21 mai 2022

A bronze 'erotica' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 3671. A bronze 'erotica' mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.7 by 9.7 cm. Lot sold 88,200 HKD (Estimate : 70,000 - 90,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the Bertholet Collection. Literature: Ferry M. Bertholet, Concubines and Courtesans: Women in Chinese Erotic Art, Brussels, 2010, pl. 65. Exhibited: The Chinese Pleasure Garden: Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, 2011. Gardens of Pleasure: Sex in Ancient China. An Exhibition... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2022

British Library brings together spectacular golden books, scrolls and bindings for new exhibition

LONDON.- Showcasing books, scrolls and documents from twenty countries, Gold reveals how this precious metal has captured the imagination of scribes, artists and patrons throughout history and across cultures and faiths. From sacred texts contained within tiny golden books and spectacular illuminated manuscripts to a treaty inscribed on a strip of gold over two metres long, the exhibition highlights the deep-rooted connection between gold, the sacred and the royal, and reverence, awe and power.Gold also sheds light on the... [Lire la suite]
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