08 décembre 2010

A Greek Bronze Figure of a Horse, Geometric Period, circa 8th century B.C.

A Greek Bronze Figure of a Horse, Geometric Period, circa 8th century B.C. photo Sotheby's of Corinthian type, of stylized attenuated form standing on an openwork rectangular base, with crested mane, long forward-pointing ears, and cylindrical muzzle; height 5 3/4 in. 14.6 cm. Estimate 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 842,500 USD PROVENANCE: Mathias Komor, New York [E.820], February 10th, 1976 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Jean-Louis Zimmermann, Les chevaux de bronze dans l'art géométrique grec, Mainz, 1989, p. 179, no.... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2010

Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

'Terracotta Kylix' (drinking cup), Greek, Laconian, ca. 575-560 B.C. Attributed to the Boread Painter. From Cerveteri, Banditaccia cemetery, tomb 1, inv. 106335. Interior, Boreads pursuing harpies, with a sphinx below. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of 20 silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2010

Axel Vervoordt @ BRAFA Bruxelles 2010

Boris Vervoordt, qui est depuis 2009 le directeur général de la société ‘Axel Vervoordt’, continue à se concentrer sur les trois éléments de base de la maison: qualité, durabilité et harmonie. La collection est dispersée au château de ’s-Gravenwezel, la maison privée d’Axel et May Vervoordt, et au ‘Kanaal’, le site industriel à Wijnegem datant du XIXe siècle. Tous les objets de la collection éclectique, quelles que soient leur origine et leur valeur, ont une beauté intemporelle et universelle et une pureté intrinsèque mise en valeur... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2009

Important greek marble veiled head of a goddess. 4th Century BC

Important greek marble veiled head of a goddess. 4th Century BC Turned slightly to her left, her oval face with wavy center-parted hair pulled back over the tops of her ears, the gently-arching brows, the lidded eyes deep-set, her small mouth with bow-shaped lips, wearing a veil over the top of her head, falling forward on her left side with deep folds. H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) Priice: $95,000 Provenance: Ex Ebrahimoff Family Collection, Switzerland; acquired between 1956-1969.Royal-Athena Galleries 153 East 57th Street,... [Lire la suite]
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