12 janvier 2019

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

LEIDEN.- The mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods comes to life in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The large exhibition ‘Gods of Egypt’ is entirely devoted to the ancient Egyptian pantheon and brings together more than 500 imposing sculptures of gods and goddesses, magical papyri, gold jewels and richly painted mummy cases, from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museo Egizio of Turin, and the... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2018

Egyptian Jewelry from 'The Body Transformed' At The Met Fifth Avenue

Broad Collar, Egypt, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Faience. Diam. 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in); Terminals: L. 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); W. 2.5 cm (1 in.); Th. 0.6 cm (1/4 in.). Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.5). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This necklace of faience beads, called a broad collar, is a durable version of the elaborate perishable floral collars worn by banquet guests (see 09.184.216). The beads in this example imitate a row of cornflowers (center), three rows of dates... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2018

AXEL VERVOORDT, Stand C2 at Masterpiece London 2018

Large vase Layered alabaster Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, XXIst - XXVth Dynasty, ca. 1070 - 656 B.C. H: 28 cm. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt Provenance: Private collection, France, since 1970s.   El Anatsui, Flame of/in the Forest, 2012 Aluminium, copper wire 327 x 226 cm. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt   Sarcophagus Fragment of a Head. Grey limestone, Egypt, Late Period, XXVIth - XXXIst Dynasty, 664 -332 B.C. 34 x 32 x 13 cm. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt. Provenance: Private collection,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Galerie CYBELE at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Group of Neith and her son Horus, Egypt, Late Period, circa 664-332 BC. Bronze with gold ??. Height 19 cm. Galerie CYBELE (Stand 435). © TEFAF 2018 The rectangular base says inscribed 'May Neith grant life, all prosperity, a long lifetime, a good old age for the revered one Tay-Neith daughter of Psamtek.' For a similar group of Neith and two child deities dedicated to Ouahibreseneb see the Louvre, cf. inv. no. E 7996, now exhibited. Provenance: Private collection Mrs. H. S. collection, Switzerland, acquired... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 17d

Fragment of a dionysiac sarcophagus, Roman art, 2nd century AC. Marble. H 37 cm. © Galerie Cybele This piece represents the happy return of Dionysius from India, a place he conquered to prove himself to the other gods of the Olympus.From left to right: a young satyr with a lagobolon (hunter’s stick) and Pan looking at another satyr. Verso, the head of an elephant and a Bacchante. Below, the legs of an animal in full gallop Provenance: The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, where it was kept in a shed in... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2017

An Egyptian granite head of a priest, Late Period, late 26th Dynasty, circa 610-525 B.C.

Lot 58. An Egyptian granite head of a priest, Late Period, late 26th Dynasty, circa 610-525 B.C. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€68,000 - 91,000). Photo: Bonhams His head characteristically shaven, with elongated eyes beneath gently curving brows, the upper lids indicated, the slightly smiling mouth with soft, rounded lips, the philtrum defined above, the curvature of the top of the head and temples, and the fleshy underside of the chin, naturalistically and subtly carved, 16cm high Provenance: with Nicolas... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Canopic jar representing Hapy, Egypt, Late Period, XXVIth - XXXIst Dynasty, 664 - 332 B.C.

Canopic jar representing Hapy, Egypt, Late Period, XXVIth - XXXIst Dynasty, 664 - 332 B.C. Banded alabaster. Banded alabaster. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
17 janvier 2017

Seated Dignitary, Egypt, Late Period, XXVIth Dynasty, 664 - 525 B.C.

Seated Dignitary, Egypt, Late Period, XXVIth Dynasty, 664 - 525 B.C. Basalt, 18 x 13 x 11 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017 Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
01 décembre 2016

4,000-year-old Egyptian model boat sails away as top selling lot at Bonhams Antiquities Sale

Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for £161,000 (€188,856). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A large wooden model boat from the Egyptian Middle Period 2123-1797 B.C, sold for £161,000 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London today. The boat had been estimated at £30,000-50,000.  In total the sale made more than £1,310,000.  Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for... [Lire la suite]