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  A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF DIONYSUS 
          CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
       14¼ in. (36.1 cm.) high 
       Estimate: $70,000-90,000A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A GOD 
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. 
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high 
Christie’s is honored to present The Devoted Classicist: The Private Collection of a New York Antiquarianin a dedicated live sale on October 6th. With more than 40 lots spanning ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Egyptian cultures, the works presented illustrate the vision of a connoisseur fascinated by antiquity, the Grand Tour, and the history of collecting. Formerly adorning the James F. D. Lanier House, a Gilded Age mansion in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, this diversity of works – including Athenian vases, Egyptian portrait heads and Roman marble statues of gods, goddesses and Imperial individuals – are united by a singular commitment to outstanding quality, beauty, and provenance.  Highlights include a Roman Marble Head of a God, depicting an idealized beauty with upswept locks secured with a wreath of laurel and wheat (estimate: $600,000-800,000), an impressive Egyptian Granite Torso of Hor-Maa-Kheru, once in the collection of Otto and Eloise Spaeth (estimate: $300,000-500,000), an over-life-sized Roman Marble Head of Apollo once in a princely Collection (estimate: $320,000-380,000), and a rare Greek Marble Torso of an Athlete from the onset of the Classical Period (estimate: $200,000-300,000).

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD 
OF A GOD 
HADRIANIC TO ANTONINE PERIOD, 
CIRCA EARLY TO MID 2ND CENTURY A.D. 
12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high 
Estimate: $600,000-800,000 

A FRAGMENTARY ATTIC MARBLE 
STELE FOR MEDEA 
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 375-350 B.C.
25⅞ in. (65.7 cm.) high
Estimate: $400,000-600,000
 

A ROMAN BIGIO MORATO MARBLE 
TORSO OF A YOUTH 
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. 
18 in. (45.7 cm.) high 
Estimate: $350,000-550,000

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AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE TORSO OF Hor-Maa-Kheru 
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, REIGN OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO PTOLEMY I, CIRCA 332-285 B.C.
17 in. (43.1 cm.) high 
Estimate: $300,000-500,000 

A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF APOLLO 
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high
Estimate: $320,000-380,000

A ROMAN MARBLE APOLLO 
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high
Estimate:  $300,000-500,000
 

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