6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 4,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE PENDANT
CIRCA 1ST AND 3RD CENTURY A.D.
With an openwork fringe around a short sheet collar, the wide suspension loop at the back with infolded edges, set with an earlier bevelled oval stone, circa 1st century A.D., deeply engraved with a draped profile bust of Serapis, the god with characteristic full beard and long wavy hair bound in a diadem, his head surmounted by a kalathos
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
American Private Collection, 1990s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 December 2002, lot 630.
PROPETY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR
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