04 mars 2017

First major exhibition of one of the most admired artists of the ancient mediterranean world opens

Greek, Attic, ca. 485–480 B.C., attributed to the Berlin Painter, Red-figure neck-amphora with ridged handles, with an Amazonomachy with Herakles (detail). Ceramic. Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig (BS 453). © Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig PRINCETON, NJ.- The Berlin Painter was the name given by the great Oxford scholar Sir John Beazley (1885-1970) to an anonymous fifth-century B.C. Athenian vase-painter, whose hand Beazley recognized in over 200 complete or fragmentary vases in collections around... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2017

Attributed to the Manchester Class Painter. Figurative kantharos, Attic, Greek, c. 470 BC

Attributed to the Manchester Class Painter. Figurative kantharos, Attic, Greek, c. 470 BC. Pottery. Height 21.2 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A figurative red-figure style pottery vase of the kantharos type. It was made from a mould in two pieces which were later joined together. The line of union can still be seen on the sides. The body of the vessel represents the head of a satyr with the short wide neck of the vessel rising above it and with an outward-curving lip. A... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C.

Lot 8. A Greek Marble Head of a Youth, Attic, circa 340-330 B.C. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. turned slightly to his right, his expressive face with full parted lips and deep-set eyes beneath the prominent brow, the thick mass of curly hair freely worked; no restorations. Height 26 cm. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: European private collection, 1960s (based on custom-made Belgian black marble base and aging painted restoration on lower lip as seen in 1983... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C.

Lot 24. An Attic Red-Figured Kylix, attributed to the Colmar Painter, circa 500-480 B.C. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $87,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tondo with a youthful komast moving to the right, nude but for a chlamys draped behind him and over his arms, a thick fillet in his hair, looped at the back with the ends hanging down onto his shoulder, with a knobbed walking stick in his lowered right hand, holding a skyphos out before him in the palm of his left hand, a column-krater to the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C.

Lot 3. An Attic Red-Figured Nolan Amphora, attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 470 B.C. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $221,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The obverse with Athena striding to the right, wearing a pendant necklace, a long chiton and a himation with swallowtail folds hanging behind, her aegis spread over her shoulders and fringed with spiraling snakes, her hair in a diadem, her long tresses bound, holding a spear in her lowered right hand and a high-crested Attic helmet out... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C.

Lot 2. An Attic Black-Figured Panathenaic Amphora, circa 500 B.C. Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Price Realized $293,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The obverse with Panathenaic Athena striding to the left, wearing a peplos, her snaky aegis, and a high-crested helmet, a spear in her raised right hand, a circular shield in her left, a Pegasos protome as the blazon, its wing sickle shaped, the goddess framed by two Doric columns each surmounted by a cock; the reverse with a bearded trainer standing to the left... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2016

Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016

Lug-handled jar with flamingoes. Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500-3300 B.C. H. 19.1 cm. Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Clay, reddish glaze. Conically tapered jar with three pierced lug handles on the shoulder, decorated on both sides with a group of nine stylized flamingoes, marching one behind the other to the right. Arranged concentrically around the moulded rim are four zigzag lines, while a further seven hang down in concentric semicircles on two sides of the... [Lire la suite]
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]