18 avril 2016

"Orient/Asie — Aller/Retour" au musée Guimet

Orient/Asie — Aller/Retour : Affiche. PARIS - Le MNAAG dévoile ses trésors photographiques du 19e siècle à l’époque contemporaine et invite à un voyage dans l’espace et dans le temps qui témoigne de l’apport d’un savoir-faire, celui de la photographie, de l’Europe vers l’Asie et d’un retour d’images en sens inverse. Des régions qui étaient en partie représentées dans les collections du musée Guimet des origines, alors « musée des Religions », demeurent des photographies de l’Algérie, du bassin méditerranéen et du... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Dalton Somaré, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

Yaksha, Greater Gandhara, 5th-6th century. Bronze, 36 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  The Buddha. Pagan, Burma (Myanmar), 11th century. Bronze with silver inlay. Height: 57 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Head. Afghanistan, 5th century. Unfired clay with pigments. Height: 29 cm. Dalton Somaré at Asia Week New York 2015  Buddha in the Indrasala Cave. Greater Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Green schist. Height: 47... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2014

Coupe à la rosace, Bamiyan (Afghanistan), art ghaznévide, 12e siècle

Coupe à la rosace, Bamiyan (Afghanistan), art ghaznévide, 12e siècle. Photo Artcurial. Coupe en céramique siliceuse à paroi oblique, à décor moulé sous glaçure blanche transparente représentant une grande rosace entre les pétales de laquelle viennent s'insérer des panneaux triangulaires alternativement turquoise et manganèse. En bordure, ligne ponctuée reproduisant cette même alternance de couleurs. Diamètre : 16,2 cm; Estimation : 2 000 € / 2 500 € A BAMIYAN GHAZNAVID UNDERGLAZE PAINTED POTTERY BOWL, 12TH CENTURY Provenance... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2014

Large and Flat Ceramic Bowl, Bamyian, Afghanistan, 11th-12th century

Large and Flat Ceramic Bowl, Bamyian, Afghanistan, 11th-12th century. Photo AUCTIONATA Earthenware, light red body. Covered with bright, yellowish slip. Incised decoration with beautiful bird illustration. Green ‘splashed’ decor. Diameter: 36 cm; height: 7 cm. Estimation : 3 200 € / 4 000 € Provenance: British private collection This large and flat ceramic bowl comes from Afghanistan and was fabricated in the 11th or 12th century. It consists of earthenware, a light red body, and is coated with a bright, yellowish... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2013

Devata, Area of Hund, Afghanistan, 7th century

Devata, Area of Hund, Afghanistan, 7th century, terracotta, 49cm. Photo courtesy DALTON SOMARÉ ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. DALTON SOMARÉ. Tomaso Vigorelli. Phone +39 335 80 88 149 / +44 (0)207 439 6633 - Fax +39 (0)2 89 09 61 73 - Email info@daltonsomare.com - Website www.daltonsomare.com
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04 novembre 2013

Head of a Bodhisattva, Afghanistan, 3rd-4th century AD

Head of a Bodhisattva, Afghanistan, 3rd-4th century AD, terracotta with pigments, height: 48cm. Photo courtesy DALTON SOMARÉ ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. DALTON SOMARÉ. Tomaso Vigorelli. Phone +39 335 80 88 149 / +44 (0)207 439 6633 - Fax +39 (0)2 89 09 61 73 - Email info@daltonsomare.com - Website www.daltonsomare.com
30 juillet 2013

Head of the Buddha. Afghanistan, circa 2nd Century.

Head of the Buddha. Afghanistan, circa 2nd Century. Stucco and Pigments. 22 inches (55.9 cm). Photo courtesy Dalton.Somare Dalton.Somare. Via Borgonuovo 5, 20121 Milano, Italy. T +39 02 89096173 - info@daltonsomare.com - www.daltonsomare.com
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22 juillet 2013

Symbolism in Islamic Art in the David Collection

Bronze mirror with an animal-combat motif. Ghazna, Afghanistan; c. 1100. Diam: 8.5 cm. Inv. no. 71/1979. The David Collection © THE DAVID COLLECTION The animal-combat motif is rooted in a large number of pre-Islamic cultures in the Middle East, and it is generally considered to symbolize rebirth. The powerful animal lives by killing weaker ones and in doing so gains the strength to survive in a cruel world. Particularly the lion attacking an ox has been seen as a symbol of the beginning of the new agricultural year. Both... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2013

Topaz

Topaz, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA, 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com Topaz, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Photo Copyright © Photo & Collection of Martins da Pedra Hialine crystal with 3x1,5x1,5cm Topaz, Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan.   Pale pink, transparent topaz crystal, 18 x 18 x 14 mm., Pech, Afghanistan. Ex Willard Perkin thumbnail collection... [Lire la suite]