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

Ancient / Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


333 lots with images

April 16, 2014

Live Auction

P.O. Box 714

Erie , CO, 80516 USA

Phone: +1 720-502-5289

Email: info@artemisgallerylive.com

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Huge Savannah River Megalodon Tooth

Lot 1: Huge Savannah River Megalodon Tooth

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Description: Savannah River, GA, dating between 28 million and 1.5 million years old. Large and gorgeous megalodon fossil tooth with tan enamel and black root. 5" L x 3-5/8" W. Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small ancient chip at tip and small loss of enamel, else choice and stunning!

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Another Huge Savannah River Megalodon Tooth

Lot 2: Another Huge Savannah River Megalodon Tooth

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Description: Savannah River, GA, dating between 28 million and 1.5 million years old. Large and gorgeous megalodon fossil tooth with grey/black enamel and black root. 4-1/2" L x 3-3/8" W. Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Strip of enamel lost exposing deep black root, serrated edge beautifully intact

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Early Mousterian Obsidian Core - 25,000 Years Old!

Lot 3: Early Mousterian Obsidian Core - 25,000 Years Old!

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Description: France, Mousterian, dating back 25,000 years. Large obsidian core of the type used by early humans and Neanderthal to craft stone weapons and tools. 5"H x 3-3/4"D. Provenance: Ex-private UK Collection, acquired before 1990. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Pair of Neanderthal Hand Axes

Lot 4: Pair of Neanderthal Hand Axes

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Description: Europe, ca. 70,000 years ago. A pair of napped stone tools, a large hand axe or hoe, the second a thoughtfully designed blade with sharp edges. 6-1/2"L & 4-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-Connell Collection, MA. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Danish Neolithic Stone Axe

Lot 5: Danish Neolithic Stone Axe

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Description: Northern Europe, Denmark, ca. 3000 BCE. A napped stone axe comes to a near-crescent shaped blade, still sharp. Beautiful grey stone. 2-3/4"L. Provenance: Ex- Colorado Springs, CO collection, acquired from prominent UK Gallery. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface wear.

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Chinese Neolithic Amphora

Lot 6: Chinese Neolithic Amphora

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Description: China, Neolithic Period, Longshan Culture, ca. 3000 - 2000 BCE. A large terracotta amphora with small loop handles on either side below the shoulder. Original red and black pigment still visible across much of the piece, geometric designs around mouth of piece as well as body. 13" Provenance: Ex-Private Washington State Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Plenty of surface wear and pitting, regardless still elegant in form and beauty.

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Early/Large Chinese Neolithic Stone Bracelet

Lot 7: Early/Large Chinese Neolithic Stone Bracelet

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Description: China, Neolithic Period, Ca 2500 BCE. Black and white mottled stone bracelet with smooth interior and large central ridge on exterior. 4-1/2" D. Provenance: Ex-private CO Collection, acquired from major NYC auction gallery, All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Wear as expected, but intact and generally excellent

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Indus Valley Pottery Cup, 3000 years old!

Lot 8: Indus Valley Pottery Cup, 3000 years old!

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Description: Pakistan / Afghanistan, Indus Valley, Ca 1000 to 500 BCE. Pottery cup on short foot, decorated in repeating geometric design. 4-1/2" in diameter. Provenance: Ex-private CA Collection, acquired before 2000. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact and excellent..

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Indus Valley Pottery Pyxis, 3000 years old!

Lot 9: Indus Valley Pottery Pyxis, 3000 years old!

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Description: Pakistan / Afghanistan, Indus Valley, ca 1000 to 500 BCE. Pottery pyxis with short neck/rim, decorated in repeating geometric and circular designs. 4" in diameter. Provenance: Ex-private CA Collection, acquired before 2000. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact, wear as shown

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Ancient Near Eastern Stone Mortar

Lot 10: Ancient 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-private NYC, NY Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Some losses as shown.

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Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Ladle

Lot 11: Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Ladle

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Description: Northwest Iran, ca. 1000-600 BCE. Bronze ladle with oval bowl, long and flat handle. End of handle decorated with a lotus shape, topped by curled projection with small spike. Measures 9" high. Provenance: Ex-D. Smith collection All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Luristan Bronze Bird Fitting

Lot 12: Luristan Bronze Bird Fitting

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Description: Ancient Near East, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. A long bronze device, similar to a modern envelope opener in form, with pointed end, long narrow shaft, and openwork bronze bird fitting on end. Dark brown and green patina. 4-7/8"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Illinois Collection, acquired before 1960. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Ancient loss to base, else excellent.

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Early Near Eastern Bronze Idol

Lot 13: Early Near Eastern Bronze Idol

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Description: Early Near Eastern Bronze Idol. 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-private East Coast, USA collection All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact with surface wear and nice green patina.

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Ancient Near Eastern Bronze Hairpin

Lot 15: Ancient Near Eastern Bronze Hairpin

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Description: Central Iran, Ca. 9th Century BC. This beautiful hairpin has an openwork pattern with square outside border design bordering the inner openwork chevrons. This is a very rare and fragile type. The top of the openwork panel originally terminated in open circles, three of which have broken off. Olive green patination. 6-1/8"L (15.5 cm). Provenance: Ex-Harlan j. Berk, Chicago, IL. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Early Pre-Columbian Olmec Blackware Bowl

Lot 16: Early Pre-Columbian Olmec Blackware Bowl

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Description: Mexico, Olmec, 1000-800 BCE. Blackware pottery bowl with straight walls, misfired so it appears in two tones of black and brown, with simple incised geometric design. 4"D x 1-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private Los Angeles, CA Collection acquired in the early 1970s All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact/generally excellent, save minor rim loss/ roughness as shown.

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Lot of 2 Pre-Columbian Roller Stamps

Lot 17: Lot of 2 Pre-Columbian Roller Stamps

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Description: One Jama Coaque. ca 500 CE, the other, Proto Mayan, possibly as early as Olmec ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. This lovely pair of terracotta roller stamps were likely used to mark textiles and/or human skin. The Ecuadoran piece features striking abstracted wavelike motifs with geometric borders. The Proto Mayan stamp features a lower register of charming group of figures holding hands in unity, a middle register of square motifs possibly signifying house-like forms and an upper register of triangular motifs possibly signifying hilly land forms. Plentiful cinnabar deposits. 2-5/6" long x 1-1/2"D, 2-1/3"L X 1"D . Provenance: EX-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired prior to 1970. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor loss at edges, else both intact and excellent.

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Chorrera Long-Neck Redware Vessel

Lot 18: Chorrera Long-Neck Redware Vessel

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Description: From ancient Ecuador, Chorrera culture, ca. 1000 - 500 B.C. Burnished redware pottery bottle vessel with raised squash lobe decoration encircling. 8"H x 7"W at widest. PROVENANCE: Ex-private East Coast Collection, ex-private Texas Collection acquired before 1990. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact/generally excellent condition, save minor rim chipping and a bit of surface wear

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Greek Corinthian Alabastron -Animals

Lot 19: Greek Corinthian Alabastron -Animals

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Description: Greece, Archaic, Corinth, ca. 600 - 550 BCE. A fine example of a terracotta oil flask with red painted animals, likely horses or deer. Red rays of sunlight shine down from the neck of the vessel. Flat rim with small loop handle. White slip with red paint. 3-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Georgia Collection; Ex-Private North Carolina Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact save minor restoration to a small part of the spout.

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Egyptian Faience Ushabti, Late Kingdom

Lot 20: Egyptian Faience Ushabti, Late Kingdom

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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 are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact

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Egyptian Blue Faience Kohl Cup

Lot 21: Egyptian Blue Faience Kohl Cup

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 7th Century BCE. Faience fired kohl cup 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. A fine example showing remains of blue glaze. 2"H. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Surface encrustation and wear, as shown.

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Another Egyptian Blue Faience Kohl Cup

Lot 22: Another Egyptian Blue Faience Kohl Cup

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, ca. 7th Century BCE. Faience fired kohl cup 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. A fine example showing remains of blue glaze with evidence of black hieroglyphs. 2"H. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: repair and surface encrustation and wear, as shown.

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Roman Bronze Chisel, Ex-Harlan J. Berk

Lot 23: Roman Bronze Chisel, Ex-Harlan J. Berk

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Description: Rome, ca. 5th to 4th Century BC. Solid bronze utilitarian implement. Custom stand. Chisel itself measures 4-7/8"L. Provenance: Ex-Harlan j. Berk, Chicago, IL. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Pair of Near-Matching Egyptian Faience Ushabtis

Lot 24: Pair of Near-Matching Egyptian Faience Ushabtis

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE. A pair of brilliant blue faience mummiform tomb attendants. Subtly carved headdress, beard, and feet remain visible in these two figures. Custom stand. Both about 6 cm tall (just under 4"H). Provenance: Ex-Private Montreal, CA Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Chinese Warring States Impressed-Ware Pottery Bowl

Lot 25: Chinese Warring States Impressed-Ware Pottery Bowl

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Description: China, Warring States Period, Ca 475 to 22 BCE. Fine pottery jar with impressed decoration. 6" D. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY Collection, acquired before 1970, All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice with deposits on surface

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Bactrian Alabaster Storage Jar, Ex-Christie's

Lot 26: Bactrian Alabaster Storage Jar, Ex-Christie's

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Description: Pakistan / Afghanistan, Bactrian culture, Ca 1000 to 500 BCE. Carved alabaster jar with flat rim and two small lug handles, pierced for suspension. 3" in diameter. Provenance: Ex-private NYC Collection, acquired at Arte Primitivo, Gallery, ex-Christie's (complete with old Christies tag inside). All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Wear to one lug else excellent

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Chinese Zhou / Qin Dynasty Bronze Ladle

Lot 28: Chinese Zhou / Qin Dynasty Bronze Ladle

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Description: China, Zhou to Qin Dynasty, Ca 700 to 207 BCE. Bronze ladle - which on its own is wonderful, but not necessarily unique. What makes this extraordinary, stamped in the center is a good-luck charm very similar in design and form to some of the earliest currency minted in China during this period - complete with squared hole in center like coins minted between 300 and 200 BCE. Another decorative element adorns where handle joins bowl. 12-3/4" long x 5-1/2" wide. PROVENANCE: Ex-Sarkisian Collection, Denver, CO All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small area where rim has cracked with slight separation from bowl, otherwise excellent.

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Greek Apulian Near-Miniature Kylix

Lot 29: Greek Apulian Near-Miniature Kylix

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Description: Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 4th century BCE. A fine near-miniature sized kylix with twin handles and small base. Terracotta vessel is slipped in black and has developed a beautiful silvery iridescence. 5-3/4"W x 1-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Florida Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact with surface wear.

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Greek Gnathian Blackware Pitcher

Lot 30: Greek Gnathian Blackware Pitcher

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Description: Gnathia, ca. 4th century BCE. A blackware pitcher with tulip shaped body, slightly flared rim, and two-strap handle. 5"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Florida Collection acquired in the 1950s. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact with minor chipping and surface wear, as shown.

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Ancient Egyptian Carved Bone Hair Pin

Lot 31: Ancient Egyptian Carved Bone 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 ancient bone, 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-private CO Collection. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Lower section missing from antiquity.

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Greek Daunian Polychrome Dipper

Lot 32: Greek Daunian Polychrome Dipper

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Description: Southern Italy, Daunian Culture, Ca. 5th Century BCE. Fashioned from red clay and covered with a white slip, the squat conical cup tapers down to rest on a flattened bottom. The low, inward-slanting rim is painted with horizontal bands of black and red, which are interrupted on one side by the arching handle. Framed by vertical black strokes that are repeated between its legs, the handle is further embellished with black-painted pointed horns and a stylized, large-eyes figure set in between them. The floor of the cup is painted with a red cross outlined with three thin black lines, all surrounded by two thick black lines, the outer with a swag-like octagonal frame. 4-1/8"H x 5"D. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Repaired

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Greek Apulian Miniature Krater

Lot 33: Greek Apulian Miniature Krater

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Description: Magna Graecia, Apulia, ca. 5th century BCE. A black-slipped miniature terracotta krater painted with red-figure palmettes on both sides. Low base, flared rim, and handles. Miniatures like this were not used in day to day situations, but were placed in the tomb for use in the afterlife. 2"H. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Greek Apulian Miniature Kylix

Lot 34: Greek Apulian Miniature Kylix

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Description: Greece, Southern Italy, ca. 5th century BCE. A delicately formed black-slipped terracotta kylix vessel with red painted geometric along sides. Pieces like this were placed in tombs for use in the afterlife, not intended for use among the living. 4-1/4"W x 1-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact.

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Daunian Pottery Oinochoe, Ex-Farwell

Lot 35: Daunian Pottery Oinochoe, Ex-Farwell

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Description: Southern Italy, Daunian culture, Ca 400 to 300 BCE. Terracotta pouring vessel, oinochoe, decorated in added red and black pigments in alternating bands. 7-1/2"H Provenance: Ex-Bryan Farwell Collection, acquired in Italy between 1944 and 1945. Many of Farwell's pieces have been displayed in major museums and have been published All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Losses as shown

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Greek Attic Red-Figure Lekythos - Herakles

Lot 36: Greek Attic Red-Figure Lekythos - Herakles

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Description: Athens, Greece, Ca early to mid 5th century BCE. Small terracotta oil pouring vessel (lekythos) painted with scene of Herakles labors. 5-1/2" H. Provenance: Ex-private CA Collection, acquired before 2000. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Losses as shown

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Lot of 7 Miniature Mezcala Stone Figures

Lot 37: Lot of 7 Miniature Mezcala Stone Figures

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Guerrero, Mexico, ca, 400-100 BCE. This group of seven miniature Mezcala stone figurines shows fine string-cut technique on dark green pieces. Largest is approximately 1-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex- Katherine Byrnes Collection, FL All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor surface wear, near choice.

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Mezcala Turtle Effigy Incensario

Lot 39: Mezcala Turtle Effigy Incensario

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Guerrero Region, Mezcala, ca. 400-100 BCE. Turtle imagery symbolized the watery surface that separated sky from underworld. In addition, turtles had fertility connotations. This jadeite piece is finely carved using the string-cut technique mastered by the Mezcala culture. Its concave form with multiple perforations makes for an effective incensario. 3"L x 1-5/6"W x 1"H. Provenance: Ex-private southern California collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Some loss to left side of shell, otherwise excellent.

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Lot of 2 Chupicuaro Smoking Vessels

Lot 40: Lot of 2 Chupicuaro Smoking Vessels

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Guanajuato Valley, Preclassic period, ca. 300 BCE. The inhabitants of Chupicuaro devoted themselves to the art of creating pottery figurines and other small artifacts such as these smoking vessels. Chupicuaro visages are distinguished for their slanted, coffee bean shaped eyes. A culture that cherished fertility, many figurines depict female bodies. These pieces, however, each display two snouts of animals with mirror images on the opposing sides. Indeed the Chupicuaro were farmers and animals were omnipresent in their rural environs. While many surviving pieces appear to have been left unpainted, occasionally we find some that were decorated with a rich red pigment. Custom, museum quality stand. 4-3/4"L and 4-1/2"L. Provenance: Ex-private Martin Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor wear on visages most likely from use, tip of shorter piece was reattached, otherwise excellent condition.

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Ban Chiang Bronze Decorated Bracelet

Lot 41: Ban Chiang Bronze Decorated Bracelet

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Description: Ban Chiang Bronze Decorated Bracelet. Thailand, Ca 5th to 2nd century BCE. Cast bronze decorated bracelet, interior hollow to accommodate stone/clappers that would resonate like bells; decorated on top with repeating interlinked scrolls. 3-7/8" outer diameter. PROVENANCE: Ex-D. Smith collection, Alpine, CA acquired before 2000. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact/excellent with nice green patina, interior with deep deposits.

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Dong Son Bronze Ankle Bell

Lot 42: Dong Son Bronze Ankle Bell

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Description: Northern Vietnam, Dong Son Culture ca. 500 BCE - 200 CE. A fine bronze ankle bell of the Dong Son culture, located in the Red River Valley of Northern Vietnam. Little is known of this culture, beyond their skill with bronze casting. This anklet once housed a clapper for use as a bell of some kind. 4"D x 2 1/2"W. Provenance: Ex-J. Connell collection, Boston, MA All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact. While no longer functional as a bell, this piece is still quite lovely, with incised designs, patina, and mineral deposits.

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Silver Greek Istros Coin - Eagle and Dolphin

Lot 43: Silver Greek Istros Coin - Eagle and Dolphin

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Description: MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Drachm (6.92 gm). Facing male heads, the right inverted Rev: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons. SNG BMC Black Sea; Hunterian pg. 410, 2. Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Very Fine Condition.

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Greek Istros Silver Diobol Coin

Lot 44: Greek Istros Silver Diobol Coin

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Description: MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. AR quarter Drachm (diobol), 1.5 gm. Facing male heads, the right inverted. Rev: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons. SNG BMC Black Sea; Hunterian pg. 410, 2. Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Fine Condition

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Lot of 2 Chupicuaro Pottery Tripods

Lot 45: Lot of 2 Chupicuaro Pottery Tripods

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Guanajuato Valley, Ca 300 to 200 BCE. Pair of pottery tripod shallows, each decorated in geometric red over white pigment. Largest 8" D, smallest 4-3/4" D. Provenance: Ex-Gilbert Martin Collection, acquired before 1990. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact and excellent with wear as shown.

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Greek Hellenistic Alabaster Alabastron

Lot 46: Greek Hellenistic Alabaster Alabastron

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Description: Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd - 1st Century BCE. A spectacular carved alabaster Alabastron, with long body, two small handles on either side of body, and flat flared rim. A central drilled spout hole opens up into a wide and hollow interior body. 7-1/2"H. Cf. "The Red and the Black" (Sparkes, 1996) Pg. 74. Provenance: Ex-Private New York Collection, acquired at auction. Provenance: Ex-private NYC, NY collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small repair to side of flare, else intact and excellent.

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Lot of 2 Ban Chiang Bronze Ear Spools

Lot 47: Lot of 2 Ban Chiang Bronze Ear Spools

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Description: Thailand, Ban Chiang, Ca 3000 to 2000 BCE. Pair of bronze implements that we are stating are earspools, but could also have been small stands. Circular pattern on each side of spool. Each abut 2-1/2" D. Provenance: Ex-private CA Collection, acquired before 2000. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact and generally excellent

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Roman Terracotta Bull Figure

Lot 48: Roman Terracotta Bull Figure

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st - 3rd century CE. A Large mold formed model of a bull, standing perfectly straight with head facing forward, arched neck, and legs extended straight down. Bull stands on a short pedestal. 4-1/4"H x 4"L. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection acquired between 1960 - 1990. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Ancient losses to tops of horn and areas of base. Surface deposits.

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Roman Terracotta Hen Figure

Lot 49: Roman Terracotta Hen Figure

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st - 4th century CE. An interesting pottery mold formed chicken, with prominent comb, tail, beak, legs, eyes, wattles, and body. Light brown body, with large firing cloud on left side. Remnants of original white, pink, and black paint remain. Custom stand. 5"H x 4"L. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection, acquired between 1960 and 1990 All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Loss of rear base, else intact.

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Roman Terra Sigillata Bowl

Lot 50: Roman Terra Sigillata Bowl

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st century CE. A beautiful redware bowl made in the terra sigillata technique. Bowl sits on low pedestal that gently tapers out to the body of the bowl, constructed with an upper and lower rim. Small domed area in center of bowl, and center underneath bowl. 6"D x 2-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Private German Collection, acquired at Auction; Ex-B. Gackstatter Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Repaired from several pieces with restoration.

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Ancient Roman Redware Lamp

Lot 51: Ancient Roman Redware Lamp

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st century CE. Mold-made terracotta lamp in round form with small spout and handle. Two filling holes on face and one at spout. 3-1/4"L Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact save part of handle missing.

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Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Vase

Lot 52: Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Vase

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Description: China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE - 220 CE. Beautiful ceramic vase with portions of glaze still visible. Bulbous body contours into a thin neck and flared rim. Vessel was dipped in a vibrant glaze with areas of blue and green iridescence. 6-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Private Seattle, WA Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Heavy encrustation, else intact.

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Chinese Ming Dynasty Green Glazed Bird

Lot 53: Chinese Ming Dynasty Green Glazed Bird

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Description: China, Ming Dynasty, ca. 1368 - 1644 CE. Small terracotta bird figure decorated with a beautiful green glaze. Bird is perched on a small pedestal with head tilted to one side. Likely a chicken, this piece would have topped an offering vessel in a tomb filled with food for the afterlife. A charming little piece! 3"H x 4"L. Provenance: Ex-Private Washington Collection. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact with minor chipping and surface abrasion, commensurate with age.

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