4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA IDOL
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Hand-modelled with a long cylindrical body splayed at the base, the hands at the chest, wearing three applied patterned necklaces, with a pinched nose, pellet eyes, and applied patterned hair
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
with Antiquarium, New York, 1990.
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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
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘