Artemis Gallery will present ancient art from Egypt, Greece, Italy and the Near East, as well as Asian, Fossils, Pre-Columbian, Native American, African / Tribal / Oceanic, Spanish Colonial, Russian Icons, Fine art, much more in the upcoming Ancient/ Ethnographic Around The World auction. Highlighted is a rare Phoenician bronze musical chalcophone from the seventh or eighth century. This musical instrument is composed of two vertical bars with spiraled terminals as resonators. Eleven bronze springs are coiled around connecting pins. Chalcophones have been found in both Phoenician and South Italian Iron Age burials. Legends associated with the instrument tell that they are largely associated with burials and funerary practices, particularly at female gravesites.
A featured 19th-century Benin bronze cast depicts the head of an Oba wearing rows of coral beads around his neck. The Oba was the highest political and religious authority of the kingdom of Benin. To honor the deceased king, the cast brass head would have been commissioned and installed on an ancestral altar. Large ivory tusks richly carved with important events and accomplishments in the Oba’s life would be displayed at the top of the head. The auction also presents Roman busts, Greek figurines, African and Native American artifacts, and jewelry. Explore the full listings and register to bid for these items on Liveauctioneers.
Lot Categories:Antiquities (435)
# of Lots:435
Price Range:$300 - $10,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Extremely Rare Phoenician Bronze Musical Chalcophone|| Estimate: |
|Massive 8th C. Viking Silver Mjolnir / Thor's Hammer|| Estimate: |
|Roman Bronze Female Maskette Appliques, Matched Pair|| Estimate: |
|Roman 20K+ Gold, Garnet, & Green Chalcedony Earrings 8g|| Estimate: |
|Ferdinand Kriwet Sehtext-Collage Serigraph, 1970|| Estimate: |