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Artemis Gallery announced a sale featuring ancient and ethnographic art from around the world, including Pre-Columbian, Native American, African / Tribal, Ethnographic, Spanish Colonial, Fossils, Fine Art, much more. The sale will be held on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 9:00 AM CST. In this image: Zapotec Pottery Seated Figural Incensario - God of Rain. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000.
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Stunning Chontal Stone Mask w/ Original Pigment. Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Guerrero region, Chontal, Late Preclassic period, ca. 300 to 100 BCE. A gorgeous face mask of a broad, square form, hand-carved from a mottled tan-hued stone slab with dark-green inclusions. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000.
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Mayan Polychrome Cylinder Vessel with Kukulkan. Pre-Columbian, Mexico and northern Central America, Mayan Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A large cylinder jar, wonderfully painted, standing on three nub-like feet, and with a slightly flared rim. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500.
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Rare Colima Pottery Litter Procession. Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hand-modeled, rare example of a ceramic procession model, made to be placed into a shaft tomb. An elite personage sits atop a large litter with a semicircle covering topped by a spray of feathers protecting his or her head. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500.
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Fine Jalisco Pottery Seated Female Figure. Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Jalisco, Protoclassic period, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A hollow-built pottery female figure sitting upon folded legs and wearing a knee-length skirt. Estimate $1,800 - $2,500.
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Remarkable Colima Redware Rattle - Bird of Prey. Pre-Columbian, West coast of Mexico, Colima, ca. 200 BCE/200 CE. Rare and quite remarkable pottery rattle in the form of a bird. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000.
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Framed Chancay Polychrome Painted Textile. Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1300 to 1470 CE. A sizeable textile, finely woven from camelid fibers, and decorated with six hand-painted panels of front-facing lords or shaman holding weapons in each hand. Estimate $1,800 - $3,500.
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Moche Pottery Kero - Arm Holding Kero. Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, ca. 450 to 700 CE. An amazing pottery drinking vessel known as a kero with a wide rim and a conical body which tapers gradually to a flat base. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800.
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Sican Silver Keros w/ Naymlap, ex-Robert Sonin (pr). Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican/Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1370 CE. A matching pair of beakers, also known as keros (quero, qero, qiro), made using the lost wax casting technique from very thin sheets of silver. Estimate $6,000 - $9,000.
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Juvenile Alaskan Pleistocene Mammoth Tusk. North America, Alaska, Pleistocene epoch (Ice Age), ca. 35,000 years ago. A light-and-dark-brown juvenile mammoth tusk (Mammuthus primigenius), with some streaks of grey and creamy beige coloration, as well as some streaks of dark blue-green. Estimate $10,000 - $12,500.