12 April 2016,
A ROMAN MARBLE JANIFORM HERM HEAD
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each in the form of Jupiter Ammon, one side youthful, the other bearded, each with a fringe of deeply-drilled hair at the forehead between the ridged underslung ram horns, the forehead furrowed, the lidded eyes unarticulated, the lips parted, with broad hair ties falling onto each shoulder
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
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G. Max Bernheimer
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Hannah Fox Solomon
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Private Collection, New York, Boston & Texas, acquired prior to 1995; thence by descent to the current owner.
This Lot is Withdrawn.
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
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