Ancient Resource Auctions' October 3rd online sale features fine antiquities and ethnographic items
Up for bid are around 450 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus attractive examples of ethnographic art – something for every level of collector.
By: Ancient Resource Auctions
"It's Auction 87 and we're featuring an incredible assortment of antiquities from a wide variety of cultures," said Gabriel Vandervort of Ancient Resource Auctions. "Buyers will get wonderful pieces at great prices." To preview lots and to learn more, people can visit the Ancient Resource Auctions website, at www.AncientResourceAuctions.com.
The auction is up and online now for pre-bidding. It will go live on auction day, October 3rd, at 9 am Pacific time and continue throughout the day. Up for bid are around 450 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus attractive examples of ethnographic art.
The Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period was rendered in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (also known as Julia Augusta). Her features are well-defined, with pursed lips and rolled curls at her forehead and framing her face. The partially restored head is attached to a marble base, with an overall height of 15 ¾ inches. It should bring $9,000-$12,000.
The 2nd or 3rd Century AD Roman marble funerary stele depicts the upper part of a man emerging from a basket within a shrine, a laurel wreath on either side and rosette flanked by flowers in the pediment. The 23 ½ inch tall stele is in the style of the man wearing a tunic with wavy hair, his features nicely rendered. It has an estimate of $4,500-$7,000.
The circa 500-460 BC Greek black-figure lekythos is a wonderful example with light deposits, featuring a siren holding a lyre standing atop a mound, a nude male figure standing to right before, looking back. On either side are standing women, each wearing a long chiton and himation. The 8 ½ inch tall piece is expected to realize $3,500-$5,000.
All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via Ancient Resource Auctions' bidding platform, at bid.AncientResourceAuctions.com. Bids can also be placed on Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.