19 février 2017

Gold Ring Featuring an Iron Age Eye-Agate, Syria, 900 BC to 700 BC

Gold Ring Featuring an Iron Age Eye-Agate, Syria, 900 BC to 700 BC. © 2000-2017 by Barakat, Inc. This genuine Ancient Iron Age eye agate gemstone has been mounted in a modern 18 karat gold ring. £4,600.00 The “eye-agate” is produced by cutting a three- layer, naturally pale yellow or pale gray agate, with intervening white zones in such a way to look like an eye. In Aleppo (NW Syria) and other parts of the east it was believed the stone could cure the infection known as the “Aleppo sore”. Because of their... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2017

Gold Ring with Silver Coin of Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 323 BC, Tyre, Lebanon

Gold Ring with Silver Coin of Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 323 BC, Tyre, Lebanon. © 2000-2017 by Barakat, Inc. This magnificent coin is set in a ring of 18-karat gold. Perhaps no ruler in history has left a stronger impression than Alexander the Great. Though many centuries have passed since he conquered the world, his legend continues to burn brightly in the minds of men. Possessed of courage, vision, and daring, Alexander inspired those around him with his enthusiasm and ability. This splendid silver coin, minted... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

An Ancient Greco–Scythian Gold (Electrum) Ornamental Plaque, circa 6th – 5th century BC

An Ancient Greco–Scythian Gold (Electrum) Ornamental Plaque, circa 6th–5th century BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This original ancient gold plaque in the form of an eagle has been recently made into a pendant. The gold plaque has been mounted on a lapis lazuli slab with a slightly roughened frontal surface. Height of the gold eagle – 45 mm (1 3/4 in.). Size of the lapis slab – 58 x 46 mm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.). Price: $8,500 Technically, the metal alloy of the eagle is electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Ancient Head of Medusa Gold Ring, circa 300 BC

Ancient Head of Medusa Gold Ring, circa 300 BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This high carat gold Hellenistic stirrup-shaped ring is designed as a gold disc with a horizontally positioned archaic relief head of Medusa.  Framed by two rows of gold twisted wires. The ring is solid, wearable and in excellent condition. Diameter of the disc 20 mm (6/8 in.). Weight 7.56 grams. Approximate ring size 6 – 6.5 (16 x 18 mm). Price: $12,000 Accompanied by a metal analysis report which indicates... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2017

Ancient Rock Crystal Gold Swivel Signet Ring, Greek, Archaic period, circa 600 – 500 B.C.

Ancient Rock Crystal Gold Swivel Signet Ring, Greek, Archaic period, circa 600–500 B.C. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. An ancient gold swivel – signet ring with a finely carved rock crystal scarab (Scarabaeus beetle). The underside is a signet engraved with a crawling snake. The rock crystal scarab measures 20 x 18 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.). Approximate ring size 12  (22 mm). Price: $35,000 In ancient jewelry, the scarab was a symbol of protection, vitality and good luck. Rock... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Gold Signet Ring, Greek, Classical t

Ancient Gold Signet Ring, Greek, Classical to early Hellenistic period, 5th–4th century BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A cast gold ring with elongated oval bezel is engraved with a female figure holding two snakes (Snake Goddess). Weight 7.36 grams. All original, intact and wearable. Ring size 8. Price: $35,000 Romanov Russia.

17 février 2017

Exhibition brings to light one of the founding myths of ancient Egypt: The Mysteries of Osiris

Colossal statue of the god Hapi, Thonis-Heraklion, Bay of Abukir, Egypt (SCA 281). Photo: Christoph Gerigk © Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation. ZURICH.- After Paris and London for the first time in a German-speaking country: A fascinating exhibition at Museum Rietberg in Zurich shows the latest underwater archaeological finds. On 10 February 2017, the exhibition Osiris – Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries opened at Museum Rietberg in Zurich. The exhibition brings to light one of the founding myths of ancient Egypt: the... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 21.6 x 16.1 in. (55 x 41 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 2795. Photo: Ole Haupt Representing an unnamed woman referred to as "The Beauty of Palmyra," this female is exceptional for her physiognomy and the abundance and detailed rendering of her jewels. The distinctive eyes, along with the full cheeks and lips, suggest that she represents a foreigner who originated from India. Traces of ochre and red on the limestone indicate... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 15.7 x 19 in. (48.5 x 40 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1068. Photo: Ole Haupt With the left hand grasping her veil and the right hand holding a loop of the veil, this unknown Palmyrene woman is eloquently depicted in three-quarter view. Her abundant jewelry and elegant turban underscore her privileged status.
09 février 2017

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50 Detail of funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50