Mummy mask mesmerized bidders at Hindman’s antiquities sale

Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000
 Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000

Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď Early Egyptian artifacts, sculpture and Roman portrait heads led Hindman‚Äôs May 26 Antiquities & Ancient Art: A Study auction to $1,531,063, the highest total for an antiquities auction at the firm. Bidders from 22 countries and 33 states participated in the sale. An Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask emerged as the top lot, selling for $175,000 against an estimate of $50,000-$60,000 and leading an incredibly strong selection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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Hindman’s May 26 auction a study of antiquities and ancient art

Roman marble statue of the goddess Venus, est. $200,000-$300,000

 

Roman marble statue of the goddess Venus, est. $200,000-$300,000
Roman marble statue of the goddess Venus, est. $200,000-$300,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď In its Thursday, May 26 Antiquities & Ancient Art: A Study auction, Hindman examines what it means to be an antiquarian in every sense of the word. Consisting of more than 200 lots, the sale highlights the civilizations that formed the foundation of our modern world, offering objects for novice and experienced collectors alike. From an Egyptian female figure made of the civilization‚Äôs most cherished magical material, faience; to a Roman portrait head of Antisthenes, who laid the foundation of Cynic philosophy; to a Roman marble Capitoline type statue of Venus, the goddess of Love, the oldest god according to Plato‚Äôs Symposium;¬†this sale explores just what it means to be a scholar and aficionado of the ancient world.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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Egyptian bronze cat could claw its way to $120K at Hindman Nov. 18

Egyptian bronze cat dating to the 26th dynasty, est. $80,000-$120,000
Egyptian bronze cat dating to the 26th dynasty, est. $80,000-$120,000
Egyptian bronze cat dating to the 26th dynasty, est. $80,000-$120,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď On November 18, Hindman Auctions will present its Antiquities and Ethnographic Art auction, offering spectacular objects from the fifth millennium BCE to the 20th century.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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