11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 47,500
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHAISTIC TORSO
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Standing with her weight on her left leg, the right slightly advanced, wearing a chiton below a himation with the overfold fastened on the right shoulder and falling diagonally over her chest; the head, shoulders and legs below the knees all later restorations
37 in. (93.9 cm.) high as restored
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For a related Archaistic kore see the example in Madrid, fig. 84 in Fullerton, The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary.
Wright Ludington, Santa Barbara.
Avery Brundage, acquired from Ludington in the 1960s.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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