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Ancient / Ethnographic Art abounds in Artemis Gallery Live’s May 21 auction

Boulder County, CO – Time for Round 2! Artemis Gallery Live’s Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale Part II will take place on May 21, 2014, hot on the heels of its wildly successful April predecessor. The sale will offer a wide range of ancient and ethnographic art, with nearly every lot starting below $400.

“So many bidders took advantage of our last variety sale to really add to their collections,” says Teresa Dodge, co-owner of Artemis Gallery Live. “Part II will offer the same authentic ancient art at knockout prices.”

Rare Hohokam Sacatan Vessel, Lizard Motif, ca. 900-1100 CE
Rare Hohokam Sacatan Vessel, Lizard Motif, ca. 900-1100 CE
The auction is a true variety sale, showcasing authentic ancient art with a few vintage items thrown in to add a “modern” twist. Among the vintage offerings is a collection of John F. Kennedy presidential campaign memorabilia (Lots 1; 73-75), and a stunning collection of vintage Iranian and Egyptian textiles and brassware from the 1970s (Lots 207-214). The wonderful ancient art that Artemis Gallery Live is known for is front and center, of course, with beautiful offerings from nearly every ancient culture.

Lots of note include a Greek Apulian Miniature Bell Krater (Lot 4) charming in size and impressive in craftsmanship, a Khmer Carved Stone Buddha Head (Lot 10), serenely beautiful, and a Mayan Terracotta Skull (Lot 38) with a truly gruesome grin! A series of fine Mexican retablos, colorful oil paintings on tin (Lots 44-54), a set of whimsical Javanese puppets (Lot 154), a trio of Javanese painted masks (Lots 133-135), and a sweet Inuit Eskimo Carved Soapstone Walrus (Lot 20) give a taste of wonderful folk art from across the globe. Ancient jewelry offerings, ever popular and always stunning, include a pair of Prehistoric Hohokam Shell Bracelets (Lot 136), a Mexcala Guerrero Jadeite Bat Pendant (Lot 132), and a Bactrian Bronze Openwork Pendant (Lot 2).

The auction also features lots of pottery from around the world, including Anasazi (Lots 55-57), Indus Valley (Lots 33-34), and Sukothai (Lots 98-103). A series of Daunian pottery from the collection of Byron Farwell, an Air Force captain stationed in Italy 1944-45 who personally excavated pieces with the blessing of the Italian government (Lots 140-145), a collection of hand-carved Chinese jades (Lots 215-216), and pair of stunning Pre-Columbian Tumbaga Gold Figures (Lots 121-123) round out an auction that truly offers something for every taste.

As with all of Artemis Gallery Live’s auctions, all items are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, Chapter 14 – Convention on Cultural Property, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. No sale is ever final if you’re not happy.

Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale will start at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Bids may be placed through a variety of methods – absentee (including absentee online), by phone (by prior arrangement) or live on auction day through The auction catalog is now online and ready for viewing.

For additional information about the auction, please call Teresa Dodge directly at 720-502-5289, or send her an email at [email protected].