23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CYBELE, Stand 17d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Egyptian Kohl vessel in the shape of the god Bes, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC. Faience, turquoise-green glaze H 6.2 cm. © Galerie Cybele Provenance: private collection, Paris, 1960. Torso of a youth, Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Hellenistic period, 3rd century BC. Reddish clay. H 11.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Lucien Mellerio collection, Paris, 1879-1943. Amphoriskos, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1500 BC. Blue faience. H 10.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Madeleine Meunier collection (1921-2009), Paris, France, acquired... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

THEATRUM MUNDI, Stand 120b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Stele of Ramses II, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, XIX Dynasty, 1279-1213 BC. Bas-relief in calcareous stone with the engraved name of the Pharaoh Ramses II, 74 x 36 x 5 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom, acquired at Pars Antique, London, 1970. James Gawley know as Jimmy Claws (USA, 1960s), Wolverine's original claws, 2006. Worn by Hugh Jackman in his role as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner, 25.5 x 20 x 45 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2019

The Sphinx takes center stage at Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA.- A 25,000-pound monument returned to the limelight, as the centerpiece of the new Sphinx Gallery at the Penn Museum.The colossal red granite Sphinx of Ramses II—history’s most well-known pharaoh who reigned in ancient Egypt for nearly 67 years and fathered more than 100 children—dates back to between 1293 and 1185 BCE. Excavated by the famous archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and his team, it is the largest sphinx in the Western hemisphere and has served as one of the City of... [Lire la suite]
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]
01 juillet 2018

An Egyptian Glass and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace, New Kingdom, 1540-1075 B.C.

Lot 76. An Egyptian Glass and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace, New Kingdom, 1540-1075 B.C. Largest pendants 1.1 cm. length as strung together 42.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. composed of numerous deep blue glass and five jasper-red glass cornflower seed pendants, interspersed with globular carnelian beads. Provenance: Goddard and Josephine DuBois, acquired in Egypt circa 1901-1907Dr. Goddard DuBois, San Diego (Sotheby's, New York, December 8th, 2015, lot 44, illus.)acquired from the... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2018

Axel Vervoordt at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 73b

Unknown pharaonic bust, possibly of Hatshepsut, Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1479 - 1458 BC. Aswan pink granite. H 27 x W 36,5 cm. © Axel Vervoord Provenance: private collection, Switzerland; acquired on the Paris art market, 1960s Exhibition: Middle Gate Geel '13, curated by Jan Hoet, September 28th - December 22d, 2013. Unknown, Tragic theatre mask of a young woman, Western Europe, Roman Empire, early 1st century AD. Marble with calcification. H 31 cm. © Axel... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC. Painted limestone. Height 12.5 cm (4.9 in.) © Ariadne Galleries Provenance: Private collection, USA, acquired 1970s-1980s; on loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October 1986-June 1989 (inv. no TL1986.502); sold, Sotheby’s, New York, 12 December 1991, lot 35; private collection, Europe, 1991-2017 Exhibition: On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2017

“Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery

Bowl, Hellenistic or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, late 2nd century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Cast mosaic glass, 3 1/16 × 5 9/16 in. (7.8 × 14.1 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1955.6.20. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- The Yale University Art Gallery announces the opening of “Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery. The museum is home to one of the most... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

An Egyptian granite head of Sekhmet, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, c. 1388–1351 BC

Lot 6. An Egyptian granite head of Sekhmet, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, c. 1388–1351 BC. 10½ in (26.5 cm) high. 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 127,300 - USD 190,950). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Egypt in 1938-39.Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auktion 49, 27 June 1974, lot 31. Elsa Bloch-Diener collection, Bern, acquired from the above. Published: Archäologisches Institut der... [Lire la suite]