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Old Nov 14, 2010, 09:29 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

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

Or this Roman Silver Bowl

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"When you are in Rome live in the Roman style; when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere" St. Ambrose (340-397) to St. Augustine.

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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, 11:12 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, 07:06 AM   #5
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Roman? Greek inscriptions.
The language may be Greek but its a late Roman bowl.

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