At the time of this writing the self-styled Caliphate created by Islamic State six years ago in Syria and Iraq has been reduced to little more than a square mile of bombed out rubble. During IS’ heyday much was made in the western press of a supposed systematic trade in antiquities looted by IS operatives… Read More As the IS “Caliphate” disappears, time to revisit larger issues of the illicit antiquities trade
Every January we post a partial visual review of the antiquities and related items we sold the prior year. We’re a bit tardy this year but here is a photo montage with some of the items we sold, including Roman, Cypriot, Visigoth, Islamic and other antiquities in bronze, glass and ceramic, ancient Greek and Roman… Read More A brief look back at Clio’s 2018 sales
We’ve added a wide range of antiquities and ancient art / ancient history related book titles to our Etsy, ebay and Amazon shops. These range from hard to find and invaluable museum catalogs and research publications to lavishly illustrated coffee table books. There’s something for everyone, ranging from the many ROM catalogs of ancient Mediterranean… Read More Antiquities Book Titles for Curators, Academics, Students and the General Public
With the new year well under way, this seems a good time to share with our readers a sample of the many antiquities and antiquities-related artwork we sold in 2017. In addition to these, we also sold many more ancient coins, antique prints and books dealing with antiquities and ancient art.
As many of our regular readers know, I started a “sister blog” a few months ago, dealing with my exploration of the intersection of art from the past and art from the present, and specifically how this impacts my own work as an artist. As so much of my work is impacted by art from… Read More Articles of interest from our sister blog
Over the years we’ve sold countless ancient pottery oil lamps. As is typical of the market for this type of antiquity, most ancient lamps are the more common low-fired pottery lamps from the Levant (Palestine / Israel / Jordan / Syria). These have a special significance for many collectors and the general public because of… Read More A Sample of our finer Roman oil lamps