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Ancient, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


318 lots with images

January 24, 2014

Live Auction

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289

Email: info@artemisgallerylive.com

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Egyptian Banded Alabaster Mace Head

Lot 1: Egyptian Banded Alabaster Mace Head

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Description: Egypt, Pre-Dynastic, 3500-3000 BCE. Piriform stone weapon with cylindrical drill hole in center. Once attached to a wooden shaft and used as a weapon to strike at an enemy. The "piriform" or round mace head was used throughout Egypt and the Levant, and replaced the disk-type mace during the Naqada II period of Pre-Dynastic Egypt. 2-5/8"D. Provenance: Ex-private G. Bingham Collection, Utah. 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.

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Egyptian Schist Osiris Figure

Lot 2: Egyptian Schist Osiris Figure

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Description: Egypt, Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-2125 B.C. standing figure of Osiris facing left, once part of an attachment to a much larger sculpture. Custom stand. 4-1/2"H x 1-3/4"W x 5/8" deep. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Repaired just below neck.

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Large Egyptian Wood Standing Male Figure

Lot 3: Large Egyptian Wood Standing Male Figure

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Description: Egypt, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2200 BCE. Carved wood standing male figure wearing a low relief carved knee length kilt depicted with black short cropped hair and sensitively carved facial features. Painted reddish-brown body with black and white details. 16-1/4 inches (41.cm) Height + Old wood block base. Provenance: Collection of Robert J. Molnar, Hillsdale, NJ, acquired 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: Missing both arms, stable hairline down the front of the figure, nose maybe reattached but original and otherwise overall excellent condition.

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Egyptian Scarab with God Bes, 19th to 20th Dynasty

Lot 3A: Egyptian Scarab with God Bes, 19th to 20th Dynasty

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Description: Egypt, 19th - 20th century, ca. 1292 - 1075 BCE. Steatite scarab decorated with the figure of Bes standing between S-spirals. Bes wears a crown of four large plumes. His ears are indicated as well as the tail that appears between his bandy legs. Bes belonged to the domestic and family world and was the protector of the home and of children. For a similar arrangement, cf. no. 10.31, p. 293 in: Franco Magnarini. Catalogo ragionato di una collezione di Scarabei-Sigillo Egizi. Oxford 2004. T-shaped cut on the back with tiny notches on the sides. Front legs with two notches. L. 1.5 cm (0.6 in), W. 1.1 cm (0.4 in) H. 0.7 cm (0.3 in) Provenance: Swiss private collection, since the 1960s. Thence Swiss art market. ***Lot is located in Switzerland. Export documentation will be required and is provided by seller. ***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: Fine condition. Small chip out of the base. Steatite turned to a warm orange-brown.

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Near Eastern Stone Carnelian and Gold Bead Necklace with Stamp Seal

Lot 4: Near Eastern Stone Carnelian and Gold Bead Necklace with Stamp Seal

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Description: From the ancient Near East, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Lovely arrangement of carnelian, agate and chalcedony stone carved beads with a domed shaped Sassanian stamp seal as the central pendant; all lavishly interspersed with ancient gold beads.18 inches L. with modern stringing. All materials are ancient. Provenance: Ex-Private New York 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: Choice and lovely.

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Lot of 5 Sumerian Pendant Pieces

Lot 4A: Lot of 5 Sumerian Pendant Pieces

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Description: Sumerian Empire, ca. 3500 - 1700 BCE. A Pair of Sumerian Shell Beads, ca. 3500 - 300 BCE. A couple of shell beads or pendants of annular shape with pierced knobs for suspension. The rings remind Sumerian shell money cut from cone shaped shells brought from the Mediterranean shore. Shell money has been found at various sites in the Near East, primarily at the locations of the early cities of Mesopotamia and along the trade routes between Assyria and Sumeria. Approximately 1"H. A pair of Calcite Feet, ca. 2100 - 1700 BCE. Small pair of feet with incised details of the footwear. Rendered as amulets or pendants with drilled suspension holes at the ankles. L. 1.9 cm (0.75 in) and 1.6 cm (0.6 in) Protosumerian Amulet, Djemdet Nasr Period, Early 3rd Millennium BCE. Calcite amulet in the shape of a stylized animal. A suspension hole through the belly. Djemdet Nasr is a Mesopotamian site located north-east of Babylon and Kish. 1.9cm L. Provenance: Ex-Swiss Art Market, Schuler Auktionen Zurich, September 2006 sale. ***Lot is located in Switzerland. Export documentation will be required and is provided by seller. ***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: Feet: Good quality objects with neat incisions. One suspension hole broken off, the surface of the second foot slightly worn. Shell Money: Intact and excellent. Amulet: Excellent.

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Lot of 3 Near Eastern Stone Amulets

Lot 4B: Lot of 3 Near Eastern Stone Amulets

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Description: "Near East, ca. 3rd - 1st Millennium BCE. A Near Eastern Zebu Amulet, Early 1st Millennium BCE. Small bronze amulet in the shape of a zebu bull. The animal is showing short forelegs, a vestigial tail. The ears are indicated below the prominent horn. 1.6 cm. A Near Eastern Bull's Head Amulet, 3rd - 2nd Millennium BCE. Highly stylized stone head of a bull with neat cuts for the mouth, the nostrils and the horns The hole for suspension is drilled through the eyes. 1.45cm L. Near Eastern Bull's Head Amulet, 2nd-1st Millennium BCE. Stylized stone head of a bull with neat carving to separate snout, triangular head and horns. Some incisions near the eyes. The hole for suspension is drilled just below the horns.1.55cm. Provenance: All pieces Swiss art market, Schuler Auktionen Zurich, September 2006 sale. ***Lot is located in Switzerland. Export documentation will be required and is provided by seller. ***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 intact.

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Indus Valley Bowl - Geometic Designs

Lot 4C: Indus Valley Bowl - Geometic Designs

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Description: Indus Valley, ca. 4000 BCE. A finely formed bowl with low pedestal and tall sides with slight flare at rim. Exterior of bowl is painted with a wonderful polychrome geometric and linear design, with hints of red, white, and black. A really interested bowl! 3-5/8"D x 2-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-D. Smith Collection, CA. 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: Several stress cracks and chips, minor surface wear and encrustation.

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Lot of 3 Indus Valley Bowls

Lot 4D: Lot of 3 Indus Valley Bowls

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Description: From the ancient Near East, ca. 4000 BCE. A lot of three terracotta bowls from the Indus Valley region. Each is decorated with a linear design over a white slip, save a single bowl which is red due to the loss of the white slip over time. 3-3/4"D - 4-1/4"D. Provenance: Ex-D. Smith Collection, CA. 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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Lot of 2 Indus Valley Bowls

Lot 4E: Lot of 2 Indus Valley Bowls

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Description: Indus Valley, ca. 4000 BCE. Two terracotta bowls from the Indus Valley. Red terracotta is slipped in white, with linear and geometric design painted in black on the exterior of vessels. Interior of vessels are red, save a single black band around inner rim. 3-1/4"D & 3-5/8"D Provenance: Ex-D. Smith Collection, CA. 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: Heavy Encrustation and stress cracks.

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Lot of 2 Large Indus Valley Cylinders

Lot 4F: Lot of 2 Large Indus Valley Cylinders

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Description: Indus Valley, ca. 4000 BCE. A set of two terracotta cylinder vessels, slipped in white with linear and geometric designs. Larger bowl has interesting spade depictions on side. 4-1/4"D & 4-3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-D. Smith Collection, CA. 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, save minor chipping and surface wear.

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Anatolian Terracotta Votive Rattle

Lot 4G: Anatolian Terracotta Votive Rattle

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Description: Anatolia, possibly Yortan, ca. 2nd - 1st millennium BCE. A very interesting piece! A terracotta rattle, with a single loop handle, globular body, and "idol-like" face. Reminiscent of the early stone stargazers. Still rattles! 4-1/2"L. 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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Early Near Eastern Bronze Idol

Lot 4H: Early Near Eastern Bronze Idol

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Description: Near East, Ca. Late 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. A primitive bronze figure of a standing man with his left arm slightly outstretched. Vague details of mouth, eyes, and nose. Mounted on a lucite stand. 2-3/4"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 nice green patina.

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Near Eastern Stone Mortar

Lot 4I: Near Eastern Stone Mortar

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Description: Near East, ca. 2nd - 1st century BCE. A carved green stone mortar, with tall cylindrical base, three stone handles, and a shallow dish. 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: Some losses as shown.

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Anatolian Sprinkler Vessel

Lot 4J: Anatolian Sprinkler Vessel

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Description: Anatolia, Modern Day Turkey, ca. 5th century BCE. An interesting terracotta sprinkler vessel with saucer shaped body, upright cylinder neck and rim, and loop handle. Out of side is a short and narrow spout with small hole on front. Terracotta is slipped in a dark reddish brown glaze. 4-1/4"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 minor stable stress cracking.

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Lot of 4 Anatolian Star Gazers

Lot 4K: Lot of 4 Anatolian Star Gazers

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Description: Anatolia, Chalcolithic Period, Killia Style, ca. 3200 - 2500 BCE. Four carved marble stargazers. One head in the triangular and rear tilted stile, another head and body, third a wide and flat body, and last a fragmented u-shaped torso. All of white marble and mounted on lucite stands. 1-1/2" - 2-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Germany Auction House. 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 fragmented, surface wear and encrusation.

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Chinese Neolithic Two Handled Jar

Lot 5: Chinese Neolithic Two Handled Jar

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Description: China, Neolithic Period, Ca. 3rd - 2nd Millennium BCE. A fine and large Neolithic pot with twin handles on either side. Flat bottom tapers out to a bulbous body, and inwards to a narrow flared rim. Decorated with linear and geometric designs in brown/black paint. 13"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Southern California 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: Appears intact, save minor chip and repairs to rim.

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A Chinese Neolithic Pedestal Pot

Lot 5A: A Chinese Neolithic Pedestal Pot

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Description: China, Neolithic Period, ca. 3rd - 2nd Millennium BCE. An interested terracotta jar from the Neolithic period. Unslipped red terracotta is adorned with a traditional cross-hatching pattern around the center of vessel. Narrow pedestal supports saucer-like body with flared rim. 4-1/8"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Springs 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 condition with several firing clouds.

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Egyptian Alabaster Cosmetic Jar Middle Kingdom

Lot 6: Egyptian Alabaster Cosmetic Jar Middle Kingdom

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Description: Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 1985-1773 BCE. Tall and thin banded alabaster jar with wide rim. Alabaster demonstrates an absolutely beautiful "zigzag" pattern. Was likely used to hold women's makeup. 2-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI, 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: Completely intact, with only very minor encrustation as shown.

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Egyptian Banded Alabaster Jar

Lot 7: Egyptian Banded Alabaster Jar

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Description: Egypt, Middle Kingdom, ca. 1985 - 1773 BCE. A beautiful banded alabaster cosmetic jar, long in form, with cylindrical body tapering in to a flared rim. Wonderful zigzag pattern in alabaster. 2-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Choice.

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Mycenaean Terracotta Piriform Jar

Lot 9: Mycenaean Terracotta Piriform Jar

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Description: Greece / Cyclades, Late Bronze Age II, ca. 1450 - 1200 BCE. An elegant pottery vessel with stirrup style handle and funnel neck spout. Bulbous body has a tapered long stemmed foot. Concentric ring and banded decoration in umber pigment on cream grounds. 5-3/4"H Provenance: Ex-NY collection, acquired from Joseph Linzalone, 1985. 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: Several stable hairlines in the body and some scattered surface pocks; a 1/2" restored chip on the foot.

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Egyptian Faience Ushabti, Chantress of Amun

Lot 10: Egyptian Faience Ushabti, Chantress of Amun

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Description: Egypt, Dynasty 21-22. Pale blue faience Ushabti inscribed for the chantress of Amun, Neskhons. Translation is "The Osiris, the chantress of Amun, Neskhonsu." 4-5/8"H. Provenance: Ex-Harlan J. Berk, Chicago, IL. 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 Faience Ushabti, Amun Padikhons

Lot 11: Egyptian Faience Ushabti, Amun Padikhons

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Description: Egypt, Dynasty 21-22. Pale blue faience ushabti of the god's father of Amun Padikhons. Translation-- "The Osiris, the god's father of Amun, Padikhons, true of voice." 4-3/8"H. Provenance: Harlan J Berk, Chicago, IL. 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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Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Ushabtis

Lot 11A: Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Ushabtis

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. Three faience shabtis, each with hieroglyphs carved into the front. All have pillars and seed baskets on back, and crook and flails on front, as well as traditional headdresses and beards. Light green coloration with hints of blue and brown. 4-1/4"H - 4-3/4"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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Exceptional Luristan Bronze Short Sword

Lot 12: Exceptional Luristan Bronze Short Sword

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Description: Northern Iran, Ca 1200 to 1000 BCE. Short sword of exceptional quality, with deep recessed grips, once holding wood or ivory inlays, and long sharp blade with central blood-ridge. Once gleaming golden color, now with fabulous areas of crystallized malachite blue patina. Custom, museum-grade stand. Custom stand. Blade itself measures 17"L. 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: Intact save small missing section of upper grip on reverse.

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Rare Egyptian Faience Fish Amulet

Lot 13: Rare Egyptian Faience Fish Amulet

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 11th-7th century B.C. Solid multi-hued amulet of a fish, molded in the round; raised detailing depicting scales with shades of blue, aqua and green. Made in the shape of the Tilapia Nilotic fish which is commonly found in the Nile River. This fish was greatly loved by the ancient Egyptians and it was used as a decorative motif on a variety of materials including stone, ceramics and glass. 3"L x 1-3/4"H Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Ancient loss to very tip of tail.

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Holy Land Terracotta Sculpture of a Ram, Ex-Moshe Dayan

Lot 14: Holy Land Terracotta Sculpture of a Ram, Ex-Moshe Dayan

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Description: Hazor, Iron Age I, Ca 1200 to 1000 BCE. A painted terracotta figure with softly modeled realistic fine features. 3-1/2 in H. x 4-1/2 inches L. + custom mount. Cf The First 4000 Years, the Ratner Collection of Judean Antiquities, by A Kozloff Provenance: Formerly of the collection of M Dayan and is numbered. Ex Prominent NY Collector Gilbert Jonas. A nice example. 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: Inscribed in faded back ink on base.

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Olmec Terracotta Baby-Faced Figure

Lot 15: Olmec Terracotta Baby-Faced Figure

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. The ancient sculptor of this baby-faced figure adeptly captured the jowly face, downturned mouth, pouty lips, and puffy, slit-like eyes characteristic of the Olmec style with remarkable technique given the tools available during the day. This piece is unique for the diamond-shaped hair ornament superimposed on its long locks. Piercings through the ears were used to hang the piece most likely as a pectoral pendant. 3-3/4" L x 1-3/4"W x 1"D Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970. 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, near choice!

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Seated Olmec Terracotta Baby Face Figure

Lot 16: Seated Olmec Terracotta Baby Face Figure

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Olmec, ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. This piece manifests several characteristics of the Olmec baby face figure. Note the elongated head, puffy jowls, upturned jaguar mouth, and slanted eyes. Most intriguing perhaps are the braids cascading over the back shoulders. Recent scholarship has revealed evidence of an African presence in Pre-Columbian America. At the infamous Olmec sites of La Venta and San Lorenzo several colossal heads have revealed faces that clearly display a fusion of African and native Pre-Columbian American races. Evidence put forth from plant geography, skeletons, linguistics, and terracotta figures such as this example seem to confirm this connection. 4-1/4"T x 3-1/4"W x 3-1/2"D Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970 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: Figure is intact with slight chip over eye and some general surface wear.

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Lot of 2 Olmecoid / Proto-Mayan Roller Seals

Lot 17: Lot of 2 Olmecoid / Proto-Mayan Roller Seals

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Olmecoid / Proto-Mayan, ca. 1000-800 BCE. This lovely pair of clay roller seals were likely used to mark textiles and/or human skin. One features intricate stylized geometric motifs framing a bone-shaped "hal" glyph that translates as "to manifest." The other is incised with a simple elegant double line characteristic of the Olmecoid. Plentiful cinnabar deposits on interior of stamp incised with double-line. Both measure 2"L x 1-7/8"D Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired prior to 1970. 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: Stamp with "hal" glyph shows sound repair and bits of loss on edges. Other has stable pressure crack. Both intact and good to excellent.

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Lot of 2 Persian Bronze Age Arrows

Lot 18: Lot of 2 Persian Bronze Age Arrows

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Description: Persia, Late Bronze Age, ca. 800 BCE. Two long bronze arrows with raised center ridge, edges that taper to a point, and long tangs. Nice green patina. 4"L and 5"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Springs, CO Collection; ex-Ancient Art Ltd, Great Britain. 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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Etruscan Bucchero Kyathos

Lot 19: Etruscan Bucchero Kyathos

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Description: Ca. 675-660 BCE in workshops in Caere (modern Cerveteri) in southern Etruria. With its black color, finely wrought surfaces with silvery sheens, and stamped and incised decoration, it holds its own when compared with metalwork. This small vessel would have been used to draw and pour liquids, and is an example of the Etruscans' fondness for this type of ceramic. 6"H x 6-1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO, acquired in the early 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: Small repair on lip, else intact.

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Greek Geometric Bronze Stopper Pendant

Lot 19A: Greek Geometric Bronze Stopper Pendant

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Description: Greece, ca. 8th - 7th century BCE. Consisting of a tall rod with six rows of flattened knobs on four sides, the ornament is dominated by the stylized figure of a squatting animal, probably a monkey. The back of the creature is decorated with incised linear patterns. 3-3/8"H. Although these objects are commonly referred to as jug stoppers, their elaborate three-dimensional decoration seems to indicate a different use, perhaps as pendants suspended from belts. The many dozens of examples known, found primarily in Macedonia, eastern Albania, and Thessaly, attest to their great popularity in antiquity. The figures have been variously described as monkeys, demons, musicians, or drinkers. As Kilian-Dirlmeier points out, the invisions on the backs of many of these figures point to their being representations of humans rather than animals. For a full disussion of burial contexts, see Kilian-Dirlmeier, pp. 205 - 208. 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: Minor loss to back, else excellent.

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Large Egyptian Bronze Seated Isis & Horus

Lot 20: Large Egyptian Bronze Seated Isis & Horus

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 650 to 300 BCE. Solid cast bronze statue of the Goddess Isis, seated, holding Horus and ready to breastfeed the young infant; one hand supporting child, other hand to her exposed breast. 4-7/8"H x 1-3/8"W x 1-3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-Private Northern Colorado 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: Loss to one arm, portion of base, and inlaid eyes now missing silver that once adorned them, else solid

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Egyptian Bronze Kneeling Figure

Lot 21: Egyptian Bronze Kneeling Figure

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Description: Egypt, late Period, ca 652 to 300 BC. Cast bronze figure of a kneeling figure - probably a priest or young pharaoh. Shown kneeling on an integral plinth, he wears an ateph crown with right hand to chest, left to his left thigh. 4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Northern Colorado 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: Heavy patination and losses as shown.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Winged Isis

Lot 22: Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Winged Isis

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st Century BCE. A beautiful polychrome cartonnage panel of gesso on linen, depicting Isis with arms and wings spread. In four side quadrants are the sons of Horus face Isis. Above and below are geometric designs. Professionally mounted and conserved. 8-5/8"W x 4-3/8"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Minor losses, surface wear as shown. Professionally conserved. Due to the fragile nature of this piece, some minor flaking may occur in shipment.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Winged Scarab

Lot 23: Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Winged Scarab

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st century BCE. A wonderful polychrome cartonnage pectoral, composed of linen and gesso, with beautiful hints of blue, red, white, black and gold. The winged scarab beetle sits with wings outstretched at top of panel, with U-shaped bands of geometric shapes below. Professionally mounted and conserved. 8-3/4"H x 7-1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Minor losses, surface wear as shown. Professionally conserved. Due to the fragile nature of this piece, some minor flaking may occur in shipment.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Female Attendant

Lot 24: Egyptian Cartonnage Panel - Female Attendant

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st century BCE. A fine Egyptian mummy panel with a seated/kneeling female attendant in adoration, wearing beautiful teal and red gown, breast exposed, and long headdress. Right arm is resting on legs, left arm is lifted in adoration of the recently deceased. 10-1/2"H x 7"W. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Minor losses, surface wear as shown. Professionally conserved. Due to the fragile nature of this piece, some minor flaking may occur in shipment.

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Egyptian Late Kingdom Faience Ushabti

Lot 25: Egyptian Late Kingdom Faience Ushabti

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Description: Egypt, 26th Dynasty, Ca 662 to 554 BCE. Pale aqua faience shabti with hieroglyphs inscribed around body. 4-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Glenn Woods Collection, Dallas, TX. 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 Bronze Double Uraeus

Lot 26: Egyptian Bronze Double Uraeus

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, Dynasties 26 thru 30, ca 662 to 300 BCE. In bronze, with twin rearing cobras, each with gilded crowns and insets for semi-precious stones. Probably from an Hemhem crown. 2-1/2"H x 1-1/2"W x 3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Minor surface losses/ Heavy Patina.

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Finely Carved Egyptian Ivory Hair Pin

Lot 27: Finely Carved Egyptian Ivory Hair Pin

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Description: Egypt, dating to the Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 600 to 200 BCE. Hair pin carved from section of ivory; atop stands a nude goddess or concubine, her tunic dropped to just below her waist, hands held upward. 2-1/2"L, mounted in Lucite base. Provenance: Ex-Terrab 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: Lower section missing from antiquity.

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Dong Son Bronze Saucer Bowl

Lot 29: Dong Son Bronze Saucer Bowl

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Description: Cambodia, Dong Son culture ca. 500 BCE. Cast bronze bowl with saucer-like base and flared rim. Handles are connected to rim and shoulders of the vessel. Floral design around neck and shoulder. 6" diameter. Provenance: Ex-D. Smith 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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Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Jewelry Pieces

Lot 30: Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Jewelry Pieces

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st century BCE. One faience necklace and two wristlets, composed of long green/blue cylinder beads, as well as smaller multi-colored beads. Three wedjat eyes on one bracelet, and a large mosaic bead on the necklace. 8-1/2"L - 22"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Recomposed/restrung.

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Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Figures

Lot 32: Lot of 3 Egyptian Faience Figures

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Description: Egypt, Late Period - Ptolemaic, ca. 500 - 100 BCE. A set of three faience figures, a light blue striding Anubis, a green/yellow seated Bastet cat figure, and what appears to be a striding king with prominent Uraeus snake on headdress. 3/4" - 1-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Denver, CO Collection, acquired at Arte Primitivo and Ancient Resource, LLC.. 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: Anubis is intact with surface wear, Losses to snout, base, and mounting hook of Bastet, and losses to face and base of final figure.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment - Winged Isis

Lot 33: Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment - Winged Isis

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st century BCE. A polychrome cartonnage fragment consisting of gesso on linen. Center of fragment depicts winged Isis, with her arms outstretched. On either side of her stand the sons of Horus at attention. Geometric design above and below. 8-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Holes and paint losses throughout. Due to the fragile nature of this fragment, it is possible that it may flake slightly during shipping.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment - Winged Scarab

Lot 34: Egyptian Cartonnage Fragment - Winged Scarab

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 4th - 1st Century BCE. A polychrome cartonnage pectoral fragment depicting a winged scarab beetle. Above and below the figure is a linear and geometric design. 8-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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: Holes and paint losses throughout. Due to the fragile nature of this fragment, it is possible that it may flake slightly during shipping.

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Rare Egyptian Faience Cosmetic Jar - Anubis

Lot 35: Rare Egyptian Faience Cosmetic Jar - Anubis

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic, Ca 662 to 300 BCE. Oblong cosmetic jar in eggshell thin faience, with small ringed foot and once with flat rim, now missing, decorated with single image of a seated Anubis in low relief. 1-1/2" H by 1-1/8" D. Provenance: Ex-Private Royal Oak, MI 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 hole on one side and missing rim, else excellent.

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Two Sets of Egyptian Bone Pendants

Lot 35A: Two Sets of Egyptian Bone Pendants

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Description: Egypt, 1st - 2nd Century CE. A set of two Egyptian poppy seed head pendants, neatly carved in bone. Striated bottom, hole for suspension at the joint to the stem. 1.5 &1.65cm H. Egypt, Coptic, 5th - 6th century CE. A pair of Coptic bone pendants in the shape of male busts. The heads with cursorily carved features, loops for suspension at top. 2.3 & 2.4cm H. Provenance: Swiss art market, Schuler Auktionen Zurich, September 2006 sale.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 fine condition.

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Egyptian Coptic Fabric Fragment

Lot 35B: Egyptian Coptic Fabric Fragment

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Description: "Egypt, 7th - 8th century CE. Egyptian Coptic clavus fragment which stylized animals between black bands. The imagery is still Greek rather than Christian, showing an eagle/rooster (?), a winged griffin and a lion/panther looking backwards. The lower border with a floral chain. L. 17.7 cm (7 in), H. 6 cm (2.3 in) Frame: 33 cm (13 in) x 27 cm (10.6 in) Provenance: Swiss Private Collection, since the 1960s. ***Lot is located in Switzerland. Export documentation will be required and is provided by seller. ***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: " Fragmentary, joining two cut pieces. Good state of preservation, mounted behind glass in an acid-free environment."

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Lot of 2 Chinese Warring States Greyware Bowls

Lot 36: Lot of 2 Chinese Warring States Greyware Bowls

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Description: China, Warring States Period, ca. 475 to 221 BCE. A lovely pair of small terracotta grey-ware vessels, each with impressed textile texture around sides, one with small faux-handles on either side. Flat base. 2-5/8" x 3-1/2"D and 2-3/4"H x 4"D. Provenance: Ex-Private New York 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 and near choice

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