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Gilt Silver Emblema of Cleopatra Selene
ca. late 1st century BC- early 1st century AD
$2.5 million
Christie's New York
Dec, 7, 2011
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Art Market Watch

ANTIQUITES, VELAZQUEZ AND FRANK SINATRA
by Jessica Mizrachi



Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s hold antiquities sales in New York at the beginning of December, but the similarity between the two auctions ends there. Christie’s back-to-back antiquities and ancient jewelry sales were mammoth, with 265 lots selling for a total of $15 million, including property from the collection of John Kluge, the late billionaire and media mogul, sold to benefit Columbia University.

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