19 septembre 2012

"Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" @ the San Antonio Museum of Art

Statuette of Aphrodite emerging from the sea, Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, 1st century BC – 1st century AD. Marble, H. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm), w. 11 7/16 in. (29 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Frank B. Bemis Fund, 1986.20 SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The first female nude. The first kiss. Beauty, marriage, children, myth—Aphrodite played a leading role in all of it. Her story and image have been a vibrant part of Western art for more than 2,500 years. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love is the first exhibition to consider how visual... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2012

Ring with intaglio portrait of Emperor Tiberius, 14–37 a.d.; Early Imperial. Roman.

Ring with intaglio portrait of Emperor Tiberius, 14–37 a.d.; Early Imperial. Roman. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994 (1994.230.7) © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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12 juin 2010

Sotheby’s Sale of Antiquities Totals $17.5 Million

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, Roman Imperial, Julio-Claudian, 1st half of the 1st Century A.D. photo Sotheby’s 11 June 2010, New York, NY – In a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s this afternoon, a Marble Torso of an Emperor (probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius), Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D., surpassed all expectations, selling for a remarkable $7,362,500, more than six times the high estimate of $1.2 million*. At least seven bidders in the room and on numerous telephones pursued the stunning... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rediscovered Antiquity from The Collection of Lorenzo de' Medici

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius, Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D. Est. $800,000/1.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On 11 June 2010 Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale a rediscovered antiquity from the collection of one of the greatest arts patrons of all time – Lorenzo de’ Medici. Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent, Roman Imperial, circa 1st century A.D., is the only ancient sculpture confirmed to have been in ‘il Magnifico’s’ collection and it is... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2009

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D.

A Bi-colored Marble Head of Dionysos, Roman Imperial, circa late 1st Century A.D. based on a Greek original of the late 4th Century B.C., the face carved out of a pale amber-colored vein within the white matrix, turned slightly to his right, his face with long beard of voluted curls, parted lips, and eyes drilled in the inner corners, his long hair radiating from the crown, parted in the center, brushed back over the ears, gathered in a chignon at the back, bound in a broad diadem, and surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves;... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2009

A Marble Torso of a God or Hero, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Marble Torso of a God or Hero, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D. standing with the weight on his left leg, and wearing a himation falling from his left shoulder and draped over his left forearm, the ends of his fillet falling over the shoulders, the surface retaining its ancient polish. height 18 in. 45.7 cm. Est. 50,000—80,000 USD. Lot Sold 290,500 USD PROVENANCE: Dorotheum, Vienna, between 1989 and 1994 (Dorotheum receipt number on back: 142-44649-1) private collection, Vienna, until 2008 Sotheby's. Old Master... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2009

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations standing with his weight on the right leg, the base, head, and other extremities restored. height 81 1/2 in. 207 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD PROVENANCE: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, 1656-1733, Wilton House, WiltshireHenry, 9th Earl of Pembroke, 1693-1749Henry, 10th Earl of Pembroke, 1734-1794George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke, 1759-1827Robert Henry, 12th Earl of... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

"Transformed Gods": Classical Sculptures from the Museo del Prado @ Skulpturensammlung, Dresden

Diadumenos, 140-150 n. Chr.; Marmor. H. 202 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Inv. Nr. E-88. Foto:Klut/Estel © Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden DESDEN.- Two of the oldest collections of antiquities outside Italy are being brought together in a spectacular exhibition: classical sculptures from the Museo Nacional del Prado go on display alongside works from Dresden’s Skulpturensammlung. Both collections have their roots in Rome, are similar in the diversity of their holdings and incorporate major works... [Lire la suite]


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