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Apollo Galleries to auction Ancient, Chinese & Islamic Art from fabled collections, March 27

Roman bronze Cupid statuette, circa 100 AD, 235mm high. Similar to example in collection of Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Provenance: property of a London gentleman. Estimate $26,225-$52,450

LONDON – Apollo Galleries and Auctions, Britain’s premier source for expertly appraised cultural art and antiquities, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of their March 27, 2022 sale. The 488-lot Ancient, Chinese and Islamic Art Auction is divided into four sections that encompass a broad range of deeply provenanced artifacts covering the Classical European era and important civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, India and China.

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Apollo Galleries welcomes New Year with Jan. 16 Ancient Art & Antiquities Auction

Gandharan upper torso of Bodhisattva, circa 200-300AD, richly carved in grey schist. Serene expression, coiffure radiating from top of head and styled in such a way as to accentuate the subject’s princely status. Size: 650mm x 500mm. Similar to an example sold at Sotheby’s on Sept. 21, 2007. Provenance: Property of London ancient art gallery; private UK collection; acquired in Japan pre-2003; previously in a Japanese collection since the 1960s. Estimate £40,000-£80,000

LONDON – Apollo Galleries, London’s premier source for authentic, fully vetted ancient art and antiquities, will host its first auction of the New Year on Sunday, January 16, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The breathtaking assemblage of rarities from legendary civilizations is offered with authoritative descriptions and assessments from a newly-engaged team of specialists whose experience at the highest echelons of the art trade is amply documented.

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London’s Apollo Galleries to host top-tier Nov. 21 Ancient Art & Antiquities Auction

Ancient Egyptian sculpted gilt wood and bronze ibis, circa 664-32 BC, Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, of a type often formed as coffins for mummified ibises. Size: 190mm x 250mm. Provenance: private London collection; ex Attal collection, Austin, Texas; via family descent from great uncle, initially acquired in first half of 20th century. Estimate £10,000-£20,000

LONDON – After 10 years as a recognized leader in the field of ancient art and antiquities, London’s Pax Romana has rebranded as Apollo Galleries. Adopting the name of the Greek god of the sun – and everything under the sun, including art, knowledge, music, poetry and truth – Apollo Galleries hopes to be every bit as multifaceted in its worldly domain as Apollo was in his divine realm. Secured by a deep investment in its future, the company has expanded its elegant two-floor gallery directly opposite The British Museum, increased its roster of managers and expert consultants; installed new scientific equipment for in-house object analysis, and launched new divisions, including Ancient Interiors and Wearable Ancient Jewellery. The firm will be hosting regular events and lectures, and producing informative videos while also hosting a year-round slate of exceptional specialty auctions.

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Italy wins US case as it seeks to reclaim marble statue

Photo of Lady Justice by Dev Kulshrestha, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Photo of Lady Justice by Dev Kulshrestha, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

MILAN — Italy has won a legal victory in its bid to reclaim an ancient marble statue it asserted was stolen after it turned up in the possession of a New York antiquities dealer.
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Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500

Roman marble sculptures ride high in Hindman May 27 auction

Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500


Roman marble sculpture of Eros riding a dolphin, first to second century, which sold for $137,500

CHICAGO — Hindman realized more than $1 million in its biannual Antiquities and Ancient Art auction on May 27. Outstanding Roman and Greek marble sculptures were among standout lots, including portrait heads and Egyptian bronzes. Property from a midwest private collection; the collection of Tina and Simon Beriro of Aspen, Colorado; the estate of Lewis B. Cullman; and an important midwestern collector saw fantastic engagement. This was the first auction under new Director and Specialist of Antiquities and Pre-Columbian Art Jacob Coley, and the sale received strong interest across multiple channels, leading to great success.

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Greek, Roman, & Egyptian treasures headline Hindman May 27 auction

Roman marble portrait head of the young Caracalla, estimated at $80,000-$120,000

Roman marble portrait head of the young Caracalla, who later became an emperor. The portrait head carries an estimate of $80,000-$120,000

CHICAGO – On May 27, Hindman will present its biannual Antiquities and Ancient Art auction, offering collectors an opportunity to acquire objects from the world’s earliest civilizations. Comprised of more than 180 lots, the sale spans nearly four millennia and includes Roman mosaics, Greek pottery, Byzantine jewelry, and Egyptian stone and faience amulets. Most noteworthy is an impressive selection of marble portrait heads from the Greco-Roman world. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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