15 avril 2017

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC

Scuplture of Nike, Hellenistic, late first century BC. Marble with a brown patina, 85 x 36 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie Chenel Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s London the 6 July 1964, lot 176; former collection of the Ford Foundation, state of New York, since the 1960’s Galerie Chenel at TEFAF New York Spring 2017
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29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A suspension ring and a bail were recently attached to make the griffin a wearable pendant. With additions of copper 1.634%, silver 26.84%, zinc 0.055%, nickel (-) 0.044%. Width – 28 mm (1 1/16 in.). Weight – 2.41 grams The hollow gold griffin is made from two die-stamped halves soldered together. The collar and tail are made of applied gold beads. Te lower part of the body is decorated with two granulation clusters. Two ribbed gold... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2017

Galerie Günter et Puhze. Stand 133a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Eros, Hellenistic, early 2nd century BC. Terracotta. H 39.3 cm. Courtesy Galerie Galerie Günter et Puhze.  Literature: Freddie Küng, Luzern, catalogue Schweizerische Kunst- und Antiquitäten-Messe, Basel 1972, p. 18. Calyx krater by the Underworld Painter, Apulian, 4th century BC. Clay. H 59.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie Galerie Günter et Puhze.  Provenance: Belgian private collection, Liege, acquired in the early 1970sLiterature: LIMC, Supplt 2009, vol. 1, p. 176/177, vol. 2 p.... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2014

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C., Circa 170 B.C.

Bronze statuette representing Atlas, Hellenistic, 2nd century B.C. Circa: 170 B.C. Photo courtesy Sycomore Ancient Art. The kneeling giant with a nude athletic body is raising his arms to hold up the celestial sphere. Height: 11.3 cm. Provenance: Former private collection G. H., Belgium, before 1980 Sycomore Ancient Art. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014 on stand 814. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
26 juillet 2013

Antique Gold jewelry from BADER ANCIENT ART

A pair of Gold and Glass ear Pendants. Gold and glass. Hellenistic, 3rd - 1st Century BC. L. 3.1 cm. © 2013 BADER ANCIENT ART Photo ©CLAUDIO BADER These delicate and wearable ear pendants consist of a gold shield disc that is centered with a rosette. The shield’s border is adorned with fine beaded wire. Below a gold wire pendant holds a green glass pearl. Both are intact and remain in an excellent state of preservation. Price CHF 3,800.00Provenance: Private collection Switzerland. Previously American private collection 1990’s.... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2013

Hellenistic, cameo, 4th century BC. Hippolyte with a hunting companion,Phaedra with her nurse

Hellenistic, cameo, 4th century BC. Hippolyte with a hunting companion,Phaedra with her nurse (right). Phaedra entrusts the nurse with a message declaring her love, her stepson Hyppolite refuses her advances. Greek myth and play by Euripides. Cameo, 4,1 x 3 cm. Inv. 25834. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy.
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04 août 2012

Silver-gilt bowl. Late Hellenistic, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Silver-gilt bowl. Late Hellenistic, 2nd–1st century B.C. Diam.: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm) H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm). Rogers Fund, 1922. 22.50.2 © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Said to be from Olbia on the north coast of the Black SeaThe decoration on the bowl is in repoussé. Within a floral setting, a pair of Erotes fly toward each other on each side of the bowl. One Eros holds a stemmed cup, while the other plays a double flute.
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12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Tarentine, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Tarentine, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C. H.: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm). Rogers Fund, 1906. Accession Number: 06.1021.258. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The head is that of an Italic variety of Maltese dog. These rhyta began to be made about the middle of the fourth century B.C. and were glazed black, with red-figure decoration on the cuff. The latest pieces in the series were unglazed... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2012

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.

Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking), Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C. H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm). Rogers Fund, 1917. Accession Number:17.230.36. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The rhyton is in the form of a horse's head. The original polychrome decoration is lost.