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]
20 mars 2020

An important Mamluk silver-inlaid brass candlestick, Egypt, late 13th-first half 14th century

Lot 99. An important Mamluk silver-inlaid brass candlestick, Egypt, late 13th-first half 14th century; 35.5cm. height; 34.5cm. diam. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base of truncated conical form encircled by two pointed ridges, the projecting shoulder leading to a concave driptray, the cylindrical neck surmounted by a broad socket tapering to the mouth, decorated with bands of calligraphy and roundels also containing calligraphy written in a circle and stylised lotus patterns,... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

GALERIE EBERWEIN, Stand 24c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Hippopotamus, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2050-1780 BC. Indurated limestone (probably from near Esna), 2.7 x 5.8 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Germany, acquired between 1954 and 1959 in Egypt. Shabti for Nesy-Khonsu, Supreme Chief of the Harem of Amen, Egypt, third Intermediate period, XXIst Dynasty, 1st Cachette Deir el-Bahari, circa 1069-945 BC. Bright blue faience with black details and inscription. H 17.5 cm. © Galerie Eberwein. Provenance: private collection, Rennes, France, acquired in 1960s. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CYBELE, Stand 17d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Egyptian Kohl vessel in the shape of the god Bes, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC. Faience, turquoise-green glaze H 6.2 cm. © Galerie Cybele Provenance: private collection, Paris, 1960. Torso of a youth, Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Hellenistic period, 3rd century BC. Reddish clay. H 11.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Lucien Mellerio collection, Paris, 1879-1943. Amphoriskos, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1500 BC. Blue faience. H 10.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Madeleine Meunier collection (1921-2009), Paris, France, acquired... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

THEATRUM MUNDI, Stand 120b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Stele of Ramses II, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, XIX Dynasty, 1279-1213 BC. Bas-relief in calcareous stone with the engraved name of the Pharaoh Ramses II, 74 x 36 x 5 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom, acquired at Pars Antique, London, 1970. James Gawley know as Jimmy Claws (USA, 1960s), Wolverine's original claws, 2006. Worn by Hugh Jackman in his role as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner, 25.5 x 20 x 45 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

AXEL VERVOORDT, Stand 73b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Markus Brunetti (Bavaria, 1965), Naranco, Santa Maria. Archival pigment print on natural cotton paper, mounted on dibond, 2013-2019,225 x 150 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. José Zanine Caldas (Belmonte 1918-2001 Vitória), Sculpted cube, 1980. Cedrela wood, 80 x 79 x 79 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Large vase, Egypt, Late Period, 664-332 BC. Alabaster, 30.5 x 28.5 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Provenance: private collection René Withofs (1919-1997), Brussels, 1972 or before; private collection Jan Vlug, Brussels; private collection Michel Pilette... [Lire la suite]