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Auction Description for Artemis Gallery: Exceptional Pre-Columbian Art From Hollywood
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An online-only auction featuring two of the finest Pre-Columbian Collections we have seen in years! Coming straight from award-winning Hollywood insiders, including musuem-quality artifacts from virtually all important ancient Pre-Columbian cultures - Moche, Chavin, Inca, Maya, Colima, Nayarit, Veracruz and many more! Highlights include a Mayan Vase (ex-Andy Warhol), monumental ceramics de-accessioned from The Denver Art Museum and some truly important examples you are unlikely to see again! This is an important sale of well-provenanced and exceptional art from the ancient Americas. All items offered for sale in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed authentic/as described. Antiquities-Saleroom does not sell replicas or items 'in the style of' any ancient culture. What's more, no sale is ever final if you're not happy. Bid with confidence, your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed!

Exceptional Pre-Columbian Art From Hollywood (157 Lots)

by Artemis Gallery

157 lots | 146 with images

February 1, 2013

Louisville, CO, USA

A Pre-Coiumbian Chavin Sodalite Necklace

Description: From Northern Peru, Chavin culture, ca. 900 to 500 BC. Fine strand of stone beads, most in slab form in deep blue/purple sodalite - a mineral found in the more famous lapis. Contemporary composition of ancient beads interspersed with black anthropomorphic beads and sodalite tube beads; elongated palettes, carved bird heads. Modern gold clasp. A beautiful and quite wearable work of ancident art! Provenance: Private LA, Ca collection Authenticity Guaranteed The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.

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A Rare Chavin Stone Stele Section - Published!

Description: Pre-Columbian, Chavin Culture, Peru 1200-1000 BCE. Stone fragment of a stele depicting a jaguar deity with big nose frills, ferocious claws and serpent-like sashes coming out of its mouth. Border on right side with typical Chavin glyph-like pattern. Museum-quality stand. Stele itself measures 19"H x 13"W x ~3"thick. Fragmentary with surface wear, as shown.Published in the book, "Shamanism and Hallucinogenic Rites of the Chavin People," Denmark, Copenhagen. Exhibit done in cooperation with the Danish National Museum. Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection.Authenticity Guaranteed

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An Exceptional Nazca Textile Shawl, Ex-Christie's

Description: Pre-Columbian, Nazca Culture, South Coast Peru, ca 100-300 CE. Woven shawl in vivid/bright yellow, dark blue and red checkerboard, with diamond crosses in cream/white having red center, dark blue having red center and cream/white having blue center. A wonderful display of colors from this 1700-1900 year old culture! Textile itself measures 69"L x 23"W. Fully conserved and mounted, ready to display on wall.Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection acquired at Chrisite's Authenticity Guaranteed

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A Proto-Nazca Textile Apron with Hair Fringe

Description: Pre-Columbian, south coast Peru, Proto Nazca culture, ca. 500 - 100 BCE. Woven textile apron in zigzag, eye-dazzling colors - red, yellow, black, cream, green; string on upper end used to tie around hip, while lower end having long, flowing black human hair. Extremely rare to find a more than 2000 year old textile in such remarkable condition, still-vibrant colors and so fragile human hair. Museum-quality mount. Textile itself measures 29"L x 10"W. Professionally cleaned/conserved to museum standards.Provenance: Ex-prominent Los Angeles, CA collection, ex-Westermann Collection, Germany. Authenticity Guaranteed

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A Moche Copper and Shell Mask, Ex-Sonin

Description: Pre-Coumbian, Mochica Culture , North Coast Peru, ca. 100-400 CE. Portrait style face mask handcrafted in thin copper sheet; having shell eyes and lapis pupils, owl head on forehead being symbol of shaman who can see in the darkness / guide to the Afterlife. Remain's of original textile wrapping. 3"H x 4-1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-Robert Sonin Private Collection (most famous gold authenticator in US!) Authenticity Guaranteed

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