31 octobre 2010

Iconic Cycladic Marble Reclining Female Figure to Be Offered for the First Time Ever at Auction

A Cycladic marble reclining female figure. Name-piece of the Schuster Master, Early Cycladic II, circa 2400 B.C. 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm) high. Estimate: $3-5 million. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of a Cycladic marble reclining female figure, the most important Cycladic idol ever to come to auction on December 9. Estimated at $3-5 million, the folded-arm female figure is one of the most iconic sculptural types to have survived from antiquity. To date, there are only twelve known... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2010

A Masterpiece from the Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento Goes on View at the Getty Villa

Unknown, Kouros (The Agrigento Youth), about 480 B.C. H: 102 x W: 50 x D: 40 cm. Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy, C 1853. Photo © Angelo Pitrone. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Agrigento Youth, one of the masterpieces of the Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento in southwestern Sicily, goes on view today at the Getty Villa in a gallery devoted to images of athletes and athletic competition (Gallery 211). On loan to the Getty Museum through April 19, 2011, the figure is a rare example of an early classical... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2010

Sotheby's New York to Offer Property from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

A Marble Portrait Bust Of The Deified Antinous, Roman Imperial, Reign of Hadrian, Cira AD 130-138 (est. $2/3 million). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced a single owner sale of important Antiquities from the Collection of the late Clarence Day to be held on the evening of 7 December 2010. The sale will include approximately 40 lots and is expected to raise $5/8 million.* Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Day Foundation. Among the highlights will be A Marble Portrait Bust of the Deified Antinous, Roman... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2010

The Crosby Garrett Helmet. A Roman bronze cavalry parade helmet. Circa late 1st-2nd century A.D.

The Crosby Garrett Helmet. A Roman bronze cavalry parade helmet. Circa late 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Composed of two sections, helmet and mask; the tinned bronze face-mask with idealised youthful features, the openwork eyes with irises formed of delicate perforated rings, the upper and lower lids with incised lashes, the eyebrows arching from the bridge of the nose to the hairline with incised herringbone detail, the nostrils pierced, the fleshy lips slightly parted, with filtrum indicated,... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2010

An Egyptian wood and bronze goose. Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C.

An Egyptian wood and bronze goose. Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C. © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., The walking bird with left leg advanced, the sinuous bronze head and neck cast with a well-defined beak and recessed nostrils, the ovoid eyes with incised outline, the cedar wood body carved with folded wings and upturned tail, the finely detailed webbed feet with pointed claws, the textured scale-like skin finely incised, 11in (28cm) high, mounted on a wood base; Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, € 37,000 - 61,000, USD 47,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2010

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D.

A Roman marble bust of an athlete. Circa early 1st century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 With head twisted and gazing towards his right, with sensitively modelled idealized features and serene expression, his short curling hair brushed forward at the front, with locks falling in front of the ears, with heavy lidded almond-shaped eyes below fine brows, aquiline nose and delicate slightly parted bow-shaped lips, mounted; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high - Estimate £250,000 - £350,000  Provenance: Collection of L.... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2010

Ancient Roman Mosaic from Israel on View @ Metropolitan Museum

Mosaic Floor. Roman, ca. A.D. 300. Excavated at Lod (Lydda), Israel. Stone tesserae. Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. Image: Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority September 28, 2010–April 3, 2011 In 1996, workmen widening the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road in Lod (formerly Lydda), Israel, made a startling discovery: signs of a Roman mosaic pavement were found about three feet below the modern ground surface. A rescue excavation was conducted immediately by the Israel... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2010

The Crosby Garrett Helmet @ Christie's

The Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- The auction of Antiquities on 7 October at Christie’s South Kensington will offer an exceptional survival from Roman Britain discovered by a metal detectorist. Discovered in Cumbria, in May 2010, the Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. and is one of only three comparable examples ever to have been discovered in the United Kingdom complete with face-mask in the last 250 years. It will be on... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2010

Phoenix Ancient Art S.A. @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Statue équestre d’Alexandre le Grand. Art hellénistique, IIIe - IIe s. av. J.-C. Bronze. H 49 cm © Phoenix Ancien Art Cette magnifique sculpture en bronze d'Alexandre le Grand, qui représente le jeune souverain dans toute sa puissance et sa grandeur, est un chef-d'oeuvre extrêmement rare, voire unique, de la période hellénistique. A l'origine, le personnage chevauchait sa monture - le célèbre Bucéphale - les cuisses serrées le long du dos de l'animal, les jambes écartées et ramenées en arrière. Le bras droit levé est plié avec... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Cyrus the Great Artifact to Be Displayed in Iran's National Museum

The Cyrus Cylinder (detail) is a sixth century B.C. clay object inscribed with an account in cuneiform of the conquest of Babylon by the Persian King Cyrus the Great. TEHRAN (AP).- A Babylonian artifact sometimes described as the world's first human rights charter is to go on display in Iran after the government threatened to cut ties with the British Museum if it did not loan the object. The Cyrus Cylinder is a sixth century B.C. clay object inscribed with an account in cuneiform of the conquest of Babylon by the Persian King... [Lire la suite]
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