22 avril 2017
Head of Drusus Minor (13 B.C. - A.D. 23), probably after A.D. 23 and likely before A.D. 37. Roman, 1st century. Marble; overall: h. 35 cm (13 3/4 in). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2012.29. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Republic of Italy (Ministry) today announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of an early 1st century A.D. marble portrait head of Drusus Minor (Drusus Julius Caesar, 13... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2017
Lot 57. A marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Estimate of €300,000– 400,000 / $330,000 – 440,000. Photo Artcurial. PARIS.- On 16th May 2017, Artcurial will hold its first sale of the year dedicated to Furniture and Works of Art. Comprising more than 300 jewellery, furniture, sculpture and tapestry lots, the sale will create an overview of 14th to 19th century Decorative Arts, alongside an exceptional antiquity: a marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Sculpted during the... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017
Faliscan olla with incised decoration, Circa 600 BC. Pottery. Height 38 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Dr W. Rosenbaum-Kroeber (1894-1984), Ascona, Switzerland; acquired prior to 1970; private collection, Brensbach, Germany; thence by descent. Painted jar with four lug handles, Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, circa 3500-3200 BC. Pottery. Height 20 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Giancarlo Ligabue (1931-2015), Venice, Italy. A ripple flake... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2017
Disk Brooch with Cameo, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo), ca. 600 (mount); 100–300 (cameo). Sheet gold, onyx, glass, and wire. Overall: 2 7/16 x 1/4 in. (6.2 x 0.7 cm). Purchase, 1895, 95.15.101. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Langobards often embellished their jewelry with stones carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems, valued for their antiquity, linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious peoples who preceded them on the Italian peninsula. The filigree decoration... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2017
Late Antique Gemstone Ring, Roman, 4th century. Gold and garnets. Hoop outer diam. 27.8 mm; hoop inner diam. 17.8 mm.; weight 5.04 gr. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.38 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
29 janvier 2017
Three Winged Putti Forging Arrow Heads, Roman (cameo); modern (setting), 1st century (cameo); modern (setting). Gold and onyx. Weight: 3.2 g.; circumference: 58 mm.; size: US 8.5, UK Q ½. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.31 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
29 janvier 2017
Late Roman Ring, Roman, late 4th–5th century. Made in probably Britian. Gold, set with yellow, green, and red glass, two sapphires, and a garnet. Bezel 28 x 23 x 4 mm.; circumference 58 mm.; weight 10.1gr. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.3 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
29 janvier 2017
Octahedral Diamond Ring, Roman, second half 3rd–early 4th century. Gold, diamond. Height including diamond 30.73 mm.; hoop outer diam. 25 mm.; bezel 6.32 x 8.55 mm.; weight 9.2 grams; US size 5.75; UK size L. Griffin Collection, L.2015.73.4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Diamonds were highly prized in the Roman world. They were used in their raw state, as octahedral gems, because techniques for cutting them had not yet been invented. The only source of diamonds was India, and only small numbers reached the... [Lire la suite]
22 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
Panther Trapezophoros, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD. Marble. Height 53 cm. Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. In ancient Rome owning furniture was a mark of distinction. The majority of the population would have lived with only the most basic items, predominantly fashioned from wood. For the aristocracy however furnishings were handcrafted from the most durable materials such as marble and finished with fine decorative details. Their furnishings achieved a level of sophistication and... [Lire la suite]