8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
EIGHT ROMAN AMULETS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Including two repoussé sheet gold pendants in the form of male genitalia and a carnelian pendant in the form of Baubo, strung together as a necklace with carnelian, agate and gold beads; and three amulets in the form of male genitalia, two of mosaic glass and one of repoussé sheet gold set with a garnet, and two glass amulets in the form of Baubo, strung together as a necklace with amethyst and gold beads
First Necklace: 17 in. (43.2 cm.) long (2)
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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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
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately