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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 1114

Arielle P. Kozloff. Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection. (Cleveland - Jerusalem, 1981-1997).

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 1114.
 Estimated: $ 200


Sold For $ 170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Arielle P. Kozloff. Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection. (Cleveland - Jerusalem, 1981-1997). Total 654 pages, 800+ images in B&W and color. Four-Volume set of hardbound books detailing exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem between 1981 and 1997. Hundreds of animal figurines recorded from several ancient cultures. Fine condition, Rare as a complete set.

From the Collection of a Connoisseur.

Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001) is one of the most important classicists of the 20th century, having founded the numismatic auction house arm of Switzerland’s Bank Leu. A world-renowned numismatist, collector and philanthropist, his special passion was for animals in ancient art. Over a period 40+ years he built up a remarkable collection devoted exclusively to models of ancient Egyptian, near Eastern, Greek, and Roman animals. His collection was exhibited at several museums from 1981 to 1997 before being sold by Christie’s in London in 2004, realizing more than $5 million. These four volumes offer a comprehensive record of the finest collection of its kind ever assembled.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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