10 janvier 2019

Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d

Agricultural implements for Shabtis, Egypt, 19th Dynasty, Reign of Sethi I, 1290-1279 BC. Faience, two water pots carried on a yoke, a seed basket, hoes. © Galerie Cybele at BRAFA 2019, Stand 19d. Provenance: given by Belzoni to Lord Belmore one year after the discovery of the tomb of Sethy I, 1817, Charles Bouché Collection; Sotheby's London, 4 December 1972, lot n° 105 Literature: H. Loffet, ‘Collection Emmacha, antiquités Egyptiennes, Tome 1: Les shabtys et ouchebtys’, Paris, 2013, pp. 229-131, n° 73- ... [Lire la suite]

29 décembre 2018

Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b

Fragment of a Seated Pharaoh,Unknown, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, XIIth Dynasty, circa 1900 BC. Granodiorite , 35 x 19 x 35 cm. © Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b.  Provenance: ancient private collection, France, acquired in the 1970s. Norio Imai (Osaka,1946), Work-Circle, 1965. Acrylic, cotton cloth and metal, 178.5 x 130 x 20 cm. © Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA 2019, Stand 75b.  Provenance: the artist. Exhibitions: Kyoto Independent, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Arts,... [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]
17 janvier 2017

Votive Hippopotamus, Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, Dynasties XI - XIII, 2081 - 1700 BC

Votive Hippopotamus, Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, Dynasties XI - XIII, 2081 - 1700 BC. Terracotta and pigments. Length 13.5 cm; height 8.4 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The hippopotamus (hipopotamus amphibius) was an integral member of the Nile landscape. The hippo is a big heavy animal with short cylindrical legs, and an even-toed ungulate. It lives in waterways, both during the day and the night, but in the evening it also moves in great herds over the land to... [Lire la suite]
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]
18 novembre 2010

"Haremhab, The General Who Became King" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Haremhab as a Scribe, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun or Aya, ca. 1328–1316 B.C. Granodiorite, Probably from Memphis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. V. Everit Macy, 1923 (23.10.1) Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NEW YORK, NY.- One of the most fascinating pharaohs of ancient Egypt, Haremhab (reigned ca. 1316–1302 B. C.) was a strong leader in a time of political and religious transition. As commander-in-chief of Tutankhamun's army, he oversaw important military campaigns at... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2008

An Egyptian mottled grey stone female figure. Middle Kingdom - Second Intermediate Period, 12th-14th Dynasties, 1991-1650 B.C.

An Egyptian mottled grey stone female figure. Middle Kingdom - Second Intermediate Period, 12th-14th Dynasties, 1991-1650 B.C. The serene features framed by a Hathor wig, centrally parted at the back, the two side locks bound with horizontal bands of ribbon and curled over each breast, the details of the wig incised, the face carved with outlined almond-shaped eyes, plump cheeks and full lips, wearing a tightly fitting sheath robe with arms held to the sides of the body, supported by a plain back pillar, 4¾in (12cm), the... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2008

An Egyptian limestone relief fragment. Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.

An Egyptian limestone relief fragment. Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C. Carved in low relief with three standing profile male figures wearing plain kilts and short wigs, processing to the right, each carrying offerings, the figure to the left holding a papyrus stem in his right hand, with a platter of offerings including meat and loaves in his left, the central figure carrying a piriform pottery vessel in his right hand, with a large sack/net in his left, 16¾in (42.5cm) wide, mounted. Sold for £7,200 (Copyright ©... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2008

An egyptian copper alloy striding hippopotamus Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, circa 1985-1773 B.C

An egyptian copper alloy striding hippopotamus. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, circa 1985-1773 B.C. Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 The rounded animal with protruding eyes and flaring nostrils, an incised line indicating the mouth, with small rounded ears and short tail, the underside of the feet with tangs for attachment, mounted - 3¾ in. (8.5 cm.) long - Estimate  £150,000 - £200,000 ($258,750 - $345,000) Provenance: Collection of Madame Marion Schuster, Lausanne, and thence by descent to Madame Antoinette Schuster: sold... [Lire la suite]