas, ca. 1950s CE. Signed on the lower left by the artist. French impressionist and sculptor Maurice Legendre is best known for his lively scenes of London and Paris landmarks. Here

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