05 septembre 2021

A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later

Lot 1102. A group of 26 pieces of bone carvings, Central Asia, 1st millennium B.C. and later;largest 18 cm, Japanese wood box. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: An old Japanese collection, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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24 juillet 2021

Top six Antique glass at Bonhams London, 6 July 2021

Lot 8. A Roman amber glass 'Victory' beaker, Circa early-mid 1st Century A.D.; 6.5cm high. Estimate £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,250 (€ 29,517). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Blown in a two-part mould, of cylindrical form with a narrow everted rim, with three registers of decoration divided by horizontal ribs, the upper and lower with six stylised victory wreaths, a pair of opposing palm branches concealing the vertical mould seams, the central register with Greek inscription: ɅABE THИ NEIKHN ('Seize the... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2021

"The Painters of Pompeii" opens at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

“The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples" will travel exclusively to Oklahoma City Museum of Art, from June 26 to Oct. 17, 2021. Archivio Fotografico del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.- Beginning June 26, visitors to the OKCMOA will be transported to ancient Rome through the incredible wall paintings, or frescoes, of Pompeii and Herculaneum. “The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum,... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2021

"L'empereur romain, un mortel parmi les dieux" dans l'exposition du musée de la romanité

NIMES - Jusqu'au 19 septembre 2021, le Musée de la Romanité organise, avec la collaboration du Musée du Louvre, la première exposition française intégralement consacrée au culte impérial : « L’Empereur romain, un mortel parmi les dieux ». L’exposition retrace les origines du culte impérial, pratique instaurée par le premier empereur de Rome, Auguste, au Ier s. av. J.-C. Au fil du parcours, le public découvre les références religieuses et mythiques qui légitiment le pouvoir de l’empereur et... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2021

Roman marble torso top lot at ground-breaking Male Form sale at Bonhams

Lot 36. A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., 80cm high. Sold for £60,250/€70,447 (estimate: £40,000-60,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A Roman marble male torso circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. was the top selling lot at Bonhams innovative The Male Form sale in London yesterday (16 June). The statue sold for £60,250.Held during Pride Month, The Male Form was the first-ever sale by an international auction house dedicated exclusively to a celebration of the male form in art and spanned... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2021

“Nero: The Man Behind the Myth,” at the British Museum, 27 May – 24 October 2021

Marble bust of Nero. Italy, around AD 55. Photo by Francesco Piras. With permission of the Ministero della Cultura – Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari. LONDON - This month the British Museum opens the first major exhibition in the UK on Nero, one of the most notorious ancient Roman emperors. Nero: the man behind the myth explores the true story of Rome's fifth emperor informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2021

David Aaron at BRAFA 2021

Sesklo-culture idol, Possibly Nea-Nikomedeia, Northern Greece/Macedonia, 6th-5th Millennium B.C., Clay, H 19.2 x W 8.5 cm. David Aaron at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: Kunsthandel Henrich, Frankfurt, 1960’s or 1970’s; Leiding Collection, acquired from the above in the 1960’s or 1970’s; Mr Bernd Gackstätter Antiken Kabinett, Frankfurt, acquired from the above; private collection of Dr Kuhn-Lucht, Berlin, acquired from the above in the early 1990’s; thence by descent. ALR: S00201059. Accompanied by Interpol certificate. Often given the... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2020

Hilt of Achaemenid sword, 5th century BC

Hilt of Achaemenid sword, 5th century BC. Found in Chertomlyk Barrow.    
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06 octobre 2020

A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.

Lot 56. A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: The horn-shaped beaker has a gilt foliate wreath below the flaring rim. At the join to the separately-made bull protome is a raised cuff, from which a calyx of gilt acanthus and lanceolate leaves rise along... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

Lot 87. An Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: with The Merrin Gallery, New York.Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1990. Note: The necklace is composed of embossed foliate elements joined together with wire loops on the reverse. It is centered by a rectangular box-shaped element set with green glass. The terminals are modeled in the form of dolphins above a... [Lire la suite]