27 octobre 2015

Dallas Museum of Art acquires 1st-century Roman head of Greek hero Herakles

Head of Herakles, Italy, c. 1st century A.D., marble, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley in memory of Professor Alan R. Bromberg, via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund, and Wendover Fund. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art acquired a marble head of Herakles, the Greek hero the Romans called Hercules, at a Sotheby’s, New York auction of Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities in June. The marble head is from the late 1st century A.D. and is set upon an... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2015

"Egypt: Millennia of Splendour" opens at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna

BOLOGNA.- The Museo Civico Archeologico is hosting Egypt. Millennia of Splendour. Beneath the two towers, the splendour of a civilisation that lasted thousands of years and has always fascinated the entire world, has sprung back to life: the Egypt of the pyramids, pharaohs and multiform gods, but also that of sensational discoveries, captivating archaeology, passionate collecting and rigorous scholarship. The exhibition ‘Egypt’, which is being held at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna, is not just an exposition... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2015

Artemis Gallery to auction museum-quality ancient, Asian and ethnographic art & antiquities, Oct. 22

Important Egyptian limestone relief of the goddess Hathor, New Kingdom, ca. 1570 to 1069 BCE. Est. $30,000-$40,000.  BOULDER, Colo. – Provenance is always desirable, no matter what the collecting category may be, but when the object of pursuit is a premier cultural antiquity, prior ownership and the assurance that an item is legal to purchase escalate from “important” to “absolutely essential.” Artemis Gallery’s owners, Bob and Teresa Dodge, established their company on a foundation of knowledge and integrity, issuing an... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2015

New exhibition, "Hair in the Classical World" at Fairfield University Bellarmine Museum of Art

FAIRFIELD, CT.- Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art presents its new exhibition, Hair in the Classical World, on view from Wednesday, October 7, 2015, through Friday, December 18, 2015. From antiquity to the present day, hair has seldom been worn in its natural state. Whether cut, shorn, curled, straightened, braided, beaded, worn in an upsweep or down to the knees, adorned with pins, combs, bows, garlands, extensions, and other accoutrements, hair has the power to reflect societal norms. In ancient... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Antiquities from estate of famed LA dealer, silent film star, noted collectors headline Artemis Gallery's auction

A red-figure Apulian skyphos with Eros and female images, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 5th to 4th centuries BCE, 12¼ in. high, 11½ in. diameter, est. $7,000-$9,000. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery will launch its busy fall auction season with a Thursday, Sept. 24 online auction led by Part II of the late James Caswell’s collection. Caswell was an artist, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and respected owner of Historia Antiques in Santa Monica, California. The entire Caswell estate consignment,... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

Rare 5th century BC Celtic bronze flagon for sale at Bonhams

A large Celtic La Tène bronze beaked flagon, circa late 5th Century B.C. Estimate £70,000 - 90,000 (€96,000 - 120,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and impressive 5th century BC Celtic bronze beaked flagon leads Bonhams next Antiquities sale in London on 30 September. It is estimated at £70,000-90,000. Its appearance on the market coincides with a major exhibition of Celtic art opening at the British Museum in late September. The flagon is one of the only examples in private hands and this is a... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2015

Immortales exhibit brings Roman busts to Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Portrait of Lucius Verus (160-170 A.D.). Luna Marble. Capitoline Museums, Rome. NORMAN, OK.- All roads lead to Norman this fall when the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens a new exhibition of Roman busts Sept. 4 on the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome brings to the United States for the first time a selection of 20 busts from the collection of the world’s oldest museum, the Capitoline in Rome. The exhibition, which opens Sept. 4 at the... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2015

'Mito e Natura: Dalla Grecia a Pompei' on view at the Palazzo Reale in Milan for Expo 2015

Fresco, Pompei, Casa del Bracciale d’Oro. Kind concession MiBACT: Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii. MILAN.- With about 180 art works from Greece, Magna Graecia and Rome, the exhibition MITO E NATURA. Dalla Grecia a Pompei, organized for Expo 2015, presents a little-known aspect of the classical world: the representation of nature in its various aspects, the impact of human beings on the natural world and the environment. We present visitors with the most up-to-date... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2015

OSIRIS, les mystères engloutis d'Egypte à l'Institut du Monde Arabe

OSIRIS, les mystères engloutis d'Egypte à l'Institut du Monde Arabe: Affiche. PARIS - Exposition évenement de la rentrée, « Osiris, mystères engloutis d’Égypte » dévoilera 250 objets retrouvés lors de fouilles sous-marines, dont les découvertes récentes de ces 7 dernières années menées par Franck Goddio. Viendront s’y ajouter une quarantaine d’oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d’Alexandrie dont certaines sortiront d’Égypte pour la première fois. Ces découvertes, à la signification historique hors du... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head. Foto: © ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΕΘΝΟΣ Α.Ε. | Ministerio de Cultura Griego ATHENS (AFP).- Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.  The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around ten rooms and was discovered near Sparta in southern Greece. At the site, archaeologists found objects of worship, clay... [Lire la suite]