Antiquities, Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, Pre Columbian
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330405 (stock #109430)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$395.00
Vietnam, Dong Son, ca. 100 BCE to 100 CE. This is a group of two cast-molded bronze bells. Both have beautiful blue-green patinas and straight mouths; the latter is a hallmark of the Dong Son style. Both also have delicate, circular handles. The Dong Son (or Dongson, or Ðông Son) culture thrived in northern Vietnam and its burials, rich in bronze goods, demonstrate a high level of wealth relative to neighboring areas. Many of the objects that we know about came from burials...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1700 item #1330404 (stock #109428)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Far East, India, Northern Kerala / Southern Coastal Karnataka, Bhuta culture, less than 500 yrs old. A rare and quite delightful bronze animal, perhaps a tapir or a wild boar, standing on all four legs, with petite rounded ears, a curved tail, a long snout, and delineated genitalia. Lovely green patina! Size: 4-3/4" L x 2-7/8"H.

Condition: Intact with nice patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1330382 (stock #101243)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$595.00
Far East, Vietnam or Thailand, ca. 15th century CE. This is a complementary pair of green celadon wares with linear/leaf-life designs. One is a bowl with a flared, shaped rim; the other is a vase with a narrow neck leading to a flared rim. Both have unpainted feet. Ceramic items like these were made by southeast Asian potters specifically for commercial trade. The chipped rim on the vase gives you a unique chance to see the raw materials used in making these items...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1700 item #1329930 (stock #109393)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Northern Kerala / Southern Coastal Karnataka, Bhuta ciult, less than 500 yrs old. A rare and quite delightful bronze boar. Front and rear feet stand on small metal bases, long snout, cute short ears, chevron ridge down its back, male genital quite prominent. Size: 3.5" L (8.9 cm)

Condition: Near choice

Provenance: Ex-private southern California collection, acquired before 2000.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1329919 (stock #100466)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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South Western China, Yunnan Province, Warring States Period, ca. 475 to 221 BCE. A stunning bracelet composed of bronze with high tin content and intricate malachite inlays. The perforated discs of malachite are inlayed using a still-preserved organic glue, average between 1-2mm in diameter, and create a scale-like appearance. The jewelry of Dian Ruling class can be identified by this inlaid pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1327896 (stock #111851)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Far East, China, Song Dynasty, Longquan, ca. 960 to 1279 CE. A beautiful robin's egg blue celadon glazed stoneware bowl of a round form on a short foot, the inside incised with a singular circle and a faint flower or tear drop pattern, the exterior with double band of more defined tear drop or petal motifs, all covered with a lovely pale blue glaze, made during the Song Dynasty. Despite common perceptions, not all Chinese celadons are green...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1492 item #1327895 (stock #111800)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Korea, Koryo Dynasty, ca. 14th century. Lovely decorated celadon to light brown glazed bowl with 5 inlaid off-white palmettes and chevron pattern around rim and 4 more palmettes on the exterior. A beautiful bowl showing subtle iridescence! Size: 7.25" W x 2.5" H (18.4 cm x 6.4 cm)

Condition: Restoration to a one and one-half inch section of rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1327816 (stock #110920)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,695.00
Southeast Asia, Thailand, ca. 17th to 18th century CE. A hand carved sandstone relief originally from the Phitsanulok region of Thailand, depicting the portal guardian Yaksa (also spelled Yaksha, Yaksi or Yaksini) holding a sword, wearing a cloth waist wrap, and further adorned with wrist, arm, and neck bands. The detailing on the back side may represent a tree root, for in Hindu mythology, Yakshas are nature spirits who protect the treasures hidden amid the roots of trees and within the earth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1327815 (stock #110921)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$1,795.00
Thailand, ca. late 19th century. This is a Thai rattanakosin style Buddha in Bhumisparsa mudra, the earth-touching gesture.He is seated atop a seven-tiered throne. The top tier is a lotus, the second tier has five seated monks, and the lower five are surrounded by monks in relief. There are also floral motifs on the bottom tier. Size: 7-1/4" H x 5-1/2" W x 4" L (18.4 cm x 14 cm x 10.2 cm).

Condition: The piece has wear and patina and some of the gilding has come off, particularly on the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1326596 (stock #111426)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$495.00
China, late 19th to early 20th century CE. Rare snuff bottle in the form of a hand holding a snuff bottle. Carved from tan veined stone in great details down to wrinkles at knuckles and fingernails, green jade stopper and bone spoon. Size: 3-3/8" H.

Condition: Very minor chips to fingertips, else quite excellent

Provenance: Estate of Paul & Louise Bernheimer

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1326595 (stock #110922)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$750.00
Southeast Asia, Thailand, ca. 19th century CE. A brilliant cast bronze image of Prince Siddhartha prior to his enlightenment; we know this as we see no ushnisha or rashmi. His hands are positioned in the Bhumisparsa or 'earth witness' mudra, and he is seated in half lotus position atop a three tiered, flame spiked throne with front canopy. This sculpture is a quintessential example of the Ratanakosin style with its flame-like motifs emerging from the shoulders and ears of the crown, beautiful ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1326175 (stock #112735)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$995.00
China, Qin Dynasty, ca. 220 to 206 BCE. This is a beautiful example of a long, thin sword, known as a jian, with an iron blade and tang and a sloping, trapezoidal guard. The original shape of the sword is evident, with a low spine evident along most of the length of the blade. The jian was a double-edged, light, straight sword first made in the Spring and Autumn Period (7th century BCE). This one comes from the Qin Dynasty, the time of the famous terracotta warriors, when the First Emperor had s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1325884 (stock #111432)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$595.00
Far East, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century CE. Three fine Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style of the Edo period. This period is known for marvelous woodblock prints of female beauties, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and courtesans of the infamous pleasure districts. In time the repertoire expanded to include romantic landscapes, flora and fauna, and dramatic historical events. Each of the examples featured in this lot presents the characteristic ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1325880 (stock #111183)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$895.00
Far East, Japan, Edo period, mid-19th century CE. Three fine Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style, including examples attributed to Utagawa school as well as the Tale of Genji written by the famous lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This classic work of Japanese literature, written in the 11th century, paints a wonderful portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan and is widely touted to be the world's first novel. The story tells of the passionate prin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1325835 (stock #111155)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
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Far East, China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 to 907 CE. Terracotta equestrian figure, depicting a female rider positioned with her arms up as if she is pulling on reins (which may have been made of perishable material). The wears a short jacket belted over a tunic and pants, with her hair pulled up and bunched above her forehead under a cloth tied around her head. The horse is standing three-square, with the right front foot raised and its mouth open. Overall white slip, with traces of original black,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1325438 (stock #111033)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$14,995.00
Southeast Asia, India, ca. 10th to 12th century CE. A carved pink sandstone relief panel depicting the Hindu deity Brahma. Quite a rare representation as most sculptures depict Brahma with four heads. Here we see one; however, the piece possesses many other attributes that identify it as Brahma. First off, he is depicted with a beard, as is the case with most representations. This alone would not be enough to convince me that it is Brahma, however, the figure has several other attributes of B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1325430 (stock #110909)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$895.00
Japan, Edo Period, 19th century CE. Standing wood figure of the Amida Buddha. He stands atop 5 tiered lotus throne, red jewel set into ushnisha, green jewel set into his forehead, painted crystal eyes and much original gilding on surface. Quite lovely! Size: 10-1/4"H (30cm).

Condition: Mandorla missing on reverse, else excellent.

Provenance: Ex-private northern Colorado collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1325427 (stock #110908)
Artemis Gallery Ancient World Art
$3,495.00
Southeast Asia, Cambodia, ca. 19th century CE. A finely carved sandstone statue of the elephant headed Ganesha, seated in half lotus position with legs crossed under his belly. Ganesha's portly state is the result of his renowned love of sweets; note that he holds a tasty fruit in one hand and what appears to be a broken tusk in the other. He is wearing a half sari sash and is further adorned with an elaborate head ornament; both garments are embellished with wavy,striated details. The figure si...