Event Date2 April 2014 | Live auction 1548



Sale Overview

The Christie’s London April sale of Antiquities comprises 199 carefully selected lots with exceptional provenance spanning the ancient world, featuring rare and important works of art dating from the 3rd Millennium B.C. to the 11th Century A.D. Leading the sale is a rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) collection in Paris. Peyrefitte was a French diplomat and noted novelist, as well as an outspoken defender of gay rights, whose collection, including this piece, was published in 1972. Further highlights include a pair of Egyptian alabaster canopic jars for Tau-Iert-Iru and a Roman marble Fortuna from the collection at Harwood House. Each piece tells a unique story, enabling art of the ancient world to resonate in the contemporary world of collecting.

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