9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 6,250
USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF MINERVA
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The goddess wearing a peplos below a scaly aegis fronted by the facing head of Medusa, and a crested Corinthian helmet high on her head, her oval face with articulated eyes, her long hair center parted
3½ in. (8.8 cm.) high
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Belgian Private Collection, 1989.
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 the treasures offered in our Antiquities sale, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France