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Sothebay's?

It’s December 31, 2008 and eBay Live Auctions is dead.

It’s July 14, 2014, and Sotheby’s announces they plan to offer their auction inventory on… 500 more words

Auction School

Selling Out Sekhemka

The sale of Ancient Egyptian artifacts took a step in a dangerous direction last week.

The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom has planned an immense expansion which would double the size of its exhibition space, as well as create new galleries, teaching spaces, and retail areas. 686 more words

Melissa Pankuch

Still Full Of Questions

Since my botox almost 5 months ago I’ve had another clear MRI scan and a follow up with my Consultant at Christie’s. For a while I had it in my head that I was wasting his time, it just felt like appointment after appointment I’d go in and he’d say ‘all ok’ I’d say thanks and then I’d see him again in 3 months!….Now don’t get me wrong, every time he said all was fine it made my… 422 more words

Post Surgery

Amin Jaffer Selects Histoire de la Premiere Guerre Punique

Histoire de la Premiere Guerre Punique
(A History of the First Punic Wars)
By Leonardo Bruni
Paris, c. 1450
With rich illuminations including the
Carthaginians riding elephants. 178 more words

ART

EGYPTIAN STATUE SEKHEMKA SOLD FOR $27 MILLION.

DO WE REALLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELL OTHER COUNTRIES PRECIOUS ANTIQUITIES? EVEN IF THEY WERE GIFTED TO US?

This week Christies Auction House of London sold the statue of SEKHEMKA – a limestone statue, 30″ high, for a little over US 27 million. 313 more words

Egypt

Memories come in many forms… Graham’s Ne Oublie Very Old Tawny Port

Three generations of the Symington Family (the custodians of Graham’s Port since 1970) have been launching Graham’s rare Ne Oublie Very Old Tawny Port: a wine dating from the time Andrew James Symington arrived in Portugal to work for Graham’s in 1882. 587 more words

Our Wines

Six things about Sekhemka

1. It’s beautiful

The best analysis of the statue is by TGH James. An Egyptologist at the British Museum, he described it in full, for the first time, in 1963, after someone had tipped him off about it (“The Northampton statue of Sekhemka”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 49, 5–12). 3,113 more words

Archaeology