02 juillet 2017

A Roman marble head of Apollo, Antonine Period, circa 100-150 A.D.

Lot 135. A Roman marble head of Apollo, Antonine Period, circa 100-150 A.D. Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€57,000 - 80,000). Photo: Bonhams The youthful god with his head turned slightly to his right, wearing a laurel wreath in his thick, luxuriously wavy hair, curls escaping onto his forehead, his locks drawn up into a top-knot, and bound behind in a low chignon, with tendrils falling onto his neck, his oval face with large almond-shaped eyes with thick upper lids, deeply drilled at the inner canthi, the closed... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewellery @ Bonhams Antiquities Sale

A Roman marble head of Alexander the Great. Antonine, circa A.D. 138-161 Bonhams yesterday sale of Antiquities on April 13thincludes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: "Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary exploits a powerful part of Greek and Roman... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]