14 juin 2018

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum takes a close look at one of its most treasured works

Roman, Severan, Farnese Sarcophagus with Revelers Gathering Grapes: Front, about 225 AD. Marble, 163.2 x 62.23 x 26.67 cm. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (S12e3) © 2018 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- A daring new exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry, takes a close look at one of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most treasured works, the Farnese Sarcophagus, widely considered the most important ancient Roman sarcophagus in America. This immersive installation explores the piece’s... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century

Lot 80. A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century. Haut. : 39,9 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse masculin, nu, en léger contrapposto, aux muscles saillants. Provenance : D'après le registre de la collection: Ancienne collection du Professeur Wilhelm Kreutzberg, Munich Achat Maxburg Galerie Antiken, Munich en 1976.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century

Lot 79. A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century. Haut. : 50,5 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse féminin représentant probablement une Vénus impudique, debout, en légère torsion vers la droite. La sculpture devait être en appui contre un pilier dorsal aujourd'hui lacunaire. Quelques éclats. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur M. près de Rouen, avant 1980.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

An Antique bronze and cornelian necklace, circa early 1st millennium

Lot 42. An Antique bronze and cornelian necklace, circa early 1st millennium. Long. : 50,7 cm. Estimation: 1 800 € / 2 200 €. © Artcurial Collier composé d'éléments antiques en cornaline en forme de vase, de perles grenetées en bronze et d'un élément central en or.   Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A., Paris  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30 
18 mai 2018

An Antique bronze and shell necklace, early 1st millennium

Lot 41. An Antique bronze and shell necklace, early 1st millennium. Long. : 49,7 cm. Estimation: 1 800 € / 2 200 €. © Artcurial Collier composé d'éléments antiques en coquille en forme de vase, de perles grenetées en bronze et d'un élément central en agate en forme d'égide.   Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A., Paris  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
17 mai 2018

Getty Museum announces acquisition of second-century Roman portrait bust

Portrait Bust of a Man, AD 140-160. Roman. Marble. Height: 30 in. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum announces the acquisition of a second-century AD Roman marble portrait bust of a man. The life-sized sculpture portrays a middle-aged man of high status who has a powerful and vivid appearance. His short beard and moustache are akin to those of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), but the curly hair, prominent facial features, and intense gaze are more characteristic of the expressive style of the reign of Antoninus Pius... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Artcurial announces highlights of the Archaeology, Middle East and Pre-Columbian Art sale

  Lot 19. An Assyrian gypsum relief fragment from the Sennacherib's palace, 705-681 B.C. Dim. : 51,8 x 74,5 cm. Estimate 100 000 - 150 000 €. © Artcurial. PARIS.- The Archaeology and Oriental Art auction, hosted by Artcurial on 22nd May 2018 will introduce an exceptional and diverse selection of archaeological and art pieces: Mediterranean glassware, bronzes and sculptures from the Antiquity to the 19th century, Persian and Arabic manuscripts and Indian miniatures. Close to 300 lots will be... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

'Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan' at Berlin's Neues Museum

Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan. With photographs by Herlinde Koelbl. Exhibition view Neues Museum 2018 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum of Pre- and Protohistory / David von Becker BERLIN.- Margiana – around 4,000 years ago, this historic landscape in eastern Turkmenistan was the cradle of a fascinating and sophisticated Bronze Age culture. Contemporary with the civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, it has nevertheless remained relatively unknown in the West. Now for... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

Penn Museum opens new Middle East Galleries

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum sent the first United States archaeological expedition to the Middle East—to the ancient Mesopotamian site of Nippur in what was then the Ottoman Empire. More than 130 years and hundreds of international expeditions later, the Museum remains a world leader in Near Eastern archaeology, with a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts; a leading collection of cuneiform tablets bearing early literary, historical, and economic texts; strong Islamic period... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

Getty Villa exhibition examines ancient Palmyran funerary portraits

“The Beauty of Palmyra” (detail), AD 190–210, limestone, pigment, and gold. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen IN 2795 LOS ANGELES, CA.- The ancient city of Palmyra (“Place of Palms”), well situated in an oasis in the Syrian desert, flourished between the first and third centuries AD. At the crossroads of trade routes between the Roman and Parthian Persian empires, the people of Palmyra embellished their tombs with distinctive funerary portraits that illuminate the rich cultural exchanges and interactions taking place... [Lire la suite]