For its antiquities sale on Dec. 5, Christie’s New York has announced the sale of two Roman bronze statues circa late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. The estimated prices is $3 million to $5 million. The sculptures depict a girl attempting to catch a partridge in her arms.
According to Christie’s, the statues came to the auction house from a private collection, “the owner’s family having acquired them from renowned Swiss collector Giovanni Züst in the 1960s.”
In a statement, G. Max Bernheimer, the international head of the antiquities department, said “not only are [the statues] remarkable for having survived the centuries in superb condition, but the high quality of the workmanship makes them all the more exceptional.”