13 juillet 2019

''Tough Types. Portraits of Ancient Greeks' at Altes Museum, Berlin

Die Nachgüsse der Bronzekrieger aus Riace A und B aus dem Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt / a.M. stehen in der Rotunde des Alten Museums © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Christof Hannemann BERLIN - The portrait as a depiction of a real, specific, historical person is one of the key achievements of Greek art. Its influence stretches from the era of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance into the present day, forming the foundations of Western traditions of portraiture. However Greek portraits are not... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2019

Freeman's to offer the Jeff Hunter Collection of Antiquities & Tribal Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On March 13, Freeman’s will offer selected antiquities and tribal art from the collection of New York and Hollywood talent agent Jeff Hunter (1926-2018). Totaling just shy of fifty lots, The Jeff Hunter Collection represents a remarkable lifetime collecting ancient art. There is a spread across the millennia and across continents, but whether Greek idealism, the implied shapes of an ancient Anatolian idol, or the transformative qualities of an African Hemba mask, a constant theme is an interest... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2018

Exhibition examines the fertile interaction between Islam and the Classical world

NEW YORK, NY.- With manuscripts culled from international collections and assembled together for the first time, Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World explores the ways in which Islamic scholars, scientists, doctors, philosophers, and writers absorbed and transformed the Classical Greek intellectual heritage for their own uses and, in so doing, shaped the intellectual contours of the Islamic world up to the dawn of modernity.... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2017

Gold Ring with Silver Coin of Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 323 BC, Tyre, Lebanon

Gold Ring with Silver Coin of Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 323 BC, Tyre, Lebanon. © 2000-2017 by Barakat, Inc. This magnificent coin is set in a ring of 18-karat gold. Perhaps no ruler in history has left a stronger impression than Alexander the Great. Though many centuries have passed since he conquered the world, his legend continues to burn brightly in the minds of men. Possessed of courage, vision, and daring, Alexander inspired those around him with his enthusiasm and ability. This splendid silver coin, minted... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2015

'Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World' opens at Palazzo Strozzi

Head of Apollo, First century BCE–first century CE, bronze, 51 x 40 x 38 cm. Salerno, Museo Archeologico Provinciale. FLORENCE.- From 14 March to 21 June 2015, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be the first venue to host the major exhibition entitled Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World organised and produced in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Toscana, Tuscany's directorate general... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2013

Tomasso Brothers pays homage to the Antique at MASTERPIECE

Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716-1799) (Attributed to), Marble bust of Alexander the Great, Roman, 18th century. Fine-grained white marble. Height: 80 cm. Tomasso Brothers at Masterpiece, Stand C2 LONDON - Tomasso Brothers’ display at Masterpiece will pay homage to the Antique, the term used between the 15th and 18th centuries to refer to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome, then regarded as the ultimate aspiration and inspiration for any sculptor. One of the highlights of the stand will be a... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2012

Cameo: Alexander hunting boar, Italy. 1st century AD.

Cameo: Alexander hunting boar, Italy, 1st century AD. Sardonyx, 2 x 2.2 cm
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14 avril 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewellery @ Bonhams Antiquities Sale

A Roman marble head of Alexander the Great. Antonine, circa A.D. 138-161 Bonhams yesterday sale of Antiquities on April 13thincludes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: "Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary exploits a powerful part of Greek and Roman... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewelery in Bonhams Antiques Sales

A Roman marble head of Alexander Helios Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate: £7,000-9,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Antiquities on April 13th includes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: “Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2010

The Immortal Alexander the Great @ Hermitage Amsterdam

Head of Alexander (fragment of a figure). Asia Minor, Bithynia (?), Roman copy, 1st century BC, after Greek original. 175-150 BC. Fine-grained marble, h 6 cm ©State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg No other king from antiquity has such a powerful appeal to the imagination as Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). No other king has been so often cited and depicted as an example. The exhibition The Immortal Alexander the Great will be on view from 18 September 2010 to 18 March 2011 in the Hermitage Amsterdam, with over 350... [Lire la suite]