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]

09 août 2017

Achaemenid Bracelet, Iran, 5th century B.C.

Achaemenid Bracelet, Iran, 5th century B.C., Gold with Turquoise and Carnelian, H: 6 cm, D: 7.5 cm © David Aaron The Mesopotamian Achaemenid Empire was famed for its gold. Stretching from Turkey to Afghanistan and lasting from circa 550 to 330 B.C., this period saw the production of some of the finest jewellery pieces of the Ancient world. Grandiose and sophisticated, the jewellery of this era is generally associated with the opulent court culture of the Achaemenid kings. They and the members of their court cultivated an... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2013

A scarab with a rider 

A scarab with a rider, Etruscan, 5th cent. B.C. Photo Cahn Auktionen AG L. 1.4 cm. Carnelian. Intaglio in the form of a scarab. On the underside a horse and rider surrounded by a frame enlivened by short dashes. The horseman is nude save for the helmet on his head. He holds a spear in his right hand and the reins in his left hand. The longitudinal drill hole indicates that the scarab was originally worn as a fingerring. Intact.  Provenance: Formerly Coll. Heinz Hoek, 1950's-1960's.
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19 février 2013

An important necklace with a ram's head pendant. Greek, 5th cent. B.C.

An important necklace with a ram's head pendant. Greek, 5th cent. B.C. Photo Cahn Auktionen AG L. 17 cm. Gold. The necklace is composed of ribbed beads between which acorn and squash pendants alternate. A ram's head protome forms the central element. The protome and the beads are all made of sheet gold. The seam is visible below the ram's chin. Ribbed horns. The fur on the top of the head and below the chin is rendered by raised dots. A rosette made of beaded wire crowns the top of ram's head. The neck cuff is... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2013

Exposition Back to Classic à la Liebighaus, Francfort

Le Boxeur du Quirinal (fin du IVe siècle ou début du IIIe siècle av. J.-C., Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome). Photo akg-images/Jürgen Raible  FRANCFOTT - From 8 February to 26 May 2013, the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung will shed new light on ancient Greece in an extensive exhibition entitled "Back to Classic”. Featuring some eighty outstanding works – bronze sculptures, vases, paintings, terracottas and painted figural vessels – this large-scale exhibition and research project will provide a new means of access to the history... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2013

A graeco-persian blue chalcedony finial, circa 5th century B.C.

A graeco-persian blue chalcedony finial, circa 5th century B.C. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2000 In the form of a reclining panther, its head resting on its fore-paws, the details finely rendered, the ribs incised, drilled from behind for attachment 1.15/16 in. (4.9 cm) long. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $41,125 Literature: Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. ??.  Exhibited: Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseille, 1975. Christie's. 13 June 2000. New York, Rockefeller Plaza... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2012

Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C., Iran. Gold.

Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C., Iran. Gold.
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28 avril 2012

A pair of Achaemenid gold ram-headed bracelets. Circa 5th Century B.C.

A pair of Achaemenid gold ram-headed bracelets. Circa 5th Century B.C. Photo Bonhams The ribbed bands of hollow oval cross section, each terminal naturalistically formed into the head of a ram with curved horns, the details of the fur and horns chased, the underside of the jaw is detailed with short angled lines forming a pattern of zig-zags, a separately attached band forms a collar joining the head to the ribbed band and is held in place by two pins, each collar edged with twisted wire, 3¼in (8cm) diam... [Lire la suite]
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