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]
07 juin 2009

A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C.

A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C. representing the king early in his reign, resting against a rectangular back pillar with two fragmentary columns of inscription in sunk relief, and wearing the Blue Crown covered with dotted roundels, the coiled uraeus with tail trailing in a slender line over the top, his face with mouth indented at the corners, large eyes with incised folds on the upper lids, long cosmetic lines (barely visible on the left eye) flaring... [Lire la suite]
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