26 avril 2010
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]
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]