5 Press Releases

Tag: Anthropological

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    Early Fall Variety| Ancient & Ethnographic

    The Romans only called people from the African continent Ethiopians or Nubians. A Roman oil lamp depicting a "Nubian" is the lot with the highest estimated value in the upcoming Early Fall Variety: Ancient & Ethnographic auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. The Romans traded with people across Africa, and this…

    Stunning Egyptian Glazed Faience Offering Cup
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    The Graham Beck Collection of African and Oceanic Headrests

    Elaborate headrests allowed wealthy people across Oceania and Africa to display their status. More practical purposes for the headrests included allowing nomads to guard their heads against the dirty ground. Bonhams will present over a hundred headrests from across these continents and regions in their upcoming auction. Each piece comes…

    Graham Beck Collection of African and Oceanic Headrests Bonham
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    African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art

    Traditionally, the Yombe people of southern Africa believed that power figures hunt down thieves and those who use magic to cause illness. An example of one such sculpted power figure is among the lots available in the upcoming African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art auction, presented by Bonhams. Its composition, from…

    Exceptional and Rare Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600-1700/Auctiondaily
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    American Indian & Ethnographic Art

    Plains Indians used catlinite claystone for pipes or ritual items because of their vibrant color. "It ranges in color from pale pink to brick or blood red," says Rocks and Minerals, "and normally has small lighter spots - referred to as 'stars' - scattered throughout." An example of a catlinite…

    Northwest Coast Button Blanket
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    Fine Antiquities, Asian, Ethnographic Art

    The rhyta was an ancient drinking vessel used by Iranians and other ethnic groups. An example is available in the Fine Antiquities, Asian, and Ethnographic Art auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. This rhyta, or drinking vessel, is in the form of a fish man. Liquid is poured into the fish…

    Fine Antiquities, Asian, Ethnographic Art Artemis Gallery