Christie’s December Antiquities sale presents works of art spanning the ancient world across three millennia. Marbles, ceramics, metalwork and more are available at a range of price points.
Leading the sale is an exceptional Roman Marble Eros. A Roman copy of a Greek original by the master sculptor Lysippos, the god of love and desire is here depicted in the archetypal act of unstringing his bow. Other top lots include a sensuous Roman Marble Venus Pontia-Euploia, Two exquisite Rock Crystal and Gold Asiatic Amulets depicting a lion and zebu, and an elaborate Apulian Red-Figure Bell-krater which is the name-vase of the Branca Painter. Further offerings are a selection of intricate gemstones depicting imperial portraits and mythological scenes.