6 - 7 April 2010
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GLADIATOR,
inscribed 'AVE CAESAR MORITURI TE SALVTANT'
26in. (66cm.) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The latin inscription translates to 'Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you!' and was a phrase traditionally used by Roman gladiators to address the emperor prior to their match.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Celebrity estate agent Josh Flagg on how he acquired a gilt mirror and other treasures formerly owned by Betsy Bloomingdale
Christie’s Decorative Arts and Design specialists reveal the people, places and spaces that spark their senses
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June