6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 3,500
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A WESTERN ASIATIC ETCHED CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 3RD-2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of disk-shaped, spherical, cylindrical, pyramidal and lozenge-shaped beads with geometric designs etched in white; strung in five strands with a modern S-hook closure
20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) long
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American Private Collection, 1980s.
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