05 juin 2009

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C.

An Attic Black-figured Amphora and Lid, attributed to the Antimenes Painter, circa 530-510 B.C. painted in front with a man and his charioteer in a quadriga, Dionysos holding vine branches, a standing man, and a seated man holding a staff, the reverse decorated with an archer and hoplite in full armor between two female figures, palmettes and lotus flowers in the handle zones, the details in added red and white, a graffito under the foot, another under the lid. height 15 1/2 in. 39.4 cm.; height with lid 17 in. 43.2 cm.... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2009

A roman marble head of Hercules, circa 2nd century A.D.

A roman marble head of Hercules, circa 2nd century A.D. The hero depicted youthful, his oval face inclined to his left, with a bulging forehead and contoured brows overhanging deep-set, unarticulated, almond-shaped eyes, his lips parted, his hair a mass of closely-cropped short wavy locks brushed up at the forehead and bound in a thin diadem, with curving locks on his cheeks in front of his small ears. 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 - Price Realized $158,500 Provenance: Edward Moss, Augusta, Georgia;... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.

A roman marble herm bust of Menander, circa 2nd century A.D.  Lifesized, his head turned slightly to his right, with long wavy locks of hair brushed forward over the crown of the head, the locks breaking predominantly to the left except over the proper left eye, where they break to the right, his forehead with two horizontal creases, two short vertical creases above the bridge of the nose, the small unarticulated eyes beneath modelled brows, with heavy upper lids and creases at the outer corners, the nose slender, with... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

A massive roman red marble (cottanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

A massive roman red marble (cottanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.  The exterior of the shallow basin with fifty-eight deeply carved petals radiating from the central base, surmounted by a rectangular profiled molding, the cyma recta flaring to a deeply overhanging band of egg-and-dart, the flat disk rim offset on the exterior by the molded lip and on the interior by a groove, sloping to the wide shallow bowl, convex at the central tondo with two concentric moldings, with a later drill hole at the center,... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2009

a Pompeii wall panel fresco from a Manhattan auction house seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The fresco panel, which was the subject of an international search by INTERPOL, was located by the Art Loss Register of New York. NEW YORK, NY.- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today seized a Pompeii wall panel fresco from a Manhattan auction house that was reported stolen in Italy 12 years ago. The fresco panel, which was the subject of an international search by INTERPOL, was located by the Art Loss Register of New York and brought to the attention of ICE and Italian Authorities. Italian authorities provided... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A Bone Seal Engraved with the Name Shaul, from the Time of the First Temple, was Found in Jerusalem

Hebrew seal that dates to the time of the First Temple. Photo: Vladimir Naykhin JERUSALEM.- The Knesset presidium, headed by Speaker Reuben Rivlin, visited the City of David in Jerusalem. A Hebrew seal that dates to the time of the First Temple was displayed for the first time during the visit. The seal was found in an excavation that is being conducted in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority, under the direction of... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2009

Bactrian Composite Idol, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennium B.C.

Bactrian Composite Idol, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennium B.C. Price on application. Provenance: Ex-Ishiguru collection, Japan The state of preservation is excellent, even if the surface is partially worn. The hair is lost. The statuette is composite and two-colored: the body is of dark green chlorite (or steatite?) and the head is white (limestone).It represents a standing woman of generous proportions. She is carved from a single small stone block, the structure of which is simple: the lower part, wide and... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

"Transformed Gods": Classical Sculptures from the Museo del Prado @ Skulpturensammlung, Dresden

Diadumenos, 140-150 n. Chr.; Marmor. H. 202 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Inv. Nr. E-88. Foto:Klut/Estel © Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden DESDEN.- Two of the oldest collections of antiquities outside Italy are being brought together in a spectacular exhibition: classical sculptures from the Museo Nacional del Prado go on display alongside works from Dresden’s Skulpturensammlung. Both collections have their roots in Rome, are similar in the diversity of their holdings and incorporate major works... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

Sculpture Carved 35,000 Years Ago Might be World's Oldest According to Archaeologists

The sculpture of a woman made of ivory was presented today by German archaeologists in Tuebingen, Germany. The figure, found in 2008 in a cave in Schelklingen, is supposedly the world's oldest reproduction of a human with an estimated age of at least 35,000 years. Photo: EFE/Marijan Murat. TUEBINGEN, GERMANY.- The finding is a sensation, since it offers a new light on the first artistic expressions of primitive man in Europe and probably in the whole world, informed Nicholas Conard, professor of archaeology from the University... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2009

A Rare 2,000 Year Old Hebrew Document Written on Papyrus was Seized in an Operation

The Scroll Conservation Laboratory, Israel Antiquities Authority JERUSALEM.- A document thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus was seized in an operation led by the Intelligence Office of the Zion Region and the Undercover Unit of the Border Police in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery and the Archaeological Staff Officer in the Civil Administration. The document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and... [Lire la suite]
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