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Event Date12 October 10:00 AM EDT | Live auction 19992

Antiquities

New York
Antiquities

Sale Overview

The October Antiquities sale features an impressive selection of works of art from across the ancient Mediterranean world. The objects represent ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures and range in date from the 6th millennium B.C. to the 11th century A.D. 

The sale is led by works from the Estate of Yris R. Solomon, daughter of the renowned New York dealer Khalil Rabenou (1906-1961). Highlights include an impressive, three-quarters life sized Roman Marble Goddess, circa mid 2nd century A.D., and an important Sasanian Bronze Royal Portrait bust, circa 5th-7th century A.D. Christie’s is also honored to offer two Roman marbles from the Estate of Herbert Kasper (1926-2020): a Portrait Head of the Empress Livia, circa late 1st century B.C., and an striking Head of Isis, circa 2nd century A.D.   

Antiquities also features a collection of Greek helmets and armor from a California Private Collector, as well as objects from the Harold and Barbara Marko Collection, including a large Egyptian bronze figure of the goddess Neith from the 26th Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C., and formerly in the Jack Josephson Collection. Other highlights include a Roman Marble Head of Apollo, circa 1st-2nd century A.D., a Roman Marble Portrait of Aristotle, circa 2nd century A.D., and a Greco-Persian Blue Chalcedony Scaraboid with a Griffin, circa late 5th-early 4th century B.C., formerly in the renowned Southesk and Harari Collections.

Auction times
12 Oct 10:00 AM (EDT)

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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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