10 novembre 2017

L'oiseau Bâ (L'âme du défunt), Égypte, dernière dysnastie indigène-début de l'époque Ptolémaïque, (IVeme siècle avant J.C.)

Lot 135. L'oiseau Bâ (L'âme du défunt) en or, traces de pâte de verre de couleur, Égypte, dernière dysnastie indigène-début de l'époque Ptolémaïque, (IVeme siècle avant J.C.). Estimation : 18 000 € / 25 000 €. Photo courtesy Audap & Mirabaud Larg. : 9 cm ; Long. : 5,3 cm ; Poids brut : 16 g. (Accidents, manques et restaurations.)  " J'ai eu connaissance de l'existence de ce bijou dans les années 1960 auprès de Mademoiselle Denise André, alors responsable de l'atelier André au 15 rue Dufrénoy... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2017

The Crown of Kerch and Other Treasures at Neues Museum

The "Crown of Kerch", tiara set with red garnet inserts, late 4th / 1st half of the 5th century AD, © Roman-Germanic Museum / Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, photo: Anja Wegner. BERLIN - The exhibition titled “The Crown of Kerch. Treasures from the Dawn of European History” is currently on view at Neues Museum, Berlin. The show features gold jewelry dating back to the migration period found near the Black Sea. The exhibition comprises of silver brooches, ornaments crafted in the shape of animals and mythical creatures, and... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2017

The largest collection of Viking artifacts on display in North America comes to the Royal Ontario Museum

TORONTO.- VIKINGS: The Exhibition opened at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday, November 4. 2017. Presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd., in partnership with the Swedish History Museum, the exhibition offers visitors a fresh perspective on an ancient culture that challenges some of the commonly held myths and perceptions about the lives of the Norse people and this period of European history. “The Vikings have had a profound impact on the modern imagination,” says Josh Basseches, Director & CEO... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

A Roman marble headless statue of a man, circa 1st century

Lot 13. A Roman marble headless statue of a man, circa 1st century. Estimation : 120 000 € / 150 000 €. Photo Artcurial. Statue acéphale représentant un homme nu (Apollon ?), debout, légèrement déhanché, jambe droite en avant. et jambes lacunaires, bouchages, reprises et éclats, enduit cireux. . : 95,4 cm. Provenance : Ancienne collection Henry de Montherlant  Archéologie & Arts d’Orient dont la collection Henry de Montherlant chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 07 Novembre... [Lire la suite]
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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