01 novembre 2017

Artcurial announces highlights from its Archaeology and Middle East Arts sale

Lot 11. A Roman bronze military mask, found in France in 1908, 1st-2nd century, found in France in 1908. Estimate: €150,000 –200,000/ $165,000 – 220,000. © Artcurial.  PARIS.- On 7th November 2017, Artcurial will organize its second auction of the year dedicated to archaeology and to Middle east arts. This sale will be led by a collection of antiques with a prestigious provenance: that of the French writer Henry de Montherlant (1895-1972). Looking back to ancient times, the writer had a close... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2017

Exhibition presents ancient sculpture to audiences as never before: In vibrant color

Reconstructions of the Riace Warriors (A and B), 2015-2016. Copies of the original: National Archaeological Museum, Reggio di Calabria, ca. 460 BC. Bronze cast, copper, colored stones, silver, Japan lacquer. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Polychromy Research Project, Frankfurt am Main, acquired 2016 as gift from U. Koch-Brinkmann and V. Brinkmann. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is hosting Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World,... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC. Painted limestone. Height 12.5 cm (4.9 in.) © Ariadne Galleries Provenance: Private collection, USA, acquired 1970s-1980s; on loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October 1986-June 1989 (inv. no TL1986.502); sold, Sotheby’s, New York, 12 December 1991, lot 35; private collection, Europe, 1991-2017 Exhibition: On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2017

Exhibition focuses on the power structures, god-worship and everyday life in Ancient Egypt

COPENHAGEN.- In an impressive special exhibition the Glyptotek gives a glimpse into the power structures, god-worship and everyday life in Ancient Egypt when Pharaoh reigned as a personified god and undisputed authority. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated us. Not least the legendary pharaohs – the kings who ruled over them all, who were more gods than human beings – were the subject of many tales through the ages. In the exhibition, “Pharaoh – the Face of Power” we examine the period 2000-1700 BC, known as the... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

First Exhibition to Explore the Art of Five Major World Religions Includes One of the Earliest Depictions of Christ

Footprints of the Buddha, Found at Amavarati, India, c.AD 100–300. Carved limestone, H 67.5 cm © Trustees of the British Museum The Ashmolean, Oxford, will stage the first major exhibition to explore the visual cultures of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism as these five religions spread across Asia and Europe in the first millennium. Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions (19 October 2017–18 February... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Major exhibition pairs video installation by Elizabeth Price with artifacts

Émile Gilliéron, fils, Blue Monkey and Papyrus. Watercolor on paper. H. 45 cm; W. 66 cm. After a fresco from the House of the Frescoes, Knossos. Sir Arthur Evans Archive, Evans Fresco Drawing A/8, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World continues its efforts to illuminate ancient cultures and their interpretation through the lens of contemporary art with Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans. The... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2017

Exhibition at the British Museum reveals the history of the Scythians

A gold plaque depicting a Scythian rider with a spear in his right hand; Gold; Second half of the fourth century BC; Kul’ Oba. © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2017. Photo: V Terebenin. LONDON.- At the British Museum this autumn, discover an ancient culture that was buried in the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years. The BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia reveals the history of these powerful nomadic tribes who thrived in a vast landscape stretching from southern Russia to China... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2017

Met Museum acquires ancient Egyptian gilded coffin

Gilded Coffin Lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (detail). Late Ptolemaic Period (150-50 B.C.). Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood. Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M. Lownds Funds; and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017 (2017.255b). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has acquired an ancient... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Roman Cast Glass Bowl, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.

Roman Cast Glass Bowl, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Cast glass. © Miho Museum. Shallow basin cast from blue translucent glass. The rim has a rounded band while the walls of the basin are relatively curved and the outer edge is diagonal and the base has a slight hollow. A wide horizontal groove is cut into the outer side of the rim, while the inner side of the rim is circled by one and the inner side of the basin's torso circled by two thin horizontal cut grooves. Both inner and outer surfaces are smoothly finished.
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04 septembre 2017

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean. Cut glass, H. 13.1 cm. © Miho Museum. The cut-glass technique using almost colorless translucent cast glass has already appeared in Assyria by the 8th century BC, but it did not become widespread until the Roman period. This cup was blown from yellowish green translucent glass which was then formed in a mold and later cut with decorations. The long narrow hexagonal cuts are ranged in three and a half vertical registers, and with each neighboring row... [Lire la suite]