10 juin 2011

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, originally standing with his weight on his right leg and his left slightly advanced, with a slight hip thrust to the left, his right arm originally pulled back with the hand resting on the hip, the left arm originally lowered, with remnants of his club visible in the armpit, his torso bent forward, creating a crease through his abdomen, his burly musculature well defined, puntelli preserved on the reverse; 34½ in. (87.6 cm.) high.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D.

The Wilton House Apollo. A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Depicted over-lifesized, with a smooth forehead, gently-arching brows that merge with the bridge of his slender nose, convex eyes with slight articulation of the pupils, and heavy upper lids that extend slightly beyond the lower at their outer canthi, the tear ducts naturalistically defined, his small mouth with the lips slightly parted, the philtrum tapering, his luscious wavy locks center parted and pulled... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2010

The Crosby Garrett Helmet. A Roman bronze cavalry parade helmet. Circa late 1st-2nd century A.D.

The Crosby Garrett Helmet. A Roman bronze cavalry parade helmet. Circa late 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Composed of two sections, helmet and mask; the tinned bronze face-mask with idealised youthful features, the openwork eyes with irises formed of delicate perforated rings, the upper and lower lids with incised lashes, the eyebrows arching from the bridge of the nose to the hairline with incised herringbone detail, the nostrils pierced, the fleshy lips slightly parted, with filtrum indicated,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2010

The Crosby Garrett Helmet @ Christie's

The Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- The auction of Antiquities on 7 October at Christie’s South Kensington will offer an exceptional survival from Roman Britain discovered by a metal detectorist. Discovered in Cumbria, in May 2010, the Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. and is one of only three comparable examples ever to have been discovered in the United Kingdom complete with face-mask in the last 250 years. It will be on... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2009

A rare gallo-roman blue-green blown glass lidded urn or cinerarium. 1st-2nd century A.D.

A rare gallo-roman blue-green blown glass lidded urn or cinerarium. 1st-2nd century A.D. The large globular body with concave base, the wide everted rim hollow-folded outwards to form a flat tubular rim, two large vertical trailed glass handles attached to rim and lower belly of the urn, each with pinched ornamental fold at base, in the centre and at the top, the lid with perforation through the knob, traces of purple and coloured iridescence around the rim. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high incl. lid. Est. £40,000 - £60,000. Lot... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2009

A Roman marble head of Aphrodite, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

A Roman marble head of Aphrodite, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Depicted with a serene expression on her face, her head tilted and turned to the right, the waving hair centrally-parted and dressed with a diadem around her head, the elaborate curls drawn back into a loose chignon, some escaping at the base of the neck, the frontal tresses swept into a topknot, the wide-set eyes beneath a softly curving browline, the full lips slightly parted, 10½in (26.8cm) high, mounted, cleaned, the tip of the nose restored. Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2009

A Roman marble head of a bearded male. Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

A Roman marble head of a bearded male. Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Probably a portrait of a Greek philosopher, depicted with a serious, imposing expression, his small almond-shaped eyes set beneath a frowning browline and creased forehead, the wavy hair finely carved and swept to the right across the brow, receding slightly at the temples, with a moustache and full beard covering the lower part of his face, his adam's apple visible beneath the chin, 11in (28cm) high, some restoration, mounted. Estimate: £12,000 - 15,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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