Event Date6 October 2022 | Live auction 21869

The Devoted Classicist: The Private Collection of a New York Antiquarian

New York
The Devoted Classicist: The Private Collection of a New York Antiquarian

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Christie’s is honored to present The Devoted Classicist: The Private Collection of a New York Antiquarian in a dedicated live sale on October 6th. With over 40 lots spanning ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Egyptian cultures, the works presented here all speak to the unparalleled vision of this connoisseur-collector. Formerly adorning the James F. D. Lanier House, a Gilded Age mansion in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, the diversity of works – including Athenian vases, Egyptian portrait heads and Roman marble statues of gods, goddesses and Imperial individuals – are united by a singular commitment to outstanding quality, beauty and provenance. Highlights include an impressive over-lifesized Roman Marble Head of Apollo once in a Princely Collection, a rare Greek Marble Torso of an Athlete from the onset of the Classical Period and an impressive Egyptian Granite Torso of Hormaakheru, once in the collection of Otto and Eloise Spaeth.

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