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.


10 juin 2012

Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 b.c. Greek Gold

Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C. Greek Gold 
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28 avril 2012

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath. Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.

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]
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01 avril 2012

Bronze sculpture of Hellenistic rider found in London home for sale at Bonhams

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]
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21 mars 2012

Bas-relief of a bearded man, 2nd-1st cents. BC. Hellenistic. Joseph Smith

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]
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