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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Greek Boeotian Blackware Kantharos - Ivy Decoration

Ancient Greece, Boeotia, ca. 450 to 425 BCE. A large drinking vessel with high attenuated twin handles and a high stemmed foot, slipped in black with white painted and incised ivy vine motif across the upper body and vegetal motifs comprised of backwards S forms nested with dots encircling the lower body. Lovely hints of iridescence throughout. Size: 8" W x 10.25" H (20.3 cm x 26 cm)The Etruscans in Italy produced bucchero kantharoi in the late 7th or early 6th century BCE and the shape was later adopted by Boeotian potters. The kantharos is a cup used to hold wine, possibly for drinking or for ritual use or offerings. The kantharos was also an attribute of Dionysus, the god of wine. He is often depicted holding this type of vessel. Satyrs, bestial goat-men associated with Dionysus, and Maenads, women who joined in the revelry of Dionysian festivals, were also commonly portrayed on painted pottery holding a kantharos. A similar kantharos (MNC 670) bearing a dedication in the Boeotian alphabet, from Thespiae, is in the collection of the Louvre Museum. Provenance: Ex-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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #121065Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 17d 7h
Low estimate
2 000 GBP

Huge Anatolian Bichrome Pottery Storage Jar

Ancient Near East, Western Anatolia, Chalcolithic period, ca. late 6th to 5th millennium BCE. A giant terracotta jar with four vertical loop handles evenly-spaced around the center of the body, a wide, rounded body, and a large, flared neck with rolled rim. Hand-painted dark red decorations form a dense pattern of cross-hatches, diamonds, triangles, and what look like pine branches or palmate motifs all over the body. The interior of the rim has repeated motifs of the same palmate style. This massive jar may have been used for food storage, but more likely served as an urn. Burial practices from the Chalcolithic are varied, but we know of cremation burials in urns from archaeological sites in this region. Often cremated remains were placed in urns with gifts and offerings. Size: 18.5" W x 19.75" H (47 cm x 50.2 cm)This style of pottery - a pale/cream-colored slip with red or dark paint in stylized, often geometric patterns, represents an artistic leap forward in decorated pottery. Lively, painted patterns were introduced in the Chalcolithic, and are often associated with the archaeological site of Hacilar, in modern day southwestern Turkey. Hacilar was a walled village occupied in different stages (rather than continuously) from ca. 7000 BCE until being abandoned sometime a few thousand years later. It survived as a mound that was shown by a local teacher to the British archaeologist James Mellaart, who excavated it alongside its more famous neighbor, Catalhoyuk, in the mid-20th century. Walls and floors in the small dwelling units within the village were plastered and painted with geometric patterns of red on cream similar to those found on their terracotta. Pottery was made in a workshop area dedicated to ceramic manufacturing, suggesting a specialized industry. 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #121251Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 17d 7h
Low estimate
3 200 GBP

Large Urartu Bronze Cauldron with Feline Feet

Ancient Near East/Central Asia, modern day Iran/Armenia, Urartu culture, ca. 8th to 6th century BCE. A large, round cast bronze cauldron with three feet of feline form - each with four fierce, muscular toes and protruding claws. The feet were cast separately from the body of the cauldron. They are part of long, strap-like bars that have been applied to the sides of the cauldron. The exterior of the cauldron has a dark green patina, while the interior has a bright turquoise patina with areas of blue azurite patina around the inside of the rim. Size: 15.5" W x 10.4" H (39.4 cm x 26.4 cm)Urartu is famous for its bronze cauldrons and their decorations, which were cast separately and added to the relatively simple cauldron forms. These decorations included things like the feet here, bull heads, winged deities, and other symbols of animals, gods, and royalty. Urartian cauldron ornaments seem to have been wonderfully popular in the ancient world, and they have been found in Rhodes, Athens, and Etruria. The Etruscans in particular seem to have emulated this style and created their own decorated bronze cauldrons. These decorated cauldrons were made to be used in ceremonies and religious rituals and were buried in royal tombs. Provenance: ex-private New York 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. #121330Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 17d 7h
Low estimate
2 400 GBP

Early 20th C. South Pacific Tapa Bark Cloth

South Pacific Islands, ca. early 20th century CE. This is a beautifully designed, fairly unique piece of art - a tapa bark cloth, made from trees endemic to the Oceanic islands - initially, the dye-fig followed by the paper mulberry tree, which was introduced to the South Pacific from Southeast Asia at an unknown point in the past. The painted decorations are in two tones, and the swirling, geometric designs will instantly remind you of being on a warm beach in the tropics. Tapa is a particular kind of bark cloth that is made in the South Pacific Islands, mainly Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji, but also as far afield as Hawaii and New Zealand. Tapa was introduced to the western world by Captain Cook's expedition, who collected it and brought it to Europe. The cloth is of great social importance and is often given as a gift, but it once (before synthetic fabrics replaced it) was used as everyday wear; today it is worn only at special occasions such as weddings. Size: 30" W x 26" H (76.2 cm x 66 cm) Provenance: Ex-private Batek family collection acquired in Peru in the early 1960's, then handed down through 3 generations. 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. #113765Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 17d 7h
Low estimate
800 GBP

Important Nayarit Chinesco Polychrome Figure

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Chinesco, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A polychrome standing figure akin to Von Winning's Lagunillas Type C, its abstract visage comprised of lashed, round eyes with wavy double lines extending to the hairline, feather motifs framing the mouth, and a protruding nose, all on a broad heart-shaped head. She dons a black, cross-hatch patterned loincloth, a single shouldered garment, armbands, noseplug, and beaded necklace, yet her feet are bare, revealing adorable toes. Custom stand. Size: 1.625" W x 4.5" H (4.1 cm x 11.4 cm)In 1974, Hasso von Winning published an exhaustive classification of Western Mexico shaft tomb artifacts (including, for example, the Chinesco A through D types), a classification that is still in use today. This example is similar to the first published Chinesco figure, attributed to Jalisco, Nayarit (Lumholtz, 1902, vol. 2: 294). For other red, white, and black slipped figures of this type, see Hasso Von Winning (1974) "The Shaft Tomb Figures of West Mexico." Southwest Museum Papers, no. 24. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, figures 315 and 317. Provenance: Ex-Dr. G. Hermann collection, Denver, CO, USA acquired before 1980 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. #118965Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 17d 7h
Low estimate
640 GBP

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Custom Necklace - Moche / Mother of Pearl Shells
Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 700 CE. A collection of three pearlescent shells, each mirroring the other's design shape; these are placed into square silver fittings and strung from a braided brown leather cord. These pieces of shell were probably originally carved to be deployed as jewelry or clothing appliques, so they are continuing in their intended function! Size with clasp hooked: 10.75" L (27.3 cm) Provenance: Wearable, one-of-a-kind custom-designed ancient art jewelry from Muzeion Gallery, Dallas, TX 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. #117095 Artemis Gallery LIVE
20th C. African Bamun Ceremonial Knife and Scabbard
Back at auction due to fraudulent bidder from 6/2/2016 sale… West Africa, Cameroon, ca. early 20th century CE. This is a prestige knife, complete with a thick hide scabbard. It has a wide, tapering steel blade that is surmounted by a carved wooden pommel handle. The Bamun peoples are descendants of the Kingdom of Bamun, a pre-colonial Bantu-speaking state, and are known for their large ceremonial knives, which relate to signifying an individual's role within their complex secret-society based culture. Size: 23.75" L x 6" W (60.3 cm x 15.2 cm) Provenance: Ex-Dan Collier NYC Foreign Services specialist. 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. #114016 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Very Rare Roman Bronze Ink Well
Rome, ca. 50 BCE to 300 CE. This is a beautiful bronze inkwell, constructed of several pieces, with a delicate scrollwork incised and cast decoration on either end and a rectangular space for ink in the center. Roman upper and middle class children were educated in reading and writing (as well as arithmetic and history), and literacy rates in ancient Rome were high relative to many other places and times. Important documents, such as legal contracts, were written with pen and ink on papyrus. Atramentum librarium is the Roman Latin word for writing ink. An inkwell like this would have had a lid to keep dust and other foreign elements out of the ink! Size: 2.45" L x 2.4" W x 1.6" H (6.2 cm x 6.1 cm x 4.1 cm) Provenance: Ex - private New Jersey collection formed between 1960 and 1985 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. #112509 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Nayarit Polychrome Male Warrior Holding Puppy
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A Nayarit polychrome pottery figure depicting a fierce warrior paradoxically holding a puppy in one hand and an intimidating club in the other - perhaps capturing the gentler side of this combatant slugger, perhaps presenting the pup he is about to sacrifice. He wears a characteristically pointed, conical headdress decorated with white dots, elaborate shell-shaped ear ornaments, a black and white painted beaded necklace, a v-neck white, short-sleaved shirt or tunic, short red trousers (or perhaps no trousers at all) with penis prominently featured, and black leg coverings or boots with circular ornaments at the ankles. The warrior's expressive visage is delineated with coffee-bean shaped eyes, a protruding nose, and open mouth with incised marks at the corners to emphasize the fact that he is speaking, chanting, or singing, and black on red tattoos or face paint. The entire figure is painted in contrasting hues of deep red, orange, black,and white. Size: 5.5" W x 12.25" H (14 cm x 31.1 cm)Work created by the indigenous of West Mexico has fascinated the art world for quite some time. This interest was sparked when the early modern masters of Mexico and beyond took notice and began to collect Nayarit, Colima, and Jalisco pieces and incorporated Pre-Columbian themes into their own work. Diego Rivera for instance amassed a significant collection and focussed on West Mexico. He acquired approximately 60,000 pieces and displayed them in his home-tomb museum, paying homage to this shaft-tomb culture! Provenance: Ex-Dr. John Hilsabeck collection acquired in the early 1960'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. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117882 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Rare Daunian Polychrome Kyathos w/ Strainer
Greek, Southern Italy, Daunian, ca. 700 BCE. A beautiful example of a loop-handled kyathos (wine ladle), with a strainer on one side, adorned with finely painted abstract geometric motifs in chocolate brown, light brown, and red pigment on a cream hued ground. While Greek and South-Italic Greek figural pottery was very popular, Daunian pottery held its own and continued to be created until the end of the 4th century BCE. Size: 6.5" W x 6" H (16.5 cm x 15.2 cm) Provenance: Ex - Important LA County 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. #116424 Artemis Gallery LIVE
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