Despite ridiculous interference from the Egyptian government and objections from a few purist fanatics, this statue, in the Museum’s collection for over a century, sold for 16 million Pounds to benefit Northampton Museum – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-28257714
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are among those North American art museums fortunate to display good quality collections of ancient Mediterranean and related antiquities. The Museums’ antiquities collection is housed in the Legion of Honor, with its spectacular views over the Golden Gate, the City of San Francisco itself, and across to Marin… Read More Antiquities in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: A Brief Review
One of the most recognizable forms of ancient Egyptian art is the udjat (also spelled wedjat and utchat), an amulet representing the eye of the Sky God Horus. The udjat amulet is also one types of art or artifact from ancient Egypt that has survived in fairly large numbers, making it easily accessible on the… Read More Udjat: The Eye of Horus
A series of short lectures on various aspects of the Egyptian obelisk in New York
Years ago, when I first made the transition from merely collecting Mediterranean and related antiquities, to becoming a dealer in antiquities with a world wide clientele, I would never have imagined that I would so often be solicited by so many strange and misguided people. By e-mail, phone and post, I regularly receive messages from… Read More How Clio Ancient Art Deals with Illicit Traffickers and Uninformed Travelers
Analysis Suggests “Jesus Wife” Papyrus is Not Fake http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9226237&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0017816014000133 Of course, the debate over this papyrus will continue. But this rather exhaustive analysis certainly points to the text being genuine. Here is a link to the abstract of this study, released in the April edition of Harvard Theological Review: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9226237&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0017816014000133
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.581345 Egyptian soldier’s 1,800-year-old letter finally decoded Grad student translates the missive, written mostly in Greek, which was first discovered by archaeologists in 1899 and had never been decoded.
Established in 1892 primarily as a teaching tool for the new Department of Egyptology, University College’s Petrie Museum of Egyptology is tucked away in a rather obscure location off Gower Street. Were it not for a few colorful banners pointing the way, it would be difficult to find. Visiting hours are quite limited. Started with… Read More Egyptian Antiquities in the Petrie Museum of Egyptology, London