01 décembre 2010

Christie's to Present Important Auctions of Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry in December

A Roman Marble Torso of a God or an Athlete, Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D. Estimate: $300,000 - 500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer two sales of ancient art that will take place on December 9- Antiquities Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky and Ancient Jewelry. The sales will feature over 300 lots that range from Predynastic Egypt through to the Byzantine period, including a highly important Cycladic marble reclining female figure. Highlights comprise an... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2010

Phoenix Ancient Art S.A. @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Statue équestre d’Alexandre le Grand. Art hellénistique, IIIe - IIe s. av. J.-C. Bronze. H 49 cm © Phoenix Ancien Art Cette magnifique sculpture en bronze d'Alexandre le Grand, qui représente le jeune souverain dans toute sa puissance et sa grandeur, est un chef-d'oeuvre extrêmement rare, voire unique, de la période hellénistique. A l'origine, le personnage chevauchait sa monture - le célèbre Bucéphale - les cuisses serrées le long du dos de l'animal, les jambes écartées et ramenées en arrière. Le bras droit levé est plié avec... [Lire la suite]
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]