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More than 300 lots of expertly curated antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East will take the spotlight in Artemis Gallery’s Thursday, April 26 online auction. The start time is 10 a.m. Eastern. Group of 4 Egyptian Gesso'd Wood Ushabtis, ex-Bonhams. Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
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Egyptian Limestone Lintel / False Door Section. Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A large limestone section from a lintel or false door, consisting of four stepped panels, each decorated with incised hieroglyph-style artwork. Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000.
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Greek Boeotian Terracotta Horse & Rider. Greek, Boetian, ca. 575 to 550 BCE. A wonderful hand-built terracotta horse and rider of a characteristically abstract style. Both the rider and the horse are decorated with red striations. Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
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Greek Bronze Chalcidian Helmet, ex-Sotheby's. Magna Graecia, Adriatic Sea region, ca. 5th to 4th century BCE. A striking Chalcidian helmet comprised of hammered bronze, so named as this helmet form was initially depicted on pottery believed to derive from the Euboean city of Chalcis. Estimate $25,000 - $35,000.
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Impressive Greek Apulian Bell Krater - Warrior, Lyre. Magna Graecia, South Italy, Apulian, ca. mid 4th century BCE. A sizeable bell krater decorated via the red-figure technique. Estimate $3,500 - $5,000.
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Roman Bronze Seated Prisoners - Rare Matched Pair. Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A matched pair of miniature cast bronze statues depicting prisoners, each wearing a tunic, leggings, and, most distinctively, a Phrygian cap. Estimate $1,500 - $2,000.
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Roman Mosaic of Horse's Head in Profile (1 of 2). Roman, Early Imperial Period, possibly from Roman Tunisia, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. An incredible stone mosaic of a horse's head, shown in profile, wearing a bridle with headband, noseband, and reins. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000.
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Huge / Highly Iridescent Roman Glass Jug. Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A stunning, free-blown translucent glass vessel tinged with pale yellow hues and presenting incredibly reflective (indeed mirror-like) golden and rainbow iridescence. Estimate $3,000 - $4,500.
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Lifesize Roman Janus Headed Female - Juno or Hecate. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. Possessing quixotic beauty, a janus-headed female presenting two beautiful visages comprised of almond-shaped eyes with delineated lids, a gently arched browline that meets her aquiline nose above gently smiling lips, softly contoured facial planes, and a slender neck - finely carved from a stone of peachy beige/creamy white hues. Estimate $6,000 - $9,000.
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Roman 22K Gold Ring w/ Sardonyx Cameo, ex-Christies. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd century CE. A breathtaking sardonyx cameo sculpted in two layers. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000.