24 janvier 2017

Galerie Günter et Puhze. Stand 133a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Eros, Hellenistic, early 2nd century BC. Terracotta. H 39.3 cm. Courtesy Galerie Galerie Günter et Puhze.  Literature: Freddie Küng, Luzern, catalogue Schweizerische Kunst- und Antiquitäten-Messe, Basel 1972, p. 18. Calyx krater by the Underworld Painter, Apulian, 4th century BC. Clay. H 59.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Galerie Günter et Puhze.  Provenance: Belgian private collection, Liege, acquired in the early 1970sLiterature: LIMC, Supplt 2009, vol. 1, p. 176/177, vol. 2 p.... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2017

Phoenix Ancient Art. Stand 8v. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Conical Parade helmet, Urartian, 9th-8th century BC. Bronze. H 30 cm. Courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art Relief decoration in repoussé of giant serpents with animal heads inclining downwards as if to protect the royal figures facing each other in the central heraldic composition, incised on each side of the winged sun disk of Shamash next to the Tree of Life. Around the band are smaller devotional figures. The iconography reflects Assyrian art, and the cultural exchanges of the time. Almost entirely... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Harmakhis. Stand 32c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Statue of Herieus, prophet of 'Harpocrates, the Great God who resides in Mendes', Egypt, Ptolemaic Period. Nummulitic limestone. H 103 cm. Courtesy Galerie Harmakhis Provenance: Swiss collection, 1980s, then G.W., Germany, 1990s Depuis 1988, la Galerie Harmakhis se spécialise en art de l’antiquité classique et égyptienne. Licencié en Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, licencié en Philologie et Histoire orientales (égyptologie), Jacques Billen est membre de la Chambre Belge des Experts en Œuvres d’Art, de la... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Gilgamesh. Stand 52a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Head of a young woman, Greece, probably an Athenian workshop, late 5th-early 4th century BC. Marble with traces of rootlets. H 26 cm. Courtesy Galerie Gilgamesh Provenance: Mikas collection, antique dealer in Paris; Bonn, acquired in the region before 1970 Large oinochoe or wine jug with lid, Greece, geometric period, mid 8th century BC. Terracotta beige to brown highlights. Adorned with geometric and zoomorphic designs. H 61 x Ø 39 cm. Courtesy Galerie Gilgamesh Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

David Ghezelbash Archéologie. Stand 84c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Head of a pharaoh wearing the Nemes with ram’s horns, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, circa 330-30 BC. Sculptor's mode.; White limestone. H 10 x W 10 x D 3 cm. Courtesy David Ghezelbash Archéologie Provenance: former private collection of Mr Bernard Daydé (1921-1986), theatre designer and director of the National Lyrical Theatre from 1971 to 1977, Paris, France; given to him in 1950 by King Farouk Funerary statuette of a servant or ‘Shabti’, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, 1295 to 1069... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Galerie Cybele. Stand 17d. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Fragment of an Egyptian relief. Limestone. New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty; H 25 x W 20 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele The figure represents Hapi, the god of the annual flooding of the Nile, bearing offerings Provenance: Galerie Orient Occident, 1970 Statuette of Aphrodite. Bronze. Greece, Late Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century BC. H 36 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele Provenance: collection Arnold Herstand, New York, 1980 Head of the Goddess Cybele. Marble. Greece, 4th-3rd century... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2017

Galerie Chenel. Stand 80c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Colossal profile of a god. Marble, Roman, 1st century BC - 1st century AD. H 35 cm. Courtesy Galerie Chenel. Provenance: former French private collection of Nicolas Feuillate (1926-2014).  Mummy mask. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. Egyptian, Ptolemaic period, circa 332-30 BC. H 46 x W 26 cm. Courtesy Galerie Chenel. Provenance: Galerie des Saints-Pères, Paris; Belgian private collection, acquired from the above in April 26th, 1980.  Torso of... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Panther Trapezophoros, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD

Panther Trapezophoros, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD. Marble. Height 53 cm. Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. In ancient Rome owning furniture was a mark of distinction. The majority of the population would have lived with only the most basic items, predominantly fashioned from wood. For the aristocracy however furnishings were handcrafted from the most durable materials such as marble and finished with fine decorative details. Their furnishings achieved a level of sophistication and... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Feminine bust, Roman, 2nd Century AD

Feminine bust, Roman, 2nd Century AD. Marble. Height 39 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A front-facing bust of a Roman woman. Given the gravitas of the piece and the fact that the back has not been sculpted, it is most probably a funerary bust to be placed in a tomb or on a grave stone. One could imagine that there would have been an inscription referring to the name of the deceased. The artistic style follows the classical canons but has received oriental influences, and... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Vase with lid for the foundation ceremony of a temple of Pharaoh Thutmose III, Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII

Vase with lid for the foundation ceremony of a temple of Pharaoh Thutmose III, Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Thutmose III, 1473 - 1426 BC. Alabaster and Egyptian blue. Height 10.5 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. An elegant vase in the form of a truncated cone, cut with great skill and delicacy from a block of calcite. It has a ring-shaped mouth on which the lid sits and is finished with a slightly projecting circular foot. Hieroglyphic inscriptions have... [Lire la suite]