22 avril 2010

A Collector's Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World

Bactrian stone head of a goat, 3rd millennium BC. Height: 10 cm Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will... [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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