20 mai 2016

Collier antique en or et lapis lazuli

Lot 19. Collier antique en or et lapis lazuli. Estimation 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Artcurial Collier composé d'éléments biconiques en or, de perles facettées en lapis et d'un pendentif lotiforme côtelé en or. Monté à partir d'éléments anciens. Long. : 46 cm - Poids brut : 102 g  Provenance : Collection britannique, Londres An antique gold and lapis bead necklace ARTCURIAL, 75008 PARIS (FRANCE). Arts d'Orient, le 24 Mai 2016 à 14h30

20 mai 2016

Collier antique en or et cornaline

Lot 18. Collier antique en or et cornaline. Estimation 2 000 € / 3 000 €. Photo Artcurial Collier composé de fusaïoles en cornaline, de perles biconiques en or et de sept médaillons annelés en or. Monté à partir d'éléments anciens. Long. : 50 cm - Poids brut : 54 g  Provenance : Collection britannique, Londres An antique gold and carnelian bead necklace ARTCURIAL, 75008 PARIS (FRANCE). Arts d'Orient, le 24 Mai 2016 à 14h30
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20 mai 2016

Bracelet en or, Art achéménide, vers le 6ème-5ème siècle avant J.C.

Lot 17. Bracelet en or, Art achéménide, vers le 6ème-5ème siècle avant J.C. Estimation 18 000 € / 20 000 €. Photo Artcurial Bracelet en or, ovale, ouvert et terminé par deux têtes de bouquetins aux cornes striées. Dim. : 6,1 x 7,8 cm. Poids brut : 104 g  Provenance : Collection particulière britannique depuis 1970 An Achaemenid gold bracelet with two ibex heads, circa 6th-5th century B.C. ARTCURIAL, 75008 PARIS (FRANCE). Arts d'Orient, le 24 Mai 2016 à 14h30
20 mai 2016

"Crustumerium: Death and Afterlife at the Gates of Rome" opens at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

"Crustumerium: Death and Afterlife at the Gates of Rome"  COPENHAGEN.- The ancient city of Crustumerium was a centre for cultural exchange and played a significant role in the early history of Rome. For some 2,500 years Crustumerium was merely a recurrent reference in historical sources. When in 1975 archaeologists located the city, some 15 km north-east of the Italian capital, it was an archaeological breakthrough of the first order. Since then Crustumerium has been the object of numerous successful excavations.  ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2016

Gold cups from Marlik, Northern Iran, ca. 1000 BC

Golden cup from the Necropolis of Marlik, Iran, 1000 BC. Two headed Dragon Cup, Iran, Jam-e-Marlik, 1000 BC. Golden cup from the Necropolis of Marlik, Iran, 1000 BC.  Marlik gold cup, northern Iran, Gilan, ca 1000 BC. Cup with a frieze of gazelles, Marlik, Northern Iran, ca. 1000 BC. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Hyrcanian Golden cup. Dated first half of first millennium. Excavated at Kalardasht in Mazandaran, Iran. Marlik gold cup, Northern Iran, 1200- 1400 BCE. H:13.3 cm. Diam :6 cm. Miho... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum discover the youngest ancient Egyptian human foetus in miniature coffin

Open miniature coffin with contents probably around 664- 525BC © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- A miniature ancient Egyptian coffin measuring just 44cm in length has been found to contain the youngest ever example of a human foetus to be embalmed and buried in Egyptian society. This discovery is the only academically verified specimen to exist at only sixteen to eighteen weeks of gestation. This landmark discovery from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, is remarkable evidence of the importance... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

The Morgan mounts exhibition of extremely rare copper figures from ancient Mesopotamia

A Neo Sumerian Copper Foundation Figure of King Ur-Namma. Mesopotamian, Third Dynasty of Ur, ca. 2112–2004 B.C. reign of King Ur-Namma, ca. 2112–2094 B.C.  NEW YORK, NY.- Standing about a foot tall, the small yet monumental “foundation figures” in ancient Mesopotamia were not created to be seen by mortal eyes. Cast in copper and placed beneath the foundation of a building, often a temple, they were intentionally buried from prying humans. Perhaps only intended for the gods, they combine both abstract and natural forms... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2016

Nature at Home: Huge Stegosaurus skeleton to be sold by Auctionata at REDGALLERY

The breathtaking highlight of the auction is unmistakably the 7-meter-long and c. 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus skeleton. HAMBURG.- On May 28, 2015, at 6 pm CET, Germany’s leading auction house Auctionata presents a very special online auction: entitled “Nature at Home – Prehistorical fossils and minerals”, 90 decorative and highquality natural artworks will be sold via livestream on www.auctionata.com. The absolute highlight of the auction is the complete skeleton of a stegosaurus, which is valued at 2,4 million... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2016

Exhibition at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung recounts the myth of Athens

Erechtheus from a statuary group of the Athenian Acropolis Experimental. Experimental reconstructive recast of the bronze warrior Riace A. Bronze, silver, copper, gold, coloured stones, Japan lacquer, pigments. Lorenzo Campana, Paola Donati, Kristine Balzer, Christoph Bergmann, Clayi Silvestri, Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, Vinzenz Brinkmann 2015 (with support from the State of Italy and the Fondazione Prada, Milan. Photo: Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung FRANKFURT.- The extensive special exhibition “Athens: The... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D.

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D. H. 36.2 cm. Bronze. Price on request. Jean-David Cahn at Spring Masters New York‏, May 6-9, 2016 Rare representation of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a victorious military commander with a radiate crown. He wears an elaborately crafted hip-length coat of scale armour (lorica squamata) with a cingulum, the distinctive Roman soldier’s belt, around his waist. The pteryges, long strips of cloth or leather which descend from the lower... [Lire la suite]