04 juin 2019

A newly-discovered Lewis Chessman appears at auction

Probably Norwegian, Trondheim, A Lewis Chessman, A Warder, walrus ivory, 8.8cm., 3½in. Estimate £600,000-1,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Rightly regarded as the most famous chess pieces to have survived from the medieval world, the Lewis Chessmen secured their place in history when they were found in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The remarkable hoard constituted the greatest ever discovery of medieval chess pieces, and from the moment they were unearthed, the Lewis Chessmen evoked their own... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2016

Monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo opens at the Prado Museum

Master Mateo in the Museo del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado, the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago are the joint organisers of this monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo for the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, offering visitors an in-depth focus on a golden period in the history of the building, spanning the years 1168 to 1211.  The exhibition features the nine known sculptures that have survived from the lost façade of the Portico of Glory, including a... [Lire la suite]