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An expertly curated selection of fine antiquities and ethnographic art from the world's most fascinating cultures will be auctioned by Artemis Gallery on July 19. In this image: Pleistocene Ice Age Juvenile Mammoth Tusk
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Egyptian Gilded Cartonage Mummy Pectoral Ensemble. Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic period, ca. 332 to 30 BCE. Elaborate, gilded cartonnage openwork panels from a mummy's cartonnage. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000
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Stunning Greek Bronze Hydria w/ Siren Handle. Greece, Classical period, ca. mid 5th century BCE. A gorgeous bronze hydria (water vessel) with a simple, elegant form and three applied handles, one of which has a front-facing figure of a nude siren. Estimate $30,000 - $45,000
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Roman Glass Pillar-Molded Bowl - Aqua Blue Color. Roman, late Republic to early Imperial Period, ca. late 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A thickly-ribbed translucent bowl in pale aqua-colored glass. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
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Roman Marble Torso of Cherub. Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A finely carved torso of a nude cherub, probably originally part of a sarcophagus. Estimate $9,000 - $14,000
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Impressive Viking Gilt Silver Brooch - 161.3 grams. Northern Europe, Viking / Norse or Anglo-Saxon, ca. 9th to 10th century CE. A tremendous circular brooch, made from silver and gilded, with its face decorated with low relief Jellinge-style animals, loops, swirls, and abstract symbols. Estimate $12,000 - $15,000
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Extremely Rare Luristan Bronze & Iron Mace- ex Guttmann. Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 BCE. An incredibly rare ceremonial weapon, a bronze mace head with a long, thin iron handle ending in a loop for attachment to a belt. Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
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1st C. Indian Red Sandstone Crossbar w/ Elephant Motif. Central Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, Kushan Period, ca. late 1st to 2nd century CE. A hand-carved red and ochre sandstone cross bar with a rounded front face, planar sides, and acutely-angled top and bottom peripheries. Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
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Superb Colima Redware Vessel - Two Headed Dogs. Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A delightful sculptural vessel in the form of two dogs, their bodies pressed together, their faces caught in a playful expression as they share some kind of flat piece of food or toy. Estimate $5,500 - $8,250
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Panamanian Cocle Matching Pair of Polychrome Vases. Pre-Columbian, Central America, Panama, Gran Cocle culture, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A pair of gorgeous matching vessels that are the epitome of the distinctive Cocle style. Estimate $7,000 - $10,000