25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2016

A mammoth skull, late Pleistocene, Quaternary period (2.6 million years old), Siberia

Lot 2851. A mammoth skull, mammuthus primigenius (woolly mammoth), late Pleistocene, Quaternary period (2.6 million years old), Siberia. Estimate HKD 650,000 — 750,000 (73,403 - 84,695 EUR). Lot Sold 2,480,000 HKD (280,059 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the monumental skull of an individual Mammuthus primigenius exceptionally preserved, the skull with a piercing elongated cavity above a pair of long tusks powerfully extending out towards the sides with... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2013

Exceptional Carved Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tusk, Mammuthus primigenius, Pleistocene, Alaska

Exceptional Carved Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tusk, Mammuthus primigenius, Pleistocene, Alaska. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Length along curve 6 feet 9 inches. Circumference 16 inches. Sold for US$ 59,375 (€42,981) The much-coveted, rarely seen blue-green coloration exhibited in this woolly mammoth tusk was produced by its burial in the permafrost in which it lay entombed since the last Ice Age. Also boasting a graceful double curve, the finely polished specimen displays rich brown, tan and deep blue-green hues plentifully interspersed... [Lire la suite]
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