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

Panther Trapezophoros, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD

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]
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17 janvier 2017

Feminine bust, Roman, 2nd Century AD

Feminine bust, Roman, 2nd Century AD. Marble. Height 39 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A front-facing bust of a Roman woman. Given the gravitas of the piece and the fact that the back has not been sculpted, it is most probably a funerary bust to be placed in a tomb or on a grave stone. One could imagine that there would have been an inscription referring to the name of the deceased. The artistic style follows the classical canons but has received oriental influences, and... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Satyr playing a flute, Roman, 1st-2nd Century AD

Satyr playing a flute, Roman, 1st-2nd Century AD. Marble. Height 53 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. The torso and the thighs of the piece are those of a naked, almost childlike, young man. The only covering he is wearing is a goatskin tied over the right shoulder using the animal’s two back legs. One hoof falls down over the chest and the other down the back. The rest of the skin, serving as a cape, half covers the left shoulder and falls down the left arm, partially... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Fibula in the form of an eagle, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD

Fibula in the form of an eagle, Roman, 1st - 2nd Century AD. Gold. Length 5 cm. J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A beautiful gold fibula made up of the body of the brooch and decorated at the head with an eagle. The body is a simple horizontal pin. The piercing pin was on the underside of the curved end of the brooch, but this element is now missing. The union of the body with the head of the brooch is attached to a spring hinge on the back of the eagle, and this facilitates... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Hercules holding apples of Hesperides, Roman, 2nd – 3rd century AD

Hercules holding apples of Hesperides, Roman, 2nd – 3rd century AD. Bronze. Height 25.2 cm. J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Herakles is the most famous hero in Greek mythology and perhaps also in all classical antiquity. His name comes from the goddess Hera and the Greek word “kleos” (glory), meaning “the glory of Hera”. He was considered to be the son of Zeus and Alceme, a mortal queen, foster son of Amphitryon and great-grandson of Perseus on his mother’s side. At birth he was... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2017

Draped female figure, Roman, 2nd century A.D

  Draped female figure, Roman, 2nd century A.D. Basalt, Height: 140 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  Provenance: Ayad Khabbazeh collection, Lebanon, since 1980.  Exhibition: Academia: Qui es-tu?, Paris, Chapelle de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 10.09/23.11.2008. Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
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20 décembre 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum acquires rare first century carved gem

 Intaglio with a standing youth conversing with a seated maiden, Roman, 1st century B.C. Sold for 398,750 GBP to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Photo: Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum recently acquired at auction a rare first-century carved gem depicting a seated nude woman and standing nude man, likely the goddess Aphrodite and her lover, Adonis.  The gem—made of sard, a reddish-brown translucent quartz—is exquisitely engraved. The identity of the artist is uncertain, although the... [Lire la suite]
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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]
19 octobre 2016

A late Roman gold armlet, circa late 3rd-early 4th century A.D.

Lot 124. A late Roman gold armlet, circa late 3rd-early 4th century A.D. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diameter  Provenance: with Ars Antiqua, Lucerne (Auktion II, Antike Kunstwerke, 14 May 1960, lot 173).Jan Mitchell, New York, acquired between 1960-1966.The Estate of Jan Mitchell; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 7 June 2012, lot 26. Literature: C. Belting-Ihm, "Spätrömisches Buckelarmringe mit Relief-dekor," Jarhbuch des... [Lire la suite]
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