12 juin 2010

Sotheby’s Sale of Antiquities Totals $17.5 Million

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, Roman Imperial, Julio-Claudian, 1st half of the 1st Century A.D. photo Sotheby’s 11 June 2010, New York, NY – In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s this afternoon, a Marble Torso of an Emperor (probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius), Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D., surpassed all expectations, selling for a remarkable $7,362,500, more than six times the high estimate of $1.2 million*. At least seven bidders in the room and on numerous telephones pursued the stunning... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2010

"Tutankhamun’s Funeral" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Floral collar. Diam. 47 cm (18 ½ in). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 NEW YORK, NY.- n 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron (a mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulphate, and sodium chloride that occurs naturally in Egypt), bags of sawdust, floral collars, and pieces of linen with markings from years 6 and 8 during... [Lire la suite]