03 juillet 2011

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique.

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique. Photo Bonhams each Roman Emperor depicted facing frontally, with white marble head above fiorito alabaster-veneered drapery over the shoulders, on a spreading stepped base, 67cm wide, 35cm deep, 84cm high (26" wide, 13.5" deep, 33" high). (2) - Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000, US$ 160,000 - 250,000, € 120,000 - 170,000 Literature: C. Scarre, Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, London, 1998. Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2010

Roman Imperial Marble Bust Sells for a Staggering $23.8 Million @ Sotheby's

Sale of antiquities from The Collection of Clarence Day totals $ 36,769,250, four times the high estimate. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Tonight at Sotheby’s, A Marble Portrait Bust of the Deified Antinous, Roman Imperial, Reign of Hadrian, Circa A.D. 130-138 sold for $23,826,500, many multiples of the high estimate (est. $2/3million).* The bust led the auction of Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day, known as one of the finest private collections of Antiquities in the United States. The ‘white glove’... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2010

Iconic Cycladic Marble Reclining Female Figure to Be Offered for the First Time Ever at Auction

A Cycladic marble reclining female figure. Name-piece of the Schuster Master, Early Cycladic II, circa 2400 B.C. 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm) high. Estimate: $3-5 million. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of a Cycladic marble reclining female figure, the most important Cycladic idol ever to come to auction on December 9. Estimated at $3-5 million, the folded-arm female figure is one of the most iconic sculptural types to have survived from antiquity. To date, there are only twelve known... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2010

Recently Acquired "Green Lady" Returns to Yale University Art Gallery

Pre- and post-conservation images of Figure of a Woman, Roman, 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Marble. Yale University Art Gallery, Purchased with the Ruth Elizabeth White and Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., B.A. 1913, Fund. NEW HAVEN, CT.- The Yale University Art Gallery announced the installation of a recent and important acquisition that showcases portraiture traditions of the late Hellenistic and early Roman era and 21st century conservation methods. Acquired in 2007, and affectionately known to Gallery staff as the “Green... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rediscovered Antiquity from The Collection of Lorenzo de' Medici

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius, Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D. Est. $800,000/1.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On 11 June 2010 Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale a rediscovered antiquity from the collection of one of the greatest arts patrons of all time – Lorenzo de’ Medici. Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent, Roman Imperial, circa 1st century A.D., is the only ancient sculpture confirmed to have been in ‘il Magnifico’s’ collection and it is... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2009

Important greek marble veiled head of a goddess. 4th Century BC

Important greek marble veiled head of a goddess. 4th Century BC Turned slightly to her left, her oval face with wavy center-parted hair pulled back over the tops of her ears, the gently-arching brows, the lidded eyes deep-set, her small mouth with bow-shaped lips, wearing a veil over the top of her head, falling forward on her left side with deep folds. H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) Priice: $95,000 Provenance: Ex Ebrahimoff Family Collection, Switzerland; acquired between 1956-1969.Royal-Athena Galleries 153 East 57th Street,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2009

A Marble Portrait Head of the Tragedian Sophocles, circa late 1st/early 2nd Century A.D.

A Marble Portrait Head of the Tragedian Sophocles, circa late 1st/early 2nd Century A.D. based on a 4th Century B.C. Greek original, with deeply drilled wavy beard, long moustache, deep-set eyes drilled in the inner corners, and hair bound in a fillet; mounted on a 17th/18th Century variegated colored marble draped bust. height of head 14 1/4 in. 36.2 cm.; height with bust 22 1/8 in. 56 cm.; total height with socle 30 1/4 in. 76.9 cm. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold 116,500 USD PROVENANCE: French family collection,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2009

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D.

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D. based on a Greek original of the late 4th Century B.C., the face carved out of a pale amber-colored vein within the white matrix, turned slightly to his right, his face with long beard of voluted curls, parted lips, and eyes drilled in the inner corners, his long hair radiating from the crown, parted in the center, brushed back over the ears, gathered in a chignon at the back, bound in a broad diadem, and surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves;... [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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13 mars 2009

An Unusual White Marble Figure of a Monk, Tang/Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

An Unusual White Marble Figure of a Monk, Tang/Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century The bald monk shown standing on a rectangular plinth carved in front with lotus petals, with body slightly twisted as he turns his head to the right, holding a rectangular box at his chest, wearing a shawl draped over long, layered robes that fall to the tops of his shoes, with broad neck and full face carved with small mouth and eyes and prominent nose. 24 in. (61 cm.) high, stand. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000  唐/宋 大理石雕僧侶立像10至12世紀 ... [Lire la suite]
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