25 October 2016
A BACTRIAN STONE RITUAL OBJECT
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
23 ¾ in. (60.3 cm.) diameter
with Joseph G. Gerena, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1999.
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Hauntingly lifelike, these remarkable portraits were positioned over the heads of mummies and wrapped in place almost 2,000 years ago
The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘