12 novembre 2010

Very Fine Mexican Jelly Opal—The National Gemstone of Mexico. Magdelena, Jalisco, Mexico

Very Fine Mexican Jelly Opal—The National Gemstone of Mexico. Magdelena, Jalisco, Mexico © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Weighing approximately 8.95 carats and measuring 18.0 x 13.0 x 8.0 mm - Sold for $8,540 Opals were formed during the Cretaceous period and brought to the Earth's surface during the Pleistocene age. There are 25 or so varieties of opals but the most significant fire opal deposits are found in Mexico. One of the two largest sites for mining the Mexican fire opal, is located near Magdalena, Jalisco, a small city... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2009

'Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler' @ British Museum

I Turquoise mosaic of a double-headed serpent. Mexica/Mixtec, 15th–16th century AD. From Mexico © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- Completing its series of exhibitions exploring power and empire, the British Museum focuses on the last elected Aztec Emperor, Moctezuma II. Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler is the first exhibition to examine the semi-mythical status of Moctezuma and his legacy today. Loans of iconic material from Mexico and Europe will be displayed, most for the first time in this country. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2009

Tamara de Lempicka @ the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico

A man stands beside the painting "M. Tadeusz Lempicki" during the exhibition of works of art made by Tamara de Lempicka which opened at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Photo: EFE/Mario Guzmán. MEXICO CITY.- President Felipe Calderón inaugurated the Tamara de Lempicka Exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts, adding that during his government, an enormous effort has been made to enable Mexicans to discover and enjoy great national and international exhibitions, some of which have been unparalleled. He said that... [Lire la suite]