9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 2,750
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN SILVER AND CARNELIAN CAMEO PENDANT
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The plain bezel surmounted by a ribbed suspension loop; the oval stone carved in high relief with a head of Cupid in three-quarter view, his comma-shaped locks brushed forward and bound in a diadem
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
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European Private Collection, 1977.
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