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 Large Moche Copper Trumpet

Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 500 CE. A magnificent, rare example of a long trumpet, made from a single sheet of copper rolled together to form a massive musical instrument. A long, slowly tapering body broadens at the bell, with the bell the only part that does not have an impressed textile remaining on its surface - this item would have been placed into a grave wrapped in cloth, which has become part of its archaeological surface. Size: 4.25" W x 30.25" H (10.8 cm x 76.8 cm); 17.5" H (44.4 cm) on included custom stand. There were no stringed instruments in South America prior to European contact, but they did have a multitude of wind and percussion instruments. Moche artwork portrays drums, rattles, panpipes, flutes, and trumpets like this one. Most, however, were made from cane, wood, shell, and ceramic - metal trumpets were reserved for particularly elite uses. They were played in large ceremonies, perhaps relating to warfare, in tandem with other instruments. To hear what they might have sounded like, here are some links to recorded tracks made in 2011 recreating Moche instruments: https://mochemusic.wordpress.com/ to an experimental archaeology project to recreate the sounds of the Moche. See a similar example at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They do not have an online catalogue, but you can see their Moche copper trumpet on their official twitter account here: https://twitter.com/mimphx/status/918538044361371650. Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany 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. #144460Read more

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5 400 GBP

Moche Bi-chrome Frog Effigy Spouted Vessel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Late Moche, Moche V, ca. 700 CE. A fabulous mold-made, bichrome terracotta frog effigy spouted vessel of an endearingly expressive form with bulging eyes, a wide slit mouth, and legs poised to leap. A single spout emerges from the top center, flanked by perforated loops for suspension. The surface is hand-painted in a stunning red-on-cream color scheme with two large red ovals bordered in a running meander motif flanking the visage and decorated rear legs - one with concentric circles and the other with nested chevron motifs. The neck features a stylized quadrated circular motif, and the feet and facial features are nicely delineated in relief. A wonderful vessel demonstrating superior command of technique and medium as well as embodying meaningful symbolism - in the Pre-Columbian world, the frog (rana) was associated with rain, the sustenance that it brings about, and fertility. Size: 7" L x 6" W x 6.375" H (17.8 cm x 15.2 cm x 16.2 cm) Provenance: private Probst collection, Monterey, California, USA, acquired in the 1990s from Harmer Rooke Galleries, New York, New York, 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. #145035Read more

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  • 5d 7h
Low estimate
690 GBP

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Superb Roman Glass Jar w/ Applied Blue Rigaree
Roman, late Imperial Period, ca. 4th to 5th century CE. A stunning free-blown transparent glass vessel, of a globular form, created from a pale-sage-hued glass. The vessel is comprised of a stable, concave base with a rough pontil, a spherical body, rounded shoulders, a wide mouth, and a collared rim which became a bit off-set during the forming or cooling process. Five horizontal bands of rigaree encircle the upper body, a zigzag line with triangular areas accentuates the lower body, and a pair of free-form trail handles conjoin shoulder to rim, all in gorgeous emerald-green. The transparent nature of this vessel is exceptionally rare, with the view through the other side being impeded only by the thin rigaree bands embellishing the exterior. Size: 4" W x 3.875" H (10.2 cm x 9.8 cm). A similar, smaller example hammered for $1,800 at Sotheby's Arcade Furniture and Decorative Works of Art and Carpets Auction (March 11, 2005 - Lot 155): http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/arcade-furniture-and-decorative-works-of-art-and-carpets-n01754/lot.155.html Provenance: private East Coast, USA 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 and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #133102 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Large 20th C. Sino Tibetan Bronze Standing White Tara
Central Asia, Sino-Tibetan, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A beautiful cast-brass statue depicting the White Tara (or Sitatara), the Mother of all Buddhas who represents truth, wisdom, and purity. She stands on an integral ovoid plinth, her right hip extended outward, with her left hand held in a protective mudra and her right in a wish-granting mudra. This figure is cast in a style which was quite prevalent 16th century Tibet so as to fully display the inherent beauty of the White Tara. Size: 4.625" W x 12.625" H (11.7 cm x 32.1 cm). Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA 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 and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #141391 Artemis Gallery LIVE
19th C. Mexican Wood Crucifix, Silver Cristo, Historia
Latin America, Mexico, late 19th century CE. Solid silver image of Christ, attached at the palms and feet to the simple wood cross. Also attached to the cross is a silver tab with INRI, silver skull and crossbones, along with oval silver medallion with faint writing of initials. Two ends of the wood cross affixed with silver caps. Cross removable from wooden base. Size: 12"H x 5-2/3". 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. #109712 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Early Egyptian Banded Alabaster Cosmetic Jar
Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, ca. 2500 BCE. One of the classic forms of antiquity, a tall, rounded vessel with a flat base and a wide, round mouth with pronounced rim. It is carved from alabaster that is not quite opaque; however, if you hold this example to the light and you can see the bands of darker color within the stone. This type of vessel was used to hold cosmetics, as the Egyptians are famous for the cosmetics worn by both men and women, like black kohl painted around the eyes. Size: 2.5" W x 3.9" H (6.4 cm x 9.9 cm)Alabaster, which is a form of gypsum or calcite, soft to carve and smooth, was quarried along the length of the Nile, from Giza to just south of Luxor. The Egyptians made this carved form famous throughout the ancient world. A thousand years later, the Greeks made vessels like this one out of pottery and painted them white in imitation of beautiful stone. On this example, as you examine the interior, you can see the grooves left behind from carving and smoothing it into its current form. Provenance: Ex-Hagar Collection, St. Louis, MO 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. #120005 Artemis Gallery LIVE
African Songye Wood / Fiber Figure, Male Kifwebe Mask
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye peoples, ca. early to mid-20th century CE. A figure comprised of wood wrapped with a fiber network, a leather kit with remaining brown hairy coat around the waist, a long raffia collar, feathers dangling from fiber extension behind head, and a painted wood male kifwebe mask (male as it is with an upstanding comb that extends over the head and connects into the nose and incorporates red pigment) at the head, the eyes overshadowed by enormous brows and the mouth puckering outward in a rectangular shape, painted brown, red, and white; the rest of the face is striated in the same hues. Wood block stand. Size: 19.375" H (49.2 cm); 21.25" H (54 cm) on standThe most well-known masks of the Songye culture are Kifwebe masks worn in connection with the Bwadi Bwa Kifwebe secret society. Kifwebe are used to symbolize the connection of local ruling elites with spiritual powers. The elite in the Songye culture are seen as those who know witchcraft and sorcery in the society, and the striated lines of the mask can be read by the right person to decode some of this mystical knowledge. Provenance: Ex-Alan Davis collection, Santa Fe, NM; ex-Brian Nault, Oklahoma City, OK 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. #121400 Artemis Gallery LIVE
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