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Los Angeles Times Reporters Delve into the Opaque World of Antiquities’...

NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS).- One bit of information museums don't often include on placards explaining the origins of ancient artifacts is how they were obtained. But in a new book, "Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest...

Wide Array of "Toys with Character" Take the Spotlight at Bertoia...

VINELAND, N.J.- It took weeks to catalog the enormous array of beautiful toys, banks and doorstops chosen for Bertoia Auctions’ June 10-11 Toys with Character sale, and gallery associate Rich Bertoia says it was worth every minute of the effort. &...

Sotheby’s Geneva 17th May Sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels to...

GENEVA.- Sotheby's Geneva announces that it will present an important pink diamond, weighing 10.99 carats in its sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels on 17 May 2011 six months after the record breaking sale of the ‘Graff Pink’ – the most e...

Sotheby’s Geneva 17th May sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels To...

GENEVA.- Sotheby's Geneva announces that it will present an important pink diamond, weighing 10.99 carats in its sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels on 17 May 2011 six months after the record breaking sale of the ‘Graff Pink’ – the most e...

A Major Mexican Mayan Culture Seated Deity Sells for Record at...

PARIS.- On Monday, March 21, 2011 at Drouot Richelieu, the auction house sold a very important collection of Pre-Columbian art. The items belonged to the collection of Mr. H. Law, who has been collecting for 25 years beautiful "stone figures" from the...

Two Thousand Year Old Cat Still Looks Cool in Gold Earrings...

LONDON.- Bonhams sale of Antiquities on April 13 includes a beautiful but inscrutable Egyptian cat cast in bronze, with gold earrings, that dates from circa 664-32BC estimated to sell for £15,000 to £20,000. This charming hollow cast bronze cat is ...

Collection of Contemporary Bengali Scrolls Leave Liverpool to Tell Tales from...

LIVERPOOL.- From 15 February 2011 a collection of contemporary Bengali scrolls from National Museums Liverpool will tour across the region. 'Telling Tales: Story Scrolls' from India features six never seen before, beautiful and vibrant scrolls, created...

Israeli Archaeologists Find a 1,500-Year-Old Byzantine Church Southwest of Jerusalem

HIRBET MADRAS (AP).- Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered 1,500-year-old church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks. The Byzantine church loc...

Courtauld Conservation Experts Undertake New Research of Wall Paintings in Bhutan

LONDON.- The small and stunningly beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has for many years intrigued the West, not least on account of its geographic isolation, its hermetic reputation, and its distinct and perfectly preserved culture. The core of Bhu...

Courtauld Conservation Experts Undertake New Research of Wall Paintings in Bhutan

LONDON.- The small and stunningly beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has for many years intrigued the West, not least on account of its geographic isolation, its hermetic reputation, and its distinct and perfectly preserved culture. The core of Bhu...

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