Ancient Cypriot Ceramics: A Brief Review

The Island of Cyprus, still divided after 4 decades between the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot state — a member of the EU– and the Turkish Cypriot state, and very much in the news lately because of its economic woes, has a profoundly long and complex history. Once the crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean, it has… Read More Ancient Cypriot Ceramics: A Brief Review

A Visit to Ancient Kourion, Cyprus

The archaeological site of Kourion, on the south coast of the modern Republic of Cyprus, has a long history by any standard. Herodotus, writing in the 5th Century BC, records that the site was founded by Achaean colonists from Argos in Greece, a claim that is supported by modern archaeological excavations revealing Mycenaean expansion in… Read More A Visit to Ancient Kourion, Cyprus

A Bit More About Who We Are…

Who Are You, You Ask? Beyond the obvious — proprietor, Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities (www.clioancientart.com), international dealer in fine antiquities, with an academic background in archaeology. I’m also a sometimes world traveler (will try to put more archaeological travel pics up here from time to time) — — and basically life-long Northern Californian transplanted… Read More A Bit More About Who We Are…

CONSULTING SERVICES: AUTHENTICATING AND IDENTIFYING YOUR ANTIQUITIES

We frequently receive requests from private collectors, smaller museums and other institutions to authenticate or identify objects in their collections. We do offer this service. Here is a link to a page on our site with complete details: Authentication and identification are the key elements in building a collection of ancient art. We at Clio… Read More CONSULTING SERVICES: AUTHENTICATING AND IDENTIFYING YOUR ANTIQUITIES