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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Gnathian Pottery Trefoil Oinochoe

Magna Graecia, southern Italy, near present day Ignazia, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. Attractive blackware pottery pitcher with trefoil spout decorated in the Gnathian technique with fugitive red, white, and yellow pigments - depicting an attractive grapevine pattern along with ovolo and red and white striated and wavy bands. Size: 3.625" in diameter x 6.625" H (9.2 cm x 16.8 cm)Gnathia ware is named for the site where it was first discovered - the Apulian site of Egnathia. The black glaze ware is traditionally decorated with floral motifs in red, white, or yellow hues. Scholars believe that its production most likely was centered around Taras, with primary workshops in Egnathia and Canosa. The quantity and quality of Greek colonial Apulian potters increased significantly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports dramatically decreased. Apulian artistry demonstrates influences of Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, as well as Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a palpable native Italian aesthetic. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection, ex-private Houston, Texas collection acquired at local auction or art gallery between 1982 and 1999 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. #133124Read more

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  • 1d 14h
Low estimate
430 GBP

Roman Glass Double Unguentarium w/ Handle

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A spectacular Roman green glass double unguentarium, sometimes called a balsamarium, with a high arched handle and four rippling ribbon-like trails adorning the sides of the unguents making for a most wonderful effect. The conjoined tubes have a continuous band of green rigaree winding around their contours starting at the top of rim and ending about an inch above the base. Wealthy women in ancient Roman times would employ these pieces to contain their precious unguents or oils. Another use was as a double kohl vessel containing the two colors of eye makeup. This vessel appears to contain remains of such contents. Vessels like this have also been found in tombs and were used to contain scented oils or precious cosmetics for the deceased to carry into the next world. Size: 6-1/4" H. Size: 7.875" H (20 cm); 8.5" H (21.6 cm) on included custom stand.See Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (2001), p. 192, 742 ff for a similar piece. Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex European collection H.S., acquired 1971-1998 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. #130847Read more

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  • 1d 14h
Low estimate
3 600 GBP

Greek Apulian Red-Figure Oinochoe w/ Lady of Fashion

Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Apulia, ca. 340 to 325 BCE. A beautiful and elegant red-figure oinochoe standing atop a small foot with delicately-applied white detailing. A grand portrait of a lady of fashion graces the front of the body, surrounded with tendril-form vines, with a broad palmette on the verso. The apple-shaped body rolls gently upwards to a planar shoulder displaying a repeating undulating motif, and an applied trifurcated strap handle arches upwards parallel to a conical neck adorned with white vertical striations, terminating at a constricted trefoil pouring spout. A beautiful example replete with a timeless form and expert attention to detail! Size: 3.875" W x 9.5" H (9.8 cm x 24.1 cm).The preference for Attic vases led to the development of South Italian workshops, strongly influenced by Attic style, but produced for local markets. "South Italic" is a term for Greek pottery manufactured during the 4th century BCE. Five regions produced South Italian wares - Apulia, Lucania, Paestum, Campania, and Sicily. Centers also developed in Teano (Campania), Canosa (Apulia), and Gnathia (Apulia), but these potteries moved away from classical red-figure and more towards less figurative work of the later Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Periods. Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA; ex-Haig Galleries, Rochester, Michigan, USA 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. #132930Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 14h
Low estimate
850 GBP

Greek Apulian Epychisis with Lady of Fashion

Greek colonies, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 325 BCE. A classic South Italic example of an epychisis, a vessel for holding ointments and perfumes, with an incredible silvery patina. The vessel has a beautiful avian-form spout with eye-like attachments at the sides and a long, open, deeply-grooved, beak-like mouth. The tall strap handle rises from the back of the spout, then curves at an acute angle down to meet the shoulder. The body is round, almost reel-shaped, with a projecting rim underneath the shoulder and at the foot. Red-figure decoration is on the shoulder, rim, and lower body, including a "lady of fashion" on the shoulder directly below the spout. Greek key symbols are around the lower body, while swirling flourishes surround the woman's face. Size: 4.75" W x 7.75" H (12.1 cm x 19.7 cm)The lady of fashion is a common motif in Apulian artwork. Here she is shown as a woman's head facing right, wearing a sakkos, a type of hair covering, earrings, and a beaded or pearl necklace. This motif is thought to represent a young woman on her wedding day, and they are found painted onto pottery that was made to be placed in the tombs of women.A similar example (with a different style of spout) sold for GBP 1750 ($2500 USD) in 2014: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-apulian-red-figured-epychisis-circa-4th-century-5826680-details.aspx Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA; ex-Clive Sawyer Antiquities and Ancient Coins, Kent, United Kingdom 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. #132916Read more

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  • 1d 14h
Low estimate
1 400 GBP

Egyptian Alexandrian Pottery Double Kohl Container

Egypt, Alexandria, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A mold-made terracotta double flask unguentarium, decorated with a nude Harpocrates. He wears the sidelock and double crown and sits on a laurel wreath, with legs crossed at the ankles, his index finger pointing to his mouth. He holds a cornucopia, and the bottom of the flask is decorated with foliage. A suspension knob is placed on the back. Comes with custom stand. Size: 2.45" W x 3.4" H (6.2 cm x 8.6 cm)During the Ptolemaic period, Isis-Hathor, Serapis, and Harpocrates formed the Triad of Alexandria, and in 2011 the Egyptian office of archaeology announced that they had found the ruins of a Ptolemaic temple containing many similar figures. The British Museum exhibit on Naukratis shows the remains of terracotta molds for making models just like this one; they were made from a dark red-brown Nile silt in vast workshops. These figures were made for locals, but reflected the influence of Greek naturalistic styles in their depictions of the deities. They were bought by individuals and are found overwhelmingly in domestic contexts. Harpocrates was the god of silence, secrets, and confidentiality. The person who owned this cosmetics case would have been using something with a symbol of a god they may have identified with or whose help they may have sought; it may also have reflected civic pride in the gods of Alexandria. Provenance: Ex-Paris, France 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. We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #120886Read more

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  • 1d 14h
Low estimate
850 GBP

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An Islamic Blue Glazed Bowl, possibly Kashan
Iran, Ca 12th to 14th century, possibly Kashan region. Beautiful blue-green ceramic bowl on short foot, impressed in the center with floral patterns. Areas of silvery iridescence! 4-7/8" D. 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. Artemis Gallery LIVE
Lovely Pair of Luristan Bronze Bracelets
**Originally Listed at $200** Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. Two bracelets made from thick cylinders of bronze cast into circles with about a quarter of their length overlapping. The patina here has a blue tinge to it, indicating a high level of tin in the alloy. The region of Luristan, which encompasses the rugged Zagros Mountain chain, is famous for its bronze work that was above and beyond the skill level of contemporary groups. Both bracelet is wearable for a small to medium wrist. Size of largest: 3.25" W (8.3 cm) Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty 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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #121616 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Late Olmec / Early Maya Green Jade Figural Pendant
Pre-Columbian, Mexico or Guatemala, Late Olmec to early Mayan, ca. 400 BCE to 1 CE. An impressive figural pendant, finely carved from apple green jade with nice translucency, depicting a Mayan ruler or lord, proudly standing with openwork arms folded across the chest, hands with palms pressed together, and skillfully string-cut facial features upon an expressive visage including wide open coffee-bean shaped eyes, a straight noble nose, and full Olmecoid lips and cheeks, perforated from upper to lower ends for suspension or attachment to clothing. An exquisite apple-green jade figural pendant boasting nice translucency with russet inclusions that add to its aesthetic as well as highly symbolic iconography. Size: 1.625" W x 2.125" H (4.1 cm x 5.4 cm)Just as green jade was reserved for elite Chinese emperors, in Mesoamerica, precious articles made from jade were reserved for royalty. Illustrating this, the Aztec leader Moctezuma gave the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés four jade beads as tribute, noting that each bead was worth two loads of gold. The Spanish conquistadores, however, only longed for gold, dismissing jade treasures as nothing more than lackluster green rocks. Moctezuma was amused by this foolish preference of the Spaniards. Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970. 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. #118694 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Indus Valley Greyware Pottery Vessel
Indus Valley, Mehrgarh culture, ca. 3rd millennium BCE. A small ceramic greyware vessel with convex walls on a narrow foot, painted with a register of brown tiny ibex framed by linear and cross hatch motifs above and below. Size: 2-5/8"H x 2-3/4" at widest point. Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection; ex-private New Jersey collection assembled over the past 35 years. 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. #109501 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Framed Group of Six Pre-Columbian Terracotta Heads
**Previously listed at 100**Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Teotihuacan, ca. 200 to 800 CE. A wonderful ensemble of six distinct, miniature ceramic heads created by the indigenous of Teotihuacan. Each visage was brought to life via finely delineated facial features, underlying bone structure, stylized headdresses, ear ornaments, and more by the ancient artisans! Size: shadow box measures 10-1/2" x 9" x 3-1/2" (26.7 x 22.9 x 8.9 cm); smallest head measures 1-1/4" x 3/4" (3.2 x 1.9 cm); largest measures 1-7/8" x 1-1/2" (4.8 x 3.8 cm). Provenance: Ex-private Hooper collection, CA, acquired via family descent 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. #110596 Artemis Gallery LIVE

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