Just the other day we sold a small bronze coin issued by one of the 14th Century Mamluk rulers of Egypt, Syria and the Levant, pictured below. Inexpensive and similar to countless thousands of examples that were produced by the Mamluk sultans over a period of over 250 years, its simple but satisfying floral scroll… Read More The remarkable artistic achievements of the Mamluks of Egypt
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
Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities has recently added a selection of ancient Roman, Greek, Biblical and Medieval coins in bronze and silver. And we’ve now made it easy to purchase from us directly on our WordPress website and blog. Below are images, with a convenient payment button for each. Prices listed include a modest shipping… Read More A selection of ancient coins added to our online shops
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
Here is a link to an article I’ve just published on my other WordPress site, Past Present Arts and Crafts, dealing with my own attempts at both reinterpreting and recreating ancient and Medieval Byzantine pottery (opens in a new window or tab) – https://pastpresentartsandcrafts.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/byzantine-ceramics-revisited Please visit my other WordPress site for many more articles about… Read More Byzantine Ceramics Revisited
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.
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