22 novembre 2010

"Two Empires: The Eagle and the Dragon" @ Palazzo Venezia, Roma

Two ancient cultures collide in an exhibition where the Roman Empire meets the Chinese Qin and Han dynasties (200 BC-200 AD), considered a golden age in China's history. The exhibition displays 450 similar yet contrasting artefacts relating to both empires. Jade, lacquer and silks combine with marble statues, glass, mosaics, silver and bronze. With the participation of almost 50 museums, the exhibition is the result of extensive collaboration between China and Italy and is held in honour of the Cultural Year of China in... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2010

Tomasso Brothers to Return to New York with Masterpieces of European Sculpture

Bust of the Roman emperor Caracalla by Joseph Claus (active 1754-1783). White marble, height: 74 cm. LONDON.- Major pieces of European sculpture will be presented by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art in their third annual New York exhibition, Scultura III, which will take place at Otto Naumann, 22 East 80th Street , from Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 October 2010. The two previous exhibitions attracted wide critical acclaim from collectors, art historians and museum curators for the quality and rarity of the pieces, and this year’s event... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2009

Bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla - 'Common Enemy of Mankind' - For Sale at Bonhams

Bust of Caracalla. Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A bust of Caracalla, the notorious Roman Emperor who reigned from 211-217 and is remembered as one of the worst and cruelest rulers in the history of the Empire, will be auctioned at Bonhams Antiquities sale on October 28 in New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £150,000 - £250,000. Edward Gibbon described him thus: 'Caracalla was the common enemy of mankind," his reign characterized by "rapine and cruelty." (E. Gibbon, The Decline... [Lire la suite]
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