The humble bead has been a part of human decoration and self adornment for as much as 100,000 years. The earliest examples, from around the Mediterranean shores of the Near East and North Africa, were made from shell and bone. With the rise of urban civilizations and new technologies beads were developed in new materials.… Read More Ancient Beads in Faience, Glass, Stone & Metal
The British Museum’s holdings of Roman antiquities, broadly covering about 800 years, from the early Republic through the collapse of the western Empire, are so vast that only a very small percentage of the material on display can be presented here. We hope this brief photo essay, focusing on antiquities and displays that are the… Read More Roman Antiquities in the British Museum: A Photo Essay
News Item: Ancient Meat Fest at Giza Great excavation news here… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2314472/The-ancient-burger-vans-Archaeologists-uncover-remains-massive-catering-operation-feed-builders-famous-pyramids-Giza.html
Greek Antiquities in the British Museum A photo album on Clio’s Facebook Page, sharing a personal selection of the finest Greek antiquities in the British Museum.
We’ve added a pic on the “About Us” page of our website showing our Administrative Assistant taking a break. Note his “Eye of Horus” stripes! http://www.clioancientart.com/id8.html
http://www.clioancientart.com/id18.html This is the link to our “Sold Antiquities” page, which includes images and brief descriptions of objects we’ve sold over the last couple of years. By virtue of the great number of items it displays, it is a very useful tool both for researching antiquities in general, and specifically for tracking antiquities we’ve sold.… Read More A Useful Tool: Our “Sold Antiquities” Page
Glazed terracotta tile. Nimrud. 875-850 BCE Protective spirit. Northwest Palace at Nimrud. 865 BCE Human headed winged lion, formerly flanking a doorway in the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Time of Ashurnasirpal I, 865 BCE The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, showing scenes of tribute bearers from many lands. 858-824 BCE Gates from Shalmaneser III’s palace… Read More A Sampler of Ancient Assyrian Art at the British Museum
We’ve created a new Yahoo Group just for Clio Ancient Art: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClioAncientArt/We will be using this Group to post updates on new items added to our website, links to blog entries elsewhere, news items, and photo albums not available on our main website. It’s easy to join, especially if you already have a Yahoo account.
Ancient Roman pottery oil lamps offer antiquities collectors the opportunity to specialize in a very specific area of collecting. The range of different types, ranging from black glazed Hellenistic-inspired types in time of the Republic through the North African and Syro-Palestinian types with Christian-inspired decoration during Byzantine transition, span a period of some 5t00 years.… Read More Ancient Ceramic Oil Lamps at Clio Ancient Art