Whether Greek, Egyptian, Asian, or Roman, Artemis Gallery has it all during an upcoming auction of ethnographic art & antiquities.
From the renowned Artemis Gallery in Boulder, Colorado, a number of museum-worthy artworks from antiquity head to auction on October 22. The gallery, which is known for its integrity, has an unconditional guarantee that each of its lots is authentic and legal to purchase. The range of works is exceptional and originates from cultures spanning the entire globe, including Greek, Egyptian, Asian, and Roman.
Amphora, Greek, Athens, ca. 510 BCE, ceramic (c) Artemis Gallery 2015
Notables include an Egyptian relief of the goddess Hathor, circa 1570 to 1069 BCE. Although the sculpture has suffered damage over its 3,000-year history, the visage of the subject is remarkably clear, displaying the characteristic style of the Egyptian canon, including the cylindrically formed hair, strict frontality, and distinctive eye shadow. The gallery estimates a hammer price of between $30,000 and $40,000.
Also worthy of mention is a stunning Attic amphora, a de-accessioned object from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The beautiful vessel dates to circa 510 BCE and remains in remarkable condition. The vase displays all things one would expect from pottery of this period, including black-silhouetted figures with incised details. Further, white female figures are presented as well, a technique developed late in the 6th-century BCE in Athens. The piece is expected to fetch between $50,000 and $70,000.
Polychrome cylinder, Mayan, Honduras, ca. 550-850 CE, ceramic, (c) Artemis Gallery 2015
Hailing from ancient South America is a breathtaking Mayan polychrome cylinder, circa 550 to 850 CE. While the colors may be similar to the Attic amphora, the style couldn’t be more different. The Mayan cylinder shows a beautifully ornate jaguar framed at the top by a thick band of colored patterns. The style is quintessentially Mayan, with predominant use of organic lines and graphic abstraction. The artist has also provided lift to the object through cut feet. Collectors could take this home for $4,000 to $8,000.
Absentee ballots are online bidding is available through liveauctioneers.com.
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