The 500-lot auction includes an Egyptian “sickle sword”, an Imsety human-headed canopic jar, ancient Roman jewelry, Chalcidian helmets, a medieval silver-gilt dish with a niello lion, a Sumerian pictograph tablet
LONDON, July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A museum-quality selection of expert antiques, ancient and Asian artwork, jewelry and weapons will be offered by Apollo Art Auctions on Sunday July 24from 12 noon BST (7:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The sale of 500 lots will take place live in the elegant Apollo London gallery, with international participation cordially welcomed by phone, purchase order or live online via LiveAuctioneers.
The sale is divided into four sections encompassing a wide range of artifacts originating from Europe, Egypt and the Near East, as well as numerous precious objects from India and China. Bidders can choose from a host of unique treasures from reputable collections such as Captain’s Magnus Julius Davidsen, Alison Barkerand John Lee – all names of great distinction in the field of antiques. All pieces chosen for auction have been examined by a team of world-renowned ancient art experts, including Laetitia Delaloye, Emma Saber, James Brenchley, Sami Fortunaand the founder of Apollo Art Auctions, Dr. Ivan Bonchev (PhD, University of Oxford).
Egyptian relics include a rare and highly unusual khopesh “sickle sword”, circa 1550-1070 BC It is 556mm long and looks like a sword from the book The Art of War in Bible Lands. From the Alan Baidun Collection and accompanied by a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists, its estimate is £45,000-50,000 ($54,120–$60,135).
Of egypt New Kingdom period, around 1550-1070 BC. AD, a wooden canopic jar is finely modeled in the form of a human-headed Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus and guardian of the liver. The jar displays three columns of hieroglyphics enhanced with black pigment. Its inscription evokes in part an offering of “bread, oxen and poultry”. ex-captain Magnus Julius Davidsen (1877-1962) collection, the vessel is estimated between £7,500 and £15,000 ($9,020–$18,040).
More than 80 lots of ancient Greek, Byzantine and Hellenistic artifacts will be displayed, including pottery, sculptures, gold jewelry and weapons of war. A fine Chalcidian helmet from around 400 BC. was forged in one piece with arched eyebrows under a raised, pointed band and with a teardrop nose guard. Similar to an example in the collection of the Walters Art Museum, it is estimated between £6,000 and £9,000 ($7,215–$10,825).
About four dozen Roman jewels were chosen for the auction, including necklaces, pendants on chains, gemstones, wearable earrings and gold rings set with stunning gemstones. A hollow gold ring with a richly colored D-shaped garnet intaglio depicting the god Mercury wearing a caduceus has undergone XRF analysis and is priced at £10,000-15,000 ($12,030–$18,045) estimate.
A beautifully modeled medieval Western European vermeil dish, circa 1200-1400 ADis probably Limoges and the Limousin region of France. The central tondo is delicately worked in gilded niello inlay of a mythological animal, perhaps a lion. With similarities to a dish in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is estimated at £20,000-30,000 ($24,055–$36,080).
Apollo Art Auctions July 24, 2022 live gallery sale at 25 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, Londonwill begin to 7 a.m. US Eastern Time/12 noon BST. Bid remotely or live online via LiveAuctioneers. GBP, USD and EUR accepted. International delivery; all packaging is handled in-house by white glove specialists. Such. +44 7424 994167, email [email protected]. Online: www.apolloauctions.com
Apollo Art Auctions is a member of the British Numismatic Trading Association (BNTA) and the Art Loss Register (AR).
dr. Ivan Bonchev
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