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]

29 décembre 2018

Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d

Torso of Buddha, Gupta period, 5th-6th century, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, possibly the Sarnath region. Sandstone. H 75 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.  Provenance: Zen Oriental Art Gallery, Brussels; private collection, March 2000.  Mummy mask, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 305-30 BC. Polychrome and gilt cartonnage. H 44 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner at BRAFA 2019, Stand 97d.   Provenance: private collection, January 1998. Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2018

Galerie Eberwein at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Fev 2018, Stand 24c

Ram's head amulet, Egypt, Nubia, 25th Dynasty, 722-655 BC. Gold and emerald. H 3.2 cm. © Galerie Eberwein A royal amulet representing a ram's head wearing a sun disk with Uraeus, probably made for a necklace worn by one of the Kushite kings. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram's-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord, the ends falling forward over the shoulders Provenance: private collection, Germany, acquired circa 1958 Literature: E.R. Russmann, The Representation of the King in... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Galerie Harmakhis. Stand 32c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Statue of Herieus, prophet of 'Harpocrates, the Great God who resides in Mendes', Egypt, Ptolemaic Period. Nummulitic limestone. H 103 cm. Courtesy Galerie Harmakhis Provenance: Swiss collection, 1980s, then G.W., Germany, 1990s Depuis 1988, la Galerie Harmakhis se spécialise en art de l’antiquité classique et égyptienne. Licencié en Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, licencié en Philologie et Histoire orientales (égyptologie), Jacques Billen est membre de la Chambre Belge des Experts en Œuvres d’Art, de la... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

David Ghezelbash Archéologie. Stand 84c. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Head of a pharaoh wearing the Nemes with ram’s horns, Egypt, Ptolemaic period, circa 330-30 BC. Sculptor's mode.; White limestone. H 10 x W 10 x D 3 cm. Courtesy David Ghezelbash Archéologie Provenance: former private collection of Mr Bernard Daydé (1921-1986), theatre designer and director of the National Lyrical Theatre from 1971 to 1977, Paris, France; given to him in 1950 by King Farouk Funerary statuette of a servant or ‘Shabti’, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, 1295 to 1069... [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]

01 février 2016

Two Temple Place reopens with exhibition of the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular

Wooden face with inlaid eyes, originally part of a coffin, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945 - 715 BC). Possibly from excavations at Abydos. Courtesy Two Temple Place and Baghshaw Museum (Kirklees Council). LONDON.- Two Temple Place reopened to the public with its fifth annual Winter Exhibition, Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt on 30th January 2016. This major new exhibition allows us to experience the ancient Egyptians at their most spectacular and at their most intimate, uncovering a... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2015

Exhibition of more than 400 works illustrates the importance of animals in ancient Egypt

Cat Mummy, organic material, linseed, cardboard, Late Period (664-332 a. de C.)  Ptolemaic Period. © Louvre Museum, Dist. RMN-GP / Christian Décamps. MADRID.- A monkey caresses its young while a donkey plays the harp. In the distance, a lion roars. Animals, real or represented, wild or domesticated, played a vital role in Ancient Egypt and were ubiquitous in everyday life. The ancient Egyptians appropriated animals in order to use their symbolic images in different ways. In this way, animal figures became a multiple... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2015

Artemis Gallery presents cultural antiquities, Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art in July sale

Very fine limestone bust of a goddess, Cyprus, Greece, ca 6th to 5th century BCE. Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000. Photo Artemis Gallery. BOULDER, COLO.- The old saying “They aren’t making any more of it” usually comes up in discussions about real estate, but it also applies to ancient antiquities. Great cultural pieces that have survived the ages are in a class of their own, and as their line of provenance grows longer, such treasures become scarcer and less available to collectors. That’s... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2011

Sotheby's Antiquities sale totals $30.9 million, marble group of Leda and the Swan sells for $19.1 million

The sale was led by A Marble Group of Leda and the Swan, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D which sold for $19,122,500 (est. $2/3 million). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’s winter sale of Antiquities took place this evening bringing a total of $30,918,375, soaring past the $5/7.6 million estimate, with 84% of the lots sold.* The sale was led by A Marble Group of Leda and the Swan, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D which sold for $19,122,500 (est. $2/3 million). The sculpture was sought by four bidders before... [Lire la suite]