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Auction Description for ArtemisGallery LIVE: Ancient Art - Europe, Asia, the Middle East

Ancient Art - Europe, Asia, the Middle East

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


215 lots with images

October 10, 2013

Live Auction

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289

Email: info@artemisgallerylive.com

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Pair Neolithic Stone Biface Axes

Lot 1: Pair Neolithic Stone Biface Axes

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Description: Made in Mali near the Tenere Desert, but purportedly found in the Faium Valley of Egypt, dating to about 7000 to 5000 BC. Knapped stone implements. Egypt has a very rich Palaeolithic past, dating from the Lower Palaeolithic. The Faiyum has a fundamentally important role to play in developing an understanding of Egyptian prehistory. As well as a distinctive Epipalaeolithic industry, it has some of the earliest evidence in Egypt of agricultural activities. 5-1/4"H x 3"W & 4-1/2"H x 2"W. Provenance: Ex-Private Chicago, IL Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Both Intact and excellent.

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Large Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

Lot 1A: Large Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

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Description: Savannah River, ca. 28 - 1.5 Million years ago. A huge well-preserved example of a Megalodon shark tooth. Tooth takes on grey-black coloration. Serrated edges. Superb Patina has formed on the tooth. 6"L. Provenance: Ex-Private North West USA Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Some cracking in tooth from age, else excellent.

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Another Large Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

Lot 1B: Another Large Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

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Description: Savannah River, ca. 28 - 1.5 Million years ago. A large example of a tooth from the "big-tooth" shark! Tooth has developed and all black coloration with silvery patina. Serrated edges makes this tooth deadly an impressive paper weight. 5"L Provenance: Ex-Private North West USA Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Cracking and chipping, otherwise excellent.

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Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

Lot 1C: Savannah River Megalodon Shark Tooth

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Description: Savannah River, ca. 28 - 1/5 Million years ago. A nice small sized example of a Megalodon tooth. The exterior part of tooth takes on a nice grey appearance with the inner part of the tooth black. Serrated edges still sharp. 3-3/4"L. Provenance: Ex-Private North West USA Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact

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European Neolithic Stone Socketed Axes, Ex- Christie's

Lot 2: European Neolithic Stone Socketed Axes, Ex- Christie's

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Description: Europe, Neolithic Period, ca. 5000 BCE. A pair of carved stone socketed axe heads. The first example is of very smooth composition, with central socket and two half-moon blades on either side. The second example has a single blade with the socket towards the rear of blade. 6-1/4"L & 5-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, acquired at Christie's, October 1999; Ex-Wim van Stormbrock collection.All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Surface wear, else intact.

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Pair of European Neolithic Stone Axes

Lot 3: Pair of European Neolithic Stone Axes

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Description: Europe, Neolithic Period, ca. 5000 BCE. A pair of two hand carved grey-stone axes. Both have been delicately chipped away in order to form a long shaft with slightly flared blade. Each blade has flat sides, with rough tops and bottoms. Each side tapers to a point. 7-1/4"L & 5-1/4"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Egyptian New Kingdom Alabaster Ushabti - Translated

Lot 4: Egyptian New Kingdom Alabaster Ushabti - Translated

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom, ca. 1558-1085 BCE. Mummiform, carved in banded alabaster, arms crossed holding hoes, hieroglyphic inscriptions on front and back within a vertical band. The inscription reads: "May there be illuminated the Osiris Iry-iry, true of voice" (front); "if I should be called at anytime to do work . . ." (back) Bottom section with feet is missing. Measures approximately 7". Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY Gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Bottom section with feet missing. Exceptionally rare example.

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Egyptian Faience Necklace Amulets & Scaraboids

Lot 5: Egyptian Faience Necklace Amulets & Scaraboids

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Description: Egypt, 18th and 26th dynasties, ca. 1549 to 662 BCE. Spectacular necklace comprised of nine ancient Egyptian faience amulets and scaraboids. Starting at the top with two abstract Bes amulets followed by two scaraboids, one above a lovely scarab button, the other above a fertility amulet, between which an eye of Horus amulet is wrapped in 18 karat gold, below hangs an amulet of the head of the Apis bull and finally a "holy triad" amulet representing Nephys, Isis and Horus. All amulets are suspended from modern (ca. 1950s) 18 karat gold necklace. Approximately 22"L. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Egpytian Steatite Scarab - Fish & Thuthmose III

Lot 6: Egpytian Steatite Scarab - Fish & Thuthmose III

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Description: Egypt, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1479-1425 BCE. Blue-green glazed scarab showing a fish on obverse instead of the traditional beetle. The fish is an ancient symbol for "Bolti" the sacred fish of the Nile (a perch), used as an amulet. Reverse is a beautiful display of deeply incised glyphs, including the Pharaonic cartouche of Pharaoh Thuthmose III. His name reads "Men-Kheper-Ra." Other glyphs include the goddess Maat (sitting with bent knees) representing truth and justice, "men-Ra" means "abiding with god Ra" and "Setep-en-Ra" meaning "Chosen of Ra." 16mm L. Provenance: Ex-Philip Mitry Collection, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact

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Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Rings - Amarna Period

Lot 7: Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Rings - Amarna Period

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Description: Egypt, 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, ca. 1353 - 1336 BCE. Three mold-made faience rings, two with a deep blue glaze typical of the Amarna period, the third a brownish-red glaze. Each ring has as a table a Wedjat eye (Eye of Horus). 7/8"D, 3/4"D and 3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-private Illinois Collection, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: All rings intact.

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Egyptian White Glazed Ushabti - Translated

Lot 8: Egyptian White Glazed Ushabti - Translated

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1300 - 1000 BCE. A white glazed faience Shabti with black headdress and and hieroglyphs, which translate to "May [the owner of this] be illuminated by Osiris." Shabti is holding two hoes with netted seed basket over back shoulders. 5-3/4"H. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-Private East Coast USA Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Central crack professionally repaired.

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Important Egyptian Bronze Figure of Khnum

Lot 9: Important Egyptian Bronze Figure of Khnum

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Description: Egypt, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1185 BCE - 1070 BCE. A bronze statuette of the ram god Khnum depicted in regal stride, with clenched fists, wearing the Atef crown. Lightly incised detail on hair, horns, and robe. Although not especially well known today, Khnum was one of the most important gods to the Egyptian. He was regarded as one of the creation gods (he is said to have created himself in an egg, responsible for the first flooding in Egypt, and for the beautiful queen Hatshepsut). The patina on this piece is a beautiful green with an almost "river-like" quality in some places. 4"H. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, IL, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Both legs repaired, minor chip to tip of horn, else choice.

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Egyptian Scaraboid - Apes of Thoth

Lot 10: Egyptian Scaraboid - Apes of Thoth

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BCE. A blue-green steatite scarab with obverse showing a well carved sacred ape "aani-thoth," who was sacred to the god Thoth and the moon gods. His job was to watch for the dawn. Reverse shows the deeply incised and very clear glyphs "Hu-men-Jesher-men-ra," meaning "Glory to the King of Lower Egypt (possibly Ramses II), and abiding with sun god Ra." The crown of lower Egypt is clearly visible in the lower right corner. A very nice glyph of the Sphynx is carved in the upper portion and is also representative of the sun god. The "Apes of Thoth" also assisted in judgment for entering the afterlife; watching the weighing of the heart against the feather of truth and justice. 14mm. Provenance: Ex-Philip Mitry Collection, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Egyptian Cartouche Mold of Ramesses II, The Great

Lot 11: Egyptian Cartouche Mold of Ramesses II, The Great

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Description: Egypt, 19th Dynasty, 1279-1213 BCE. A cartouche mold from the greatest Pharaoh of Egypt! This terracotta mold depicts the royal seal of Ramesses (Ramses) the Great, the pharaoh known for bringing the boundaries of the Egyptian Empire to its largest in history, for many of the greatest architectural monuments in Egypt, and for erasing the short lived Amarna Period from the walls and statues of Egypt. A small piece signifying a significant period of Egyptian history. 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". Provenance: Ex-Lewis Collection, WA, acquired at auction. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Ushabti

Lot 12: Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Ushabti

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties 21 through 25, Ca 1070 to 712 BC. An attractive light blue glazed faience composition shabti inscribed, but not yet translated. The figure depicted in mummiform shape, wearing a plain black tripartite wig, arms crossed to hold the crook and flail, and a seed sack suspended on the middle back. Custom stand. Figure itself stands just under 4-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Estate, CO, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Egyptian Late Period Carved Steatite Shabti

Lot 13: Egyptian Late Period Carved Steatite Shabti

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. Shabti holds crook and flail, with seed bag over back shoulder, and full headdress. From the chest down to the feet are nine rows of hieroglyphs, deeply carved, separated by horizontal lines. Back pillar characteristic of Late Period ushabti's. 5-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Prominent New York City, NY Gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Egyptian Blue Faience Amulet and Kohl Cup

Lot 14: Egyptian Blue Faience Amulet and Kohl Cup

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, 747-332 BCE. Brilliant blue faience amulet in the form of one of the Sons of Horus, representing the falcon-headed deity, Qebehsenuef. The Four Sons of Horus, also known as the Four Children of Horus, Qebehsenuef, Duamutef, Hapi and Amset, protected the vital organs of the body after mummification. 3-5/16"H x 3/4"W. Kohl container of same time period, a brilliant cobalt faience glaze with remains of black paint inscription. 2"H. Provenance: Amulet: Ex-G. Bingham Collection, Utah. Kohl cup: Ex-Prominent NYC, NY Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Amulet: Repair at mid-section, else excellent. Cup: Mineral deposits, else excellent.

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Egyptian Bronze Osiris Amulet

Lot 15: Egyptian Bronze Osiris Amulet

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712 - 323 BCE. A finely crafted Egyptian bronze Osiris figure, with a deep green patina. Depicted mummiform, with a pleasant facial expression, wearing the atef crown with plumes, false beard, arms crossed, emerging from a tightly-fitted burial shroud with hands grasping the crook and flail. 3-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC, 2004. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Fully intact with no repair or restoration.

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Egyptian Wood Figure of a Shrewmouse

Lot 16: Egyptian Wood Figure of a Shrewmouse

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 712-30 BCE. Large wood figure of a naturalistically modeled shrewmouse with a humped back and well detailed facial features, tail attached separately. Covered with gesso and pigmented in black and grey. Eyes white. The shrewmouse appears in ancient Egyptian religious iconography as incarnation of the blind and vulnerable aspect of Horus Mekhentirty. The god's strong sighted facet is represented by the ichneumon or the mongoose. Possibly a votive offering showing dowel holes underneath to attach the figure to a base or a lid. Length 23.5 cm (9.3"), Height 9 cm (3.5"). For a related example cf. lot no. UC60029 in the Petrie Museum database. Provenance: Ex-privat Swiss Collection, ex-collection of Dr. Ulrich Müller, Zurich (Switzerland), acquired 1968-1978. ***Item located in Switzerland, additional shipping charges apply*** All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Pointed ears damaged. Original gesso layer with few chipped areas. Otherwise fine condition.

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Egyptian Faience Ushabti for Nes-Min

Lot 17: Egyptian Faience Ushabti for Nes-Min

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 323 BCE. A beautiful faience ushabti with deep turquoise color for "Nes-Min". It comes from a now well known cache reportedly discovered near Saqqara in the 1940's. The ushabti displays a single row of clear and distinct hieroglyphs down the front, along with the pick and hoe typical of the period for work in the afterlife. 4 1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Thomas-Maynard Antiquities. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Fully intact with no repair or restoration.

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Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask - Saite Dynasty

Lot 17A: Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask - Saite Dynasty

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Description: Egypt, 26th Dynasty, Saite Dynasty, ca. 685 - 525 BCE. A carved wooden sarcophagus mask, with deep eyes, well formed nose, large cheeks, pursed lips, and headdress. Once painted, remnants of the black paint still remain. Wooden dowels on rear of mask for mounting to the larger sarcophagus. 11-3/4"H. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-Irwing Schwartz Collection, CT; Ex-Jean & Huguette Ramie, Cannes, France. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Surface wear and loss of paint, else near choice.

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Egyptian Carved Wood Mummy Mask

Lot 18: Egyptian Carved Wood Mummy Mask

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 650 to 300 BCE. Mask made of cedar, carved into the form of a human face; once colored with vibrant pigments, now lost with time. Seven wooden dowels used to attach mask to the sarcophagus still present. 11"H. Provenance: Ex-C. Pipes Collection, Tennessee. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Generally good, with signs of age as shown.

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A Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Face Mask

Lot 18A: A Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Face Mask

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Description: Dating to the Late Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 7th-4th centuries BCE. This is a very attractive face mask, made of so-called mummy beads. These were made in vibrant colors from a composition material usually referred to as Egyptian faience: beautiful bright yellow, green, black, red, blue and white with a fringe of green and blue tube beads. As is common, the beads have been restrung, as the ancient fibers did not survive the test of time sufficiently to carry the weight of the beads.Such faience bead masks were attached to the wrappings of a mummy, over the facial area, to give it the resemblance of a human face. For an illustration see Piotr Bienkowski - Angela Tooley, Gifts of The Nile. Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum (Liverpool, 1995) p. 68, pl. 103 (Liverpool Museum, inventory number 17.6.20.60, which is also accessible online via the Global Egyptian Museum website).See for instance Christie's South Kensington, London, sale 5951 of 28 April 2009, lot 83, for a similar mask with less vibrant colours, which was estimated to be worth up to GBP 1000 (US$ 1450), but which sold for no less than GBP 2000 (US$ 2900) including buyer's premium!Width: 14.5 cm.Provenance: UK private collection, 1970s. ***Lot located in Netherlands, additional shipping charges apply*** All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Pair of Egyptian Brilliant Blue Faience Kohl Cups

Lot 19: Pair of Egyptian Brilliant Blue Faience Kohl Cups

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 7th Century BCE. A pair of faience fired kohl cups of the Late Dynastic Period. The ancient Egyptians believed that cosmetics gave them supernatural power, and so wore makeup regardless of gender or status. The kohl that was stored in containers like these was used as black eyeliner, and was applied with a wooden stick to create that famous almond-shaped Egyptian eye. These fine examples show remains of blue glaze, and one of the cups has traces of black hieroglyphs. Both cups measure approximately 2"H. Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Cup with clear glyphs shows signs of repair; both cups have surface encrustation and wear, as shown.

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An Egyptian Terracotta Funerary Cone for Sebekmose

Lot 19A: An Egyptian Terracotta Funerary Cone for Sebekmose

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Description: This is a long, tapering funerary cone, made of clay. The circular short end contains three registers of hieroglyphs, separated by horizontal lines, reading: "The revered one before Osiris, the chief wab-priest Sebekmose, justified". His name means "(The crocodile god) Sebek is born". Circa 300 cones for this owner were found at the site of his tomb (TT 275) at Gournet Mourai on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, just to the south of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. Judging from his titles, he must have been an important man. The funerary cones only mention what is probably his main title, chief wab-priest. But from the remains of the decoration in his tomb other titles are known for him, among them: priest, clean of hands; god's father of Ptah-Sokaris; chief wab-priest of the Lord of eternity; lector priest; god's father, clean of hands, acquaintance of the king who educated himself, praised son in the temple of Amun; god's father in the great place, initiated in its secrets and knowing what is in it; one praised by the good god (= the king); god's father in the temple of Sokaris; god's father in the temple of Amenhotep III; god's father of Ptah-Sokaris in the temple of Amun.The cones for Sebekmose were included in the standard work on cones by De Garis Davies and Macadam as number 501. Generally the tomb is dated to the Ramesside Period, but The World of Funerary Cones gives a slightly earlier date: the period of Tutankhamun - Horemheb. Diameter of inscribed end: 7.5 cm maximum; length of cone: 22 cm. Provenance: Ex collection of Dr. Ulrich Müller, Switzerland, acquired between 1968 and 1978. Literature: Norman de Garis Davies - Miles Frederick Laming Macadam, A Corpus of Inscribed Egyptian Funerary Cones (Oxford, 1957), no. 501; Henri Gauthier, "Cônes funéraires trouvés à Thèbes en 1917 et 1918", Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 16 (1919), p. 165-187, especially p. 174-175, no. VI. For the name Sebekmose see Hermann Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen (3 volumes, Glückstadt - Hamburg, 1935-1976), I, 304, 13. Literature: Norman de Garis Davies - Miles Frederick Laming Macadam, A Corpus of Inscribed Egyptian Funerary Cones (Oxford, 1957), no. 501; Henri Gauthier, "Cônes funéraires trouvés à Thèbes en 1917 et 1918", Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 16 (1919), p. 165-187, especially p. 174-175, no. VI. . Background information: Funerary cones were placed in rows over the entrance of a tomb chapel, creating a decorative frieze. They were inserted into the wall, so that only the short end was visible. The oldest known examples date to the 11th Dynasty. From the New Kingdom onward the short end was inscribed (stamped) with titles and name of the owner of the tomb; sometimes a short prayer was added. The function and meaning of these cones is still debated and there are many hypotheses. One of the most frequently encountered suggestions is that they imitate the ends of the poles that formed the roof of ancient Egyptian houses or offering chapels. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. ***Lot located in Netherlands, additional shipping charges apply*** A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact, which is relatively rare; of most cones only the inscribed part has survived, since the "tail", which was originally inserted into the wall, was later broken off; hieroglyphs in deep relief so clearly readable.

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Egyptian Terracotta Figure of the God Bes

Lot 20: Egyptian Terracotta Figure of the God Bes

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 7th Century BCE. A charming little mold-made pottery figure depicting the god Bes, protector of children. Pottery vessels featuring the image of Bes were quite common during this time in Egypt, but little is known of the role they played in daily life. This example is well-detailed with prominent facial features, fierce eyebrows, and a pot-belly complete with belly button. Measures approximately 3-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with surface wear and minor chipping

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Egyptian Bronze Oxyrhyncus Statuette

Lot 21: Egyptian Bronze Oxyrhyncus Statuette

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 7th Century BCE. A stunning bronze statuette of the Oxyrhyncus (literally, "sharp nosed") fish, of which there was a local cult in Egypt. This fascinating fish was believed to possess the power to stop and hold large ships, delaying their journey. Additionally, it is the oxryhnchus fish that is said to have eaten the phallus of the god Osiris, after his brother Seth dismembered his body and cast the 14 pieces into the Nile. This beautiful example has a frontal Uraeus made of a sun disc flanked by two cow horns. Behind the Uraeus is a loop for suspension.Measures approximately 5"L x 3"H. Custom stand.Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact/excellent condition. A wonderful patina covers the piece, bearing impressions of a textile wrapping in places.

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Egyptian Bronze Plume (from an Atef Crown)

Lot 22: Egyptian Bronze Plume (from an Atef Crown)

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 600 BCE. Intricately cast bronze with horizontal tangs for attachment to the central part of the atef crown, a horn along the base supporting both the plume and a uraeus with solar disk headdress, the fronts of both recessed to have taken inlays, now missing. If you'll observe the picture enlargements closely, you can see beautiful, deep red cuprite and green malachite deposits which are so desirable in the ancient bronzes. Old collection number seen on back, but quite faded. 6 1/2"H. Custom stand. Provenance: Howard Nowes Ancient Art, NYC. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact, having been professionally conserved and coated. Rich patination is seen overall, especially obvious on the back side.

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Egyptian Mummy Mask

Lot 23: Egyptian Mummy Mask

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, 700 - 330 BCE. A large Egyptian linen and gesso funerary mask, with tripartite headdress which would have been fitted over mummy before burial. Face is painted in a vibrant gold paint, with finely executed white and black eyes. A polychrome pectoral below chin of blue red and turquoise. Life size at 14"H. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-M. Carini Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Small cracks in headdress as shown.

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Lg Egyptian Polychrome Wood Coffin Mask

Lot 24: Lg Egyptian Polychrome Wood Coffin Mask

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 500 - 200 BCE. Oversized carved, painted terracotta-colored face from a coffin lid; displays wide, flatly defined eyes, a slender aquiline nose with slight anatomical detail, and small, plump, pursed lips. The long, slightly arched eyebrows over heavy eyelids, outline for the eyes, and the clear, circular pupils against painted white eyeballs, are drawn in black paint. Painted above the forehead is a brown band trimming a plain black wig. At one time the face may have had well defined ears, now missing, and possibly a chin beard. wood core is overlaid with a thinly applied layer of gesso. Gesso, a mixture of whiting and glue, when skillfully applied provides a good, smooth painting ground for artisans, particularly when working on wood. On the upper forehead and wig areas are wood plugs, one above the proper right and left eyebrows and one of mud to the right of center on the wig. Mask itself measures 16"H x 12"W x 4"D, with frame 24"W x 27"H x 3-1/2"D. Provenance: Ex-Private Ohio Collection acquired in the mid-1960s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Mask reassembled.

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Egyptian Bastet Goddess Carved in Wood

Lot 25: Egyptian Bastet Goddess Carved in Wood

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. A carved wooden figure of the cat goddess Bastet. Cat is depicted sitting on haunches with front legs straight down in front of cat. Deep carved detail of eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. 5"H x 2-1/2"W Provenance: Ex-D. Davis Collection, acquired through family descent. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Old repair to back, probably 18th - early 19th century. some cracking in wood due to age as shown. Old wood platform stand.

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Egyptian Bronze Bastet Finial - Heavy!

Lot 26: Egyptian Bronze Bastet Finial - Heavy!

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Description: Egypt, Late Period 664 - 332 BCE. A beautiful cast bronze depiction of the cat goddess Bastet. Deep, inset eyes would have once held jewels, and holes in ears would have held earrings. Large scarab beetle is set upon head; A Wedjat eye (eye of Horus) and winged scarab are featured on chest with incised detail around design. Strong brow lines, nostrils, mouth, and raised ears with incised hair. Beautiful green patina with azurite. Hints of gilding remain on scarab. 5"H. Provenance: Ex-Private UK Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with surface wear.

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Lg Egyptian Faience Papyrus Amulet

Lot 27: Lg Egyptian Faience Papyrus Amulet

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 500 BCE. A long aqua-marine faience pendant in shape of a papyrus with pointed end, tapered shaft, wide rim and mounting staple. Incised triangular design on tip and below rim. 2-1/8"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Illinois Collection, acquired before 1960. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with surface wear.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Pectoral Fragment, Ex-Christie's

Lot 28: Egyptian Cartonnage Pectoral Fragment, Ex-Christie's

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332 - 30 BCE. A polychrome mummy pectoral fragment of trapezoidal form, divided in four registers of decoration: the upper with the winged solar disc flanked by two falcon headed protomi; the Usek collar formed by several bands of beads and floral decoration, flanked by two mummiform deities (Osiris with White Crown and Maat headdress and Horus with tripartite wig wearing the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt). The third register, with the winged scarab Khepri holding the sun disc, the lower register with a scene of a mummy lying on a lion-headed bier attended by Anubis. 15"L x 10-3/4"W. Mounted in custom frame. Provenance: Ex-M. Carini Collection, CA; Ex-Private Italian Collection; Ex- Christie's London. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Cracking in stucco and losses as shown.

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Egyptian Terracotta Figure of Bes

Lot 29: Egyptian Terracotta Figure of Bes

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332 - 30 BCE. A terracotta mold formed statuette of the god Bes, the defender of good things. Bes is depicted with strong detail, including heavy wrinkles of forehead, deep eyes, wide ears, pug-like nose, furry body, and tail. Strong arms are resting on knees. Brown clay with white slip. 6-1/4"H Provenance: Ex-Private Illinois Collection, acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Losses to lower legs and headdress. Surface wear as shown.

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Egyptian Terracotta Female Head - Elaborate Hairdo

Lot 30: Egyptian Terracotta Female Head - Elaborate Hairdo

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Description: Egypt, Early Antoninian Period, ca. 140-150 CE. Sizeable terracotta head of a full-faced woman with fleshy nose, downturned mouth, double chin and Venus folds along the heavy neck. The modeling of the eyes is here neglected, as they were painted over the white gesso layer that covered the head. The elaborate hairdo arranged in arching strands encircled by single flowers. Cursory rendition of the hair at rear. Pierced earlobes to bear some jewelry and a vent hole on the top left. 3.7" x 6.7". For the same face with slightly differing hairdo cf. the head no. 327 in: Eva Bayer-Niemeier. Griechisch-Römische Terrakotten. Melsungen 1988. Provenance: Schuler Auktionen Zurich (Switzerland), June 2011 sale. ***Item located in Switzerland, additional shipping charges apply*** All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Broken at neck. Fine and careful modeling.

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Egyptian Terracotta Alabastron - Relief Decoration

Lot 31: Egyptian Terracotta Alabastron - Relief Decoration

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Description: Egypt, Roman Period, ca. 2nd - 3rd century CE. Decorated with an erotic scene next to the small loop handle. The belly with a register of crouching Bes figures framed by dotted rosettes. The dwarf god Bes was the protector of women in childbirth, neonates and the human body in general. He is shown wearing a feathered headdress, standing on a slender rectangular base. Height 14.2 cm (5.6") For related pottery alabastra in the German Liebighaus Museum, cf. cat. no. 749-756 in: Eva Bayer-Niemeier. Bildwerke der Sammlung Kaufmann, Band I, Griechisch-römische Terrakotten. Frankfurt 1988. Provenance: European art market, Zeller Auktionen Lindau, Germany, June 2007 sale. ***Item located in Switzerland, additional shipping charges apply*** All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact. Composed of two halves taken out of a mold. The Bes figures slightly worn on one side.

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Lg Egyptian Coptic Polychrome Textile Fragment

Lot 32: Lg Egyptian Coptic Polychrome Textile Fragment

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Description: Egypt, Coptic Period, Ca. 200-500 CE. Large textile fragment depicts a multi-color human figure, along with birds and geometric elements. Some loss, tattering and repair. Mounted in an old frame. Fragment size is 12" x 18", as framed 18"x 24". Provenance: Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Wonderful bright coloring, with some loss, tattering and repair.

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A Cycladic Terracotta Lid with Knob

Lot 33: A Cycladic Terracotta Lid with Knob

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Description: Early Cycladic II, ca. 2700-2300 BCE. A Cycladic terracotta lid with knob. The convex top has a beveled edge and flattened, slightly concave bottom. On top is a knobbed handle on a short stem with concave profile. Covered with tan earthen encrustation; edges chipped. Measures approximately 1 1/2"H; 3 7/8"D. For similar stone lids, see Lil Marngou, ed., "Cycladic Culture -Naxos in the 3rd Millennium BC" (Athens, 1990), cat. no. 82, p. 86Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with chipping along edges

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Greek Geometric Bronze Horse, ex-Joel Malter

Lot 34: Greek Geometric Bronze Horse, ex-Joel Malter

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Description: Greece, Geometric Period, 10th - 7th Century BCE. A cast bonze horse in the classic Geometric style with long, lanky legs, tail, neck, and snout, with a high-hogged mane. Subtle eyes are located about 2/3 of the way up the snout. Horse stands on a bronze platform with triangle design. Piece appears to a lamp cover, or serving a similar purpose, or even as a votive piece in a temple. 3"L x 2-3/4"H. cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21.88.24; "Statuette of a horse [Greek]." Provenance: Ex-Prominent New York City, NY Gallery; Ex-J. Malter collection, acquired in the 1980s; ex-Bonham's, San Francisco, 1970s; Ex-Private California collection, acquired in the 1930s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact and excellent.

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Greek Geometric Bronze Coil Bracelet

Lot 35: Greek Geometric Bronze Coil Bracelet

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Description: Northern Greece, possibly Hallstadt, Geometric Period, 10th - 7th Century BCE. A bronze coil bracelet with lightly incised detail on base end. Excellent light green patina. 3"H. Provenance: Ex-Prominent New York City, NY Gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Greek Geometric Terracotta Lagynos - Wolves Teeth

Lot 36: Greek Geometric Terracotta Lagynos - Wolves Teeth

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Description: Greece, Geometric Period, 10th - 7th Century BCE. A fine example of the Greek lagynos form! This flat bottomed vessel with domed body, long thin neck, trefoil spout, and handle was used for holding and pouring of liquid, such as oils. Terracotta body is slipped in a white-tan base, with added concentric brown lines around the body, neck, and handle. Around base of neck is a repeated triangular hatched pattern, representative of "wolves teeth." 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. Provenance: Ex-Prominent New York City, NY Gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with minor chipping to rim and surface wear.

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Greek Geometric Bronze Stamp Seal - Waterbird

Lot 37: Greek Geometric Bronze Stamp Seal - Waterbird

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Description: Greece, ca. 8th Century BCE. A lovely little bird, probably a waterfowl, perched atop a columnar support mounted on a round plinth, the bottom of which is a stamp seal with a geometric (possibly a snake) design. The bird has very pronounced eyes and a small, sloped beak. A hole for suspension runs directly through his neck. His pert tail extends upward, adding to the personality and charm of the piece. A fine green patina covers the entirety of the figure. Measures approximately 1-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact

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Greek Geometric Bronze Implement

Lot 38: Greek Geometric Bronze Implement

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Description: Greece, ca. 8th Century BCE. An interesting bronze implement, possibly a hair curler, of the Geometric period. The piece consists of a long center piece with four raised strips of bronze running the length of the shaft. A suspension loop juts out from the top of the piece, and could be strung for use as a pendant. Measures approximately 4 1/3"L. Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-prominent NYC, NY gallery. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact

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A Greek Archaic Period Bronze Cat

Lot 39: A Greek Archaic Period Bronze Cat

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Description: Greece, Ca early 6th century BCE. Before Greece had fully emerged on the world stage, and before the Golden Age of Greece, Greek artisans were still producing some of the finest art of the ancient world! Presented here is a small cast bronze feline resting on his haunches, long tail extending behind, small dots incised onto body. 2"L x 1"H. Provenance: Ex-Helen Horwitz estate, acquired in the 1920s. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Intact with deep green patina.

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Greek Boeotian Terracotta Horse

Lot 40: Greek Boeotian Terracotta Horse

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Description: Greece, Boeotia, mid 6th century BCE. A terracotta horse, slipped in white with black detailing. Of lanky form, with long legs, tail, and neck. Vertical plume mane. Black linear detail with wide eyes. 5"H x 4-1/2"L x 1-1/2"WCf. Christie's Sale 5399, Lot 135; Christie's Sale 5951, Lot 236; Bonham's Auction 15941, Lot 262. Provenance: Ex-Private Santa Fe, NM Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Repair to front right foot, near invisible, else excellent.

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Greek Silver Omphalos Phiale

Lot 41: Greek Silver Omphalos Phiale

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Description: Greece, Classical Period, ca. 5th century BCE. A silver offering dish of repousse technique, with central raised dome omphalos, surrounded by a ring of beads and incised linear rays. Wonderful texture and styling. 4-3/4"D x 2-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private English Collection; Ex-Private Netherlands Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Small area of repair on rim, else excellent.

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Greek Ar Silver Tetradrachm Aspendos

Lot 41A: Greek Ar Silver Tetradrachm Aspendos

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Description: Greece, Pamphylia, ca. 370 - 333 BCE. The obverse features two naked athletes wrestling, grasping each other by the arms. The reverse features a slinger, advancing right, about to discharge his sling. In a field to the right, triskeles of human legs. VF tone. This coin is a tribute to the Wrestlers that participated in the Ancient Olympics. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted in the ancient arena. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Provenance: Ex-Private NYC, NY Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Very fine.

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Greek Silver Tetradrachm for Macedon

Lot 41B: Greek Silver Tetradrachm for Macedon

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Description: Greece, ca. 158 - 150 BCE. Macedon under Roman rule after 168 BCE. Diademed head of Artemis right quiver over shoulder in center of Macedonian shield. Rev: Club with oak leaves; monograms; Thunderbold left. 7/8"D. Provenance: Ex-Private New York City, NY Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Greek Silver Drachma of Demetrius I

Lot 41C: Greek Silver Drachma of Demetrius I

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Description: Greece, ca. 152 - 151 BCE. Diadem profiled head of Demetrius I on obverse, reverse with cornucopia and Greek inscription. 18.8mm. Provenance: Ex-Private New York City, NY Collection. All items in this auction have been legally acquired, are legal to sell, and guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids, papered by our parent company, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art. The starting price is the lowest price at which the lot can sell.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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