Before he was known as a hero or demi-god, Greek scholars referred to Hercules as the ‘Master of Lion.’ Epigraphic evidence suggests that Herakles, as he was locally known, was worshiped as a local god protecting his people from natural threats. The second session of the upcoming Premier Auctions event, offered by Brunk Auctions, features a Cypriot limestone figure of Herakles from the early 6th century BCE. True to his imagery, the hero seems to be wearing a lion skin draped over his shoulders.
European and American fine and decorative art will also be available. A Louis-Léopold Boilly painting titled Les Joueurs de Dominos leads the auction. A French artist, Boilly was known for painting his miniature portraits in approximately two hours. Another key lot is a painting by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner. It is framed and signed. Furniture and decorative accessories are available in this auction as well. Interested bidders can view the entire catalog or place a bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:325
Price Range:$100 - $90,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Louis-Léopold Boilly|| Estimate: |
|An Important Cypriot Limestone Figure of Herakles|| Estimate: |
|Important Swisegood North Carolina Corner Cupboard|| Estimate: |
|Martin Lewis|| Estimate: |
|Elizabeth O'Neill Verner|| Estimate: |