01 janvier 2011

"Passion for Perfection" @ De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam

Portrait miniature of the Qajar ruler, Fath‘ali Shah, Iran, early 19th century. Gold sheet, painted with opaque and translucent enamels, JLY 1231 © Nour Foundation AMSTERDAM.- De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through April 17 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk glitters with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels,... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2010

Celestial Female, c.1100. Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125

Celestial Female, c.1100. Vietnam: ancient Champa kingdom, 1075-1125. M.1977.20.2.S. Norton Simon Art Foundation © 2010 Norton Simon Art Foundation Sandstone, 28 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. (71.1 x 33.7 x 22.9 cm) [upper right] This "Celestial Female" may represent the river goddess Ganga, who is always personified as a beautiful woman.[lower left] Shown in profile, a "Mythical Animal (Makara)" is about to swallow a male figure who holds a sword.
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19 avril 2010

Iranian & Turkish jewelry, 11th to 19th century and later

A Seljuk nielloed gold wire bracelet, Iran, 11th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank constructed from woven gold wire, each with four thick wires twisted around a thinner wire, the clasp held by a pin, the round bezel with stylized quatrefoil inlaid with niello - 2 1/2in (6.4cm) diameter. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000 . Price Realized £9,750 Provenance: UK trade, 1990s A pair of Seljuk gold bracelets, Iran, 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. The shank of triangular cross-section... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

"Byzanz: Splendour and Everyday Life" @ the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn

Perfume brazier, 12th century, San Marco, Venice; © Procuratoria della Basilica di San Marco, Venezia BONN.- Presenting more than 600 magnificent and historically meaningful exhibits and important artefacts from collections and archaeological excavations the exhibition shed light on many aspects of the history, archaeology and art of the Byzantine Empire. It will offer an overview of the “Byzantine Millenium” (from the foundation of Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324 A.D. to the conquest by the Ottomans in 1453),... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2009

Northern Song Dynasty, Empereur Huizong, Da Guan tongbao 大觀通寳 (1107-1110)

Northern Song Dynasty, Empereur Huizong, Da Guan tongbao 大觀通寳 (1107-1110)  1cash "Guang Cao" variety Large-size EF. 35 USD @ lindascoin Note: Ère Da Guan 大觀 (1107-1110) Huizong, peintre et esthète, penche pour le parti réformiste d'autant plus qu'il admire le poète et calligraphe Cai Jing , chef du parti réformiste durant le règne de Zhezong. Cai Jing devient progressivement le principal artisan de la politique impériale. En 1107, on ouvre l'ère Da Guan, qui fait référence au 20e hexagramme du... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2009

Southern Song Dynasty, Jian Yan Tong Bao 建炎通寳 (1127-1130 A.D.)

Southern Song Dynasty, Jian Yan Tong Bao 建炎通寳 (1127-1130 A.D.) 1cash "fou bao" big characters  EF - 150 USD @lindascoin Note: Unlisted in David Hartill Après la défaite des Song du Nord face aux Jin (Djurtchets), la famille impériale se réfugie au sud du Fleuve Bleu et constitue l'empire des Song méridionaux. La capitale est Lin'an, l'actuelle Hangzhou, qui devient un brillant centre culturel. L'empereur  Gaozong (1127-1162) des Song du Sud a émis les Jian Yan tongbao 建炎通寶 de 1127 à 1130. (source... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2009

Southern .Song Dynasty. Jian Yan Tong Bao (1127-1130A.D)

Southern .Song Dynasty. Jian Yan Tong Bao (1127-1130A.D) 1 cash "fou bao" big characters. Unlisted in David Hartill . Price 150 USD  @ lindascoin 
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24 août 2009

Sheng Song Yuan Bao. Empereur Zhe Zong (1086-1100)

Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Huizong 徽宗, Sheng Song Yuan Bao 聖宗元寳 (1101) 1-cash running script. 24.27mm/3.87g lovely XF - Price 3 USD @ dong_hua_zhai's Coins and Antiques
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28 juin 2009

India. A sandstone head of a Jina. 12th Century and sandstone bust of Vishnu. Uttar Pradesh, 10th Century

An Indian sandstone head of a Jina. 12th Century The well carved face with thin almond shaped eyes under well defined raised eyebrows, with full lips curled in a faint smile, surmounted by tiers of tight curled hair; mounted on a contemporary black base. 11in (28cm) high. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 A Central Indian sandstone bust of Vishnu. Uttar Pradesh, 10th Century The bust carved with nude upper body, wearing a necklace and snake-form arm bracelet on right arm, his elongated earlobes with large ear ornaments, his... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2009

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint of rectangular form with hinged gabled lid, the wooden structure covered with thin sheets of ivory secured by gilt copper mounts with pointed terminals and lock-plate, decorated with painted ornaments comprising interlacing vegetal motifs, peacocks, and heron inflight with fish in their beaks, the interior with beige cloth lining, standing on four small spherical feet. 25 by 12.3cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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