London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE BOWL
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Hemispherical, with an inscription around exterior rim giving the name of the owner as "Halikum Raza", below a frieze of animals with standards in between, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.; another bowl similar, the inscription with the name of the owner as "Gawb-'il, he of Mata'um", an animal frieze below, 4 in. (10 cm.) diam.; and a hemispherical bronze bowl with an Egyptian hieroglyphic dedicatory inscription reading: "Adoring Py-ka, son of Khonsu-maa", with a line of 3rd Century A.D. Old South Arabian text around its exterior rim reading: "Kharibat, she of the house of Yahmi-il and 'Aws-il, has dedicated [this] within her house", 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam. (3)
Acquired in the 1970s.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Christine Insley Green
+44 (0)20 7752 3014
+44 (0)20 7752 3219
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer marvels at a powerful stone relief — the finest example of Assyrian art to come to market in decades
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 some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels