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Artemis Gallery will hold a sale of Antiquities - Egypt, Greece, Italy, Near East on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 11:00 AM CDT. The sale features Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan & Near Eastern art. If you love the classics, this is the sale for you. In this image: Egyptian Late Period Mummified Falcon w/ X-Rays. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500.
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Egyptian Millefiori Glass Inlay Fragments (6). Egypt, Ptolemaic to early Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 332 BCE to first half of 1st century CE. An attractive gathering of six sizable mold-cast, opaque glass fragments exhibiting a plethora of vibrant colors. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000.
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Roman Gold Ring w/ Carnelian Intaglio of Goddess. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A gorgeous ring fashioned from 95% gold (equivalent to 22K+) bearing a thin shank and a nearly circular bezel surrounded by delicate gold filigree. Estimate $1,800 - $2,500.
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3rd C. Sassanian / Islamic Bronze Buckle - Bird Motifs. Near East, Sasanian to Islamic, ca. 3rd to 8th century CE. A trio of cast bronzeworks that together form an exceedingly large belt buckle - one that undoubtedly made quite a statement. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800.
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Roman / Byzantine Bronze Oil Lamp Cruciform Handle. Ancient Near East, Eastern Empire, late Roman Imperial period to early Byzantine Empire, ca. late 4th to 7th century CE. A cast-bronze oil lamp with a narrow mortise on the bottom to mount it atop a lamp stand or a processional pole. Estimate $900 - $1,400.
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Egyptian Gesso'd Wood Left Foot (from Statue). Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1550 to 712 BCE A left foot covered in gesso left from an Egyptian statuette. The piece has a sandal strap, with a dowel at the back where it was once connected to the larger statue. Estimate $800 - $1,200.
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Greek Hellenistic Gold Button - Granules & Filigree. Ancient Greece, Hellenistic, ca. 4th to 3rd century BCE. In a word, WOW! A glistening 85% gold button (equivalent to 20K+), so elaborately decorated with granulation to present a mesmerizing motif that may be interpreted as either stellar or floral. Estimate $800 - $1,200.
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Roman Lead Relief Fighting Gladiator Figures. Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. A wonderful lead relief depicting two gladiators engaged in combat. The shorter Thracian wears a plumed, broad-rimmed helmet that encloses his entire head, a square-shaped shield, and two thigh-length greaves. In his right hand, he holds a curved sword (sica). Estimate $800 - $1,200.
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Greek Gold Brooch of Mastoid Form, ex-Bonhams. Ancient Greece, Hellenistic, ca. mid 4th century BCE. A beautiful conical/mastoid brooch made from finely hammered 83.6% gold sheet (equivalent to 20K+ gold) with a large gold granule at the apex, an attractive crimped border, and equidistantly placed fittings for a pin (now missing) on the obverse. Estimate $600 - $900.
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Roman Silver Spoon (Cochlearium). Roman, later Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A shallow spoon made from 94% silver, known as a cochlearium in Latin. The bowl is shaped like a rounded flask in cross section, and the handle narrows to a point at the end for use in extracting snails or seafood from the shell. Estimate $600 - $900