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Artemis Gallery will hold its All That Glitters | Ancient & Ethnographic Auction on Dec 09, 2021 11:00 AM GMT-6. Join them for a very special holiday auction featuring jewelry, glass, icons, coins, and so much more. Think silver, gold, and all things shiny. Perfect for holiday gift giving or for self-gifting. Convenient in-house shipping with expedited options. This is one you don't want to miss! In this image: 16th C. European Gold Necklace Cruciform w/ Sapphires. Estimate $125,000 - $175,000.
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Exceptional 10th C. Sican Gold Ceremonial Mask. Pre-Columbian, North Coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque, ca. 10th to 11th century CE. A fabulous 57% to 60% (equivalent 13K+ to 14K+) gold ceremonial mask. Estimate $18,500 - $22,000.
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Sican / Lambayeque Gold Crown w/ Naylamp & Birds. Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Sican / Lambayeque, ca. 800 to 1000 CE. A beautiful crown made from a sheet of gold and hammered into repousse motifs of anthropomorphic figures and birds. Estimate $13,000 - $19,500.
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Holyland Judaea Jewish War AR Silver Shekel. Near East / Holy Land, Judaea, Jewish War, ca. 66 to 70 CE. AR silver shekel. First revolt, year 2, 67-68 CE. Estimate $9,000 - $13,500.
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Moche Gilded Copper Crown w/ Bands of Danglers. Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, Loma Negra ca. 100 to 300 CE. A fascinating, large, gilded copper crown of a square form when viewed from above or below, its outward-facing surface decorated with three bands of dangling gilded copper discs, each attached via a small strip curved into a loop, also made of gilded copper. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000.
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Beautiful Byzantine Gold & Garnet Openwork Necklace. Near East, Holy Land, Byzantine empire, ca. 6th to 8th century CE. A dazzling and wearable gold necklace consisting of a figure-8 loop-in-loop chain with an orb-shaped pendant at the center and a pair of openwork rondels flanking a twisted hook clasp. Estimate $6,000 - $9,000.
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Fine Frankish / Ostrogoth Gilt Silver & Glass Fibula. Western / Central Europe, Franks or Ostrogoths, ca. 5th to 6th century CE. An incredible 76% silver fibula or brooch of elegant form featuring a crescent-shaped head with a series of 5 radiating knobs of silver and orange glass inlays decorating its perimeter, bridged via a thick curved bow to a lozenge-shaped foot. Estimate $3,600 - $5,400.
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Gold Ring w/ Roman Sardonyx Cameo Head of Hercules. Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. An opulent gold ring boasting a ribbon-form band and set with an ovoid, sardonyx cameo. Estimate $2,500 - $3,000.
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Sican Silver Birds w/ Gold Detailing (pr). Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Sican / Lambayeque culture, ca. 850 to 1000 CE. A pair of rare, fascinating objects - high percentage silver-bodied birds with hammered 16K sheet gold covering their upper portions and forming their heads. Estimate $2,600 - $3,900.
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1980s Bill Kane Mixed Media w/ Neon, Photo, & Painting. Bill Kane (American, b. 1951). Mixed media - photo, neon, paint and canvas, ca. 1980s. A large-scale Bill Kane mixed media work that features the artist's black and white photograph of an urban wall in the Bay Area plastered with posters for concerts and political events, marked with passages of graffiti, superimposed with a striking zigzag of neon tubing on the left side, and hand-painted with a red square on the right that is overlapped by a section of canvas that is quadrilateral in shape and painted a bold yellow with red drips and black dots. Estimate $2,500 - $5,000.