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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Milford Zornes Ink Drawing - "On The Beach" - 2002

**Originally Listed At $200** Milford Zornes (American, 1908-2008), "On the Beach", India ink on paper, 1990. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil on the lower right, and entitled "On the Beach" on the Anderson Art Gallery certificate of authenticity. A lovely depiction of a bathing beauty walking her dog along the shore with a seagull flying above, delineated in black India ink with russet ink coloring her face and hands by contemporary artist Milford Zornes. Zornes was an American artist who is widely revered as a leader of the California Style watercolor movement that began in the 1920s. This piece reveals Zornes' love of line and clever use of the paper's white space with ink-rendered outlines delineating the nude figure, her puppy, the seabird in the sky, and surrounding elements. Size: 8" W x 11" H (20.3 cm x 27.9 cm) Zornes was educated at the Otis Art Institute where he studied with Millard Sheets and F. Tolles Chamberlin. He later taught at Otis as well, making a name for himself as a talented educator. Highlights of his career include a one-man exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and having one of his watercolors selected by President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt to hang in the White House. In addition to being a prolific watercolorist, Zornes created murals under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program for post offices in El Campo, Texas as well as his hometown of Claremont, California during the era of the Great Depression. Zornes was also an active member of the California Water Color Society, becoming president of that organization in 1942. Zorne's works have been acquired by esteemed institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the White House, and the Library of Congress Collection. Follow this link to watch a wonderful video of Milford Zornes in his home studio in 2006 - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehte4qAxK_c) 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #128455Read more

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  • 2d 17h
Low estimate
250 USD

19th C. Russian Enameled Brass Three-Bar Cross

**Originally Listed At $200** Eastern Europe, Russia, ca. 19th century CE. A cast-brass, three-bar cross with the crucified Christ taking central place with smaller scenes depicting his life surrounding him in low relief creating the detailed, ornate effect that is so common to Orthodox religious art. The cross has twin panels hanging down from the central bar of the cross and depict the Virgin Mary and three saints, and five square scenes from Christ's life placed around the upper bar flanked by six symbols of the of the Holy Spirit. Areas of inlaid cobalt blue, pale sky-blue, and opaque white enamel bring forth the background and give depth to the cross. Size: 3.7" W x 7.875" H (9.4 cm x 20 cm). The three-barred cross is the most symbolic and common shape in the Orthodox Church. The short topmost bar represents the sign reading "This is the King of the Jews" from Luke 23:38 that was nailed to the top of Christ's cross; the short bottom-most bar represents the foot rest on Christ's cross. This is depicted as slanted because it is believed that, in Christ's final moments, he kicked it out of place. The right-side points upward to Heaven and the left side points downward to Hell. Here the uppermost bar contains a scene from heaven; the lower bar a scene on earth. At the bottom of the cross is a skull which represents the skull of Adam, and below his feet are four letters meaning, "The place of the skull has become Paradise," to remind us that Adam lost Paradise through forbidden knowledge, and that Christ will return us to it. 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #128555Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 2d 17h
Low estimate
400 USD

Contemporary Artist G. Kuehn Gesture Project Lithograph

**Originally Listed At $300** Gary Kuehn (American, b. 1939), Gesture Project lithograph, 1970. A Gary Kuehn Post-Minimalist abstract lithograph, foundational to his Gesture Project, numbered 67 of 250 in pencil on the upper left, signed and dated by the artist in pencil on the upper right. In the 1960s, Kuehn became a leading light in the Process Art and Post-Minimalist movements with groundbreaking exhibitions including "Eccentric Abstraction" curated by Lucy Lippard in 1966 and "When Attitudes Become Form" curated by Harold Szeeman in 1969. His works have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hamburger Behnhof, the Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, and more. Most recently Kuehn's artwork has been exhibited at the Fondazione Prada, Venice; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Yvone Lambert Gallery, Paris; the Kunstmusuem St. Gallen, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford. In 2013 scholar Hatje Cantz published the first comprehensive text about Kuehn's work, entitled “Gary Kuehn: Five Decades,” and in 2014 the Kunstmusuem Liechtenstein mounted a Kuehn retrospective exhibition entitled, “Between Sex and Geometry.” An avid educator as well, Mr. Kuehn received his MFA from Rutgers University in1964 where he went on to join the faculty as a professor in the Fine Arts department. Size: 17.75" L x 12.5" W (45.1 cm x 31.8 cm) Provenance: Ex-private Morgan collection, 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. We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117631Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 2d 17h
Low estimate
350 USD

Large / Fine Ancient Viking Bronze Neck Torc

**Originally Listed At $500** Northern Europe, Viking / Norse culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A bronze torc (torq/torque) made of a thick bronze wire with two pieces of thinner wire wrapped around it very tightly from each terminal to about halfway down the length of the ring. The terminals are two twisted pieces of bronze wire, one formed into an open "Y" shape and the other with a hook. Wearable if you are careful with it! Size: 9" W (22.9 cm) (neck diameter at widest point) The Vikings - groups of people who left Scandinavia to plunder and colonize northern Europe (and who travelled as far afield as northeastern North America and the great kingdoms of the Middle East) - had a distinctive artistic tradition, although many of the metals that they had were acquired through conquest and the bronze for this torc likely was melted down from other bronze objects, perhaps some acquired by looting a monastery or trading in the Mediterranean. Bronze jewelry also served as a form of easily transported coinage; this piece would have spoken to the wealth of its owner. 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 to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #129953Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 2d 17h
Low estimate
600 USD

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Lovely Nayarit Pottery Seated Warrior w/ Barrel Armor
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A very fine bichrome pottery male warrior figure sitting on a two-legged stool and wielding a club with both hands. He wears a horned helmet, shell earrings, a double-strand "beaded" necklace, and protective barrel armor that is decorated with a striped pattern, all painted in a rich palette or red and white hues. The warrior possesses a characteristically long and fleshy-cheeked face with a large pointy nose, incised lozenge shaped eyes, and a half-open mouth of a similar form, all classic traits of the Nayarit style, as are the short arms. Elite individuals of the Nayarit culture were buried in shaft tombs consisting of a large chamber at the bottom of a deep pit. These shaft tombs were typically furnished with precious grave goods including ceramic vessels and sculptures like this statue of warrior, with the intention of protecting the deceased. A fabulous example in wonderful condition, replete with an impressive form, extensive applied and incised details, fine painting technique, and a meaningful purpose. Size: 4.375" L x 5.25" W x 11.5" H (11.1 cm x 13.3 cm x 29.2 cm) Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection acquired at Arte Primitivo Gallery, NYC 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. #117405 Artemis Gallery LIVE
20th C. African Luba Wooden Mask - Face & Bird
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luba, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. One of my favorite masks, skillfully carved from a single piece of wood with meticulously delineated linear incisions covering the face, a protruding nose set between slitted almond-shaped eyes, a raised chin sporting a smile, and a long beard-like element beneath it. Above the forehead is a sweet bird (almost carved in the round) with a incised plumage, elegant eyes, and a long beak. Luba masks are quite rare and some, like this example, are very similar in appearance to the Kifwebe masks used by the Songye peoples - the main difference being that they present more rounded features than Kifwebe masks. A very strong example, its surface further embellished with red and chocolate brown pigment. Quite special! Size: 13" L x 9" W (33 cm x 22.9 cm) Provenance: private Eason Eige collection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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. #131646 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Etruscan Bronze Navicella Fibula w/ Figural Decoration
Ancient. Northern Italy, Tuscany, Etruscan culture, ca. 7th century BCE. A "navicella" brooch - navicella meaning "ship" - made of bent sheet bronze with a pin joined to the body through a spiral hinge. The form of the body resembles a deep-keeled boat. The incised lines on the exterior of this example help create the boat-like appearance, as they look like wooden boards. In this rare example, zoomorphic projections are at the sides and underside of the boat. Here they are encrusted, but another navicella fibula from Sardinia has projections in the form of deer and birds, giving us a clue as to what these may once have been. Fibulae were a distinctive piece of Etruscan fashion, and their detail and large size indicates that they were made to be prominently displayed as an outward sign of wealth. Size: 1.65" L x 2.75" W x 2" H (4.2 cm x 7 cm x 5.1 cm) The Sardinian example referenced above is located in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Cagliari, Sardinia. Provenance: private Swiss 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. #124138 Artemis Gallery LIVE
19th C. Indian Gilded Silver, Pearl, & Gem Necklace
Central Asia, eastern India, Cuttack, Odisha, ca. 19th century CE. An incredibly ornate piece of jewelry, distinctively Indian. The necklace consists of a latticework of gilded silver held together by strands of pearls and more gilded silver. The terminals of the necklace are triangular sheets of gilded silver, each studded with ten gems and pearls - peridot, rubies, emeralds, carnelian, opals, and sapphires. A metallic cord with a red and green tassel creates a soft surface to rest against the back of the neck while the heavy lattice hangs down the chest. At the nadir of the necklace is a large pendant in the form of a multi-petaled flower. The pendant is made of gilded silver with a large inlaid green stone at its center and another of similar size hanging down from it. Around the central stone are twelve pearls and gemstones, the same as in the triangular terminals, with a diamond at the top. There are over a hundred pearls on the piece!Length of chain: 28" L (71.1 cm); size of pendant: 1.2" W x 1.4" H (3 cm x 3.6 cm) A gorgeous and delicate piece of antique wedding jewelry, completely wearable! This style is known as Navrattan Laung Mala. Provenance: ex-private Indian 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. #138077 Artemis Gallery LIVE
Rare Chavin Pottery Seated Flute Player w/ TL Test
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, early Chavin, ca. 900 to 200 BCE. A hand-built pottery figure, seated with crossed legs, holding a multi-tubed pan flute in both hands. Depicted wearing ankle wraps, a loincloth, and a shoulder-length tunic, this anthropomorphic effigy appears to be rather involved with the creation of music. Massive almond-shaped eyes, an upturned nose with drilled nostrils, cupped ears with ornate ear spools, and a rectangle-lined mouth constitute the pensive visage, with the pan flute resting against his broad chin. He dons a simple headdress with a petite central projection which wraps around his bulbous brow. Several holes are drilled into the figure, including atop his head as well as beneath both ears, the flute, and the base, suggesting that this may have been a musical instrument of its own at one point. The beige-hued exterior is accentuated with copious amounts of red cinnabar rubbed into the recessed areas, making this a rare and beautiful example! Size: 5.25" W x 5.375" H (13.3 cm x 13.7 cm). The Chavin people lived in the northern Highland Andes, and their capital, Chavin de Huantar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The artwork of Chavin represents the first widespread artistic style in the Andes. The center of Chavin de Huantar is a massive, flat-topped pyramid, surrounded by lower platforms. Between 1200 and 500 BCE the pyramid space was used for religious ceremonies. The Old Temple, constructed very early in the history of the site, consists of a series of passageways built around a circular courtyard; within were carved stone monuments showing jaguars, serpents, and other figures with transformative and/or anthropomorphic figures. What was the purpose of a vessel like this? We believe that it and ones like it played a role in funerary culture, as grave offerings, as well as in times of celebration, to create music and to recognize the symbolic and cultural importance of music. It may also have been also used in funerary feasting, a practice known from the ancient Andes, where the remains of ancestors were brought out to be feasted with on important days. Given the unusual form of the eyes, this figure may have represented a shamanic individual who had entered a trance-like state. Such an altered consciousness could have been brought about by simply playing the music – along with a plethora of hallucinogenic materials – or in order to perform certain ceremonial songs which an unaltered state of mind could not begin to manifest. 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: ex-private Gill collection, Florida, USA; ex-private Hawaii, 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. #133660 Artemis Gallery LIVE

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