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Old Nov 14, 2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Christies Antiquities Auction Dec

If you would like to spend a wonderful 20 minutes looking through some stunning ancient art coming up to auction, thumb through this e-catalog.

A window shopping exercise, of course

http://www.christies.com/eCatalogues...25775800660C78

There are some true gems spread throughout. Lot 179 comes to mind immediately.

Or this Roman Silver Bowl





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Old Nov 14, 2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Wow

Thanks for posting. You could stock a museum from this one sale. I wish I were rich! Is this from your collection?

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Old Nov 14, 2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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That bowl/plate would be my favorite too - those horses are great! I'm not so sure about the identification of the figure in the quadriga as Helios, though; given the raised hand, without torch, it looks more like Sol Invictus to me.

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Roman? Greek inscriptions.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 06:06 AM   #5
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Roman? Greek inscriptions.
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The language may be Greek but its a late Roman bowl.

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