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Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


295 lots with images

March 14, 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 Limestone Bust of a Young Girl

Lot 1: Egyptian Limestone Bust of a Young Girl

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Description: Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XII-XIII Dynasty, 1963-1650 BCE. She wears an elaborate tripartite hairstyle, with widening hair starting from the top of her head down to her neck. On her back, her hair is divided into three long plaits. 2"H. For similar, see Pharaohs and Mortals, Egyptian Art In The Middle Kingdom, Fitzwilliam Museum Exhibition, April 19-June 26, 1988, #118. Provenance: From an old French 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: Traces of original pigment.

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Important Egyptian Diorite Conical Offering Bowl

Lot 1A: Important Egyptian Diorite Conical Offering Bowl

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Description: Egypt, Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3050 - 2686 BCE. A stunning carved diorite stone offering cup, tapering from a narrow base to a flared rim. 6-1/4"D x 4-7/8"H. 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 choice. A superb example!

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Egyptian Faience Lilly Ring, Amarna Period

Lot 1B: Egyptian Faience Lilly Ring, Amarna Period

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1350 BCE. A beautiful greenish yellow-gold faience ring from a period that marked one of the heights in the beauty of faience art. A carved lily blossom with red center and three areas of deep blue surrounding it. Nymphaea caerulea, or the Blue Egyptian Water Lily was an important symbol for the Ancient Egyptians. The Egyptian\'s religion and culture was centered around the foundation that the sun would raise and fall every day, and the lily was a physical mirror of this. It was further thought the the lily was the vessel that gave birth to the gods, and thus a link between the physical and afterlife realms. 3/4"W inside dimension. 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 three pieces, but all original.

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Egyptian Wood Figure of Hathor, ex-Metropolitan Museum

Lot 2: Egyptian Wood Figure of Hathor, ex-Metropolitan Museum

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom, 19th/20th Dynasty, 1292-1070 BCE. Unusual standing wood figure of the goddess Hathor wearing a large thick wig, depicted with bovine ears and with the body in the shape of an Isis Girdle. Hathor was the goddess of love, music, beauty, motherhood and joy. 5-1/4"H not including stand. Provenance: Found in North Lisht and deaccessed from the Metropolitan Museum in the 1950s. Met Accession number: 22.1.675. 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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Rare Egyptian Feldspar Seated Sekhmet Amulet

Lot 2A: Rare Egyptian Feldspar Seated Sekhmet Amulet

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1070 - 712 BCE. A superbly carved green feldspar seated Sekhmet figure mounted on 9k-14k un-hallmarked gold pendant mount. Finely incised detail of face, headdress, body (with small open area between body and arms, and suspension loop. 1-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-Professor Leslie Verne-Case 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 loss to right bicep, else excellent.

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Egyptian Faience Shabti for Tayuheryt

Lot 3: Egyptian Faience Shabti for Tayuheryt

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period - 21st Dynasty. Beautiful blue ushabti with vibrant black hieroglyphs and decoration. Center text indicates shabti was for a woman named Tayuheryt / Tajuheryt. Tradition rope headdress and seed basket on rear. 3-3/8"H. Contact us about having a custom stand made for this piece. Provenance: Ex-Lewis Collection, WA, acquired from an English auction house. 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 glaze chipping.

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Ancient Egyptian Wood Sarcophagus Mask

Lot 4: Ancient Egyptian Wood Sarcophagus Mask

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1070-720 BCE. Carved wooden visage with prominent facial details and serene expression. 9-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-NY estate of Norio Azuma, collected before 1980. 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 as shown, with remains of polychrome.

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Lot of 2 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figures

Lot 5A: Lot of 2 Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figures

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664-525 BCE. Two bronze Osiris figures with Atef crown, crook and flail, and beard. Larger figure has loops for mounting on necklace. 2-5/8"H & 2-3/8"H Provenance: Ex-Private Boulder, CO Collection, acquired at Arte Primitivo. 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 as base suspension loop of larger piece, surface softening on both.

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Egyptian Bronze Figure of Osiris

Lot 6: Egyptian Bronze Figure of Osiris

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 1000 - 500 BCE. Ancient bronze statuette of the god Osiris, wearing the Atef crown and holding a crook and flail. A uraeus is located above the forehead. A deep green patina has formed over the bronze. 4-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex-M. Poolos Collection, acquired through family descent, originally 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: Head appears to be repaired at neck.

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Egyptian Granite Heart Scarab

Lot 6A: Egyptian Granite Heart Scarab

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664-525 BCE. A beautifully carved stone scarab with incised detail on back, face, rear, and legs. Smooth bottom. 1-1/2"L x 1-1/4"W. Provenance: Ex-Private Boulder, 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: Excellent.

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Huge Egyptian Bronze Osiris 8

Lot 7: Huge Egyptian Bronze Osiris 8"H

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Description: Egypt, 25th Dynasty. Solid bronze Osirus figure representing a Nubian King; with crook and flail, Uraeus with full body of cobra coming down front, head emerging ready to strike. 8"H. A large and important example! Provenance: Ex-private Paris, France 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 at midsection/knees and minor damage to plume, else excellent

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Egyptian Faience Ushabti for Oudja-Hor

Lot 8: Egyptian Faience Ushabti for Oudja-Hor

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Description: Egypt, 26th Dynasty, ca. 600 BCE. Shabti depicted mummiform with pleasant facial expression, wearing a tripartite wig and false beard, arms crossed with hands emerging and holding hoes, seedsack suspensed over his left shoulder. With eight lines of horizontal hieroglyphic text and a vertical line on the back pillar identifying Oudja-Hor as the owner. 4"H. Provenance: Ex-private collection of Jean Lecannellier, Blainville, France, collected between 1960-1980. 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: Nose chipped and repaired on the ankles.

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Egyptian Bronze Harpocrates

Lot 9: Egyptian Bronze Harpocrates

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, c. 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-332 BCE. The young god sits in a squatting position, wearing the Double Crown and diadem, his right hand lifted to his chin and his forefinger to his mouth, and holds a cornucopia in his left arm. Front and above head circular vents, the underside open, and hollow interior. 2-1/4" (5.8cm). Custom stand. Provenance: Ex. A.G. Collection, 1974-1993. 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: A fine example with a nice green-red patina.

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Egyptian Bronze Harpocrates

Lot 10: Egyptian Bronze Harpocrates

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, c. 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-332 BCE. The nude child depicted in a squatting position, once seated on a sloping floor, wearing the Double Crown flanked by lotus buds. His round face and chubby cheeks framed by a braided diadem and sidelock. His right hand lifted to his chin and his forefinger to his mouth, and holds a cornucopia in his left arm. 2"H (5.2cm). Provenance: Ex. A.G. Collection, 1974-1993. 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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Tall Egyptian Shabti for Priest Padibastet

Lot 11: Tall Egyptian Shabti for Priest Padibastet

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, 600-400 BCE. A large ushabti figure for the priest, Padibastet, son of the scribe of the god's sealers and priest Ramose and reads in English "Illumanting of Osiris, the priest, Padibastet, son of the scribe of the god's sealers and priest Ramose, he says: (Oh) shabtis...;" depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, with long lappets, false beard, arms crossed and hands emerging from tightly fitted garment, hands grasping hoes, seedsack suspended over shoulder and with seven lines of hieroglyphic text. 7-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-old European 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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Ancient Egyptian Wood Canopic Lid - Qebsentenuef

Lot 12: Ancient Egyptian Wood Canopic Lid - Qebsentenuef

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, 664-30 BCE. Fine wooden falcon-head canopic stopper depicting Qebsentenuef, protector of the viscera. Wearing a tripartite wig, with long lappets, bulging eyes and strong beak. 4-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private Collection of Louis Zara (1920-2001); Shara Gilman, thence by descent. 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: Traces of polychrome and gesso.

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Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

Lot 13: Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 664 to 525 BCE. Cast bronze bull striding forward, body with incised decoration comprising vulture's wings across shoulders, a tasseled mat on back. The Apis bull was sacred to Memphis and each time one died it was embalmed, mummified and the date of its death recorded on temple walls. 3-1/4"L x 2"H. Custom base. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Estate, Denver, CO, 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: Small tip of left ear missing, else intact/excellent condition.

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Egyptian Late Period Faience Ushabti (translated)

Lot 14: Egyptian Late Period Faience Ushabti (translated)

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Description: Egypt, Late Period, XXXth Dynasty, ca. 380-343 BCE. An ancient faience ushabti, the mummiform figurine wears a tripartite wig and a beard, his crossed hands which protrude from his wrappings hold a hoe and seed bag. 4-7/8"H (12.2 cm). The Hieroglyphic inscription reads, "Illuminate the Osiris, Sat-Khonsu (daughter of Khonsu), whom ... of Neith made. O ushabtis, if (the Osiris) is counted... ...Look, here I am, each of you will say, every time." Provenance: Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), 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: Chip on base, shoulder and forehead

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Ancient Egyptian Wood Figure - Ba Bird

Lot 15: Ancient Egyptian Wood Figure - Ba Bird

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Description: Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 BCE. Human-headed falcon wears a tri-partite wig with long lappets and the feet set apart on an integral rectangular base. 5-1/2"H. The Ba was portrayed as a human-headed bird, whose duty was to reunite the soul with the body. The Ba-bird was often shown hovering over the deceased's mummy or leaving or entering the tomb at will. Provenance: From the New York Estate of Stuart Bart. 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 wear with traces of gesso and polychrome.

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Egyptian Bronze Osiris-Canopus Amulet

Lot 16: Egyptian Bronze Osiris-Canopus Amulet

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Description: Egypt, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CE. An ancient bronze amulet of Osiris wearing the atef crown, a winged scarab holding a solar disk on the body. 1-3/4"H (4.4 cm). Provenance: Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), 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: Intact with ancient break on crown

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Egyptian Terracotta Harpokrates

Lot 17: Egyptian Terracotta Harpokrates

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Description: Egypt, ca. 1st - 3rd century CE. An ancient pottery statuette of the child god Harpokrates, his right to his mouth, a cornucopia in his left hand. 5-1/4"H (13 cm). Provenance: Formerly in the M. Carvin collection, (Vienna & New York), 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: Repaired break in middle of object

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Egyptian 26th Dynastic Faience Ushabti

Lot 18: Egyptian 26th Dynastic Faience Ushabti

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic, 26th dynasty, ca 685 to 525 BC. Absolutely beautiful molded faience ushabti holding crook and flail with seed bag over his shoulder. The color of faience is particularly pleasing in a deep, robin's egg blue. Stands upon old lucite block. Shabti itself stands 4-5/8"H. Provenance: Ex-private Toronto, Ontario 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/generally excellent, save surface rubs/losses, as shown.

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Superb Hallstadt Bronze Spear, Ex-Christie's

Lot 18A: Superb Hallstadt Bronze Spear, Ex-Christie's

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Description: Central Europe, Ca 1000 to 800 BCE. In a word - stunning! Large spear tip with hollow tapered socket that bisects the blade to the tip. Like much of the Hallstadt bronzes this has developed an absolute incredible deep mottled green patina. 13"L x 1-15/16"W. Custom museum-quality stand. 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.

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Exceptional Hallstadt Bronze Situla

Lot 19: Exceptional Hallstadt Bronze Situla

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Description: From the Hallstadt area of influence spanned from Western Gaul to central Europe just North of Greece and was composed of Gallic and Celtic tribes, existing contemporary to the Greek Geometric Period, roughly ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. Composed by hammering flat three pieces of bronze and riveting them together. Two looped handles are attached on either side, gently flared rim, and flat base. Across center of vessel are subtly impressed geometric pattern, framed on the top and bottom by a row of large domed bumps, and another row of small domed bumps. There are two distinct layers of patina, one almost river like patina, which is very smooth with a mix of dark and light greens. The second patina is primarily located around the base and lower levels of the piece. This patina is a much more vibrant green and indicative of being under the ground for an extended amount of time. It is quite possible this piece was found in a river or other body of water, with the base buried in the mud or sediment and the top being exposed to the water. 12-3/4"H x 14"W handle to handle x 6-1/4"D at very base, 12"D at rim. Cf. Christie's June 6, 2013, Lot 660, Est. $150,000 - $250,000. The Hallstadt area of influence spanned from Western Gaul to central Europe just North of Greece and was composed of Gallic and Celtic tribes, existing contemporary to the Greek Geometric Period. 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: The only repair on it is a stabilization on the bottom, in the interior.

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Greek Gold Bee Adornment

Lot 19A: Greek Gold Bee Adornment

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Description: Greek, Ionic or Ptolemaic, ca. 350 BCE. Delicate Gold Bee is probably a clothing element. From consignor: "Today we know, the goddess Artemis is associated with both the stag and the honey bee. In the Ionian city of Ephesus, Artemis has been shown with bees on her belt or skirt. In fact D. G. Hogarth, who excavated the earliest levels of an Artemis sanctuary there, found gold ornaments associated with the goddess. Some in the shape of bees, that were likely attached to an image of Artemis' garments. This bee, may very well represent one of those elements. This bee was the last of a group of about a dozen similar bees sold by a private collector. The double sided bee was made from two very thin gold foil sheets. They represent the back and underside of a honey bee. The two were apparently joined together over a bitumen core. A tiny attachment ring is fixed near the bee's mouth. The detailed anatomy seen here is absolutely remarkable. Especially on such a small scale. The bee's back is accurately expressed, as the back of a living bee. It has veined wings, a detailed head with multiple eyes, and lined abdomen. Likewise, the underside is also especially well defined, with even more detail. There we see; a rib lined abdomen, clearly veined wings, and tucked under legs! It is a work of art in it's own right. 1/2"L Provenance: Ex-Private Boulder CO Collection, acquired at auction. 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: Choice.

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Superb Greek Attic Lekythos - Ariadne and Satyrs

Lot 20: Superb Greek Attic Lekythos - Ariadne and Satyrs

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Description: Greece, Athens, ca. 6th century BCE. An exceptional black figure lekythos depicting a beautiful Ariadne leading two satyrs to a Bacchic ritual. Ariadne is depicted in a long flowing black robe with white carved details, white wreath, long hair, fine red eye, and white painted skin. Four grape branches flow from Ariadnes back framing the two dancing satyrs, with incised facial and body features, long tails, and purple highlighted beards. palmettes and sun rays on top of piece. A spectacular and striking piece. 8-5/8"T. Provenance: Ex-D. Fallier's Collection, Denver, CO, acquired in the 1980s at Fortuna Fine Arts, NYC. 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 condition with minor surface wear and spalling.

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Greek Attic Oinochoe - Dionysyus and Ariadne

Lot 21: Greek Attic Oinochoe - Dionysyus and Ariadne

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Description: Greece, Athens, ca. 520 - 500 BCE. A very fine pouring vessel decorated in the black-figure technique with added white and purple pigment. The single narrative panel depicts the seated Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility offering a bell krater full of wine to a seated Ariadne, consort of Dionysus and daughter of the Cretan King Minos. An array of wine branches fill the background, with the two characters being framed by a linear design. 8-1/2"H. Provenance: Ex- D. Falliers Collection, Denver, CO, acquired in the 1980s. 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 condition, save minor paint wear, as shown.

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Large Etruscan Bucchero Olla

Lot 22: Large Etruscan Bucchero Olla

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Description: Etruria, Italy, ca. 6th Century BCE. A large pottery jar in the bucchero ware fabric, with ornate "pin-incised" decoration along sides, depicting a floral and linear pattern. Palmettes appear on base. Approximately 11"H. Provenance: Ex-J. Farmer Collection, MD. 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: Base reattached.

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Greek Attic Black Figure Kylix - Owl Eyes

Lot 23: Greek Attic Black Figure Kylix - Owl Eyes

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Description: Greece, Athens, ca. Late 6th-5th Century BCE. Beautifully done in black figure technique, with Bacchic narrative along sides. Wide cup stands on a platform with tall and narrow stem, with two thin handles on either side of cup. Interior of cup is black with single red circle with dancing satyr figure in red paint, with incised detail. Circling around the outside of the kylix is a satyr scene with owl eyes on either side. White paint is added to the owl eyes. 10-1/4"W x 3-1/2"H. 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 about a handful of pieces with some minor repainting.

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Tall Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos - Winged Nike

Lot 24: Tall Greek Attic Black Figure Lekythos - Winged Nike

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Description: Greece, Athens, ca. 5th Century BCE. Depicting a winged Nike facing a robed female figure and decorated with a floral design on shoulder. 7-5/8"H. Provenance: From the New York estate of Katherine Rosin, acquired in the 1960s. All items in this auction are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, CHAPTER 14 -- CONVENTION ON CULTURAL PROPERTY, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small chip on shoulder, otherwise intact.

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South Italic Daunian Wine Krater

Lot 25: South Italic Daunian Wine Krater

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Description: Daunia, Southern Italy, ca. 6th-5th century BCE. An ancient terracotta wine mixing vessel (krater), with an out-turned rim and two handles. The vase is decorated with alternating geometric and floral bands of brown slip. 6-1/2"H (16.5 cm). Provenance: Formerly in a German private 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: Lip repaired, otherwise intact.

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Etruscan Terracotta Beaked Oinochoe

Lot 26: Etruscan Terracotta Beaked Oinochoe

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Description: Etruria, Italy, Ca. 5th Century BCE. Sleek wine-pouring vessel with handle and beaked rim (similar to a trefoil rim, but with only one foil and open back); terracotta slipped in a brown paint with areas of darker and lighter brown, dark "ribbon" patterns under rim and on front of body. 10-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-Private 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: Surface wear as shown, intact.

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Greek Attic Lekythos - Charioteer / Quadriga

Lot 27: Greek Attic Lekythos - Charioteer / Quadriga

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Description: Greece, ca. 5th century BCE. Tall pouring vessel depicting a charioteer driving a quadriga with a tongue design on shoulder. 7-1/8"H. Provenance: Ex-private Nice, France 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 on bottom of spout and chip on base.

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Adorable Greek Attic Youth's Chous, Ex-Sotheby's

Lot 27A: Adorable Greek Attic Youth's Chous, Ex-Sotheby's

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Description: Athens, Greece, 5th century BCE. A delightful, near miniature Greek Red-Figure Chous. Small vessels like this were given to young boys when they were transitioning into early manhood. They were filled with wine and were used in a rite of passage. Decorated in red image over black background (red-figure technique) with a nude athlete running left, looking over his shoulder to the right, an askos on the floor behind him, frieze above. 3"H. 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.

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Etruscan Bucchero Oinochoe, ex-Bonham's

Lot 28: Etruscan Bucchero Oinochoe, ex-Bonham's

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Description: Etruria, ca. Tall, burnished black-ware vessel, on rounded base with loop handle opposite trefoil lip. Circular bands around body. 6-3/8"H. Provenance: Ex-Bonham's, early 1980s. 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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Large Greek Italo-Corinthian Aryballos

Lot 29: Large Greek Italo-Corinthian Aryballos

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Description: Greece, Corinth, Ca. 5th Century BCE. Large terracotta vessel used to hold precious oils at the bath, with gryphon and lion design. Two beasts are surrounded by geometrical designs and flowers, with black sun rays on shoulder and rim of vessel. Designs are painted with black and violet/purple pigment, with incised features. 5"H. Provenance: Ex-J. Farmer Collection, MD. 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 no new pigment or clay.

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Ancient Greek Owl Skyphos

Lot 30: Ancient Greek Owl Skyphos

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Description: Southern Italy, ca. 3rd / 4th Century BCE. Red-figure, twin-handled pottery drinking cup depicting an owl on each side flanked with vines. 2-5/8"H x 5-1/2"W handlespan. Provenance: Ex-private Belgium collection, acquired in the 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: Repaired.

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Greek Apulian Gnathia-Ware Skyphos

Lot 31: Greek Apulian Gnathia-Ware Skyphos

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Description: Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, ca. 340 - 320 BCE. A large ancient black-glazed terracotta skyphos, decorated with geometric and foliate patterns in added red and white. 4-3/4"H (12 cm). Provenance: Formerly in the collection of J. P. Baxter, acquired in the 1880's in Southern Italy. 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 Gnathia-Ware Epichysis, ex- Guttmann

Lot 32: Greek Apulian Gnathia-Ware Epichysis, ex- Guttmann

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Description: Magna Graecia, Southern Italy. Ca. 340 - 320 BCE. An ancient Apulian Greek black glazed Gnathia-ware epichysis, an oil vessel, with a high handle and long spout, painted with decorative bands and grape clusters in added red and white. 7-1/2"H (19 cm). Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Axel Guttmann, Berlin, Germany (1944-2001). 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 ancient ware.

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Greek Campanian Guttos - Naked Grotesque

Lot 33: Greek Campanian Guttos - Naked Grotesque

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Description: Magna Graecia, Campania, ca. 325 BCE. A terracotta askos-type vessel, slipped in black, with raised pedestal, side loop, and long neck with spout. Top of vessel has raised figure of a naked Grotesque writhing with pain, possibly giving birth. Ribbed edge around side of vessel. Stem painted red, with base left unslipped. 6"W x 5-3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-J. Farmer Collection, Maryland. 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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Published Greek Apulian Bell Krater, Ex-Bonham's

Lot 34: Published Greek Apulian Bell Krater, Ex-Bonham's

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Description: Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 4th century BCE. A magnificent red figure bell krater, depicting on side (A) a maenad seated on a pile of rocks, holding a thyrsus and casket, facing a nude statyr, his foot resting on rocks and holding a situla and mirror. Side B depicts two himation-clad youths each holding a staff, palmettes under the handle, laurel beneath the rim, meander along the baseline. 11-1/4"H x 12-1/2"D. Provenance: Ex-Bonham's, NY, November 16, 2011. Published on CNBC, "Antiquities: New Highs for Old Treasures," October 18, 2010; Ex-Private New Jersey Collection, acquired at Ancient Art LTD, UK. 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 about a dozen pieces with minor restoration and paint over breaks only.

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Large Greek Blackware Hydria

Lot 35: Large Greek Blackware Hydria

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Description: Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, ca. 3rd / 4th Century BCE. Tall blackware pottery vessel with elaborate round foot, ovoid body with broad shoulder tapering into high flaring neck and spout with overhanging rim, with twin horizontal cylindrical handles and vertical cylindrical handle. 13"H. Provenance: From the NY estate of James Sibal. 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 extensive remains of encrustations with traces of painted surface.

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Beautiful Greek Campanian Pottery Askos

Lot 35A: Beautiful Greek Campanian Pottery Askos

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Description: Southern Italy, Ca 4th century BCE. Wonderfully decorated pottery vessel used for pouring oils; with lovely deep-black gloss finish, band of laurel leaves surrounds pseudo-lid with raised central spike and flower petals. Wide flaring spout and high-arching handle. 6"L x 4-3/8"H. 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: Handle reattached, else quite excellent.

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Greek South Italic Lebes Gamikos (Wedding Present)

Lot 35B: Greek South Italic Lebes Gamikos (Wedding Present)

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Description: Southern Italy, Ca 4th century BCE. A very sweet and adorable pottery jar associated with weddings. Bulbous body sits on a short foot, high arching handles to each side and domed lid. Vessel painted in a near "Xenon" style indicating it is most likely from the Apulian area of eastern Italy. 4-1/8"H. 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/intact, save small chip at base of one handle.

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Greek Attic Foot Votive

Lot 36: Greek Attic Foot Votive

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Description: Our initial assumption was that this is Etruscan, 300 BCE - and a recent nearly identical example sold at Christies New York for $11,000; However, Dr. Florent Heintz at Sotheby's is convinced this is Greek Attic, Ca 4th century BCE. Either way, a fantastic example! Depicting a right foot to above the ankle, naturalistically modeled, the toenails and knuckles delineated, the pinky toe curling slightly in, on an integral plinth conforming to the shape of the foot10"L (25.4 cm.) Provenance: Ex-private Chicago, IL 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 losses to each side as shown, stable stress crack.

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Etruscan Painted Limestone Portrait of a Young Man

Lot 36B: Etruscan Painted Limestone Portrait of a Young Man

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Description: Northern Italy, Ca 4th to 3rd centuries BCE. An Etruscan painted limestone near life-sized head of a youth, perhaps a priest or son of a wealthy patriarch, the head carved from a very soft limestone then coated with a thin layer of stucco and painted in natural flesh-tones for realism - as was almost all stone portraiture of the time. Hair was clearly delineated with small close cropped curls. This portrait still retains a considerable amount of pink pigment. 9" H (23cm). PROVENANCE: Ex Scottsdale, AZ 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: Losses to back of head as shown and expected wear to entire surface, but still quite showy and exceptional.

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Egyptian Marble Head of Ptolemaic Prince / King

Lot 37: Egyptian Marble Head of Ptolemaic Prince / King

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Description: Egypt, 3rd/2nd Century BCE. With carved facial details and hair grooved to receive diadem. Possibly depicting Ptolemy IV. 2-1/2"H. Similar heads are on exhibit in the Brooklyn Museum. Provenance: Ex-collection of President Marius Suzanne, Judge of the International Tribunal, Alexandria, 1905-1920. 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: Bit of restoration to tip of chin, otherwise intact.

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Published Hellenistic Bronze Frog, ex-Leo Mildenberg

Lot 37A: Published Hellenistic Bronze Frog, ex-Leo Mildenberg

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Description: Ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. Hollow-cast, nicely modeled and very naturalistically rendered. The bronze has an attractive green patina with substantial sections of red of the amphibia's back, giving it a pleasing multicolored effect. 2-1/2"L x 2-1/2"W x just over 1"H (to top of head). Provenance: Ex-Leo Mildenberg Collection, published in Arielle P. Kosloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981), cat. no. 160, p. 178. 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 small areas of wear

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Romano Egyptian Limestone Head

Lot 38: Romano Egyptian Limestone Head

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Description: Egypt, Ca 1st century BCE /CE. Carved limestone pediment with male head in relief, showing distinct Egyptian coiffure, remains of original black and pink pigment still quite evident. 10"W x 10-1/2"H x 5"D (at widest). 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

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Ancient Roman Terrracotta Bust of a Woman

Lot 38A: Ancient Roman Terrracotta Bust of a Woman

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE. A large Ancient Roman Terracotta Bust of a Woman, her bust mounted on a pedestal in the original terracotta, Probably from Asia Minor. The front and back halves were each made in a separate mold before being integrated into the final version. 13". Provenance: Acquired in the early 70's by the present owner from an old French 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 no repair. None of the original polychrome remains, but considerable encrustation, especially on the rear.

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