25 juin 2016

"Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas" on view at the Ashmolean Museum

 Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas at the Ashmolean Museum. Photograph: Stephen Frink/Getty Images OXFORD.- Storms, War and Shipwrecks tells the story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through the discoveries made by underwater archaeologists. For 2500 years, Sicily was the place where great ancient civilizations met and fought. Its rich and varied island culture has been marked by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans. This major summer exhibition... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2016

Cincinnati Art Museum presents "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt"

Figure of a Cat. From Egypt. Ptolemaic Period–Roman Period, 305 B.C.E.–first century C.E. Wood, gilded gesso, bronze, rock crystal, glass, 259⁄16 x 65⁄16 x 1113⁄16 in. (65 × 16 × 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1945E. CINCINNATI, OH.- Whether you prefer the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Sphinx or Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub – there is something for everyone at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, June 18 – Sept. 11, 2016. Felines played an... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2016

Getty Museum displays ancient Greek and Roman sculptures From The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

The Lansdowne Dionysos, A.D. 1-200, Roman, marble. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund. LOS ANGELES, CA.- As a result of a long-term loan and conservation agreement, the J. Paul Getty Museum put on view 14 works of art this spring from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s superb collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. On view in the South Pavilion at the Getty Center, the special installation features a selection of marble and bronze works depicting gods and goddesses,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2016

Luxurious treasures at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offer glimpse into Roman lifestyle

Cup with Centaurs, 1–100 C.E. Roman. Silver and gold. H: 4 5/8 x W:10 9/16 x D:6 7/8 x Diam: 5 7/8 inches, 3.62 pounds.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. VEX.2014.1.7 KANSAS CITY, MO.- A glittering array of silver, gold and gemstones on view in the exhibition Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire offers a window into the lifestyles of the ancient Roman elite, who used luxury items to display their wealth through elaborate banquets, gifts and... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Roman Gold Ring with Nicolo Intaglio, circa 3rd Century A.D.

Lot 91. A Roman Gold Ring with Nicolo Intaglio, circa 3rd Century A.D. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. solid-cast, the broad angular hoop deeply carved with inverted volutes at the sides and on top of the shoulders, the oval bezel set with a beveled nicolo intaglio engraved with a sea horse swimming to left. Total length 3 cm.; inside width 1.8 cm.; inside height 1.5 cm. Provenance: Jeremy Caudron, Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, by descent from his maternal grandfather;... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

An Etruscan Gold Wreath, circa late 4th/early 3rd Century B.C.

Lot 7. An Etruscan Gold Wreath, circa late 4th-early 3rd Century B.C. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. composed of a broad band with rounded ends, the central boss flanked on each side by four overlapping rows of laurel leaves, additional leaves above and below, each leaf bisected by three raised lines, the ends of the wreath each embossed with a large palmette. Length 34 cm. 13 3/8 in. Provenance: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Kunstwerke der Antike, November 29th, 1958,... [Lire la suite]

10 juin 2016

An Apulian Red-figured Pelike, attributed to the Iliupersis Painter, circa 375-350 B.C.

Lot 87. An Apulian Red-figured Pelike, attributed to the Iliupersis Painter, circa 375-350 B.C. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in front with a youth offering a fillet to a seated woman playing the harp, a hydria at her feet, the couple flanked by a woman holding a patera and another a palm branch, the register above with Eros offering a duck to a seated woman holding a fan and wreath, and on the reverse with a woman holding a fillet and crowning a seated... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

An Attic Black-figured Neck Amphora, attributed to the Circle of the Leagros Group, circa 500 B.C.

Lot 84. An Attic Black-figured Neck Amphora, attributed to the Circle of the Leagros Group, circa 500 B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with triple handles, painted on one side with Apollo Kitharodos between two women or muses, one holding a flower to her nose, and on the other with a warrior facing left in full armor and flanked by two archers, his shield emblazoned with an panther head, rays above the foot beneath a frieze of linked lotus buds, tongues on the... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

An Attic Red-figured Kalpis, attributed to the Niobid Painter, circa 460 B.C.

Lot 86. An Attic Red-figured Kalpis, attributed to the Niobid Painter, circa 460 B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. painted with a domestic musical contest between three women, one raised on a two-stepped podium (bema) in the center, seated on a klismos, her head turned to her right, playing the barbiton, and wearing a chiton and himation raised as a veil over the back of her head, a lyra hanging above her, another woman standing to left and unrolling a scroll removed from... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C.

Lot 56. A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. from a monumental figure, turned to her right, with long neck, idealized oval face with bow-shaped lips, and slightly upturned nose merging into finely arched brows, her wavy hair parted in the center and surmounted by a diadem, the back carved flat, with two dowel holes, and a channel for a marble clamp at neck-level; no... [Lire la suite]