29 décembre 2018

ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b

Aphrodite Anadyomene, Greece, Hellenistic period, 2nd-1st century BC. Marble torso. H 22.8 cm. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b. Provenance: private collection of George and Denise Poncet, France, acquired prior to 1960. Tetradrachm with the portrait of Alexander, Greece, circa 297 BC. Silver. Ø 3.3 cm. Weight: 17.15 g. © ArtAncient at BRAFA 2019, Stand 73b.  Provenance: collection of Orme Lewis, purchased from Bank Leu, 23 June 1987. Exhibition: Phoenix Ancient... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2017

A Greek pale green glass skyphos, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd-mid 1st Century B.C.

Lot 183. A Greek pale green glass skyphos, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd-mid 1st Century B.C. Estimate £7,000 - 10 000 (€8,000 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The thick cast glass forming a deep, rounded bowl, standing on a ring foot, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim, 16.5cm diam. inc. handles Provenance: D. S. collection, London, since 1970s. Note: For a similar example see N. Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

'Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth, Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C. Marble. H. 22 7/8 in.(58 cm). Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (AvP VII 283). Image: © SMB / Antikensammlung NEW YORK, NY.- The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander’s retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C.

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C. Estimation: USD 40,000 - 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Solid-cast, with a broad hoop, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, expanding at the shoulders to the flat oval bezel, engraved with a profile portrait of a man facing left, his hair a mass of short wavy locks radiating from the crown of the head, with a fringe arching across his forehead, with large lidded eyes, a prominent aquiline nose, and a small pointed chin, his... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2015

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

Belfer Collection. Marble head of a youth, after a Polycletus Greek original of the 5th century BCE., Roman period, 1st century CE. Photo: ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner.  JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities in the world, the Belfer Collection features hundreds of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2013

Gold Hellenistic period

Golden bracelet, in a form of a snake. Decorated with inlayed sardian stones. Probably from Thessaly. Ca. 200 B.C. NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS © NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, 2008-2012 Golden belt decorated with rosettes and inlayed semi-precious stones. Ca. 200 B.C. NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS © NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, 2008-2012 Golden head-dress with relief protome of Artemis. From Thessaly. 3rd c. B.C. NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS © NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, 2008-2012 ... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2013

Boxer at Rest-masterpiece of ancient bronze sculpture-on special loan to Metropolitan Museum

Boxer at Rest, Greek, Hellenistic period, late 4th–2nd century B.C. Bronze with copper inlays, H. 128 cm (50 3/8 in.). Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome, inv. 1055. Lent by the Republic of Italy. Image courtesy Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma – Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. NEW YORK, NY.- The celebrated over-life-size bronze statue Boxer at Rest—an exceptionally realistic ancient Greek sculpture created between the late fourth and the second century B.C., on... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2013

A Greek Pale Green Glass Skyphos Hellenistic Period, Circa Late 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C. 

A Greek Pale Green Glass Skyphos Hellenistic Period, Circa Late 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The hemispherical body on tall ring foot, with lathe-cut concentric band on the underside, a single groove on the interior below the rim, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high - Price Realized: £9,375 Provenance: American private collection, 1960s. Notes: For a similar example cf. N.... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2012

"Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" @ the San Antonio Museum of Art

Statuette of Aphrodite emerging from the sea, Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century BC – 1st century AD. Marble, H. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm), w. 11 7/16 in. (29 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Frank B. Bemis Fund, 1986.20 SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The first female nude. The first kiss. Beauty, marriage, children, myth—Aphrodite played a leading role in all of it. Her story and image have been a vibrant part of Western art for more than 2,500 years. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love is the first exhibition to consider how visual... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2012

A Greek gold bracelet. Hellenistic period, circa 4th-3rd century B.C.

A Greek gold bracelet. Hellenistic period, circa 4th-3rd century B.C.
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