These archives of Egyptian Antiquities aim to facilitate the academic and private study of our rich heritage. It provides an overview of objects from the art market as well as from selected literature and museum collections.
Most of the art market entries are assembled from the important auction houses. The majority are from the period 1980 to the present; roughly the last four decennia. This mainly concerns objects that travel between private collections and otherwise remained unpublished. As a result, it is challenging to study these objects and it is hoped that these archives can contribute to this, although they do not pretend to be complete. All files can be downloaded free of charge.
Objects being included does not necessarily imply authenticity. Among the pieces on the free market there are undoubtedly also recent imitations that have not been recognized as such. Also the dating provided may be erroneous. The files from the art market refer to their source and the publication date if applicable.
The main abbreviations used are:
BO-LO Bonhams London CH-LO Christie's London CH-NY Christie's New York DR-PA Drouot Paris HV-MC Hotel de Ventes Monte Carlo PB-PA Pierre Bergé Paris PB-NY Park Bernet New York SO-LO Sotheby's London SO-NY Sotheby's New York
Selected further indications:
Antiquarian New York Boisgirard Auction Paris Cahn Auktionen Basel Charles Ede Gallery London Harmakhis Ancient Art Brussels Medusa Ancient Art Montreal Merrin Gallery New York Millon Auction Paris Phoenix Ancient Art Geneva Piasa Auction Paris Royal Athena New York Rupert Wace London Safani Gallery New York Slitine Auction Paris Tajan Auction Paris