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World renowned for their expertly curated ancient and cultural art auctions, Bob and Teresa Dodge of Artemis Gallery will host a Thursday, October 11 sale comprising 417 lots of exceptional antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art. In this image: Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Head Fragment. Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000
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Greek Cycladic Marble Figure of the Spedos Type. Ancient Greece, Cyclades, ca. 2500 to 2400 BCE. Finely carved from marble, a reclining female figure with her arms crossed, typical of the sculpture of the Cyclades in the mid-2000s BCE known as the Spedos variety, this name derived from an Early Cycladic cemetery on the island of Naxos. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000
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Greek Hellenistic 22K Gold Diadem, ex-Royal Athena. Greek, Hellenistic, ca. 2nd to 1st century BCE. A stunning diadem featuring sixteen 22 karat gold laurel leaves with embossed lanceolate shapes, each one devised as three joined leaves, carefully cut from gold sheet and skillfully impressed with leaf vein detailing, attached to a modern woven gold-tone wire circlet. Estimate $18,000 - $25,000
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Greek Illyrian Bronze Hoplite Helmet. Northwestern Greece, Illyria, Archaic period, ca. late 7th to 6th centuries BCE. A war helmet made of hammered bronze sheet, with a rectilinear opening for the face, long, pointed cheek pieces , edges with decorative border of applied circles, horizontal ribbing on the forehead framing the upper facial opening, and twin parallel ridges on the crown, each flanked by a group of three later ribs in low relief, engraved band between. Estimate $28,000 - $38,000.
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Greek Attic Amphora - Athena, Ajax, Achilles, Herakles. Ancient Greece, Athens, Early Attic, ca. 530 to 520 BCE. A very large and incredibly fine black-figure neck amphora of an exceptionally elegant, classic form - both sides expertly painted with mesmerizing mythological scenes. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000.
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Attic Red Figure Pelike w/ Reliefs & Iliad Inscriptions. Ancient Greece, Athens (Attic), ca. 4th century BCE. An attic, red-figure pelike with relief decoration and inscriptions naming characters from Homer's the Iliad. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000.
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Large Roman Marble Sarcophagus Panel with Medusa. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Finely carved in low to high relief - a sizeable section of a marble sarcophagus depicting the head of Medusa with a garland of fruit suspended below, a decorative frieze above, and females donning one-shouldered garments and striding forward to each side. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000
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Superb Roman Stone Mosaic of Two Charging Bulls. Roman, the Levant, late Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 5th century CE. A brilliantly executed mosaic panel depicting two fierce charging bulls amidst flowering vines, the composition skillfully arranged from stone tesserae of blush red, salmon pink, sienna brown, dove grey, beige, black, and white hues. Estimate $75,000 - $95,000
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Rare Viking Silver Belt Buckle w/ Village Scene. Northern Europe, Norse/Viking culture, ca. 8th to 12th century CE. One of the single most rare items of Viking metalsmithing that we have had the pleasure of offering! Solid silver - testing at 98.6% pure silver - belt buckle of nearly rectangular form decorated with scenes of daily Viking life. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
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Near Eastern Uruk Stone Bull w/ Lapis Lazuli Inlays. Mesopotamia, Uruk period, 3rd millennium BCE. Finely carved from a white sedimentary stone, such as limestone, with blue lapis lazuli inlays, a recumbent bull that may have served as a votive offering to the goddess Inanna, the Mesopotamian moon god. Estimate $30,000 - $45,000