20 janvier 2013
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.
04 août 2012
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.
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.
10 juin 2012
Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C. Greek Gold
28 avril 2012
A Hellenistic gold oak wreath. Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C. Photo Bonhams Composed of numerous projecting sprays of sheet gold oak leaves with serrated edges and veins, each spray attached by twisted gold wire to a diadem composed of sheet gold over a modern tubular core, 6¼in (16cm) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000, US$ 4,700 - 6,300, € 3,600 - 4,800. Unsold Provenance:: The Aldo Branca Collection, Ascona, Switzerland, acquired between the 1960s and 1980s. Bonhams. Antiquities, 25 Apr... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2012
A Hellenistic bronze statue fragment . Circa 2nd-1st Century B.C. Estimate: £50,000 - 80,000, US$ 79,000 - 130,000, € 60,000 - 96,000. Photo Bonhams Bonhams next sale of Antiquities on April 25th in New Bond Street features an important piece of Classical bronze sculpture, believed to depict a Hellenistic warrior of the 1st Century B.C., discovered in a London home. After conservation it will be sold for £50,000 to £80,000. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams, says: "Once in a while you come across... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2012
Bas-relief of a bearded man, 2nd-1st cents. BC. Hellenistic. Joseph Smith; from whom acquired by George III. The Royal Collection © 2012,Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. RCIN 65756 Sardonyx: white with brown highlights; open gold mount with quatrefoil reverse, suspension loop and ring - 3.8 x 3.4 cm, depth of relief 1.5 cm Relief of the head of a bearded man, rendered almost wholly in the round but the left eye and cheek are drawn back close to the background. He wears a wreath, which appears to be... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2012
Zeus, 2nd-1st cents. BC. Hellenistic. Joseph Smith; from whom acquired by George III. RCIN 65600. The Royal Collection © 2012,Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Sardonyx: brown and white; open gold mount with quatrefoil reverse, suspension loop and ring - 6.4 x 4.9 cm (with loop H 7.4 cm). Bust of Zeus, mythological Greek king of the gods, facing to the right and wearing the aegis (Zeus aigiochos). The scaly feathered protective aegis lies over the dress, which shows at the right shoulder and on the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2011
A Roman marble head of Alexander the Great. Antonine, circa A.D. 138-161 Bonhams yesterday sale of Antiquities on April 13thincludes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: "Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary exploits a powerful part of Greek and Roman... [Lire la suite]