Archive for September, 2010

Shadows of the Samurai: Japanese Warrior Traditions at the Fleming Museum

Shadows of the Samurai: Japanese Warrior Traditions at the Fleming Museum

. September 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Fleming Museum is to present Shadows of the Samurai: Japanese Warrior Traditions, open October 14, 2010 – May 11, 2011 in the Wolcott Gallery. Samurai culture and the code of conduct known as bushido, have exerted a powerful hold on the imaginations of people in the East and the West. The samurai were the […]

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Historic Secrets of the Silk Road Exhibition at the Penn Museum

Historic Secrets of the Silk Road Exhibition at the Penn Museum

. September 25, 2010 . 0 Comments

With graceful eyelashes, long flaxen hair and serene expression, the “Beauty of Xiaohe” seems to have just softly fallen to sleep-yet she last closed her eyes nearly 4,000 years ago. She was found, and excavated, in 2003, one of hundreds of spectacularly preserved mummies buried in the harsh desert sands of the vast Tarim Basin, […]

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Faience Hippo for Bonhams Antiquities Sale

Faience Hippo for Bonhams Antiquities Sale

. September 25, 2010 . 0 Comments

A turquoise faience hippo – very similar to the one nicknamed ‘William’ the unofficial mascot of the Metropolitan Museum in New York – is for sale at Bonhams next Antiquities auction on October 6th. Estimated to sell for £80,000 to £120,000 this charming figure dates from the Second Intermediate Period, circa 1786-1590 B.C. Modelled with […]

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King Tut Artifacts at the Science Museum of Minnesota

King Tut Artifacts at the Science Museum of Minnesota

. September 25, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Science Museum of Minnesota will show an exhibition of King Tut artifacts – Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, from Feb. 18 to Sept. 5 2011. Experience the riches of royal life in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago in Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. Discover more than 100 […]

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St. Louis Antique Festival at Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville

. September 25, 2010 . 0 Comments

Fine antiques and collectibles abound at the St. Louis Antique Festival held twice yearly at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, Illinois. The fairgrounds have been home to the festival for 18 years with a spring and a fall show. This upcoming Spring’s 34th Show will be held Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, […]

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