19 février 2023

'Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World' opens at the Columbia Museum of Art

COLUMBIA, SC.- The Columbia Museum of Art announces featured spring exhibition Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World, on view Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, May 14, 2023. Organized by the Huntington Museum of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., the exhibition offers some 45 works with which to explore the arts and crafts traditions and scientific innovations of Iran, Egypt, India, Syria, and Turkey from the 10th to the 19th centuries.What was in Western culture historically... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2022

Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD

  Lot 86. Glazed pottery bowl with stylised motifs, Egypt, Ca. 11th-13th century AD. L:83mm / W:232mm ; 470g. Lot sold £200. (Estimate £300-£600). © Apollo Art Auctions A ceramic bowl of a wide, flaring body sitting upon a low ring foot. The interior is highly ornamented with ochre, brown and red stylised motifs possibly evolved from writing. Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the 1980s. Apollo Art... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2022

Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA Art Fair 2022

Fragment of a head of pharaoh Senusret I, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XIIth Dynasty, reign of Senusret I, 1971-1926 B.C. Black granite. H 16 x W 10 x D 13 cm. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt Provenance: private collection M.C., Belgium, 2008; collection Axel Vervoordt, 2007; Christie's London, 25 April 2007, lot 75 (incorrectly identified as Thutmosis III); private collection Hans Goedicke (1926-2015), Maryland; private collection George Michaelides (1900-1973); acquired in Egypt around 1956-58. Art Loss Register S00149009. ... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2022


Head of a Cycladic idol of the Spedos type, Early Cycladic II, circa 2700-2300 BC. Fine grained marble. H 10.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate S00213657, and IADDA certificate, this item has been checked against the Interpol database. Provenance: German private collection H. W., acquired 1985 on the German art market. Published: Galerie Günter Puhze, catalogue Kunst der Antike 6, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1985, n° 18. Head of a goddess, Roman, 1st century AD. Marble. H 33.5... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2022


Statuette of a recumbent dog, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2050-1780 BC. Blue faience with black details. H 5.5 x W 9.7 cm. Courtesy Galerie Eberwein Accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate S00127419 Provenance: former private collection, France circa 1987 Literature: F. Dunn Friedman, Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience –Thames and Hudson, London, 1998, p. 160, 149; W. C. Hayes, Sceptre of Egypt I, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959; J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals : Egyptian Art in The... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2022

Islamic Prayer Rugs

Prayer Rug, 1570s-1590s, Safavid, Iran, Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar. Most of these preserved rugs were intended as diplomatic gifts from the Safavid court to the Ottomans. The poetic inscription on the border is in nasta`liq script, in Persian verse & includes the name of Sultan Murad. Prayer Rug, 16th century, Turkey, Walters Art Museum. This Ottoman rug depicts a floral pattern. While the central arch has no columns to reflect the prayer niche, the arrangement of the blossom pattern is a kind of floral translation of... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2022

Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt at the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO - The transformed space explores aspects of life and the afterlife in the Nile Valley with the first new installation of works from the museum’s historic collection of ancient Egyptian art in a quarter-century. Striking artifacts—displayed along one wall of the gallery in a series of innovative cases that promote viewing from multiple vantage points—provide insight into the beliefs and practices of this illustrious North African culture. Recurring themes throughout this fresh presentation of the collection consider the... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2022

Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs at Harvard University

Cushion cover with tiraz inscription, Egypt, early 9th century. Wool and linen: tapestry weave. Cleveland Museum of Art, J. H. Wade Fund, 1959.48, TL42343.6. © Cleveland Museum of Art. Discover what textiles made and worn in medieval Egypt tell us about connection and belonging in a diversifying world. From swaddling newborns to enshrouding the deceased, woven fabrics touch nearly every aspect of human existence. The textiles in this exhibition are particularly meaningful, for they tell a bigger story about political and... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2021

Three white and blue fritware tiles, Egypt or Syria, late 15th - early 16th century

Lot 86. Trois carreaux à décor bleu et blanc, Égypte ou Syrie, fin XVe - début XVIe siècle, 23,5 x 22 cm. Estimation : 2 000 € - 3 000 €. Photo courtesy Ader. en céramique siliceuse à décor peint en bleu cobalt sur fond blanc d’une végétation stylisée animée d’un ou de deux échassiers. Frise de lambrequins bordant chacun des carreaux sur un côté. Cassures restaurées. Arts de l'Islam et de l'Inde chez Ader, 26 février 2021, Drouot Richelieu - 9, rue Drouot - Salle 7 - 75009 Paris. Marie-Christine DAVID, Expert SFEP.
20 mars 2020

A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century

Lot 101. A Mamluk silver-inlaid brass cylindrical vessel, Egypt or Syria, 13th century; 7.2cm. height; 8.6cm. diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the body with monumental silver-inlaid calligraphic band amidst vegetal scrolls with silver-inlaid leaves and black composite ground, between two foliate roundels, underside with incised design, hinge to body, lacking lid. inscriptions: ‘The high authority, the great, the responsible’ ... [Lire la suite]