11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter, Ca. 460-450 BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Agrigento Painter. Three youths with wreaths at a komos (procession after a carousal). The first carries a lyre (barbiton) and turns towards his singing companions. The central figure holds a staff, the last one holds an amphora and swings a torch. Rev: Three draped youths. Ca. 460-450 BC. H. 14 1/2 in. (36.7 cm). $62,500 © Royal-Athena Galleries.  Provenance: Ex C. R. collection, Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany. Literature: For the painter see CVA, München 2, 14f. pls. 70-72 ... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2017

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter, Earlier 4th Century BC

Attic red-figure column krater by the Meleager Painter. Two nude warriors armed with shields, helmets and spears, battle a cloaked man riding a rearing horse, turning and lunging at the bearded soldier with a spear, a figure further to the left also. Reverse: three draped youths. Earlier 4th Century BC. H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm). $65,000 © Royal-Athena Galleries. Provenance: Ex Ulla Lindner, Munich, 1960s; Dr. J. Bohler, Munich; German private collection; Christie’s New York, December 7, 2007, no. 1 Literature: The... [Lire la suite]
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]
24 juillet 2017

A world of εmotions opens at Acropolis Museum

Wall painting with scene from the sacrifice of Iphigeneia, ca. 62–79 AD, Pompeii, Casa del Poeta Tragico, Fresco on Plaster © Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, 9112 © Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli / Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo ATHENS.- Τhe Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the... [Lire la suite]
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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