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On-line Gallery Exhibition: West Mexico sculptures in close proximity

Howard Nowes - 05/05/2020


Ceramic figurines were the key artistic output of what are known as the 'shaft tomb' cultures of Western Mexico, and are considered the most dramatic of all ceramics produced in Mesoamerica. Unlike the Olmecs and the Aztecs, the shaft tomb cultures, which thrived from 300 BCE to 400 CE, left behind no monumental architecture or stelae, so virtually everything we know about them comes from these figures.

Art For Eternity can serve you during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Howard Nowes - 04/18/2020

Dear Client,

Hello from New York City, where there is no traffic, no street noise and just a few, masked, pedestrians. Probably just like you, we are not quite sure what to do with ourselves during these strange times.

We do find some comfort in the ancient art that surrounds us. It reminds us of the transient nature of even dark and uncertain times.

We are now offering a site-wide promotional sale to entice you, and, hopefully, take your mind off of current woes-- in a way that goes easy on your budget.

We hope you enjoy these timeless pieces, and wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and safety.


Howard Nowes, Director
Art for Eternity Gallery

Sand, soda, and lime: mundane and magical

Dara Mayers - 02/05/2020

Glass is remarkable material. Liquid and solid, sturdy and brittle, mundane and magical. Infinitely fragile pieces of ancient Roman glass that have miraculously survived for thousands of years often serve as an entrée for people new to collecting.


Primitive Art from the Harry Bertschamm Collection

Howard Nowes - 10/10/2019

Outer worldly acquistion
We are pleased to share with you a fascinating new acquisition, from the estate of artistHarry Bertschamm. Kulap figures very rarely come onto the market. In fact, in my 30 years as a dealer, this is the first time I’ve encountered such a piece.

True of Voice: The Royal Butler Ramessesemperre

Dara Mayers - 07/25/2019

egyptian relief

The Art of Provenance Research

Howard Nowes - 10/25/2018

 An object’s provenance can have a profound impact on its value and its trajectory through time as it passes from one collector to another.  At Art for Eternity we take pride in our commitment to thorough provenance research.  We investigate the provenance of each art object we are interested it, and we only acquire objects with excellent provenance.



Howard Nowes - 10/10/2018

LIDAR, a once-top secret US military surveillance technology for surveying and detecting the topography of long-lost structures buried underground has now become declassified, with astounding new findings for those of us in the arts and sciences.  We now know that Mayan civilization was vastly more abundant and complex than we ever previously imagined, with epic, sprawling cities, including one such city buried just beneath the top layer of the jungle in Guatemala that was home to an estimated 7 to 11 million people, matching New York City in population and density...

Art for Eternity at the 2018 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

Howard Nowes - 02/14/2018

We are pleased to share these photos of the Art for Eternity booth at the 2018 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show in San Francisco, at the Fort Mason Center.

Happy Holidays 2017

Howard Nowes - 12/15/2017

Pre-Columbian Presentation at Appraiser's Conference A Success

Howard Nowes - 11/16/2017

We are proud to announce the successful completion of our lecture on Pre-Columbian art appraising at this year's Appriaser's Association of America conference this 2017 season.  Topics addressed were cultural context, authenticity, patramony issues, and grading the quality of the art to determine value.


Howard Nowes Ancient Art
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