20 avril 2016

'Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth, Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C. Marble. H. 22 7/8 in.(58 cm). Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (AvP VII 283). Image: © SMB / Antikensammlung NEW YORK, NY.- The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander’s retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2016

A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D.

Lot 66. A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $317,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Sculpted in high relief, depicting Achilles on Skyros, the hero at the center, lunging to the left with his head turned back, dressed as a woman, wearing a chiton falling off his right shoulder, holding a circular shield in his raised left hand, his crested Corinthian helmet on the ground before him, one of the daughters of King Lycomedes collapsing to the right, probably... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 10. An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Price Realized $509,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The youthful god depicted nude, standing with his weight on his left leg, the right relaxed and bent at the knee, his left arm lowered, perhaps once holding a kantharos, and his right arm raised, perhaps once holding a cluster of grapes, his fleshy torso with copper inlays for the nipples, his head turned to his right, with a smooth forehead and... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D.

Lot 9. A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $545,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Composed of multicolored tesserae on a cream ground, with Dionysus riding in a chariot pulled by two rearing centaurs, the left bearded, the right youthful, the god nimbate, depicted nude but for an animal skin draped diagonally across his chest from his left shoulder, a mantle draped on top and over his arm, a thyrsus in his raised right hand, a crown of ivy and berries... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C.

Lot 24. An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $87,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tondo with a youthful komast moving to the right, nude but for a chlamys draped behind him and over his arms, a thick fillet in his hair, looped at the back with the ends hanging down onto his shoulder, with a knobbed walking stick in his lowered right hand, holding a skyphos out before him in the palm of his left hand, a column-krater to the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C.

Lot 3. An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $221,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The obverse with Athena striding to the right, wearing a pendant necklace, a long chiton and a himation with swallowtail folds hanging behind, her aegis spread over her shoulders and fringed with spiraling snakes, her hair in a diadem, her long tresses bound, holding a spear in her lowered right hand and a high-crested Attic helmet out... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2016

An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C.

Lot 2. An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C. Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Price Realized $293,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The obverse with Panathenaic Athena striding to the left, wearing a peplos, her snaky aegis, and a high-crested helmet, a spear in her raised right hand, a circular shield in her left, a Pegasos protome as the blazon, its wing sickle shaped, the goddess framed by two Doric columns each surmounted by a cock; the reverse with a bearded trainer standing to the left... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2016

A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Lot 5. A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Lifesized, the voluptuous goddess depicted nude, standing with her left leg slightly advanced, her torso leaning forward causing a crease across her abdomen, both arms lowered, with a diaphanous mantle draped diagonally across her legs and over the crook of her right arm, with folds cascading down her upper right thigh; 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) high Provenance: Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 4. A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Perhaps depicting Apollo, his youthful oval face with a smooth forehead and gently-arching brows merging with the bridge of his nose, the convex eyes slightly asymmetrical, the proper right wider than the left, with heavy upper lids and contoured lower lids, the small mouth with the lips slightly parted, his undulating hair radiating from the crown of his head in a whorl, with... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

Ancient burials revealed at mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

The Plain of Jars in Laos' central Xieng Khouang province is scattered with thousands of stone jars and scientists have long been perplexed by their original use. Photo: ANU. SYDNEY (AFP).- Archaeologists have uncovered ancient human remains and various burial practices at the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, Australian researchers said Monday, as scientists attempt to unravel the puzzle of the stone vessels. The Plain of Jars in Laos' central Xieng Khouang province is scattered with thousands of stone jars and... [Lire la suite]
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