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Inaugural Barakat Online Auction

With lots consisting of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Chinese, African, and Pre-Colombian material this auction has a little something for everyone. Stand out selections include a large Roman Marble Relief, a very fine Remojadas Sculptural Fragment of a Smiling Head, a Hellenistic Bronze Helmet of the Illyrian type, a masterfully rendered Red Sandstone Khmer Head, a collection of fine Greek Pottery, and much, much more.

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The Energy of Pre-Columbian Art

I had always been attracted to Biblical and Classical antiquities for this reason, but nothing in my previous experience prepared me for the surprising, exotic, intimate, and sometimes barbaric world that Pre-Columbian art reveals.

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  • Feb 21, 2017
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Barakat Gallery Showroom in LCDQ Now Open

We are excited to announce that the newest member in the Barakat Family of Galleries is now open as of January 2017. Located in the famous La Cienega Design Quarter in West Hollywood, the new Barakat Gallery showroom is a 7,000 square foot museum style space spread over two levels and 12 rooms.

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Haute Living: An Art Lover’s Dream

Outside of any well-endowed museum, the Barakat Gallery Collection proves to be one of the finest assemblages of its kind. Marvelous sculptures from the world’s most ancient of civilizations, exquisite glass vessels, figures of ancient gods and goddesses, as well as priceless jewelry make this collection a rarity.

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The Enduring Beauty of Ancient Bronze

Bronze. The word itself has musical resonance, like the ringing of a bell. An alloy of copper and tin, this fabled metal has been prized through the centuries for its strength and beauty. Many of the great treasures of human culture have been shaped in this warm and enduring material.

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Jewels through the Ages by Fayez Barakat

Jewelry is said to be one of life's luxuries, but it is virtually impossible to imagine the world without it. The adoration of ornament is as old as civilization itself. Once mankind obtained the basic necessities of life, he began to adorn himself with rare, unusual and beautiful objects.

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Stunning Mosaics Uncovered in Ancient City of Zeugma

An international team of archaeologists has unearthed three 2,200-year-old, well-preserved glass mosaics at the site of the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey. According to the team, all mosaics are constructed of colored glass and served as floors of a building that archaeologists have dubbed the House of Muses.

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Grand Opening VIP Event: Barakat Seoul
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Grand Opening VIP Event: Barakat Seoul

The internationally renowned Barakat Gallery, with over 150 years of tradition and established galleries in London, Beverly Hills and Abu Dhabi is now opening their 4th branch on the 11th of October in Seoul, South Korea. Barakat Seoul will permanently host selections from the Barakat Collection, which houses tens of thousands of museum quality items of ancient art.

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Korea Herald: A feast for the eyes and mind – the opening of Barakat Gallery Seoul

Barakat runs a fifth-generation family business in art of the antiquities, running galleries in Beverly Hills and London as well as a museum in Amman, Jordan. The first Barakat Gallery in Asia is officially opening in Samcheong-dong, Seoul, on Monday.

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  • Aug 29, 2016
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Collecting 101: Chinese Funerary Figures

You can tell a lot about a culture by how they bury their dead. In the case of Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) China, the sculptural figures found in tombs tell the story of everyday life more than 500 years ago. To find out more about these curious sculptures, we went to Lofty expert Amanda Miller, a specialist in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts with more than a decade of auction house experience, for the scoop on these buried treasures.

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Indulgences: Collecting Ancient Coins

Coins. Reach into any pocket or purse and you’re certain to find a few. They are an integral part of daily life, so ubiquitous that we rarely think about them. Few objects are as universally employed by human culture. Throughout the world, every civilized society uses coins as a medium of exchange. Coins serve as a kind of propaganda, an advertisement for the aims and ambitions of the people who mint them.

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Vanity or Necessity: Beauty in Ancient Egypt

It may be easy for us to project our modern idea of beauty onto the ancient Egyptians. But given that their culture was so fundamentally different from our own and that their everyday customs were imbued with powerful religious symbolism completely alien to modern sensibilities, we must not act so fast.

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Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent

This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent.

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New Arrivals: Pre-Columbian Jade

The exquisite beauty and incredible strength of jade resulted in the belief by numerous Pre-Columbian cultures that this remarkable stone had qualities of both power and magic. Crafted by expert artists, this extraordinary medium was used for the creation of spirited works of art--objects that gave substance to myth and its symbolic language.

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Barakat Gallery Tumblr

Check out the Barakat Gallery tumblr blog for an immersive visual experience of all things ancient. Everything from culture, architecture, art, objects, paintings, design, and fashion. If it is inspired or related to the ancient world... and aesthetically stimulating... you can find it here.

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New Arrivals: African and Tribal Art

This week we are featuring a beautiful collection of newly added items to the website from the African and Tribal Arts. Including a magnificent Mangbetu sculptural vessel in the form of conjoined twins. Highly detailed with an elaborate surface texture and elegant form this is a unique piece whose two headed visage only serves to heighten its whimsical mystique.

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Cave Temples of Dunhuang: The Getty Museum

This spring the Getty Museum will exhibit replicas of three of these caves for "Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road," which opens May 7. The ambitious, three-part exhibition, co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute, also includes a gallery showing of more than 40 objects resurrected in 1900 from one cave.

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New Arrivals: The Classical Collection

This week we are featuring a variety of objects newly added to the website in the Classical Collection. Standout selections include a stunning Blue Glass Sealed Vessel and a beautiful pair of Roman Lion Head Roundels with handles. Last but not lease we are offering a small bronze handle with a delightful representation of Silenus and lovely patina.

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Destinations: Villa Kerylos

Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a Greek-style property built in the early 1900s by French archaeologist Theodore Reinach, and his wife Fanny Kann, a daughter of Maximilien Kann and Betty Ephrussi, of the Ephrussi family. A Greek word, "Kerylos" means Halcyon or kingfisher which in Greek mythology was considered a bird of good omen.

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Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome

Daily religious devotion in the Greek and Roman worlds centered on the family and the home. Besides official worship in rural sacred areas and at temples in towns, the ancients kept household shrines with statuettes of different deities that could have a deep personal and spiritual meaning.

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