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]

20 avril 2016

'Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth, Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C. Marble. H. 22 7/8 in.(58 cm). Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (AvP VII 283). Image: © SMB / Antikensammlung NEW YORK, NY.- The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander’s retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D.

Lot 66. A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $317,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Sculpted in high relief, depicting Achilles on Skyros, the hero at the center, lunging to the left with his head turned back, dressed as a woman, wearing a chiton falling off his right shoulder, holding a circular shield in his raised left hand, his crested Corinthian helmet on the ground before him, one of the daughters of King Lycomedes collapsing to the right, probably... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 10. An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Price Realized $509,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The youthful god depicted nude, standing with his weight on his left leg, the right relaxed and bent at the knee, his left arm lowered, perhaps once holding a kantharos, and his right arm raised, perhaps once holding a cluster of grapes, his fleshy torso with copper inlays for the nipples, his head turned to his right, with a smooth forehead and... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D.

Lot 9. A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $545,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Composed of multicolored tesserae on a cream ground, with Dionysus riding in a chariot pulled by two rearing centaurs, the left bearded, the right youthful, the god nimbate, depicted nude but for an animal skin draped diagonally across his chest from his left shoulder, a mantle draped on top and over his arm, a thyrsus in his raised right hand, a crown of ivy and berries... [Lire la suite]
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