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Event Date21 April 10:00 AM EDT | Live auction 19738

Antiquities

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Antiquities

Sale Overview

This April, the Antiquities sale will offer a strong selection of works of art from across the ancient Mediterranean world. The objects represent ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures and range in date from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the 6th century A.D.

Top lots will include a stunning Greek Bronze Youth from the Classical Period, circa late-5th-early-4th century B.C., and an important Greek Carnelian scarab with a running youth, circa 530 B.C.  We are delighted to offer an Egyptian red glass royal male head formerly in The Resandro Collection; a unique Roman pavonazzetto and giallo antico herm that had once formed part of the collection of the Baron Rochdale, Lingholm, Cumbria; and a selection of recently-rediscovered vases collected by Cornelius Vanderbilt II in the 1890s and previously displayed at The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island. Other lots will include a Mycenaean pottery amphoroid krater with octopuses; a large Roman marble mosaic adorned with desert animals in a landscape; and a group of Sumerian clay Cuneiform tablets from The Collection of William Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney.

Auction times
21 Apr 10:00 AM (EDT) Lots 1-122

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Hannah Fox Solomon

Hannah Fox Solomon

Vice President, Head of Sale, Specialist | Ancient Art & Antiquities

Hannah Fox Solomon is Specialist, Head of Sale of the Antiquities department at Christie’s New York. She joined the department in 2010 and oversees the April and October auctions in New York. In addition, she collaborates with her London colleagues on their bi-annual auctions. In her current role, Hannah also works closely with the department’s international clients sourcing and selling material year-round via Christie’s private treaty channel. Hannah has been responsible for a number of recording-breaking results, including the sale of a Greek Bronze Helmet of Chalcidian type that realized over $1 million in April 2017 and a Roman Marble Portrait Bust of the Emperor Didius Julianus in April 2019 that sold for over $4.8 million.
Hannah’s passion of the ancient art is cross-cultural, which lead her to earn two Master’s degrees: one from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a focus on the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean; and another in the Arts of China from Christie’s Education/University of Glasgow. Hannah’s areas of specialty include Greek arms & armor and Minoan and Mycenaean works of art.

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