22 avril 2017

Cleveland Museum of Art to transfer Roman sculpture of Drusus Minor to the Republic of Italy

Head of Drusus Minor (13 B.C. - A.D. 23), probably after A.D. 23 and likely before A.D. 37. Roman, 1st century. Marble; overall: h. 35 cm (13 3/4 in). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2012.29. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Republic of Italy (Ministry) today announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of an early 1st century A.D. marble portrait head of Drusus Minor (Drusus Julius Caesar, 13... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2017

Charles Ede at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Faliscan olla with incised decoration, Circa 600 BC. Pottery. Height 38 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Dr W. Rosenbaum-Kroeber (1894-1984), Ascona, Switzerland; acquired prior to 1970; private collection, Brensbach, Germany; thence by descent. Painted jar with four lug handles, Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, circa 3500-3200 BC. Pottery. Height 20 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Giancarlo Ligabue (1931-2015), Venice, Italy. A ripple flake... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC)

 Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC). Marble. Height 13.9 cm. Photo courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art  Provenance: Ex- K. Lemos collection, Switzerland, 1970s; M.S. private collection, acquired from the previous owner in 2007 Phoenix Ancient Art at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
15 avril 2017

Figure Depicting The Arrotino In Crouching Position, Sharpening His Knife, Late Hellenistic, circa first century BC

Figure Depicting The Arrotino In Crouching Position, Sharpening His Knife, Late Hellenistic, circa first century BC. Bronze. Height 7.5 cm. Photo courtesy David Ghezelbash Archéologie Provenance: Ex English private collection of Mrs Agatha Sadler (1924 - 2015), London, acquired circa 1960 from Mr John Hewett (1919-1994) David Ghezelbash Archéologie at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
15 avril 2017

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC. Marble with a brown patina, 85 x 36 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Chenel Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London the 6 July 1964, lot 176; former collection of the Ford Foundation, state of New York, since the 1960’s Galerie Chenel at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
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15 avril 2017

Possibly a female deity, Near Eastern, 6th-5th millenium BC

Possibly a female deity, Near Eastern, 6th-5th millenium BC. Red siliceous sandstone. Height 22.2 cm. Photo courtesy Cahn International AG This idol with heavily abstracted forms is remarkable on account of its unadorned elegance. The wide hips and round buttocks underscore the figure’s femininity, the only other pointers to which are the two low mounds on the chest. Provenance: Formerly collection of the French archaeologist Claude Schaeffer (1898-1982); thereafter collection of the archaeologist... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2017

Découverte d’un sanctuaire gallo-romain à Murviel-lès-Montpellier

 Fragments de décor appartenant à un acrotère faîtier © P. Druelle, Inrap À l’occasion de l’aménagement d’un lotissement par Rambier Aménagement à Murviel-lès-Montpellier, une fouille préventive prescrite par l’État (Drac Occitanie) a donné lieu à la découverte des vestiges d’un sanctuaire gallo-romain. Les archéologues de l’Inrap, en partenariat avec le service Archéologie et Patrimoine de la Communauté d’agglomération du Bassin de Thau (CABT) enrichissent ainsi la  connaissance de l’agglomération antique fouillée sur la... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2017

Découverte de l'Uzès antique

Vue aérienne de la zone 1 en cours de fouille, avec de gauche à droite : le bâtiment à mosaïque antique, la rue et les habitations, mis au jour à Uzès (Gard), 2017. © Denis Gliksman, Inrap UZÈS.- Pour la première fois, les archéologues explorent la ville romaine d'Ucetia. Parmi les découvertes, un vaste édifice antique et des pavements mosaïqués. Une équipe de l’Inrap met actuellement au jour, sur prescription de l’État (Drac Occitanie), une partie du passé d’Uzès, de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge. Les archéologues... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

The Guennol Stargazer to be offered at Christie's Exceptional Sale

The Guennol Stargazer. An Anatolian marble female idol of Kiliya type, Chalcolithic period, circa 3000-2200 B.C. Estimate on request © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces that The Guennol Stargazer, one of the finest and largest preserved Anatolian marble female idols of Kiliya type, is the top lot of the Exceptional Sale on April 28 (estimate on request). The Guennol Stargazer is from the Chalcolithic Period, circa 3000-2200 B.C., and it is considered to be one of the most... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2017

Galerie Rhéa at TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 436

Statuette of an ibex, Luristan, 1st millenium BC. Bronze and green patina, 5.2 x 10.6 cm © Galerie Rhéa Interesting figurine of an ibex with an extremely elongated body, short legs and large horns. This piece belongs to a group of exhibits bearing the title Abstract forms in antiquity. Intention or coincidence?, Provenance: Ex Swiss private collection S.C., Basel, before 1970 Literature: Cf. E. de Waele, Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash, Louvain 1982, p. 93 no. 105, p. 95, no. 107 (for the style of the head) Horse... [Lire la suite]