16 June 2006
A GREEK BRONZE HYDRIA
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The ovoid body of hammered sheet, with broad shoulders and a slightly concave neck, the lower portion repaired in antiquity, the older vessel fitted into a new base, its upper edge finished with a serrated edge, the separately-cast overhanging rim with ovolo beneath beading, the twin horizontal handles and the single vertical handle each with plain circular plates
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1968.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a similar hydria in the Saint Louis Art Museum see no. 109 in Mitten and Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World.
Explore a curated selection of masterpieces from one of the most important collections of ancient art still in private hands
Masterpieces from the collection of George Ortiz come to Christie’s London for a non-selling exhibition, 14 June to 12 July
Specialist G. Max Bernheimer explains their significance as 40 exquisite pieces from the G. Sangiorgi Collection sell in New York for $10,640,500
Christie’s International Head of Antiquities on his art-dealer roots in Germany, falling in love with Rome, and why he prefers library shelves to archaeological digs
Monumental late work takes top billing as 20th Century Week total passes £59 million
From Masterpiece London to Christie’s Classic Week and beyond, we survey the events that make London the place to be for art lovers and collectors