09 octobre 2018

Christie's to Offer a 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Relief of a Winged Genius from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II - 31 October 2018

An Assyrian gypsum relief of a Winged Genius, Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, circa 883-859 BC.; 7 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in (223.5 x 195.5 cm). Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Ltd, 2018. New York – Christie’s announces an important Assyrian relief will highlight the Antiquities sale on 31 October at Christie’s in New York as part of Classic Week (estimate on request). The finest example of Assyrian art to come to the market in decades, the work will be sold on behalf of the Virginia Theological Seminary to underwrite a... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2018

Greek Cycladic marble figure could reach $100K-$150K at Artemis Gallery auction

Greek Cycladic Marble Figure of the Spedos Type, Ancient Greece, Cyclades, ca. 2500 to 2400 BCE. 6.5" H (16.5 cm). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Image provided by Artemis Gallery. BOULDER, COLO.- World renowned for their expertly curated ancient and cultural art auctions, Bob and Teresa Dodge of Artemis Gallery will host a Thursday, October 11 sale comprising 417 lots of exceptional antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art. Each item boasts impeccable provenance and is offered with... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2018

Christie's to auction 3,000-year-old Assyrian relief from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

An Assyrian gypsum relief of a Winged Genius. Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, circa 883-859 BC 7 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in (223.5 x 195.5 cm). Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced an important Assyrian relief will highlight the Antiquities sale on 31 October in New York as part of Classic Week (estimate on request). The finest example of Assyrian art to come to the market in decades, the work will be sold on behalf of the Virginia Theological Seminary to underwrite a scholarship... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2018

Safani Gallery Inc., Stand 319 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Head of a Goddess, Roman, circa first century AD. Marble. Height 35 cm (13.8 in). Image courtesy Safani Gallery Inc. / Stand 319. Certificate by Thomas Lochmann, from the Antiquities Museum, Basel. Provenance: Paul Sarasin Collection; Mr. Sarasin (1856-1920) was one of the founders of the Museum of Natural History and the National Park, Basel, Switzerland. Etruscan Terracotta Urn and Cover, Etruria, Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Terracotta, 60 x 50 cm (23.5 x 19.5 in). Image courtesy Safani... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2018

Charles Ede, Stand 76 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Idol of Spedos type, Cycladic, circa 2700-2600 BC. Marble, 4 x 2 cm (1.6 x 0.8 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76 Provenance: Arthur L. Jacobs (d.1979), New York; Acquired from Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, circa 1967, thence by descent circa 1985. Bust of a priest of Khonsu-Pa-Ir-Sekher, Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Circa 4th century BC. Gabbro. Height 14.6 cm (5.7 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76. This priest is wearing a smooth bag wig revealing his large ears. He shows sharply... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

CAHN, Stand 57 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

An Archaistic Head of a Youth, probably Apollo, Rome, Late 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD. Marble, 25.5 cm (10 in.). Image courtesy of CAHN / Stand 57, TEFAF New York Fall 2018 This slightly under life-size head of a youth with idealised facial features follows a type represented by a group of Archaistic heads which are eclectically modelled on Greek sculptures of the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods. Provenance: Formerly private collection Christen Sandberg (1861-1918), Norway; Thence by descent in the family. ... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2018

3000-year-old Egyptian beauty to be star attraction at TEFAF New York Fall fair

Egyptian sarcophagus mask, Thebes, c.943-716 BC, wooden carving, 20.3cm high. LONDON.- At almost 3000 years old, this Egyptian sarcophagus mask of a woman has a 19th century provenance to the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Dorset. From the city of Thebes c.943-716 BC, the 20.3cm high wooden carving is painted in ochre red, the cosmetic lines, eyebrows and pupils in black, the cornea in white. Unusually for such a piece, the records give an exact date for the sale to Lieut-General Fox Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900) of... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2018

Samitum-woven silk with confronted deer in medallions, Central Asia, 7th-8th century

Samitum-woven silk with confronted deer in medallions, Central Asia, 7th-8th century. H: 105; W: 46 cm. Inv. no. 4/2005. © The David Collection. This magnificent textile with confronted deer placed on winged palmettes in medallions was probably made in Sogdiana, the area north and east of the Amu Darya (Oxus) River. The motif comes from Sasanian Iran, but the rendition of this piece is stiffer than that of its models. Medallion motifs with single or confronted figures are also known from Byzantium (and China), and survived in the... [Lire la suite]
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