Lot 45, Zeus
Keraunios, Greek, bronze, Hellenistic Period, circa 150-50 B.C., 15 3/8
best and most dramatic piece in the auction is Lot 45, a superb Greek
Hellenistic Period bronze of Zeus Keraunios, circa 150-50 B.C.
is 15 3/8 inches high. The work is missing a thunderbolt that
gold is hurling. The lot has a conservative estimate of
to $300,000. It
sold for $365,000.
Draped female figure, terracotta, Greek, Hellenistic Priod, circa 3rd
Century B.C., 8 1/4 inches high
47, "Eros," terracotta, Greek, Hellenistic Period, circa early 2nd
Century B.C., 15 1/2 inches high
second finest work in the auction is also Greek Hellenistic, Lot 47, a
terracotta statue of "Eros" circa early 2nd Century B.C. It
1/2 inches. It is magnificent even though it is missing its
wings. There are traces of red on the sandals, crown and lips
blue on the ivy and gilding on the berries. It has a very
estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $25,000.
fine Greek Hellenistic terracottas is Lot 19, a draper female figure,
circa 3rd Century B.C. It is 8 1/4 inches high and is one of
lots in the auction that come from the Cattaui family whose collection
was begun by Joseph Aslan Cattaui Pasha (1861-1942) who became
president of the Kom Ombo Company that cultivated sugar in the Aswan
province in Egypt. He eventually became Minister of Finance
Egypt also president of the Sephardic Jewsh Community Council of Cairo
from 1924 to 1942. His neo-Gothic village in the Garden City
district of Cairo had a library of more than 60,000 volumes.
Victoria, Roman, circa 2nd Century A.D., bronze, 13 1/4 inches high
The lot has a very modest estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. It sold for $8,750.
94 is an impressive Roman bronze of Victoria circa 2nd Century A.D.
It is 13 1/4 inches high. Victoria is the winged
also known as Nike. It has an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000.
It sold for
Hercule, Etruscan, bronze, 6 1/2 inches high, circa 3rd Century B.C.
80 is a fine Etruscan bronze of Hercule that is 6 1/2 inches high and
is dated circa 3rd Century B.C. It was offered at Sotheby's
York June 12, 2001 when it had an estimate of $20,000 to $25,000 and
sold for $31,800. At this auction, it has an estimate of only
$12,000 to $18,000. It
sold for $16,250.
Lot 91, Lar,
bronze, Roman, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., 8 1/4 inches high
91 is very fine Roman bronze of a Lar circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
It is 8 1/4 inches high. It has an estimate of
failed to sell.
166, "Bastet," bronze, Egyptian, Late Period to Ptolemaic Period,
664-30 B.C., 5 1/8 inches high
166 is a very fine Egyptian bronze of Bastet with all of her
attributes. It is dated Late to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
It is 5 1/8 inches high. It has an estimate of
sold for $23,750.
Pharaoh Necho II, Egyptian, bronze, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, Reign of
Necho II, circa610-590 B.C., 7 inches high
Lot 8 is a good Egyptian
bronze of Pharoah Necho II, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, Reign of Necho
II, circa 610-590 B.C. It is 7 inches high. The
catalogue entry notes that Necho II was "best known for his
unsuccessful attempt to aid the Neo-Assyrians in their sturggle against
Nebuchadnezzar II and the Neo-Babylonian army in 605 but four years
later was able to avoid another such onslaught and who also
commissioned a naval expedition to circumnavigate Africa. The
lot is from the Cattaui Family collection and has an estimate
of $150,000 to $250,000. It
sold for $257,000.
Osiris, Egyptian, Late Period to Ptolemaic, 664-30 B.C., bronze, 15 3/8
Lot 16 is a very impressive
and large Egyptian bronze statuette of Osiris from the Late Period to
Ptolemaic, 664-30 B.C. It is 15 3/8 inches high and is from
the Cattaui family collection. It has a modest estimate of
$80,000 to $120,000. It
failed to sell.
Horus, bronze, Egyptian, Late Period, 28th Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C.,
8 1/2 inches high
162 is a very fine Egyptian bronze of Horus from the Late Period, 28th
Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C. It is 8 1/2 inches high.
god is standing on a dead gazelle, his evil uncle Seth who murdered his
father. The lot has an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000.
It failed to
Imhotep, Egyptian, bronze, Plotemaic Period, 304-30 B. C., 4 1/4 inches
127 is a good Egyptian bronze of Imhotep from the Ptolemaic Period,
304-30 B.C. It is 4 1/4 inches high. It has a
estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.
It sold for $22,500.
Dolphin, Roman, bronze, circa 4th-5th Century A.D., 7 1/4 inches high
100 is an excellent Roman bronze of a dolphin circa 4th-5th-Century
A.D. It is 7 1/4 inches high. It has an estimate of
to $50,000. It
failed to sell.
Lot 125, Old
Babylonian bronze relief plaque in form of suppliant goddess, circa
2000-1800 B.C., 5 1/4 inches high
back-cover illustration of the catalogue is an Old Babylonian bronze
relief plaque of a goddess with a conical horned headdress and striated
dress. It is dated 2000-1800 B.C., and is 5 1/4 inches high.
It is from the collection of Elias S. David. It has
estiamte of $8,000 to $12,000. It sold for $21,250.
Lot 149, male
figure, bronze, Canaanite, circa Early 2nd Century Millennium B.C., 5
7/8 inches high
149 is a Caanite bronze male figure with upraised arms, circa Early 2nd
Century Millennium B.C. It is 5 7/8 inches high. It
estimate of $5,000 to $7,000. It
sold for $11,875.
cunieform tablet, Sumerian, steatite, reign of King Shulgi of Ur, circa
2094-2047 B.C., 3 1/8 inches wide
101 is a thin steatite Sumerian table with sharply incised cunieform
recording the dedication of a temple to the gods Shullat and Hanish by
King Shulgi. The tablet is circa 2094-2047 B.C. and is 3 1/8
inches wide. It is from the collection of Elias S. David. It
a modest estimate $10,000 to $15,000. It sold for $98,750.
finial, bronze, Luristan, circa 9th-7th Century B.C., 5 3/4 inches high