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Auction Description for ArtemisGallery LIVE: Ancient / Ethnographic End-of-Summer Variety
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Ancient / Ethnographic End-of-Summer Variety

(475 Lots)

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


475 lots with images

August 27, 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 Bronze Striding Amun

Lot 1: Egyptian Bronze Striding Amun

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 700 to 330 BCE. Wonderful bronze sculpture of Amun, striding, on an integral plinth, hands held in formal position at his sides, wearing long false beard of power, kilt nicely detailed with incised diagonal lines. Upon old bone base. 3-15/16" H, not including base. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk Gallery, Chicago, IL. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Missing section of crown and small section of base, else intact and generally quite good.

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Egyptian Steatite Isis and Horus Sculpture

Lot 2: Egyptian Steatite Isis and Horus Sculpture

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 700 to 330 BCE. Carved stone sculpture of Isis suckling Horus, as the child god sits upon her lap. Nice details in her pectoral and long braided hair. 3-7/8" H, not including custom base. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk Gallery, Chicago, IL. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Head of Horus missing, chips to surface

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Egyptian Bronze Kohl Vessel, ex- Barakat

Lot 2A: Egyptian Bronze Kohl Vessel, ex- Barakat

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Description: Egypt, Middle Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, Ca 1803 to 1000 BCE. Fine bronze kohl vessel with flared foot and rim and bulbous midsection, delicately incised floral decoration on shoulder, portion of original bronze applicator still in place. 2-7/8" H. Provenance: Ex Houston, TX collection acquired at Barakat Gallery, Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Egyptian Faience Ushabti - Third Intermediate Period

Lot 3: Egyptian Faience Ushabti - Third Intermediate Period

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Ca 1030 to 715 BCE. Light green glazed ushabti, holding crook and flail, hair in added black pigment. 3" L. Provenance: Ex-A. Carafelli Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Missing toes, else excellent

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Large Steatite Scarab - Seated Isis

Lot 4: Large Steatite Scarab - Seated Isis

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, Ca 1570 to 1030 BCE. Large and well carved steatite scarab. Once glazed, mostly gone, carved on the underside with Isis, shown seated, holding what appears to be a large ostrich plume, fish in front. A large example at 22mm long. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Large Steatite Scarab, Thutmose III

Lot 5: Large Steatite Scarab, Thutmose III

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Description: Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Thutmose III, Ca 1504 to 1450 BCE. Large scarab of carved steatite, probably once glazed, now buff, underside with carved cartouche of Thutmose III. 20mm long. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Generally excellent

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Egyptian Faience Amulet of Shu, 14k Rose Gold Pendant

Lot 6: Egyptian Faience Amulet of Shu, 14k Rose Gold Pendant

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 715 to 330 BCE. Large faience amulet in the form of Shu - holding up the sun. Drilled for suspension in reverse. Amulet set in 14kt rose gold with pendant bale. Hallmarked in Arabic figures. 1-1/2" Tall, not counting bale. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: repair at base of Shu, else excellent

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Egyptian Amulet of Tawaret (Hippo) , 14K Rose Gold Mount

Lot 7: Egyptian Amulet of Tawaret (Hippo) , 14K Rose Gold Mount

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 715 to 330 BCE. Large blue faience amulet of the Egyptian goddess Tawaret - the Hippopotamus - set in a 14kt rose gold earring setting. Amulet is 1-3/4" L, earring with screw post hangs total of 2-1/4" L. Would make lovely pendant. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Amulet repaired, small losses.

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Greco-Egyptian Faience Seal, Bes & Eye of Horus

Lot 8: Greco-Egyptian Faience Seal, Bes & Eye of Horus

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Description: Egypt, under Greek rule, ca 330 to 250 BCE. Very rare faience round amulet/seal. On one side is impressed an Eye of Horus, the other with an image of the Egyptian god Bes - drilled for suspension and used as a protective amulet. 20mm D. Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Pr Egyptian Amulets Set in 14kt Gold

Lot 9: Pr Egyptian Amulets Set in 14kt Gold

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 6715 to 330 BCE. Lovely and wearable amulets set into rose gold earrings. Each amulet represents Nefertum, the youthful son of Ptah and Sekhmet. Amulets measure 1-1/2" L, with another 1/2" added for the earring setting. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Excellent and intact

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Egyptian Faience Necklace

Lot 10: Egyptian Faience Necklace

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Description: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Ca 1030 to 715 BCE. Necklace comprised of multiple faience beads in shades ranging from light blue to green/brown. Four of the beads are a more unusual heavy thick bead, probably among the earliest on the necklace. 18-1/2" L. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulets Set in 14kt Rose Gold Earrings

Lot 11: Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulets Set in 14kt Rose Gold Earrings

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 715 to 330 BCE. Nice pair of earrings comprised of two faience amulets, one of Thoth, the Ibis-headed god, the other of Nefertum, god of fragrance. Each about 1-1/8" H and set into 14kt rose gold cartouches, with rounded post, adding another 3/8" in length. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Egyptian Bronze Atef Feather

Lot 12: Egyptian Bronze Atef Feather

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 700 to 330 BCE. Fine bronze casting of an Atef feather. Bulls horn and uraeus cobra wearing solar disc along base, large ostrich plume with multiple horizontal incised lines. 3-1/2" H, not including base. Provenance: Ex-A. Carafelli Collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull, Ex-Sothebys

Lot 13: Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull, Ex-Sothebys

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Description: Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 662 to 330 BCE. Cast bronze Apis bull on integral plinth, shown wearing solar disc and uraeus. 2-7/8" L by 2-3/4" H, not including custom base. Provenance: Ex-A. Carrafeli collection, old Sotheby label on base. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Greek Apulian Gnathian Skyphos - Vine Pattern

Lot 14: Greek Apulian Gnathian Skyphos - Vine Pattern

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Description: Apulia, near the town of Ignazia, Ca 340 to 325 BCE. Fine and wonderfully thin pottery wine cup (skyphos) with short foot, thin base and twin horizontal handles. Decoration consists of grape vines under a wave pattern on one side, small dot and line pattern on reverse. 3-1/2" H. PROVENANCE: EX- M. Bier collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Greek Apulian Gnathian Pottery Mug

Lot 15: Greek Apulian Gnathian Pottery Mug

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Description: Apulia, Ca 340 to 325 BCE, found near the town of Ignazia (hence term Gnathian). Fine pottery mug decorated in added red, tan and white pigments in geometric patterns, small ringed handle. 4-5/8" H. PROVENANCE: EX- London collection, acquired in 1990's from German dealer All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor chips, else near choice

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Greek Campanian Ribbed Mug

Lot 16: Greek Campanian Ribbed Mug

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Description: Campania, southwestern Italy, Ca 350 BCE. A superb pottery mug on short foot, ribbed exterior, flaring rim and small loop handle. Exquisite surface and patina! 4-1/8" H. PROVENANCE: EX- M. Bier collection, Tucson, AZ All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Very small loses at rim, else choice

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Greek Apulian Xenon Swan Kylix

Lot 17: Greek Apulian Xenon Swan Kylix

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Description: Apulia, Ca 340 to 325 BCE. Beautiful pottery kylix - wine cup - on low foot, shallow bowl, twin up-sloaping handles, decorated in Xenon technique with swan in center laurel leaves surrounding and on exterior. Deep metallic glaze. 8" wide to handles. PROVENANCE: EX- London collection, acquired in 1990's from German dealer All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Minor pocked surface, else choice

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Tall Greek Pottery Skyphos

Lot 18: Tall Greek Pottery Skyphos

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Description: Magna Grecia, Ca 5th to early 4th century BCE. Tall and graceful pottery skyphos, used for drinking wine at symposia. With small flared foot and gently flaring body, twin horizontal handles at rim, deep black glaze save one small reserved band above foot. A very lovely form! 4-3/8" H. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk Gallery, Chicago, IL. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Stable stress crack, else choice

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Greek Terracotta Spindle Jar

Lot 19: Greek Terracotta Spindle Jar

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Description: Magna Grecia, Ca 4th century BCE. Tall thin pottery unguent jar in spindle form. Flared rim and foot, with remains of added black around rim. Classic example! 6-1/2" H. Provenance: Ex-Pearson collection acquired at Arte Primitivo Gallery. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small rim chip, encrusted surface, else quite excellent

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Tall Greek Pottery Spindle Jar

Lot 20: Tall Greek Pottery Spindle Jar

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Description: Magna Graecia, Ca 4th century BCE. Tall thin pottery unguent jar in spindle form. Flared rim and foot, with deep encrusted surface from 2000+ years of burial. Classic example! 8-1/2" H. Provenance: Ex-Pearson collection acquired at Arte Primitivo Gallery. . All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Chips to foot, but intact

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Hellenistic Greek Pottery Storage Jar

Lot 21: Hellenistic Greek Pottery Storage Jar

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Description: Southern Italy, probably Canosa region, Ca 3rd to 2nd century BCE. Nice large pottery jar with long thin neck, twin strap handles, exterior in unusual light yellow, with nice sea encrustations on neck, along base and interior clearly showing great age. 14" H. Provenance: Ex private UK collection. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Silver Greek Istros Coin - Eagle and Dolphin

Lot 22: Silver Greek Istros Coin - Eagle and Dolphin

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Description: MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Diobol - 1.5 grams. Facing male heads, the right inverted Rev: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons. SNG BMC Black Sea; Hunterian pg. 410, 2. Provenance: Ex Colorado All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: VF

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Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm - Demetrius I

Lot 23: Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm - Demetrius I

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Description: Greek Empire, modern day Syria, Ca 162 to 150 BCE. Large silver tetradrachm with bust of Demetrius I on front, Tyche seated on reverse holding cornucopia. 30mm Diameter. 16.7 grams. Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: About VF

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Ancient Greek Silver Drachm - Ariathes V

Lot 24: Ancient Greek Silver Drachm - Ariathes V

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Description: Greek Empire, Ca 163 to 130 BCE. Greek silver drachm, of Ariathes V. Head of Eusebes Philapator on Obverse, Athena holding Nike, spear and shield on reverse. Cappadocia mint. 4.1 grams, 18mm. Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: About VF

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Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Kantharos

Lot 25: Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Kantharos

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Description: Northern Italy, Ca 5th century BCE. Pottery kantharos, or wine cup, in Bucchero blackware, with flared base and twin looping handles, incised design on exterior of cup just above foot. Nice example. 6-1/2" W by 4-7/8" H. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk Gallery, Chicago, IL. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Repairs to one handle else excellent

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Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Skyphos

Lot 26: Etruscan Bucchero Pottery Skyphos

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Description: Northern Italy, Ca 5th century BCE. Pottery skyphos, or wine cup, in Bucchero blackware, borrowing the style directly from the Greeks of the period. With flared base and twin horizontal handles just below the rim wheel cut lines on exterior for decoration. Nice, graceful example. 5-1/2" W to handles by 3-5/8" H. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk G

Condition Report: Near choice

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Eastern Mediterranean Greyware Oil Lamp

Lot 27: Eastern Mediterranean Greyware Oil Lamp

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Description: Late Hellenistic / Early Roman, ca. end 2nd / early 1st century BCE. Grey clay, mold-made; bi-conical body with offset, round base. Slightly concave discus with five perforations, fillet around filling hole. Profiled strap handle. Long nozzle with triangular tip and large, oval hole for the wick. A thyrsos and blossoms on the shoulder. 5-1/2"L x 2-3/4"W x 2-1/2"H. Cf. D.K. Tezgor - T. Sezer, Catalogue des Lampes en terre cuitedue musee archeologique d/Istambul, Cat. Istanbul (Paris 1995) no. 290. Provenance: Ex-private German Collection. Old inventory label with '44' on base. Copy of Art Loss Certificate will be provided to winning bidder. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact/excellent, traces of use.

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Ancient Roman Jasper Ring Intaglio

Lot 28: Ancient Roman Jasper Ring Intaglio

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Description: Roman Empire, Ca 2nd to 3rd centuries CE. Hexagonal intaglio (or seal) carved into deep red jasper. Image of Isis/Fortuna is shown standing, with clay impression included. 11mm long. Would make a killer ring stone! Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Roman Oil lamp - Leaping Calf

Lot 29: Roman Oil lamp - Leaping Calf

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st century CE. Brown-slipped pottery lamp with round body, base set off by a groove from the base. Rounded snout with volute, shoulder sloping towards the outside. Two grooves encircle the concave disc in center decorated with a leaping calf. Filling hole in center. Type Loeschcke IV. 3-7/8"L x 2-3/4"W x 3/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private Swiss Collection before 1974; acquired before 1970 from a private Tunisian collection. Copy of Art Loss Certificate will be provided to winning bidder. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small hole in base, otherwise intact.

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Roman Togatus Figure - River Patina

Lot 30: Roman Togatus Figure - River Patina

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Description: Rome, ca. 1st century BCE/CE, purportedly found in the UK. An incredible cast bronze figure of a man in a toga, depicted walking forward with arms open and wreath around head. A twisted gold choker is located around neck. A superb red/brown patina has formed on piece, indicative of a river find. 2-3/8"H.  Custom stand. Provenance: Ex-Pavnik Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Loss of left foot and right hand, else choice.

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Romano-Egyptian Marble Mortar

Lot 31: Romano-Egyptian Marble Mortar

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Description: Egypt, Roman Period, Ca 1st century BCE/CE. Carved marble mortar in a form that has changed little in the last 2000 years. Four lugs at rim, one acting as spout, nicely banded stone showing wonderful deep patina. 4" H by 7" across. Provenance: Ex-H. Berk Gallery, Chicago, IL. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: A bit of roughness to surface, but intact and quite excellent!

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Lg.  Roman Funnel Topped Glass Jar

Lot 31A: Lg. Roman Funnel Topped Glass Jar

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Description: Roman Empire, eastern colonies, Ca 3rd century CE. A large, beautiful and choice glass jar. Made of hand blown light green glass, with bulbous base, long neck and funnel-shaped rim. Has developed areas of silvery iridescence. A large vessel measuring 7" H x 3-1/4" D. Intact and absolutely choice! PROVENANCE: EX- Brusseau collection with old collection label on base. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Beautiful Roman Green Glass Jar

Lot 31B: Beautiful Roman Green Glass Jar

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Description: Roman Empire, Ca 2nd to 4th centuries CE. A beautiful glass jar from the eastern part of the empire! Green glass now with lovely silvery iridescence, with sack-shaped body, rounded base, thin neck and tiered rim. 4-3/4" H by 2-1/4" D. Intact and choice - still filled with ancient sediments PROVENANCE: EX- Brusseau collection with old collection label on base. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Pair of Roman bronze Arm Bands

Lot 32: Pair of Roman bronze Arm Bands

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Description: Roman Empire, northern empire, Ca 2nd to 3rd centuries. We would normally call these bracelets, but these are MANLY huge armbands, meant to go around the large bicep of a fighting man. Solid cast bronze, one in slightly flattened form, other rounded. Each measures about 3-3/4" inner diameter. Nice heavy lot! Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Choice with nice patina!

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Ancient Roman Bone Hairpin

Lot 33: Ancient Roman Bone Hairpin

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Description: Roman Empire, Ca 2nd century CE. Lovely hairpin, carved on the top with an image of a female goddess, probably Fortuna or Minerva, wearing draped chiton, hands to her sides. Reportedly found in Britain. 6" L, not counting custom stand. Provenance: Ex-M. Jones collection, UK. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Another Pair of Roman Bronze Arm Bands

Lot 35: Another Pair of Roman Bronze Arm Bands

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Description: Roman Empire, northern empire, Ca 2nd to 3rd centuries. We would normally call these bracelets, but these are MANLY huge armbands, meant to go around the large bicep of a fighting man. Solid cast bronze, one in slightly flattened form, other rounded. Each measures about 4-1/4" inner diameter for largest. Nice heavy lot! Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Collection acquired in the 1950's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Choice with nice patina!

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Lot of 3 Ancient Coptic Bone Objects

Lot 36: Lot of 3 Ancient Coptic Bone Objects

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Description: Egypt, 5th to 7th century CE. Interesting group of three carved bone items. First, two flat pendants, one in added light red pigment, carved with series of lines and suspension holes. 2" L. Next is flat and left reserved, broken at suspension holes. 1-3/4" L. Final is tapered, possibly used as a hair or clothing pin, zoomorphic shape with "eyes" and unusual holes at the end. 2-7/8" L. Provenance: Ex-m. Raisch collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Broken as shown

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Lot of  9 Ancient Bone Spindles

Lot 37: Lot of 9 Ancient Bone Spindles

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Description: Roman to Coptic Egypt, Ca 300 to 500 CE. Nice assortment of nine circular bone and ivory spindles - most likely used in the weaving process as spindle whorls. Sizes range between 3/4" and 1-1/4" in diameter. Provenance: Ex-m. Raisch collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Mostly excellent to choice

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Indus Valley Pottery Cup - Large!

Lot 38: Indus Valley Pottery Cup - Large!

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Description: Indus Valley, Pakistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Large thinly potted cup, with small foot, decorated with gray geometric patterns. Nice large example! 4-1/2" D. Provenance: Ex-R. Pearson collection, ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago.. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Small chip, else intact and excellent

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Large/Near-Choice Indus Valley Jar

Lot 39: Large/Near-Choice Indus Valley Jar

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Description: Pakistan/Baluchistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Another superb vessel from this ancient civilization! Large and very thin-walled pottery jar on short foot, tapered from bottom to top, decorated with added vertical stripes and waves. 3-5/8" H. Provenance: Ex-Smith collection acquired in the 1980's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Stable stress crack, else near choice

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Massive Indus Valley Bi-Chrome Jar

Lot 39A: Massive Indus Valley Bi-Chrome Jar

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Description: Indus Valley, Pakistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Beautiful thinly potted vessel decorated with dark brown and red geometric patterns. Huge example measures 6-1/4"D x 4-3/8"H. Provenance: Ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Rim chips and chip to base, otherwise intact.

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Rare Indus Valley Pottery Pyxis

Lot 40: Rare Indus Valley Pottery Pyxis

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Description: Indus Valley, Pakistan, Ca 3000 BCE. A very fine and unusual decoration - and absolutely original to the piece! Pottery pyxis of rounded form, small round opening with short rim, decorated on top with geometric designs, sides with trees, birds and leaves. 4-3/8" D. Provenance: D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: A few spalls and chips, but intact!

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Lovely Indus Valley Decorated Jar

Lot 41: Lovely Indus Valley Decorated Jar

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Description: Indus Valley, Pakistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Beautiful thinly potted jar, with small foot, decorated with gray geometric patterns. Nice large example! 3-1/4" D. Provenance: Ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Lot of 4 Indus Valley Pottery Bowls

Lot 43: Lot of 4 Indus Valley Pottery Bowls

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Description: Indus Valley, Pakistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Nice group of 4 pottery bowls. Each decorated in deep brown over buff in geometric patterns. 5" D for largest. Provenance: Ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: One large chip, one repaired, encrusted surfaces, else good to excellent

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Lot of 2 Indus Valley Decorated Bowls

Lot 44: Lot of 2 Indus Valley Decorated Bowls

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Description: Near East, Pakistan / Baluchistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Two Large, deep pottery bowls. Each on short foot, decorated on the interior with geometric pattern in black, one also decorated on exterior. Lovely examples! 7-3/4" D for largest. Provenance: Ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: One with small rim repair, else intact

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Indus Valley Decorated Redware Bowl

Lot 45: Indus Valley Decorated Redware Bowl

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Description: Pakistan / Baluchistan, Ca 3000 BCE. Large and rare deep pottery bowl. Redware, an earlier variety of vessel from this region, on short foot, decorated on the interior with geometric pattern in black. Lovely example! 4-7/8" D. Provenance: Ex D. Smith collection acquired about 20 years ago. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, 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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Early Holyland Oil Lamp, Type Kennedy 26

Lot 46: Early Holyland Oil Lamp, Type Kennedy 26

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Description: Levant, Holy Land, ca. 3rd to 1st century BCE. Wheel-thrown terracotta lamp with bowl-shaped body, pressed together at the front to form the nozzle. Flat bottom with a raised circle of clay in the middle. A straight strap handle runs from the circle to the rim. 3-5/8"L x 3-5/8"W x 1-3/8"H. Cf. T. Oziol - Salamine de Chypre VII (Paris 1977) 290, pl. 48, 887-890; C.A. Kennedy - The Development of the Lamp in Palestine, Berytus 14, 1961-63 (Beirut 1961) 112, pl. 24, 799. Provenance: Ex-private German Collection. Old inventory label with '44' on base. Copy of Art Loss Certificate will be provided to winning bidder. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Intact, traces of use.

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Rare Islamic Blue Glazed Pendant

Lot 47: Rare Islamic Blue Glazed Pendant

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Description: Iran, 1200 CE. Very rare glazed pottery pendant. Circular design impressed in abstract design, bale at top and small appendage at bottom. Has developed a stunning iridescent finish. 2-1/4" L. Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: Near choice

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Islamic Silver / Carnelian Ring, Kufic Script

Lot 48: Islamic Silver / Carnelian Ring, Kufic Script

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Description: Afghanistan, Ca 1000 CE. A very rare and attractive silver ring set with inscribed carnelian intaglio. Intaglio has single line of Kufic script. A lovely example! Interior 3/4" Diameter, 1 inch total height. Provenance: Ex H. Johnson collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

Condition Report: weakness to silver just below intaglio, but generally excellent

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