In the Old Town, most of the stores have been open since May 11. The Phoenix Ancient Art gallery, on rue Verdaine, has reopened under the guidance of its director, Michael Hedqvist and President, Ali Aboutaam.
The Brafa Art Fair ended last week in Brussels and was a huge success. 132 exhibitors came from 16 different countries to display exquisite antiques, jewelry, art and so much more. With this Virtual Tour, you can get a peek into the layout of our booth from Phoenix Ancient Art and into the meticulous work..Read More
Religion and belief in the power of the Gods were part and parcel of life during the Hellenistic Period in Greece. The influence is captured in works like The Iliad and The Odyssey, both immensely popular in the Hellenic World. Homer depicts the gods as intimately involved in the lives of the people. They were..Read More
In recent news in the antiquities world, Christie’s sold a stunning Egyptian Granite Head of an Official, recently handled by Phoenix Ancient Art, for $422,500. This head represents a courtier and dates from the New Kingdom, Late Dynasty XVIII, circa 1400-1390 B.C. The courtier wears a double wig: the upper tier, with the locks engraved..Read More
The market for fine antiquities has never been stronger. For example, a four-inch black chlorite bust of a mythological hero, whose most distinguishing characteristics are a long shell-inlaid scar crossing the right side of his face and another large scar on his left cheek sold at Sotheby’s on 8 December for $1,258,500 against a pre-sale estimate fo $300,000-500,000. The piece was consigned by a collector who bought it from the Aboutaam brothers, co-owners of Phoenix Ancient Art, who bought it at Christie’s in June 2000 for $105,000. The small but powerful piece has been in several private collections and is believed to have been found prior to 1961.
Phoenix Ancient t Art, Winged griffin flanking a scared tree, Phoenician, ca. 8th century B.C., ivory, H 10.6 cm [Hicham] Aboutaam notes, “There are people who collect both Classical and Near Eastern art, but not everybody does that. Those who like Near Eastern art in general, feel that it is historically and archeologically superior..Read More
Rarities on the stand of Phoenix Ancient Art include: Greek, late 8th century B.C. bronze A Geometric Horse H: 11 cm, Base: 7 cm (4.3 x 2.8 in.) The horse dates from the Geometric Period, 10th to 8th century B.C. The era was a time of great cultural advancement: Homer and the rise of epic..Read More
This article gives information about Islamic art and culture and what is on sale from Islamic Art through Phoenix Ancient Art.
Antiquities dealers like Hicham and Ali Aboutaam, co-owners of Phoenix Ancient Art believe that dealers must change with the changing standards.
Gems sold by Phoenix Ancient Art span many time periods throughout history including the Villanovian Era. One such piece, currently on sale through the web is the Villanovian bronze figurine, typical of art history during the time.