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Category: Clothing, Costumes & Masks

  • Auction Industry

    Louis Pierre Ledoux’s Collection of Sepik River Artifacts Comes to Auction

    This November, Willow Auction House will offer over 250 items from the anthropological explorations of Louis Pierre Ledoux. The young scholar set off for Papua New Guinea after graduating from Harvard University in the mid-1930s. Ledoux interacted with the Murik people of the eastern Sepik River region. He eventually gathered…

    Louis-Pierre-Ledouxs-Collection-of-Sepik-River-Artifacts1-1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    The Louis Pierre Ledoux Papua New Guinea Collection

    Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux’s 1936 New Guinea Expedition Lincoln Park, NJ – October 4th, 2021 – Willow Auction House is proud to present The Louis  Pierre Ledoux Papua New Guinea Collection for Auction After a year of meticulous research, Willow Auction House is proud to announce the Louis Pierre…

    The-Louis-Pierre-Ledoux-Papua-New-Guinea-Collection6
  • Auction Industry

    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction

    Hat worn by Napoleon during campaign in Poland. Image from Sotheby’s. Few figures' successes and failures are under more constant review than those of Napoleon Bonaparte. His reign as Emperor of the French saw the building of one of the most ambitious empires in world history and the spread of…

    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction1
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams Presents Items from Poker Jim, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Matthew Panana, and More

    Bonhams’ upcoming Native American art sale features a quilted shirt associated with Sap-Ut-Ka-Low-Nee (White Swan), also known as “Poker Jim.” Other notable items include a Hethuska Society painted hide along with an Edward Sheriff Curtis orotone photograph and a Matthew Panana sculpture.  Sap-Ut-Ka-Low-Nee (White Swan) was dubbed “Poker Jim” by…

    A Fort Berthold Man's Quilled Shirt, Associated With White Swan, Sap-ut-ka-low-nee (1844-1936), Also Known As Poker Jim
  • Auction Industry

    Christie’s Will Auction Pierre Matisse’s Teotihuacán Stone Mask and Other Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Upcoming Sale

    Pre-Columbian art includes tools, artifacts, and objects of the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America. The pre-Columbian era spans from around 3000 B.C.E. to the arrival of the Europeans in the early 16th century C.E. Pre-Columbian artifacts were created by the Aztecs, Maya, Inca, and other ethnic groups of…

    Christies Will Auction Pierre Matisses Teotihuacán Stone Mask and Other Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Upcoming Sale1
  • Auction Preview

    Ancient and Ethnographic Art Comes to Auction With Artemis Gallery

    The ancient city-state of Corinth was situated on the Isthmus of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnese to Greece. Since 1896, various archaeological excavations of Corinth have been conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Greek Ministry of Culture, revealing insights into antiquity. One of the key…

    Corinthian Aryballos Shielded Warriors, 1948 Provenance
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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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    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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    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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    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 / 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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    African and Oceanic Art

    Showcased in this African and Oceanic Art auction is a sculpted, cadaverous male figure from Easter Island. With exposed ribs and pronounced facial features, this type of wood carving is thought to have been important in religious and cultural ceremonies. It was worn by men and women with human hair…

    FINE SERVING BOWL, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
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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 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.
  • Auction Industry

    Costumes, Masks and Props From Acclaimed Amazon Prime Series ‘The Tick’ Offered By Heritage Auctions, ScreenBid

    Among the 129 highlights: Heroes and villains’ complete outfits, all the Flag Five Flock Flares and a copy of Midnight’s memoirs DALLAS, Texas (April 29, 2020) – On the list of Greatest TV Series Canceled Way Too Soon, Amazon Prime’s The Tick sits near the very top, alongside only a few other…

    Costumes, Masks and Props From Acclaimed Amazon Prime Series ‘The Tick’ Offered By Heritage Auctions, ScreenBid
  • Artists

    Modern Huntsman Launches COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Hunting’s premier publication is launching two initiatives to support out of work freelance artists and the Montana medical community during the coronavirus pandemic. Modern Huntsman is proud to announce two new initiatives to support artists whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19, as well as medical professionals in Bozeman, MT…

    Modern Huntsman Launches COVID-19 Relief Efforts