Minerva Gallery is dedicated to bringing you ancient art, reproductions and antiques from around the world. We are an online based Gallery and focus on bringing our customers quality pieces at competitive prices. We stand behind all of our inventory and offer a lifetime guarantee on authenticity with all of our items. All of our items are researched and vetted for authenticity before being sold. We provide our customers with all provenance information and a certificate of authenticity with each piece purchased from us.
We have been selling online since 2006 and strive on bringing our customers the best customer service experience possible. You can search our eBay feedback left by some of our customers online here - Minerva-Ancient-Art.
As collectors ourselves we know how difficult it can be to find a reliable seller of actual authentic ancient art. We always recommend to new collectors to become knowledgeable before actually buying their first authentic piece of art. The best way of doing this is by reading and visiting museums so you can get the feel of what an authentic piece is supposed to look like. Auction catalogs are a great way to be able to see authentic examples of ancient art. We personally prefer Arte Primitivo catalogs because they are in color and give you a better image than some of the black and white catalogs from Sotheby's or others.
There is also a Yahoo group named Ancientartifacts with thousands of members including collectors, dealers and museum curators which purpose is discussing ancient art. You can find a list of dealers and eBay id's of people trying to sell fake pieces as authentic in the group files. If you have a piece you may have some doubts on you can send pictures to the group and get members opinion on what they think. I strongly recommend joining - Ancientartifacts.
If there is a particular piece you are looking for and you do not see it in our gallery please contact us. We can help find that special piece for you. If you have any questions or just want to talk antiquities do not hesitate to contact us! We will be more than glad to help.
Owner / Carlos Regueira