Artemis Gallery’s June 4 sale a virtual time capsule of antiquities

Rare Pre-Columbian Colima dog with corn. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Rare Pre-Columbian Colima dog with corn. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

ERIE, Colo. – Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, will conduct another exciting live auction of antiquities, Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art on Saturday June 4, 2011 through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Presented in two sessions, this fully vetted, online-only auction features 250+ lots of authentic antiquities and art from around the world. The first session starts at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern) with Classical antiquities from Greece, Italy, Rome, Egypt, the Middle East and the Far East. After a short break, the second session will commence, with the focus being on art from the ancient Americas – Mexico, Central/Latin America and South America – as well as ethnographic art from Africa and New Guinea.

Auction items have been consigned by prominent dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as private collectors.

The Classical lots encompass pottery, bronze, glass, faience, wood, stone, silver and gold from the Egyptian through Roman periods, plus selected examples from India, China and Thailand.

Featured Classical lots include: an Egyptian steatite pectoral with heart scarab, an Egyptian composite faience Ushabti-Psamtek, and a Romano-Egyptian plaster head of a man (ex Sotheby’s).

Greek items include an Attic white figure Lekythos and an exceptional Apulian Hydria. From India comes a Pala stone stele of Parvati.

The Pre-Columbian and Ethnographic Session is a varied offering of polychrome, pottery, stone, metal and wood artifacts and figures, and includes examples ranging in date from 1,000 BC through the early 20th century. Featured lots include a giant published, carved Mayan cylinder, a Chupicuaro female figure (ex Sotheby’s), and a rare Pre-Columbian Colima dog with corn. A Chokwe/Lwena wood stool was previously auctioned at Christie’s.

Artemis Gallery Live holds online-only auctions of antiquities, artifacts, ancient and ethnographic art from around the world. All items have been legally acquired, are legal to sell and have been vetted for authenticity.

After registering, bidders may participate in real time or leave absentee bids up to 30 minutes before either session begins. For additional information, call 720-890-7700 or 720-936-4282.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid live or absentee at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Egyptian steatite pectoral with heart scarab. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Egyptian steatite pectoral with heart scarab. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Egyptian composite faience Ushabti - Psamtek. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Egyptian composite faience Ushabti – Psamtek. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Romano-Egyptian plaster head of a man, ex Sotheby's. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Romano-Egyptian plaster head of a man, ex Sotheby’s. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Chupicuaro female figure, ex Sotheby's. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Chupicuaro female figure, ex Sotheby’s. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Chokwe/Lwena wood stool, ex Christie's. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Chokwe/Lwena wood stool, ex Christie’s. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Greek Attic white figure Lekythos. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Greek Attic white figure Lekythos. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Giant published, carved Mayan cylinder. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.

Giant published, carved Mayan cylinder. Image courtesy of Artemis Gallery.