01 juillet 2017

‘Syria Antiqua – Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel’ at Bode Museum, Berlin

Uranius Antoninus, obverse: left-facing armoured bust of Uranius Antonius with laurel wreath; reverse: the stone of Baal from Emesa on a four-horse chariot (quadriga), left-facing. © State Museums of Berlin, Coin Cabinet / Reinhard Saczewski BERLIN - Bode Museum is displaying coins from ancient Syrian cities in an exhibition, titled 'Syria Antiqua – Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel’, on view through November 5, 2017. Coins from ancient Syrian cities illustrate impressively the cultural, religious, and... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2016

Roman portraits and their Baroque appropriation on view in Dresden

  Portrait of Septimius Severus, in the Serapis style, on a modern bust, 200–211 AD, from the Brandenburg Collection from 1723 to 1726, Skulpturensammlung © SKD, photograph: Adrian Sauer DRESDEN.- The Dresden Antiquities Collection is one of the oldest collections amassed in Dresden by the kings and prince electors, and one of the oldest large collections of antiquities presented in a museum outside Italy. The items, on view behind glass in storage depots at the Albertinum, are currently waiting to be presented again in... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2014

Hotel des Ventes to sell the contents of a large townhouse with no reserve prices

Imposant buste de l'empereur romain Caracalla (211-217 ap. J.-C.) en marbre blanc veiné de gris. Estimate: 10.000-15.000. Photo courtesy Hotel des Ventes GENEVA.- This March, Hôtel des Ventes will have the privilege of auctioning the entire contents of a large Genevan townhouse with no reserve prices! Recently discovered by Bernard Piguet in a 19th century abode situated in the centre of Geneva, the interior had remained virtually unchanged for over 60 years. The collection reflects an eclectic taste varying from Archaeology,... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2013

Fragmentary bronze portrait of the emperor Caracalla, ca. 212–217 A.D. Mid-Imperial, Severan. Roman Bronze

Fragmentary bronze portrait of the emperor Caracalla, ca. 212–217 A.D. Mid-Imperial, Severan. Roman Bronze © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm). Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989 (1989.281.80) This portrait depicts Caracalla as a grown man, when he was sole emperor. He succeeded his father, Septimius Severus, who died at York in 211 A.D. during campaigns in northern Britain. Caracalla reigned for only six years before his own death near Carrhae in northern Mesopotamia while campaigning... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2010

"Two Empires: The Eagle and the Dragon" @ Palazzo Venezia, Roma

Two ancient cultures collide in an exhibition where the Roman Empire meets the Chinese Qin and Han dynasties (200 BC-200 AD), considered a golden age in China's history. The exhibition displays 450 similar yet contrasting artefacts relating to both empires. Jade, lacquer and silks combine with marble statues, glass, mosaics, silver and bronze. With the participation of almost 50 museums, the exhibition is the result of extensive collaboration between China and Italy and is held in honour of the Cultural Year of China... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2010

Tomasso Brothers to Return to New York with Masterpieces of European Sculpture

Bust of the Roman emperor Caracalla by Joseph Claus (active 1754-1783). White marble, height: 74 cm. LONDON.- Major pieces of European sculpture will be presented by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art in their third annual New York exhibition, Scultura III, which will take place at Otto Naumann, 22 East 80th Street , from Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 October 2010. The two previous exhibitions attracted wide critical acclaim from collectors, art historians and museum curators for the quality and rarity of the pieces, and this year’s event... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2009

Bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla - 'Common Enemy of Mankind' - For Sale at Bonhams

Bust of Caracalla. Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A bust of Caracalla, the notorious Roman Emperor who reigned from 211-217 and is remembered as one of the worst and cruelest rulers in the history of the Empire, will be auctioned at Bonhams Antiquities sale on October 28 in New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £150,000 - £250,000. Edward Gibbon described him thus: 'Caracalla was the common enemy of mankind," his reign characterized by "rapine and cruelty." (E. Gibbon, The Decline... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2009

Camée ovale en agate sculptée représentant un buste de Caracalla, XVIIIème siècle

Camée ovale en agate sculptée représentant un buste de Caracalla, XVIIIème siècle Barbu, les cheveux courts bouclés, barbu, une cape maintenue par une fibule sur un corselet, le regard frontal, la tête légèrement tournée vers la droite; dans une monture ovale en or perlée appliquée sur un fond carré en agate grise, enchâssé dans un chevalet carré en bronze doré avec une bordure ajourée décorée de masques, volutes et putti ailés, avec anneau de suspension surmonté d'un masque de putto ailé. Hauteur: 3.8 cm. (1½ in.), Hauteur... [Lire la suite]