08 mars 2013

An Egyptian Rock Crystal Bowl. Early Dynastic, Dynasty I, circa 3000-2750 B.C. 

An Egpytian Rock Crystal Bowl. Early Dynastic, Dynasty I, circa 3000-2750 B.C. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 With flaring convex sides and inward-folded rim, on a flat base, the interior with circular countersunk recess; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high - Price Realized: £25,000   Provenance: with Khawam, Paris, 1974.Private collection, UK. Note: Purportedly found in North Saqqara, this is a rare and complete example of a rock crystal vessel from Egypt. A similar vessel is at... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2013

Earring with ram's headEarring with ram's head. Egyptian, gold

Earring with ram's head. Egyptian, gold, 5/8 x 9/16 in., 3/16 in. (1.6 x 1.5 cm, 0.4 cm). Gift of Mrs. Cole Porter. JE.1.C. © 2011 Williams College of Art The god Amun was often portrayed as a ram and both were associated with creativity and virility. Earrings were worn by men and women, both in life and after death, and were made in many different shapes, using a variety of materials. Gold was commonly used, as were inlays of precious stones and glass. The Egyptians were excellent goldsmiths. Gold was... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2012

Galerie Chenel @ BRAFA'12

An Egyptian sandstone relief. New Kingdom, Dynasty 19th, reign of Ramesses II, 1290-1224 BC. Photo Galerie Chenel W 53 cm This piece most probably belonged to a column shaft. It is sculpted in low relief and depicts Ramesses II offering a bolt of cloth to a deity. The Pharaoh, shown facing right, wears a tunic and a short ibes wig fronted by an uraeus that covers his ears. Above him two of Ramesses' five names are inscribed in two cartouches. Significant polychrome remains. Provenance: Khawam Brothers, Paris, 1960's; acquired by... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2011

Sotheby's Antiquities sale totals $30.9 million, marble group of Leda and the Swan sells for $19.1 million

The sale was led by A Marble Group of Leda and the Swan, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D which sold for $19,122,500 (est. $2/3 million). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’s winter sale of Antiquities took place this evening bringing a total of $30,918,375, soaring past the $5/7.6 million estimate, with 84% of the lots sold.* The sale was led by A Marble Group of Leda and the Swan, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D which sold for $19,122,500 (est. $2/3 million). The sculpture was sought by four bidders before... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2011

Two Thousand Year Old Cat Still Looks Cool in Gold Earrings at Bonhams' Sale of Antiquities

This charming hollow cast bronze cat is shown alert, sitting upright with the tail curled to the right side. Estimate: £15,000 to £20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams sale of Antiquities on April 13 includes a beautiful but inscrutable Egyptian cat cast in bronze, with gold earrings, that dates from circa 664-32BC estimated to sell for £15,000 to £20,000. This charming hollow cast bronze cat is shown alert, sitting upright with the tail curled to the right side, the body with stippled surface, wearing a Bes-headed pectoral... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2010

An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Ushabti of Djehuty-mose (Tothmes), Overseer of the Cattle in the Temple of Amun, 19th Dynasty

An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Ushabti of Djehuty-mose (Tothmes), Overseer of the Cattle in the Temple of Amun, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1190 B.C.  photo Sotheby's holding a djed-pillar and Knot of Isis, and wearing a pleated shirt and kilt with overfold, a ba-bird with wings outstretched on the chest, broad beaded collar, short beard, and double wig of echeloned and zig-zag curls bound in a headband, his face with full outlined lips indented at the corners, straight nose, and large eyes with long eyebrows and... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2010

Christie's to Present Important Auctions of Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry in December

A Roman Marble Torso of a God or an Athlete, Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D. Estimate: $300,000 - 500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer two sales of ancient art that will take place on December 9- Antiquities Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky and Ancient Jewelry. The sales will feature over 300 lots that range from Predynastic Egypt through to the Byzantine period, including a highly important Cycladic marble reclining female figure. Highlights comprise an... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2010

An Egyptian wood and bronze goose. Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C.

An Egyptian wood and bronze goose. Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., The walking bird with left leg advanced, the sinuous bronze head and neck cast with a well-defined beak and recessed nostrils, the ovoid eyes with incised outline, the cedar wood body carved with folded wings and upturned tail, the finely detailed webbed feet with pointed claws, the textured scale-like skin finely incised, 11in (28cm) high, mounted on a wood base; Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, € 37,000 - 61,000, USD 47,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2010

A Collector's Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World

Bactrian stone head of a goat, 3rd millennium BC. Height: 10 cm Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will... [Lire la suite]
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