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Christie's New York

10 A.M., June 5, 2014

Sale 2856

Man and dead cat


Lot 9, Young Apollo, Roman Imperial, probably Hadrianic, marble, circa 130 A. D., 59 inches high


By Carter B. Horsley

This Antiquities auction June 5, 2014 at Christie's New York is highlighted by some attractive Egyptian and Roman Imperial pieces.  The auction had 129 lots and sold 74.7 percent of them for $4,612,625.


Jar head

Lot 125, head of Serapis-Ammon, Roman, marble, circa mid-2nd Century A.D., 11 1/2 inches high

Lot 125 is an impressive Roman marble head of Serapis-Ammon, circa mid-2nd Century A.D.  It is 11 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of $150,000 to $200,000.  It failed to sell.

Titled lady

Lot 117, Venus, Roman, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., marble, 21 1/4 inches high

Lot 117 is a very nice, headless Roman marble statue of Venus from circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.  It is 21 1/4 inches high and has a nice lilt.  It has a modest estimate of $12,000 to $18,000.  It sold for $11,875.


Janus

Lot 109, Janiform herm bust, Roman, marble, circa 1st Century B.C.-1st  Century A.D., 13 inches high

Lot 109 is an impressive Roman marble janiform herm bust, circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.  It is 13 inches high. Both heads depict Hermes, one older and and one younger.  It has an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.  It sold for $100,000.

Seated man

Lot 116, Seated Jupiter, Roman, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., marble, 9 inches high

Lot 116 is a good, headless marble statue of Seated Jupiter, Roman, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D  It is 9 inches high.  It has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.  It sold for $40,000.


Broken nose

Lot 91, Veiled female head, Greek, marble, Classical Period, circa 4th Century B.C., 9 1/2 inches high

Lot 91 is a nice Greek marble veiled famile head  from the Classical Period, circa 4th Century B.C.  It is 9 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000.  It sold for $75,000.

Curly

Lot 114, Marble  portrait of Emperor Augustus, Roman, circa late 1st Century B.C.-Early 1st Century A.D., 12 1/2 inches high

Lot 114 is an impressive marble portrait of Emperor Augustus, Roman, circa late 1st Century B.C.-Early 1st Century A.D.  It is 12 1/2 inches high.  It failed to sell.


Demure lady

Lot 128, Portrait bust of a young woman, Roman, Severan, circa early 3rd Century, A.D., 12 1/2 inches high

Lot 128 is a very good portrait bust of a young woman, Roman, Severan, marble, circa early 3rd Century A.D.  It is 12 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.  It failed to sell.

Elderly lady

Lot 127, Portrait head of a woman, Roman, Antonine, circa mid-2nd Century A.D., 13 3/4 inches high

Lot 127 is a good Roman marble portrait head of a woman, Antonine, circa mid-2nd Century A.D.  It is 13 3/4 inches high.  It has an estimate of $90,000 to $120,000.  It failed to sell.


Head


Lot 122, head of Alexander the Great, Roman, bronze, circa 2nd Century A.D., 3 1/8 inches high

Lot 122 is a Roman bronze head of Alexander the Great, circa 2nd Century A.D.  It is 3 1/8 inches high.  It has an estimate of $35,000 to $45,000.  It sold for $62,500.

Wreath


Lot 110, Dancing Lar, Roman, bronze, circa 1st Century A.D., 7 inches high

Lot 110 is a nice Roman bronze Dancing Lar, circa 1st Century A.D.  It is 7 inches high.  It has a modest estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.  It sold for $8,125.

Venus

Lot 120, Venus, bronze, Roman, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., 5 1/4 inches high

Lot 120 is a very fine Roman bronze statue of Venus, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.  It is 5 1/4 inches high.  It has an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.  It failed to sell.


Beak

Lot 13, Thoth, Egyptian, bronze, Late Period, 25th-26th Dynasty, 712-525 B.C., 9 5/16 inches high

Lot 13 is a fine Egyptian bronze statue of Thoth, Late Period, 25-26th Dynasty, 712-525 B.C.  It is 9 5/16 inches high.  It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It sold for $43,750.

Tall man

Lot 23, Nefertem, Egyptian, bronze, Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-343 B.C., 9 inches high

Lot 23 is a good Egyptian bronze Nefertem from the Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-343 B.C.  It is 9 inches high.  It was once in the collection of Captain E. G. Spencer-Churchill of Northwick Park, Blockley, Gloucestershire, acquired in 1910.  It has an estiamte of $50,000 to $70,000.  It failed to sell.


Cat 1

Lot 28, cat, bronze, Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C., 9 1/4 inches high

Lot 28 is a very nice Egptian bronze cat from the Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C.  It is 9 1/4 inches high.  It has an estimate of $120,000 to $180,000.  It sold for $197,000.

Cat 2

Lot 31, cat, Egyptian, bronze, Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C., 6 7/8 inches high

Lot 31 is a nice Egyptian bronze cat from the Late Period to the Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.  It is 6 7/8 inches high.  It has an esitmate of $120,000 to $180,000.  It failed to sell.

Bust


Lot 14, "Bust of Djed-Hor-Iuf-Ankh," Egyptian, bronze, Late Period, 25th-26th Dynasty, 712-525 B.C., 10 3/4 inches high

Lot 14 is a good bronze bust of Djed-Hor-Inuf-Ankh, Egyptian, Late Period, 712-525 B.C.  It is 10 3/4 inches high.  It has an estimate of $10,000 to $15,000.  It sold for $40,000.

Ibis

Lot 25, Ibis, wood and bronze, Egyptian, Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C., 5 inches high

Lot 25 is a small wood and bronze Egyptian Ibis from the Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.  It is 5 inches high.  It has an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.  It sold for $8,125.


Lion relief

Lot 30, Limestone relief, Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C., 19 inches long

Lotg 30 is a very fine Egyptian limestone relief from the Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C. depicting the sky goddess Nut arching over a horizontal line representing Geb, the earth god, and the god Khepri, in form of a scarab bettle, a lion to the right, representing Horakhty, and Isis seated to the right.  The lot is 19 inches long.  It has an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.  It sold for $75,000.

Pharaoh

Lot 9, Egyptian sandstone relief, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, 945-712 B.C., 13 1/2 inches wide

Lot 9 is a fine Egyptian sandstone relief of a pharaoah offering a water clock to a goddess, Third Intermediate Period, 945-712 B.C.  It is 13 1/2 inches wide.  It has a modest estimate of $12,000 to $18,000.  It sold for $22,5000.


Mummy face

Lot 34, Gilt cartonnage mummy mask, Egyptian, Late Ptolemaic Period to Early Roman Period, circa 1st Century B.C.-lst Century A.D., 17 1/4 inches high

Lot 34 is a good gilt cartonnage mummy mask, Egyptian, Late Ptolemaic Period to Early Roman Period, circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.  It is 17 1/4 inches high and was once in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.  It has an estimate of $25,000 to $35,000  It sold for $75,000.

Falcon

Lot 10, Two Egyptian double-sided painted wood panels, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, 1070-712 B.C., each 21 1/2 by 10 1/8 inches

Lot 10 is a very attractive pair of Egyptian double-sided painted wood panels from a coffin, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, 1070-712 B.C.  Each is 21 1/2 by 10 1/8 inches.  The lot has a very modest estimate of $7,000 to $10,000.  It sold for $17,500.



Queen

Lot 56, goddess, bronze, Syrian, Middle Bronze Age, early to mid-2nd Millennium B.C., 4 1/8 inches

Lot 56  is a charming and excellent seated bronze goddess hold a cup, Syrian, Middle Bronze Age, early to mid-2nd Millennium B.C.  It is 4 1/8 inches high.  It was once in my collection.It has an estimate  of $15,000 to $20,000.  It sold for $22,500.


Cyclade 1

Lot 64, Reclining female figure,  Cycladic, Early Spedos Variety, Early Cycladic II, circa 2600-2500 B.C., 10 inches high

Lot 64 is a good Cycladic reclining female figure, Early Spedos Variety, Early Cycladic II, circa 2600-2500 B.C.  It is 10 inches high.  It has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.  It sold for $437,000.

Cyclade 2

Lot 63, Reclining female figure, marble, Cycladic Kapsala Variety, Early Cycladic II, circa 2700-2600 B.C., 6 1/2 inches high

Lot 63 is a Cycladic  reclining female figure, Kapsala Variety, Early Cycladic II, circa 2700-2600 B.C.  It  is 6 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of  $50,000 to $70,000.  It failed to sell.


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