02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lynx protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lynx protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 23.5 x 12.4 x 30.4 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.131 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution Drinking vessels with a tall horn joined to the protome (forepart) of a lynx, panther, or lion, are sometimes depicted in Hellenistic and Roman art. They are usually identified as objects used in celebrating the cult of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and ecstatic experience, which spread over a... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2016

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran

Spouted vessel with lion protome, Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE, Iran. Silver and gilt, 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm. Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.130 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution
09 novembre 2015

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Japan, Summer kimono, Yukata, detail, Meiji period (1868–1912), Japan; cotton, natural indigo; painted resist dyeing (tsutsugaki yuzen). Purchased with funds donated by the Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall, 2013 (2013.696). MELBOURNE.- Blue: Alchemy of a Colour explores the meaning and history of the colour blue through highly detailed textiles, ceramics, and exquisite works on paper from the 7th century to the present in a new exhibition at NGV International. One of the most highly prized and... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2015

Deux bols, Iran, Kashan, art seljoukide, XIIIème siècle

Deux bols, Iran, Kashan, art seljoukide, XIIIème siècle. Estimation 2,000 — 3,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's de forme circulaire reposant sur un petit piédouche, en céramique siliceuse, peint en bleu de cobalt, le premier à décor ajouré, des inscriptions sur le pourtour, le second incisé de motifs végétaux. Quantité: 2 - diam. 19 et 20 cm ; 7 1/2  and 8 in Provenance: Sotheby's Londres, 10 octobre 1989, lot 510 ; 25 avril 1990, lot 56 TWO KASHAN COBALT BLUE GLAZED POTTERY BOWLS, SELJUK PERSIA, 13TH... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2015

Verseuse zoomorphe, Iran, Kashan, XIIème-XIIIème siècle

Verseuse zoomorphe, Iran, Kashan, XIIème-XIIIème siècle. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's sommée d'une tête de taureau, la panse globulaire reposant sur un petit piédouche, un bec verseur en cupule, en céramique siliceuse à décor moulé sous une glaçure bleu de cobalt, réparations avec repeints - 23 cm ; 9 in. A KASHAN COBALT BLUE GLAZED ZOOMORPHIC POTTERY EWER, PERSIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY Bibliographie: F. Lehnhoff, Keramik der Islamischen Welt (Ceramics from the Islamic World), exh.... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2015

Panneau coranique, Iran, Kashan, art ilkhanide, XIIIème siècle

Panneau coranique, Iran, Kashan, art ilkhanide, XIIIème siècle. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's Sourate al-Fath (XLVIII), verset 25 de forme quadrangulaire, en céramique à décor moulé, lustré, rehaussé de bleu de cobalt, inscrit en thuluthsur fond d'entrelacs, bordure supérieure ornée de motifs floraux - 35 x 34 cm ; 13 3/4 x 13 3/8  in. A KASHAN TILE PANEL WITH A QURANIC INSCRIPTION, ILKHANID PERSIA, 13TH CENTURY Provenance: Sotheby's Londres, 10 octobre 1989, lot 481 ... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2015

One of the finest 16th-century illustrated Persian manuscripts in the US featured in exhibition

Piran visits Siyavush and Farigis (detail), from the Princeton Shahnama, 1589-90. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Division, Princeton University Library. PRINCETON, NJ.- Over 1,000 years ago, the Persian poet Abu'l-Qasim Firdausi (935-1020) narrated the history of Iran and its peoples – spanning 50 monarchs from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. – through gripping tales of ancient triumphs, larger-than-life heroes and grand adventures. Called the Shahnama, or Book of Kings, the epic has been... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2015

Dallas Museum of Art presents 50 masterworks from rarely exhibited Keir Collection

DALLAS, TX.- This fall, the Dallas Museum of Art has mounted Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, the first North American exhibition from one of the world’s most significant and rarely exhibited private collections of Islamic art. This unprecedented exhibition showcases more than 50 of the most historically important masterworks from the Keir Collection, which is arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan to the DMA.  Assembled over the course of five decades by the noted... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2015

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum

Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection at Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO—More than just practical clothing and furnishings, silk velvets symbolized sophisticated taste and cultural power in courtly Islamic society, especially during the 16th–18th centuries. Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection offers a glimpse of the splendor and diversity of these velvets. On view from March 13 through Nov. 1 in Tateuchi Gallery, this intimate exhibition... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2015

Exceptionally Rare Cat's Eye Demantoid Garnet, Kerman Province, Iran

Exceptionally Rare Cat's Eye Demantoid Garnet, Kerman Province, Iran. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€26,000 - 35,000). Photo Bonhams.  Demantoid garnet is one of the most valuable members of the garnet family--chatoyant demantoids are almost never seen. The few examples which have reached the market originated from the central Ural Mountains in Russia. However in 2001 a new source of demantoid garnet was found in Kerman Province, between the villages of Bagha Borch and Soghan) in the south-east of Iran. Less... [Lire la suite]
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