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Event Date12 October 2021 | 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.

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