24 août 2018

Safani Gallery Inc., Stand 319 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Head of a Goddess, Roman, circa first century AD. Marble. Height 35 cm (13.8 in). Image courtesy Safani Gallery Inc. / Stand 319. Certificate by Thomas Lochmann, from the Antiquities Museum, Basel. Provenance: Paul Sarasin Collection; Mr. Sarasin (1856-1920) was one of the founders of the Museum of Natural History and the National Park, Basel, Switzerland. Etruscan Terracotta Urn and Cover, Etruria, Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Terracotta, 60 x 50 cm (23.5 x 19.5 in). Image courtesy Safani... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum takes a close look at one of its most treasured works

Roman, Severan, Farnese Sarcophagus with Revelers Gathering Grapes: Front, about 225 AD. Marble, 163.2 x 62.23 x 26.67 cm. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (S12e3) © 2018 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- A daring new exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry, takes a close look at one of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most treasured works, the Farnese Sarcophagus, widely considered the most important ancient Roman sarcophagus in America. This immersive installation explores the piece’s... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2018

Getty Museum announces acquisition of second-century Roman portrait bust

Portrait Bust of a Man, AD 140-160. Roman. Marble. Height: 30 in. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum announces the acquisition of a second-century AD Roman marble portrait bust of a man. The life-sized sculpture portrays a middle-aged man of high status who has a powerful and vivid appearance. His short beard and moustache are akin to those of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), but the curly hair, prominent facial features, and intense gaze are more characteristic of the expressive style of the reign of Antoninus Pius... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2018

Mayfair dealers Charles Ede to unveil rare 2nd-3rd century AD Roman ivory relief at TEFAF Maastricht

Carved Ivory Relief, Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD, 9.5 x 15.5cm, from the Giorgio Sangiorgi (1885-1965) Collection. Asking price: €110,000. © Charles Ede  LONDON.- Charles Ede will unveil this rare Roman carved ivory relief dating to the 2nd-3rd century AD as the centrepiece of their TEFAF Maastricht display from March 10-18. “I don’t recall such an ivory piece of this quality and size being on the market for a long while,” says the firm’s managing director Martin Clist. Depicting... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

Galerie CYBELE at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Group of Neith and her son Horus, Egypt, Late Period, circa 664-332 BC. Bronze with gold ??. Height 19 cm. Galerie CYBELE (Stand 435). © TEFAF 2018 The rectangular base says inscribed 'May Neith grant life, all prosperity, a long lifetime, a good old age for the revered one Tay-Neith daughter of Psamtek.' For a similar group of Neith and two child deities dedicated to Ouahibreseneb see the Louvre, cf. inv. no. E 7996, now exhibited. Provenance: Private collection Mrs. H. S. collection, Switzerland, acquired... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2018

Passion & desire from antiquity to the present day at Sotheby's London

French, 18th century, After the Antique, Bust of Antinous, white marble, on a cippolino marble socle and column; bust: 75cm., 29½in.; socle: 18cm., 7 1/8in.; base: 6.5cm., 6½in.; column: 115cm., 45¼in. Estimate £100,000-150,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s LONDON.- Artists throughout history have been drawn to the human form. In the second edition of Sotheby’s Erotic: Passion & Desire sale, Pre-Columbian sculpture will be paired with Picasso works on paper; masters of... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

Artcurial announces highlights from its Archaeology and Middle East Arts sale

Lot 11. A Roman bronze military mask, found in France in 1908, 1st-2nd century, found in France in 1908. Estimate: €150,000 –200,000/ $165,000 – 220,000. © Artcurial.  PARIS.- On 7th November 2017, Artcurial will organize its second auction of the year dedicated to archaeology and to Middle east arts. This sale will be led by a collection of antiques with a prestigious provenance: that of the French writer Henry de Montherlant (1895-1972). Looking back to ancient times, the writer had a close... [Lire la suite]