06 février 2011

Gold and Hardstone Cameo Ring, Giovanni Antonio Santarelli, Late 18th Century to Early 19th Century.

Gold and Hardstone Cameo Ring, Giovanni Antonio Santarelli, Late 18th Century to Early 19th Century. photo Sotheby's The hardstone cameo featuring the bust of Herakles or Omphale (in his guise) facing left, wearing the lion skin headdress, paws crossed at the neckline, the hardstone cameo signed Santarelli, size approximately 6½. Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD NOTE: Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1769-1826), a highly skilled Italian gem engraver and medallist, worked as engraver to Mints of Milan and Parma,... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2010

Herakles. Art hellénistique, 1er siècle av. J.C.

Herakles. Art hellénistique, 1er siècle av. J.C. photo Boisgirard et Associés Patine brune et verte. 27 cm - Estimation sur demande Superbe statue représentant le héros debout, en appui sur la jambe droite, la jambe gauche courbée en arrière, brandissant un projectile dans la main droite. La tête, aux mèches et à la barbe ondulées, est tournée vers la gauche ; le visage, aux yeux incrustés d'argent, présente des traits puissants et un regard expressif. La musculature appuyée du héros et le mouvement donnent à la sculpture... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2009

Travel Back in Time with Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, an Exhibition This Fall at The Walters Art Museum

Herakles as a Youth. Marble. Roman copy after a Hellenistic original; height 64 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, Sk 188; Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulterbesitz / Art Resources, NY (Johannes Laurentius) Baltimore—From ancient times to present day, heroes and heroines have played vital cultural roles in society by defining trends, creating norms and shaping behavior. Sometimes heroes are portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times they emerge as average people who rise above the ordinary. Heroes are... [Lire la suite]