Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, desire, passion, and fertility. She is often portrayed as a complicated goddess, both generous and loving to those who respected her and easily offended with a temper. A Greek terracotta depiction of Aphrodite from the late Hellenistic period (400 – 30 BCE) will feature in the upcoming East Meets West: Works of Art Across Cultures auction, presented by Stair. The available Aphrodite has a wreath in her hair and is posed in a contrapposto position, a more relaxed posture originating in Greece in the early fifth century BCE.
In Chinese culture, ruyi scepters were formerly used not only as congratulatory gifts but also as a symbol of authority. The number and opulence of ruyi scepters increased during the Qianlong period, which required them to be presented during imperial ceremonies. A Chinese cinnabar ruyi scepter is among the featured lots in this event. The carved head of the scepter features four motifs, while the arched shaft is decorated with angular scrollwork. Also available is a collection of Chinese glazed objects, pre-Columbian pottery, and Etruscan bronze pieces. Explore these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (26), Asian Works of Art (116), Ceramics and Pottery (51), American Indian & Ethnographic (131), Sculpture & Carvings (50)
# of Lots:266
Price Range:$25 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Fine Greek Terracotta Standing Aphrodite|| Estimate: |
|Chinese School: Deer Park|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Cinnabar Ruyi Scepter|| Estimate: |
|Two Chinese Hardstone BI Disks|| Estimate: |
|French Bronze Bacchus Mask, After the Antique|| Estimate: |