10 juin 2016

An Apulian Red-figured Pelike, attributed to the Iliupersis Painter, circa 375-350 B.C.

Lot 87. An Apulian Red-figured Pelike, attributed to the Iliupersis Painter, circa 375-350 B.C. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in front with a youth offering a fillet to a seated woman playing the harp, a hydria at her feet, the couple flanked by a woman holding a patera and another a palm branch, the register above with Eros offering a duck to a seated woman holding a fan and wreath, and on the reverse with a woman holding a fillet and crowning a seated... [Lire la suite]

10 juin 2016

An Attic Black-figured Neck Amphora, attributed to the Circle of the Leagros Group, circa 500 B.C.

Lot 84. An Attic Black-figured Neck Amphora, attributed to the Circle of the Leagros Group, circa 500 B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with triple handles, painted on one side with Apollo Kitharodos between two women or muses, one holding a flower to her nose, and on the other with a warrior facing left in full armor and flanked by two archers, his shield emblazoned with an panther head, rays above the foot beneath a frieze of linked lotus buds, tongues on the... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

An Attic Red-figured Kalpis, attributed to the Niobid Painter, circa 460 B.C.

Lot 86. An Attic Red-figured Kalpis, attributed to the Niobid Painter, circa 460 B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. painted with a domestic musical contest between three women, one raised on a two-stepped podium (bema) in the center, seated on a klismos, her head turned to her right, playing the barbiton, and wearing a chiton and himation raised as a veil over the back of her head, a lyra hanging above her, another woman standing to left and unrolling a scroll removed from... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C.

Lot 56. A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. from a monumental figure, turned to her right, with long neck, idealized oval face with bow-shaped lips, and slightly upturned nose merging into finely arched brows, her wavy hair parted in the center and surmounted by a diadem, the back carved flat, with two dowel holes, and a channel for a marble clamp at neck-level; no... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C.

Lot 8. A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. turned slightly to his right, his expressive face with full parted lips and deep-set eyes beneath the prominent brow, the thick mass of curly hair freely worked; no restorations. Height 26 cm. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: European private collection, 1960s (based on custom-made Belgian black marble base and aging painted restoration on lower lip as seen in 1983... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2016

A Greek Marble Head of a Goddess, circa mid-2nd Century B.C.

Lot 9. A Greek Marble Head of a Goddess, circa mid-2nd Century B.C. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. from a monumental figure, turned to her left, her oval face with strong chin, full parted lips, straight nose, and deep-set eyes beneath the broad brow, her wavy hair parted in the center, swept back and up in thick tresses from the temples and ears, and surmounted by a fragmentary fillet; no restorations. Total height 38 cm. 15 in.; height of face 22 cm. 8... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2016

Getty Museum announces acquisition of two superb Greek and Roman Ancient works

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two important works of ancient art: a Geometric Greek vase and a Roman marble head. The vase is an impressive example of the late Geometric style that marked the beginning of classical Greek art, while the marble head is part of an important Roman statue of a female figure that is already in the Getty Museum’s collection. “We are very pleased to add these two new important works of ancient art to the Museum’s collection,” says Timothy Potts,... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2016

Folie meutrière néolithique à Achenheim (Bas-Rhin)

Vue générale du chantier en cours de fouille © Michel Christen, Inrap Une équipe d’archéologues de l’Inrap vient de mettre au jour les vestiges d’un massacre vieux de plus de six mille ans, à Achenheim (Bas-Rhin). Cette importante découverte illustre un cas de violence qui a sévi dans l’Europe du Néolithique. Plus de 300 de silos, dont la plupart abritait céréales ou autres denrées, ont été découverts lors de cette fouille prescrite par l’État (Drac Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine). Ils se trouvent à l’intérieur d’une... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2016

Tête de Vénus en marbre, Art Romain, circa Ier-IIème siècle après J.C.

Lot 72. Tête de Vénus en marbre, Art Romain, circa Ier-IIème siècle après J.C. Estimation €80,000 – €120,000 ($90,823 - $136,234). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 La tête tournée vers la droite, les yeux aux paupières épaisses, le nez droit, la bouche entre-ouverte, son regard porté vers la droite, les cheveux ondulés, chaque mèche finement sculptées, séparés par une raie médiane et retenus par un diadème, tirés vers l'arrière et attachés en un chignon à présent manquant. Hauteur : 23,3 cm Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

Chat en bronze, Art Égyptien, Basse Époque-Époque Ptolémaïque, circa 664-30 avant J.-C.

Lot 80. Chat en bronze, Art Égyptien, Basse Époque-Époque Ptolémaïque, circa 664-30 avant J.-C. Estimation €80,000 – €120,000 ($90,823 - $136,234). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Assis, la queue enroulée autour du côté droit, les oreilles dressées, le regard droit, les yeux autrefois incrustés. Hauteur: 33,5 cm. Provenance: Collection André et Zeineb Levy-Despas; puis par descendance.  AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEATED CAT, LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 664-30 B.C. Notes: Les chats ont été des... [Lire la suite]