10 avril 2016

A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Lot 5. A Roman marble Venus, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Lifesized, the voluptuous goddess depicted nude, standing with her left leg slightly advanced, her torso leaning forward causing a crease across her abdomen, both arms lowered, with a diaphanous mantle draped diagonally across her legs and over the crook of her right arm, with folds cascading down her upper right thigh; 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) high Provenance: Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 4. A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Perhaps depicting Apollo, his youthful oval face with a smooth forehead and gently-arching brows merging with the bridge of his nose, the convex eyes slightly asymmetrical, the proper right wider than the left, with heavy upper lids and contoured lower lids, the small mouth with the lips slightly parted, his undulating hair radiating from the crown of his head in a whorl, with... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

Ancient burials revealed at mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

The Plain of Jars in Laos' central Xieng Khouang province is scattered with thousands of stone jars and scientists have long been perplexed by their original use. Photo: ANU. SYDNEY (AFP).- Archaeologists have uncovered ancient human remains and various burial practices at the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, Australian researchers said Monday, as scientists attempt to unravel the puzzle of the stone vessels. The Plain of Jars in Laos' central Xieng Khouang province is scattered with thousands of stone jars and... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2016

Getty Villa highlights mosaics from archeological sites across the Roman Empire

Corner panel from Bear Hunt (detail), A.D. 300-400, Baiae, Italy, stone. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Photo: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Mosaics once decorated luxurious domestic and public buildings across the broad expanse of the Roman Empire. Scenes from mythology, daily life, nature, and arena spectacles enlivened interior spaces and reflected the cultural ambitions of wealthy patrons. Roman Mosaics across the Empire, on view March 30–September 12, 2016, at... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

Un oiseau dans l'art des origines découvert en Dordogne

Pajarito © Iluminada Ortega, Joseba Rios-Garaizar, Diego Garate Maidagan, Juan Arizaga, Laurence Bourguignon. Denis Gliksman, Inrap. PARIS - luminada Ortega et Laurence Bourguignon de l’Inrap et des chercheurs espagnols, annoncent dans Journal of Archaeological Science Reports la mise au jour d’une œuvre d’art aurignacienne, vieille de 35 000 - 31 000 ans, représentant un oiseau, qui contribue à une meilleure connaissance des origines de l’art figuratif.  A l’occasion de la construction de la déviation est de... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2016

Exhibition examines the myths and realities of the Egyptian kings' power through extraordinary ancient objects

Head of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. Dynasty 18, reign of Tuthmosis III, c. 1479–1425 BC. Karnak, Thebes, Egypt. Green siltstone; 46 x 19 x 32 cm. British Museum, EA 986. Image © Trustees of the British Museum, London. CLEVELAND, OH.- Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum’s vast holdings and several of Cleveland’s own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996,... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2016

Display of approximately 680 ancient artifacts illustrates untold story of exchange

Canaanite amulet of a schematic nude goddess in Egyptian style, Tell el-Ajjul, 15th century BCE, gold. Collection of Israel Antiquities Authority. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner  JERUSALEM.- A major exhibition opening at the Israel Museum provides audiences with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the cross-cultural ties between Egypt and Canaan during the second millennium BCE. On view March 4 through October 25, 2016, Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story presents more... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum's remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins on view in new exhibition

Face from coffin, detail. Carved gilded wood, depth, 7.5, cm, length, 16.6, cm, width, 11.9, cm. 1186 B.C. — 1069 B.C., Twentieth Dynasty, Egypt © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum is marking its bicentenary anniversary celebrations with an exhibition on its remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins. Going beyond the images of mummies, animal-headed gods, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt, Death on the Nile will explore the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

Galerie Rhéa at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Gorgoneion antefix, Greek, Taras, circa 500 BC. Terracotta with traces of red polychrome on lips, tongue and hair, black on serpents. Height 24.5 cm © Galerie Rhéa Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland, bought at MuM, Basel, 11.01.1953, no. 299 Literature: Schefold, exh. cat. Meisterwerke griechischer Kunst 1960, no. 275 and Solothurn, 1967, no. 334; Cf. From the same matrix: Mollard-Besques 1, no. B 522, pl. 47; Naples, Museo Nationale, room 86; Reggio Calabrai, Museo Nationale,... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Ancient treasures from the Republic of Turkey on view at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia

Poster Exhibition The Golden Age of King Midas, at the Penn Museum February 13 through November 27, 2016. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of 150 objects, including more than 120 specially-loaned ancient artifacts from four museums in the Republic of Turkey, keys to telling the true story of a very real and powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom. The Golden Age of King... [Lire la suite]