An early Christian vase from the 5th to 6th century is sure to be the focus of attention in the antiquities section. Between the gilt ornaments, the vase is decorated with a row of alternating medallions featuring symbols of Christian faith, including the Chi-Rho monogram, the Lamb of God and several peacocks. Opening at 350,000 euros, the silver vase (lot number 731) is complete and in immaculate condition.
Equally rare and no less spectacular, lot number 771 is a stunning example of archaic sculpture. The minimum bid of 100,000 euros will secure this fragment of a stele, featuring the head of a youth wielding a spear. Carved over 2500 years ago, it has been consigned from an old Munich collection.
Thanks to its excellent preservation, lot 799 would also grace any museum collection. Every last construction detail can still be seen on this Roman ring pommel sword, which was forged in the 3rd century. This rare weapon can now be acquired for 12,000 euros.