25 octobre 2021

Musée des Arts Décoratifs opens 'Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity'

PARIS.- From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier. This exhibition shows the influence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2020

New discoveries in Iraq to be presented alongside British Museum objects for the first time in new exhibition

Statue of King Gudea; dolerite; Tello, Iraq; 2130BC © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- A new British Museum touring exhibition Ancient Iraq: new discoveries marks the first time that the Museum will tour new Iraq field research in combination with key objects from the Museum’s collection. Exploring the cultural heritage of Iraq through 80 remarkable objects, the exhibition seeks to highlight the challenges of protecting Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage following decades of conflict.This new... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century

  Lot 836. A rare gilt silver head ornament in the form of a phoenix, 9th-11th century; 3in (7.6cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The finely modeled crested bird with chased hollow body set off by a high crested tail and separately fashioned openwork wings attached through the body and pierced with two small holes at each tip suspending pendant chains, a further cluster of ornaments and chains falling from the slender beak, the small legs inserted through a bed of... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2016

Online catalog of objects from Stone Age to Han Dynasty launches

A group of ceremonial tubes , most produced by the Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-2250 BCE), Late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-1700 BCE, Jade (nephrite), Gifts of Charles Lang Freer, Arthur M. Sackler, and Dr. Paul Singer. © 2016 Smithsonian Institution WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will launch a digital catalog, "Jades for Life and Death," from its extensive collection of one of the finest holdings of Chinese jades in the world Oct. 6. The first release, in a... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

An Indian diamond-set enamelled Head Ornament (Maang Tikka)

An Indian diamond-set enamelled Head Ornament (Maang Tikka). Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,500 - 4,200). Photo Bonhams. set with diamonds, composed of foliate motifs arranged around a central drop form in an open framework, a crescent moon below with an emerald bead fringe, four small drop form diamond-set hinged elements above, the reverse with gold and green floral enamelled decoration - 8.5 cm. long, 22 g. Bonhams. ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART, 21 Apr 2015 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
12 septembre 2013

Head ornament from a wedding set, Qing dynasty, China, circa 1800–1911

Head ornament from a wedding set, Qing dynasty, China, circa 1800–1911, in gilded bronze, with kingfisher feathers and natural pearls. The house in the centre, symbolic of the young couple, is flanked by two dragons. Qatar Museums Authority, Doha © Hubert Bari.
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