29 décembre 2018

The 64th edition of BRAFA joined by 133 Belgian and international galleries

BRUSSELS.- In January, the combined art world turn their focus and attention towards Brussels and the annual edition of BRAFA, whose sixty-fourth edition will be held between Saturday, 26 January and Sunday, 3 February 2019 at the Tour & Taxis exhibition site. The 133 participating galleries and art dealers from sixteen countries have selected their most important, rarest and valuable works from their respective art specialities in order to meet the great variety of expectations from a large audience with high levels... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2017

'China and Egypt. Cradles of the World' at Museumsinsel Berlin, Neues Museum

China and Egypt. Weighing the world, exhibition artwork, consisting of: Wine vessel in the form of an owl, © Shanghai Museum, China, statuette of the wacky god Anubis, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiß, Dui Food Vessel, © Shanghai Museum, China, Figure of the servant, © Shanghai Museum, China, heart scarab, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiss BERLIN - For the first time the exhibition at the Neues Museum (New Museum) on the Museumsinsel Berlin (Museum Island Berlin)... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Pharaoh, Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties XXI - XXII, c. 1050 - 700 BC

Pharaoh, Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties XXI - XXII, c. 1050 - 700 BC. Bronze. Height 10.5 cm (12.1 cm with pegs). Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. A noble solid bronze figure of a pharaoh making an offering. He is seen in a common pose in the typological repertory of this sort of statuary. Usually such a figure would be positioned in front of one on a larger scale, a figure of the principal deity of the temple where the pieces were to be placed.The monarch... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2016

Cincinnati Art Museum presents "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt"

Figure of a Cat. From Egypt. Ptolemaic Period–Roman Period, 305 B.C.E.–first century C.E. Wood, gilded gesso, bronze, rock crystal, glass, 259⁄16 x 65⁄16 x 1113⁄16 in. (65 × 16 × 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1945E. CINCINNATI, OH.- Whether you prefer the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Sphinx or Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub – there is something for everyone at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, June 18 – Sept. 11, 2016. Felines played an... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum's remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins on view in new exhibition

Face from coffin, detail. Carved gilded wood, depth, 7.5, cm, length, 16.6, cm, width, 11.9, cm. 1186 B.C. — 1069 B.C., Twentieth Dynasty, Egypt © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- The Fitzwilliam Museum is marking its bicentenary anniversary celebrations with an exhibition on its remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins. Going beyond the images of mummies, animal-headed gods, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt, Death on the Nile will explore the... [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]

28 janvier 2016

Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016

Head of Tyche-Fortuna, Roman, 1st century BC. Marble, Height 17.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Europe, 19th century; Private collection, Switzerland; acquired 1974 Sarcophagus panel, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1070-750 BC. Wood and polychromy, 26.6 x 34.5 cm. Charles Ede Ltd at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Private collection, Westchester County, USA;... [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]
11 janvier 2013

Canopic jars that were discovered at Amenhotep IIs funerary temple in western Luxor

LUXOR.- Canopic jars that were discovered at Amenhotep IIs funerary temple in western Luxor. The jars were found during an excavation by a group of Italian archaeologists after they unearthed a cemetery that includes several graves dating back to the beginning of the Third Intermediate Period (1075 - 664 BC). AFP PHOTO/HO/SCA.
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