17 Press Releases

Tag: Pre-Columbian

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    Online September Auction

    Kehinde Wiley's painting is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming September sale, presented by Leonard Auction. Titled Psyche Abandoned, the piece shows a Black woman's portrait against a heavily-ornamented pattern of flowers. Wiley is recognized for his highly patterned portrait paintings of Black Americans. The poses, objects, and backgrounds…

    ASIAN CLOISONNE BOX AND STAND
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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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    Fine Musical Instruments

    Vincenzo Panormo was a prominent violin craftsman who introduced the Cremonese style of violin making in London. Panormo belonged to a family of instrumentalists and worked as a luthier in Paris during his early years. In 1789, at the start of the French Revolution, Panormo moved to Dublin to continue…

    Gibson ES-350 TDN Electric Archtop Guitar, 1962
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    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Jaguars were considered divine felines in the ancient Americas, often shown as a deity in pre-Columbian myths and legends. They were also used as a symbol of power and kingship. Influential figures often added the jaguar epithet to their names to associate themselves with this power. Highlighted in the upcoming…

    Large Marajoara Ceramic Decorated Urn, ex-Eugene Lions
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    Charity Auction Ancient Ethnographic Jewelry

    Since 15,000 B.C., Egyptian carved cameos were used to record events. It was during the reign of Alexander the Great in the third century B.C. that the Greeks and Romans started incorporating mythological images in cameos. A Roman cameo pendant necklace from that period is one of the key lots of…

    21K Gold Necklace w- Egyptian Scarabs, Djed Pillars
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    Reeves Collection Of Indian Artwork Offered In Heritage Ethnographic Art Auction

    A Nez Perce or Blackfeet Bear Warrior Society Shirt (estimate: $20,000-30,000). DALLAS, TX.- A collection carefully curated over more than half a century will make up nearly half of the lots in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art Auction May 29 in Dallas, Texas. Keith and Sara Reeves have spent more than 50 years…

    A Nez Perce or Blackfeet Bear Warrior Society Shirt (estimate: $20,000-30,000).
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    Ancient, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts

    The ancient inhabitants of Nayarit were proficient in ceramics. At that time, pottery became a visual method of expression to pass on religious, philosophical, and astronomical knowledge. Several pieces of ancient Nayarit pottery from 200 BCE to 200 CE will be showcased in the upcoming Ancient, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts…

    International Ethnographic Arts
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    Pre-Columbian | Tribal | Ethnographic

    The Tlingit people believe that frogs bring good fortune and are spiritual beings. As a result, frogs are common subjects in Tlingit paintings and sculptures. An oval feast dish by Tlingit carver Augustus Bean is featured in the upcoming Pre-Columbian | Tribal | Ethnographic auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. The…

    Rare Chavin Maranon Polychrome Erotic Vessel w- TL Test
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Showplace Antique + Design Center presents a selection of estate and antique jewelry and decorative art collectibles in their upcoming auction. Featured is a pre-Columbian gold Sinú bird finial on a tube. The Sinú goldwork depicts animals and birds on the different jewelry pieces. Birds were considered particularly spiritual and…

    Ammi Phillips Portrait of Lady, Oil on Canvas
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Paul Evans was a leading figure in the mid-century American studio and brutalist furniture movement. An example of his work is available in the New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace Antique+Design Center. The cabinet designed by Paul Evans is adorned with four welded steel doors and a poly-chromed…

    Pre-Columbian Gold Tairona Tumbaga Figural Finial/Auctiondaily
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    Auction of Books and Documents of History of Mexico

    The Auction of Books and Documents of History of Mexico by Morton Subastas is a collection of historical texts from the pre-Hispanic time to the First Republic. There are several that are gorgeously designed and illustrated, including a facsimile edition of Codex Laud, Paintings of Death and Destinations. The Borgia…

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    Exceptional Day 2: Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art

    Headhunters on the Ifugao island preserved the skulls of the people they killed. This practice continued until Americans occupied the island during World War II. An example is available in the upcoming Exceptional Day 2: Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. The human skull sits atop a…

    Artemis Gallery
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    Fine Silver Collection Part 4 & Other Estates

    Showplace Antique + Design Center presents the resplendent Fine Silver Collection Part 4 & Other Estates auction.  The collection contains over 350 lots of outstanding artistry in such categories as silver, fine art, furniture, Asian arts, and decorative arts as well as fashion and jewelry. A treasure trove for decorators…

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    Pre-Columbian | Tribal | Ethnographic

    The Asmat people of modern-day Indonesia took the job of respecting their dead seriously. The skull of an Asmat person is one of the most striking lots in the Pre-Columbian, Tribal, and Ethnographic auction presented by Artemis Gallery. The eyes and nose are not only covered in soil, sap, bright…

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    Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art

    A Large Diquis Gold Pendant c. 700-1400 AD, a magnificent Nazca Cushma c. 200-500 AD, and a rare Olmec Mask c. 300-500 BC headlines a trove of Pre-Columbian art featured in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Auction June 25 in Dallas, Texas. The auction also includes…

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    Exceptional Day 2 Ethnographic Tribal Fossils

    Artemis Gallery offers Exceptional Day 2 of its Ethnographic Tribal Fossils auction. The collection includes a near-complete psittacosaurus dinosaur skeleton and an extremely rare theropod dinosaur egg nest with 25 eggs in it. Specific offerings include Pre-Columbian Maya and Chavin pottery, a Mapuche Stone Scepter with an anthropomorphic mask finial,…