The upcoming BC/AD Sculpture | Ancient to Modern auction, presented by Sotheby’s, employs an unusual approach. Ancient sculptures as well as works from the early 20th century will be offered in one dedicated sale. The exhibited lots come from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and beyond. A leading lot from the auction is a Roman marble statue of Pan, one of the oldest figures in Greek mythology. The sculpture dates back to the second century CE. This piece shows Pan’s torso twisted to one side, with crossed legs that possibly rested on an outcrop.
Sculptures from the Renaissance and Neoclassical periods will be available as well, including John Gibson’s The Tinted Venus. Gibson was one of the first Neoclassical sculptors to paint his marble statues. The provenance of this 19th-century piece can be traced directly to the artist’s studio. It depicts Venus standing atop a scagliola column with a revolving top. View the full catalog and register to bid on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (168)
# of Lots:168
Price Range:£800 - £500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Roman Marble Figure Of Pan, Circa 2nd Century A.d.|| Estimate: |
|Alessandro Algardi | Cristo Vivo|| Estimate: |
|Gualterus Arsenius | Astrolabe|| Estimate: |
|John Gibson | The Tinted Venus|| Estimate: |
|French, Perhaps Burgundy, Second Quarter 12th Century | Male Head|| Estimate: |