13 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the November Sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Lot 72. A Marble Sigma-shaped Table with Relief Border depicting Birth of Aphrodite & Marine Thiasos, Eastern Mediterranean, late Romanearly Byzantine, Theodosian Period, circa 390-430 A.D. 126 by 122.5 cm. Estimate £400-600,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Covering an unprecedented spectrum of objects from Classical Greece and Rome to Ancient Egypt and the Near East, Sotheby’s November sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art brings to life past civilisations. With estimates ranging from £800 to... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

A Roman marble headless statue of a man, circa 1st century

Lot 13. A Roman marble headless statue of a man, circa 1st century. Estimation : 120 000 € / 150 000 €. Photo Artcurial. Statue acéphale représentant un homme nu (Apollon ?), debout, légèrement déhanché, jambe droite en avant. et jambes lacunaires, bouchages, reprises et éclats, enduit cireux. . : 95,4 cm. Provenance : Ancienne collection Henry de Montherlant  Archéologie & Arts d’Orient dont la collection Henry de Montherlant chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 07 Novembre... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2017

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art at Sotheby’s London, 12 June 2016

Four Roman Marble figures of women, circa 2nd Century A.D. (from left to right, est. £250,000-350,000, £150,000-250,000, £100,000-150,000, £150,000-250,000) sold separately. Photo: Sotheby's.  London - An auction dedicated exclusively to the classical world, Ancient Marbles will take place on 12 June at Sotheby’s London – offering ancient sculpture and works of art from the Greek, Roman and Etruscan periods. Since the Renaissance, collecting ancient classical marble sculpture has been considered synonymous with good taste and... [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]
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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