05 février 2021

Memento mori half head, half skull, European, 19th century

Memento mori half head, half skull, European, 19th century. Ivory. H. 5.8 cm (object) H 8.5 cm (with base). CABINET OF CURIOSITIES-HONOURABLE SILVER OBJECTS at BRAFA 2021 The ivory model of a half a child's head, half a skull is carved with precision of a naturalistic quality. This memento mori is literally a reminder of death and the shortness of life. The skull was the symbol of death from the 1500s onwards. m. +32 (0)475 26 76 85 www.silverobjects.be
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12 avril 2019

A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.

Lot 150. A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.; 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) wide; Weight: 1.32 lbs. (599 grams). Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Reputedly from Portalegre. Art Market, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, acquired by 1959. Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired by 1979; thence by descent. Antiquities , Christie's, London, 2 May 2013, lot 139. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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25 décembre 2018

European Bronze Age Jewelry from 'The Body Transformed' At The Met Fifth Avenue

Diadem, 1200–800 B.C., Eastern European. Made in Carpathian Basin region, east-central Europe. Copper Alloy. Overall: 5 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 10 1/4 in. (13.7 x 26.5 x 26 cm). Purchase, Caroline Howard Hyman Gift, in memory of Margaret English Frazer, 2000; 2000.281.1. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is not clear precisely how this headpiece would have been worn, though stone sculptures from an earlier period suggest that the spiral terminals would have been in the back, pointing... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, European, ca. 1765

Robe à la Française, European, ca. 1765, silk. Length at CB: 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 2001. 2001.472a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like the Mantua, the sack, or sacque, dress began life as an informal garment. It was initially a French fashion, its defining feature being the row of two double box pleats sewn in at the center of the neckline at the back of the dress and falling to the hem. The early form of the gown was... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2009

'The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire' @ The J. Paul Getty Museum from March 25 through July 5, 2010

Unknown, Eagle, 100-300 A.D. Roman, Bronze. Object: H: 104.2 X W: 78.7 X D: 76.2 cm. 72.AB.151. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announces The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, an exhibition showcasing masterworks of Aztec sculpture—among them recent archaeological discoveries—which will be juxtaposed with 16th- to 18th-century illustrations that reflect European interpretations of Aztec culture. The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the... [Lire la suite]