Christie’s NY to Offer Over 200 Lots for the Spring Sale of Antiquities

artwork: A Roman Marble Group of Pan and Hermaphrodite, circa 1st century A.D.  - Photo: Christie's Images Ltd

Christie’s announces the sale of Antiquities on June 9, which will offer over 200 lots with a magnificent selection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern works of art. Leading the sale is the de Clercq Pan and Hermaphrodite, a Roman marble group that depicts a struggle between the goat-legged god Pan and Hermaphrodite, who is portrayed with a sensuous female body but with the addition of male genitalia. The group was sculpted during the early Roman Imperial period, circa 1st century A.D., but is based on an original from the mid-2nd century B.C., when illustrations of the struggles between bestial forces and a nymph or Hermaphrodite were immensely popular.