13 Jun Roman Imperial Marble Sells for $7.4 million at Sotheby’s
In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s ( New York) today, a Marble Torso of an Emperor (probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius), Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D., surpassed all expectations, selling for a remarkable $7,362,500, more than six times the high estimate of $1.2 million.
The Marble Torso of an Emperor was included in a sale of Antiquities which totaled $17,479,940 (est. $3.2/4.8 million), the highest total for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s since December 2007. Of the lots that sold in today’s sale, nearly 90% achieved prices at or above their estimates.