Upcoming Cowan’s Sale Highlights Prehistoric Pieces From the Art Gerber CollectionFeb 05, 2021 10:00 EST
Before Arthur Joseph Gerber Jr. became involved in photography and art collection, he served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. Gerber wrote a memoir titled The Art Gerber Story during the later years of his life. The book described his interest in ancient hunting artifacts, photography, and travel. The upcoming sale, presented by Cowan’s Auctions, offers numerous artifacts from the Art Gerber Collection. The event is the third and final auction featuring his collection.
The catalog features several key pieces from the Ohio Valley. One of the highlighted lots is “Snowy” and “Little Snowy,” a pair of Mississippian anthropomorphic effigy figures made of aragonite. This particular type of aragonite is believed to be unique to Wyandotte Cave, Crawford County, Indiana. A quartz saddle bannerstone, bone hook beads, loose beads, strung bracelets, and partial atlatl hook will also be available. Interested collectors can view more items from the Art Gerber Collection or place a bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:298
Price Range:$50- $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Snowy & Little Snowy, A Pair of Mississippian Human-Owl Anthropomorphic Effigy Figures|| Estimate: |
|A Quartz Saddle Bannerstone, with Partial Antler Atlatl Hook and Beads|| Estimate: |
|A Banded Slate Notched Ovate Bannerstone|| Estimate: |
|A St. Charles Dovetail Point|| Estimate: |
|A Porphyry 3/4 Groove Axe|| Estimate: |