22 décembre 2021

Gold hoard from Vindelev to be part of exhibition about the prelude to the Viking Age

The Vindelev treasure hoard with its saucer-sized gold medallions made headlines all over the world in September 2021. Photo: Conservation Center Vejle. VEJLE.- The Vindelev treasure hoard with its saucer-sized gold medallions made headlines all over the world in september 2021. Starting February 17 2022 it will be exhibited in Vejle, Denmark.The Vejle Museums exhibits the magnificent find and tells the story of the prelude to the Viking Age and Harald Bluetooth's alliances in present-day Poland. Viking saucer-sized gold... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2021

First century Roman bust joins Getty Villa collection

Bust of Germanicus, 20-40 AD. Marble, 20 1/2 × 15 × 8 1/2 in. Getty Museum, 2021.66. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum has acquired an early first-century marble bust of the Roman general Germanicus, adopted son of Tiberius and father of Caligula.“This stunning portrait bust adds an extraordinary sculpture to the Villa’s collection of Roman portraits,” says Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “It is among the finest and best-preserved portraits of the young... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2021

"Au pays des fleuves d'or" au musée Guimet

PARIS - Le Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet propose la plus grande exposition jamais consacrée en occident au Tadjikistan. Elle révèle la richesse culturelle de ce pays méconnu, resté dans l’ombre de ses voisins davantage médiatisés que sont l’Afghanistan et l’Ouzbékistan, avec des pièces exceptionnelles et rares. Par sa situation stratégique sur les voies de passage et de conquête entre Moyen-Orient, ancien monde des steppes, sous-continent indien et oasis de l’Asie centrale chinoise, le Tadjikistan est au cœur des... [Lire la suite]
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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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