27 janvier 2018

Pendant in the Form of a Shaman, Malagana, Colombia, 500 BC-AD 500

 Pendant in the Form of a Shaman, Malagana, Colombia, 500 BC-AD 500. Gold. H-5.9 D-1.6 W-2.1 cm © Miho Museum.
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25 janvier 2018

Pre Columbian Gold at Miho Museum

Solar Mask and Pectoral, Colombia. About 200 BC-AD 200. Hammered gold. © Miho Museum. Mask, Colombia-Ecuador, AD 600-1200. Gold, red pigment. H-13.5 W-16.5 cm. © Miho Museum. Necklace, Peru. About 500 BC-AD 100. Gold. H-50 W-80 cm. © Miho Museum. Warrior, Moche, Peru, 100 BC-AD 800. Gold. H-3.5 W-2.6 cm. © Miho Museum. Headdress Plume, Moche, Peru, 50 BC-AD 300. Gold. H-26 W-37 cm. © Miho Museum. Ear Ornaments, Sican, Peru. About AD 900-1100. Gold. H-4.1 D-1.7 cm. © Miho Museum. Tumi Knife, Sican, Peru. About AD... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

"Medusa" au Musée d'Art moderne

Medusa : Affiche. PARIS - Medusa porte un regard contemporain, et inédit, sur le bijou. Un regard qui révèle certains tabous. Le parcours s'intéresse ainsi aux frontières traditionnelles de l’art en reconsidérant les questions de l’artisanat, du décoratif, de la mode et de la culture pop. L’exposition réunit plus de 400 bijoux réalisés par des artistes, des bijoutiers contemporains, des joailliers ; mais également des pièces anonymes, plus anciennes ou non-occidentales (de la Préhistoire, du Moyen-Age...). Comme le... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

Beryl var. Emerald, Cosquez, Colombia

Lot 1015. Beryl var. Emerald, Cosquez, Colombia. Height 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4in. Sold for US$ 11,875 (€10,605). Photo: Bonhams. A classic for the species, consisting of a larger single hexagonal crystal having exceptional color with a smaller conjoined emerald crystal associate, on a matrix of white quartz and pyrite.   Bonhams. AUCTION 23397: LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART, GEMSTONES, MINERALS AND NATURAL HISTORY - LOS ANGELES
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17 mai 2016

Hermann Historica concludes its Spring Auction with one of the best results in its entire history

Lot Nr. 4553. An Illyrian helmet, type 3A, variant 3, 2nd half of the 6th – 5th century B.C. Sold for: 21000 Euros. © 2011 - 2016 Hermann Historica oHG MUNICH.- Approximately 6,300 lots from all specialist areas represented by the auction house – antiquities, arms and armour, works of art, hunting antiques, orders and collectibles from all fields of history and military history – came under the hammer in the 72nd Auction of Hermann Historica oHG in Munich. Included among the lots were three complete... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2014

An emerald and diamond pendant necklace by William Goldberg

An emerald and diamond pendant necklace by William Goldberg. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Suspending a modified cushion-cut emerald, weighing approximately 33.46 carats, enhanced by twelve Ashoka-cut diamonds, from a baguette and circular-cut diamond line, joined by three Ashoka-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2.04, 2.01 and 1.56 carats, to the circular and baguette-cut diamond neckchain, 15½ ins., mounted in platinum. Signed William Goldberg, no. N1270. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000 With report CS 59903 dated 13 March 2014... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2013

"Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia" exhibition at the British Museum

 Pectoral shaped bat with great played with birds. Late Tairona 600 - 1600 AD. Gold Museum Collection of the Bank of the Republic.  LONDON - For centuries Europeans were dazzled by the legend of a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is even more fascinating. El Dorado – literally “the golden one” – actually refers to the ritual that took place at Lake Guatavita, near modern Bogotá. The newly elected leader, covered in powdered gold, dived into the lake and emerged as the new chief of the... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2012

A Sinu Gold Dragon / Jaguar, Double Spiral Tail. From ancient Colombia, ca. 800-1500 A.D.

  A Sinu Gold Dragon / Jaguar, Double Spiral Tail. From ancient Colombia, ca. 800-1500 A.D. Photo Antiquities-Saleroom.com An amazing piece! High karat yellow gold cast in the lost-wax process in the form of a fierce reptile having an elongated snout with bared, toothy grimace, beady eyes and bifurcated head crest. The slender body portrayed in a crouching position with legs coiled for springing, front legs, each with a suspension loop and erect tail terminating in a double spiral,... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2012

A Pre-Columbian Uraba Gold Jaguar / Dragon.. From ancient Colombia, ca. 600-1000 A.D..

A Pre-Columbian Uraba Gold Jaguar / Dragon.. From ancient Colombia, ca. 600-1000 A.D.. Photo Antiquities-Saleroom.com Pre-Columbian gold at its finest!  Lost wax cast, high karat yellow gold pendant in the form of a recumbent reptile bearing a squared snout with wide grin exposing a row of teeth and fangs. He bears bulging, frog-like eyes, slender body with legs and arms at rest, front paws house the suspension loops, and a large, high standing tail with serrated edge and openwork,... [Lire la suite]
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