2016…going, going GONG!

While people around the world have different customs for celebrating the first day of the year, almost all “ring in the new year” in some fashion or another. Some light fireworks,

Investing in art can reap big rewards

Interested in buying art but not sure where to start? Whether buying for personal enjoyment or for investment purposes, art can be a worthwhile, lucrative, investment due to its tendency

Lekythos

A lekythos (plural lekythoi) is a type of Ancient Greek vessel used for storing oil (Greek λήκυθος), especially olive oil. It has a narrow body and one handle attached to the neck of the vessel, and is thus a narrow type of jug, with no pouring lip; theoinochoe is more like a modern jug. In the "shoulder" and "cylindrical" types which became the most common, especially the latter, the sides of the body are usually vertical by the shoulder, and there is then a sharp change of direction as the neck curves in; the base and lip are normally prominent and flared. However, there are a number of varieties, and the word seems to have been used even more widely in ancient times than by modern archeologists.[1] They are normally in pottery, but there are also carved stone examples.

Palmyra

In Palmyra, history is literally written on the walls: across temples and above doorways, encircling funerary monuments and snaking up the towering limestone columns that rise above the Syrian desert some

The Pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern period.

Collecting Ancient Sculptues

Collecting Guide: Ancient Marbles Christie’s Antiquities specialist Laetitia Delaloye suggests five things to consider before buying ancient Sculptures. Since the 17th century, when young gentlemen of means started making the