Relaunch of, Phoenix Ancient Art’s E-Commerce Platform


NEW YORKMarch 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For many people, antiquities collecting seems like something for only the very wealthy, but with Phoenix Ancient Art’s innovative e-commerce site — — the world of high-end antiquities has been opened to a larger audience than ever before.

The site,, features antiquities available for purchase online from the cultures that thrived in and around the Mediterranean basin. They include a wide range of art, including jewelry, figurines, amulets, sculptures, and vases from areas such as GreeceRomeEgypt, and Byzantium.

As an example, one e-tiquity currently on the site is an ancient Egyptian necklace with a pendant of the Goddess Sekhmet, once exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1920. New pieces will be added weekly, ensuring a constant flow of e-tiquities on the site.

“In launching e-tiquities by Phoenix Ancient Art, we hope both to introduce a new audience to the cultures of the ancient world, and to give our existing clients an easy way to expand their collections,” said Hicham Aboutaam, President of Electrum, the New York agent for Phoenix Ancient Art. “One of the things which makes Phoenix Ancient Art special in our field is the guarantee of authenticity that is provided to our clients, whether they buy works in our galleries or on our new website. Over the years, we’ve developed procedures to establish provenance (chain of ownership) to ensure that our pieces are both authentic and on the market in accordance with international law.”

“Given current economic conditions, people of all financial status are looking for safer havens for their investments,” said Mr. Aboutaam. “Antiquities have always been a good alternative through both booms and busts, and unlike stocks or bonds, the return on investment includes a piece of timeless beauty.”

The e-tiquities have been carefully selected for their aesthetic quality, as well as for their price point. By showcasing a broad range of cultures and periods, as well as various types of objects, illustrates just how diverse a collection can be. In addition, the site includes a wealth of information on each of the featured cultures, making it a valuable reference tool. offers free shipping worldwide. Purchases can be made with a credit card and can be returned within 14 days.


With galleries in New York City (Electrum) and Geneva, Switzerland, Phoenix Ancient Art is one of the world’s leading dealers in rare and exquisite antiquities with a focus on Greek and Roman, Near Eastern and Egyptian art. Its works of art have been acquired by world-class museums around the world, as well as by private collectors. Phoenix Ancient Art is a second-generation family business that was founded by Sleiman Aboutaam in 1968 and continues today under the leadership of his sons, Hicham and Ali Aboutaam.

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