09 février 2017

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 21.6 x 16.1 in. (55 x 41 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 2795. Photo: Ole Haupt Representing an unnamed woman referred to as "The Beauty of Palmyra," this female is exceptional for her physiognomy and the abundance and detailed rendering of her jewels. The distinctive eyes, along with the full cheeks and lips, suggest that she represents a foreigner who originated from India. Traces of ochre and red on the limestone indicate... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 15.7 x 19 in. (48.5 x 40 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1068. Photo: Ole Haupt With the left hand grasping her veil and the right hand holding a loop of the veil, this unknown Palmyrene woman is eloquently depicted in three-quarter view. Her abundant jewelry and elegant turban underscore her privileged status.
09 février 2017

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50 Detail of funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50
09 février 2017

Relief dedicated by Ba'alay to Bel, Baalshamin, Yarhibôl, and Aglibôl, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, dated January 121 CE

Relief dedicated by Ba'alay to Bel, Baalshamin, Yarhibôl, and Aglibôl, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, dated January 121 CE. Limestone. 45 x 54 x 9.5 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 1992–13. Photo: Gérard Blot. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY An inscription in the lower register of this relief names four gods, but it is through iconographic analysis that the figures can be identified. On the far left is a bearded and seated Baalshamin, with a bull by his side and holding in his left hand a staff topped by stalks of wheat. Bel, on... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Funerary bust: Palmyrene priest, "Mariôn," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 230–250 CE

Funerary bust: Palmyrene priest, "Mariôn," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 230–250 CE. Limestone. 21.6 x 16.1 in. (55 x 41 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1033. Photo: Ole Haupt. Identified by the Palmyrene inscription on the upper left of the limestone slab, this figure, holding a sprig of laurel, represents the priest Mariôn, whose priestly status is indicated by his modius (official flat-topped hat). In contrast to usual depictions of oval faces on male funerary busts from Palmyra, Mariôn's distinctive narrow face and... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2017

Italian artifacts on view for the first time in the United States

Fountain Figure of a Centaur with a Boar, First half of first century CE. White marble with blue veins. From Villa A, rooms 31, 21, 44, peristyle 32, portico 33. NORTHAMPTON, MASS.- The Smith College Museum of Art announces that it will host the travelling exhibition, Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii from February 3 through August 13, 2017.  Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2017

Ashmolean Museum raises £1.35 million to acquire the hoard of King Alfred the Great

The Alfred Jewel. Gold, enamel and rock crystal, 6.2 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm. Anglo-Saxon, late 9th century. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- The Ashmolean Museum has raised the £1.35 million required to purchase the hoard of King Alfred the Great discovered in Watlington, Oxfordshire, in 2015. More than 700 members of the public contributed to the appeal. Lead support was provided by the National Lottery through a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £1.05 million to acquire the hoard and fund a range of... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2017

Disk Brooch with Cameo, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo), ca. 600 (mount); 100–300 (cameo)

Disk Brooch with Cameo, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo), ca. 600 (mount); 100–300 (cameo). Sheet gold, onyx, glass, and wire. Overall: 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (6.2 x 0.7 cm). Purchase, 1895, 95.15.101. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Langobards often embellished their jewelry with stones carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems, valued for their antiquity, linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious peoples who preceded them on the Italian peninsula. The filigree decoration... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2017

Gold Ring with Filigree Decoration, Visigothic (?), 6th–7th century

Gold Ring with Filigree Decoration, Visigothic (?), 6th–7th century. Gold. Height 34.4 mm; exterior diameter 20.26 mm.; weight 10.1 g.; US size 8; UK size P ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.42 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
29 janvier 2017

Three Winged Putti Forging Arrow Heads, Roman (cameo), 1st century

Three Winged Putti Forging Arrow Heads, Roman (cameo); modern (setting), 1st century (cameo); modern (setting). Gold and onyx. Weight: 3.2 g.; circumference: 58 mm.; size: US 8.5, UK Q ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.31 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.