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.