14 août 2016

Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Winged Isis Pectoral, Nubian, Napatan Period, Reign of Amaninatakelebte, 538–519 BC. Gold. Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. BOSTON, MA (June 23, 2014)—A world-class collection of jewels from ancient Nubia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will go on view this summer in Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia. The MFA’s collection of Nubian adornments is the most comprehensive outside Khartoum—the result of an early 20th-century expedition by the Museum with Harvard University. The... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2016

Roman portraits and their Baroque appropriation on view in Dresden

  Portrait of Septimius Severus, in the Serapis style, on a modern bust, 200–211 AD, from the Brandenburg Collection from 1723 to 1726, Skulpturensammlung © SKD, photograph: Adrian Sauer DRESDEN.- The Dresden Antiquities Collection is one of the oldest collections amassed in Dresden by the kings and prince electors, and one of the oldest large collections of antiquities presented in a museum outside Italy. The items, on view behind glass in storage depots at the Albertinum, are currently waiting to be presented again in... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

Axel Vervoordt, Kanaal

Axel Vervoordt, Kanaal
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09 juillet 2016

Spectacular 'Lady Jane Franklin' Egyptian mummy mask sold at Bonhams

Lot 230. A large Egyptian wood mummy mask, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1550-1295 B.C. Sold for £116,500 (€136,668). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning Egyptian wood mummy mask dated 1550-1295 B.C which was once in the collection of the renowned Victorian traveller, Jane, Lady Franklin sold for £116,500 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London on 7 July. It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000. In total, the sale made £1,101,825. Lady Franklin (1791-1875) is best known for her exploration of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D.

Lot 242. A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the walls decorated with four stylized plants, each plant with three different types of lancelot leaves including plain with a raised edge, plain with a border of short lines, and the smallest with veins branching from a central rib, with two horizontal ribs below the cut-off rim and above the base, a thick concentric circle on the underside of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 241. A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired prior to 1998. Exhibited: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 239. A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($79,800 - $106,400). Poto Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the oval body decorated with two scenes from the mythological cycle of Ajax, one scene showing the hero aboard a ship, holding a shield and sword, his name in Greek beside him (AIAC), the inscription vertical and retrograde, the ship with a high prow, single mast with rigging descending to the hull, and oars at rest, a helmsman at the stern, fish in... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D.

  Lot 86. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval intaglio engraved with a grazing horse in profile, set in a antique gold stud, 18mm width of the stud  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 17 December 1962, lot 145. Bonhams. ANTIQUITIES, 7 Jul 2016, 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D.

Lot 85. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,600 - 4,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval gem engraved with a standing figure of a goddess with drapery around her legs, holding a helmet (?) out in her left hand, a pillar behind her, set in a modern gold ring, 15mm length of intaglio; ring size 'O'; 18mm diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman banded agate intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

Lot 84. A Roman banded agate intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,800 - 2,400). Photo Bonhams. The oval gem engraved with a standing figure of a goddess with drapery around her legs, holding a helmet (?) out in her left hand, a pillar behind her, set in a modern gold ring, 15mm length of intaglio; ring size 'O'; 18mm diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]