Thursday, April 5, 2018

Artemis Gallery to auction exceptional antiquities, ethnographic art

Large Gandharan schist Buddha head of young Prince Siddharta dressed in elaborate turban of a rajah, circa 1st century CE, 19.8 inches high [inclusive of custom stand], est. $6,000-$9,000.
BOULDER, CO- Entire libraries have been devoted to cultures of the past, but no book, no matter how painstakingly researched, can convey the story of an ancient society quite as vividly as the objects and art its people left behind. “The tools, weapons, clothing, jewelry, implements and everyday wares of any given culture are, in the truest sense, a gift of living history for the generations that follow,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director of the specialist auction house Artemis Gallery. The company’s Thursday, April 5 Spring Variety Auction of Ancient & Ethnographic Art, which invites absentee, phone and Internet live bidding, is a virtual timeline of the most significant civilizations of the past 4,000 years. [More]