04 avril 2015

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194

A Roman marble portrait head of the Emperor Septimius Severus, circa A.D 194. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The life-size head depicted with forward facing gaze, the thick curling hair falling in four pronounced curls over the brow, the characteristic long parted beard with drilling to the corkscrew locks, with a thick moustache, set on a strong well-defined neck, 35cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, Mr J.Y., Barcelona, acquired in 1977 from Gallery Juan... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2015

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman marble statue of Aphrodite and Eros, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Estimate £100,000 - 120,000 (€140,000 - 160,000). Photo: Bonhams. The goddess depicted nude with sensuous curves, standing with her left leg crossed in front of her right, her left arm resting on a pillar with drapery, offering a pomegranate in her right hand to Eros who stands to her left, the child-like god reaching up with both hands to grasp the fruit, the goddess with her hair arranged in a chignon, looking down at her son, his head a mass of... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble torso of Dionysus, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £180,000 - 200,000 (€250,000 - 270,000). Photo: Bonhams. The youthful athletic figure with softly defined musculature, standing in contrapposto, with his weight resting on his right leg, the left arm raised, a small strut supporting the elbow of the right lowered arm, the hair falling on the shoulders in two flowing tendrils, 51cm high Provenance: Spanish private collection, P.U.U., acquired in the mid-1980s.With Michel Dumez-Onof, London, in the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

'Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art' opens at the British Museum

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron (detail). Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC. © Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- This spring the British Museum will stage a major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art, sponsored by Julius Baer. This exhibition will explore the Greek experience and its preoccupation with the human form. To the ancient Greeks the body was a thing of beauty and a bearer of meaning. The remarkable works of art in the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

'Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World' opens at Palazzo Strozzi

Head of Apollo, First century BCE–first century CE, bronze, 51 x 40 x 38 cm. Salerno, Museo Archeologico Provinciale. FLORENCE.- From 14 March to 21 June 2015, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be the first venue to host the major exhibition entitled Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World organised and produced in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Toscana, Tuscany's directorate general... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2015

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

Belfer Collection. Marble head of a youth, after a Polycletus Greek original of the 5th century BCE., Roman period, 1st century CE. Photo: ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner.  JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities in the world, the Belfer Collection features hundreds of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern... [Lire la suite]


12 août 2014

Découverte d’une occupation néandertalienne en bord de Saône

© Henri Granjean - Collectif item / Inrap PARIS - Une équipe d’archéologues de l’Inrap fouille, sur prescription de l’État (Drac Rhône-Alpes), un site du Paléolithique moyen à Quincieux, à l’occasion des travaux de l’A466. Après avis de la commission interrégionale de la recherche archéologique, et dans le cadre d’une procédure de « découverte exceptionnelle », le préfet a prolongé la durée d’intervention de cette fouille d’un hectare.  Une séquence stratigraphique exceptionnelle Ce site préhistorique est... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2014

Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period

Nose and lips of Akhenaten. Indurated limestone, 8.1 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm, about 1345-1335 B.C. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. OXFORD.- Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The name of the ‘boy king’ is now synonymous with the glories of ancient Egypt and the spectacular contents of his tomb continue to enthral the public and scholars alike. The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition displays objects from ancient... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Blue Splashware Cup. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100

Blue Splashware Cup. Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1–100. Free-Blown Glass, 4 13/16 in. high x 5 11/16 in. diam. 2003.290. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. In the environs of Jerusalem, in about 50 B.C., glassmakers discovered they could inflate glass into a bubble at the end of a tube. This new glassblowing technique allowed glassmakers to produce vessels so quickly and cheaply that glass containers began to replace clay ones for household use. Blown-glass vessels were decorated using a variety of techniques—pinching,... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Lotus Bud Beaker. Unknown. Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century A.D.

Lotus Bud Beaker. Unknown. Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century A.D. Mold-blown glass, 8 3/8 in. 2003.320. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust. In about 25 B.C. glassmakers began to create decorative vessels, such as this cup, by blowing glass into a mold with incised designs. Mold fragments of stone, clay, bronze, and plaster have survived from antiquity. The earliest makers of molds for glassware may have been ceramists familiar with constructing molds for clay vessels. Mold designs often incorporated decorative... [Lire la suite]