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Discover incredible lots relisted with new, lower start prices (up to 50% less), plus many items brand-new to auction, in Artemis Gallery's Early Fall Variety | Ancient & Ethnographic sale on Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 9:00 AM CDT. In this image: Fantastic Egyptian Polychrome Canopic Jar Lid - TL'd. Estimate $3,000 - $4,500.
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Rare Greek Boeotian Pottery Horse -Shaped Askos w/ TL. Greek, Boeotian, Archaic Period, ca. 575 to 550 BCE. A wonderful hand-built terracotta horse vessel with a filler hole emerging from its back, standing upon raised front and back conjoined legs, and presenting a stylized head with a nicely modeled mane as well as a pronounced snout that doubles as a spout. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000.
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Greek Attic Red-Figure Owl Skyphos - Glaux Type. Ancient Greece, Athens (Attic), ca. 475 to 450 BCE. A red-figure pottery skyphos (glaux type - also classified as Type B in the Beazley Archive) presenting a deep cup with a low flanged base, and most interestingly, one vertical and one horizontal handle. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000.
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Roman Glass Pillar Molded Bowl - Rainbow Iridescence. Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A beautiful bowl of a thick-walled composition made from pale aqua-hued glass with delicate, undulating exterior ribbed walls. Estimate $2,200 - $3,300.
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Rare Roman Bronze Oil Lamp - Nubian Form. Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An incredibly-detailed and striking cast bronze oil lamp in the form of the head of an African, who were known as Ethiopians (Aethiops) or Nubians to the Romans. Estimate $3,200 - $4,800.
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2nd C. Gandharan Schist Panel - Buddha & Yasodhara. Near East, Pakistan, Gandharan, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. Carved grey schist panel depicting an early scene from the life of Buddha. Buddha sits with hand resting on his right knee, other hand raised expressively, halo behind his head. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000.
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Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Dog Statue. Far East, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. A proud pup with a strong, protective stance and a fierce disposition, made from unglazed baked terracotta. Estimate $1,400 - $2,100.
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Stunning Maya Carved Brownware Cylinder - Deities. Pre-Columbian, Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 600 to 900 CE. A beautiful hand-built and highly-burnished brownware pottery cylinder with a flat base, lightly-corseted walls, a deep interior cavity, and a thick rim. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000.
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Sican Lambayeque Blackware Stirrup Vessel w/ Lord. Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1370 CE. A delightful, highly burnished, blackware stirrup vessel, with a slightly flattened spheroid body with a relief image of a lord wearing a dramatic half-moon crest on either side. Estimate $900 - $1,350.
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Delightful Pair Chancay Bi-chrome Llama Vessels. Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 CE. A wonderful pair of hand-built pottery vessels in the forms of adorable llamas, each with cream-slipped surfaces, four conical legs, a petite tail, an ovoid body with a narrow spout on top, and a slender head. Estimate $700 - $900