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Category: Basketry

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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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    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 Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art Sale

    In ancient Rome, images of both mortal and divine children were common. Children appear on Roman tomb monuments, imperial state art, and furnishings of the home. Parents would commission portraits and statues of their deceased children as a remembrance. One of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Ancient Artifacts, Coins,…

    Large Ancient Roman North Africa Red Clay Bowl c.2nd century AD.
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    American Indian Art

    Included in the upcoming American Indian Art auction is a Bannock sinew-backed bow with arrows and a Sioux quilled shirt and leggings from the collection of General Herbert Everett Tutherly. Also featured is a Northern Plains pipe tomahawk with a buffalo cutout from the Stanley Slocum Collection.  Presented in this…

    Otoe Beaded Hide Moccasins
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    Emporium Auctions

    From French sculptor Eugène Delaplanche, who created works such as Eve After the Fall (1869) and Maternal Instruction (1875), comes a patinated bronze sculpture titled La Violoniste. The detailed piece shows a musician playing her instrument. Signed by the artist, the item is featured in the upcoming Emporium Auctions sale, presented…

    Large Lidded Decorative Majolica Water Cooler
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    The Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts

    This February, the upcoming Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts sale, presented by Santa Fe Art Auction, offers a variety of fine art, decorative art, and furniture. The auction compiles items from several recognized artists and brands, including Tiffany Studios and Antonio Molleno, as well as from…

    Zia, Large Polychrome Storage Jar, ca. 1930
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    Native American Art

    The Haidan people, who are native to an archipelago of present-day Canada, believe that whales help travelers return home. In Haidan lore, donning the skin of a killer whale can also grant a person access to the spirit world. A ceremonial Haidan whale bowl is available in the upcoming Native…

    Crow Beaded, Buckskin and Trade Cloth Rifle Scabbard
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    Antiques from Estates & Collections

    Jean-Michel Basquiat is considered to be one of America’s most influential Modern artists. Through his definitive style, the artist explored a new genre of expression. Basquiat eventually made his way to fame during the 1980s by challenging social perceptions of race, poverty, and politics through his work. New Haven Auctions’…

    Rare Old Sleepy Eye Figural Metal Trade Sign
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    Native American Art

    In the mid-17th century, the Navajo began sheep herding and harvesting wool with the skills they learned from Spanish settlers. The weaving skills of the Navajo craftswomen soon surpassed those of the Spanish. Until about the 1820s, the Navajo made simple striped blankets of blue, brown, and white bands. These…

    Native American Art
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    American Indian Art: Timed Auction

    The warmth a Moki blanket brought the Navajo people during long winters made it one of their most prized possessions. Moki blankets and rugs, like the one available in the American Indian Art Auction by Cowan's, are among the most popular forms of Native American decorative art for collectors. In…

    Hopi Anya Mana (Corn Maiden) AND Tahaum Soyoko (Black Ogre's Uncle) Katsinas, From The Harriet and Seymour Koenig Collection, New York
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    An Extra Large Antique Auction, Day One

    The first day of An Extra-Large Antique Auction offered by Dirk Soülis Auctions  Dirk Soülis Auctions particularly highlights Native American weavings, pottery, and jewelry. Most of the works in the sale are from the 20th century and represent the skills of artisans from tribes such as the Navajo, Arapaho, Lakota…

    An Extra Large Antique Auction, Day One Soulis
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    American Indian Art Auction

    The upcoming collection presented by R.G Munn Auctions offers a diversified lot originating from American Indian tribes such as Crow Indians, Hopi Indians and more. The items available from each tribe are distinct as they inherit mystical and cultural beliefs. One such item from the late 20th century is a…

    ACOMA INDIAN POTTERY VASE/AuctionDaily
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    American Indian and Western Art

    Tomahawks were an essential tool for many Native Americans, first for hunting and chopping, and then for defense. But both American and British officials would later use tomahawks as peace offerings for Native American tribal leaders. An example of a gifted, or presentation-style, tomahawk is available in the upcoming American…

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