23 février 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum's remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins on view in new exhibition

Face from coffin, detail. Carved gilded wood, depth, 7.5, cm, length, 16.6, cm, width, 11.9, cm. 1186 B.C. — 1069 B.C., Twentieth Dynasty, Egypt © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum is marking its bicentenary anniversary celebrations with an exhibition on its remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins. Going beyond the images of mummies, animal-headed gods, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt, Death on the Nile will explore the... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2016

Galerie Rhéa at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Gorgoneion antefix, Greek, Taras, circa 500 BC. Terracotta with traces of red polychrome on lips, tongue and hair, black on serpents. Height 24.5 cm © Galerie Rhéa Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland, bought at MuM, Basel, 11.01.1953, no. 299 Literature: Schefold, exh. cat. Meisterwerke griechischer Kunst 1960, no. 275 and Solothurn, 1967, no. 334; Cf. From the same matrix: Mollard-Besques 1, no. B 522, pl. 47; Naples, Museo Nationale, room 86; Reggio Calabrai, Museo Nationale,... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2016

Ancient treasures from the Republic of Turkey on view at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia

Poster Exhibition The Golden Age of King Midas, at the Penn Museum February 13 through November 27, 2016. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of 150 objects, including more than 120 specially-loaned ancient artifacts from four museums in the Republic of Turkey, keys to telling the true story of a very real and powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom. The Golden Age of King... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2016

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.

Le «Vase Dashkov», vase à anses en sardoine, probablement Rome, Ier siècle apr. J.-C.  © Galerie J. Kugel Hauteur : 9,5 cm. La surface du vase est lisse si ce n’est une fine moulure sur le pourtour de la partie basse de la panse. Etat : l’une des deux anses cassée, deux petites ébréchures au pied et très légère entaille dans la panse.  Provenance : -Princesse Catherine Dashkov (1743-1810), Saint-Pétersbourg, Acquis à Rome en 1780 pour 300 ducats ; -Miss Martha Wilmot (1775-1873),... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Roman fresco hidden beneath the streets of London uncovered by archaeologists

One of sixteen sections of a decorative fresco, dating to the earliest decades of Roman Britain in the 1st century AD © MOLA. LONDON.- An ornate fresco that once adorned the residence of a wealthy Roman citizen has been discovered by archaeologists at 21 Lime Street, in London. Archaeologists from MOLAuncovered the fresco six metres below street level, whilst undertaking fieldwork for a new office development. Dating to the late 1st century AD, and the first decades of London, it is one of the earliest surviving frescos... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.130 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution

02 février 2016

World's oldest tea found in Chinese emperor's tomb by researchers from China and Britain

Map and photographs of early tea found in China. (a) Red dots show the location of the Han Yangling Mausoleum in Chang’an and Gurgyam Cemetery in Ngari, with orange lines indicating the routes of the Silk Road. (b) Plan of the Han Yangling Mausoleum and (c) the outer burial pit DK15; the brown material in pit DK15 constitutes plant remains including crops. (d) Sample DK15-1 taken from plant remains found in Pit DK15. (e) Morphological comparison between plant leaves from DK15-1 (e1, 2, 3) and modern green... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2016

Two Temple Place reopens with exhibition of the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular

Wooden face with inlaid eyes, originally part of a coffin, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945 - 715 BC). Possibly from excavations at Abydos. Courtesy Two Temple Place and Baghshaw Museum (Kirklees Council). LONDON.- Two Temple Place reopened to the public with its fifth annual Winter Exhibition, Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt on 30th January 2016. This major new exhibition allows us to experience the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular and at their most intimate, uncovering a... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2016

Harmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016

Shabti of the sedjem-ash Hesymeref, worker at Deir el-Medineh, Egypt, New Kingdom, end 18th Dynasty, circa 1320 BC. Wood. Height 19 cm. Harmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance:Provenance: Collection Omar Sultan Pacha, Cairo, early 20th century Literature:Published : Aubert, J.-F., Les statuettes funéraires de la collection Omar Pacha in Chronique d’Egypte 50 (101), 1976, p. 62, n° 283 ; Wiese, A. B., Ägypten. Augenblicke der Ewigkeit, Mainz, 1997, pp. 191-2 Composite head of... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2016

Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016

Head of Tyche-Fortuna, Roman, 1st century BC. Marble, Height 17.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Europe, 19th century; Private collection, Switzerland; acquired 1974 Sarcophagus panel, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1070-750 BC. Wood and polychromy, 26.6 x 34.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Westchester County, USA;... [Lire la suite]