Artemis Gallery presents fresh-to-market classical antiquities, ethnographic and folk art in auction

The art and relics of ancient cultures are unique as a collecting category, in that they never lack a following and never become less rare. If anything, the fascination for premium-quality antiquities only continues to grow while the supply seems only to diminish. “There are no warehouse finds within our area of specialty,” said Teresa Dodge, co-founder and executive director of Artemis Gallery, which will host an August 3 auction of cultural treasures from around the world. The sale opens with a Classical Greek and Roman selection. Lot 5, a 17¾-inch-tall bale-handled pottery amphora is decorated in red-figure technique with depictions of a warrior standing before an altar on one side and a gowned female holding vessels on the other side. Of quintessential Campanian style, the amphora dates to circa 340-325 BCE and is estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Lot 9A, a glorious carved white marble head of

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