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Artemis Gallery will hold a sale of Ancient art from Egypt, Greece, Italy and the Near East, as well as Asian, Fossils, Pre-Columbian, Native American, African / Tribal / Oceanic, Spanish Colonial, Russian Icons, Fine art on Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 9:00 AM CDT. In this image: Egyptian Late Dynastic Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask. Estimate $18,000 - $25,000.
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Greek Corinthian Pottery Kylix - Peacocks. Greece, Corinth, ca. 7th to 6th century BCE. A richly-decorated kylix, a drinking cup for wine, with two horizontal loop handles extending from near the rim and a pronounced foot. Estimate $2,800 - $3,500.
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Greek Campanian Bell Krater, AV Group, ex-Royal Athena. Magna Graecia, Campanian, Capua, by a painter of Trendall's AV Group, either the Libation Painter or the Astarita Painter, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. Estimate $12,000 - $15,000.
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Stunning Roman Marble Head of a Young Woman. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A solemn, lifelike marble carving of a woman's head, frozen forever in an expression that suggests a quiet thoughtfulness and silent observation. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000.
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Roman Lead Sarcophagus Panel, Medusa, Dolphins, Griffin. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A panel of a lead sarcophagus with a variety of well-preserved motifs. Estimate $2,200 - $3,300.
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Large Roman Stone Mosaic - Pheasants and Flowers. Late Roman or Early Byzantine, the Levant, late Imperial Period, ca. 4th to 6th century CE. A well-executed stone mosaic composition featuring two parallel registers, each one depicting a pair of birds - perhaps pheasants, doves, or quail - each pair surrounding a flower (perhaps a poppy) - with a diamond-shaped motif at each end of the register. Estimate $15,000 - $22,000.
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South Arabian Marble Stele w/ Translated Inscription. South Arabia, Saudia Arabia and Yemen, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A large marble stele with an eight line inscription in the distinctive Old South Arabian script, Qataban, which was derived from the Phoenician alphabet. Estimate $12,000 - $15,000.
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Beautiful Early Islamic Glass Bowl, ex Christie's. Ancient Near East, modern day Iran, early Islamic, ca. 7th to 8th century CE. A stunning bowl of a sizable form, mold-formed from translucent pale-green glass. Estimate $2,800 - $4,200.
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Indian Pala Empire Black Schist Carving of Vishnu. Central Asia, India, region of Bengal, Pala Empire, ca. 8th to 12th centuries CE. A black chlorite schist panel carved with a high-relief, openwork devotional image of the god Vishnu. Estimate $6,500 - $9,750.
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Southern USA Permian Fossilized Captorhinus. Most likely found in Oklahoma, New Mexico, or Texas, Permian Period, Cisuralian, ca. 280 to 270.6 million years ago. A beautifully preserved fossilized Captorhinus, an extinct reptile from the Early Permian period. Estimate $3,500 - $5,000.