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Marble Bust of a Young Commodus Attributed to Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, circa 18th Century
This striking classical revival masterwork has been attributed to Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c. 1716 to 1799), a sculptor and restorer fascinated by the works of classical Rome and Greece. This interest was very much in the spirit of the time. The Accademia de San Luca, which he entered in 1732, was one of numerous European art institutions where the masterworks of the classical world were used to fuel the Enlightenment.
Sculpture of the Thousand Arms Guanyin, circa 1368 - 1644
Upon leading a victorious rebellion against the foreign Mongol rulers of the Yuan Dynasty, a peasant named Zhu Yuanzhang seized control of China and founded the Ming Dynasty in 1368. As emperor, he founded his capital at Nanjing and adopted the name Hongwu as his reign title. Hongwu, literally meaning "vast military," reflects the increased prestige of the army during the Ming Dynasty.

Important Inlaid Rosewood Games Table, 1815
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854), New York, 1815. The hinged swiveling oblong top with canted corners, brass stringing and burl wood cross banding, opening to a well lined with patterned paper, the case with a conforming apron, the canted corners paneled with burl wood, the top edge and apron bottom decorated with brass stringing, above a pair of outward-facing gilt and vert-antique painted carved eagles...
Antique Cubist Mask of the Elephant Spirit "Ogbodo Enyi", circa 1920

Prie Dieu by Antoni Gaudi, circa 1906

Seated Figure, Olmec Culture, 1200 - 600 BC 569 570
Henry Rifle - American Military Collectable, 1862

Articulated Model of a Swallowtail Butterfly, 2015

Pair of Silvered-Bronze Seven-Light Figural Candelabra, 1845
Fragment of an Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Circa 664 to 330 BC

Tourmaline on Smoky Quartz, Afghanistan

Gandharan Stucco Head of the Buddha, 4th - 5th Century AD
Jud Hartmann - Pontiac, bronze

Rhodochrosite, N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Restauration Mahogany Grecian Couch, 1835-1840
Ceremonial Mask, Alamito Culture, 400 BC - 950 AD

Scottish Basket Hilt Sword, 1715 - 1730

Stargazer, Mezcala Culture, 350 BC - 250 AD
Dioptase Crystal, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Pair of Twins, ere ibeji, Ajasse Igbomina, 1910

NWA 2957 Pallasite Meteorite Slice
Roshan Houshmand - Wild Flower, 2012

Murad Karabaev - Stray Butterfly, 2010

Persian Horn Rhyton, circa 500 to 400 BC
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