14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2009

Christie's to Offer Exquisite Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry this December

A late Roman sardonyx cameo portrait of the Emperor Constantine. Circa early 4th-Century A.D. Estimate: $150,000-250,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present two sales of ancient art, Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry, on December 11 featuring over 350 lots showcasing the broad range of works from Predynastic Egypt through to the Roman period. Highlights of the Antiquities sale include a stunning Roman marble torso of Venus, a Roman marble portrait head of the emperor Hadrian, and a... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2009

Travel Back in Time with Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, an Exhibition This Fall at The Walters Art Museum

Herakles as a Youth. Marble. Roman copy after a Hellenistic original; height 64 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, Sk 188; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Johannes Laurentius) Baltimore—From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes are... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C.

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C. painted in front with a man and his charioteer in a quadriga, Dionysos holding vine branches, a standing man, and a seated man holding a staff, the reverse decorated with an archer and hoplite in full armor between two female figures, palmettes and lotus flowers in the handle zones, the details in added red and white, a graffito under the foot, another under the lid. height 15 1/2 in. 39.4 cm.; height with lid 17 in. 43.2 cm.... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2009

Superb Examples of Roman and Greek Art Highlight Christie's Spring Sale of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Antiquities on June 3, which will offer nearly 200 lots with a particularly strong selection of Roman marbles, including a handsome marble herm bust of Menander and a massive red marble labrum. Other highlights include fine examples of classical Greek vases, both Athenian and South Italian alongside Egyptian and Near Eastern art. A massive Roman red marble (cotanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Photo: Christie´s Images... [Lire la suite]