Ancient Art & Antiquities

Christie’s is the market leader for Antiquities and the only auction house to hold international sales in both New York and London. Four times per year, the department offers the finest examples of Classical and Egyptian sculpture, Attic and South Italian pottery, and ancient Greek, Roman and Near Eastern gemstones and jewellery, achieving world record results by attracting a wide range of collectors — both dedicated Antiquities collectors and new buyers.


Recent sales in London include an Assyrian gypsum relief of a Winged Genius, from the collection of Sam Josefowitz, that sold for £3,912,000 (October 2023), and an Egyptian limestone group statue for Mehernefer and his son, once owned by King George III, that realized £6,014,500 (July 2022). In New York, sales have been equally robust, with recent highlights including a Roman sardonyx cameo portrait of the Emperor Claudius that realized $2,107,000 in the Rothschild Masterpieces auction (October 2023), and an Egyptian basalt falcon that sold for $4,830,000 (October 2021).


Our global team of specialists is always available for free and confidential valuations or to discuss the market for your antiquities. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss buying or selling at auction, online or through Private Sales.