08 juillet 2010

Découverte de la plus ancienne Bible illustrée en Ethiopie

A page from the Garima Gospels - the world's oldest Christian book found in a remote monastery in Ethiopia. photo www.dailymail.co.uk GARIMA (ETHIOPIE) [07.07.10] – Un manuscrit trouvé dans un monastère éthiopien pourrait être la plus ancienne Bible illustrée dans le monde d’après des experts britanniques. Des examens de datation au carbone 14 ont permis de dater entre 330 et 650, une Bible trouvée dans le monastère de Garima, près d’Adwa dans le nord de l’Ethiopie et initialement datée du XIe siècle. Le manuscrit est à ce... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2010

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Turner Masterpiece at Sotheby's for a Record $45.10 Million

Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (London 1775 - 1851), Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, 35 ½ by 48 in. 90.2 by 122 cm. Sold for 29,721,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that it made a successful bid at auction on J.M.W Turner's masterpiece painting Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino. The auction took place at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday, July 7. One of the greatest paintings by Turner to come on the market, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino has had only two owners in its 171-year history... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2010

An Italian 18th century silver-mounted ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised triptych cabinet on stand

An Italian 18th century silver-mounted ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised triptych cabinet on stand. photo Bonhams the arched top surmounted by a central flowering urn, flanked to the sides by seated figures, above a pair of cupboard doors inlaid with panels depicting mythological scenes and figures within scrolling foliage, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored back and sides flanked by columns above steps and a parquet floor, fitted with twelve small drawers, above a pull-out writing slide, on turned column supports... [Lire la suite]