06 septembre 2018

A marble figure of a standing Bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty (557-618)

Lot 15. A marble figure of a standing Bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty  (557-618). Height 33 3/4  in., 88 cm. Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the deity carved standing, grasping a bottle held in the lowered proper left hand, richly adorned with an intricately detailed diadem of twisted, beaded, and jeweled strands encircling the lobed double-chignon piled high on the top of the head, the peaceful face with broadly arched brows... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2018

Getty Museum announces acquisition of second-century Roman portrait bust

Portrait Bust of a Man, AD 140-160. Roman. Marble. Height: 30 in. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum announces the acquisition of a second-century AD Roman marble portrait bust of a man. The life-sized sculpture portrays a middle-aged man of high status who has a powerful and vivid appearance. His short beard and moustache are akin to those of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), but the curly hair, prominent facial features, and intense gaze are more characteristic of the expressive style of the reign of Antoninus Pius... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2017

New exhibition at San Antonio Museum of Art combines science and art

Head of Antinous as Dionysos, Roman, A.D. 130-138, Marble, h. 15 in. (38.1 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, gift of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Photography by Peggy Tenison. SAN ANTONIO, TX.- On September 1, the San Antonio Museum of Art will present Antinous, the Emperor’s Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait, the first exhibition of its kind for the Museum, as it focuses on the close examination of a single work in the collection. This exhibition shares both scientific, behind-the-scenes research and the story of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2017

A Roman marble male portrait bust, Reign of Caracalla, circa 211-217 A.D.

Lot 146. A Roman marble male portrait bust, Reign of Caracalla, circa 211-217 A.D. Estimate £50,000 - 80,000 (€57,000 - 91,000). Photo: Bonhams Depicted life-sized, the head turned slightly to the right, the face framed with short curly hair and beard with a neat bushy moustache, the eyebrows engraved above upward-gazing articulated eyes, 36cm high Provenance: Dr William Redel (1917-2012) collection, USA, acquired prior to 1967; and thence by descent to the present owner. Note: The strong... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

The Guennol Stargazer to be offered at Christie's Exceptional Sale

The Guennol Stargazer. An Anatolian marble female idol of Kiliya type, Chalcolithic period, circa 3000-2200 B.C. Estimate on request © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces that The Guennol Stargazer, one of the finest and largest preserved Anatolian marble female idols of Kiliya type, is the top lot of the Exceptional Sale on April 28 (estimate on request). The Guennol Stargazer is from the Chalcolithic Period, circa 3000-2200 B.C., and it is considered to be one of the most... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2017

Galerie Chenel. Stand 80c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Colossal profile of a god. Marble, Roman, 1st century BC - 1st century AD. H 35 cm. Courtesy Galerie Chenel. Provenance: former French private collection of Nicolas Feuillate (1926-2014).  Mummy mask. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. Egyptian, Ptolemaic period, circa 332-30 BC. H 46 x W 26 cm. Courtesy Galerie Chenel. Provenance: Galerie des Saints-Pères, Paris; Belgian private collection, acquired from the above in April 26th, 1980.  Torso of... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2017

Strigilated urn, Marble, Western Europe, Roman Empire, 2nd half of the 1st century

Strigilated urn, Marble, Western Europe, Roman Empire, 2nd half of the 1st century, 32 x 31 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017 Provenance: Private collection Dr. Bres, Villa Fontvieille in Grasse (Southern France), prior to 1953;By descent to the present owner. 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]
10 juin 2016

A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C.

Lot 56. A Marble Head of a Woman, Queen, or Goddess, Egypt, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. from a monumental figure, turned to her right, with long neck, idealized oval face with bow-shaped lips, and slightly upturned nose merging into finely arched brows, her wavy hair parted in the center and surmounted by a diadem, the back carved flat, with two dowel holes, and a channel for a marble clamp at neck-level; no... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

A finely carved double-Bodhisattva marble stele, Sui dynasty (581-618) , dated 608

Lot 2911. A finely carved double-Bodhisattva marble stele, Sui dynasty (581-618) , dated 608. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD (39,524 - 50,817 EUR). Lot sold 437,500 HKD (49,406 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2016. depicting two Bodhisattvas portrayed mirror-image, each standing on a lotus base holding a ritual implement in a pendent hand and clutching a lotus bud or representation of a Buddhist jewel in the other, dressed in a tall foliate crown and robes... [Lire la suite]