15 juin 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum and Italian officials announce agreement to return first century B.C. sculpture to Italy

Statue of Zeus Enthroned, artist unknown, Greek, about 100 B.C. Marble, 74 × 46 × 45.6 cm (29 1/8 × 18 1/8 × 17 15/16 in.). LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the voluntary return of a marble statuette representing the god Zeus which dates to about 100 B.C. The Museum acquired the sculpture in 1992. The Museum made its decision to return the Statue of Zeus Enthroned, a 29-inch high marble statuette, following thorough consideration of information provided by Italian officials, including a... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2017

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art at Sotheby’s London, 12 June 2016

Four Roman Marble figures of women, circa 2nd Century A.D. (from left to right, est. £250,000-350,000, £150,000-250,000, £100,000-150,000, £150,000-250,000) sold separately. Photo: Sotheby's.  London - An auction dedicated exclusively to the classical world, Ancient Marbles will take place on 12 June at Sotheby’s London – offering ancient sculpture and works of art from the Greek, Roman and Etruscan periods. Since the Renaissance, collecting ancient classical marble sculpture has been considered synonymous with good taste and... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

Janus head, Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD

Lot 1002. Janus head, Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimate: CHF 3 800 / 5 800 (€ 3 520 / 5 370). Sold for CHF 3 800. Photo Koller White marble. Depicting the two faces of Heracles. Chips. Head with iron eyelet on top. Mounted on an iron rod with base. H 16.5 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of the Fay Sawani Collection, New York. Acquired in the 1960s.- Auction Bonhams London, 1 May 2013 (Lot No. 130).- from a private collection, Switzerland.   Koller. Furniture, Sculptures,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2017

Large vase with handles, so-called "Grabkratere", Apulia, 4th century BC

Lot 1003. Large vase with handles, so-called "Grabkratere", Apulia, 4th century BC. Estimate: CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 18 520 / 27 780). Sold for CHF 18 000. Photo Koller Painted clay. Restorations on the base and the handles. H 69 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of the Saumur Collection, France. The Gallery possesses the "Certificat d'exportation pour un bien culturel" as well as the export and import documents.The 2016 CIRAM thermoluminescence test confirms the age indicated for the vase... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2017

Small bowl, Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, Egypt, 3000-2700 BC

Lot 1005. Small bowl, Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, Egypt, 3000-2700 BC. Estimate: CHF 1 000 / 1 500 (€ 930 / 1 390). Sold for CHF 1 300. Photo Koller Diorite. Some chips. H 7.5 cm. W 10.5 cm. Provenance: - Collection U., Switzerland. According to the heirs, this object was acquired in the 1950/60s. There is no invoice.Ref.: B.G. Aston, Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms, Heidelberg 1994; p. 130 (Ill. 106). Koller. Furniture, Sculptures, Porcelain &... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2017

Relief fragment of a wall decoration from a burial chamber, Early Dynastic Period XIX, probably Memphitic, Egypt, ca. 1300 BC

Lot 1004. Relief fragment of a wall decoration from a burial chamber, Early Dynastic Period XIX, probably Memphitic, Egypt, ca. 1300 BC. Estimate: CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 18 520 / 27 780). Sold for CHF 18 000. Photo Koller Limestone, consisting of several fragments. Mounted on a wooden plate. H 38.7 cm. W 43.2 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of the Ernest Brummer Collection.- Auction Koller/Spink & Son, 17 October 1979 (Lot No. 514).- from a private collection, Switzerland.- from a private collection,... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2017

Canopic jar, Egypt, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC

Lot 1001. Canopic jar, Egypt, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC. Estimate CHF 6 000 / 10 000 (€ 5 560 / 9 260). Lot sold CHF 6 000. Photo Koller Alabaster. Old inscription mentioning the monkey-headed Hapi, Son of Horus. H 31.5 cm. Provenance: - formerly part of a private collection, Southern Baden.- Auction Gorny & Mosch, 19 June 2013 (Lot No. 35).- from a private collection, Switzerland. Koller. Furniture, Sculptures, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday 30 March 2017, 10.00 AM
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22 avril 2017

Cleveland Museum of Art to transfer Roman sculpture of Drusus Minor to the Republic of Italy

Head of Drusus Minor (13 B.C. - A.D. 23), probably after A.D. 23 and likely before A.D. 37. Roman, 1st century. Marble; overall: h. 35 cm (13 3/4 in). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2012.29. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Republic of Italy (Ministry) today announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of an early 1st century A.D. marble portrait head of Drusus Minor (Drusus Julius Caesar, 13... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2017

Charles Ede at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Faliscan olla with incised decoration, Circa 600 BC. Pottery. Height 38 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Dr W. Rosenbaum-Kroeber (1894-1984), Ascona, Switzerland; acquired prior to 1970; private collection, Brensbach, Germany; thence by descent. Painted jar with four lug handles, Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, circa 3500-3200 BC. Pottery. Height 20 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Giancarlo Ligabue (1931-2015), Venice, Italy. A ripple flake... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC)

 Head Of A Cycladic Idol, Aegean, Cyclades Islands, early Bronze Age II (2500-2400 BC). Marble. Height 13.9 cm. Photo courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art  Provenance: Ex- K. Lemos collection, Switzerland, 1970s; M.S. private collection, acquired from the previous owner in 2007 Phoenix Ancient Art at TEFAF New York Spring 2017