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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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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20 novembre 2009

Crux Vaticana-Golden Cross in Vatican's Collection has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory

Front of the Crux Vaticana (Vatican Cross) before restoration. AP Photo/Ku.Ra Comunicazione VATICAN CITY (AP).- One of the gems of the Vatican's priceless religious art collection — a 6th century reliquary containing what is revered as fragments of the cross on which Jesus was crucified — has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory. The Vatican on Thursday unveiled the restored Crux Vaticana, a foot-high (40-centimeter-high) jewel-encrusted golden cross containing what tradition holds are shards of Jesus' cross inside. The... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2009

Old jewelry sold @ Sotheby's London

English, late 14th/15th century. Finger ring engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior. inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 in.  Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Sold 70,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Found near St. Oswald's Church, Winwick, Cheshire LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : 'Ring is Real Treasure', in The Warrington Guardian, 26 April 2008 French, second half 14th century. Pectoral cross silver, enamelled and engraved on reverse with the lamb of God and the... [Lire la suite]