UK/Bonhams: on auction an object related to Becchina and Symes …again. Now withdrawn!

The kantharos was redrawn by Bonhams yesterday (July 2, 2019) – right after we and ARCA published the connection to the Medici- and Symes-Archives. Lynda Albertson from ARCA, together with Dr. C. Tsirogiannis, moreover discovered in one of the auctions from Christie’s, New York (June 4, 2008), an Apulian red-figure Lekanis, seemingly from the same…

UK/Bonhams: on auction an object related to Becchina and Symes …again

In the forthcoming Antiquity Auction from Bonhams, in London, July 3, 2019, Lot 95 is of particular interest: an Apulian red-figure janiform kantharos. It is attributed to the Iliupersis Group, dated circa 375-350 BC. Bonhams notes that it derives from ‘an important American private collection’. The provenance section of the kantharos’ entry states: Anonymous sale;…

EU-elections May 2019: EAA benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection

As recently noted, the EAA published Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2019 – 2024 for the upcoming elections of the European Parliament in May 2019. Special attention is paid to the prevention of illicit trade in antiques. During election campaigns, benchmarks are a highly effective instrument to make politicians and political parties aware of…

Sotheby’s and Christie’s: again objects on sale from Symes and Becchina

Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, Museum of Ancient Art, University of Aarhus, identified again two objects connected to Symes, Becchina and Medici in the upcoming antiquity auctions of Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Aphrodite’s head from the confiscated Symes and Michaelides archive (Sotheby’s, Lot 17, Auction December 4, 2018, London) Although this image…