Some interesting works seen at auction

I’m still looking for something better (and with fewer bids!), but the following objects have stood out from the past two weeks.

Archaic vessel

Pros: Beautifully subtle forms, durable bronze, interesting on all sides

Cons: Probably a later forgery

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Triptych

Pros: Very rare as a triptych painting, possibly authentic

Cons: Exceedingly expensive, cracks in the panels, painting quality is not good enough to justify its immense size (160cm x 120cm). Compare to the Mater Dolorosa, her face is more expressive than these four combined.

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Nude

Pros: Beautifully done at small size, great frame

Cons: Not up to the artist’s highest standards

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