16 octobre 2017

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC

Relief fragment depicting a Nile God, Egyptian, New Kingdom, eighteenth dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1479-1458 BC. Painted limestone. Height 12.5 cm (4.9 in.) © Ariadne Galleries Provenance: Private collection, USA, acquired 1970s-1980s; on loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October 1986-June 1989 (inv. no TL1986.502); sold, Sotheby’s, New York, 12 December 1991, lot 35; private collection, Europe, 1991-2017 Exhibition: On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, October... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2017

“Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery

Bowl, Hellenistic or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, late 2nd century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Cast mosaic glass, 3 1/16 × 5 9/16 in. (7.8 × 14.1 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1955.6.20. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- The Yale University Art Gallery announces the opening of “Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery. The museum is home to one of the most... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

Forge and Lynch Ltd at London Art Week 2017

An Egyptian pottery Jar, circa 2600-2500 B.C., 23 cm. 9 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: J.H.H.Claessen (1926-2006), Netherlands. A Coptic textile fragment depicting a dancer, 4th-5th century A.D, 75 cm. by 25 cm. 29 1⁄2 in by 10 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Rose Choron (1916-2014) Switzerland, acquired between 1950s-80 Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. is a London and New York based firm of independent art... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

An Egyptian granite head of Sekhmet, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, c. 1388–1351 BC

Lot 6. An Egyptian granite head of Sekhmet, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, c. 1388–1351 BC. 10½ in (26.5 cm) high. 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 127,300 - USD 190,950). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Egypt in 1938-39.Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auktion 49, 27 June 1974, lot 31. Elsa Bloch-Diener collection, Bern, acquired from the above. Published: Archäologisches Institut der... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2017

An Egyptian granite head of a priest, Late Period, late 26th Dynasty, circa 610-525 B.C.

Lot 58. An Egyptian granite head of a priest, Late Period, late 26th Dynasty, circa 610-525 B.C. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€68,000 - 91,000). Photo: Bonhams His head characteristically shaven, with elongated eyes beneath gently curving brows, the upper lids indicated, the slightly smiling mouth with soft, rounded lips, the philtrum defined above, the curvature of the top of the head and temples, and the fleshy underside of the chin, naturalistically and subtly carved, 16cm high Provenance: with Nicolas... [Lire la suite]
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]