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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04 avril 2015

An Egyptian polychrome glazed composition beaded broad collar necklace, New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period

An Egyptian polychrome glazed composition beaded broad collar necklace, New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, Reign of Akhenaten, circa 1353-1335 B.C. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€82,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. Re-strung, composed of foliate and floral beads, including white lotus petals with yellow and blue tips, green leaves, red dates with yellow tips, and yellow and blue mandrake fruits, interspersed with small spacer beads, the lotus-shaped terminals and stringing are modern, 36cm width of... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2014

Northampton Sekhemka to be offered at Christie's London Exceptional Sale on 10 July

An exceptional Egyptian painted limestone statue for the Inspector of the Scribes Sekhemka,  Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, circa 2400-2300 B.C. Estimate £4,000,000 – £6,000,000 ($6,780,000 - $10,170,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the Northampton Sekhemka (estimate: £4–6 million) will be offered in The Exceptional Sale in London on 10 July. Over 4,500 years old, this exceptional Egyptian painted limestone statue (29½ in./75 cm. high) dates to the Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 5, circa 2400–2300... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2014

Christie's announces spring sale of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s presents the spring sale of Antiquities on June 5th. Comprised of 131 lots, the sale will offer a breadth of superb works of art from the cultures of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East. With estimates ranging from $2,000 to $400,000, this sale includes a wide selection of objects, from glass, bronze and pottery to marble portrait busts and bronze armor, offering both new and seasoned collectors the opportunity to enhance their collections at every level. The sale is expected to realize in excess... [Lire la suite]
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]