In ancient Rome, images of both mortal and divine children were common. Children appear on Roman tomb monuments, imperial state art, and furnishings of the home. Parents would commission portraits and statues of their deceased children as a remembrance. One of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Ancient Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art Sale, presented by Palmyra Heritage Gallery, is a marble statue of a young Roman boy. Made in the first century CE, the statue shows a young boy holding a large bunch of grapes in his left hand.
Miniature paintings first came into use in India around 750 CE during the Palas reign. The colors used in these small paintings were often derived from natural sources such as indigo, vegetables, and precious stones. Two Indian miniature paintings are available in this auction, including one depicting a noblewoman attended by a younger woman. The scene is painted on a blue pigment background. The sale also offers a variety of Egyptian ceramic articles, ancient coins, Islamic art, and Roman jewelry. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (16), Decorative Arts (50), Jewelry (75), American Indian & Ethnographic (492), Collectibles (38)
# of Lots:679
Price Range:$50 - $18,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Large Ancient Roman Carved Marble Statue of a Young Boy Holding Grapes Ca. 1st century A.D.|| Estimate: |
|An Important Indian Miniature of A Noble woman Smoking a Hukka held by an Attendant|| Estimate: |
|Large Persian Qajar Dynasty Islamic Koran Book c.19th century|| Estimate: |
|SKYTHIA, Geto-Dacians. Koson. Mid 1st century BC. AV Stater|| Estimate: |
|Ancient Roman Amber color Glass Bottle c.2nd century AD|| Estimate: |