03 août 2017

A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th centu

Lot 17. A silver and gold-inlaid bronze jug (mashrabe), Timurid Khorassan, North East Iran or Afghanistan, Late 15th or early 16th century, 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) high. Estimate £120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 110,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Rising from a short trumpet foot through wide bulbous body tapering to a high neck with a stepped shoulder, slightly flaring at the mouth with a slightly everted rim, the matched gently domed lid with hole to the centre, associated curved handle with... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2016

Gemstones: Aquamarine to Zircon on display at University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum

Spodumene, Mawi, Afghanistan, crystal (8.5 cm) and cut stone (317.96 cts). Image courtesy of Tom Spann.  NEWARK, DE.- The University Museums of the University of Delaware displays gemstones from the collection of Herb and Monika Obodda August 31-December 9, 2016 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall. This semester the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum features gemstones used in jewelry, prized for their durability as well as their beauty. Minerals have long been fashioned into gemstones, both as... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2016

Elbaite - Paprok, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan

Elbaite - Paprok, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
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12 juin 2016

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Tourmaline - Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

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]