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
We’ve recently added several more ancient coins and small antiquities to our online shops, including here and on Etsy. Here are images. Interested buyers may purchase them here or in our Etsy shop (links provided).
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
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we are still here in Wilmington, NC, more or less in one piece. Many others in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond were not as fortunate. Below are a couple of images from the aftermath of the storm. Our inventory is intact but please note that many local post… Read More Hurricane Florence Update
As we approach the holiday shopping season, we thought you might enjoy a simple photo montage of some of the fine antiquities we have available for purchase this year. We can be found online here: Our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClioAncientArt Our eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/usr/clioantiquities Our Amazon book shop: http://www.amazon.com/shops/ClioAncientArt
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
In January of this year I wrote a brief article for this Blog dealing with my own experiences as both a dealer in ancient Mediterranean art and an artist myself, and the influence one has upon the other. The article was inspired by an exhibition that was a collaboration between the British Museum and Turner… Read More A Confluence of Art, Ancient and Modern