6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
TWO ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONES
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
One engraved with a running lion, on a groundline; and one engraved with a standing draped and helmeted Minerva, holding a spear in her right hand, her left hand outstretched, supporting the winged goddess Victoria proffering a wreath, on a groundline; both set as pendants in modern gold settings
Lion: in. (1.5 cm.) wide
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London Art Market, 1998.
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