22 avril 2010

A Collector's Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World

Bactrian stone head of a goat, 3rd millennium BC. Height: 10 cm Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2009

Superb Examples of Roman and Greek Art Highlight Christie's Spring Sale of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Antiquities on June 3, which will offer nearly 200 lots with a particularly strong selection of Roman marbles, including a handsome marble herm bust of Menander and a massive red marble labrum. Other highlights include fine examples of classical Greek vases, both Athenian and South Italian alongside Egyptian and Near Eastern art. A massive Roman red marble (cotanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Photo: Christie´s Images... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2009

An Apulian red-figure column krater . Circa 350-300 B.C.

An Apulian red-figure column krater. Circa 350-300 B.C. The decoration enlivened with added yellow and white, showing a profile head of a Lady of Fashion on both sides, each with her hair dressed in a beribboned kekryphalos with a radiate stephane, curls falling at the ear, wearing a pendant earring and beaded necklace, a band of strokes above, wave pattern on the baseline, palmettes below the handles, the neck decorated with a garland of ivy with berries and floral motifs, the outer rim with a band of wave pattern, the top of... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C.

An apulian red-figure amphora. 4th century B.C. Side A: nine figures in two registers, the upper with seated female holding wreath and phiale looking back at a naked seated youth with thyrsos, and a standing female with garland and phiale who looks towards a naked seated youth with staff, the lower register with seated female offering phiale to standing naked youth with wreath and flower, and a naked youth leaning on a staff with arm outstretched towards a seated female with casket, another standing youth with staff to right,... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An apulian red-figure hydria, attributed possibly to the circle of the Baltimore painter. 4th century B.C.

An apulian red-figure hydria, attributed possibly to the circle of the Baltimore painter. 4th century B.C.  With three seated females, the female to left holding situla and phiale attended by winged Eros holding garland, thyrsos and grape bunch, the central female holding wreath and fan, looking back at a naked youth leaning on a staff, holding phiale, female on the right holding mirror and phiale attended by winged Eros with fan and xylophone, dividing the friezes a band with central female head emerging from acanthus... [Lire la suite]