Video Link: Clio Ancient Art: PROVENANCE Our second video, dealing this time with the importance of PROVENANCE in the antiquities trade. Questions and comments welcome, as always.
Our first antiquities informational video. This one deals with the question of determining authenticity. We’ll improve the sound and lighting on future vids, which will deal with many other aspects of the antiquities trade as well as specific types of antiquities by material, culture, date, etc. Hoping to post new vids every week to ten… Read More Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities: Authenticity
Over the years Clio Ancient Art has sold a great many ancient coins. While our focus has always been ancient artifacts and art of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Cypriot, Egyptian, Near Eastern civilizations, ancient coins are always popular with our customers. In this Blog entry, which is admittedly as much for pure visual pleasure as… Read More Ancient Classical Coins: Beauty and Diversity
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/17/jibaozhai-museum-closed-fakes-china I love this story — if it were not so sad it would be hilarious!
We are quite frequently asked by aspiring private collectors as well as experienced antiquities owners and even museums how to determine if an object they own is a genuine antiquity or if it is a fake, forgery or reproduction. Our Identification and Authentication Services page addresses this question: http://www.clioancientart.com/id23.html
Sadly, typical http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/488535/20130710/lavezzi-pompeii-statue-bust-naples-psg.htm Sadly, this incident, while widely reported because it involves a prominent European football star, illustrates many flaws in Italian cultural patrimony laws. These laws are often enforced unevenly, with the powerful and influential escaping prosecution. They tend to focus on punishment alone as a solution to the problem of looting or unauthorized… Read More Sadly, typical
Excellent Report from the Vatican Museums
Among the more intriguing and beautiful glass antiquities available on our website are three examples of vase amulets dating from the later Roman era. These come in a variety of forms and colors, and first appear in the archaeological record around the mid-3rd Century AD (or CE, if one prefers). Production seems to have begun… Read More Late Roman Rod Formed Glass Vase Amulets