14 avril 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewellery @ Bonhams Antiquities Sale

A Roman marble head of Alexander the Great. Antonine, circa A.D. 138-161 Bonhams yesterday sale of Antiquities on April 13thincludes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: "Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary exploits a powerful part of Greek and Roman... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2011

Three Images of Alexander the Great in Sculpture and Jewelery in Bonhams Antiques Sales

A Roman marble head of Alexander Helios Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate: £7,000-9,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Antiquities on April 13th includes three powerful images of Alexander the Great - a 2000-year-old ring bearing his image and two stunning sculpted heads from the same era. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams comments: “Alexander has been seen as the greatest general and ruler in history. After his death he was treated as a demi-god, his image was everywhere and his legendary... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2010

Sixteen hellenistic gold laurel leaf hair ornaments. Ca. 2nd-1st Century BC

Sixteen hellenistic gold laurel leaf hair ornaments. Ca. 2nd-1st Century BC Mounted in a modern circlet, each devised as three joined leaves. The dried aromatic leaf of the laurel or bay (laurus nobilis) used as a seasoning in cooking to which the Greeks and Romans attributed magical properties. Maximum diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm.); Ls. of leaves 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) - 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) - Price: $9,500 Ex French private collection. Royal-Athena Galleries 153 East 57th Street, NY 10022 New York - USA. Tel : (1) 212 355-2034... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2010

Glory that was Greece Seen in Golden Wreath and Greek Vases at Bonhams

A Hellenistic gold oak wreath, Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Estimate: £100,000 - 120,000. photo Bonhams A delicate wreath made of fine gold oak leaves with acorns, of the type worn by Alexander the Great's father, Philip II of Macedon, is one of the highlights of Bonhams sale of Antiquities on April 28 in New Bond Street. This stunning artefact, estimate £100,000-120,000, may once have graced the head of a ruler or dignitary over 2,000 years ago. "The fact that this delicate collection of fine gold leaves and acorns formed... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C.

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C. The painted panel moulded with a simple fascia above and below, and raised pilasters at either side, possibly once surmounted by a pediment, now missing, the scene set against a pale wash ground depicting the deceased, a central male figure, seated on a high-backed throne with a turned newell post and extended red foot-stool infront, his white himation draped over his left shoulder and around his waist, his bare muscular chest and strong arms revealed... [Lire la suite]