31 Dec '15, 9am

A countdown of our #2015highlights...first up, this mysterious figure from 2700 BC:

‘My highlight of 2015’ — a Cycladic marble female figure Laetitia Delaloye, Head of Sale in the Antiquities department in London, selects an ancient work that reduces the human form to its bare minimum INDEX My highlight of 2015 — the list in full Read more My highlight of the year was a Cycladic marble female figure, which came from a distinguished French private collection formed by Henri Paricaud, a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite. With his wife Photinie, who was of Greek descent, Paricaud used to travel around the Mediterranean and the couple’s love for ancient civilisations inspired their acquisitions. This female figure, with her lyre-shaped head and rounded hips, was originally to be shown reclining. It dates from between 2700-2600 B.C. and encompasses the most iconic sculptural types to have survived from antiquity. They were found in the context of burial ...

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christies.com 31 Dec '15, 1pm

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christies.com 31 Dec '15, 5pm

‘My highlight of 2015’ — Boîte-en-valise by Marcel Duchamp Impressionist & Modern Art specialist Alexander Berggruen selec...