01 janvier 2019

Gold ring with garnet, Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Gold ring with garnet, Greek, Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century B.C. Gold, garnet. Other: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm). Gift of Mrs. Harriet W. McKim Field, 1962, (62.42). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.     

01 janvier 2019

Pair of gold armbands, Greek, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C.

Pair of gold armbands, Greek, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C. Gold. Overall: 10 7/16in., 0.4lb. (26.5cm, 0.2kg). Other (height-triton armband): 9 13/16in. (25cm). Other (height-tritoness armband): 10 7/16in. (26.5cm). Rogers Fund, 1956, (56.11.5, .6). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These imposing serpentine armbands represent two tritons, male and female, each holding a small winged Eros. The hoops behind the tritons' heads were used to attach the armbands to the sleeves of a garment, for otherwise,... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2019

Pair of gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle, Greek, Classical, ca. 330–300 B.C.

Pair of gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle, Greek, Classical, ca. 330–300 B.C. Gold. Total H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); H. of rosette 1 in. (2.5 cm); H. of Ganymede group 1 3/16 in. (3 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937, (37.11.9, .10). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These superb earrings consist of a large honeysuckle palmette below which hangs a finely worked three-dimensional figure of the Trojan prince Ganymede in the clutches of Zeus, who has assumed the guise of an eagle. Coveted by Zeus for his... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

Set of jewelry, Greek, Hellenistic, ca. 330–300 B.C.

  Set of jewelry, Greek, Hellenistic, ca. 330–300 B.C. Gold. Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1217.1–.13). © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pediment-shaped gold diadem (06.1217.1)Pair of gold earrings with disk and boat-shaped pendant (06.1217.11–.12)Gold strap necklace with seedlike pendants (06.1217.13)Gold necklace of beads and tubes (06.1217.3)Gold snake ring (06.1217.2)Seven gold rosettes (06.1217.4–.10)This group of jewelry is said to be from Madytos on the European side of the Hellespont. The gold diadem is richly... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2018

A Pair of Greek Gold Earrings, Magna Graecia, circa late 4th-early 3rd Century B.C.

Lot 15. A Pair of Greek Gold Earrings, Magna Graecia, circa late 4th-early 3rd  Century B.C. Heights 5.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each composed of a disk with beaded perimeter centering a repoussé lion mask within a border of beaded scrolling filigree, a small rosette forming the link to the pendant below, each pendant in the form of an inverted pyramid ornamented with globules, filigree leaves, and palmettes, the  biconical finial missing on one earring. ... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

Rare work by Ferdinando Tacca heads up sculpture offering at London Art Week Summer 2018

Ferdinando Tacca, (Florence 1619-1686), A Highly Important Documentary Group of the Monument to Ferdinando I de’ Medici in Livorno, adapted after the original figures by Giovanni Bandini (Florence 1540 – 1599) and Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 – Florence 1640). Bronze. Overall height: 73.7 cm (29 in). Height of pedestal: 33.4 cm (131/6 in). Courtesy Trinity Fine Art. LONDON.- A highly important documentary bronze group of the Livorno Monument to Ferdinando I de’Medici by Ferdinando Tacca (Florence 1619-1686), is... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2018

Greek, ‘Body Armour’, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE

Greek, ‘Body Armour’, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE. Cast and hammered bronze, 27 in, 68.6 cm. Unique. © ArtAncient "But tell us, Pistias, why do you sell your armour for more money than any other, when it is neither better tempered, stronger, nor the materials of it more costly?”“I make it better proportioned, Socrates, and therefore I ought to have a better price.” Xenophon, Memorabilia. Axel Guttmann collection, acquired 1988. Contact Gallery for price. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2018

J. Bagot Arqueología Ancient Art Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 53a

Attributed to the Wedding Painter, active in Athens from circa 480 to 460 BC, Greek erotic kylix. Pottery. Greece, Attic, 5th century BC. Ø 29.5 cm. © J. Bagot Arqueología Ancient Art Gallery Provenance: private collection, Barcelona; previously in a private collection in Munich from 1946; in the private collection of Mr. Julius Arndt (1865–1937), German archaeologist in classical antiquity  Literature: H. Licht (real name: Paul Brandt), ‘Sittengeschichte Griechenlands’, vol. III, Dresden and... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2017

Met Museum Hands Over Two Ancient Objects to Authorities

Terra-cotta bell-krater (mixing bowl). Attributed to Python. Late Classical, ca. 360–350 B.C. Greek, South Italian, Paestan. Terra-cotta; red-figure. Diameter 14 1/2 in. (36.8cm). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NEW YORK - Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art gave up a large painted terracotta vase that had been illegally excavated from an ancient burial ground in Italy to the district attorney. The ancient Greek vessel, a krater, shows Dionysus, god of the grape harvest, riding in a cart. In a second bombshell,... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2017

The Berlin Painter

Greek, Attic attributed to the Berlin Painter, Greek, Attic, fl. ca. 500-ca. 460 B.C., Red-figure Amphora of Type A: A, Athena (pictured), B, Herakles, ca. 500–490 B.C., Ceramic, 26 9/16 × 31 1/8 × 16 7/8 × 12 13/16 × 9 5/8 inches. Courtesy Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig Greek, Attic, attributed to the Berlin Painter, Greek, Attic, fl. ca. 500-ca. 460 B.C.Red-figure volute-krater: A, Achilles and Hektor, B, Achilles and Memnon, ca. 490 B.C., Ceramic, 25 1/8 × 18 9/16 × 9 5/16 inches. Courtesy The British Museum Greek,... [Lire la suite]