10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, his head turned to his left on his muscular neck, his thick luscious curls upswept from his forehead in short pointed locks, with a furrowed forehead, the deeply-set lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, his nose prominent, his full beard composed of short spiral-curling locks, his thick mustache enveloping the upper lip but for the philtrum; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $194,500   ... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2010

Intaille romaine Pothos @ Fabian de Montjoye

Intaille romaine Pothos. Monture moderne de style classique, à fond ouvert, et intaille d'époque romaine, du 2nd siècle après J.C.  Prix sur demande. Le chaton ovale est orné d'une grande intaille antique en agate nicolo de couleur gris anthracite, gravée d'une figure en pied de Pothos, jambes croisées, tourné vers la gauche, accoudé d'un air songeur sur sa torche renversée. Il est encadré d'une devise épigraphique en capitales romaine composée du mot VI-VAS, scindé en deux parties.Ce sujet est tout à fait... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2009

A Marble Torso of a God or Hero, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Marble Torso of a God or Hero, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D. standing with the weight on his left leg, and wearing a himation falling from his left shoulder and draped over his left forearm, the ends of his fillet falling over the shoulders, the surface retaining its ancient polish. height 18 in. 45.7 cm. Est. 50,000—80,000 USD. Lot Sold 290,500 USD PROVENANCE: Dorotheum, Vienna, between 1989 and 1994 (Dorotheum receipt number on back: 142-44649-1) private collection, Vienna, until 2008 Sotheby's. Old Master... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

A roman marble head of Hercules, circa 2nd century A.D.

A roman marble head of Hercules, circa 2nd century A.D. The hero depicted youthful, his oval face inclined to his left, with a bulging forehead and contoured brows overhanging deep-set, unarticulated, almond-shaped eyes, his lips parted, his hair a mass of closely-cropped short wavy locks brushed up at the forehead and bound in a thin diadem, with curving locks on his cheeks in front of his small ears. 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 - Price Realized $158,500 Provenance: Edward Moss, Augusta, Georgia;... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.  Lifesized, his head turned slightly to his right, with long wavy locks of hair brushed forward over the crown of the head, the locks breaking predominantly to the left except over the proper left eye, where they break to the right, his forehead with two horizontal creases, two short vertical creases above the bridge of the nose, the small unarticulated eyes beneath modelled brows, with heavy upper lids and creases at the outer corners, the nose slender, with... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

A Roman marble female portrait bust. North Africa, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman marble female portrait bust. North Africa, circa 2nd Century A.D. With an acquiline nose, shapely lips and small rounded chin, her large heavy lidded eyes set beneath a defined brow, her wavy hair centrally parted, wearing earrings and a tunic, the back roughly hewn, probably from a relief, 14½in (36.8cm) high, mounted. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 Provenance:Private collection since the early 1980s.Literature: For a similar bust, cf. S. Walker & M. Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt,... [Lire la suite]
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