Antiquities

  • Sale 2565
  • New York, Rockefeller Plaza
  • 8 June 2012

On June 8, Christie’s Antiquities sale will offer a 9,000-year-old limestone mask from the Judean desert that is among the earliest sculptural types to survive from the ancient Near East.  Additional highlights among the 260 lots in the sale are an extremely rare Egyptian painted votive linen from the 18th-19th Dynasty (circa 1300 – 1200 B.C.), beautiful examples of 2nd century A.D. Roman sculpture—a head of Apollo and a torso of Venus—and one of only four known complete standing figures in marble of a Roman actor wearing the theater mask of the “Old Man of Comedy.”  The sale also offers a wide and varied selection of antiquities from distinguished private collections including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Property from the Estate of Ernst Beyeler, and Property from the Collection of Alan Dershowitz and Carolyn Cohen. 

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Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 8,968,375 (USD)

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Antiquities

London, King Street

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