Sotheby’s Upcoming Antiquities Auction

I know I’m going to be swamped for the next while and probably won’t get a chance to comment on any of the items in Sotheby’s upcoming antiquities auction (June 11), so you might want to peruse the online catalogue for yourself. There are a handful of red figure items, a few heads, a few headless torsos … there’s an interesting statue of Melpomene holding (presumably) a tragic mask, but I can’t figure out whether the head belongs on the statue or not (strange description) … also noteworthy is the so-called ‘Stowe Sarcophagus’ with its nice sacrifice scene …

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