11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 17,500
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN BRONZE HELMET ATTACHMENT
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
From the crossbar of a Niederbieber-type helmet, in the form of an eagle protome, with a downturned beak, bulging eyes and heavy brow, the feathers and wings finely incised on both sides, the front edge forked and undulating, with two incised dolphins along the edge, tapering to the riveted flange
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
G. Max Bernheimer
+1 212 636 2245
Molly Morse Limmer
French Private Collection, 1970.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2007 (Ancient Art, no. 51).
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February