8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE EROTICON
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
The diminutive figure with his legs and arms spread around his towering phallus, his head turned to his right; together with a Roman marble sculptural fragment, circa 1st-2nd century A.D., preserving male genitalia from a statue
Eroticon: 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high (2)
Roman fragment: with Gawaine McKinley, London.
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This lot is offered without reserve.
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous