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Artemis Gallery will hold a sale featuring ancient and ethnographic art from around the world, including Pre-Columbian, Native American, African / Tribal, Ethnographic, Spanish Colonial, Fossils, Fine Art, and more on Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 9:00 AM CDT. In this image: Maya Polychrome Plate - Head of Lord. Pre-Columbian, Highlands (Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador), Maya Late Classic Period, ca. 600 CE. Est: $800 - $1,200.
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Rare Mayan Jade / Mosaic Ear Spools (pr). Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, ca. 7th to 9th century CE. A beautiful pair of jade ear spools, each with a round face and a short, cylindrical, hollow plug. Est: $4,000 - $6,000.
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Chavin Pottery Animal Vessel - Portly Jaguar. Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, Santana-Santa River, ca. 900 to 500 BCE. An delightful ceramic vessel in the form of a stylized, portly jaguar with incised human heads on its sides and an incised serpent body and head flowing backwards from its chest to its rump. Est: $1,100 - $1,650.
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Rare Large Moche Copper Trumpet. Pre-Columbian, Peru (North Coast), Moche Culture, ca. 100 to 500 CE. A magnificent, rare example of a long trumpet, made from a single sheet of copper rolled together to form a massive musical instrument. Est: $7,000 - $9,000.
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Panamanian Gold Double Headed Eagle, 16.3 g. Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Veraguas culture, Period V to VI, ca. 700 to 1500 CE. A stunning double-headed eagle pendant, comprised of 90% gold (equivalent to 21K+ gold), with broad ovoid wings projecting from either side of the raised body. Est: $10,000 - $14,000.
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Lot of 2 Veracruz Pottery Sonrientes - Male & Female. Pre-Columbian, Gulf Coast Mexico, Veracruz (Vera Cruz), Remojadas, ca. 600 to 800 CE. A beautiful matched pair of mold-formed pottery standing figures in an animated posture with both arms bent and hands raised. Est: $10,000 - $15,000.
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Important & Near Choice Socorro Pottery Seed Jar. Native American, Southwestern USA, Ancestral Pueblo/Anasazi culture, Greater Upper Rio Grande Valley, Rio Abajo White Ware, ca. 900 to 1350 CE. Est: $6,500 - $9,750.
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Early 20th C. Dayak Incised Trophy Skull - Ndaokus. Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A beautiful example of a headhunter's trophy skull, known as an "ndaokus," adorned with intricate linear, zoomorphic, and anthropomorphic motifs. Est: $2,500 - $3,500.
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Lot of 3 Ancient Tibetan Agate dZi Beads. Central Asia, Tibet, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A trio of dZi beads, each red or black-etched-on-white agate stone dZi bead, with highly abstract motifs of circles and stepped/rounded lines. Est: $2,000 - $3,000.
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20th C. Yoruba Wood Carving - Woman & Crocodile. West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, ca. mid to late 20th century CE. A handsome, dark wood carving of a crocodile with a woman seated atop its back. Est: $600 - $900.