24 juin 2022


Head of a Cycladic idol of the Spedos type, Early Cycladic II, circa 2700-2300 BC. Fine grained marble. H 10.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate S00213657, and IADDA certificate, this item has been checked against the Interpol database. Provenance: German private collection H. W., acquired 1985 on the German art market. Published: Galerie Günter Puhze, catalogue Kunst der Antike 6, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1985, n° 18. Head of a goddess, Roman, 1st century AD. Marble. H 33.5... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2022


Statuette of a recumbent dog, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2050-1780 BC. Blue faience with black details. H 5.5 x W 9.7 cm. Courtesy Galerie Eberwein Accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate S00127419 Provenance: former private collection, France circa 1987 Literature: F. Dunn Friedman, Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience –Thames and Hudson, London, 1998, p. 160, 149; W. C. Hayes, Sceptre of Egypt I, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959; J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals : Egyptian Art in The... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2022

Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum

Gold Ring of Sekhmet, ancient Egyptian, New Kingdom, about 1539–1077 BCE, gold, Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs Collection, 1926.97 WORCESTER, MASS.- This summer the Worcester Art Museum presents its new exhibition, Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum, bringing to light the exceptional collection of Egyptian jewelry assembled by Kingsmill Marrs and Laura Norcross Marrs and given to WAM by Mrs. Marrs in 1926. Coinciding with the centennial celebration of Howard Carter’s momentous... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2022

Pioneering drone technology leads to new discoveries in Iraq

Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130 BC. © The Trustees of the BritishMuseum LONDON.- A new approach to archaeology in Iraq using high resolution drone imagery has led to the discovery, identification, and preservation of ancient buildings, from over 4,000 years ago. This is the first time drone technology has been used in this way for cultural heritage sites in southern Iraq.A unique combination of remote sensing work using high resolution drone imagery, ground-truthing and conservation techniques. Without this... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2022

Exposition "Pharaon des Deux Terres. L’épopée africaine des rois de Napata" au Louvre

PARIS - Au VIIIe siècle avant J.-C., l’Égypte est instable et divisée. La brillante dynastie des Ramsès n’est plus. La Nubie, longtemps dominée par l’Égypte, prend son indépendance et le royaume de Kouch s’y constitue, tout imprégné de l’idéologie, de l’art et de la religion pharaoniques. Sa capitale se situe à Napata, près de la Montagne Pure du Djebel Barkal, dans la région de la quatrième cataracte du Nil, au cœur du Soudan actuel. Vers 720 avant J.-C., le roi de kouch Piânkhy part de Napata à la... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2022

'Rome. La cité et l'empire' au Musée du Louvre-Lens, jusqu'au 25 juillet 2022

Statue de Rome, 1er-2ème siècle apr.JC, Asie Mineure (Turquie actuelle), Musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Thierry Ollivier LENS - Comment Rome, simple cité du Latium, est-elle devenue la capitale d’un empire aux dimensions gigantesques, unifiant les rives de la Méditerranée et de l’Europe occidentale sous la figure de l’empereur ? Que signifiait l’appartenance à un empire ? Comment s’organisait la vie... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2022

A turquoise and hardstone inlaid silver bird fitting, Eastern Eurasian steppes, 2nd-4th century AD

Lot 726. A turquoise and hardstone inlaid silver bird fitting, Eastern Eurasian steppes, 2nd-4th century AD; 2 3⁄4 in. (6.8 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,710. © Christie's 2022 The silver fitting is cast in the form of a stylized bird and decorated on the front with inlays of turquoise, carnelian and possibly citrine.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2022

The British Museum Will Reveal Stonehenge’s Mysteries With a Blockbuster Show of Hundreds of Ancient Objects

Stonehenge © English Heritage LONDON - The world of Stonehenge (17 February – 17 July 2022) is the UK’s first ever major exhibition on the story of Stonehenge. Key loans coming to the British Museum and announced for the first time today include: Britain’s most spectacular grave goods which were unearthed in the shadow of Stonehenge; elaborate ancient gold hats depicting the cosmos; and the astonishing wooden monument – dubbed Seahenge - that recently emerged after millennia from the sands of a Norfolk beach. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2022

Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt at the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO - The transformed space explores aspects of life and the afterlife in the Nile Valley with the first new installation of works from the museum’s historic collection of ancient Egyptian art in a quarter-century. Striking artifacts—displayed along one wall of the gallery in a series of innovative cases that promote viewing from multiple vantage points—provide insight into the beliefs and practices of this illustrious North African culture. Recurring themes throughout this fresh presentation of the collection consider the... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2021

Gold hoard from Vindelev to be part of exhibition about the prelude to the Viking Age

The Vindelev treasure hoard with its saucer-sized gold medallions made headlines all over the world in September 2021. Photo: Conservation Center Vejle. VEJLE.- The Vindelev treasure hoard with its saucer-sized gold medallions made headlines all over the world in september 2021. Starting February 17 2022 it will be exhibited in Vejle, Denmark.The Vejle Museums exhibits the magnificent find and tells the story of the prelude to the Viking Age and Harald Bluetooth's alliances in present-day Poland. Viking saucer-sized gold... [Lire la suite]
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