16 janvier 2023

Ancient Engraved Gems formely from the Giorgio Sangiorgi Collection sold at Christie's London

Lot 91. A Greco-Persian violet chalcedony scaraboid with a lion-griffin, Classical court style, circa 5th century B.C.; 15⁄16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide. Lot sold: GBP 100,800 (Estimate: GBP 20,000 – GBP 30,000). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owner. Literature: A.U. Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, Vol. I, London, 1938, p. 392, fig. 90b.J. Boardman, Greek Gems and... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2022

'The new pictures of Augustus: Power and Media in Ancient Rome' explored in new exhibition

Head of Augustus with a civic crown, around AD 40, Munich, State Collections of Antiquities and Glyptothek, inv. GL 350A © State Collections of Antiquities and Glyptothek. HAMBURG.- Augustus marks a turning point in Roman history. The first emperor (27 BC to 14 AD) not only possessed immense power, but also used novel communication strategies. With the exhibition The New Pictures of Augustus. Power and media in ancient Rome a central aspect of ancient image culture: the veritable boom in images that broke ground... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2022

Situle, Luristan, Iran, c. 8e siècle av. JC

Lot 1. Situle, Luristan, Iran, c. 8e siècle av. JC. H. 18,6 cm - D. 7,2 cm. Alliage de cuivre repoussé. Résultat : 22 750 EUR (Estimation 15 000 - 20 000 EUR). Courtesy Giquello & Associés Une chasse au lion se déploie sur toute la surface de la panse cylindrique. Deux hommes, archer et conducteur sont montés sur un char tiré par deux chevaux. Ils sont vêtus à la mode « néo-assyrienne », sont coiffés de tiares coniques et portent de longues barbes. Un lion bondissant transpercé... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2022

15 Cycladic antiquities of unique archaeological value are presented for the first time

'Homecoming. Cycladic treasures on their return journey'. Photo: Paris Tavitian © Museum of Cycladic Art. ATHENS.- The antiquities presented –ten marble figurines and five vases made of marble, steatite and clay– cover a wide chronological range, from the times of the Late Neolithic period to those of the Early Cycladic II period (c. 5300 – 2400/2300 BC). The figurines depict solely the female figure and belong to types and varieties corresponding to the styles of each period (schematic, precanonical, canonical),... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2022

A pair of archaic bronze openwork 'eagle, tiger and ram' plaques, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 17. A pair of archaic bronze openwork 'eagle, tiger and ram' plaques, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC; 12.3cm (4 7/8in) wide x 7.3cm (2 7/8in) high. (2). Sold for 2,167.50 € (Estimate 400-600 €). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Each cast with reticulated designs of a raptor and a tiger attacking a ram, the bird vividly portrayed wildly flapping its wings and tail, the tiger biting the neck of the ram and fitted with two small hoops for suspension on its back. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981).Jean-Pierre... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2022

An archaic gilt-bronze openwork 'Two deers' plaque, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 16. An archaic gilt-bronze openwork 'Two deers' plaque, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC; 10.6cm (4 1/8in) wide x 6.3cm (2 1/2in) high. Sold for 2,167.50 € (Estimate 400-600 €). Photo Fabrice Gousset. The rectangular plaque gilt and decorated with a pair of deer with almond-shaped eyes, their necks crossing, amidst pierced foliage, all within a rectangular rope-twist border. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: Compare with... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2022

An archaic bronze openwork 'battling onagers' plaque, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC

Lot 15. An archaic bronze openwork 'battling onagers' plaque, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC; 12.5cm (4 7/8in) wide x 5.5cm (2 1/8in) high. (2). Sold for 3,187.50 € (Estimate 800-1,200 €). Photo Fabrice Gousset. Rectangular in shape and cast with reticulated designs, with a pair of confronted onagers battling each other, stand. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981).Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: Compare with a very similar but gilt-bronze plaque, Ordos, circa 2nd-1st century BC, in the... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2022

"Momies. Corps préservés, corps éternels" au Muséum de Toulouse

TOULOUSE - Qu’il s’agisse de momies artificielles, témoins de rites funéraires anciens, ou de momies naturelles formées par l’action du gel, du sel, de la tourbe ou même de l’ambre, Momies. corps préservés, corps naturels s’intéresse à la conservation des corps dans le monde entier, qu’ils soient humains ou animaux. Elle se penche également sur les techniques de conservation contemporaines et pose les questions éthiques et déontologiques liées à la conservation des restes humains. Avec cette exposition, le Muséum... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2022

Exhibition allows visitors to rediscover Alexandria through a new perspective

Hrair Sarkissian, Background, 2013, Duratrans (Backlit) C-print, courtesy of the artist BRUSSELS.- Alexandria: Past Futures is an original exhibition that allows visitors to rediscover the Egyptian city through a new perspective, far removed from the myths and stereotypes associated with it. The exhibition invites us to consider Alexandria and its history from a new angle, by combining two approaches, namely archaeological research and contemporary art.Bozar is showcasing Alexandria: Past Futures in collaboration with the... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2022

British Museum to display newly conserved ancient glass vessels damaged in 2020 Beirut port explosion

Left to right: Roman bowl, AD 50 – 70, Roman beaker, 1st century AD , Byzantine cup, AD 500 – 700, Byzantine jug, AD 400 – 500, The Archaeological Museum at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.  LONDON.- The British Museum will exhibit eight ancient glass vessels which were damaged in the 2020 Beirut port explosion and newly conserved by experts. The beautiful vessels were painstakingly pieced back together and conserved at the conservation laboratories at the British Museum in London and will be shown as... [Lire la suite]
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