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]

10 avril 2016

A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Lot 5. A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Lifesized, the voluptuous goddess depicted nude, standing with her left leg slightly advanced, her torso leaning forward causing a crease across her abdomen, both arms lowered, with a diaphanous mantle draped diagonally across her legs and over the crook of her right arm, with folds cascading down her upper right thigh; 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) high Provenance: Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2015

Hermann Historica reports excellent results in its sale from all fields of history and military history

 MUNICH.- All specialist areas represented by Hermann Historica – antiquities, arms and armour, works of art, hunting antiques, orders and collectibles from all fields of history and military history – reported excellent results, with some lots fetching many multiples of their estimated price. A total of approximately 6,000 collectors' items came under the hammer at the Spring Auction from 28 April to 12 May 2015.  Antiquities The demand for well preserved early bronze helmets has remained unabated for... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble portrait head of Gaius Caesar, Augustan, circa A.D. 1

A Roman marble portrait head of Gaius Caesar, Augustan, circa A.D. 1.  Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€55,000 - 82,000). Photo: Bonhams. Probably Parian marble, the youth depicted turning slightly to his left, the close-cropped hair carved in wavy locks around the forehead, with deep-set large eyes beneath slightly frowning brows, 37cm high Provenance: UK private collection, London.Christie's London, 25 April 2007, lot 260.Acquired on the London art market in the 1970s by the previous owner's late father. ... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The life-size head depicted with forward facing gaze, the thick curling hair falling in four pronounced curls over the brow, the characteristic long parted beard with drilling to the corkscrew locks, with a thick moustache, set on a strong well-defined neck, 35cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, Mr J.Y., Barcelona, acquired in 1977 from Gallery Juan... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Estimate £100,000 - 120,000 (€140,000 - 160,000). Photo: Bonhams. The goddess depicted nude with sensuous curves, standing with her left leg crossed in front of her right, her left arm resting on a pillar with drapery, offering a pomegranate in her right hand to Eros who stands to her left, the child-like god reaching up with both hands to grasp the fruit, the goddess with her hair arranged in a chignon, looking down at her son, his head a mass of... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2015

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £180,000 - 200,000 (€250,000 - 270,000). Photo: Bonhams. The youthful athletic figure with softly defined musculature, standing in contrapposto, with his weight resting on his right leg, the left arm raised, a small strut supporting the elbow of the right lowered arm, the hair falling on the shoulders in two flowing tendrils, 51cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, P.U.U., acquired in the mid-1980s.With Michel Dumez-Onof, London, in the... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

Christie's announces spring sale of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s presents the spring sale of Antiquities on June 5th. Comprised of 131 lots, the sale will offer a breadth of superb works of art from the cultures of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East. With estimates ranging from $2,000 to $400,000, this sale includes a wide selection of objects, from glass, bronze and pottery to marble portrait busts and bronze armor, offering both new and seasoned collectors the opportunity to enhance their collections at every level. The sale is expected to realize in excess... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2014

Rare depiction of the young Hercules leads Christie's Sale of Antiquities in April

A rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris. Estimate: £100,000-150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  LONDON.- The Christie’s sale of Antiquities in London on 2 April 2014 comprises 199 carefully selected lots with exceptional provenance which span the ancient world from the 3rd Millennium B.C. to the 11th Century A.D. Leading the sale is a rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris (estimate:... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2012

Exquisite works of art from the ancient world, antiquities on offer at Christie's Sale of Antiquities

A Roman Marble Head Of Apollo Lyceus Circa 2nd Century A.D. Estimate: USD200,000 - 300,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of Antiquities on December 5, which will feature over 200 superb works of art that embrace the cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East. With estimates ranging from $1,500 to $5 million, the sale highlights include a pair of important Roman bronze girls pursuing partridges, a Roman marble portrait bust of Marcus Aurelius, and a Roman marble head of... [Lire la suite]