26 août 2017

Hellenistic Life-size Bronze Head of a Man, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E.

Hellenistic Life-size Bronze Head of a Man, 3rd-2nd century B.C.E. Bronze, H. 33.5 cm. © Miho Museum The Hellenistic period saw the expansion of the Greek cultural realm to Africa and Asia, and during this period there was an interest in portrait sculpture of the great figures and kings of the past. The people of this day were interested in the expression of the refinement and virtues of these individuals. This life-size male head has traces which indicate the attachment of a crown or head decoration, and thus we can consider it... [Lire la suite]
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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]
04 août 2017

“Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery

Bowl, Hellenistic or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, late 2nd century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Cast mosaic glass, 3 1/16 × 5 9/16 in. (7.8 × 14.1 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1955.6.20. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- The Yale University Art Gallery announces the opening of “Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery. The museum is home to one of the most... [Lire la suite]
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]