14 mars 2020

Getty Villa Museum Presents Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

Statue of Prince Gudea with a Vase of Flowing Water (detail), Neo-Sumerian period, about 2120 BC, dolerite. Musée du Louvre, Department of Near Eastern Antiquities, Paris. Gift of Boisgelin, 1967 (de Clercq collection). Image © Scala/Art Resource, NY. LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum presents the most important exhibition of Mesopotamian art ever assembled on the West Coast in Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins, on display March 18 – July 27, 2020 at the Getty Villa Museum. The works of art come from the collection of... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

British Museum acquires internationally significant 3,000-year-old gold pendant, found in Shropshire

A late Bronze Age gold bulla found in the Shropshire Marshes and dated at 3,500 years old. © Trustees of the British Museum/PA Media LONDON.- In May 2018, a metal detectorist in Shropshire made the find of a lifetime: cushioned by peaty soil for 3,000 years was an astonishingly well-preserved gold pendant decorated on all its shimmering surfaces with semi-circles and geometric motifs. One side shows a stylized sun – a rare and hugely significant addition to the art and iconography of Bronze Age Britain. Solar... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2020

New discoveries in Iraq to be presented alongside British Museum objects for the first time in new exhibition

Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130BC © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- A new British Museum touring exhibition Ancient Iraq: new discoveries marks the first time that the Museum will tour new Iraq field research in combination with key objects from the Museum’s collection. Exploring the cultural heritage of Iraq through 80 remarkable objects, the exhibition seeks to highlight the challenges of protecting Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage following decades of conflict.This new... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

GALERIE EBERWEIN, Stand 24c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Hippopotamus, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2050-1780 BC. Indurated limestone (probably from near Esna), 2.7 x 5.8 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Germany, acquired between 1954 and 1959 in Egypt. Shabti for Nesy-Khonsu, Supreme Chief of the Harem of Amen, Egypt, third Intermediate period, XXIst Dynasty, 1st Cachette Deir el-Bahari, circa 1069-945 BC. Bright blue faience with black details and inscription. H 17.5 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Rennes, France, acquired in 1960s. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD. Marble. H 42 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner. Provenance: Peter Lasillo, probably in 1985 or earlier; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 December 1994, n° 92, ill.; Martin Armstrong, acquired from the above sale; Christie’s, New York, 7 December 2011, n° 173, ill.; Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, acquired from the above sale.   GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER, Stand 123b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
23 janvier 2020

GÜNTER PUHZE GMBH, Stand 133a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Portrait head of a priest, Egyptian, Late Period, 30th Dynasty. Hard black stone. H 7.8 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: private collection of Dr. H. B., Germany, acquired in 1998 from Galerie Günter Puhze, private collection, The Netherlands; private collection, England. Statuette of Venus, Roman, 2nd century AD. Bronze. H 20 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: collection of Louis de Clercq (1836-1901), France. Literature: A. de Ridder, Catalogue Collection de Clercq, Tome III, Les Bronzes, Paris, 1904,... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CYBELE, Stand 17d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Egyptian Kohl vessel in the shape of the god Bes, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC. Faience, turquoise-green glaze H 6.2 cm. © Galerie Cybele Provenance: private collection, Paris, 1960. Torso of a youth, Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Hellenistic period, 3rd century BC. Reddish clay. H 11.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Lucien Mellerio collection, Paris, 1879-1943. Amphoriskos, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1500 BC. Blue faience. H 10.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Madeleine Meunier collection (1921-2009), Paris, France, acquired... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

ARTANCIENT, Stand 71b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Greek helmet, Corinthian type, archaic period, circa mid 6th century BC. Bronze, H 20.3 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: from the collection of Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), inventory n° H308. Head of a youth, Italy, Tarentum, circa 4th century BC. Terracotta, H 16.5 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: collection of Count Henri d'Epinay (1940-2017), Longuenesse, France, acquired early 20th century. Tetradrachm minted in Mende, Macedoin, circa 460-423 BC. Silver, Ø 2.85 cm. © ARTANCIENT. The reverse with a vine, laden with four bunches... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

Antiquarium, Ltd., Stand 110c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of Venus at her bath, Rome, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Cast bronze, 19.3 x 6.9 cm. © Antiquarium, Ltd. Nude, save her diadem, the beguiling Goddess of Love and Beauty arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool-shaped pedestal with remnants of inlaid silver and glass paste decoration. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland, before 1986. Portrait bust of an official or priest, Egypte, Early Late Period,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

DAVID AARON, Stand 32c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Horse fulcrum, Hellenistic, 2nd-1st century BC. Bronze with silver inlay. H 17 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: reputedly part of a private European collection, 1970s; private collection, New York; art market, New York; private collection Alabastron, Achaemenid Empire, Western Asia, 5th century BC. Silver. H 26.1 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: private collection; Europe; private collection, acquired from the above circa 1995; sold at: Antiquities, Christie’s 11t December 2003, London, Lot 119; art market, London; acquired... [Lire la suite]