11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 74,500
USD 60,000 - USD 90,000
AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED DIORITE JAR
PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3200-3000 B.C.
The squat rounded body with a wide disk rim off set from the shoulders, with two perforated horizontal lug handles, the interior well hollowed
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide
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Molly Morse Limmer
with Nicholas Landau (1887-1979).
Mrs. Marcelle Landau, Paris, 1992.
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