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Auctioneer Artemis Gallery 7208907700
Auction Date Jan 04 Auction
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Louisville, CO
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Lot: 1 - Trio of Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Alabaster Mace Heads

Egypt, Pre-Dynastic, Chalcolithic Period, Bronze Age II, ca. 2700 to 2500 BCE. Three stunning mace heads, each one carved from exquisite banded alabaster of creamy hues, their rounded piriform bodies conically drilled down the center to create a

Lot: 2 - Egyptian Faience Ushabti for Hariese,

Egypt, Third Intermediate, 21st to 22nd Dynasty, ca. 1069 to 715 BCE. A turquoise blue faience ushabti, standing mummiform with one inscribed vertical column in dark purplish black ink for Harsiese - an ancient Egyptian theophoric name meaning

Lot: 3 - Published Egyptian Faience Amulet of Menat, ex-Ede

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A rare green glazed faience menat amulet, symbol of powerful women. It is lioness headed as it depicts the goddess Sekhmet wearing a sun disc crown above a panel ending in a circle. A small loop on the

Lot: 4 - 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: 5 - Egyptian Late Dynastic Faience Ushabti

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A tall, mold-made ushabti formed from a delicate blue-green faience. The mummiform figure stands atop an integral horizontal plinth, has a braided false beard, and wears a

Lot: 6 - Egyptian Faience Beaded Necklace w/ Scaraboid

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic Periods, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. A collection of ancient white faience cylindrical beads (approximately 20), green faience seed beads, and a similar number of round orange-red carnelian (chalcedony with iron oxide) beads. At the

Lot: 7 - Egyptian Linen and Gesso Sarcophagus Panel -

Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 332 to 32 BCE. A large, multi-colored painted cartonnage fragment with a long column of hieroglyphic text. The text is flanked by a register on the left that consists of several deities, including the Four Sons of Horus.

Lot: 8 - Romano-Egyptian Equestrian Figure, ex-Royal Athena

Egypt, probably Alexandria, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A mold-made gladiator on horseback, wearing a helmet, sleeve armor, a skirt, and carrying a shield. Presumably his lost arm was once raised with a weapon in

Lot: 9 - Ephesos, Ionia Silver AR Didrachm, 6.5 grams

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Ionia, Ephesos, ca. 245-202 BCE. A silver / AR didrachm from Ephesos in Ionia. OBVERSE: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephanos; bow and quiver over shoulder. REVERSE: Forepart of stag right; head reverted.

Lot: 10 - Velia in Lucania Silver AR Didrachm, 7.66 grams

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Lucania, Velia, ca. 350 to 281 BCE. A silver / AR didrachm from Velia in Lucania. OBVERSE: Head of Athena facing right wearing crested Athenian helmet ornamented with griffin, Greek letter theta behind. REVERSE: Lion

Lot: 11 - Greek Canosan Polychrome Statue of Nude Male

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Canosa, ca. late 4th to early 3rd century BCE. A sweet mold-made statuette of a nude male figure draped with a garment running from the back of his head to his toes, with generous remains of red and white pigment, added

Lot: 12 - Greek South Italic Red-Figure Pottery Lekanis

Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, ca. late 4th to early 3rd century BCE. A lovely wheel-made lidded lekanis, the lid beautifully decorated via the red-figure technique with two Ladies of Fashion, each one wearing a saccos (head scarf) with pearl strands

Lot: 13 - Greco-Roman / Thracian Bronze Horse & Rider

Eastern Europe, Northern Greece, Roman period, Thrace, ca. 3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE. A finely cast bronze horse and rider, this beautiful piece depicts the pair on an integral base with four peg feet. The horse stands with its right foreleg

Lot: 15 - Hellenistic Cypriot Limestone Male Votary Head

Greece, Cyprus, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. Carved from a piece of limestone of creamy off-white hues with areas of russet pigment remaining, a head of a votary or dedicant youth depicted with a mesmerizing visage presenting

Lot: 16 - Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm of Artemis

Macedon, under Roman rule, ca. after 168 BCE. AR tetradrachm. Obverse: diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield; shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents. Reverse:

Lot: 17 - Roman Glass, Western Asiatic Stone & Gold Bead

Rome and Western Asia, ca. 1st millennium BCE to 3rd century CE. A stunning necklace comprised of a rich assortment of marvered colored glass and millefiori mosaic fused glass beads, created via core form, 24 generally tubular in shape with nice

Lot: 18 - Roman Bronze Mirror with Decorated Handle

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A round, disc-like, cast bronze mirror with a strap handle applied to its back and a long, cylindrical handle that splays into a three-armed branch form where it meets the mirror. One round face is

Lot: 19 - Lifesize Roman Terracotta Votive Foot

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A hollow pottery foot, shown wearing a sandal with thin straps, of slender appearance and with a delineated big toe nail. The Roman people, similar to many ancient Mediterranean cultures, had a

Lot: 20 - Roman Marble Nude Torso of Venus (Aphrodite)

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An exquisitely carved marble sculpture of a woman's youthful body, representing the goddess Venus (Aphrodite). The body is posed sensuously, with one hip out and an arm resting against it, a gentle

Lot: 21 - Large Roman Iron Key

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A large, utilitarian iron wrench key from an impressive lock, with a cut, protruding face. The skeleton key was introduced by the Romans and continued to be used until the mid-1800s. Many of these,

Lot: 22 - Roman Redware Pottery Bowl w/ Lid

Rome, Imperial Period, probably manufactured in North Africa, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A redware bowl with a pronounced, slightly flared foot and a deep body with concave sides and a slightly flared rim. A wide, convex lid with a small round handle

Lot: 23 - Roman Bronze Statue Section of an Ear

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Finely cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, a section of a bronze face presenting a naturalistic ear with wavy locks of hair above it and over the cheek. Just whose ear could this belong to -

Lot: 24 - Roman Green Glass Iridescent Sprinkler Flask

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A fabulous free-blown glass sprinkler flask with a concave base and rough pontil. The vessel, comprised of delicate pale-green glass, has a piriform body with several diagonal ribs flowing gently

Lot: 25 - Roman Carved Bone Bust of a Goddess

Rome, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. Expertly carved from a bovine bone, a stunning depiction of a goddess donning luxurious folds of drapery over her left shoulder and a polos crown upon her wavy coiffure. A lovely bust rendered in

Lot: 26 - Danish Neolithic Trapezoidal Shape Stone Hand Axe

Northern Europe, Denmark, Neolithic period, ca. 3900 to 1700 BCE. A chert hand axe with retooling. One side has blue, white, and purple hues, while the other has warm, mottled brown-grey hues. The polished flint axe is part of the technology that

Lot: 27 - Large Urnfield Period Bronze Age Armilla

Northern and Central Europe, Proto-Celtic Urnfield Culture, ca. 1100 to 800 BCE. A well-preserved example of a bronze "armilla", an armlet worn near the elbow. The piece is made from a coiled, thick bronze wire, wound into a tight, regular spiral

Lot: 28 - Rare Iberian Bronze Statue of Man & Woman

Western Europe, modern day Spain and Portugal, Iberian Late Bronze Age (Celtic), ca. 1300 to 600 CE. A fascinating sculpture, cast from bronze and depicting a male and a female standing in the same manner, each with one arm around the other's

Lot: 29 - Rare Celtic Bronze Double Looped Socketed Axe Head

Northern Europe, Late Bronze Age (Celtic), ca. 800 to 500 BCE. An excellently-preserved example of a cast bronze axe head. The head is socketed, with a rectangular opening for a handle. The blade has two long, cast, shallow grooves on each side.

Lot: 30 - Rare Hallstatt Bronze Votive Spike Axe + End Cap

Central Europe, probably Hallstatt culture, ca. 8th to 6th century BCE. A cast bronze votive weapon, a spike-tipped axe with a wide, flat butt and a separate end cap. The body of the axe has striated lines cast into it, while the end cap is hollow

Lot: 31 - Rare Irish Bronze Age Winged Palstave Axe Head

Northern Europe, Ireland, the Atlantic Bronze Age to Iron Age transition period, ca. 1300 to 700 BCE. An extraordinary bronze axe head of a heavy and sturdy composition, with a flared vertical blade, a thick blade neck, twin lateral flanges with

Lot: 32 - Wonderful Viking Coiled Bronze Neck Torc

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A bronze torc (torq/torque) made of a thick bronze wire with two pieces of thinner wire wrapped around it very tightly from each terminal. The terminals are a two twisted pieces of bronze

Lot: 33 - Viking Twisted Silver Man's Ring - 8.2 grams

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse, ca. 8th to 11th century CE. A beautiful, heavy ring, made from two thick, twisted wires of silver wrapped around each other for half of the band of the ring and then hammered into a single wire for the rest. This

Lot: 34 - Lot of 4 Viking Bronze Bracelets - Solid and

Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A beautiful collection of Viking-era bronze bracelets, two in solid band form and two intricately braided. The pair of solid band bracelets have two inward-curving terminals and hammered

Lot: 35 - Rare / Early Near-Eastern Gypsum Head of Deity

Ancient Near East, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. This is a haunting face carved in soft white gypsum, with a delicate nose and mouth that appear secondary to the large, haunting eyes and their prominent brow line. These eyes would have been filled in with

Lot: 36 - Rare Sumerian Terracotta Impressed Panel - Gula &

Ancient Near East, Sumeria, ca. 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. An impressed decorative ceramic panel depicting what is most likely the Mesopotamian goddess Gula/Ninkarrak, shown here as she often is with a dog seated at her feet. She is standing

Lot: 37 - Holy Land Basalt Three Legged Mortar

Holy Land, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A circular hard stone mortar, carved from grey basalt displaying a porous, volcanic surface, with an incised border and four decorative elements positioned equidistantly around the perimeter, all supported by three

Lot: 38 - Large Sassanian Gilded Bronze Bowl

Ancient Near East, Sassanian (Sassanid) Empire, ca. 500 CE. A striking, deep bowl with a rounded base and steep sides. The cast bronze has been completely gilded, inside and out, giving it a shimmering appearance. Bowls like these were used

Lot: 40 - Bactrian Marble Pillar Idol

Central Asia or Asia Minor, Bactria, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A beautiful example of a pillar idol, hand-carved and smoothed from creamy white and earthy red-banded marble. The body of the idol is highly abstract, with an elongated hourglass

Lot: 41 - Early Bactrian Alabaster Lidded Jar

Central Asia, Bactria (Bactria-Margiana/BMAC), ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A huge alabaster jar, hollowed out internally about halfway down its body, with two zoomorphic or possibly mask-like handles and a fitted lid with a zoomorphic, possibly

Lot: 42 - Early & Rare Bactrian Stone Circular Idol

Central Asia, Bactria, ca. 3rd to 2nd Millennium BCE. A large stone idol, with a shallow slot/groove on each flat face, dividing both surfaces into semi-circles. This particular example is cut and carved from a truly beautiful stone of cocoa brown

Lot: 43 - Bronze Man and Woman Idols from Ancient Dagestan

Western Asia, Dagestan Region, located on the northwestern shores of the Caspian Sea, ca. 1500 to 500 BCE. A miniature pair of bronze standing idols, a male and a female, with hands raised in the classic style of the region, those enormous wide palms

Lot: 44 - Ancient Bactrian Carnelian / Gold Bead Necklace

Ancient Near East, Pakistan/Afghanistan, Bactrian, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A beautiful necklace comprised of 19 carnelian beads of various shapes (round, ovoid, lozenge) and 18 faceted round high karat pure gold over glass beads. This lovely

Lot: 45 - Scytho-Sarmatian Glass & Jet Bead Necklace

Central Asia/Eastern Europe, Scytho-Sarmatian, Crimea, Ukraine, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A stunning necklace comprised of dozens (about 78) round glass beads and thirteen cut jet bullet-shaped beads - arranged in an attractive symmetrical design,

Lot: 46 - 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: 47 - 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 sandstnoe, depicting the Hindu goddess Parvati standing in a sensuous pose, leaning forward at the waist. One arm

Lot: 48 - 18th C. Nepal Carved Wooden Relief Panel - Female

Central Asia, Nepal, ca. 18th century CE. A wood panel depicting a deity with four arms, possibly Tara or one of the female Hindu deities, such as Lakshmi or Parvati. The woman stands in a ritualized and sensuous pose, with a snake draped around her

Lot: 49 - Sino Tibetan Bronze Seated Goddess - Tara

Central Asia, Sino-Tibetan, ca. 19th century CE. A cast bronze goddess figure seated in a meditative posture with one leg forward and with lotus blossoms on either side. This figure is probably the bodhisattva Tara, a hugely popular Vajrayana deity

Lot: 50 - Large Dong Son Bronze Bull Bell

Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Dong Son, ca. 100 BCE to 100 CE. A very fine example of a classic Dong Son artifact. This is a cast bronze bell, spherical, with a slit-like opening to release sound on its lower side. A long, flaring, cylindrical bronze

Lot: 51 - Custom Neclace w/ 12th C. Majapahit Glass, Silver

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Java, Majapahit, ca. 12th to 14th century CE. An attractive strand of 35 beautiful Indonesian glass beads of near-round forms, most of matte citron and spring green hues, the three largest of mesmerizing millefiori mosaic

Lot: 52 - 19th C. Indonesian Steel, Wood, & Tin Kris

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Java, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A kris (keris), handmade, with a beautifully painted sheath. The wooden handle, terminating in a round silver guard, is carved with two abstract zoomorphic faces. The sheath is

Lot: 53 - Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery "Stick" Figure

East Asia, China, West Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 8 CE. A large self-standing pottery human figure with no arms and a well sculpted head with a naturalistic face with sharp cheekbones and a heavy brow, painted all over a tan color, aside from the

Lot: 54 - Large Han Dynasty Pottery Female Tomb Figure

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A very large ceramic female tomb attendant of a type known as a mingqi, or "spirit utensil" created to care for a deceased individual of high status in the tomb. She stands donning flowing

Lot: 55 - Ancient Korean Bronze Mirror - Nice Patina

East Asia, South Korea (found near Seoul in 1957), ca. 8th to 14th century CE. A cast bronze mirror with a polished face and an ornate back studded with a knobbed handle. The edges are rounded, the back decorated with repeated floral, vine, and leaf

Lot: 56 - Burmese Gilded Bronze 6 Figure Buddha Procession/

Southeast Asia, Burma, modern day Myanmar, ca. 16th to 17th century CE. Rare and quite desirable gilded bronze processional scene. Mounted upon an openwork platform, 4 attendants stand before the standing Buddha. Each carries an offering, and each

Lot: 57 - Chinese Qing Jade in Modern 18K Gold Pendant

East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1644 to 1912 CE. A beautiful creamy white and green jade stone, its surface incised with curved lines and drilled with seven tiny perforations through it. The jade is set in a modern 18K gold brooch with pale green

Lot: 58 - Chinese Qing Dynasty Wooden Foo Dog

East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1644 to 1912 CE. A wooden foo dog, elaborately carved from dark wood, with flourishes at the tail, on top of the head and nose, finely delineated teeth, and a long, sweeping, wing-like motif in low relief on either

Lot: 59 - 18th C. Japanese Edo Period Wakizashi Samurai

East Asia, Japan, Edo Period, ca. 18th century CE. An elegant samurai's wakizashi, the short sword made to accompany the katana. It has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a saya (scabbard) made of highly polished wood. A beautifully woven navy

Lot: 60 - Incredible Tricertops Fossilized Brow Horn

North America, late Cretaceous Period, ca. 68 to 66 million years ago. Wow! An incredible fossilized brow horn from a triceratops (Triceratops horridus), one of the classic, best-known dinosaurs. First found in 1887 west of Denver, Colorado, USA, in

Lot: 61 - Stunning Siberian Mammoth Tusk Section

Central Asia, Russia/Siberia, Pleistocene epoch (Ice Age), ca. 35,000 years ago. A stunning section from a huge mammoth tusk, partially fossilized, with creamy brown, white, and dark brown colorful details. The exterior of this tusk is beautifully

Lot: 62 - Stunning South American Amethyst Geode

South America, Bolivia/Uruguay, millions and millions of years old. A huge amethyst crystal quartz cluster, a natural mineral specimen lining the interior of a geode in an attractive diamond shape. The name of this popular purple gemstone is Greek in

Lot: 63 - Incredible 1552 gram Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

Russia, Siberia, Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Maritime Province, fall date and time: February 12, 1947, 10:38 am local time. In 1947, an iron meteorite fell upon the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Russia during daylight appearing like a fireball -

Lot: 64 - Rare Chavin Camelid Bone Carving + Ink Drawing

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chavin, ca. 1500 BCE (bone carving) and interpretive drawing signed Diana Kaczor, ca. 20th century CE. A wonderful camelid bone carving depicting a fierce visage comprised of a zoomorphic face/mask with a threatening countenance

Lot: 65 - Olmec Green Stone Double-Sided, Janus-Headed Tool

Pre-Columbian, Guatemala/Mexico, Olmec culture, ca. 1150 to 500 BCE. A rough-hewn stone object in hues of emerald, cream, and chocolate, with two distinct anthropomorphic faces on each side (four in total). Each impassive face features carved

Lot: 66 - Guerrero Jade & Quartz Striated Necklace &

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala culture (Balsas culture), ca. 700 to 200 BCE. Wow! A gorgeous collection of ancient jadeite beads and an ancient quartzite anthropomorphic pendant in a thoroughly modern sterling silver setting - appropriate

Lot: 67 - 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: 68 - West Mexican Nayarit Ceramic Seated Woman

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A rare blackware figure of a woman, seated with her legs folded underneath her skirt, her shoulders studded with raised scarification marks. She has one hand resting on her lap, while the

Lot: 69 - Very Fine Jalisco Pottery Mother & Child

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A well-preserved example of a ceramic shaft tomb figure, seated with legs crossed naturalistically under the body, in the form of a woman holding a small child to her chest. The woman is

Lot: 70 - Chupicuaro Red Painted Pottery Seated Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Chupicuaro, ca. 550 to 100 BCE. A handbuilt seated bi-chrome figure with one hand placed upon uplifted knee and the other to his stomach, facing front with a characteristically oversized head presenting a lively visage

Lot: 71 - Superb Jalisco Sheepface Ceramic Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Preserved in excellent condition, this is a classic "sheepface" figure of a standing woman. She is nude aside from painted decoration that gives her what appears to be striped leggings and a

Lot: 72 - Vicus Terracotta Seated Figural Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Vicus culture, ca. 200 BCE to 600 CE. A charming figural vessel in the form of a seated anthropomorphic figure. One skinny arm is in relief on the body; the other extends outward from the body, resting on the knee. The

Lot: 73 - Mezcala Guerrero Stone Axe God

Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala, ca. 400 to 100 BCE. A large anthropomorphic figure, hand-carved and string-cut from a dark stone with lighter inclusions. The figure's wide triangular head has a flat nose, recessed eyes and mouth, and a

Lot: 74 - Pair of Fine Jalisco Pottery Sheepface Figures

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two fantastic, hand-built terracotta seated figures covered in an deep-red earthtone slip. The shorter figure has one leg folded beneath the other, with sinuous arms, rounded shoulders, and

Lot: 75 - Pair of Fine Jalisco Pottery Sheepface Figures

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two fabulous and highly-stylized terracotta figures from ancient Western Mexico. The tall male figure stands upon arched feet with attenuated limbs and has delineated genitalia, a broad

Lot: 76 - Pair of Very Fine Jalisco Pottery Sheepface

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two wonderful hand-built terracotta seated figures, one male and the other female, both with a deep-red slip coating. The female figure sits with one leg folded under the other, with arms

Lot: 77 - Jalisco Pottery Standing Female Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A haunting and evocative example of a shaft tomb figure, this is a standing woman made from thick ceramic. She has a detailed, naturalistic face, with large eyes, huge earrings, and a nose

Lot: 78 - Wearable Mayan Stone Beaded Gold Chain Necklace

Pre-Columbian, Classic Maya, ca. 300 to 900 CE. A colorful collection of Mayan stone beads, strung on a modern gold-plated chain. Two heavy grey-black cylindrical beads sit across from each other near the top of the strand; below them are two round,

Lot: 79 - 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: 80 - Costa Rican Nicoya Tripod Rattle Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Costa Rica, Greater Nicoya, ca. 300 to 800 CE. A large ceramic tripod bowl with tall rattling legs. The bowl is shallow and wide, perched atop the legs, its lower body and legs studded with applied coffee-bean-shaped decorative motifs.

Lot: 81 - Important Mayan "Chief" Hacha w/ Animal Headdress

Pre-Columbian, Classic Maya, ca. 300 to 900 CE. An incredibly carved and well-preserved hacha, hewn from a large chunk of grey volcanic rock, crafted as one of the ritual items associated with the Mesoamerican ballgame. Like this one, hachas often

Lot: 82 - Large Tihuanaco-Bolivian Polychrome Jar

Pre-Columbian, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca region, Tihuanaco / Tiwanaku, ca. 400 to 700 CE. A graceful, polychrome (red, black, and creamy white) pottery vessel of an aryballos form with four panels of abstract geometric motifs on the exterior walls

Lot: 83 - Moche / Huari Double Chamber Figural Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche or Huari, ca. 500 to 700 CE. A fascinating double-lobed figural vessel with a spout rising from one of the gourd-shaped lobes and a haunting human head with open eyes and mouth rising from the other. The surface is painted

Lot: 84 - Nazca Gourd Bowl w/ Hummingbird Design

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 100 BCE to 800 CE. A fantastic shallow bowl carved from the bottom section of a gourd native to Southern Peru. The indented bottom of the gourd serves as the base, with rounded walls, a shallow interior

Lot: 85 - Pre-Columbian Jamacoaque Seated Polychrome Effigy

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Jamacoaque (also Jama Coaque), ca. 500 CE. The Jamacoaque culture, named for the towns of Jama and Coaque of the Pacific coast of Ecuador, is known for its pottery, especially large human-shaped molded statues adorned with

Lot: 86 - 14K Gold / Sapphire Ring w/ Bat - Mayan Influence

North America or Asia. 20th century CE. A contemporary ring in a Mayan style depicting a standing bat figure, made of 14K gold and three faceted blue sapphires (about 1K in total). Quite unusual and special. US ring size: 7. Size: table measures

Lot: 87 - Ten Mayan Obsidian & One Chert Eccentrics and

Pre-Columbian, southern Mexico and northern Central America, Mayan Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A group of five obsidian cores, five obsidian eccentrics (two scorpions and three centipedes), and a chert eccentric centipede. The Maya,

Lot: 88 - Mayan Ulua Valley Ceramic Cylinder - Seated Lord -

Pre-Columbian, Honduras, Mayan Ulua Valley, ca. 550 to 850 CE. A wonderful polychrome cylinder vessel with incredibly rich iconography. The theme is of a seated lord with an immense, elaborate headdress, shown kneeling. A fantastical bird creature in

Lot: 89 - Narino Polychrome Seated Coquero Coca Chewer

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador/Colombia, Carchi-Narino region, ca. 750 to 1500 CE. A charming and rare ceramic sculpture of a seated coca chewer. He sits on a stool, part of an integrated plaque, his long, spindly limbs giving him a slightly comical form. He

Lot: 90 - Tairona Carved Greenstone Anthropomorphic Figure

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Tairona culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A fantastical anthropomorphic figure carved via the string-cut technique from a pale greenstone. The figure is cylindrical with a rounded head. The face and headdress/coiffure take up

Lot: 91 - Superb Chancay Bichrome Figural Vessel - Mother &

Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 900 to 1250 CE. A very large bi-chrome earthenware egg-shape bodied effigy vessel with a single strap handle on the back of the neck, the figure's head depicted on the front of the generally cylindrical

Lot: 92 - Rare Michoacan Standing Polychrome Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Michoacan, ca. 600 to 1200 CE. A finely handbuilt terracotta female figure standing with fingered hands revealed beneath her rebozo. She presents a curvaceous figure - her voluptuous buttocks and ample hips sheathed by a

Lot: 93 - 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: 94 - Casas Grande Polychrome Anthropomorphic Vessel

Pre-Columbian, Northern Mexico, Paquime / Casas Grandes, ca. 1150 to 1450 CE. A classic figural ceramic vessel with a bulbous, gourd-shaped body and a curved, convex head rising from the slightly flared rim. The head has coffee-bean-shaped eyes, a

Lot: 95 - Authentic Taino Black Stone Three Pointer Zemi

Pre-Columbian, Hispaniola, Taino/Arawak, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. Among the only items specifically referenced by Spanish chroniclers of the 15th century, a quintessential example of a three pointer stone with a large conically formed central raised

Lot: 96 - Very Fine Aztec Pottery Rattle Censor Vessel -

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: 97 - Quimbaya Terracotta Seated Anthropomorphic Slab

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Middle Cauca region, Quimbaya, ca. 1200 to 1400 CE. A hand-built "solid slab" terracotta figure from the Middle Cauca region, the head and body comprised of finely-worked square and rectangular slabs of clay with thick coils

Lot: 98 - Collection 29 Arrowheads & Awls - Archaic /

North America, Native American, Illinois/Missouri border area, Archaic to Woodlands period, ca. 5000 BCE to 500 CE. A beautiful collection of twenty-nine hand-knapped chert arrowheads and awls, in a variety of styles and colors, and all found near

Lot: 99 - 26 Stone Items & Clay Pipe - Archaic / Woodlands

North America, Native American, near Illinois/Missouri border area, Archaic to Woodlands period, ca. 5000 BCE to 500 CE. A fantastic collection of twenty-six hand-formed stone arrowheads and awls, in various forms, styles, and colors, and a single

Lot: 100 - Prehistoric Anasazi Mimbres Black-on-White Pottery

Native American, Southwestern US, Mimbres Valley, New Mexico, ca. 1000 to 1250 CE. A beautiful black-on-white ceramic bowl from one of the most distinctive New World pottery traditions. The interior is painted with a repeated series of checkered

Lot: 101 - Prehistoric Anasazi Roosevelt Black-on-White Bowl

Native American, Southwestern US, Anasazi / Ancient Puebloan culture, ca. 1100 to 1250 CE. This is a black-on-white snowflake pottery bowl, created by the coil and scrape technique using temper of fine crushed sherd or fine sand. The designs are

Lot: 102 - African Katsina / Sokoto Figural Sculpture w/ TL

West Africa, Nigeria, Katsina or possibly Sokoto, ca. 200 BCE to 100 CE. A fascinating coarse, earthy red clay figure of a human face with large features above an elongated neck with what appears to be a vestigial arm extending from its lower

Lot: 103 - 19th C. African Bongo Funerary Post w/ Female

Africa, South Sudan, Bahr el-Ghazal region, Bongo peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A haunting, hand-carved wooden female figure atop a conical post. The woman's body is dominated by her large head and elongated torso, while her legs

Lot: 104 - Early 20th C. African DR Congo Bronze Cross

Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ca. early 20th century CE. A cast bronze Christian cross that is distinctively African in its depiction of the human figures on it, depicting a crucified Christ with two supplicants, one each perched on the

Lot: 105 - Early 20th C. African Carved Wooden Dan Mask

West Africa, Liberia or Cote d'Ivoire, Dan peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A large carved wood mask from the Dan peoples of Western Africa. Its visage is characteristically concave, with a high-domed forehead, slit eyes painted in white, a broad

Lot: 106 - Early 20th C. African Wooden Dan Mask

Western Africa, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire, Dan peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden mask in a characteristic style with thin, sunken eyes and a protruding chin. The cheeks are wide and rounded, and help to complement the

Lot: 107 - Early 20th C. Ethiopian Wooden Religious Triptych

Africa, Ethiopia, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A gorgeous painted wooden triptych from the unique Ethiopian Christian tradition. The central image is of Mary with the Christ Child, surrounded by saints and angels; each panel is divided

Lot: 108 - 20th C. Australian Aboriginal Tjurunga

Oceania, Central Australia, Arrernte indigenous groups, ca. mid 20th century CE. A tall, polished, wooden object known as a tjurunga (sometimes churinga), in the form of an elongated ovoid. The surface is smooth on one side and incised with

Lot: 109 - 17th C. Mexican Wood Santo - Virgin and Child

Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 17th or 18th century CE. A hand carved, richly gilded and painted wood santo of the Virgin and Child, intriguing for Mary's red and gold robes rather than her traditional red robe under a blue cloak, and the intimate,

Lot: 110 - 18th C. Spanish Colonial Wood Santo - Mary w/

New World, Spanish Colonial, Mexico , ca. 18th century CE. A hand-painted carved wood Virgin Mary santo, her crossed hand gesture suggesting a variant of "La Purisima Concepcion" or "La Inmaculada," donning a gold toned tin crown, presenting a

Lot: 111 - 19th C. Mexican Wooden Santo - Angel

New World, Mexico, 19th century CE. A large, finely-carved wood santo figure depicting an angel dressed in flowing gold and white robes, with large wings attached to its back. The robes part above the knee to reveal shapely, muscular legs. The face

Lot: 112 - 19th C. European Silver Tray w/ Female Nudes

Europe, ca. 19th century CE. A repousse, eighty-percent silver, shallow tray with a Bacchic scene of youthful female nudes frolicking in a bucolic woodland with a satyr. Strategically-placed leaves and vines keep the women relatively modest, while

Lot: 113 - Working 19th C. French Bronze "Salute Mortar"

Europe, France, ca. 19th century CE. A fine example of a signal cannon, also known as a salute cannon. Made from cast bronze, with a short, wide body and two arms for placing it into a wooden frame. A delightful item! Size: 3.75" L x 2.35" W (9.5 cm

Lot: 114 - Published 19th C. Russian Icon - Anthony and

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. Finely painted in egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso atop wood, an icon portraying Saints Anthony and Theodosius standing next to one another in front of a landscape backdrop. Both men are robed in

Lot: 115 - 19th C. Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Finely painted in egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso and linen atop wood, a large icon of Christ Pantokrator (or Pantocrator), Lord of the Universe, holding an open holy Gospel in his left hand, the

Lot: 116 - Exhibited 19th C Russian Crucifixion Icon, Bullet

Russia, ca. 19th century CE. Brilliantly painted in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood, a large-scale arch-shaped icon depicting the Crucifixion with bystanders, a pair of mourning angels and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove at the upper end of

Lot: 117 - 19th C. Russian Icon - Fiery Ascent of Prophet

Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. late 19th century CE. Finely rendered in egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on wood, a breathtaking icon honoring the Prophet Elijah who, as depicted in the central panel, rides into heaven on a chariot drawn by celestial

Lot: 118 - Late 19th C. Pastel of American Soldier

North America, United States, ca. 1898 CE. A pastel on paper portrait depicting a soldier who fought in the Spanish American war. Set against a sheet of pliable metal. This is a portrait of George E. Brundage of S. Norwalk, Connecticut and comes

Lot: 119 - Signed Otto Kuhler Etching, "Mississippi Evening",

Otto August Kuhler (German-American, 1894-1977), "Mississippi Evening." 1923. Etching on laid paper. Signed in pencil on the lower right. From a limited edition of 25 prints. A fine view from the shoreline of a steamer with "AMERICA" written on the

Lot: 120 - 4 20th C. Arthur William Heintzelman Portrait

Arthur William Heintzelman (American, 1891-1965), four untitled portrait etchings, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A group of four framed portrait etchings, each depicting a different individual, highly realistic and with excellent detail. One

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