ARCHEOLOGY - NEOLITHICS Prehistory, Gallo-Roman ceramics of Soings-en-Sologne (excavations of 1933), Near East, Egypt, Classical Antiquity... (BLOIS)

mardi 31 mai 2022 10:15
Blois , 32, avenue Maunoury 41000 Blois
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Collection of Mr L. and others (continuation) Prehistory, Gallo-Roman ceramics of Soings-en-Sologne (excavations of 1933), Near East, Egypt, Classical Antiquity, Pre-Columbian Art

Expert : Jean-Sylvain Caillou (except lots 348 - 349 - 545 to 569) Doctor in history and civilizations of Antiquity - Archaeologist - Judicial expert near the Court of Appeal of Orléans

Associate researcher at the French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo) - Teacher at the Catholic University of the West (Angers) and at Centrale Nantes +33 (0) - 10 rue de la Chocolaterie - 41000 Blois - France

Contact : Guillaume and Amélie CORNET, auctioneers (02 54 78 45 58 - Possible deposit of the weapons by appointment only at the Hôtel des ventes de Blois 32 avenue Maunoury (02 54 78 45 58 -

On May 31, an exceptional collection of Gallo-Roman glassware and pottery from the "Roman Cemetery" of Soings-en-Sologne, the site where the greatest number of Roman objects were discovered in the Loir-et-Cher region, will be put up for sale at the office of Me Cornet in Blois. The first research began in the 19th century, thanks in particular to the eminent archeologist Louis de la Saussaye, but it was in 1933 that the most important excavations were carried out. Some of the objects unearthed were donated to the Château de Blois where they were the subject of an exhibition and a specific catalog in 2001. However, among the hundred or so objects offered at auction on May 31, several particular types are not represented in the castle's collections. We also note the presence of ceramics made nearly 2000 years ago in the potters' workshops of Thésée-la-Romaine, the ancient Tasciaca, whose impressive remains are still visible nearby. Finally, the cemetery has yielded a Venus emerging from the water, a type of statuette whose oldest example found in France was discovered in 1710... in Blois! It was while digging foundations in the vicinity of the church of Saint-Nicolas, the former Saint-Laumer abbey, that the monks found an ancient tomb with statuettes, including two Venuses, which were drawn by the Benedictine Bernard de Montfaucon. He reproduced them in his book l'Antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures, adding vine leaves to hide the sex modestly.

The sale of these objects of remarkable provenance, probably the last in private hands, will be a milestone in the ancient history of Sologne and the Val-de-Loire.

We thank you for taking note of the conditions of sale before bidding.

ATTENTION, Entrance to the auction hall is subject to the presentation of a health pass which consists of one of the following documents: 1° The result of an antigenic test or screening examination carried out less than 48 hours before entering the auction hall; 2° Proof of vaccination status; 3° A certificate of recovery of the Covid-19, dating from at least 11 days and less than 6 months ago. These documents may be submitted in paper or digital form. Wearing a mask in the auction room REMAINS MANDATORY.


- 1 / LIVE BUYERS : Automatic debit of your account if your purchase does not exceed the sum of 500€, 48 hours after the sale, unless you give a counter-order. If your purchase exceeds 500€, please ask us to send you a 3Dsecure link.

- 2 / BANK CARD : by phone at 02 54 78 45 58


IMPORTANT: Any auction slip remaining unpaid at POUSSE-CORNET or having been the subject of a delay in payment will result in the registration of the defaulting buyer in the TEMIS File: national file of bad payers prohibiting bidding anywhere in France thereafter.


IMPORTANT - Shopping - Collection : Valoir Pousse-Cornet offers buyers a 15-day storage period from the date of the sale in order to organize the collection of purchases. After this period, storage fees will be charged (5€/day).

- 1 / COLLECTION OF YOUR LOTS BY APPOINTMENT (the Auction House is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm - Appointments can be made by email at or by phone at 02 54 78 45 58

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In the event of a double bid between the auction room and the live platform, or in the event of a handling error by the operator of the live platform resulting in an erroneous sale price, the auction price recorded in the minutes drawn up by the auction house will be taken as proof.

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