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
We’ve received such a positive response overall on our antiquities informational videos (2 so far) that it seemed a good idea to share with everyone our YouTube page. Here is a link to Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFmlhmTETtLrK6CEsvDHHg
The humble bead has been a part of human decoration and self adornment for as much as 100,000 years. The earliest examples, from around the Mediterranean shores of the Near East and North Africa, were made from shell and bone. With the rise of urban civilizations and new technologies beads were developed in new materials.… Read More Ancient Beads in Faience, Glass, Stone & Metal
The British Museum’s holdings of Roman antiquities, broadly covering about 800 years, from the early Republic through the collapse of the western Empire, are so vast that only a very small percentage of the material on display can be presented here. We hope this brief photo essay, focusing on antiquities and displays that are the… Read More Roman Antiquities in the British Museum: A Photo Essay
Greek Antiquities in the British Museum A photo album on Clio’s Facebook Page, sharing a personal selection of the finest Greek antiquities in the British Museum.
Glazed terracotta tile. Nimrud. 875-850 BCE Protective spirit. Northwest Palace at Nimrud. 865 BCE Human headed winged lion, formerly flanking a doorway in the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Time of Ashurnasirpal I, 865 BCE The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, showing scenes of tribute bearers from many lands. 858-824 BCE Gates from Shalmaneser III’s palace… Read More A Sampler of Ancient Assyrian Art at the British Museum
Ancient Roman pottery oil lamps offer antiquities collectors the opportunity to specialize in a very specific area of collecting. The range of different types, ranging from black glazed Hellenistic-inspired types in time of the Republic through the North African and Syro-Palestinian types with Christian-inspired decoration during Byzantine transition, span a period of some 5t00 years.… Read More Ancient Ceramic Oil Lamps at Clio Ancient Art
“…Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity. Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold… Read More Byzantine Musings on Easter Sunday