Sarcophagus with passport leads Artemis Gallery LIVE's June 13 ancient art auction Artemis Gallery LIVE’s June 13 auction features superb prehistoric and ethnographic art; classical antiquities; Smithsonian-authenticated African/tribal art ex Brining collection.
of the Classical Greek period, 6th to 5th century BCE, an Etruscan amphora water or wine storage jar stands 17 inches high and is painted with a panel of stylized fish circling it, with horses below. “This jar comes from the estate of a gentleman in Scotland who owned the Loch Fyne chain of oyster restaurants. He had a wonderful collection of fish-related ancient art,” said Teresa Dodge, Artemis Gallery’s executive director of sales and marketing. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000.
From 1st century CE Rome, a stellar marble portrait head of a patrician man underwent expert restoration to its nose in the 1950s at The Getty museum. Also during that decade, it was exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A compelling and realistic artwork, it is entered in the sale with a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
The many collectors of early weapons will be served a comprehensive array of choices, from bronze weapons of ancient Iran, Persia, the Bactrian empires and Asia. The ancient Chinese selection includes a bronze and silver dagger from the Warring States period, circa 400 BCE. A huge piece of the type rarely available for purchase, it is adorned with masks and other ornate embellishments. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000.
A large grouping of well-provenanced Pre-Columbian art from the collections of two prominent Hollywood directors will be offered. There are articles crafted of gold and silver, wood, stone and pottery, and among the highlights are a world-class Moche stirrup vessel of a warrior, and a monumental Inca stone carving of a fort.
There are many ways in which to bid in Artemis Gallery LIVE’s June 13th auction, including absentee, by phone (please reserve line in advance), or live via the Internet.
The sale will be conducted simultaneously on four bidding platforms: ArtemisGalleryLIVE.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com or the-saleroom.com. For additional information about any item in the auction, call Teresa Dodge at 720-502-5289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lifesize Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, Late Period, circa 712 to 332 BCE. Est. $75,000-$100,000. Image: Artemis Gallery LIVE