Ancient Art & Antiquities

Christie’s is the market leader for Antiquities and the only auction house to hold international sales in both New York and London. Four times per year, the department offers the finest examples of Classical and Egyptian sculpture, Athenian and South Italian pottery, and ancient Greek and Near Eastern gemstones and jewelry, achieving world record results by attracting a wide range of collectors — both dedicated Antiquities collectors and new buyers.


Recent sales have included a Roman marble terminal figure of Dionysus that once formed part of the prestigious collection at Lansdowne House and sold for £862,500 (London, December 2020), and an Attic red-figured kylix, attributed to Makron as painter and signed by Hieron as potter, that sold for $1,830,000 (New York, October 2020) — a world record for an Attic vase. In 2020 we were delighted to offer Part II of Masterpieces in Miniature: Ancient Engraved Gems Formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection as well as Ancient Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection.


Our global team of specialists is always available for free and confidential valuations or to discuss the market for your antiquities. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss buying or selling at auction, online or through Private Sales.