18 juillet 2015

Bulgaria's Valley of Thracian Kings, accidentally discovered in 1944, keeps its secrets

This picture taken on May 20, 2015 shows a detail of a mural in the burial chamber in a replica of the Thracian tomb of Kazanlak, dated back to the 4th century BC in the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak. Experts say there are a total of over 15,000 Thracian burial mounds in Bulgaria, a tenth of them in the so-called Valley of the Thracian Kings around Kazanlak. The tombs -- already looted in the past or sometimes packed with gifts of gold -- are pretty much the only surviving remnants of the Thracian civilisation that inhabited... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2015

Art Institute of Chicago extends 'Heaven and Earth: Art of the Byzantium from Greek Collections'

Icon of Saint George (detail), mid-14th century. Byzantine. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens. Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO, IL.- The popular exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at the Art Institute of Chicago has been extended for three months beyond its original closing date of Feb. 15, 2015. The show, which presents more than 60 superb artworks of the Byzantine era, from the 4th to the 15th centuries, will remain on view through May 10, 2015.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2013

Hellenistic, cameo, 4th century BC. Hippolyte with a hunting companion,Phaedra with her nurse

Hellenistic, cameo, 4th century BC. Hippolyte with a hunting companion,Phaedra with her nurse (right). Phaedra entrusts the nurse with a message declaring her love, her stepson Hyppolite refuses her advances. Greek myth and play by Euripides. Cameo, 4,1 x 3 cm. Inv. 25834. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy.
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23 décembre 2012

Earrings with Nike, goddess of victory Greek. Mid 4th century BC.

Earrings with Nike, goddess of victory. Greek. Mid 4th century BC. Gold, h 4.8 cm
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23 décembre 2012

Ring: Athena Nikephoros. Greek, Northern Black Sea region, Pantikapeion (?). Late 4th century BC

Ring: Athena Nikephoros. Greek, Northern Black Sea region, Pantikapeion (?). Late 4th century BC. Gold, Ø ring 2.3 cm
04 septembre 2012

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Food Vessel (dui), Warring States Period, 4th century BC

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Food Vessel (dui), Warring States Period, 4th century BC. Photo Sotheby's the rounded body with a short waisted neck rising to a flat everted rim and with a pair of small ring handles to either side, cast in relief with three rows of smooth bosses, all supported on three short cabriole legs, the patina a silvery gray-green with light patches of encrustation, Japanese wood box (2). Width 10 in., 25.5 cm - ESTIMATION 60,000-80,000 USD PROVENANCE: Old... [Lire la suite]


15 juin 2012

Ancient Greek gold, 4th century BC

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10 juin 2012

Detail of an embroidered silk gauze ritual garment from a 4th century BC, Zhou era tomb at Mashan, Hubei province, China

Detail of an embroidered silk gauze ritual garment from a 4th century BC, Zhou era tomb at Mashan, Hubei province, China. The flowing, curvilinear design incorporates dragons, phoenixes, and tigers. Rows of even, round chain-stitches are used both for outline and to fill in color.
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09 juin 2012

Thracian Crown (Bulgaria) Mid 4th century BC

Thracian Crown (Bulgaria). Mid 4th century BC
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02 août 2011

"Reflections of the Buddha" @Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Head of Buddha Śākyamuni, 4th century. Afghanistan, ancient Gandhāra region, probably Hadda. Stucco with traces of pigment, 18 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (45.7 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm) Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 43:1931. ST. LOUIS, MO.- A superb selection of some of the greatest Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls held in United States collections, representing several major traditions and sites of production from the late 2nd to the 18th centuries, will be on view to the public in the serene and light-filled Pulitzer... [Lire la suite]