Anton van den Abbeelen

Anton van den Abbeelen

Anton van den Abbeelen
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Fine Boxwood Baroque Erotic Group of the Centaur Nessus Abducting the Wife of Heracles (1600 to 1700 Germany). 16.5 cm wide. -Finch & Co.-

Fine Boxwood Baroque Erotic Group of the Centaur Nessus Abducting the Wife of Heracles (1600 to 1700 Germany). 16.5 cm wide. -Finch & Co.-

Scenes from the Story of St George. Netherlands, ca. 1520. Boxwood, Height: 34 cm. Although its subject is religious this carving was not intended for devotional use but made as a luxury object. -Victoria and Albert Museum-

Scenes from the Story of St George. Netherlands, ca. 1520. Boxwood, Height: 34 cm. Although its subject is religious this carving was not intended for devotional use but made as a luxury object. -Victoria and Albert Museum-

Copita oblonga de sardónice con dos mascarones y su tapa, 1590 - 1600. Ágata, Esmalte, Oro, 9,2 x 10,5 cm. -Tesoro del Delfín. Prado-

Copita oblonga de sardónice con dos mascarones y su tapa, 1590 - 1600. Ágata, Esmalte, Oro, 9,2 x 10,5 cm. -Tesoro del Delfín. Prado-

Ken R. Thomson - the centrepiece of the Thomson Collection is Peter Paul Rubens’ monumental painting Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1611–1612), the works that most typified Kenneth Thomson’s collecting interests were diminutive, precious and made from natural materials such as ivory and boxwood.

Ken R. Thomson - the centrepiece of the Thomson Collection is Peter Paul Rubens’ monumental painting Massacre of the Innocents (c. 1611–1612), the works that most typified Kenneth Thomson’s collecting interests were diminutive, precious and made from natural materials such as ivory and boxwood.

Memento mori

Memento mori

Pablo Picasso's Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse). Art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter, discusses Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse), a portrait of the woman who inspired the ‘most ecstatically erotic’ works of the artist’s career. -Christie’s-

Pablo Picasso's Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse). Art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter, discusses Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse), a portrait of the woman who inspired the ‘most ecstatically erotic’ works of the artist’s career. -Christie’s-

The Derveni krater, a unique masterpiece of metalworking of the 4th c. BC. Bronze. An inscription with silver letters along the rim offers us the owner's name: it belonged to Astion, son of Anaxagoras, who originated from Larissa. -Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum-

The Derveni krater, a unique masterpiece of metalworking of the 4th c. BC. Bronze. An inscription with silver letters along the rim offers us the owner's name: it belonged to Astion, son of Anaxagoras, who originated from Larissa. -Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum-

Museum Luxor: Thutmosis III seated on a throne

Museum Luxor: Thutmosis III seated on a throne

Statuette of Amun, ca. 945–712 B.C. Gold, h. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in). This statuette, cast in solid gold, is an extremely rare example of the statuary made of precious materials that, according to ancient descriptions, filled the sanctuaries of temples. -Metropolitan Museum-

Statuette of Amun, ca. 945–712 B.C. Gold, h. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in). This statuette, cast in solid gold, is an extremely rare example of the statuary made of precious materials that, according to ancient descriptions, filled the sanctuaries of temples. -Metropolitan Museum-

PERSONIFICATION OF DEATH WITH A SCYTHE. Southern German, late 17th / early 18th century. Fruitwood and metal, 36.2 cm., 14¼ in. (Exhibited: Brussels, Musée de la Maison d'Erasme, Anatomie des Vanités, 2008). -Sotheby’s-

PERSONIFICATION OF DEATH WITH A SCYTHE. Southern German, late 17th / early 18th century. Fruitwood and metal, 36.2 cm., 14¼ in. (Exhibited: Brussels, Musée de la Maison d'Erasme, Anatomie des Vanités, 2008). -Sotheby’s-