14 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1115. A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The fanghu is raised on four tiger-form supports and is flanked by a pair of tiger-form handles. It is decorated with rectangular panels of scrolls divided by rope-twist bands.  Provenance: The Prince Kung (1880-1936) Collection.The American Art... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 17d

Fragment of a dionysiac sarcophagus, Roman art, 2nd century AC. Marble. H 37 cm. © Galerie Cybele This piece represents the happy return of Dionysius from India, a place he conquered to prove himself to the other gods of the Olympus.From left to right: a young satyr with a lagobolon (hunter’s stick) and Pan looking at another satyr. Verso, the head of an elephant and a Bacchante. Below, the legs of an animal in full gallop Provenance: The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, where it was kept in a shed in... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC 

Lot 1528. A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 194,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of lenticular form, each side with a plain central panel flanked by alternating rows of coiled serpent bosses and interlaced dragon scroll, all within raised borders, the dragon scroll repeated in a shaped configuration below and again on the flat top below the handle formed by two confronted... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2014

Pazyryk culture, Terminal: Stag on a Ball, 5th century BC

Pazyryk culture, Terminal: Stag on a Ball, 5th century BC. Wood and leather; carved. H. 12 cm. Pazyryk Barrow No. 2 (Excavations of S.I. Rudenko), Altai Region, Pazyryk Boundary, the Valley of the River Bolshoy Ulagan, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum.
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04 août 2013

Five Etruscan Miniature Bronze Lions, 5th Century BC

Five Etruscan Miniature Bronze Lions, 5th Century BC. Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze miniatures, malachite patina. With tangs on the underside. Finely modeled. Incised details. Dimensions: each 3.7 x 1 x 2 cm. Very good condition. Estimation : 2 400 / 3 000 € These five Etruscan lions were cast in bronze in Etruria, today's Italy in the 5thCentury BC. The lying lions are finely modeled with incised detailing. They all have tangs on the underside. The lions are in... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2012

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston debuts new gallery showcasing gems and jewelry of the ancient Mediterranean

Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot, about 350–325 B.C. Gold. Henry Lillie Pierce Fund. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opened a new gallery of Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean with more than 250 beautiful objects, many of them precious and rare. Half of the works are gems from the Museum’s world-class collection of about 700 Greek and Roman gems, considered the finest in the United States. The other half of the gallery showcases brilliant examples of... [Lire la suite]