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Auction Description for ArtemisGallery LIVE: Ancient / Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale - Part II

Ancient / Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale - Part II

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


236 lots with images

May 21, 2014

Live Auction

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289

Email: info@artemisgallerylive.com

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Lot of 4 Vintage JFK Memorabilia Pieces

Lot 1: Lot of 4 Vintage JFK Memorabilia Pieces

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Description: A 1960 "Kennedy for President" poster, the November 16, 1960 Election edition of Time Magazine featuring the recently-elected JFK on the cover, the November 1960 Newsweek edition featuring John F Kennedy, and a poster of JFK with the words "Ask not what your country can do for you - Ask what you can do for your country." 13 1/2" x 11" for smaller poster, 19" x 13 1/2" for large.

Condition Report: Magazines have fold marks, water damage on Newsweek. The Kennedy for President poster has been folded and is faded in areas. Gloss poster is in good condition

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Bactrian Bronze Openwork Pendant

Lot 2: Bactrian Bronze Openwork Pendant

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Description: Ancient Near East, Bactria, ca. 1st millennium BCE. An early cast bronze openwork pendant with circular body and rectangular handle. Geometric design on interior. 4-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Greek Apulian Miniature Pitcher

Lot 3: Greek Apulian Miniature Pitcher

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Description: Apulia, Magna Graecia, ca. 4th century BCE. A beautifully and well crafted miniature pitcher, terracotta with low pedestal, bulbous body, and single handle. Black-slipped paint with silver iridescence. 3"H. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Greek Apulian Miniature Bell Krater

Lot 4: Greek Apulian Miniature Bell Krater

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Description: Apulia, Magna Graecia, ca. 4th century BCE. A miniature bell krater with red motif across center of each side, slipped in black with twin handles and flared rim. 2"H. Provenance: Ex-Glenn Woods Collection, TX. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear as shown.

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Another Pair 17th C. Spanish Colonial Brass Stirrups

Lot 5: Another Pair 17th C. Spanish Colonial Brass Stirrups

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Description: Bolivia, ca. 17th Century CE. Cast in heavy brass, minimal embellishment in the form of etched lines and ridges across the surface of each stirrup. Loop on tongue for leather strap to hook to saddle. Two circular cut-outs on bottom of each stirrup. Each measures 10-1/2"L. Provenance: ex-Denver, Colorado collection. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and areas of loss.

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Pair 17th C. Spanish Colonial Brass Stirrups

Lot 6: Pair 17th C. Spanish Colonial Brass Stirrups

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Description: Bolivia, ca. 17th Century CE. Cast in heavy brass, minimal embellishment in the form of several etched lines across each stirrup. Loop on tongue for leather strap to hook to saddle. Two circular cut-outs on bottom of each stirrup. Each measures 12-1/2"L. Provenance: ex-Denver, Colorado collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and patination

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Lot of 3 Thai, Cambodian Bronze Ladles

Lot 7: Lot of 3 Thai, Cambodian Bronze Ladles

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 10th - 14th century CE; Thailand, Ban Chiang 300 BCE - 200 CE . A set of three cast bronze ladles with large bowls and handles. Longest ladle is from the Ban Chiang culture, has high copper content, and has crawling lizard near bowl. 5-3/8" - 9-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection acquired at auction. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and corrosion as shown.

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Ancient Cambodian Bronze Mirror

Lot 8: Ancient Cambodian Bronze Mirror

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 10th - 15th century CE. A cast bronze mirror with concentric circle design incised on face, mirror on rear. Beautiful green patina. 7"D. Provenance: Ex-Smith Collection, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear as shown.

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Cambodian Khmer Bronze Bell Top

Lot 9: Cambodian Khmer Bronze Bell Top

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 12 - 14th Century CE. Bowl-shaped piece of a larger bell. Bronze has developed an exceptional beautiful Azurite (blue) patina. Still rings true. 4-3/4"D x 2-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Khmer Carved Stone Buddha Head

Lot 10: Khmer Carved Stone Buddha Head

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Description: Cambodia, Ca. 12th -14th Century CE. Carved sandstone with incised details of hair, face, hat, and ears. Mounted on a museum quality stand. 6"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear, else excellent. Fragment of larger piece.

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Lot of 2 Cambodian Offering Bowls

Lot 11: Lot of 2 Cambodian Offering Bowls

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 12th -14th Century CE. Two cast bronze bowls, one with ringed handles on each side, the other with incised design around body. Heavy patination on both. 8" & 8-3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-Smith Collection, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Crack repair across center of handless bowl, encrustation as shown.

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Lot of 5 Khmer Bronze Pectoral Fittings

Lot 12: Lot of 5 Khmer Bronze Pectoral Fittings

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 12th Century CE. Set of five cast bronze breast plate pieces of various design, with two pairs of matching pieces and a single un-matching piece. Sizes vary from 6-1/2" to 8-3/4" long. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Bells

Lot 13: Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Bells

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Description: Cambodia, Ca. 12th Century. Constructed in stacked style: wide bottom tapers in to the wide bottom of next level. Hanging loop is in shape of the bell and decorated with flower bursts on either side of loop. 5-1/4" and 6-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear as shown. Both missing inner knockers.

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Lot of 7 Khmer Bronze Belt Buckles

Lot 14: Lot of 7 Khmer Bronze Belt Buckles

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Empire, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. A set of seven cast bronze domed belt buckles, most with geometric designs surrounding dome. Loops and clasps on rear make these usable today! 2-1/2" - 3-1/2"D. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Beautiful Khmer Bronze Vase

Lot 15: Beautiful Khmer Bronze Vase

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Empire, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. A well crafted cast bronze vase of sleek silhouette, with pedestal base, wide body composed of two parts, and flared rim. 9-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Smith Collection, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Pyxii

Lot 16: Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Pyxii

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Empire, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. Two cast bronze vessels, each with removable lids with lotus handles, likely used as lime pots. Larger pyxis of very delicate bronze. 2-1/2" & 3-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small pin holes in larger pyxis, else good condition.

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Lot of 4 Khmer Bells - Bronze and Silver

Lot 17: Lot of 4 Khmer Bells - Bronze and Silver

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Period, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. . A set of four domed belles, head with large mounting loops, likely used on cattle. All with center knocker preserved. All of bronze, save one which is silvered bronze. 4-1/2" - 6-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Hole in shoulder of silvered vessel, surface wear as shown.

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Lot of 2 Cambodian Bronze Furniture Panels

Lot 18: Lot of 2 Cambodian Bronze Furniture Panels

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Period, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. Two cast bronze long panels with square and triangular patterns and floral tops. Exceptional detail! Azurite deposits on both. 8-7/8" & 9-1/8"L. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small casting flaws as shown, else excellent.

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Lot of 3 Khmer Bronze Openwork Plates

Lot 19: Lot of 3 Khmer Bronze Openwork Plates

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. A set of three bronze plates with floral openwork rims. 6-1/4" and 7-7/8"D. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and corrosion as shown.

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Vintage Inuit Carved Soapstone Walrus

Lot 20: Vintage Inuit Carved Soapstone Walrus

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Description: Canada, Ca 1960. Nicely-carved green soapstone carving of a walrus. Standing on front and back flippers, mouth open, large tusks (made from Walrus ivory) emerging from upper jaw; shown standing upon a companion plinth. 5-1/2" L x 3"H. Provenance: Ex-private Santa Monica, Ca collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small repair to corner of base, else quite excellent

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Lot of 3 Celtic Miniature Clay Oil Lamps

Lot 21: Lot of 3 Celtic Miniature Clay Oil Lamps

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Description: Celtic, ca. 1 century BCE/CE. A set of three clay oil lamps, each appear to be hand made, with flat bottoms and bodies that taper to a narrow neck. 3/4"H - 1-3/8"H. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and minor losses as shown.

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Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Bowl

Lot 22: Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Bowl

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Description: China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE - 220 CE. A beautiful terracotta bowl with thick green glaze with silvery iridescence, three firing marks, and unslipped pedestal. 6"D x 3-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Chinese Han Dynasty Gilt Taotie Mask

Lot 23: Chinese Han Dynasty Gilt Taotie Mask

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Description: China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE - 220 CE. A cast bronze taotie mask with remnants of gilding on face. Two bronze "arms" on back with holes in center for mounting on vessel. 1-6/8"W. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Loss of most of gilding, else excellent.

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Ancient Chinese Spear Head Mao

Lot 24: Ancient Chinese Spear Head Mao

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Description: China, Ming Dynasty, ca. 15th century CE. A well preserved Chinese bronze spear head, with large open socket for mounting on pole, single side loop on socket, and two sided tip with central ridge running on each side. 5-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Jade Dragon

Lot 25: Chinese Qing Dynasty Jade Dragon

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty , ca. 1850. A piece of green jade carved into the shape of a mythical animal, probably a dragon. Lovely incised detail of curled feet, eyes, ears, and a hint of a smile. 2" x 2" Provenance: ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO, acquired in the 1960s. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact

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Chinese Qing Dynasty White Jade Carving, Beaver

Lot 26: Chinese Qing Dynasty White Jade Carving, Beaver

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1850. A lovely little pendant carved from white jade. A beaver, sweetly rendered, in a group of leaves. Spacing at top allows for use as a pendant. 3" Provenance: ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO. Acquired in the 1960s. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact

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Chinese Qing Dynasty White Jade Carving, Mushroom

Lot 27: Chinese Qing Dynasty White Jade Carving, Mushroom

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1850. A piece of white jade carved to depict a pair of mushrooms. Incised detail on front. Could be suspended for use as a pendant. 2"L. Provenance: ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO. Acquired in the 1960s.. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact

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Chinese Warring States Bronze Crossbow Mechanism

Lot 28: Chinese Warring States Bronze Crossbow Mechanism

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Description: China, Warring States Period, ca. 475 - 221 BCE. A cast bronze mechanism for a wooden crossbow, with two moving levers mounted inside bronze casing with bronze nail. Wonderful green patina. A great piece of early complex bronze work. 2"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Chinese Han Dynasty Greyware Tripod Vessel

Lot 29: Chinese Han Dynasty Greyware Tripod Vessel

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Description: Chinese, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE - 220 CE. A greyware tripod offering vessel with taotie masks holding ring handles and rabbit feet. 9-1/4"D x 5-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and encrustation.

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Lot of 2 Prehistoric Lithic Hand Tools

Lot 30: Lot of 2 Prehistoric Lithic Hand Tools

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Description: Far East, Indo-China, ca. pre-4000 BCE. A pair of pre-historic napped stone tools, both likely hand axes, of grey and black stone. Both time worn, though the thinner grey tool is still relatively sharp. 3" & 3-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA; Ex-Herrington Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Lot of 5 Holy Land Oil Lamps

Lot 31: Lot of 5 Holy Land Oil Lamps

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Description: From the ancient Near East, Holyland, ca. 1st century CE. Five mold made oil lamps with impressed designs on top, handles, filling holes and spouts. 4" to 4-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Wear and losses as shown.

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Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos

Lot 32: Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos

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Description: Greece, Attica / Athens, ca. 6th - 5th century BCE. An example of the classic Greek Lekythos, a vessel used for holding precious oils, with low pedestal and long thin body. Painted with black palmettes along sides, with incised detail. Painted sun rays on top. 6"H. Provenance: Ex-private Midwest, USA collection collected in the 1980s. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Lot of top in antiquity, surface wear as shown.

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Lot of 3 Ancient Indus Valley Bowls

Lot 33: Lot of 3 Ancient Indus Valley Bowls

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Description: Near East, Indus Valley, ca. 3rd millennium BCE (4000 to 5000 years old!). Three early bowls, each slipped in white with black painted designs. 3-3/4" - 4-1/4"W. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and chipping as shown.

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Lot of 3 Bi-Chrome Indus Valley Bowls

Lot 34: Lot of 3 Bi-Chrome Indus Valley Bowls

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Description: Indus Valley, ca. 3rd millennium BCE. Three early terracotta bowls, slipped in white with black painted designs, one bowl with red band across center. 3" - 4"D. Provenance: Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear, chipping, and encrustation as shown.

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Large Ancient Indus Valley Footed Vessel

Lot 35: Large Ancient Indus Valley Footed Vessel

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Description: Indus Valley, ca. 3rd millennium BCE. Terracotta jar of cylindrical form with narrow circular opening on top. Slipped and white and painted with black geometric designs. 3-1/2"D. Provenance: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear, else excellent.

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Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro Pretty Lady

Lot 36: Pre-Columbian Chupicuaro Pretty Lady

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Description: Guanajuato Valley, Mexico, ca 300-100 BCE. Lovely terracotta "pretty lady" flat figure. Holding hands to her protruding belly, this female (who is perhaps pregnant) dons a fanciful coiffure characteristic of the culture, ear spools, choker, and armband. 3-7/8" H  Provenance: Ex-Mark Poolos collection, Chicago, IL, acquired before 1970. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent to near choice

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Indo-Chinese Neolithic Stone Tool - Ex Herrington Coll

Lot 37: Indo-Chinese Neolithic Stone Tool - Ex Herrington Coll

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Description: Indo-China, Neolithic Period, ca. 4000 BCE. A carved stone axe with long body and single cutting blade on front. 4"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA, ex Herrington collection, NZ. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor mineral deposits, else excellent.

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Pre-Columbian Mayan Terracotta Skull

Lot 38: Pre-Columbian Mayan Terracotta Skull

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Description: Mayan Territories, 500 to 800 CE. The calavera, or skull in Spanish, had a very different connotation in the Pre-Columbian world. The cycle of birth and death was accepted as natural, even embraced by the indigenous of the ancient Americas. Over time and with Catholic influence this reverence and respect for the dead evolved into a major celebration, a holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, when observers continue this tradition of creating skulls, although these are usually made of sugar or brightly, colored ceramics. This terracotta example exhibits gruesomeness that paradoxically incites fear and humor. Such unexpected dualities were common among the various Pre-Columbian peoples and thousands of years later emerged in the Mexican graphic art tradition of biting political cartoons and caricatures led by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) who is perhaps best known for his calaveras. 6"H x 6-1/4"W x 3-1/2"D Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired in the 1960s. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Though a large fragment, this piece is a nice representation of a calavera. Good to excellent.

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Superb Mayan Poison Pot, Melon Form

Lot 39: Superb Mayan Poison Pot, Melon Form

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Description: Mayan Territories, Ca 400 to 800 CE. A fabulous small poison jar in the form of a gourd or melon. Fruit shown with clearly delineated lobes, small nodes and curled stem. Small suspension loop on opposite side. 2-1/2" H. Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery acquired between 1950 and 1970 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact and excellent with nice deep deposits.

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Pre-Columbian Mayan Poison Pot / Seed Jar

Lot 40: Pre-Columbian Mayan Poison Pot / Seed Jar

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Description: Mayan Territories, Ca 400 to 800 CE. Adorable small poison jar or seed pot with leaves adorning the sides and small loop handles opposite each other. 2-1/2" H. Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery acquired between 1950 and 1970 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small chip to foot, else intact.

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Pre-Columbian Mayan Polychrome Cylinder

Lot 41: Pre-Columbian Mayan Polychrome Cylinder

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Description: Mayan Territories, most likely El Salvador or Honduras, ca 550 to 800 CE. Terracotta vessel - of the type most commonly used for drinking cocoa - decorated with vertical columns between glyphoids. 5-3/8" H. Provenance: Ex-private Santa Monica, CA collection acquired from major gallery in the 1990's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: One small crack, else intact and excellent

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Lot of 5 Holy Land Oil Lamps

Lot 42: Lot of 5 Holy Land Oil Lamps

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Description: Ancient Near East, Holyland, ca. early 1st millennium CE. Five oil lamps, clay and mold formed, with center filling holes and wick hole on front. 3" - 4-3/4"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Buffalo, NY Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and losses as shown.

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Lot of 6 Near Eastern Holyland Oil Lamps

Lot 43: Lot of 6 Near Eastern Holyland Oil Lamps

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Description: Holy Land, ca. early 1st millennium CE. Clay and mold formed, with center filling holes and wick hole on front. Impressed designs on face. 2-1/2" to 3"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Buffalo, NY Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear and losses as shown.

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Lot of 2 Mexican Retablos, San Antonio and San Jose

Lot 44: Lot of 2 Mexican Retablos, San Antonio and San Jose

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Description: Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. A pair of antique Mexican retablos depicting St. Anthony of Padua and St. Joseph, both holding the Christ Child. The first retablo depicts the popular image of Anthony of Padua holding the Baby Jesus. The tradition of this image stems from the story of Count Tiso of Padua, who witnessed St. Anthony communing with Jesus in child form while praying in his home. Here, Anthony is shown in the blue robes that were commonly adopted by Spanish Franciscans of the time as a symbol of their devotion to the Virgin Mother. In his right arm, Anthony holds the Christ Child, while in his left is a rod of lilies. 5-7/8" x 9-1/4"; Second, St. Joseph cradles the Christ in his arms, both smiling sweetly. Joseph is wearing his traditional robes of green and yellow, and holds a flowering staff. 9 1/4" x 6-3/4" Provenance: ex-Kelley collection, Colorado. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Areas of loss, rust, and warping. Holes at top and bottom for suspension.

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Lot of 2 Mexican Retablos, Santa Librata and La Sagrada Familia

Lot 45: Lot of 2 Mexican Retablos, Santa Librata and La Sagrada Familia

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Description: Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. A Pair of antique Mexican retablos. Icons like these were placed above household altars to venerate the saints (retablo literally means "behind the altar"). The retablo became wildly popular in the 19th century due to the introduction of tin as an affordable medium. The first retablo depicts Santa Librata, a saint with a fascinating story. The daughter of a king, she was betrothed to a man she did not wish to marry, and so she took a vow of celibacy to prevent her impending marriage. The day after she took the vow, she sprouted a beard, and her suitor departed. Her angry father had her crucified, and that is how she is typically depicted. Here she is bound to a cross with ribbon, sans beard. 5" x 7" The second retablo depicts the Holy Family (Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child) walking together, holding hands. A tender family scene! 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" Provenance: ex-Kelley collection, Colorado. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Areas of loss, rust, and warping.

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19th C. Mexican Retablo, N.S., Refugio De Pecadores

Lot 46: 19th C. Mexican Retablo, N.S., Refugio De Pecadores

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Description: Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. An antique Mexican retablo depicting Our Lady, Refuge for Sinners. This example shows the traditional image of the Virgin Mary, crowned and seated on a bed of clouds. She holds a toddling Christ in her arms, and they are framed by a garland of roses. 14" x 10" Provenance: ex-Kelley collection, Colorado. Icons like these were placed above household altars to venerate the saints (retablo literally means "behind the altar"). The retablo became wildly popular in the 19th century due to the introduction of tin as an affordable medium. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Areas of loss, rust and warping. Holes at top and bottom for suspension.

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Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Offering Dishes

Lot 47: Lot of 2 Khmer Bronze Offering Dishes

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Description: Cambodia, Khmer Empire, ca. 12th - 14th century CE. Two cast bronze pedestal dishes, likely serving a purpose for offerings. Each with flared bronze pedestal, and bowl mounted on top. Both exhibit a beautiful green patina. 4-1/2"H and 6"H. Provenance:: Ex-private San Diego, CA Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Pin holes in bronze of smaller vessel, else excellent.

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19th C. Mexican Retablo, La Sagrada Familia

Lot 48: 19th C. Mexican Retablo, La Sagrada Familia

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Description: Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. An antique Mexican retablo featuring the Holy Family - Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child. The parents grasp the Child's wrists on either side, and his outstretched arms subtly foreshadow the Crucifixion. The trio tilt their heads benevolently towards each other, and the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, radiates light from above. 14" x 10" Provenance: ex-Kelley collection, Colorado. Icons like these were placed above household altars to venerate the saints (retablo literally means "behind the altar"). The retablo became wildly popular in the 19th century due to the introduction of tin as an affordable medium. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Areas of loss, rust and warping. Holes at top for suspension.

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Antique Mexican Retablo, El Nino de Atocha

Lot 49: Antique Mexican Retablo, El Nino de Atocha

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Description: Mexico, ca. 19th Century CE. An antique painting on tin depicting the Christ Child as El Nino de Atocha. The tradition of the child may be traced back to a suburb of Madrid, where prisoners of the faith were said to have been visited and nourished by a young boy dressed as a wandering pilgrim. Because of the miraculous nature of the child's appearance, it is accepted that he was a manifestation of the Child Jesus. He is shown in his traditional capelet and brimmed hat, with a traveler's staff in his left hand and a basket of bread in his right. He is seated in an elaborate chair flanked by vases of roses. Curtains frame the scene and remnants of the title are still visible beneath. 13-3/4" x 10-1/8" Provenance: ex-Kelley collection, Colorado. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Areas of loss, rust and warping. Holes at top and bottom for suspension.

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Khmer Bronze Mold for Buddhist Votive Tablet

Lot 50: Khmer Bronze Mold for Buddhist Votive Tablet

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Description: Cambodia, ca. 12th-14th Century CE. Solid bronze mold presents the 'triad Mahayana', the seated Buddha which is protected by the heads of Naga; Avalokiteshvara stands to his right and Prajnaparamita ('Perfection of Wisdom'; the feminine form of the Bodhisattva) stand at his left side. It is associated with the Mahayana Buddhism. Fine patina. 4-1/2"H x 3-1/2"W Provenance: Ex-Smith Collection, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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