500 lot auction featuring Egyptian “sickle sword”, Imsety canopy with human head, ancient Roman jewellery, Chalcidian helmets, medieval silver gilded bowl with niello lions, Sumerian pictogram tablet
LONDON, July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Apollo Art Auctions offers a selection of expertly appraised museum quality antiques, ancient and Asian artworks, jewelry and weapons Sunday 24th Julyfrom 12 noon BST (7 a.m. Eastern Time). The sale of 500 tickets will be conducted live at Apollo’s elegantly London Gallery, with international participation, welcome by phone, postal bid or live online via LiveAuctioneers.
The auction is divided into four sections covering a wide range of well-preserved artifacts Europe, Egypt and the Middle East as well as many treasures India and China. Bidders can choose from a wealth of unique treasures sourced from well-known collections such as Captain’s Magnus Julius Davidsen, Alison Barkerand John Lee – all names of great importance in the realm of antiquity. All pieces selected for the auction have been examined by a team of world-renowned experts in ancient art, including Laetitia Delaloye, Emma Saber, James Brenchley, Sami luckand the founder of Apollo Art Auctions, Dr Ivan Bonchev (Promotion, University of Oxford).
Egyptian relics include a rare and highly unusual khopesh “sickle sword”, circa 1550-1070 BC Chr It is 556mm long and resembles a sword from the book The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands. With provenance from the Alan Baidun Collection and accompanied by a professional historical account by Ancient Report Specialists, its estimate is £45,000-£50,000 ($54,120–$60,135).
Out of Egypt New Kingdom period, ca. 1550-1070 BC A wooden canopic jar is finely modeled in the form of a human-headed Imsety, one of the four sons of Horus and guardian of the liver. The glass shows three columns of hieroglyphs enhanced with black pigment. Its inscription refers in part to a sacrifice of “bread, oxen and fowl”. ex-captain Magnus Julius Davidsen (1877-1962) Collection, the ship is valued at £7,500-£15,000 ($9,020–$18,040).
More than 80 lots of ancient Greek, Byzantine, and Hellenistic artifacts are on display, including pottery, sculpture, gold jewelry, and weapons of war. A fine Chalcidian helmet from around 400 BC. It was forged in one piece, with high arched eyebrows under a pointed raised band, and a teardrop nose guard. Similar to an example in the Walters Art Museum collection, it is estimated at £6,000-£9,000 ($7,215–$10,825).
About four dozen pieces of Roman jewelry have been selected for auction, including necklaces, pendants on chains, precious stones, wearable earrings and gold rings set with stunning gems. A hollow gold ring with a richly colored D-shaped garnet intaglio depicting the god Mercury holding a caduceus has been XRF analyzed and is valued at £10,000-15,000 ($12,030–$18,045) estimate.
An exquisitely modeled medieval Western European silver-gilt bowl, circa 1200-1400 ADis probably Limoges and comes from the Limousin region France. The central tondo is finely worked in niello marquetry gilded with a mythological animal, possibly a lion. With similarities to a dish in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, it is estimated at £20,000 to £30,000 ($24,055–$36,080).
Apollo Art Auctions July 24, 2022 Live Gallery Sales at 25 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, Londonstarts at 7 o’clock in the morning US Eastern Time/12 noon BST. Bid away or live online via LiveAuctioneers. GBP, USD and EUR are accepted. Worldwide shipping; All packaging is done in-house by white glove specialists. Tel. +44 7424 994167, email [email protected]. Online: www.apolloauctions.com
Apollo Art Auctions is a member of the British Numismatic Trading Association (BNTA) and the Art Loss Register (AR).
DR Ivan Bonchev
Tel. +44 7424 994167, email [email protected]
SOURCE Apollo Art Auctions