28 novembre 2016

Artemis Gallery to host Dec. 1 specialty auction focused on art of the ancient Americas

Lot 80: Inca Bi-Chrome Jar in Form of Parrot, Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Inca, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. Estimate: $800 - $1,200. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery is known for its beautifully presented auctions of ancient and ethnographic art from the world’s great civilizations, but their December 1st sale through LiveAuctioneers is taking an intentionally more-focused approach. The sale will showcase the legacy of Pre-Columbian and tribal cultures of the Americas.  “This year... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2016

The Maya: A transcendent exhibition at Peyton Wright Gallery highlights the late Classic Period

William Frej, Tonina, 2015. Archival Chromogenic Silver Halide Print. SANTA FE, NM.- Peyton Wright Gallery announces The Maya, a transcendent exhibition highlighting the late Classic Period through an extraordinary marriage of pre-Colombian artifacts and luminous black and white images of forgotten Mayan ruins captured by photographer William Frej. As a young adventurer, Mr. Frej passed through the Yucatan and was captivated by the majesty and mystery the Maya embodied through the colossal remains of their culture... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

Exhibition of architectural models from the ancient Americas on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

House model, 100 B.C.–A.D. 200. Mexico, Nayarit. Ceramic; 12 x 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (30.5 x 26 x 17.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joanne P. Pearson, in memory of Andrall E. Pearson, 2015 (2015.306).  NEW YORK, NY.- From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range from highly abstracted,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2015

Pre-Columbian art from the Ligabue Collection on view at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Florence

Maschera, Cultura Chimù-Lambayeque, 1300 d.C. Maschera funebre in rame ricoperto da lamina d’oro. Altezza 26 cm. Venezia, Collezione Ligabue. FLORENCE.- At the dawn of the 16th century Europe was shaken by the epoch-making discovery: the ”Indies” – “the world that wasn’t there”. This event completely upset the traditional cultural view based on the Ancient Rome-Greece-Orient axis. According to the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, the encounter with the new continent “was arguably the most important event in the history of... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2015

National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City exhibits the enigmatic Calakmul mask

The Calakmul Mask is a funerary piece elaborated in jade mosaic, shell and gray obsidian, found in Tomb 1 in Structure VII, in the archaeological zone of the same name, in the state of Campeche, whose antiquity goes back to 660 and 750 AD. Photo: Colección Archivo Digital MNA-INAH. MEXICO CITY.- A series of temporary exhibits called “One piece, one culture” starts with the exhibition “The Calakmul Mask. Universe in Jade.” During its inauguration, Teresa Franco, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2015

Majesty of the ancient Maya: Treasures of an extraordinary civilisation on view in Liverpool

Queen of Uxmal, limestone sculpture. © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. LIVERPOOL.- World Museum in Liverpool invites visitors to uncover the hidden treasures of the ancient Mayas this summer, with the opening of a breathtaking exhibition in the city; the only place to host it in the UK. Opened on 19 June and running until 18 October 2015, Mayas: revelation of an endless time, looks back thousands of years to the Mesoamerican... [Lire la suite]