26 juin 2015

Roman Ribbed Glass Jar, Roman Empire, probably Levant, ca. 1st to 3rd centuries CE

Roman Ribbed Glass Jar, Roman Empire, probably Levant, ca. 1st to 3rd centuries CE. Estimate $800 – $1,200. Artemis Gallery image.  An absolutely stunning glass jar! Mold made from yellow-green glass with repeating ribs down rounded base, tall neck and rolled rim. The iridescence on this one is off the charts! Size: 3-1/4"H. Provenance: Ex-private Metzger collection. Artemis Gallery. Ancient / Ethnographic Early Summer Variety 

26 juin 2015

Artemis Gallery makes fine ancient and ethnographic art accessible to any collector in Summer Variety Auction

Bronze Buddha (detail), Bhumisparha Mudra pose, Thailand, 19th century CE, est. $7,000-$10,500. Artemis Gallery image. NEW YORK, NY.- Hundreds of elusive cultural treasures from ancient times await bidders in Artemis Gallery’s Early Summer Variety Auction taking place on Tuesday, June 30th. Not only are all of the auction items unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and legal to purchase, many have been cataloged with extremely reasonable estimates, making them accessible to beginning collectors or dealers with... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

Le prince au torque d’or de Lavau

Le prince au torque d’or de Lavau © Denis Gliksman, Inrap PARIS.- Exhumée par une équipe d’archéologues de l’Inrap, la tombe princière de Lavau, datée du début du Ve siècle avant notre ère, a révélé un mobilier funéraire exceptionnel : chaudron en bronze méditerranéen à têtes de lionnes et d’Acheloos (dieu-fleuve), oenochoé attique à figures noires, ciste, bassins en bronze etc. Dans le cadre des Journées nationales de l’archéologie (19-21 juin 2015), l’Inrap présente les derniers résultats de cette fouille... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2015

Exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum tells dramatic story of an ancient civilization frozen in time

Portrait of a Woman. Mosaic; limestone, MANN 124666 © The Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples (SAHN) TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. On display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the exhibition includes approximately 200 evocative objects that tell the dramatic story of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city captured in time by ash and debris that buried it during a volcanic... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2015

Artemis Gallery's May 21 auction explores ancient times through rare Asian, Classical and Pre-Columbian art

Jade Adornment with Lord Visage, Pre-Columbian, Mexico or Guatemala, Mayan, Ca. 6th to 9th century CE. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo courtesy Artemis Gallery BOULDER, CO.- Attention time travelers and antiquities collectors: No boarding pass is required for Artemis Gallery’s May 21 journey to past civilizations. All that’s required is an Internet connection and you’ll soon be browsing a fascinating auction catalog filled with more than 400 choice Classical, Near Eastern and Far Eastern antiquities;... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2015

Fondation Gandur pour l'Art opens first traveling exhibition in Japan

A mummy board. Wood, gessoed (plastered) and painted, 157.5×44.5×10.0cm. Third Intermediate Period © Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Sandra Pointet. GENEVA.- The Fondation Gandur pour l’Art opened its first traveling exhibition in Japan on 17 April at the Asahikawa Museum of Art, in Hokkaido. The exhibition will run until 21 June before continuing its journey to three more Japanese cities, including Tokyo.  The special loan exhibition, Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic, Treasures from the... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2015

"L'Épopée des rois thraces". Découvertes archéologiques en Bulgarie au Musée du Louvre

Tête de Seuthès III. Golyama Kosmatka. Musée archéologique de Sofia © Institut national d’archéologie et musée - ABS / Ivo Hadjimishev PARIS - Patrie d’Orphée ou de nombreux rois légendaires cités par Homère, la Thrace, région encore méconnue, révèle peu à peu ses splendeurs grâce à de récentes découvertes archéologiques. Aux frontières du monde grec et de l’empire perse, émerge en Thrace, durant la période classique, une nouvelle puissance régionale, le royaume odryse. Les nombreuses tombes d’aristocrates ou de rois, mises au... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

An Egyptian polychrome glazed composition beaded broad collar necklace, New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period

An Egyptian polychrome glazed composition beaded broad collar necklace, New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, Reign of Akhenaten, circa 1353-1335 B.C. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. Re-strung, composed of foliate and floral beads, including white lotus petals with yellow and blue tips, green leaves, red dates with yellow tips, and yellow and blue mandrake fruits, interspersed with small spacer beads, the lotus-shaped terminals and stringing are modern, 36cm width of... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Cycladic marble female idol, Early Spedos Type, Early Cycladic II, 2700-2500 B.C.

A Cycladic marble female idol, Early Spedos Type, Early Cycladic II, 2700-2500 B.C. Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€55,000 - 82,000). Photo: Bonhams. Sculpted with a rounded lyre-shaped head tilted backward with the nose upwards, set upon a short thick neck, the arms folded beneath the breasts, the stomach gently curving above the incised pubic area, the thighs with a deep groove between extending into an open cleft between the bulging calves, the feet angled downwards and pointed outwards, with a slight groove on the... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble portrait head of Gaius Caesar, Augustan, circa A.D. 1

A Roman marble portrait head of Gaius Caesar, Augustan, circa A.D. 1.  Estimate £40,000 - 60,000 (€55,000 - 82,000). Photo: Bonhams. Probably Parian marble, the youth depicted turning slightly to his left, the close-cropped hair carved in wavy locks around the forehead, with deep-set large eyes beneath slightly frowning brows, 37cm high Provenance: UK private collection, London.Christie's London, 25 April 2007, lot 260.Acquired on the London art market in the 1970s by the previous owner's late father. ... [Lire la suite]