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    "There are invitations that do not refuse, especially when they seem to have taken the path of those chances that are not.Indeed, it was Cour Visconti, at the Ecole du Louvre, who taught me the little I know about the art of Islam forty years ago, to the day or almost, when I still imagined myself curator of museums, before leaving the right path to...
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    Of modest origin, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux had a difficult youth. Received in 1844 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he entered the Atelier de Rude in 1846. Napoleon III remarked on it and the orders flowed in, notably the dance group for the Opera facade and the four parts of the world for the Observatory's fountain. Reproduction in resin patinated by...
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    Johann Philipp Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943), known as Ferdinand Preiss, is a German sculptor, one of the main sculptors of the Art Deco period. Born in Erbach, Hesse, he attended schools in Michelstadt and aspired to become an engineer. Both his parents died when he was only 15 years old, he became an apprentice with the ivory sculptor Philipp Willmann....
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    This finely carved gold ring, representing a snake, comes to us from the surroundings of Cnide, on the west coast of Asia Minor, which was a rich Lacedonian colony. It is difficult to give an exact age to this jewel, but it is likely that it dates from the"Classical Period" that saw the princes of Asia Minor compete for sumptuous luxury. It is in the...
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    This jewel is inspired by a gold leaf from the laurel wreath worn by Napoleon during his coronation at Notre-Dame on December 2, 1804. This wreath, which can be found on various paintings representing the Emperor in coronation costume or on that of the coronation itself, painted by David, was destroyed during the Restoration. While the painter...
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    This feminine statuette or "Venus" was discovered at the end of the 19th century in the Balzi Rossi caves at Grimaldi in Italy, near the Franco-Italian border. It is attributed to the gravettian period (around 25,000 years). Shaped in brown steatite, this figurine has a generous body, with exaggerated sexual characters, but, on the contrary, a head and...
  • 66 € In Stock
    This feminine statuette or "Venus" was discovered at the end of the 19th century in the Balzi Rossi caves at Grimaldi in Italy, near the Franco-Italian border. It is attributed to the gravettian period (around -25,000 years). This figurine sculpted in green soapstone was nicknamed "the Lozenge" because of a losangic silhouette, with a generous body but a...
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    Found in Tursac in the Dordogne, this sculpture, like many others whose general shape is controlled by that of the fragment of reindeer wood used for its manufacture, belongs to what can be called the "flattened round bump", in the sense that the thickness of the object does not correspond to reality. It's probably a propellant fragment. Bison licking" is...
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    This statuette of horse was discovered at the end of the XIXth century in the cave of Espélugues in Lourdes in the Hautes-Pyrénées. It is attributed to the Magdalenian period (around 15,000 years). Shaped in mammoth ivory, a rare material in Western Europe, this figurine shows great mastery of sculpture and engraving.The horse is rendered in a very...
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