16 avril 2016

An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set dagger with scabbard, Anatolia, probably Trabzon, 19th century

Lot 178. An Ottoman coral and turquoise-set dagger with scabbard, Anatolia, probably Trabzon, 19th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP (12,671 - 19,006 EUR) . Photo Sotheby's the straight double-edged blade with central ridge, gold and silver-damascened foliate design and inscriptive panels, the silver hilt and scabbard with scale-design, set with arrangement of corals and turquoise, dragon-head terminal to hilt. Quantity: 2; 57cm.  Literature: R.... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art's Renowned Antiquities Collections Return to View

Coffin of Bakenmut, c. 1000-900 BC. Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, late Dynasty 21- early Dynasty 22. Gessoed and painted sycamore fig; 68 x 208 cm. Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust. CLEVELAND, OH.- After a five-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) collections from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Egypt and Africa, as well as works from Late Antiquity, the Byzantine Empire and the European Middle Ages, will return to public view on June 26. The new presentation will trace the evolution of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2008

"Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C." @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spouted Vessel, Ceramic. H. 50 cm (19-3/4 in.); diam. 22.5 cm (8-7/8 in.) Tokat-Sanusa Hittite Old Kingdom, 17th-16th century B.C. Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Turkey. Photo: Bruce White NEW YORK, NY.- Four thousand years ago, trade by sea and land linked distant civilizations to one another to an astonishing degree. From Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt in the south to Thrace, Anatolia, and the Caucasus in the north and from regions as far west as mainland Greece all the way east to Iran, the great royal houses... [Lire la suite]