23 janvier 2020

GÜNTER PUHZE GMBH, Stand 133a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Portrait head of a priest, Egyptian, Late Period, 30th Dynasty. Hard black stone. H 7.8 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: private collection of Dr. H. B., Germany, acquired in 1998 from Galerie Günter Puhze, private collection, The Netherlands; private collection, England. Statuette of Venus, Roman, 2nd century AD. Bronze. H 20 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: collection of Louis de Clercq (1836-1901), France. Literature: A. de Ridder, Catalogue Collection de Clercq, Tome III, Les Bronzes, Paris, 1904,... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

The Merrin Gallery, Inc. at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 430

Strap Necklace with Beechnut Pendants, Greece, circa 4th century BC. Gold. Length 31.8 cm (12.5 in.). © The Merrin Gallery, Inc. at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 430. Provenance: Private collection, New York acquired in the 1980s. Copan Style Pendant in the form of a Standing Maya Lord, Maya, Honduras, 600-900 AD. Royal apple green jade with traces of cinnabar. Height 10 cm (4 in.). © The Merrin Gallery, Inc. at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 430. Provenance: Edward H.... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b

Aphrodite Anadyomene, Greece, Hellenistic period, 2nd-1st century BC. Marble torso. H 22.8 cm. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b. Provenance: private collection of George and Denise Poncet, France, acquired prior to 1960. Tetradrachm with the portrait of Alexander, Greece, circa 297 BC. Silver. Ø 3.3 cm. Weight: 17.15 g. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b.  Provenance: collection of Orme Lewis, purchased from Bank Leu, 23 June 1987. Exhibition: Phoenix Ancient... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

CAHN, Stand 57 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

An Archaistic Head of a Youth, probably Apollo, Rome, Late 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD. Marble, 25.5 cm (10 in.). Image courtesy of CAHN / Stand 57, TEFAF New York Fall 2018 This slightly under life-size head of a youth with idealised facial features follows a type represented by a group of Archaistic heads which are eclectically modelled on Greek sculptures of the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods. Provenance: Formerly private collection Christen Sandberg (1861-1918), Norway; Thence by descent in the family. ... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2018

ArtAncient at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 86d

Corinthian helmet. Bronze. Greece, Archaic period, 650 BC. H 36.8 cm. © ArtAncient Corinthian helmets are the most striking and immediately recognisable of all ancient Greek helmets; emblematic of ancient Greece and its soldier-citizen, the Hoplite. Provenance: Heiner collection, Bonn, Germany, prior to 1991; Antiken-Kabinett, Frankfurt (List-n° 0456) by 1991.   Gold stater with the portrait of Alexander, Macedonia, minted under King Lysimachos, circa 297-281 BC, Ø 1.86... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2017

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Greece, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd Century B.C.

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Greece, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd Century B.C., Gold, carnelian © David Aaron The ring with engraved stone is an archetype of Hellenistic jewellery.[1] Engraved ringstones such as this were carved with an image in relief, so that when pressed into hot wax they functioned as a seal. The motif was therefore a very personal emblem of identity. One’s correspondence, business contracts and finger would each bear the wearer’s chosen insignia. The Hellenistic period was an aesthetically fertile one,... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2017

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Hellenistic, Greece, 3rd to 2nd Century B.C.

Gold and Carnelian Ring, Hellenistic, Greece, 3rd to 2nd Century B.C., Gold, carnelian © David Aaron The intaglio ring is an archetype of Hellenistic jewellery. Engraved ringstones such as this were carved with an image in relief, so that when pressed into hot wax they functioned as a seal. The motif was therefore a very personal emblem of identity. One’s correspondence, business contracts and finger would each bear the wearer’s chosen insignia. The Hellenistic period was an aesthetically fertile one, characterised by the... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Gilgamesh. Stand 52a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Head of a young woman, Greece, probably an Athenian workshop, late 5th-early 4th century BC. Marble with traces of rootlets. H 26 cm. Courtesy Galerie Gilgamesh Provenance: Mikas collection, antique dealer in Paris; Bonn, acquired in the region before 1970 Large oinochoe or wine jug with lid, Greece, geometric period, mid 8th century BC. Terracotta beige to brown highlights. Adorned with geometric and zoomorphic designs. H 61 x Ø 39 cm. Courtesy Galerie Gilgamesh Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Galerie Cybele. Stand 17d. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Fragment of an Egyptian relief. Limestone. New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty; H 25 x W 20 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele The figure represents Hapi, the god of the annual flooding of the Nile, bearing offerings Provenance: Galerie Orient Occident, 1970 Statuette of Aphrodite. Bronze. Greece, Late Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century BC. H 36 cm. Courtesy Galerie Cybele Provenance: collection Arnold Herstand, New York, 1980 Head of the Goddess Cybele. Marble. Greece, 4th-3rd century... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite - Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni Operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Pref., Macedonia Department, Greece