Artemis Gallery LIVE

Artemis Gallery Live specialises in antiques, ancient and ethnographic art and they only sell authentic examples. All artefacts offered for sale are guaranteed ancient and authentic, and have been legally acquired and are legal to sell. The offer easy registration and accurate auction descriptions with professional photos for their online auctions.

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Rare Ancient British Celtic Stone Face

Northern Europe, Britain, Celtic period (Iron Age), ca. 500 to 1 BCE. A round, grey river cobble carved with a simple anthropomorphic face of classic Iron Age Celtic style. Long, deep grooves form lentoid eyes, a straight nose, high cheekbones, and an open mouth. The stylized face has an expression scholars of Celtic art describe as "blank" or "open". Comes with custom stand. Size: 3.35" W x 3.7" H (8.5 cm x 9.4 cm); height on stand: 4.8" (12.2 cm).Celtic art from this period is often composed of simple lines and curves rich in hidden meaning that we puzzle over today. The Celtic world covered a huge geographic area in western and northern Europe, but had a unified artistic style. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe has written about how these disparate communities used travel by ship to cover vast distances and how sharing iconography like this face created a common cultural background. It is very interesting to realize that Celtic art of this style coexisted in Europe at the same time as Classical Greece's increasingly realistic sculpture and painting. Provenance: Ex-Jones collection, York, England 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. We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #119935Read more

  • USANew York, USA
  • 3d 16h
Low estimate
320 GBP

Greek Xenon Ware Kylix w/ Dog

Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 325 BCE. This is a beautiful kylix, a drinking cup, with two raised handles extending from near the rim and a pronounced foot. The black background has attained some iridescence from the firing process. A laurel leaf motif wraps the interior and exterior rims; in the center of the interior is a charmingly posed dog. All are in a pale orange/pink tone. This style of overpainting on blackware is known as Xenon ware, a uniquely Apulian version of an Attic style. Size: 7.55" L x 5.45" W x 1.95" H (19.2 cm x 13.8 cm x 5 cm)The dog has pointed ears, a long tail, and a body built for speed - this is the famous Laconian hound, the swift, Spartan dog known to be native to ancient Greece, used for hunting, guarding the home and livestock, and of course canine companionship. Xenophon, born around 430 BCE, describes the Laconian hound in his work about hunting with dogs, the Cynegeticus: it should be large, with a small head, straight nose, upright ears, a long and supple neck. The eyes should be black and sparkling, and it should be tan and black or black and tan. He wrote that, when hunting, they should, "give chase vigorously without relaxing, with much clamor and baying, all coming out together after the hare on every side. Let them pursue fast and brilliantly, borne along after her in a pack, giving tongue properly again and again". You can easily imagine the prancing dog depicted here about to spring after some small prey. Provenance: Ex- Collection of James Farmer, Maryland, collected from major galleries and auction houses between 1995 and 2005 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. We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #120304Read more

  • USANew York, USA
  • 16d 16h
Low estimate
640 GBP

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18th C. Indonesia Wood Kris Handle - Fevered Javanese
Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Palembang area, ca. 18th to 19th century. A very fine and rare wooden kris (keris) handle. Medium brown hard wood carved in an abstract form representing representing a Fevered Javanese seated in the classic seated position with the right arm placed behind the shoulder to hold the shawl intended to keep his body from becoming cold and feverish. At the same time, the large bird's head that appears to be difficult to hold up may belong to Vishnu's famous eagle Garuda with his long beak extending as part of the grip. The handle displays extensive deep Cirebon (Cloud shape) decoration throughout with liberal original red pigment. Superb example! Custom stand. For a similar example, see Vanna Ghiringhelli, Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art. 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2011, pp. 114-115. Size: 2.5" W x 3.5" H (6.4 cm x 8.9 cm) Provenance: Ex- private collection of Ami Brown. Mr. Brown was the owner of the Coca Cola franchise in Israel and amassed a huge and very fine collection of Indonesian Kris's as well as other ethnographic and tribal arts. His collection numbered more than 3000 pieces with many on display during his life in the Ein Harod Museum of Art. 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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113326 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Lot of 2 1950's Navajo Silver / Turquoise Rings
Native American, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, ca. 1950 CE. Two beautiful sterling and turquoise rings! First is triple split band set with center oblong stone and 9 rounded stones around it. Next is split band with floral table set with rounded stone. Size: Each is between size 6 and 6-1/4; 1-1/4"L for largest. Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, Santa Monica, ca. 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. #109869 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Byzantine Glazed Bowl - Incised Leaf Decoration
Byzantine Empire, ca. 12th century CE. Glazed terracotta bowl for domestic use; it has a decorated interior with a design that looks like a spade from a deck of cards (but which is almost certainly meant to be a leaf -- the spade as a symbol in cards was not in use until 1460s Germany). Byzantine pottery workshops that created glazed ware for domestic use based their designs on vessels made of silver or other precious metals. They used the technique called sgraffito, with the design incised through a white slip coating to reveal the red clay body beneath. These bowls were made and exported throughout the Empire. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has as part of its collection a very similar piece that was found in the Aegean. In the past few decades, there have been a tremendous amount of Byzantine shipwrecks discovered; for example, there is currently a major project excavating 37 individual wrecks from a site called Yenikapi, which was a port in Constantinople, that is being excavated as part of the construction of a new high speed rail tunnel under the Bosporus -- the largest collection of ships ever uncovered from a single site. Size: 7.8" W x 2.85" H (19.8 cm x 7.2 cm) Provenance: Ex- Private New Jersey collection acquired before 1990 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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #112926 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Greek Blackware Guttos w / Siren
Greek, Southern Italy, ca. 340 BCE. A mold made black glazed pottery vessel with distinctive shape - a round handle and a long thin spout at a ninety degree angle to it. Stamped in the middle is a winged female figure, possibly giving birth. The black glaze has attained a near iridescence from the firing process, which is known from Attic pottery. This type of vessel would have been used for holding some precious liquid, with the long neck used to prevent evaporation. Size: 4.3" L x 4.25" W x 3.25" H (10.9 cm x 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm) Provenance: Ex - Prominent LA County collector who acquired these prior to 2000 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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116398 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Roman Pottery Oil Lamp w/ Palm Branches
Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A small mold-made oil lamp with a stamped design of twin palm branches around a central discus. A small loop handle and a short spout give it its shape. The base has a signature stamped into it but it is sadly unreadable. The palm branch design was a symbol of victory, peace, and eternal life. Size: 4.45" L x 3" W x 1.4" H (11.3 cm x 7.6 cm x 3.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Ventura County, CA 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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #119316 Artemis Gallery LIVE
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