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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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Moche Pottery Jaguar Stirrup Vessel

**Originally Listed At $500** Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche III to IV, ca. 400 to 600 CE. A bichrome red on cream pottery stirrup vessel depicting a jaguar with a highly-burnished coat and looking deceptively playful (given the wild feline's potential for ferocious acts) while innocently resting upon its haunches with an endearing countenance. The face displays bulging ovoid eyes, a straight bar-shaped snout, puffy jowls, a downturned mouth, and two prominent semi-circular ears painted in red. A large spout stems upwards from behind the head and on top of the hind quarters, a cylindrical spout with a thin rim emerging from the center. Size: 8.5" H (21.6 cm). The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated themselves with this king of beasts, the largest and most powerful feline in the New World. The principal Moche god wears a headdress adorned with a jaguar head and paws and important mortals donned similar headdresses. A nocturnal animal, the jaguar sleeps in caves and dark places and creeps quietly in the forest, evoking great mystery. Oddly enough, few Moche artists would have actually scene jaguars as they are not indigenous to the coast. Jaguars prefer moist forest conditions. However, scholars believe that some cubs were transported over the mountains for Moche rituals, and it is also possible that some jaguars wandered down the coast. Provenance: private Pasadena, California, 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. #128404Read more

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  • 7d 0h
Low estimate
620 GBP

Early 20th C. African Isoko Wood Oma Figure

**Originally Listed At $250** Western Africa, Nigeria, Isoko peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. An interesting carved wood figure known as an "Oma" with a slender body, planar shoulders, a slight distended abdomen, and a conical skirt. The tubular head displays almond-shaped eyes, a broad nose, cupped ears, and several bared teeth, all beneath a bulb-shaped coiffure. The surface exhibits chalky-white kaolin coloration, and remnants of dark-red and orange pigments are visible on the arms and verso. The Isoko reside in the southeast of a region also inhabited by the Urhobo peoples and consequently, their visual art bears a resemblance to that of the Urhobo. The vast majority of their art has been created to serve an apotropaic function - typically kept upon altars, imbued with libations, blessed, and sometimes paraded through the village. Works like this example are linked to their ancestors, but rarely in a specific manner. Instead their sculptural pieces tend to idealize feminine or masculine virtues. Comes with custom wooden display stand. Size: 7.5" H (19 cm); 10.25" H (26 cm) on included custom stand. Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #130693Read more

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  • 7d 0h
Low estimate
310 GBP

Bodmer Vignettes from Iconographic Encyclopedia, 1851

**Originally Listed At $50** Karl Bodmer (Swiss-born, 1809-1893). Three vignettes from the "Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art" by Johann Georg Heck (b. France 1795, d. Germany, 1857), 1851. A hand-colored steel engraving by Henry Winkles (British, 1801-1860) after Bodmer's works, featured in "Travels in the Interior of North America" (1832-34). Set in a white mat with a cellophane window. Size: 11.625" L x 9.125" W (29.5 cm x 23.2 cm); 15.5" L x 13.5" W (39.4 cm x 34.3 cm) with mat Karl Bodmer's works demonstrate his immense technical virtuosity and during their day provided a detailed image of a previously little known (and unfortunately not long for this world) way of life. Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) invited Bodmer to create a visual record of his travels in North America, primarily to learn more about the Plains Indians in this era prior to the invention of the camera. The pair, along with David Dreidoppel, the Prince's hunting companion and servant, traveled from 1832 to 1834. They landed in Boston in July 1832, then traveled to Philadelphia, where Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph hosted them. Next, they headed west via Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, all the while visiting important German settlements - the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana being a particularly important stop. It was there that the Prince spent five months in the company of some of the country's leading experts and studied informative literature about the American frontier. On March 1833, the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and set off on their journey to meet and learn about Native Americans. The trio left St. Louis aboard the steamer known as Yellow Stone on April 10, 1833. Proceeding up the perilous Missouri River, following the line of forts established by the American Fur Company, they first met Native Americans at Bellevue; next, they met the Sioux peoples, all the while learning everything they could and recording ceremonial dances and customs. Next, they transferred from the Yellow Stone to the Assinboine steamer, and continued to Fort Clark, visiting the Mandan, Crow, and Mintari tribes, and then the Assinboins at Fort Union, which was the primary base of the American Fur Company. They next boarded a smaller vessel to travel the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, where they cautiously established a friendship with the legendarily fierce Blackfeet. This was their westernmost point, as it was considered much too dangerous to continue on. Hence, they returned downstream, and the winter months presented their own set of challenges. However, Bodmer continued to create magnificent studies of the peoples, dances, and villages they encountered along their way. Provenance: private Colorado, 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. #134551Read more

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  • 7d 0h

Lot of 3 Sinu 14K / 16K Gold Nose Rings - 23 grams

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Sinu/Zenu culture, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A lovely trio of solid gold nose rings, two with a distinctive U-shape (8.3 g and 10.1 g) and the other with an indented body and termini which face outwards rather than downwards (4.6 g). Each nose ring demonstrates the sophisticated gold-working technique and artistry of the Sinu peoples. Nose rings - or "narigureas" - were among the most important pieces of jewelry in ancient Mesoamerica. In the Pre-Columbian world, gold jewelry represented not only elite social status but also had sacred connotations as the yellow hues were associated with the sun and the celestial realm. The ring with lateral-facing terminals is formed from 16K gold, and the other two rings are fashioned from 14K gold. A stunning set of ancient nose adornments! Size of largest (discoid termini): 1" W x 0.7" H (2.5 cm x 1.8 cm); gold quality: 14K (downward-facing termini) and 16K (lateral termini); total weight: 23 grams (4.6g; 8.3g; 10.1g). The Sinu peoples lived along the Caribbean Coast and in the river valleys of Colombia from around 200 to 1600 CE. They were gifted in many ways, known for their extensive irrigation and waterwork systems, the significant political roles of women in their society, and of course, their exquisite goldwork. In the 16th century, the Spaniards were impressed by the opulence of the Sinu's ceremonial burial gold. Some of this gold, including these examples, was cast using the lost wax method; however, much was also hammered into reliefs and plates. Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, 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. #135850Read more

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  • 9d 23h
Low estimate
1 400 GBP

Viking Billon Torque Necklace

Northern Europe, Viking or Norse culture, ca. 9th to 11th century CE. A large torque necklace composed of cast billon, a copper-silver alloy. The central body boasts eighteen integral raised bulbs which taper gently towards two slender terminals, one of these with a small bent loop; the other terminal would have had another small loop as well. Though the necklace is covered in thick layers of green and russet patina, much of the original silver color is still visible. A fabulous example of high-quality Viking artistry! Size: 6.125" in diameter (15.6 cm); quality of billon: 65% copper, 35% silver. This piece has been has been tested for the presence or absence of particular elements via XRF elemental analysis. A basic 1-page summary of the XRF screening will accompany purchase, identifying each element present in the sample, as well as the quantity of elements present. A more complete analysis detailing historical data / comparisons is available for additional charge – please contact us. Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, 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. #140083, please contact usRead more

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  • 9d 23h
Low estimate
780 GBP

Roman 22K+ Gold Necklace with Glass & Carnelian Beads

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A striking, higher than 22 karat gold link-in-link necklace with 34 dark blue glass beads - most of which are rounded though the 2 largest are rough cut which was also popular in the Classical period - and 4 rounded, disc-shaped red carnelian beads arranged in a well-balanced design, all secured by a hook and eye clasp. Lovely, wearable, and quite rare. Size: 21.5" L (54.6 cm); Gold quality: 96-97% For more information about Roman gold jewelry read: Oliver, Jr., Andrew. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry" The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, May 1966, pp. 269-284. (https://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/bulletins/1/pdf/3258219.pdf.bannered.pdf) and Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 11, fig. 12, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This piece has been has been tested for the presence or absence of particular elements via XRF elemental analysis. A basic 1-page summary of the XRF screening will accompany purchase, identifying each element present in the sample, as well as the quantity of elements present. A more complete analysis detailing historical data / comparisons is available for additional charge – please contact us. 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #137718, please contact usRead more

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  • 9d 23h
Low estimate
3 900 GBP

Egyptian Bronze Decorated Situla, Deities in Procession

**Originally Listed At $500** Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 304 to 30 BCE. A striking bronze situla cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, with a decorative/iconographic program delineated in bas relief, a procession of standing deities, each contained in a demarcated panel, with a mammiform base surrounded by petals to represent a lotus flower. Attached to the rolled rim are two integral suspension loops, to which handle was once fitted. The surface presents gorgeous green patina! Comes with custom stand. Size: 3.125" H (7.9 cm); 4.125" H (10.5 cm) on included custom stand. In Egypt, the situla form was made for holding and carrying holy liquids during religious rituals; the form was used for other purposes in classical Greece. Some have been found that were later used to hold ashes, or were buried with offerings in tombs. A similar example with somewhat more elaborate iconography sold at Christie's in 2015 for $3750: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-egyptian-bronze-situla-ptolemaic-period-304-30-5903863-details.aspx Provenance: ex-private Cypress, Texas, 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. #132714Read more

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  • 7d 0h
Low estimate
620 GBP

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Jamacoaque Polychrome Pottery Female
Pre-Columbian , Ecuador, Jama Coaque, ca. 500 CE. The Jama Coaque culture of the Pacific coast of Ecuador is known for its pottery, especially highly adorned, mold-made human figures of elite status such as this example. This finely rendered figure depicts a standing female wearing a grand headdress decorated with incised diagonal striations and added green pigment, ear and nose ornaments, and a long skirt or tunic-like garment. The bands of intricately delineated motifs covering her arms may depict decorative scarring or tattooing that are further adorned with blue-green, yellow, and white pigments. Size: 8" W x 15.75" H (20.3 cm x 40 cm) Cf. "Pre-Columbian Art of South America" by Alan Lapiner and "Amerindian Signs, 5000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador" by Valdez for similar examples of this type. Provenance: ex Poway, California, 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. #126979 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Tall Mende Bundu Wooden Helmet Mask
West Africa, Liberia or Sierra Leone, Mende people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. This is a large wood mask characterized by thin slit eyes, a huge forehead, a delicate nose, and lovely multi-parted coiffure with a sculpted band around it. Scarification marks are on the face. This type of mask is used by a female society within the Mende culture, on important occasions: handing down justice, attending funeral ceremonies, and going through initiation rites. During those initiation rites, the women who are already intiated, the Sande, wear these masks when they greet the newly initiated as they return from three months' seclusion in the forest. In use, the masks have long costumes attached to cover the entirety of the body so that the identifies of the women are not known. Often these masks combine male elements with female elements to show that the women have attained the same amount of knowledge as men. Size: 16.25" H (41.3 cm) Provenance: the late Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA acquired before 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. #128474 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Rare Taino Stone Spherolith / Ball
**Originally Listed At $600** Pre-Columbian, Dominican Republic, Taino or Ciboney people, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A smooth, round, grey serpentine ball with a milky white natural inclusion forming a curved, natural rift across much of the body. Stone balls like this one are found in burials of the Ciboney and Taino people. Its beauty and perfect form demonstrate the mastery that these people had over pecking stone, shaping it through abrasion and polishing. This must have been some kind of offering, perhaps because of the intensive work that went into crafting it. Size: 4.4" W (11.2 cm) Fascinatingly, these stone balls may tell us something about the people they memorialize. For example, in excavations at Cueva de los Ninos, archaeologists found a group of child burials where the size and age of child seems to correlate to the size of the ball in the grave (aka, older child, bigger ball). This example is large for being from a grave and may have commemorated a different kind of event. Provenance: private Orange County, California, 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. #127611 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Mayan Ulua Valley Polychrome Footed Plate
**Originally Listed At $500** Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Honduras, ca. 550 to 800 CE. Attractive pottery four-footed bowl, on rounded zoomorphic feet, sides decorated in shades of red, orange and black in pseudo-glyph patterns, abstract dancers in center. Size: 9.5" W x 3.5" H (24.1 cm x 8.9 cm) Provenance: private Florida 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. #121743 Artemis Gallery LIVE

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