06 décembre 2019

An Apulian red-figured rhyton, circa 350-320 B.C.

Lot 447. An Apulian red-figured rhyton, circa 350-320 B.C.; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Ingrid McAlpine (1939-2018), London and Epsom, 1993. Note: This finely sculpted rhyton depicts a Laconian hound. For a related example, see no. 282, pl. 30, 1-2 in H. Hoffmann, Tarentine Rhyta. Christie's. Antiquities, London, 4 December 2019
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06 décembre 2019

An Egyptian carnelian and agate bead and amuletic necklace, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd dynasty, circa 1069-664 B.C.

Lot 406. An Egyptian carnelian and agate bead and amuletic necklace, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd dynasty, circa 1069-664 B.C. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Largest pendant: 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high,Length strung together: 17 in. (43 cm.) long Provenance: Goddard and Josephine Du Bois collection, USA, acquired in Egypt circa 1901-1907; thence by descent to Dr Goddard Du Bois, San Diego, USA.Antiquities, Sotheby’s, New York, 8 December... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Roman aquamarine ring stone with a portrait of Faustina Minor, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 492. A Roman aquamarine ring stone with a portrait of Faustina Minor, circa 2nd century A.D.; 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 156,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Set in a gold ring dating to circa 1800.English private collection, Surrey. Note: Portrait intaglios in aquamarine (blue beryl) are exceedingly rare, perhaps a result of the material’s hardness and also because large stones were uncommon in antiquity. Like other... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

"Momies égyptiennes : passé retrouvé, mystères dévoilés" au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM)

Montréal - Le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) souhaite la bienvenue à six personnes momifiées de l’Égypte ancienne. Le MBAM est honoré de les accueillir en première nordaméricaine dans le cadre de Momies égyptiennes : passé retrouvé, mystères dévoilés : exposition alliant arts et science issue des recherches entreprises au British Museum. Jusqu’à récemment, très peu d’informations étaient disponibles au sujet de la vie et de la mort de ces personnes. Grâce aux plus récentes technologies non invasives, le public prendra... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

The Sphinx takes center stage at Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA.- A 25,000-pound monument returned to the limelight, as the centerpiece of the new Sphinx Gallery at the Penn Museum.The colossal red granite Sphinx of Ramses II—history’s most well-known pharaoh who reigned in ancient Egypt for nearly 67 years and fathered more than 100 children—dates back to between 1293 and 1185 BCE. Excavated by the famous archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and his team, it is the largest sphinx in the Western hemisphere and has served as one of the City of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

Troy: Myth & Reality at British Museum, London

Terracotta face pot from Troy, c. 2550–1750 BC, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte. Photograph © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Photo: Claudia Plamp. LONDON - The British Museum announces its major exhibition for Autumn 2019. The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality will be the first major Troy exhibition in the UK. It will reveal the lasting legacy of stories from the Trojan War, first told by early poets such as Homer and Virgil and retold and reinterpreted right up to the present day. The show... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

Exhibition explores the making of the spectacular Ishtar Gate

Reconstructed panel of bricks with a striding lion. Neo-Babylonian Period (reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 604–562 BCE). Molded and glazed baked clay. Processional Way, El-Kasr Mound, Babylon, Iraq. H. 99.7 cm; W. 230.5 cm. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1931: 31.13.2. CC0 1.0. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World presents A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate, opening new... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2019

AlUla : merveille d'Arabie à l'Institut du Monde Arabe

AlUla : merveille d'Arabie à l'Institut du Monde Arabe. Fabuleuse plongée dans une région méconnue du nord-ouest de l’Arabie saoudite, « AlUla, merveille d’Arabie » dévoile le fruit de plus de vingt ans de recherches, pour la première fois révélées au grand public. Invitation à un parcours  à travers les millénaires, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, au cœur d’une somptueuse oasis transportée jusqu’à l’IMA le temps d’une exposition par les technologies modernes, les objets nouvellement découverts et la magie de photographies... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2019

MFA Boston Re-Examines Nubia's Story in Exhibition Exploring Power, Representation and Cultural Bias

Winged Isis pectoral, Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte, 538–519 BCE. Gold. Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON—For more than 3,000 years, a series of kingdoms flourished along the Nile Valley in what is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, a region known in antiquity as Kush and by modern scholars as Nubia. In Ancient Nubia Now, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents more than 400 works of art from its... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2019

The Met Returns $4 Million Egyptian Sarcophagus After Investigators Discover It Was Looted

Gilded Coffin Lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (detail) Late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.) Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M. Lownds Funds; and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017 (2017.255b) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NEW YORK (AFP).- American authorities on Wednesday repatriated to... [Lire la suite]
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