14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2009

Christie's to Offer Exquisite Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry this December

A late Roman sardonyx cameo portrait of the Emperor Constantine. Circa early 4th-Century A.D. Estimate: $150,000-250,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present two sales of ancient art, Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry, on December 11 featuring over 350 lots showcasing the broad range of works from Predynastic Egypt through to the Roman period. Highlights of the Antiquities sale include a stunning Roman marble torso of Venus, a Roman marble portrait head of the emperor Hadrian, and a... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2009

Travel Back in Time with Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, an Exhibition This Fall at The Walters Art Museum

Herakles as a Youth. Marble. Roman copy after a Hellenistic original; height 64 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, Sk 188; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Johannes Laurentius) Baltimore—From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes are... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C.

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C. painted in front with a man and his charioteer in a quadriga, Dionysos holding vine branches, a standing man, and a seated man holding a staff, the reverse decorated with an archer and hoplite in full armor between two female figures, palmettes and lotus flowers in the handle zones, the details in added red and white, a graffito under the foot, another under the lid. height 15 1/2 in. 39.4 cm.; height with lid 17 in. 43.2 cm.... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2009

Superb Examples of Roman and Greek Art Highlight Christie's Spring Sale of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Antiquities on June 3, which will offer nearly 200 lots with a particularly strong selection of Roman marbles, including a handsome marble herm bust of Menander and a massive red marble labrum. Other highlights include fine examples of classical Greek vases, both Athenian and South Italian alongside Egyptian and Near Eastern art. A massive Roman red marble (cotanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Photo: Christie´s Images... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2008

An Attic black-figure psykter. Circa 490-480 B.C.

An Attic black-figure psykter. Circa 490-480 B.C. The body decorated with a frieze depicting a Dionysiac scene of dancing figures, including four male satyr revelers and three draped maenads, the satyrs nude with himatia draped at their shoulders, one holding up a wine cup, one bearded, one wearing a leafy wreath, all with pointed ears and holding staffs, the women wearing chitons with himatia, one wearing a leafy wreath, all with their arms raised holding clappers, with a row of tongues around the neck, 14in (35.5cm) high,... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2008

An Attic black-figure neck amphora. Attributed to the Painter of the Vatican, circa 365

An Attic black-figure neck amphora. Attributed to the Painter of the Vatican, circa 365 The decoration enlivened with added crimson slip, side (a) depicting a bearded charioteer draped in a long chiton and driving a quadriga with the horses rearing, accompanied by a running hound and a flying bird, side (b) with two confronted bearded nude warriors, their swords drawn and held behind them, clutching scabbards in their other hands, with encircling bands of linked lotus buds and meander below the groundline, a band of rays... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2008

A large Attic red-figure bell krater. Attributed to the Retorted Painter, circa 380-360 B.C.

A large Attic red-figure bell krater. Attributed to the Retorted Painter, circa 380-360 B.C. The decoration enlivened with added white paint, showing on side (a) a battle between Arimasps and Griffins, composed with four Arimasps, three standing and one kneeling, all wearing typical 'oriental' dress of patterned smocks with striped trousers and sleeves, wearing Phrygian caps over their long wavy hair, three holding spears and one holding a shield with a snake motif, fighting two white-painted winged griffins, side (b)... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2008

An attic red-figure column krater, attributed to the Boreas painter . circa 460 b.c.

An Attic red-figure column krater, attributed to the Boreas painter . circa 460 B.C. Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 Side A: a departure scene showing a draped woman wearing finely pleated chiton and himation, hair bound in a band, offering a phiale to a naked youth, a chlamys draped over his shoulders, wearing band in his hair with curly fringe and tendrils falling in front of his ears, holding a long staff, bearded draped figures either side, each holding a short stick, a laden bag hanging in the field Side B: three youths,... [Lire la suite]
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