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Category: Sculpture & Carvings

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Everard’s Oct. 18-20 Fall Southern Estates auction series highlighted by renowned John and Virginia Duncan collection of antiques and Lowcountry treasures

    Amassed over 75 years, Duncan collection encompasses fine, folk & ethnographic art; antiques, furniture, rare maps and broad range of material culture of Southeastern United States SAVANNAH, Ga. – Everard Auctions takes great pleasure in announcing highlights of its Oct. 18 Fall Southern Estates auction to be followed on October…

    Everards Oct. 18-20 Fall Southern Estates auction series highlighted by renowned John and Virginia Duncan collection of antiques and Lowcountry treasures
  • Art Fairs

    Paris: Parcours des Mondes, An Art Fair Built Around Stories

    If the latest edition of the Parcours des mondes can be characterized by the return of foreign dealers and collectors, then it confirms that­—despite an attempt to open up to Asia and antiquity—the DNA of the event remains resolutely traditional non-Western arts. Sowei mask, wood, pigment and plant fibers, total height:…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Works By Fritz Scholder Highlight Bonhams Modern Native American Art Sale

    [L-R] Hollywood Indian #2, 1972, estimated at $30,000 – 50,000, Dartmouth Portrait #8, 1973, estimated at $100,000 – 150,000, and Hopi Snake Priest, 1972, estimated at $30,000 - 50,000, by Fritz Scholder. View Catalogue Los Angeles – On August 31, Bonhams will present its third annual Modern Native American Art sale in Los Angeles which will showcase important works…

  • Auction Preview

    Custom Mid-Century Nupe African Door, Baule Chair Featured in Tribal Art Auction

    A Nigerian custom mid-century Nupe door and a handcrafted Baule chair from the Ivory Coast are among the notable sub-Saharan African works in the upcoming Discover African Art auction. The African Nupe people have resided along the banks of the Niger River since the 15th century CE. Many of their…

    Mid-Century Nupe African Door on Custom Metal Base 46" – Nigeria
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    Hindman Presents Ancient Art From Rome and Egypt

    Palmyrene funerary portraits flourished in the Roman era between the second and third centuries CE. These realistic pictures were placed in decorated family tombs outside the city of Palmyra. Illustrating the influences of the Parthian East and the Greco-Roman West, these pieces represent the lifestyle, occupations, and aspirations of the…

    A Palmyrene Limestone Relief
  • Auction Industry

    Cowan's to present Native American Art sale this April

    Tsimshian Carved Soul Catcher carved of bone; open-mouthed wolves are separated by a central human figure; remnants of red pigment; pierced through for attachment. Overall length 8.25 in. x diameter 2 in. Early 19th century. Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000. CINCINNATI, OH.- On April 16, Cowan’s, a Hindman company, will present its Native…

    Cowans to present Native American Art sale this April
  • 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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    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
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    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
  • Auction Preview

    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)
  • Auction Industry

    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…

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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
  • Auction Industry

    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