5 Press Releases

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    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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    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 Jewelry, Weaponry, and Coins

    When each Greek city-state was separate in the eighth century CE, military power and weaponry were necessary for sustained independence. At the beginning of the Greek Archaic age and end of the Bronze period, Greeks began wielding new styles of swords. Among them was a central European-style iron sword designed…

    STUNNING ROMAN GOLD RING WITH AMETHYST INTAGLIO OF AN EMPRESS
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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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    Medieval Art: Characteristics and Influences

    Mosaic of Jesus Christ in Istanbul, Turkey. Medieval art—which includes a wide variety of art and architecture—refers to a period also known as the Middle Ages, which roughly spanned from the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D. to the early stages of the Renaissance in the 14th century.…