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Category: Antiquities

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    Maya Death Gods and Dinosaur Eggs Highlight Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic & Fine Art Sale

    A complete clutch of Therizinosaurus eggs highlights Artemis Gallery's upcoming Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic & Fine Art sale. The Therizinosaurus is known for its scythe-like claws; its name, in fact, means "Scythe Lizard." Because it is unlikely that a predator could steal an entire clutch of eggs, the auction house believes…

    Therizinosaurus Egg Clutch, 70 to 120 Million Years Old
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    Artemis Gallery Showcases Ancient Art from Around the World

    In pre-Columbian Peru, the Moche civilization thrived along the northern coast. They built complex cities and religious systems before the Inca came to dominate the region. Artemis Gallery’s upcoming Ancient & Ethnographic Art Through the Ages sale will highlight a pair of gilded copper earspools from this period. Silver and…

    Matched Moche Gilt Copper Earspools w- Silver Snails
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    Artemis Gallery to host Oct. 8 auction of exceptional, museum-quality antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art

    Featured: Persian gold bracelets fit for a queen, extraordinary Polynesian coronet, superior Khmer and Pre-Columbian sculptures, hand-hewn Morse stick (precursor to hockey stick) Ancient Egyptian pre-dynastic blacktop jar, circa 3500-3400 BCE, 13.875in high, similar to examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. Estimate $12,000-$15,000 BOULDER, Colo. – Authenticity and…

    Artemis Gallery to host Oct. 8 auction of exceptional, museum-quality antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art
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    Exceptional Antiquities, Asian, Ethnographic

    The Achaemenid Persian Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BCE, is often regarded as one of the ancient world's largest civilizations. This Iron Age dynasty was a global hub of art, religion, culture, science, and technology. The Achaemenids were fond of gold and silver jewelry and often used…

    Achaemenid Gold Bracelets w- Turquoise, Garnets (pr)
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    Ancient Resource Auctions' Saturday, Oct. 3rd online auction #87 features fine, authentic antiquities, ethnographic art

    Up for bid are 450 lots of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus examples of ethnographic art. Lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st Century BC), in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (aka Julia…

    Ancient Resource Auctions Saturday, Oct. 3rd online auction #87 features fine, authentic antiquities, ethnographic art
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    Clearance - Ancient, Pre-Columbian, Ethno Art

    Under a powerful spell, Hercules killed his wife and children. Upon realizing, he was filled with guilt and went to the Oracle at Delphi and asked for her help. The oracle commanded Hercules to visit and serve his cousin, King Eurystheus, who would give him 12 tasks that Hercules must…

    Etruscan Bucchero Amphora w/ Animals, ex-Christie's
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    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Iranian-American Abstract artist Masoud Yasami does not associate himself with any specific artistic group. Rather, his multi-dimensional artworks often experiment with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. As the artist states, “For many years I have dealt with gravitational force as the drama in my work; for example creating the illusion…

    18th C. European Brass Mortar and Pestle
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    Native American Art

    Traditional rattles are mostly associated with the shamans of the Tlingit Native American tribe. The Tlingit, whose name means “People of the Tides,” are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Featured in the upcoming Native American Art auction, presented by Bonhams, is a Tlingit rattle carved in…

    A SOUTHERN NEVADA PAIUTE POLYCHROME OLLA
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    Western Decorative Arts & Objects

    In many Native American cultures, the deer is considered a messenger, a keeper of the Earth, and an animal of power. It symbolizes gentleness, safety, prosperity, and shelter. A Cherokee legend tells that the deer and the rabbit raced to see which was the fastest, but the rabbit cheated before the race.…

    California, Basketry Bowl
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    Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic & Fine Art

    Leading Artemis Gallery’s mid-August Fine Antiquities, Ethnographic, & Fine Art sale is a Roman statuette of Cupid from the first to second century CE. Created during the transition from archaic to classical fine art styles, many Greek and Roman sculptors were combining realism with mythology. The available lot shows a…

    Huge - Important Panamanian 15K+ Gold Frog - 56 gr
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    East Meets West: Works of Art Across Cultures

    Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, desire, passion, and fertility. She is often portrayed as a complicated goddess, both generous and loving to those who respected her and easily offended with a temper. A Greek terracotta depiction of Aphrodite from the late Hellenistic period (400 - 30 BCE)…

    Fine Greek Terracotta Standing Aphrodite
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    Tribal Art

    Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, set foot on the American continents during the 14th century. Before his arrival, however, Indigenous peoples had permanent settlements, cities, agriculture, architecture, earthworks, and complex societies. Native Americans have adapted to the new world but continue to practice their traditions and speak in their own…

    Large Amazonian Burden Basket, Wil
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    Ancient / Ethnographic From Around the World

    The Shang dynasty (c. 1600 - 1046 BCE), the second dynasty of China, brought numerous cultural advances such as the transition from stone and iron to industrialized bronze casting. The Shang dynasty also introduced bronze sacral vessels. One such vessel was the gui, a bronze ritual vessel used to relay…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Gui w- TL
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    Ancient Resource Auctions' online auction Saturday, August 1st, features 375 lots of rare antiquities, ethnographic art

    Up for bid are authentic and rare Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus scarce ethnographic art. Graeco-Roman mummified cat (2nd century BC-2nd century AD) referenced in Hamilton Price's 1897 collection catalog and auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1911 (est. $9,000-$12,000). MONTROSE, CA, UNITED STATES,…

    Ancient Resource Auctions online auction Saturday August 1st features 375 lots of rare antiquities ethnographic art
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    Ancient / Ethnographic Art Through The Ages

    The upcoming Ancient/ Ethnographic Art Through the Ages auction, presented by Artemis Gallery, features an Egyptian shabti. The funerary figurine was intended for Khaemwaset, the revered fourth son of Ramesses II. He was the first Egyptologist to document Egypt's Old Kingdom monuments, which were over 1,000 years old during his lifetime.…

    20th C. Indian Marble Carving of Durga & Lion Mount
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    Ancient | Near-Eastern | Asian Art

    The upcoming Ancient | Near-Eastern | Asian Art sale, presented by Artemis Gallery, highlights a painting by Masoud Yasami. An Iranian American artist, Yasami’s abstract multi-dimensional works deal with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. He uses a variety of mediums and materials to create his works. As the artist says, “For…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Vessel (You)
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    A new public commission by Mary Bauermeister opens at KölnSkulptur #10 in Cologne, Germany

    Mary Bauermeister (b.1934), Rübezahl, 2020, showing installation in progress, KölnSkulptur #10, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany, July 2020–Summer 2022; Photographer Simon Stockhausen Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a new site-specific work by Mary Bauermeister (b.1934) at Skulpturenpark Köln in Cologne, Germany. The installation, Rübezahl (2020), was commissioned for the tenth edition…

    A new public commission by Mary Bauermeister opens at KölnSkulptur #10 in Cologne, Germany
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    Antiquities | Pre-Columbian | Ethnographic

    The first Russian icons appeared in the 12th century. During the same period, the tradition of covering icons with metal barriers called oklads was also popularized. An oklad usually covers the entire icon except the face, hands, and feet. Typically, it is more than a decoration and a shield against…

    Egyptian Predynastic Naqada III Basalt Vessel
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    Ancient Resource Auctions' online-only Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale, Auction #85, will be held on Saturday, June 27

    Around 325 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus examples of ethnographic art. Lovely Moche portrait vessel made between 100 BC and 500 AD, 11 ½ inches tall, depicting a male with well-modeled features and a wrapped headdress (est. $600-$800). A…

    Ancient Resource Auctions' online-only Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale, Auction #85, will be held on Saturday, June 27
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    Artist to Know: Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret

    Furniture Piece by the Two French Modernists Available in Wright Auction At the age of 24, Charlotte Perriand walked into the studio of legendary furniture designer Le Corbusier and asked for a job. She was told, “We don’t embroider cushions here,” and sent away. Despite this rocky start, Perriand would…

    Artist to Know Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret-1