11 août 2017

Attic red-figure bell krater, 4th Century BC

Attic red-figure bell krater. Four nude maenads and a satyr cavort around a laver in their midst, in which a nude, winged Eros alights. Rev: Three draped youths. 4th Century BC. H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm). $47,500 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex Belgium private collection, acquired in the 1980s; Munich art market, April 2008. Royal-Athena Galleries. 14 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4PP, United Kingdom            
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11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter, Ca. 460-450 BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter. Three youths with wreaths at a komos (procession after a carousal). The first carries a lyre (barbiton) and turns towards his singing companions. The central figure holds a staff, the last one holds an amphora and swings a torch. Rev: Three draped youths. Ca. 460-450 BC. H. 14 1/2 in. (36.7 cm). $62,500 © Royal-Athena Galleries.  Provenance: Ex C. R. collection, Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany. Literature: For the painter see CVA, München 2, 14f. pls. 70-72 ... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter, Earlier 4th Century BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter. Two nude warriors armed with shields, helmets and spears, battle a cloaked man riding a rearing horse, turning and lunging at the bearded soldier with a spear, a figure further to the left also. Reverse: three draped youths. Earlier 4th Century BC. H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm). $65,000 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex Ulla Lindner, Munich, 1960s; Dr. J. Bohler, Munich; German private collection; Christie’s New York, December 7, 2007, no. 1 Literature: The... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Painter of the Louvre Centauromachy, Ca. 470-460 BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Painter of the Louvre Centauromachy. Dionysos with a kantharos and a thyrsos looks at a satyr stomping grapes in a wine skin on a footstool at left. From the right another satyr with a big sack full of grapes approaches. Rev: 3 draped youths. Ca. 470-460 BC. H. 13 18 in. (33.4 cm.); Diam. 11 1/8 in. (28.4 cm.); W. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm). $65,000 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex D.O. collection, South Germany. Royal-Athena Galleries. 14 Old Bond Street, London W1S... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2017

Portrait of Ptolemaic ruler, probably Ptolemy III Euergetes, Western Europe, Roman Empire, ca. 3rd quarter of the 3rd century B

Portrait of Ptolemaic ruler - probably Ptolemy III Euergetes, Western Europe, Roman Empire, ca. 3rd quarter of the 3rd century B.C., Marble with remains of stucco and red pigment on eyes and lips, H: 11,50 cm © Axel Vervoordt NV Provenance: Private collection Maximilian Graf (Wuppertal, 1892 - Berlin, 1959), Berlin-Schmargendorf, acquired in the 1930s or earlier;By descent to the present owners. Axel Vervoordt NV. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat, 15-19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium. T  +32 (0)3 355 33 00... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2017

Fragment of a high relief with a male bust, South Arabia, 3rd - 1st century B.C.

Fragment of a high relief with a male bust, South Arabia, 3rd - 1st century B.C., Alabaster, H: 23 cm © Axel Vervoordt NV Provenance: Private collection, Belgium, before 1990;Collection Asfar Brothers, Beirut, 1970s. Axel Vervoordt NV. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat, 15-19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium. T  +32 (0)3 355 33 00 - F  +32 (0)3 355 33 01 - www.axel-vervoordt.com - info@axel-vervoordt.com

11 août 2017

Head of Eros, Western Europe, Roman Empire, 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D.

Head of Eros, Western Europe, Roman Empire, 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D., White marble, Height: 23,5 cm © Axel Vervoordt NV Provenance: Collection Guérin, Paris, ca. 2000 ;Private collection René Withofs, Brussels, ca. 1970-1780. Axel Vervoordt NV. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat, 15-19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium. T  +32 (0)3 355 33 00 - F  +32 (0)3 355 33 01 - www.axel-vervoordt.com - info@axel-vervoordt.com
09 août 2017

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Greece, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd Century B.C.

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Greece, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd Century B.C., Gold, carnelian © David Aaron The ring with engraved stone is an archetype of Hellenistic jewellery.[1] Engraved ringstones such as this were carved with an image in relief, so that when pressed into hot wax they functioned as a seal. The motif was therefore a very personal emblem of identity. One’s correspondence, business contracts and finger would each bear the wearer’s chosen insignia. The Hellenistic period was an aesthetically fertile one,... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2017

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Hellenistic, Greece, 3rd to 2nd Century B.C.

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Hellenistic, Greece, 3rd to 2nd Century B.C., Gold, carnelian © David Aaron The intaglio ring is an archetype of Hellenistic jewellery. Engraved ringstones such as this were carved with an image in relief, so that when pressed into hot wax they functioned as a seal. The motif was therefore a very personal emblem of identity. One’s correspondence, business contracts and finger would each bear the wearer’s chosen insignia. The Hellenistic period was an aesthetically fertile one, characterised by the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2017

Bactrian Gold and Lapis Necklace, Western Asiatic, 3rd-2nd Millennium B.C.

Bactrian Gold and Lapis Necklace, Western Asiatic, 3rd-2nd Millennium B.C., Gold tube and lapis bead, L: 48cm © David Aaron The ancient kingdom of Bactria lay between the Amu Darya river in the West, and the mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush and Pamirs to the East, in what is modern-day Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. During the third and second millennia B.C., this expanse of plain grew wealthy as an oasis, flourishing on an intersection of the silk trade routes from India and China to the Mediterranean.[1] Little... [Lire la suite]