08 décembre 2010

A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D, probably reign of Domitian, A.D. 81-96.

A Green Porphyry Sphinx of an Egyptian Queen, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D, probably reign of Domitian, A.D. 81-96. photo Sotheby's couchant on a rectangular base rounded at the back, the tail curved around the right hindquarter, and wearing a broad beaded collar and centrally divided ribbed wig with voluted curls surmounted by the vulture headdress, her face with smiling mouth and long contoured eyebrows in relief;  height 19 1/2 in. 49.5 cm.; length 37 1/2 in. 95.2 cm. Estimate 800,000—1,200,000 USD. Lot... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2010

Sotheby's New York to Offer Property from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

A Marble Portrait Bust Of The Deified Antinous, Roman Imperial, Reign of Hadrian, Cira AD 130-138 (est. $2/3 million). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced a single owner sale of important Antiquities from the Collection of the late Clarence Day to be held on the evening of 7 December 2010. The sale will include approximately 40 lots and is expected to raise $5/8 million.* Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Day Foundation. Among the highlights will be A Marble Portrait Bust of the Deified Antinous, Roman... [Lire la suite]