16 septembre 2010

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period

A 'famille--rose' 'One hundred deer' vase (hu). Qianlong seal mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, the generously rounded sides finely painted with a continuous scene of a herd of deer in a mountainous landscape, the stags, bucks, doe, and fawns painted white, red, brown, and sometimes with spotted fur prancing and grazing, all amidst fruiting peach trees, lingzhi, and twisted pine trees, the wide neck set with a pair of stylized iron-red zoomorphic handles with gilt details; height 17 in.,... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2010

Ancient Roman Mosaic from Israel on View @ Metropolitan Museum

Mosaic Floor. Roman, ca. A.D. 300. Excavated at Lod (Lydda), Israel. Stone tesserae. Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. Image: Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority September 28, 2010–April 3, 2011 In 1996, workmen widening the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road in Lod (formerly Lydda), Israel, made a startling discovery: signs of a Roman mosaic pavement were found about three feet below the modern ground surface. A rescue excavation was conducted immediately by the Israel... [Lire la suite]
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