04 février 2016

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.  © Galerie J. Kugel Hauteur : 9,5 cm. La surface du vase est lisse si ce n’est une fine moulure sur le pourtour de la partie basse de la panse. Etat : l’une des deux anses cassée, deux petites ébréchures au pied et très légère entaille dans la panse.  Provenance : -Princesse Catherine Dashkov (1743-1810), Saint-Pétersbourg, Acquis à Rome en 1780 pour 300 ducats ; -Miss Martha Wilmot (1775-1873),... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Roman fresco hidden beneath the streets of London uncovered by archaeologists

One of sixteen sections of a decorative fresco, dating to the earliest decades of Roman Britain in the 1st century AD © MOLA. LONDON.- An ornate fresco that once adorned the residence of a wealthy Roman citizen has been discovered by archaeologists at 21 Lime Street, in London. Archaeologists from MOLAuncovered the fresco six metres below street level, whilst undertaking fieldwork for a new office development. Dating to the late 1st century AD, and the first decades of London, it is one of the earliest surviving frescos... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.130 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution
02 février 2016

World's oldest tea found in Chinese emperor's tomb by researchers from China and Britain

Map and photographs of early tea found in China. (a) Red dots show the location of the Han Yangling Mausoleum in Chang’an and Gurgyam Cemetery in Ngari, with orange lines indicating the routes of the Silk Road. (b) Plan of the Han Yangling Mausoleum and (c) the outer burial pit DK15; the brown material in pit DK15 constitutes plant remains including crops. (d) Sample DK15-1 taken from plant remains found in Pit DK15. (e) Morphological comparison between plant leaves from DK15-1 (e1, 2, 3) and modern green... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Two Temple Place reopens with exhibition of the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular

Wooden face with inlaid eyes, originally part of a coffin, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945 - 715 BC). Possibly from excavations at Abydos. Courtesy Two Temple Place and Baghshaw Museum (Kirklees Council). LONDON.- Two Temple Place reopened to the public with its fifth annual Winter Exhibition, Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt on 30th January 2016. This major new exhibition allows us to experience the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular and at their most intimate, uncovering a... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2016

Harmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016

Shabti of the sedjem-ash Hesymeref, worker at Deir el-Medineh, Egypt, New Kingdom, end 18th Dynasty, circa 1320 BC. Wood. Height 19 cm. Harmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance:Provenance: Collection Omar Sultan Pacha, Cairo, early 20th century Literature:Published : Aubert, J.-F., Les statuettes funéraires de la collection Omar Pacha in Chronique d’Egypte 50 (101), 1976, p. 62, n° 283 ; Wiese, A. B., Ägypten. Augenblicke der Ewigkeit, Mainz, 1997, pp. 191-2 Composite head of... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2016

Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016

Head of Tyche-Fortuna, Roman, 1st century BC. Marble, Height 17.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Europe, 19th century; Private collection, Switzerland; acquired 1974 Sarcophagus panel, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1070-750 BC. Wood and polychromy, 26.6 x 34.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Westchester County, USA;... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2016

Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016

A Ushabti of Neferibresaneith, Egypt, 26th Dynasty, Reign of Amasis, 570-526 BC. Faience. Height 17.8 cm. Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 The Tomb of Neferibresaneith was found at Sakkara, south of the funerary complex of Userkaf, in 1929, and was fully excavated in the late 1940s. In all, 336 ushabtis were found, most of them resting on the lid of the stone sarcophagus under the carbonized wood box; a large number of them were dispersed by the Egyptian Service des Antiquités (see... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016

Lug-handled jar with flamingoes. Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500-3300 B.C. H. 19.1 cm. Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Clay, reddish glaze. Conically tapered jar with three pierced lug handles on the shoulder, decorated on both sides with a group of nine stylized flamingoes, marching one behind the other to the right. Arranged concentrically around the moulded rim are four zigzag lines, while a further seven hang down in concentric semicircles on two sides of the... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Bear Figurine of amber, Mesolithic, Resen Mose Struer, Denmark

Bear Figurine of amber found in Resen Mose Struer, Mesolithic. National Museum of Denmark
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