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
This large and impressive textile, our Object of the Week, is a fragment from a Coptic Egyptian garment and features complex geometric and foliate designs. Thanks to exceptionally dry conditions, many types of artifacts made from perishable materials that would not survive elsewhere are common finds on Egyptian archaeological sites. Between the late 18th and… Read More This Week’s Featured Object: A Framed Coptic Egyptian Textile 5th – 7th Century AD
This article in The Guardian provides an update (including a short video) on the joint German-Egyptian restoration and repair work on King Tut’s golden mask, following damage last year when the beard was accidentally knocked off and glued back on. Link opens in a new tab or window: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/21/fixing-tutankhamuns-beard-unfortunately-they-used-epoxy
Here’s the URL to the video on YouTube, from Oxford University Press (opens in new tab or window) – https://youtu.be/JNqeOqVmyCc
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are among those North American art museums fortunate to display good quality collections of ancient Mediterranean and related antiquities. The Museums’ antiquities collection is housed in the Legion of Honor, with its spectacular views over the Golden Gate, the City of San Francisco itself, and across to Marin… Read More Antiquities in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: A Brief Review
A series of short lectures on various aspects of the Egyptian obelisk in New York
Video Link: Clio Ancient Art: PROVENANCE Our second video, dealing this time with the importance of PROVENANCE in the antiquities trade. Questions and comments welcome, as always.
London has a wealth of Egyptian antiquities to see; the British Museum’s vast ancient Egyptian holdings and the collections at the Petrie Museum of Egyptology being the two best examples. But one needn’t enter a Museum to see a bit of ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III, circa 1450 BCE, now standing… Read More A Bit of Egypt Beside the Thames