NEW YORK, NY.- In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s on Saturday
June 12th, a Marble Torso of an Emperor (probably Augustus, Tiberius or
Claudius), Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century
surpassed all expectations, selling for a remarkable $7,362,500, more
times the high estimate of $1.2 million. At least seven bidders in the
on numerous telephones pursued the stunning piece, which was from an
family collection. The salesroom erupted in applause when an anonymous
participating over the telephone, cast the winning bid.