31 janvier 2021

David Aaron at BRAFA 2021

Sesklo-culture idol, Possibly Nea-Nikomedeia, Northern Greece/Macedonia, 6th-5th Millennium B.C., Clay, H 19.2 x W 8.5 cm. David Aaron at BRAFA 2021. Provenance: Kunsthandel Henrich, Frankfurt, 1960’s or 1970’s; Leiding Collection, acquired from the above in the 1960’s or 1970’s; Mr Bernd Gackstätter Antiken Kabinett, Frankfurt, acquired from the above; private collection of Dr Kuhn-Lucht, Berlin, acquired from the above in the early 1990’s; thence by descent. ALR: S00201059. Accompanied by Interpol certificate. Often given the... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2020

Hilt of Achaemenid sword, 5th century BC

Hilt of Achaemenid sword, 5th century BC. Found in Chertomlyk Barrow.    
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06 octobre 2020

A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.

Lot 56. A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: The horn-shaped beaker has a gilt foliate wreath below the flaring rim. At the join to the separately-made bull protome is a raised cuff, from which a calyx of gilt acanthus and lanceolate leaves rise along... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

Lot 87. An Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: with The Merrin Gallery, New York.Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1990. Note: The necklace is composed of embossed foliate elements joined together with wire loops on the reverse. It is centered by a rectangular box-shaped element set with green glass. The terminals are modeled in the form of dolphins above a... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

An Egyptian gold snake bracelet, Ptolemaic to Roman period, circa 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D

Lot 85. An Egyptian gold snake bracelet, Ptolemaic to Roman period, circa 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D.; 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Maurice Bouvier (1901-1981), Alexandria and Switzerland, acquired and brought to Switzerland by 1959; thence by descent.Maurice Bouvier (1901-1981) Collection; Archéologie & Arts d’Orient, Artcurial, Paris, 15 May 2019, lot 103. Literature: M. Page-Gasser and A.B. Wiese,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Sarmatian gold and glass necklace with lion-head terminals, circa 2nd-1st century B.C.

Lot 86. A Sarmatian gold and glass necklace with lion-head terminals, circa 2nd-1st century B.C.; 26 ¼ in. (66.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: The necklace is formed from a length of double loop-in-loop chain with each end terminating in a lion head. Their cylindrical collars are each ornamented with bezel set cabochon green and red glass. For a related... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

A Sarmatian gold and turquoise lion-griffin head appliqué, circa 3rd-1st century B.C.

Lot 6. A Sarmatian gold and turquoise lion-griffin head appliqué, circa 3rd-1st century B.C.; 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Haute Curiosité, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 29 May 1963, lot 29.Djahanguir Riahi (1914-2014), Paris, acquired from the above; thence by descent.Property from the Collection of Djahanguir Riahi; Antiquities, Sotheby’s, London, 3 July 2018, lot 78. Note: This appliqué is fabricated from repoussé sheet gold over a... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 2. A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: This elegant beaker is raised from a single sheet of hammered gold. It is funnel-shaped, on a flat, splayed base, with a wide rim off-set by a ridge in relief on the exterior. The form is exactly matched by a pair now in Kuwait, see pp. 60-61 in... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

Pharaon, Osiris et la momie au musée Granet d'Aix-en-Provence

AIX-EN-PROVENCE - Le musée Granet propose depuis le 17 avril jusqu'au 20 septembre 2020, une exposition exceptionnelle sur l'art de l’Égypte ancienne. Cette exposition intitulée "Pharaon, Osiris et la momie" va permettre de faire découvrir ou redécouvrir le fonds égyptien du musée Granet, grâce à une collaboration exceptionnelle avec le musée du Louvre et de nombreux musées de la région et d'Europe. Sous le commissariat scientifique de Christophe Barbotin, Conservateur général au département des antiquités égyptienne du Louvre... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2020

Paire de plaques de mors, Luristan, ca 8° siècle BCE

Lot 4: Paire de plaques de mors, Luristan, ca 8° siècle BCE. Alliage cuivreux à patine oxydée, 9 x 8 cm. Est: 400 € - 600 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Les deux plaques sont modelées suivant la forme de chevaux passant. On y joint une barre transversale. Provenance : - Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset- Ancienne collection Robert Rousset (1901-1981).  Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Arts d’Asie Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset Ensemble d’objets hérités de... [Lire la suite]