10 janvier 2019

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d

Agricultural implements for Shabtis, Egypt, 19th Dynasty, Reign of Sethi I, 1290-1279 BC. Faience, two water pots carried on a yoke, a seed basket, hoes. © Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d. Provenance: given by Belzoni to Lord Belmore one year after the discovery of the tomb of Sethy I, 1817, Charles Bouché Collection; Sotheby's London, 4 December 1972, lot n° 105 Literature: H. Loffet, ‘Collection Emmacha, antiquités Egyptiennes, Tome 1: Les shabtys et ouchebtys’, Paris, 2013, pp. 229-131, n° 73- ... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2018

Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b

Fragment of a Seated Pharaoh,Unknown, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XIIth Dynasty, circa 1900 BC. Granodiorite , 35 x 19 x 35 cm. © Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b.  Provenance: ancient private collection, France, acquired in the 1970s. Norio Imai (Osaka,1946), Work-Circle, 1965. Acrylic, cotton cloth and metal, 178.5 x 130 x 20 cm. © Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b.  Provenance: the artist. Exhibitions: Kyoto Independent, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Arts,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d

Torso of Buddha, Gupta period, 5th-6th century, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, possibly the Sarnath region. Sandstone. H 75 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.  Provenance: Zen Oriental Art Gallery, Brussels; private collection, March 2000.  Mummy mask, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 305-30 BC. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. H 44 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.   Provenance: private collection, January 1998. Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

The 64th edition of BRAFA joined by 133 Belgian and international galleries

BRUSSELS.- In January, the combined art world turn their focus and attention towards Brussels and the annual edition of BRAFA, whose sixty-fourth edition will be held between Saturday, 26 January and Sunday, 3 February 2019 at the Tour & Taxis exhibition site. The 133 participating galleries and art dealers from sixteen countries have selected their most important, rarest and valuable works from their respective art specialities in order to meet the great variety of expectations from a large audience with high levels... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2018

Egyptian Jewelry from 'The Body Transformed' At The Met Fifth Avenue

Broad Collar, Egypt, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Faience. Diam. 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in); Terminals: L. 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); W. 2.5 cm (1 in.); Th. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.). Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.5). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This necklace of faience beads, called a broad collar, is a durable version of the elaborate perishable floral collars worn by banquet guests (see 09.184.216). The beads in this example imitate a row of cornflowers (center), three rows of dates... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century

Lot 189. An early Mamluk silver-inlaid brass bowl, Egypt, 14th century; 5cm. height.; 16cm. diam. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000. © Sotheby's. with large silver-inlaid engraved calligraphic band between foliage, interspersed with four roundels containing seated figures, the underside engraved with a central stylised sun motif surrounded by six roundels containing figures, remnants of silver inlay, incised swimming fish to interior. Provenance: By repute, Count Don Enrico Lucchesi Palli, 11th... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Writers, chefs and musicians draw inspiration from Islamic art

Mosque lamp, Syria or Egypt,  1322–1328, glass with enamel painting and gilding, height 32,1 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- This autumn Gemeentemuseum Den Haag showcases the stunning ornamental delights of Islamic art in a new exhibition entitled Splendour and Bliss – Arts of the Islamic World. Literature and the Arabic script are important in the world of Islam, and so too are music, and eating and drinking together. The museum has therefore challenged eighteen writers, chefs and... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2018

Charles Ede, Stand 76 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Idol of Spedos type, Cycladic, circa 2700-2600 BC. Marble, 4 x 2 cm (1.6 x 0.8 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76 Provenance: Arthur L. Jacobs (d.1979), New York; Acquired from Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, circa 1967, thence by descent circa 1985. Bust of a priest of Khonsu-Pa-Ir-Sekher, Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Circa 4th century BC. Gabbro. Height 14.6 cm (5.7 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76. This priest is wearing a smooth bag wig revealing his large ears. He shows sharply... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

Bottle, Egypt?, end of 9th-beginning of 10th century

Bottle, blue-green glass with luster decoration. Modern neck, Egypt?, end of 9th-beginning of 10th century, H: 13.5 cm, Inv. no. 1/1985. © The David Collection, Copenhagen. The luster technique was probably discovered by Egyptian glassmakers as early as the 4th century, but in the 8th-12th century, it experienced a renaissance in Egypt and Syria. In this technique, a decoration of metal oxides is painted on the ready-blown glass, which after firing has taken on an indiscernible metallic layer: luster. By using different... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2018

Beaker, Egypt, 9th-10th century

Beaker, greenish glass, with pinched decoration, Egypt, 9th-10th century, H: 8.4; Diam: 8.1 cm, Inv. no. 24/2008. © The David Collection, Copenhagen. A simple early decoration technique that was found in both Egypt and Iran was the use of tongs on the hot glass mass. This technique was only suitable for pieces with large openings, since the arms of the tongs with the pattern had to be able to press the inside and outside of the glass together. Then it might be necessary to heat and correct the shape of the glass from the inside if... [Lire la suite]
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