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Sotheby's New York

10 A.M., June 4, 2014

Sale 9163

Roman man and girl


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


By Carter B. Horsley

This Antiquities auction June 4, 2014 at Sotheby's New York is highlighted by several fine Roman Imperial marbles included an excellent group of Artemis and the Hind, a Young Apollo, a Sleeping Satyr and an Aphrodite torso, a superb Etruscan bronze handle, and some good Egyptian pieces.  The auction only had 58 lots and a very high percentage of them, 54, sold for a total of $7,951,875.

Two of the best Roman marbles come from the Toledo Museum of Art and are being sold to benefit its acquisitions fund.

One is Lot 9, a very fine marble of Young Apollo, Roman Imperial, probably Hadrianic, circa 130 A. D.  It is 59 inches high and was once in the collection of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi of Rome and was given to the Toledo Museum by the Libbey Endowment of Edward Drummond Libbey.  It is after a Greek original of circa 400 B.C.  The lot has a modest estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.  It sold for $945,000.


Lamb


Lot 14, "Ram," marble, Roman Imperial, circa Early 1st Century A. D., with 18th Century restorations probably by Francesco Franzoni, 41 inches high

The second Roman work from Toledo is Lot 14, a "monumental" marble ram, Roman Imperial, circa Early 1st Century A.D., with 18th Century restorations probably by Francesco Franzoni.  The work is 41inches high.  The widely published work was once with Hagop Kevorkian of New York.  It has an estimate of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000.  It sold for $1,805,000.  

Roman huntress


Lot 6, Group of Artemis and the Hind, marble, Roman Imperial, 3rd/4th Century A.D., 13 1/4 inches high

One of the best works in the auction is Lot 6, a Roman Imperial marble group of Artemis and the Hind, 3rd/4th Century A.D.  It is 13 1/4 inches high and widely published.  It was found in 1859 in the Rhineland.  


Head of huntress

Detail of Lot 6

It has a  modest estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.  It failed to sell.

Backrub

Lot 11, "Figure of a satyr carrying a wine skin," Roman Imperial, marble, circa 2nd third of the 2nd Century A.D., height as restored 42 1/2 inches

Lot 11 is a Roman Imperial marble of a satyr carrying a wine skin, circa 2nd third of the 2nd Century A.D.  Its height as restored is 42 1/2 inches.

Detail of backrub

Detail of Lot 11

The work was found by Francesco Capranesi, an archaeologist and art dealer, in Rome prior to1837 and has been widely published.  The only other similar work is at the Berlin Antikensammlung.  It has an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.  It sold for $106,250.


Musician

Lot 12, Satyr Playing the Pipe, marble, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 18th Century restorations, 44 1/8 inches high

Lot12 is a Roman Imperial marble statue of a satyr playing a pipe, circa 1st Century A.D., wtih 18th Century restorations.  The lot was once owned by James Hugh Smith Barry (1746-1801) of Belmont and Marbury Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, and the catalogue shows a photograph of it in its former condition in a statuary hall at Marbury.  It was also owned by Hagop Kevorkian and Jerome Eisenberg and has been widely pulished.  

Head of musician

Detail of Lot 12

It has an estimate of $60,000 to $$90,000.  It failed to sell.

Satyr

Lot 13, Figure of Pan, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., marble with18th Century or earliuer restorations, 31 3/4 inches high

Lot13 is a Roman Imperial marble of Pan, circa 1st Century A.D., with 18th Century or earlier restorations.  It is 31 1/4 inches high.  The catalogue entry notes that the "present figure is the only known marble sculpture in the round representing Pan standing and carrying an amphora on his shoulder.


Head of satyr

Detail of Lot 13

 The lot hasn estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.  It sold for $281,000.


Sleeper


Lot 10,  Sleeping satyr, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., marble, 38 1/2 inches

Lot 10 is an impressive Roman Imperial marble sculpture of a sleeping  satyr, circa 1st Century A.D.  It is 38 1/2 inches long and was excavated in 1780 by Cardinal Antonio Casalia in Italy who commissioned Giovanni Battista Grossi to "restore" its legs and arms and the catalogue shows an engraving of the restored work in 1787.  The catalogue also notes that now "de-restored," the subject may not be a satyr because a pointed ear was not original.  The lot has been widely published.  It has a modest estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.  It sold for $197,000.

Venus


Lot 5, "Torso of Aphrodite," marble, Roman Imperial, cica 1st Century, A.D., 13 1/4 inches high

Lot 5 is a nice Roman Imperial marble torso of Aphrodite, circa 1st Century A.D.  It is 13 1/4 inches high and was once in the collection of Christos G. Bastis and exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987.   It was offered at Sotheby's in New York in December, 1999 with an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000 at which time it sold for $101,500.  This time it has an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.  It sold for $197,000.


Beautiful head


Lot 34, Portrait head of a girl, Roman Imperial, Augustan, marble, 27 B.C.-A.D. 14, 11 3/4 inches high

Lot 34 is a very beautiful Ropman Imperial Augustan marble portrait head of a girl from 27 B.C.-A.D. 14.  It is 11 3/4 inches high. It is the cover illustration of the auction catalogue. It has been exhibited at the Glyptothek in Munich and was once in the collection of Prince Johannes von Schwarzenberg, who was chairman of the International Committe of the Red Cross and was Ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1955 to 1965. It has an estimate of $800,000 to $1.200,000.  It sold for $2,225,000.


Nose

Lot 3, Marble relief head of a goddess, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., 11 1/2 inches high

Lot 3 is a nice marble relief head of a goddess, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D.  It is 11 1/2 inches high.  It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.  It sold for $43,750.


Child eagle


Lot 35, "Funerary Portrait Bust of a Deified Youth or Prince, Roman Imperial, circa Late 1st Century A.D., marble, 12 inches high

Lot 35 is a fine funerary portrait marble bust of a deified youth or prince, Roman Imperial, circa Late 1st Century A.D.  It is 12 inches  high and was once in the collection of Charles Lennox, the 3rd Duke of Richmond in London and Goodwood. According to the catalogue there "is no other known example of a portrait bust in the round showing a private individual deified in this way," that is, with an eagle with spread wings beneath the head.  It has a modest estiamte of $60,000 to $90,,000.  It failed to sell.  


Curly


Lot 37, Portrait Head of a Man, Roman Imperial, Antonine, circa mid-2nd Century A.D., 13 inches high


Lot 37 is a striking marble portrait head of a man with considerable gravitas, Roman Imperial, Antoninne, circa mid-2nd Century A.D.  It is 13 inches high and was once with Hagop Kevorkian of New York.  It has a modest estimate of $12,000 to $18,000.  It sold for $47,500.


Relief in two pieces

Lot 44, Limestone relief panel, Egyptian, Sakkara. 5th Dynasty, reign of Nefeirkare, circa 2500-2480 B.C., 26 by 75 1/4 inches

Lot 44 is a large Egyptian limestone relief panel that is in two pieces.  It is from Sakkara,5th Dynasty, reign of Nefeirkare, circa 2500-2480 B.C.  It measures 26 by75 1/4 inches and was once in the collection of Count Aleexandre Louis Henry de Vauelles at Chateau de Lignou, brought to France from Egypt in 1829.  It has an estimate of $700,000 to $1,000,000.  It sold for$785,000.

Detail of relief

Detail of Lot 44


It has an estimate of$700,000 to $1,000,000.  It sold for $785,000.


Pharaoh


Lot 43, Limestone relief fragment, Late 18th/Early 19th Dynasty, probably reign of Horemhab/Sety. 1319-1279 B.C., 12 1/4 by 14 inches


Lot 43 is a very good limestone relief fragment from the Late 18th/Early 19th Dynasty, probably reign of Horemhab/Sety, 1319-1279 B.C.  It is 12 1/4 by 14 inches and was once in the collection of Mathias Komor of New York.  It is property from the collection of Mrs. Norma-Jean Bother and the late Bernard Bothmer.  It has an modest estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.  It sold for $75,000.

Cats


Lot 54, Finial with cat flanked by two kittens, bronze, Egyptian, Late Period, 710-30 B.C., 4 3/4 inches high


Lot 54 is a charming and good finial with a cat flanked by two kittens, Egyptian, Late Period, 710-30 B.C.  It is 4 3/4 inches high.  It has a modest estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.  It sold for $10,625.

Walk

Lot 45, Figure of Nefertum, Egyptian, bronze, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C., 12 3/4 inches high

Lot 45 is a fine Egyptian bronze figure of Nefertum, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.  It is 12 3/4 inches high.  It was once property of the Kevorkian Foundaton of New York.  It has an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000.  It sold for $155,000.

Curvy


Lot 49, an Etruscan bronze handle, circa Early 5th Century B.C., 8 1/4 inches high


Lot 49 is a very good Etruscan bronze handle from circa Early  5th Century B.C.  It is 8 1/4 inches high and shows a youth standing on a gorgoneion mask with a handle terminated at the top in the forequarters of two rams back to back and at the base in an inverted lotus flower  It was once in the collection of Mathias Komor of New York.  It has a modest estimste of $6,000 to $9,000.  It sold for $18,750.


Mummy mask

Lot 48, Polychrome and Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask, Egyptian, Late Ptolemaic Period, circa 100-30 B.C., 16 inches high

Lot 48 is a polychrome and gilt cartonnage Egyptian mummy mask from the Late Ptolemaic Period, circa 100-30 B.C.  It is 16 inches high. It has an estimate of $50,000 to $80,000.  It sold for $106,250.



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