6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A ROMAN CHALCEDONY BOWL
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Elliptical in form, on a low foot, concave on the underside, the outer walls carinated to each pointed end, the smooth rim sloping up toward each end
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) wide
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
European Private Collection, 1980s.
With its sleek, abstract form and its eyes tilted slightly towards the heavens, this rare complete idol is set to be a highligh..
The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more
Ancient jewellery styles are in vogue, but original pieces that can be thousands of years old are surprisingly affordable