London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR
UMBRIA, CIRCA 450-400 B.C.
Striding forward with left leg advanced, with right arm raised holding a spear, wearing a high crested Attic helmet with incised cross-hatched decoration and dotted plumes, the cheek pieces raised up, the cuirass edged with spiralling circles and tongues, the tunic showing beneath
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, December 1996, lot 168.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3002
+44 (0)20 7752 3219
Cf. S. Cassani (ed.), The Art of the Italic Peoples from 3000-300 B.C., Geneva, 1993, pp. 242-3, no. 138.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Discover an Assyrian gypsum relief, a Roman marble torso of Hercules, plus works by Hammershøi, Régnier, Courbet and more
Retrieved from Nimrud in modern-day Iraq in the mid-19th century, Assyrian relief sells for $30,968.750 — a world record price
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
Why this 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond, which was promptly renamed The Winston Pink Legacy, sold for CHF50,375,000 in Geneva
A deeper dive into one of the artist’s most iconic paintings, which will now be offered without a reserve in New York on 15 November