05 mai 2016

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D.

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D. H. 36.2 cm. Bronze. Price on request. Jean-David Cahn at Spring Masters New York‏, May 6-9, 2016 Rare representation of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a victorious military commander with a radiate crown. He wears an elaborately crafted hip-length coat of scale armour (lorica squamata) with a cingulum, the distinctive Roman soldier’s belt, around his waist. The pteryges, long strips of cloth or leather which descend from the lower... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2016

A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D.

Lot 66. A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $317,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Sculpted in high relief, depicting Achilles on Skyros, the hero at the center, lunging to the left with his head turned back, dressed as a woman, wearing a chiton falling off his right shoulder, holding a circular shield in his raised left hand, his crested Corinthian helmet on the ground before him, one of the daughters of King Lycomedes collapsing to the right, probably... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 10. An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Price Realized $509,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The youthful god depicted nude, standing with his weight on his left leg, the right relaxed and bent at the knee, his left arm lowered, perhaps once holding a kantharos, and his right arm raised, perhaps once holding a cluster of grapes, his fleshy torso with copper inlays for the nipples, his head turned to his right, with a smooth forehead and... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D.

Lot 9. A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $545,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Composed of multicolored tesserae on a cream ground, with Dionysus riding in a chariot pulled by two rearing centaurs, the left bearded, the right youthful, the god nimbate, depicted nude but for an animal skin draped diagonally across his chest from his left shoulder, a mantle draped on top and over his arm, a thyrsus in his raised right hand, a crown of ivy and berries... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

Axel Vervoordt at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954), Untitled, 2013. Alabaster, 102 x 120 x 37 cm. Axel Vervoordt © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Otto Piene (Laasphe 1928-2014 Berlin), Lichtsirene, 1959-60. Acrylic paint on canvas, 110 x 110 cm. Signed, titled and dated on the overlap 'Piene 59-60 Lichtsirene'. Axel Vervoordt © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Heinz Mack (Lollar, 1931), Untitled, 1959-60. Oil on canvas, 106 x 75 cm. Signed and dated 'Mack 59/60'. Axel... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2016

Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016

Head of Tyche-Fortuna, Roman, 1st century BC. Marble, Height 17.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Europe, 19th century; Private collection, Switzerland; acquired 1974 Sarcophagus panel, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1070-750 BC. Wood and polychromy, 26.6 x 34.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Westchester County, USA;... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2016

Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016

Lug-handled jar with flamingoes. Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500-3300 B.C. H. 19.1 cm. Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Clay, reddish glaze. Conically tapered jar with three pierced lug handles on the shoulder, decorated on both sides with a group of nine stylized flamingoes, marching one behind the other to the right. Arranged concentrically around the moulded rim are four zigzag lines, while a further seven hang down in concentric semicircles on two sides of the... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Amber mask of Dionysus, Roman, 1st Century

Amber mask of Dionysus, Roman, 1st Century
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18 janvier 2016

Roman glass bottle, 1st century AD

Roman glass bottle, 1st century AD, Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France
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04 décembre 2015

A Roman carnelian ring with a portrait of Julia Domina, circa late 2nd-early 3rd century AD.

A Roman carnelian ring with a portrait of Julia Domina, circa late 2nd-early 3rd century AD. Estimation: USD 5,000 - 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 he draped bust of the Empress engraved in profile to the left, her wavy hair pulled back over her ears and tied in a double plait at the back of the head, with sensitively rendered facial features including a large eye, a straight nose and pursed lips; mounted as a ring in a modern silver setting - 13⁄16 in. (2 cm.) long; ring size 7PROVENANCE: Dr.... [Lire la suite]