I have not created any entries on this blog since August 2020, and with good reason. Nearly two years ago, I quietly terminated my antiquities business, Clio Ancient Art, bringing to an end twelve satisfying and enjoyable years of involvement in the trade. I’ve since permanently shut down Clio’s pages on various online selling platforms.… Read More Archiving This Blog
Summer is typically the season for excavations worldwide. This year, of course, is somewhat different. But that hasn’t stopped researchers examining evidence from excavations both old and recent. Below, in chronological order starting with the oldest, are links to articles I’ve found particularly revealing from the past couple of months. All links open in a… Read More Archaeology and ancient art news from the past few months.
The term “cancel culture” has been widely used in recent years to refer to efforts by both the political left and right to aggressively annul closely held cultural beliefs and even individual personalities by one side or the other. With governments worldwide struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey’s Islamist government implemented cancel culture on… Read More With the world distracted, Turkey’s government cancels Byzantine history
It’s been about 4 months since we updated the selection of ancient coins and antiquities in our Etsy shop. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve added a small group of Roman and Egyptian antiquities and ancient Greek, Roman and Holy Land coins to the shop. You can all of our material, including a… Read More A new selection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Near Eastern coins and antiquities in our Etsy shop
Some of my readers know that in addition to dealing in antiquities (on a much reduced scale in recent years), I am a professional artist; that is to say, I make a substantial part of my living making and selling my work. I am the studio technician for the ceramics program at my local community… Read More Creating Mixed Media Works Inspired by Antiquity
In recent weeks we’ve added several book titles and collections of antiquities related books to our Etsy shop. These are a great opportunity to pick up several titles at bargain prices and catch up on your reading while in lockdown! Here are links to some of these (they open in a new tab or window)… Read More Book Titles and Collections Added to Our Etsy Shop
Regardless of current events, life goes on and we’ve added several new ancient coins, antiquities and books to our Etsy shop online. You may visit our shop here – https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClioAncientArt
As promised, here is a compilation of news reports, summaries of academic articles and several videos (mostly from The British Museum) that I posted in my social media accounts over the past few months. These were items that seemed particularly relevant to those with an interest in antiquities and ancient art and that were of… Read More Compilation of Antiquities related news articles and videos from the past few months
Over 6 months have passed since I last posted in this blog. The demands of my “day job” in the Fine Arts Department at Cape Fear Community College, moving house late in 2019, participating in many shows and art fairs as an artist myself during the Fall and holiday seasons and many other factors have… Read More Returning after a long absence
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
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