Antiquities-Saleroom to Auction Investment-grade Authentic Ancient Art Nov. 16 Auction features one-of-a-kind artifacts from various ancient civilizations
DENVER, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Antiquities-Saleroom, a subsidiary of Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, is pleased to announce their next online auction, Friday, November 16th, at 9 AM PST. Showcasing lots from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, India, China and the Far East, and the Pre-Columbian Americas, all items in this auction have been legally acquired and are legal to sell. According to Co-Founder and Managing Director Teresa Dodge, "We pride ourselves in full compliance with UNESCO and various national treaties and we feel that is the only way to insure confidence in our clients. All items offered for sale are guaranteed to be authentic or your money back."
Highlights to the Egyptian selection include An Egyptian Granite Lower Torso of a Striding King; two exceptional mummy masks – one from The New Kingdom, the other from the Late Dynastic/Ptolemaic Period; An Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet; an Egyptian Polychrome Stucco Head of a Lioness; An Egyptian Gilded Head of an Ibis, ex-Christie's, and a selection of painted Egyptian Cartonnage Panels.
Among the fine offerings from the Classical and Ancient Near-Eastern civilizations include stirrup jars of great King Agamemnon and the Mycenaean's; a Babylon Cuneiform Biscuit - King Nebuchadnezzar II incised in translated Cuneiform; Athenian Red Figure vessels, including An Attic Red Figure Cup by the Heraion Painter; an Etruscan Terracotta Votive of a Youth, Ex-Christie's, and A Greek Campanian Red-Figure Bell Krater.
From the ancient Roman Empire, the auction highlights include a Matching Pair of Bronze Eagle Chariot Fittings; a Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment, a huge Roman Marble Bust of a Roman Citizen, along with a cache of beautifully iridescent Roman Glass.
Among the Indian and Indo-Greek selections includes A Greek Marble Head of a Woman - a product of Alexander the Great's conquest of India, and a folio of paintings in A Mahabharata / Ramayana Hindi Book from the 19th century.
Highlights from China, Indo-China and Japan include bronze, sandstone, and stucco busts of Buddha; An Archaic Chinese Zhou Dynasty Ritual Food Vessel, bronze bells and mirrors; numerous Khmer Bronze examples, including A Khmer Palanquin Bronze Hook in the shape of a dragon; A Bronze Votive Tablet of Buddha and A Published Japanese Haniwa Terracotta Figure.
Finally, pieces from the ancient Americas complete the auction where you will find Pre-Columbian art of the Nazca, Moche, Chancay, Inca, and Aztecs. A few of the major highlights include A Rare Valdivian Stone Fish Palette, ex-Sotheby's; A Nazca Polychrome Killer Whale Vessel; A Panamanian Gold Openwork Lizard Pendant; A Superb Veracruz Standing Warrior; an Ex-Sotheby's Colima Ceremonial Dish, and A Mayan Polychrome Cylinder - Kerr Rollout 8277.
Ms. Dodge stresses, "For the past 20 years, our passion has been selling authentic ancient art. Let that expertise aid you in bringing one-of-a-kind artifacts home and curate your own collection." Bid online or via phone in real-time, or leave absentee bids. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, contact Teresa Dodge directly at 720.936.4282, send her an email or visit Antiquities-Saleroom's website.
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