24 juillet 2021

Top six Antique glass at Bonhams London, 6 July 2021

Lot 8. A Roman amber glass 'Victory' beaker, Circa early-mid 1st Century A.D.; 6.5cm high. Estimate £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,250 (€ 29,517). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Blown in a two-part mould, of cylindrical form with a narrow everted rim, with three registers of decoration divided by horizontal ribs, the upper and lower with six stylised victory wreaths, a pair of opposing palm branches concealing the vertical mould seams, the central register with Greek inscription: ɅABE THИ NEIKHN ('Seize the... [Lire la suite]

12 avril 2019

A Byzantine gold and pearl finger ring, circa 7th century A.D. 

Lot 153. A Byzantine gold and pearl finger ring, circa 7th century A.D.; 1.½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; ring size 10. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Artemis, Munich. Fritz Buerki, Switzerland, acquired from the above, 1985; thence by descent, Switzerland. Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2017. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2017

'The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts' opens at the Williams College Museum of Art

Attributed to Pedro García de Benabarre (Spanish, active 1455-1480), St. Anthony Abbot, ca. 1460-70. Tempera on panel, 72 1/16 x 36 1/4 in. Museum purchase, with funds provided by George Alfred Cluett, Class of 1896. Courtesy Williams College Museum of Art. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Williams College Museum of Art opened The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts on August 18, 2017. The exhibition employs object-oriented ontology to recast the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Instead of passive objects... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Two-Finger Ring, Byzantine, early 6th century

Two-Finger Ring, Byzantine, early 6th century. Gold, amethyst, emerald, glass, pearl. Height 27 mm.; length 45.7 mm.; weight 11.79 g.; US 10 and 10.25, UK. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.30 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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29 janvier 2017

Double Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, ca. 300

Double Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, ca. 300. Gold, pearl, emerald. Height of bezel 25 mm.; diameter inner hoop 20 mm.; weight 8.3 gr. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.2. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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29 janvier 2017

Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, 12th–13th century

Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, 12th–13th century. Made in Constantinople. Gold, aquamarine, pearl. Height 39.5 mm.; hoop inner diam. 19.5 mm.; hoop outer diam. 26 mm.; bezel 23.5 x 19 mm.; weight 39.5 gr.. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The maker of this ring went to great lengths to showcase the large, aquamarine gem. The bezel projects boldly upward to highlight the icy color of the stone, which is cushion cut, a technique with roots in the Roman world. The pronged setting, which... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2016

Exodus Painting, five elements from a painted hanging depicting the Crossing of the Red Sea, Byzantine, A.D. mid-2nd–mid-4th cen

Exodus Painting, five elements from a painted hanging depicting the Crossing of the Red Sea, Byzantine, A.D. mid-2nd–mid-4th century. Paint and indigo-dyed linen. Framed (Montage of the 5 fragments): 24 5/8 × 55 1/2 × 2 3/8 in. (62.5 × 141 × 6 cm) Other ((a)head): 3 1/16 × 3 1/4 in. (7.7 × 8.3 cm) Other ((b) torso and legs of soldier): 10 in. × 6 7/8 in. (25.4 × 17.5 cm) Other ((a,b) soldier ?): 16 1/4 × 4 15/16 in. (41.2 × 12.6 cm) Other ((c) "The Astonished'): 12 3/16 × 12 7/16 in. (31 × 31.6 cm) Other ((d)"The... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2016

Luxurious treasures at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offer glimpse into Roman lifestyle

Cup with Centaurs, 1–100 C.E. Roman. Silver and gold. H: 4 5/8 x W:10 9/16 x D:6 7/8 x Diam: 5 7/8 inches, 3.62 pounds.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. VEX.2014.1.7 KANSAS CITY, MO.- A glittering array of silver, gold and gemstones on view in the exhibition Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire offers a window into the lifestyles of the ancient Roman elite, who used luxury items to display their wealth through elaborate banquets, gifts and... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2015

A pair of Byzantine gold, pearl, amethyst and rock crystal earrings, circa 7th century AD.

A pair of Byzantine gold, pearl, amethyst and rock crystal earrings, circa 7th century AD. Estimation: USD 20,000 - 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each composed of an eight-lobed rosette with a central circular setting set with a foiled-backed cabochon rock crystal, surrounded by a gold wire strung with pearls threaded through eight equidistant loops, with five gold hoops below, each supporting an amethysts or pearl drop, a high arching ear wire at the top. Each: 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high PROVENANCE: Art... [Lire la suite]