Cowan’s Auctions is pleased to present Part III of Ancient Art of the Eastern Woodlands – The Art Gerber Collection: Premier Auction on February 5th, 2021. This is the third of three premier auctions offering the renowned artifact collection of Art Gerber (1938-2017). This collection highlights objects from the Ohio Valley, including Snowy, a Mississippian human-owl anthropomorphic effigy carved from aragonite, and much more!

In-person bidding and previews will NOT be available on auction day. Bidding will be available via absentee bid, over the phone, and live online. For instructions on how to bid remotely with Cowan's, click HERE.

Catalogs are available for $20. Contact Eric Duncan (ericduncan@hindmanauctions.com) for more information

Erin Rust
513-871-1670 x239

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 10:00 am ET

By Appointment Only 

Buyer's Premium
17.5% for bids placed by phone, absentee, or live online on cowans.com
An additional 2.5% is added by 3rd party bidding platforms such as Bidsquare and Live Auctioneers

A NOTE ABOUT Authenticity, Condition and Restoration 

Cowan’s strives to sell only authentic artifacts. We view the sheer number of fraudulent artifacts in the marketplace a threat to the collecting hobby, and frankly, place little stock in “Certificates of Authenticity” and prefer to offer old, well-documented artifacts.  

We recognize that there may be disagreement between various parties regarding the authenticity of an artifact. Before placing a bid, we invite you, or a surrogate to physically examine any artifact of interest. No artifact deemed spurious by a bidder or his surrogates may be returned after the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. 

Wherever possible, we have noted restoration in the catalog description. Before the sale, we welcome your questions regarding any of the lots in the catalog and will be happy to provide more photographs or descriptions. Because of the care we have taken with these descriptions, no restored artifact may be returned after the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer.