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Pair of Wooden Japanese Temple Figures, Nio
Located in Palm Desert, CA
These are Japanese Nio, figures that were placed outside Buddhist temples, on each side of the entrance, to ward off evil spirits, demons, and thieves from the late Muromachi to earl...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Wood

Bronze Age Spear
Located in London, GB
A beautiful bronze spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade, pronounced midrib and a hollow, rounded shaft decorated with diamond shapes on each side and incised hatching along the edges. ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

Veracruz Mexico Pre-Columbian ceramic Warrior figure sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Figure of a Chanting Warrior Ceramic with bitumen highlights 300-600 CE (Classic Period) Mexico, Veracruz, possibly Nopiloa Veracruz Culture Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Vera Cruz culture...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Ceramic

Extremely Large Megalodon Shark Tooth Fossil
Located in London, GB
This exceedingly large and beautifully preserved serrated tooth would have once lined the mouth of a big Megalodon shark (Carcharocles megalodon). The mightiest and most terrifying ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Athlete bust - Headless torso, Ist-IIIrd s.ap.J-C, white marble, antiquities
Located in Geneva, CH
Athlete bust - Headless torso, Ist-IIIrd s.ap.J-C, white marble, antiquities White marble Provenance : Private collection Collection of Mrs Labanowsky (by descent since more than t...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

4th Century Gandhara head of a merchant on black stone
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Acquired in the 1970s from the Argentine ambassador in Pakistan.
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Stone

The Largest Known Egg
Located in London, GB
An exceptional, intact example of an Aepyornis maximus egg, with a creamy white and beautifully preserved stippled surface. Also known as elephant bird, the now extinct Aepyornis was...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Roundel depicting St. Catherine
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Gouache, ink gold wash and gold burnishing on vellum Book of Hours folio from the Circle of Coetivy Master Literature: Cleveland Museum of Art Blackburn Col...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Gouache, Pigment

Natural Freeform Gogotte Formation Sculpture
Located in London, GB
This arresting and whimsical gogotte was finely modelled by the movement of silica-rich water through loose sand near Fontainebleau, France. It derives its nickname “Guetteur” (“Look...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Sandstone

Ancient Etruscan Archaic Bronze Discus Thrower
Located in London, GB
A remarkably fine example of Archaic sculpture. A figure of a discophoros, or discus bearer, standing with his right leg forward, gripping a discus in his right hand, the left arm r...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

Roman Polychrome Fresco Fragment
Located in London, GB
This polychrome wall painting fragment depicts trailing white, black and cream tendrils and vegetal motifs.  Frescoes are the best-preserved form of Roman painting. Aimed at decorat...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Henri Matisse "La Capeline de paille d'Italie"
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Lithographs, 1923, 45x40 cm, image; 57x46 cm, sheet size. Signature: Lower right signed by the artist in pencil "Henri Matisse", below numbered "45/50". Catalog Raisonne: Duthuit/...
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Fauvist 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Lithograph

Ancient Egyptian Flint Knife
Located in London, GB
This exquisite fishtail knife displays extraordinary levels of flint workmanship. The blade is thin and tactile with delicate saw-like teeth. The V- or fishtail-shaped side would hav...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Stone

Roman Campana Relief of a Satyr Harvesting Grapes
Located in London, GB
This terracotta relief depicts a kneeling satyr picking bunches of grapes and adding them to his overflowing basket. It originally must have belonged to a larger scene showing the dr...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Terracotta

Sitting Madonna, Sedes Sapientiae
Located in Wien, Wien
Sitting Madonna, Sedes Sapientiae Enthroned on Solomon's throne of wisdom Ca. 1485/90 Around 1485/Alabaster, sculpturally carved, remains of the original polychromy Museum sculpture ...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Alabaster

Spectacular Natural Gogotte Formation Sculpture
Located in London, GB
This spectacular gogotte was finely modelled by the movement of silica-rich water through loose sand. The thick swirls and folds of sparkling sandstone roll into one another to creat...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Stone

Madonna & Child, 15th Century School of Giovanni BELLINI (1430-1516)
By Giovanni Bellini
Located in Blackwater, GB
Madonna & Child, 15th Century Studio of Giovanni BELLINI (1430-1516) Fine large 15th Century Italian Old Master depiction of the Madonna and Child, oil on panel. Important early la...
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Medieval 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Oil

Sancai-Glazed Official
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A Sancai, tri color glazed pottery figure of a Tang Dynasty official. Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Ceramic

Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century Lohans are saints that have reached the first stage of Nirvana who may show others the way. They were discipl...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Glass, Plaster, Pigment

Roman Bronze Figure of Winged Eros riding a Dolphin, 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Bronze figure of a young Eros, caught in the pose of riding a dolphin. Attractive green patina, some fingers and right foot are broken. Separately worked left wing is missing. Right ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

A late Hellenistic Ionic Marble Capital Greek Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE J.E. Private Collection, Bavaria, 1960s
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Travertine

Ancient Egyptian Bronze Lizard Sarcophagus
Located in London, GB
An exquisite bronze reliquary in the form of a lizard basking in the sun, lying atop a finely inscribed base made hollow to hold mummified reptile remains. This remarkable object, wh...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

An Early Ming Dynasty Fresco Painting of a Female Attendant
Located in SANTA FE, NM
A Ming Dynasty Painting of a Female Attendant Ink, gouache, mineral pigments and gesso on stucco China, early Ming Dynasty (15th century) 31.5 x 16.5 inches (Frame 40.25 x 25.5 inche...
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Ming 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Plaster, Pigment

Egyptian Coffin mask
Located in Wien, Wien
26th dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 B.C. Wood covered with linen Original version Height 50 cm. Provenance: Private collection Füssen Collection of the archaeologist Klenz Starnberg before 1...
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Naturalistic 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Wood

Two spiral pins fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities
Located in Geneva, CH
Two spiral pins fibula, Hallstatt, 1st Iron Age, Bronze, Sculpture, Antiquities Two spiral pins fibula 9-6 centuries before j.c Bronze with green and brown patina Provenance : Col...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

Stone Age Ceremonial Axes
Located in London, GB
A group of large, exquisitely preserved Neolithic thin-butted axes, knapped and polished from blocks of mottled orange, grey, cream and brown-coloured flint.   These tools were craf...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Stone

Ancient Etruscan Bronze Negau Helmet
Located in London, GB
A beautifully preserved Etruscan bronze helmet, from the extraordinary collection of Axel Guttmann (1944-2001). The high skull is almond-shaped, with a flaring everted brim pierced o...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

Cross section of the Seymchan Meteorite
Located in London, GB
A cross-sectional cut from the pallasite meteorite Seymchan, recovered from the bed of the river Hekandue in the Russian Far East. This fragment has been prepared to reveal the honey...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Sancai-Glazed Horse with Cut Fur Blanket
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A Chinese, Tang Dynasty, Sancai-glazed, three colors of brown, green and creamy, sculpture of a horse with a cut fur blanket. This Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), glazed earthenw...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Earthenware, Glaze

Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Bernard by Giovanni
Located in New Orleans, LA
This breathtaking 15th-century Italian Renaissance painting honoring the Madonna and Christ Child with Saints Jerome and Bernard is attributed to the preeminent Sienese artist Benven...
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Renaissance 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Tempera, Panel

Ancient Roman torso of Aphrodite
Located in London, GB
After the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles of Athens, one of antiquity’s greatest sculptors. The goddess’s body is sensitively modelled. She stands here in a contrapposto stance as ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

Father Stefan Fridolin, "Schatzbehalter" (Treasury of the True Riches
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Father Stefan Fridolin, "Schatzbehalter" (Treasury of the True Riches of Salvation): The 30th Figure - Astrological Diagram with Scene of the Nativity Woodcut, 1491 Unsigned, as iss...
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Old Masters 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Woodcut

Madonna with a Child, tempera on a gilt panel
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Painting attributed to the venetian artist Michele Giambono of a Virgin and Child.
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Gold Leaf

Roman Bronze Figure of Aphrodite, 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Georges Manolakos, 10 rue Buffault, Paris Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, acquired from the above on October 5th, 1899 Christie's, Paris, Ancienne Collection Charles Gi...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
By Bonifacio Bembo
Located in New Orleans, LA
These exceptionally rare early Renaissance panels of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian are an extraordinary new discovery. It is believed, thanks to the research of art historians Marco ...
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Renaissance 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Tempera, Panel

Fossilised Colla Wood
Located in London, GB
This fossilised white pine wood section displays a beautiful surface, with vibrant hues of browns, blues, and greens creating a dazzling effect. This gem-like appearance is the resul...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Fragment of a right foot, Roman period, 3rd century AD, sculpture, antiquities
Located in Geneva, CH
Fragment of a right foot, Roman period, 3rd century AD, sculpture, antiquities 3rd century AD Hollow cast bronze Provenance : Collection of Nicolas Koutoulakis, Paris and Geneva...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Bronze

St.peter Oil on table Gold 15th Century Old master Germany Gothic Religious Art
By Stephan Lochner (Meersburg, around 1400 - Cologne 1451)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Late Gothic, German (15th century) Painter of the Cologne school, circle of Stephan Lochner (Meersburg, around 1400 - Cologne 1451) Panel (compartment of a polyptych) with gold backg...
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Old Masters 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Oil

Spectacular Meteorite Specimen
Located in London, GB
This complete cross-section from the pallasite meteorite Imilac has been prepared to reveal shimmering olivine and peridot gems embedded in iron-nickel metallic crystals, forming a m...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Extremely Large Megalodon Shark Tooth
Located in London, GB
This exceedingly large and beautifully preserved serrated tooth would have once lined the mouth of a big Megalodon shark (Carcharocles megalodon). The mightiest and most terrifying ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Marble Lion Fountain Head Roman Empire 1st/2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Large roman carved marble fountain head representing a lion Rome, I-II Century AC Bonham's London, 22 September 1998, lot 485; formerly in the private collection of a Norwegian gent...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit woman figural sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlan del Rio type, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. A handbuilt bichrome terracotta standing female figure standing with her torso nude with pronounced b...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Terracotta

Fragmentary Marble Corinthian Capital Roman Empire 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
PROVENANCE Bernhard Wicki Private Collection, acquired before 1977
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

Hebrew Bible manuscript fragment of the Genesis
Located in London, GB
From the Cairo Genizah, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Egypt - the famous and most important cache of early medieval Jewish manuscripts ever discovered - a fragment of one of the earliest survi...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Ink, Vellum

Madonna with child
Located in Wien, Wien
Madonna with child Rheinland around 1350/70 Carved hardwood Original version Height 50 cm
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Wood

Sandstone head of Vishnu, Khmer, Angkor period, style of Bakheng
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful head of Vishnu. Khmer, Cambodia. Angkor period, style of Bakheng, 1st quarter of 10th century. Carved sandstone. Height 10 7/8 inches, width 6.75 inches, profile 5 7/8 inch...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Sandstone

Egyptian Basalt Healing Statue
Located in London, GB
Preserving the left foot of a statue with finely modelled toes and nails. The sides and top of the base are inscribed with hieroglyphs naming a priest of Horus and Amun. Healing sta...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Stone

Spectacular Petrified Wood from Arizona
Located in London, GB
A large and highly decorative section of a petrified conifer tree trunk (Araucarioxylon arizonicum) from Northern Arizona. Over millions of years, this Prehistoric tree transformed i...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Other Medium

Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathia-ware Hydria Vase
Located in London, GB
A confidently made Gnathia-ware hydria, ribbed and with elegant bands of rosettes and decorative details applied in opaque paint around its neck and body. As its name suggests, this ...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Terracotta

Sculptural Iron Meteorite from Morasko Poland
Located in London, GB
A sculptural iron meteorite dating to the formation of the solar system, some 4.55 billion years ago. From the Morasko meteorite nature reserve, Poznan, Western Poland, discovered, c...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Iron

Roman Marble Torso of Aphrodite, 1st 2nd Century AD
Located in Milan, IT
Full height including base: 120 cm PROVENANCE French Art Market Private Collection, Piemonte Private Collection A torso sculpted with Greek marble with large crystals, originally p...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

Corpus Christi
Located in Wien, Wien
Corpus Christi around 1170/90 Southern France or Catalonia carved oak wood

 height 109 cm, width 96 cm Remains of polychromy
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Wood

Figure of Maitreya
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A wood sculpture of the Maitreya from the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China, radiocarbon dated by Rafter Radiocarbon Lab in New Zealand. Maitreya, the “happy Buddha” of the future...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Pigment, Wood

Roman Marble Sculpture of Jupiter seating on a throne, Antiquities, 2nd A-D
Located in Geneva, CH
Roman Marble Sculpture of Jupiter seating on a throne, Antiquities, 2nd A-D Marble 33 x 22 x 32 cm Provenance : Private collection, Geneva (acquired in the late 1940s, early 1950s)...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble

"Egrets in the Snow" by Sesshu Toyo
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Lithograph measures 38 x 26 inches. Good/Fair, slight creasing at bottom of lithograph.
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Lithograph

2nd-century Gandharan carved Indian relief panel
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful carved relief with figures, Gandharan, 2nd-3rd century. India or Pakistan. Carved schist. Measures h. 4 3/8 inches; l. 14 3/8 inches; d. 1.75 inches.
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Sandstone

12th Century Khmer Goddess Devata or Uma sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
12th Century Khmer Goddess Devata or Uma Carved sandstone, Angkor period, Baphuon style (1050-1100), 12th century, Cambodia. 28 1/2" tall. Without display base or evidence of dril...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Sandstone

Marble Figure of a Goddess Ancient Greece 1st half of 4th Century BC
Located in Milan, IT
This fragmentary figure, now a torso, depicts an evocative goddess, caught in the act of gently raising her right arm (now missing), while holding a piece of peplos in her other hand...
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15th Century and Earlier Art

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Marble