29 mars 2011

Sotheby's Presents Beautiful and Rare Objects from Its Sale of Arts of the Islamic World

A Highly Important Mamluk Armorial Candlestick made for Sayf al-Din Qushtumur, major-domo of Tuquztamur al-Hamawi, Mamluk viceroy of Egypt (1340-1) and Syria (1342-5) Est: £2,000,000 - 3,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of the Arts of the Islamic World to take place in London on the 6th April will offer an array of beautiful and rare objects, paintings and manuscripts which highlight the achievements of artists and craftsmen from across the Muslim world. The sale is particularly rich in works which reveal the... [Lire la suite]
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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]
16 mai 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art's Renowned Antiquities Collections Return to View

Coffin of Bakenmut, c. 1000-900 BC. Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, late Dynasty 21- early Dynasty 22. Gessoed and painted sycamore fig; 68 x 208 cm. Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust. CLEVELAND, OH.- After a five-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) collections from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Egypt and Africa, as well as works from Late Antiquity, the Byzantine Empire and the European Middle Ages, will return to public view on June 26. The new presentation will trace the evolution of... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2010

Massive Head of Famous Pharaoh Amenhotep III Unearthed in Egypt

The newly unearthed 3,400-year old red granite head, part of a huge statue of the ancient pharaoh Amenhotep III, at the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the city of Luxor. Egypt's Culture Ministry says a team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a large head made of red granite of an ancient pharaoh who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago. AP Photo/ Supreme Council of Antiquities. CAIRO (AP).- Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2010

“Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt” @ The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Colossal Head of Caesarion, Alexandria, 1st century BCE, Granodiorite. H. 2.6 ft / W. 1.9 ft / D. 1.6 ft. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation. Photo: Christoph Gerigk. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The world of Cleopatra, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface in a new exhibition, “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt,” making its world premiere in June 2010 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2009

Egypt's Famous Tomb of Tutankhamun Set for 5-Year Renovation Project by Getty

Egypt's antiquities chief Dr. Zahi Hawass, center, supervises the removal of King Tut from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt and the California-based Getty Conservation Institute announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 a five year project to restore the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy king whose golden mask and artifacts have long awed the world. AP Photo/Ben Curtis. CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's famous Tomb of Tutankhamun will undergo a five-year project to clean and restore the... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2009

A collection of Fatimid glasses, probably Egypt or Syria, 9th-10th century & 10th-11th century

A Fatimid clear cut-glass bottle, Egypt or Syria, 10th-11th century. photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, with a narrow neck and everted rim, gently sloping shoulders leading to the body decorated with two relief-cut curved and etched vine scrolls with upward and downward-pointing palmette terminals. 6.5cm. height. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP - Sold 73,250 GBP NOTE: This bottle was produced during the Fatimid period for use as a container for perfume and scented oils. A rock-crystal bottle of similar... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

A Faience Sistrum of the Goddess Hathor, late 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.

A Faience Sistrum of the Goddess Hathor, late 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C. in the form of a Hathor-head capital wearing a broad collar and striated wig bound in horizontal bands, uraei on her shoulders, the rattle above in the form of a naos supported on a cavetto cornice and containing on both sides a uraeus above a frieze of smaller uraei, the faces of Hathor each with finely delineated eyebrows and cosmetic lines. height 6 1/8 in. 15.5 cm. Est. 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 46,875 USD PROVENANCE: Spink & Son,... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2009

A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C.

A Granite Head of Ramesses II wearing the Blue Crown, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C. representing the king early in his reign, resting against a rectangular back pillar with two fragmentary columns of inscription in sunk relief, and wearing the Blue Crown covered with dotted roundels, the coiled uraeus with tail trailing in a slender line over the top, his face with mouth indented at the corners, large eyes with incised folds on the upper lids, long cosmetic lines (barely visible on the left eye) flaring... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2009

A Peridotite Block Statue of the Priest of Hathor Amenmose asking for Offerings, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1190 B.C.

A Peridotite Block Statue of the Priest of Hathor Amenmose asking for Offerings, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1190 B.C. seated on a stepped pedestal and holding his upturned hands before him, the folds of his ample belly indicated, and wearing a long kilt reaching to the ankles and carved with fourteen lines of inscription, inscriptions remaining on the pedestal and back pillar. height 18 1/4 in. 46.4 cm. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD - Lot Sold 134,500 USD PROVENANCE: Butros Andraos Collection, Cairo, 1920sEuropean private... [Lire la suite]
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