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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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Fine Italo-Corinthian Olpe - Birds, Panthers

Greece, Corinth, Italo Corinthian (Etrusco-Corinthian), ca. 600 to 575 BCE. A stunning bichrome pottery wine pitcher (olpe) with a piriform body resolving to a narrower neck that gradually widens to a flared rim, and a bifurcated handle joining rim to shoulder. Two decorative circular discs - each one detailed with an abstract painted star burst motif - are applied to the rim, flanking the upper end of the handle. The body is decorated with four friezes presenting processions of birds and panthers interspersed with flowers - all delineated in red and umber slip against a creamy beige ground and incised with extensive details. Red and cream striations separate the friezes. Finally three dotted rosette motifs adorn the field at the lower end of the neck; another one adorns the rim, between the raised disks; additional red and cream bands decorate the interior of the rim, and three groups of vertical frets decorate the lowest section of striated bands just above the base. Truly a beautiful example! Size: 6.75" W x 12.125" H (17.1 cm x 30.8 cm)The Corinthian style evolved from the earlier Geometric style. Surfaces were traditionally organized into horizontal bands, with an emphasis on repeated patterns, as well as an attractive play between light and dark. The Corinthian potters elected to expand the bands encircling the vessels, and fill them with both abstract, non-figural design motifs and zoomorphic images. On occasion they also included anthropomorphic motifs.An Etrusco-Corinthian olpe sold at Christie's New York - sale 9796, Antiquities, December 5-6, 2001, Lot 534, for $14,100.See a similar olpe by the Hercle Painter listed for $15,000 by Royal Athena and published in: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1985, no. 200; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 131.Accompanying this piece are scanned letters written in German from former owner Michael Schindler discussing the piece dated to 1979 which translate as follows, "The first paper says basically that he confirms the authenticity of the listed works and that he always will take them back if there are problems. The second paper says that the pieces number 1, 2 (this vase), and 3 were inspected in the Roman-Germanic museum (RGM) in Cologne and in the academic institute in Bonn. Both were inspected there and considered to be authentic. Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex German collection, acquired from Michael Schindler, Cologne, in 1979 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. #130855Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
11 000 USD

Egyptian New Kingdom Polychrome Canopic Jar Lid TL Test

Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479 to 1401 BCE. A fantastic example of a ceramic canopic jar lid, with the face of the god Imsety molded and painted onto the side of the lid. Much of the jar is taken up by a bright blue glaze that creates the flowing wig of the god; his face occupies a small part of the side, with a raised nose and lips and deepset eyes. Black paint gives the idea of kohl around the eyes. The interior of the jar lid is painted bright white, as is the very lower part of the rim. Size: 6.35" W x 3.2" H (16.1 cm x 8.1 cm)Canopic jars are some of the most iconic artifacts from Egypt, made to hold internal organs removed during the mummification process. This tradition lasted for an incredibly long time - the first evidence for a canopic chest containing organs comes from the Fourth Dynasty (ca. 2600 BCE) and they were used into the late 1st millennium BCE. The 18th Dynasty marked a shift in canopic jar tradition, when these jars were given to all people of status, and when their heads were fashioned to look like the four Sons of Horus, including Imsety. The Four Sons were charged with protecting the internal organs, as they had originally been charged with protecting the body of Osiris. Imsety protected the liver and had a special relationship with the goddess Isis.This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase. 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. #128405Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
3 000 USD

Roman Bronze Figurine of Horse & Rider

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A bronze equestrian statuette, skillfully cast by the lost wax (cire perdue) technique, and with a seated rider cast separately but clearly intended to be part of a similar statuette. The rider may represent an emperor or an idealized athlete. The horse's pose is dynamic, captured by the sculptor in motion as he lifts one leg in a prance; his mane and tail are rigid, as if this is meant to be a horse who was well cared-for. The man is also shown dynamically, leaning forward with one hand resting on the mane and another back, made into an open fist, as if he once held some accessory; he wears a crown of laurel leaves. Size together (as shown in photos): 3.2" W x 3.7" H (8.1 cm x 9.4 cm); 4.2" H (10.7 cm) on included custom stand.Although equestrian statues of emperors were common sights in ancient Rome (historic sources suggest there were at least 22 of these so-called "great horses" or equi magni), few other than the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius (ca. 173 to 176 CE) have survived. Such horse and rider statues were political devices revering the emperor and his military and civic achievements, strategically placed in the empire to pay homage to his excellency. The likenesses of these statues were also copied on coins in order to widely disseminate imagery honoring specific emperors. 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. #132814Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
3 000 USD

Etruscan Bucchero Chalice, ex-Royal Athena

Classical World, Etruria, ca. early 6th century CE. A stunning chalice with a deep, slightly concave bowl and flaring, round, openwork foot with a narrow leg and four long, flattened strips down from the sides: two anthropomorphic depicting standing figures in long robes; the other two abstract panels that appear to show trees. This form is known as a caryatid chalice, a Rasmussen Type 1B. The body is a lustrous black. Items like these were wheel-made, with a foot that was thrown separately on the wheel and joined to the rest of the vase as the two pieces began to harden. It was then burnished with a slip and fired in a reducing atmosphere to produce this glossy black color, which is the famous Bucchero style. Size: 6.7" W x 7.35" H (17 cm x 18.7 cm)This type of chalice was common during this period, and seems to have been inspired by Assyrian chalices imported from the Near East a century earlier. This chalice almost certainly came from a funerary context, placed in an opulent Etruscan tomb as an offering - many are known, for example, from the tombs of Poggio Renzo in Chiusi. However, it was probably placed there because similar - or maybe even the same - vessels were used in life by the people of Etruria; items placed in the tomb were meant to be a link between the world of the living and the dead, and to help furnish a symbolic domestic space for the deceased. Therefore, it seems likely that chalices like this one were also used by elite Etruscans for drinking wine or other beverages.See a similar example, of Rasmussen Type 1B, at the British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=394257&partId=1 Provenance: ex private Cypress, Texas, USA collection, acquired at Royal Athena Gallery, 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. #132709Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
5 000 USD

Roman Imperial Silver Votive Plaque Sacred Deity

Ancient Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. An iconographically rich plaque, comprised of silver sheet, hammered in repousse, depicting a sacred being or deity, perhaps of the Bacchanalian persuasion, with a stylized wavy coiffure and full beard, donning a toga-like garment with one hand gesturing toward the left, fingers touching his plaited armband, flanked by a pair of birds holding grape clusters in their beaks. Adding to the iconography are a bull's or ox's head in the lower left corner, a crescent moon in the upper left corner, and a six-pointed star in the upper right corner. The scene is tastefully bordered by a beaded motif. Custom stand. Size: 5.375" W x 3.625" H (13.7 cm x 9.2 cm); 4.25" H (10.8 cm) on standBulls played an important role in Roman religious practice: as sacrifices for the good of the state in the taurobolium, as part of the Mithraic mysteries, and as a symbol of male virility. The crescent moon was a chief attribute of the goddesses Luna and Juno, and interestingly, Luna is oftentimes depicted driving a biga or two-yoke chariot drawn by bulls or oxen. Given the possible iconographic associations of this piece with Luna, it is possible that the star in the upper right corner and the central figure reference the titan Helios, crowned by a sun aureole rather than a head of wavy hair. 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #121323Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
1 600 USD

Tall Roman Bronze Lamp Stand

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A tall, cast bronze lamp stand, made to hold a bronze or ceramic oil lamp suspended from its upper portion. The feet of the lamp are shaped like horse hooves, with the legs bent deeply to form a tripod-like stand. From the raised center of the tripod, a long, thin cylinder of bronze, its body marked by deep vertical grooves, rises over a foot to a cross-shaped horizontal platform which would have once supported the lamp. Below the platform are four deeply curved hooks, three of which are fully present, terminating in a small cone. Size: 7" W x 24.5" H (17.8 cm x 62.2 cm)A stand like this one would have served as the main way to provide artificial lighting inside of a Roman house; many similar ones have been found at Pompeii, for example. Roman houses were furnished mainly with wood, and bronze and stone items would have been treasured and probably passed down through a family as heirlooms.See a less ornate example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/248087 Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 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. #130992Read more

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  • 6d 4h
Low estimate
5 500 USD

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Very Amusing Chimu Painted Textile Panel - 1000 CE!
**Back At Auction Due to Non-Paying Bidder** Pre-Columbian, Peru, north coast, Chimu culture, ca 900 to 1300 CE. Large and wonderful textile panel. Woven in coarse, almost burlap, cotton fibers then hand painted with central scene of three standing warriors, each holding staffs. Surrounding the warriors is a very whimsical scene of birds, jaguars and coatis. One of the finer examples of hand-painted textiles we have seen! Once professionally mounted will be stunning! Size: 50" W x 23.5" H (127 cm x 59.7 cm) Provenance: Ex-Murray collection acquired about 1944 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. #118601 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Near-Eastern Terracotta Plaque of Goddess & Scorpions
Ancient Near East, modern day Syria, ca. 3rd millennium BCE. A mold-pressed terracotta plaque depicting an ancient deity, probably Ishara who first appeared in Ebla and was part of the Hurrian pantheon and later became adopted by the Hittite pantheon. Ishara is the love goddess usually associated with Ishtar in the Hurrian and Semitic traditions. The name Ishara is the Hittite word meaning "treaty" or "binding promise", and as such, she is also known as a goddess of the oath. Ishara was associated with the underworld, and her astrological symbol is the Scorpio constellation. Here she is presented nude from the waist up with hands over her middle, with a frontal visage comprised of simple features and long hair, and flanked by a pair of symmetrically depicted scorpions. Custom stand. Size: 2.75" W x 3" H (7 cm x 7.6 cm); 4.125" H (10.5 cm) on stand 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. #121061 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Thai Ban Chiang Painted Pottery Vessel
Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang, 1st millennium BCE. An attractive pottery vessel of an elegant form comprised of a bulbous bottom, corseted shoulder, tubular neck, and gently flared mouth. An intricate red-on-cream painted decorative program adorns the neck and shoulder. Size: 7.5" in diameter x 5.75" H (19 cm x 14.6 cm) Provenance: private Southern 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. #123247 Artemis Gallery LIVE
19th C. Indian Niello Silvered Bronze Lidded Jar
Central Asia, India, 19th century CE. A gorgeous niello silvered jar with a fitted lid. Niello is a mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphates with a black color, often inlayed or engraved onto etched metal. Each side of this jar's octagonal body is decorated with scenes of fantastical vines and flowers inside and outside of rectangular borders. Within each border is an animal - an elephant, deer, cows, and a mythical chimaera creature with a horned head and a snake body. The lid is capped by a finial that resembles the roof of a Mughal temple. The vessel stands on eight thin feet. Size with lid on: 4.75" W x 7" H (12.1 cm x 17.8 cm) Provenance: private Young collection, New Hampshire, 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 and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #122402 Artemis Gallery LIVE

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