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The Six Keys to Successful Fine Art Appraisal

Leah Montalto - 12/07/2015

A good art appraiser will have an excellent background, including a genuine passion for art and art history and years os study. For example at Art for Eternity, LLC, we both have degrees in art histroy. Howard Nowes, the Director, has a BA in Art History from Skidmore College, specializing in ancient and ethnographic art, and Leah Montalto has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design with a minor in contemporary art history.

Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei

Ara Pacis Museum - 07/27/2015

'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum

Sculptures in Stone are For the Eternity

Howard Nowes - 5/12/2015

Sculptures in Stone are For the Eternity

Why ISIS is Destroying Cities and Artifacts And What to Do About It

Howard Nowes - 04/05/2015

Many people are under the impression that ancient and ethnographic artifacts are cultural patrimony and individuals should not collect.    And of course we do condone looting but I am talking about finding joy in the existing pool of legal artifacts that exist outside their host countries.  These pieces excite and energize...

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A Panel discussion on Africa, Asia, and the Americas: Cultural Patrimony

Howard Nowes taken from AAA Nat conference - 11/18/2013

 Legal realities and issues of important and exporting art and antiques to and from the United States. Speakers were Michael Cohn, Michael Cohn Fine Art Consultants, LLC; Harmer Johnson, Tribal and Ancient Art; and myself, Howard Nowes, Art for Eternity LLC. The Appraisers Association of America's 2013 National Conference was held on...

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5000 Years of African Art

Sebastian Fernandez - 3/31/13

An Exhibition Organized by Art for Eternity, Fernandez Leventhal Gallery, and David Zemanek

303 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028

May 7th – June 6th

Appraising Ancient art in Current Market Conditions

Howard M. Nowes AAA - 10/03/2012

I composed this for the professional appraising community, so one can quickly and efficiently be brought up to date on how market dynamics;  political and economic, have affected values of Ancien

POLYCHROME VASE WITH YOUNG MAIZE GOD

Anthony Kurland, Jr. Ph.D - 04/09/2012

Images of the young maize god are among the most common in Mayan art, especially in ceramics, which were apparently designed (whatever their day-to-day use) as funerary offerings.      This ceramic is remarkable both for its shape and for the virtuosity its treatment of a common theme. The young maize god offers a cache...

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A little truth about Quimbaya Indians

Dr. Richard Gill - 4/1/2011

Hello friends, I am an orthodontist by trade, but I do have an Anthropology degree, and an Anthropologist by heart.    You should know a little truth about Quimbaya Indians. They were eaters of human flesh.  Cannibals. They were eaters of human flesh.  Cannibals. Pedro Cieza de Leon, the famous chronicler who traveled with...

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Guideline in Acquisitions of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art

Association of Art Museum Directors - 06/04/2010

Guideline in Acquisitions of Archaeological Material reguarding Ancient Art


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