10 juin 2011

A Roman marble portrait head of Plato. Circa 3rd centu

A Roman marble portrait head of Plato. Circa 3rd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Depicted with horizontal creases on the forehead and vertical furrows between the brows, the convex eyes with heavy upper lids, the irises incised, the bean-shaped pupils drilled, the gaze angled up, with sunken areas below the eyes echoed by the naso-labial creases, his small mouth with the full lips together beneath the downturned mustache, the full beard a mass of long wavy locks, the hair composed of short comma-shaped locks, curving to... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, his head turned to his left on his muscular neck, his thick luscious curls upswept from his forehead in short pointed locks, with a furrowed forehead, the deeply-set lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, his nose prominent, his full beard composed of short spiral-curling locks, his thick mustache enveloping the upper lip but for the philtrum; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $194,500   ... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D.

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Lifesized, finely sculpted with his characteristic thick wavy hair combed forward in undulating rows, ending in corkscrew curls detailed by drillwork, with a closely-cropped beard of wavy locks, spiraling around his jaw line and forking slightly below his chin, the mustache with a gap at the philtrum, his thin upper lip pressed against his fleshy lower lip, the eyes articulated, with thick lower lids, the brow with two deep... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, originally standing with his weight on his right leg and his left slightly advanced, with a slight hip thrust to the left, his right arm originally pulled back with the hand resting on the hip, the left arm originally lowered, with remnants of his club visible in the armpit, his torso bent forward, creating a crease through his abdomen, his burly musculature well defined, puntelli preserved on the reverse; 34½ in. (87.6 cm.) high.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D.

The Wilton House Apollo. A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Depicted over-lifesized, with a smooth forehead, gently-arching brows that merge with the bridge of his slender nose, convex eyes with slight articulation of the pupils, and heavy upper lids that extend slightly beyond the lower at their outer canthi, the tear ducts naturalistically defined, his small mouth with the lips slightly parted, the philtrum tapering, his luscious wavy locks center parted and pulled... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewellery @ Bonhams Antiquities Sale

A Roman marble head of Alexander the Great. Antonine, circa A.D. 138-161 Bonhams yesterday sale of Antiquities on April 13thincludes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: "Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary exploits a powerful part of Greek and Roman... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewelery in Bonhams Antiques Sales

A Roman marble head of Alexander Helios Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate: £7,000-9,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Antiquities on April 13th includes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: “Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2010

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D.

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 With head twisted and gazing towards his right, with sensitively modelled idealized features and serene expression, his short curling hair brushed forward at the front, with locks falling in front of the ears, with heavy lidded almond-shaped eyes below fine brows, aquiline nose and delicate slightly parted bow-shaped lips, mounted; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high - Estimate £250,000 - £350,000  Provenance: Collection of L.... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2010

Important Antiquities Sale to be Held at Christie's in April

Fish plate. Estimate: £4,000-5,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- As part of the specialised sales on offer in South Kensington, Christie’s announced the upcoming Antiquities sale, to be held on 29 April 2010. The first Christie’s sale composed by Georgiana Aitken since her appointment as head of the Antiquities department in November 2009 is set to excite international collectors and connoisseurs as well as institutions with many important, rare and museum quality pieces. The sale will comprise approximately 350... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2010

Bonhams to Sell Roman Bust that Links Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

The filming of the 'Taming of the Shrew in Rome' in 1967 brought all these creative people together in a project that was critically acclaimed. LONDON.- A lovely Roman marble bust that film director, Franco Zeffirrelli gave as a wedding gift to friends who worked with him on the filming of 'The Taming of the Shrew' will be sold at Bonhams next Antiquities Sale in London on April 28th. Dating from the second century AD the Roman herm head traditionally used on the top of a pillar, is estimated to sell for £7,000 to £9,000. A... [Lire la suite]