01 août 2019

Exhibition of Globe-spanning Art Celebrates the Collecting Eye of Curator and Scholar Gillett Griffin

Xochipala, Guerrero, Mexico, Standing woman, 400 B.C.–500 A.D. Ceramic with red pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. John Bigelow Taylor Photography. PRINCETON, N.J. – Gillett G. Griffin (1928-2016) was not only a respected curator, scholar and collector but also a beloved teacher at Princeton University, where he taught and curated for 52 years. Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection celebrates Griffin’s eclectic tastes through a selection of artworks and artifacts... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2019

Egyptian head with features of Tutankhamen to be offered at Christie's

An Egyptian brown quartzite head of Tutankhamen as the God Amen. Estimate on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. LONDON.- An Egyptian brown quartzite head of Tutankhamen as the God Amen, its features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a device used to align the ruling King with deities, will lead The Exceptional Sale in London on 4th July. The head which has been well published and exhibited in the last 30 years, is expected to realise over £4million. This head was part of a statue of the God Amen, the most... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2019

Artcurial to sell the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to Archaeology and Oriental Arts

Lot 168. An Egyptian wooden and bronze Hathor head, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1069-715 B.C. Tête d’Hathor en bois et bronze, Égypte, 3e période intermédiaire, XXIe-XXIIe dynastie, vers 1069-715 Av.J.C. Applique en bois en forme de tête féminine. Haut. 22,2 cm; Larg. : 6,5 cm. Estimation : 25 000 - 28 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial   PARIS.- On May 15th, Artcurial will disperse the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to archeology and... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2019

Christie's sale offers buyers an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots

   © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  LONDON.- Christie’s will hold the auction of Peter Petrou Tales of the Unexpected in London on 30 January 2019. This eclectic sale epitomises the addictive and contagious passion for collecting which underpins the most intriguing collections, invariably sparked by insatiable curiosity and a sense of joy. Presenting an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots, spanning 3,000 years of history from 1000 BC to the 21st Century, the sale comprises early sculpture,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

An Egyptian Glass and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace, New Kingdom, 1540-1075 B.C.

Lot 76. An Egyptian Glass and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace, New Kingdom, 1540-1075 B.C. Largest pendants 1.1 cm. length as strung together 42.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. composed of numerous deep blue glass and five jasper-red glass cornflower seed pendants, interspersed with globular carnelian beads. Provenance: Goddard and Josephine DuBois, acquired in Egypt circa 1901-1907Dr. Goddard DuBois, San Diego (Sotheby's, New York, December 8th, 2015, lot 44, illus.)acquired from the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

Forgotten treasures rediscovered: Sotheby's London exhibits ancient works of art

A Fragmentary Roman Marble Oscillum, Circa 1st Century A.D. Est. 60,000-90,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the strong results of last season’s sale, which soared beyond pre-sale expectations and totalled £3.9 million, Sotheby’s forthcoming sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art will return to London with a vast selection of works spanning ancient Egypt and the Near East to Classical Greece and Rome. Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art, Florent Heintz, says: “Not only... [Lire la suite]

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]