24 juillet 2016

Roman portraits and their Baroque appropriation on view in Dresden

  Portrait of Septimius Severus, in the Serapis style, on a modern bust, 200–211 AD, from the Brandenburg Collection from 1723 to 1726, Skulpturensammlung © SKD, photograph: Adrian Sauer DRESDEN.- The Dresden Antiquities Collection is one of the oldest collections amassed in Dresden by the kings and prince electors, and one of the oldest large collections of antiquities presented in a museum outside Italy. The items, on view behind glass in storage depots at the Albertinum, are currently waiting to be presented again in... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2016

Axel Vervoordt, Kanaal

Axel Vervoordt, Kanaal
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09 juillet 2016

Spectacular 'Lady Jane Franklin' Egyptian mummy mask sold at Bonhams

Lot 230. A large Egyptian wood mummy mask, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1550-1295 B.C. Sold for £116,500 (€136,668). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning Egyptian wood mummy mask dated 1550-1295 B.C which was once in the collection of the renowned Victorian traveller, Jane, Lady Franklin sold for £116,500 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London on 7 July. It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000. In total, the sale made £1,101,825. Lady Franklin (1791-1875) is best known for her exploration of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D.

Lot 242. A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the walls decorated with four stylized plants, each plant with three different types of lancelot leaves including plain with a raised edge, plain with a border of short lines, and the smallest with veins branching from a central rib, with two horizontal ribs below the cut-off rim and above the base, a thick concentric circle on the underside of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 241. A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired prior to 1998. Exhibited: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 239. A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($79,800 - $106,400). Poto Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the oval body decorated with two scenes from the mythological cycle of Ajax, one scene showing the hero aboard a ship, holding a shield and sword, his name in Greek beside him (AIAC), the inscription vertical and retrograde, the ship with a high prow, single mast with rigging descending to the hull, and oars at rest, a helmsman at the stern, fish in... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D.

  Lot 86. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval intaglio engraved with a grazing horse in profile, set in a antique gold stud, 18mm width of the stud  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 17 December 1962, lot 145. Bonhams. ANTIQUITIES, 7 Jul 2016, 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D.

Lot 85. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,600 - 4,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval gem engraved with a standing figure of a goddess with drapery around her legs, holding a helmet (?) out in her left hand, a pillar behind her, set in a modern gold ring, 15mm length of intaglio; ring size 'O'; 18mm diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman banded agate intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

Lot 84. A Roman banded agate intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,800 - 2,400). Photo Bonhams. The oval gem engraved with a standing figure of a goddess with drapery around her legs, holding a helmet (?) out in her left hand, a pillar behind her, set in a modern gold ring, 15mm length of intaglio; ring size 'O'; 18mm diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman amethyst intaglio ringstone, Augustan, circa 1st Century B.C-A.D.

Lot 82. A Roman amethyst intaglio ringstone,  Augustan, circa 1st Century B.C-A.D. Estimate £1,200 - 1,400 (€1,400 - 1,700). Photo Bonhams. The oval intaglio engraved with a figure of Athena seated on a cuirass and military trophies, wearing a high crested helmet and holding Nike aloft in her right hand, set in a modern gold ring, 13mm length of intaglio; ring size 'N'; 18mm inside diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.With... [Lire la suite]