04 mai 2013
A glass Achaemenid bowl from the ancient Persian Empire, circa 5th-early 4th Century B.C. Photo Bonhams LONDON.- An astonishing survivor – a glass Achaemenid bowl from the ancient Persian Empire, circa 5th-early 4th Century B.C. made £481,250 at Bonhams sale of Antiquities in London on May 1st. The bowl’s pre-sale estimate was just £30,000 to £50,000 and it strong price reflects the success of the sale generally which made a total of £2m. The pale, shallow, greenish glass bowl was produced by the lost wax casting method then... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2012
Fluted bowl. Gold. Iran, Achaemenid, ca. 6th–5th century B.C. H. 11.1 cm. 54.3.1. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1954. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.. In the sixth century B.C., under the leadership of Cyrus the Great (r. 538–530 B.C.), the Achaemenid Persian dynasty overthrew Median kings and established an empire that would eventually extend from eastern Europe and Egypt to India. Achaemenid rulers included such famed kings as Cyrus, Darius I (r. 521–486 B.C.), and Xerxes I (r. 485–465... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2012
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram, Iran, Achaemenid, ca. 5th century B.C. Silver, 7.87 x 4.72 x 4.84 in. (19.99 x 11.99 x 12.29 cm). Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989. Accession Number: 1989.281.30. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
16 juin 2012
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C., Iran. Gold.
28 avril 2012
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]