26 janvier 2016

Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016

Lug-handled jar with flamingoes. Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500-3300 B.C. H. 19.1 cm. Cahn International AG at TEFAF 2016. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Clay, reddish glaze. Conically tapered jar with three pierced lug handles on the shoulder, decorated on both sides with a group of nine stylized flamingoes, marching one behind the other to the right. Arranged concentrically around the moulded rim are four zigzag lines, while a further seven hang down in concentric semicircles on two sides of the... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Antiquities from estate of famed LA dealer, silent film star, noted collectors headline Artemis Gallery's auction

A red-figure Apulian skyphos with Eros and female images, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 5th to 4th centuries BCE, 12¼ in. high, 11½ in. diameter, est. $7,000-$9,000. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery will launch its busy fall auction season with a Thursday, Sept. 24 online auction led by Part II of the late James Caswell’s collection. Caswell was an artist, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and respected owner of Historia Antiques in Santa Monica, California. The entire Caswell estate consignment,... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2010

Getty Museum Puts the Gela Krater on View

Attic red-figured volute krater, Greek, about 475 - 425 B.C., attributed to the Niobid Painter. Terracotta. Museo archeologico regionale Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy, AG 8952. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the installation of the Gela Krater in the permanent collection galleries at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa. The loan of this celebrated object is part of a long-term collaborative agreement between the Getty Museum and the Sicilian Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity, which was... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2010

Glory that was Greece Seen in Golden Wreath and Greek Vases at Bonhams

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath, Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Estimate: £100,000 - 120,000. photo Bonhams A delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves with acorns, of the type worn by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II of Macedon, is one of the highlights of Bonhams sale of Antiquities on April 28 in New Bond Street. This stunning artefact, estimate £100,000-120,000, may once have graced the head of a ruler or dignitary over 2,000 years ago. "The fact that this delicate collection of fine gold leaves and acorns formed... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2009

Travel Back in Time with Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, an Exhibition This Fall at The Walters Art Museum

Herakles as a Youth. Marble. Roman copy after a Hellenistic original; height 64 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, Sk 188; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Johannes Laurentius) Baltimore—From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes are... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2009

An Apulian red-figure column krater . Circa 350-300 B.C.

An Apulian red-figure column krater . Circa 350-300 B.C. The decoration enlivened with added yellow and white, showing a profile head of a Lady of Fashion on both sides, each with her hair dressed in a beribboned kekryphalos with a radiate stephane, curls falling at the ear, wearing a pendant earring and beaded necklace, a band of strokes above, wave pattern on the baseline, palmettes below the handles, the neck decorated with a garland of ivy with berries and floral motifs, the outer rim with a band of wave pattern, the top of... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C.

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C. Side A: nine figures in two registers, the upper with seated female holding wreath and phiale looking back at a naked seated youth with thyrsos, and a standing female with garland and phiale who looks towards a naked seated youth with staff, the lower register with seated female offering phiale to standing naked youth with wreath and flower, and a naked youth leaning on a staff with arm outstretched towards a seated female with casket, another standing youth with staff to right,... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An apulian red-figure hydria, attributed possibly to the circle of the Baltimore painter. 4th century B.C.

An apulian red-figure hydria, attributed possibly to the circle of the Baltimore painter. 4th century B.C.  With three seated females, the female to left holding situla and phiale attended by winged Eros holding garland, thyrsos and grape bunch, the central female holding wreath and fan, looking back at a naked youth leaning on a staff, holding phiale, female on the right holding mirror and phiale attended by winged Eros with fan and xylophone, dividing the friezes a band with central female head emerging from acanthus... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2008

A large Attic red-figure bell krater. Attributed to the Retorted Painter, circa 380-360 B.C.

A large Attic red-figure bell krater. Attributed to the Retorted Painter, circa 380-360 B.C. The decoration enlivened with added white paint, showing on side (a) a battle between Arimasps and Griffins, composed with four Arimasps, three standing and one kneeling, all wearing typical 'oriental' dress of patterned smocks with striped trousers and sleeves, wearing Phrygian caps over their long wavy hair, three holding spears and one holding a shield with a snake motif, fighting two white-painted winged griffins, side (b)... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2008

A large early Apulian red-figure hydria. Attributed to the Painter of the Berlin Dancing Girl, circa 410-400 B.C.

A large early Apulian red-figure hydria. Attributed to the Painter of the Berlin Dancing Girl, circa 410-400 B.C. Depicting frontally, three large standing figures, a naked male in the centre, his head turned to the right, with short curly hair and slightly parted lips, holding a kithara in his left hand, with his cloak draped over his left arm and held in his right hand by his side, flanked by two inward facing female figures draped in black-edged peploi, the left-hand figure with her hair dressed in long loose curls, with... [Lire la suite]