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]


04 avril 2015

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The life-size head depicted with forward facing gaze, the thick curling hair falling in four pronounced curls over the brow, the characteristic long parted beard with drilling to the corkscrew locks, with a thick moustache, set on a strong well-defined neck, 35cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, Mr J.Y., Barcelona, acquired in 1977 from Gallery Juan... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Estimate £100,000 - 120,000 (€140,000 - 160,000). Photo: Bonhams. The goddess depicted nude with sensuous curves, standing with her left leg crossed in front of her right, her left arm resting on a pillar with drapery, offering a pomegranate in her right hand to Eros who stands to her left, the child-like god reaching up with both hands to grasp the fruit, the goddess with her hair arranged in a chignon, looking down at her son, his head a mass of... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £180,000 - 200,000 (€250,000 - 270,000). Photo: Bonhams. The youthful athletic figure with softly defined musculature, standing in contrapposto, with his weight resting on his right leg, the left arm raised, a small strut supporting the elbow of the right lowered arm, the hair falling on the shoulders in two flowing tendrils, 51cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, P.U.U., acquired in the mid-1980s.With Michel Dumez-Onof, London, in the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

'Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art' opens at the British Museum

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron (detail). Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC. © Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- This spring the British Museum will stage a major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art, sponsored by Julius Baer. This exhibition will explore the Greek experience and its preoccupation with the human form. To the ancient Greeks the body was a thing of beauty and a bearer of meaning. The remarkable works of art in the... [Lire la suite]