The earliest Greco-Roman mosaics date back to the 5th century B.C. Elite Romans especially used mosaics to decorate their walls and vaults in a display of their wealth. Many early mosaics combined shells, colored glass, pumice, and other materials to depict mythological scenes and everyday life. Available in the upcoming Works of Art Through the Ages sale, presented by Artemis Gallery, are several pieces of Roman mosaics. Highlighted among them is a mosaic showing three actors’ masks. Each piece captures a dramatic character rendered in beige, seafoam green, mauve, yellow ochre, gold, black, and white.
Several pieces of fine art will also be included in the auction. Among these is a William Franklin Draper oil painting from 1968, titled Bermuda Surf. Best known for his portrait of John F. Kennedy, Draper often visited Bermuda to paint. Created in an expressive style, the available piece captures the rocky coastline of Elbow Beach. Browse the full catalog for this event and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Arts, Fine Art, Decorative Arts (144)
# of Lots:144
Price Range:$200 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Superb Roman Stone Mosaic Depicting 3 Actors / Masks|| Estimate: |
|Striking / Vibrant Nazca Textile Mantle Tie-Dyed|| Estimate: |
|Signed W. Draper Painting - Bermuda Surf, 1968|| Estimate: |
|Published 19th C. Neoclassical Sardonyx Cameo Arethusa|| Estimate: |
|20th C. Coastal Salish Wood Raven Rattle, L. G. Jackson|| Estimate: |