Press Release - 01/01/2007
Collecting antiquities is a unique passion. Like other collecting pursuits there is the thrill of the hunt, the refinement of one’s ‘eye’, the satisfaction in building up, piece by piece, a good grouping of objects , etc., etc.. But unlike the others, antiquities provide another dimension, which is the palpable connection across...
Howard Nowes - 01/09/2006
There is no question that traditional African art is beautiful to behold, highly prized, and valuable in today’s society. But why? How? African art raises so many questions because its forms and compositions are so very different from those of western society; it simply takes time to get used to and understand them.African art is...
By Corey Binns - © 2007 LiveScience.com. All right - 02/03/2007
Nudity was a costume used by artists to depict various roles of menMale nudes are the norm in Greek art, even though historians have stated that ancient Greeks kept their clothes on for the most part. New research suggests that art might have been imitating life more closely than previously thought. Nudity was a costume used by artists to depict...
Sebastian Fernandez - 03/31/2013
The continent of Africa: ancient, vast and still mysterious. It is the birthplace of humanity, where clever Homo Habilis left his rudimentary tools before moving to Asia, where the ancient Egyptians built their awesome structures, where the people of Nigeria, like the Nok and Benin civilizations, left timeless and sophisticated artifacts, and where in more recent centuries great wood carving and masquerading traditions have flourished.
Dr. Richard Gill - 04/01/2011
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.
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 children and adults with their history and awe and inspire and educate us. And by US I mean the world.
James Cuno writes, “Antiquities are the cultural property of all humankind – of people, not peoples – evidence of the world's ancient past and not that of a particular modern nation. They comprise antiquity, and antiquity knows no borders … It cannot be subdivided and nationalized. Its influence is boundless, uncontainable. We all have a stake in its survival, in all its forms, everywhere.”
Anthony Kurland, Jr. Ph.D - 04/09/2012
Guatemala, Northern Peten, Late Classic Maya, AD 600-900
Polychrome red, orange and black earthenware, height 6.75"
A late classic Maya buff paste ceramic with a white slip, painted with images of Hun Hun Apu, the young maize god, making offerings in a cache vessel (Kerr 8344; compare K5032, K8246, K9179, the latter for its shape)
Association of Art Museum Directors - 06/04/2010
Guideline in Acquisitions of Archaeological Material reguarding Ancient Art
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New York, NY 10021
Howard Nowes - 07/14/2007
Article coming soon, in the meantime, these are the books for research. Bibliography Pre Columbian GoldBetween Continents / Between Seas: Precolumbian Art of Costa Rica. Abel-Vidor, Suzanne et al. Harry N. Abrams 1981, 8.5x11", 240 pp., ceramics jade and gold illustrated. b&w and color photographs by Dirk Bakker. Goldwork and Shamanism :...
Howard Nowes - 07/15/2007
The pastic art of India appeals very much to me.The lines are soft and smooth and forms are well rounded. This is highly contrasting to the angular flow of European sculpture.