16 avril 2017

Charles Ede at TEFAF New York Spring 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]

23 janvier 2017

Phoenix Ancient Art. Stand 8v. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Conical Parade helmet, Urartian, 9th-8th century BC. Bronze. H 30 cm. Courtesy Phoenix Ancient Art Relief decoration in repoussé of giant serpents with animal heads inclining downwards as if to protect the royal figures facing each other in the central heraldic composition, incised on each side of the winged sun disk of Shamash next to the Tree of Life. Around the band are smaller devotional figures. The iconography reflects Assyrian art, and the cultural exchanges of the time. Almost entirely... [Lire la suite]
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

Egyptian bronze of God Ptah, Third Intermediate Period – Saite Period, 1085 – 525 BC

  Egyptian bronze of God Ptah, Third Intermediate Period – Saite Period, 1085 – 525 BC. 22 cm H. J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: From private collection of a family from Cumbria, England. Spink & Son LTD, 1950 – 1960.  J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art - Classical and Egyptian Antiquities. Consell de Cent 278, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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]
06 octobre 2016

Christie's to offer restituted Egyptian mummy portraits

 Lot 45 An Egyptian encaustic on wood mummy portrait of a woman, Hadrianic Period, circa 2nd century A.D., 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm.) long. Estimate: $150,000-250,000 & Lot 46. An Egyptian encaustic on wood mummy portrait of a bearded man, Hadrianic Period, circa 2nd century A.D., 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long. Estimate: $100,000-150,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- On October 25, Christie’s sale of Antiquities presents two important Egyptian portraits on... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2016

Spectacular 'Lady Jane Franklin' Egyptian mummy mask sold at Bonhams

Lot 230. A large Egyptian wood mummy mask, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, circa 1550-1295 B.C. Sold for £116,500 (€136,668). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning Egyptian wood mummy mask dated 1550-1295 B.C which was once in the collection of the renowned Victorian traveller, Jane, Lady Franklin sold for £116,500 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London on 7 July. It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000. In total, the sale made £1,101,825. Lady Franklin (1791-1875) is best known for her exploration of... [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]
27 janvier 2016

Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016

A Ushabti of Neferibresaneith, Egypt, 26th Dynasty, Reign of Amasis, 570-526 BC. Faience. Height 17.8 cm. Galerie Cybele at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 The Tomb of Neferibresaneith was found at Sakkara, south of the funerary complex of Userkaf, in 1929, and was fully excavated in the late 1940s. In all, 336 ushabtis were found, most of them resting on the lid of the stone sarcophagus under the carbonized wood box; a large number of them were dispersed by the Egyptian Service des Antiquités (see... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC. Estimation: USD 10,000 - 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The plain hoop, round in section, joined to the edges of the rectangular bezel, engraved with a cryptographic hieroglyphic motto reading: "Sekhmet is Beautiful; The Apis Bull Lives" - 7⁄8 in. (2.2 cm) wide; ring size 7½PROVENANCE: with J.R. Ogden and Sons, London.Antiquities, Christies, London, 31 May 1979, lot 374.Art Market, London, acquired from the above.Art Market, New York, acquired... [Lire la suite]
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