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
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
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
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
For the fifth time this year we’ve added newly acquired ancient coins and antiquities to the selection in our online Etsy shop. Here are some of the newest acquisitions: Visit our Etsy shop for an ever changing selection of items, including antiquities, ancient coins, related books and prints, and other antique… Read More Still more ancient coins and antiquities added to our Etsy shop
We’ve recently added many more ancient Greek, Biblical, Roman, Byzantine and related ancient coins and antiquities in bronze, faience and glass to our Etsy shop. Here’s a selection with images and links –
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).
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
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