08 décembre 2010

A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D, probably reign of Domitian, A.D. 81-96.

A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D, probably reign of Domitian, A.D. 81-96. photo Sotheby's couchant on a rectangular base rounded at the back, the tail curved around the right hindquarter, and wearing a broad beaded collar and centrally divided ribbed wig with voluted curls surmounted by the vulture headdress, her face with smiling mouth and long contoured eyebrows in relief;  height 19 1/2 in. 49.5 cm.; length 37 1/2 in. 95.2 cm. Estimate 800,000—1,200,000 USD. Lot... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2010

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D.

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 With head twisted and gazing towards his right, with sensitively modelled idealized features and serene expression, his short curling hair brushed forward at the front, with locks falling in front of the ears, with heavy lidded almond-shaped eyes below fine brows, aquiline nose and delicate slightly parted bow-shaped lips, mounted; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high - Estimate £250,000 - £350,000  Provenance: Collection of L.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rediscovered Antiquity from The Collection of Lorenzo de' Medici

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius, Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D. Est. $800,000/1.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On 11 June 2010 Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale a rediscovered antiquity from the collection of one of the greatest arts patrons of all time – Lorenzo de’ Medici. Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent, Roman Imperial, circa 1st century A.D., is the only ancient sculpture confirmed to have been in ‘il Magnifico’s’ collection and it is... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2009

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D.

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D. based on a Greek original of the late 4th Century B.C., the face carved out of a pale amber-colored vein within the white matrix, turned slightly to his right, his face with long beard of voluted curls, parted lips, and eyes drilled in the inner corners, his long hair radiating from the crown, parted in the center, brushed back over the ears, gathered in a chignon at the back, bound in a broad diadem, and surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves;... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2009

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations standing with his weight on the right leg, the base, head, and other extremities restored. height 81 1/2 in. 207 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD PROVENANCE: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, 1656-1733, Wilton House, WiltshireHenry, 9th Earl of Pembroke, 1693-1749Henry, 10th Earl of Pembroke, 1734-1794George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke, 1759-1827Robert Henry, 12th Earl of... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2009

A Roman marble group of two wrestling children. Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble group of two wrestling children. Circa 1st Century A.D. With one child on the back of the other, wrapping his arms around his neck, and biting his ear, the other child twisting his chubby body and attempting to disengage himself, with furrowed brow and mouth agape, 15½in (39.4cm) high, the crown of the figure on top restored, the back hollowed out and drilled through in antiquity or later for use as a fountainhead, mounted. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 Provenance: Ex Franz von Matsch Collection, a... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

A Roman marble male torso. Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble male torso. Circa 1st Century A.D. Standing in contrapposto, with the weight on his right leg, his left shoulder raised, the muscular torso with defined pectorals, shapely hips and a recessed naval, with well-formed buttocks and muscular back with central depression along the spine, 34½in (87.7cm) high, right leg repaired, surface pitted and discoloured, mounted on a revolving granite column. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the founder of Penthouse Magazine, United... [Lire la suite]
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