22 avril 2019

Artcurial to sell the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to Archaeology and Oriental Arts

Lot 168. An Egyptian wooden and bronze Hathor head, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1069-715 B.C. Tête d’Hathor en bois et bronze, Égypte, 3e période intermédiaire, XXIe-XXIIe dynastie, vers 1069-715 Av.J.C. Applique en bois en forme de tête féminine. Haut. 22,2 cm; Larg. : 6,5 cm. Estimation : 25 000 - 28 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial   PARIS.- On May 15th, Artcurial will disperse the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to archeology and... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

LEIDEN.- The mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods comes to life in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The large exhibition ‘Gods of Egypt’ is entirely devoted to the ancient Egyptian pantheon and brings together more than 500 imposing sculptures of gods and goddesses, magical papyri, gold jewels and richly painted mummy cases, from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museo Egizio of Turin, and the... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2016

Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016

A Ushabti of Neferibresaneith, Egypt, 26th Dynasty, Reign of Amasis, 570-526 BC. Faience. Height 17.8 cm. Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 The Tomb of Neferibresaneith was found at Sakkara, south of the funerary complex of Userkaf, in 1929, and was fully excavated in the late 1940s. In all, 336 ushabtis were found, most of them resting on the lid of the stone sarcophagus under the carbonized wood box; a large number of them were dispersed by the Egyptian Service des Antiquités (see... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2014

Rare depiction of the young Hercules leads Christie's Sale of Antiquities in April

A rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris. Estimate: £100,000-150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  LONDON.- The Christie’s sale of Antiquities in London on 2 April 2014 comprises 199 carefully selected lots with exceptional provenance which span the ancient world from the 3rd Millennium B.C. to the 11th Century A.D. Leading the sale is a rare statue of the young Hercules, formerly in the Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) Collection in Paris (estimate:... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2010

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb @ The Toledo Museum of Art

Ancient Egyptian. Shabti (servant figure) of Henut-wedjebu. Wood with Egyptian blue inlays and black pigment, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1350 BCE. Toledo Museum of Art. Gift of The Apollo Society. TOLEDO, OH.- Discover an ancient civilization’s fascinating approach to life and the afterlife at The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb, a new exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. The installation of more than 150 objects spanning 3,000 years of history are on temporary view in a specially designed Lower Level Egyptian... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

A Faience Sistrum of the Goddess Hathor, late 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.

A Faience Sistrum of the Goddess Hathor, late 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C. in the form of a Hathor-head capital wearing a broad collar and striated wig bound in horizontal bands, uraei on her shoulders, the rattle above in the form of a naos supported on a cavetto cornice and containing on both sides a uraeus above a frieze of smaller uraei, the faces of Hathor each with finely delineated eyebrows and cosmetic lines. height 6 1/8 in. 15.5 cm. Est. 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 46,875 USD PROVENANCE: Spink & Son,... [Lire la suite]
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