10 avril 2014

Nebuchadnezzar II Babylonian cylinder sets world auction record at Doyle New York

The clay cylinder describes the rebuilding of the temple of Shamash in Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habbah in Iraq) by Nebuchadnezzar II Sold for $605,000. Photo Doyle New York. NEW YORK, NY.- On April 9, Doyle New York auctioned a rare and important Nebuchadnezzar II Babylonian cuneiform cylinder that set a world auction record for a Babylonian cylinder. The price of $605,000 achieved by Doyle New York far surpassed the prior record of £264,000 (approx. $440,000) set in London in 2011. The cylinder sold to a bidder... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2014

Head of a block statue, Egypt, Thebes, New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty, Reign of Amenhotep II, circa 1428-1397 BC

Head of a block statue, Egypt, Thebes, New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty, Reign of Amenhotep II, circa 1428-1397 BC. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Granodiorite; 25 x 26 cm Provenance: Evelyn Annenberg Hall collection, New York; C. Dikran Kelekian, Ancient Arts, New York, 1964; C. Hartley collection; Dikran G. Kelekian Inc., New York; Collection Lady Meux (1847-1910), London, acquired in 1895; W. Arnold Meijer collection, Netherlands. Literature: C.A.R. Andrews, J. van Dijk (eds.), Objects for Eternity. Egyptian Antiquities from the W.... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2014

Unknown, Pair of figurative 'Lucernae' or oil lamps, depicting Achelous, Roman, 2nd century A.D.

Unknown, Pair of figurative 'Lucernae' or oil lamps, depicting Achelous, Roman, 2nd century A.D. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Bronze; 30 x 31 x 32 cm Provenance: Private collection M.P., Nashville, Tennessee, since 2003;Acquired on the American art market. Axel Vervoordt (stand 424) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
17 mars 2014

Aphrodite Ourania Monumental female statue standing on a Swan, Roman, 1st - 2nd century A.D.

Aphrodite Ourania Monumental female statue standing on a Swan, Roman, 1st - 2nd century A.D. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Marble.Measurements: 115 x 65 x 55 cm Provenance: Sir Daniel Donohue collection, California, before 1968. The collection was begun by the oil and cement tycoon Daniel Murphy in the nineteenth century and inherited by his daughter and son-in-law, Sir Daniel Donohue and Countess Bernardine, who continued to add to the family collection.The sculpture comes accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the figure in... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2014

Very Rare Relief of a Male Figure with Elaborate Hairdo and Horns, South Arabia, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Very Rare Relief of a Male Figure with Elaborate Hairdo and Horns, South Arabia, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D. Photo courtesy Axel Vervoordt Alabaster. Measurements: 20,70 x 24,20 x 6 cm Provenance: Ancient collection Belgium, acquired in 1940; Ancient collection M. Abdalla Babeker, Sudan, acquired between 1917 and 1930. Axel Vervoordt (stand 424) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/
16 mars 2014

'Amlash' spouted vessel in the form of a stag, Southwestern Caspian region, Marlik culture, early 1st millenium BC

'Amlash' spouted vessel in the form of a stag, Southwestern Caspian region, Marlik culture, early 1st millenium BC. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd. Pottery buff body with burnished surface; 30.5 x 35 cm. Provenance: Dr M. collection, Paris, 1980s; "Collection X" first sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 May 1980 Galerie Kevorkian (stand 244) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/


15 mars 2014

Three cauldron attachments in the shape of bulls, Near Eastern, Ourartou, Circa 900 B.C., 1st millennium B.C.

Three cauldron attachments in the shape of bulls, Near Eastern, Ourartou, Circa 900 B.C., 1st millennium B.C. Photo courtesy Sycomore Ancient Art. Bronze. Height: 6 cm. Provenance: Ex collection Leo Mildenberg (1913-2001) Literature: Animals in Ancient Art I, Mainz 1981, no 17, ill. Sycomore Ancient Art. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
14 mars 2014

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C., Circa 170 B.C.

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C. Circa: 170 B.C. Photo courtesy Sycomore Ancient Art. The kneeling giant with a nude athletic body is raising his arms to hold up the celestial sphere. Height: 11.3 cm. Provenance: Former private collection G. H., Belgium, before 1980 Sycomore Ancient Art. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014 on stand 814. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
07 mars 2014

Rare depiction of the young Hercules leads Christie's Sale of Antiquities in April

A rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris. Estimate: £100,000-150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  LONDON.- The Christie’s sale of Antiquities in London on 2 April 2014 comprises 199 carefully selected lots with exceptional provenance which span the ancient world from the 3rd Millennium B.C. to the 11th Century A.D. Leading the sale is a rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris (estimate:... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

Hotel des Ventes to sell the contents of a large townhouse with no reserve prices

Imposant buste de l'empereur romain Caracalla (211-217 ap. J.-C.) en marbre blanc veiné de gris. Estimate: 10.000-15.000. Photo courtesy Hotel des Ventes GENEVA.- This March, Hôtel des Ventes will have the privilege of auctioning the entire contents of a large Genevan townhouse with no reserve prices! Recently discovered by Bernard Piguet in a 19th century abode situated in the centre of Geneva, the interior had remained virtually unchanged for over 60 years. The collection reflects an eclectic taste varying from Archaeology,... [Lire la suite]


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