04 juin 2009

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.  Lifesized, his head turned slightly to his right, with long wavy locks of hair brushed forward over the crown of the head, the locks breaking predominantly to the left except over the proper left eye, where they break to the right, his forehead with two horizontal creases, two short vertical creases above the bridge of the nose, the small unarticulated eyes beneath modelled brows, with heavy upper lids and creases at the outer corners, the nose slender, with... [Lire la suite]
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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]