t's fascinating (but not surprising) to see the great response to our feature on affordable antiquities and the short article on Widow's Mites coins. Budget-wise collecting can be found on our side of the pond as well. Sales of Native American arrowheads are commonplace and most sell for just a few dollars.
Samaritan oil lamp, 4th century A.D. found in Israel. length: 10 cm, $250. Courtesy of Trionfo Jerusalem by Melody Amsel-Arielli Collectors often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on rare, museum-quality antiquities. Small, abundantly found pieces, however, are often very affordable. For example, coins unearthed in the Holy Land, which date from the Persian through...
Artist Clarence Boyce Monegar is one of Wisconsin's most beloved painters, executing landscape commissions for professionals and institutions. Monegar's watercolors could often be found in doctor's offices and bank lobbies. Since his death in 1968, his work has only increased in value and interest in his paintings has surfaced as far away as California.
Pipe tomahawks were commonly traded in the 18th and 19th centuries between tribes and European settlers. They were not a native weapon but they were eventually incorporated into the Apache culture.
Native Americans originally carved beads from natural materials like shells, coral, horn, and turquoise. Since the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, however, tribal beaders have preferred working with glass beads, especially fine seed beads.
Basketry is the art of weaving pliable vegetable fibers, like bark, straw, wood, or grass, into storage vessels through a variety of techniques.