New PDF release: A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection

By John Harris

ISBN-10: 0892362235

ISBN-13: 9780892362233

The gathering of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of latest York is likely one of the most crucial deepest collections of historic Greek and Roman paintings within the usa and one of the most crucial on the earth. Its greater than 300 obects span the Bronze Age to the past due vintage. They contain bronze statuettes, marble sculpture, vases, jewellery, lamps and candelabra, keys, weights, and silver bowls and utensils. a keenness for Antiquities offers historic and descriptive information regarding the gadgets by way of a gaggle of eighteen unique participants.

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152). The Fleischman griffin head, along with two or three others, would once have adorned the shoulder of a cauldron such as Herodotus describes, attached by means of the three holes in the flanged base. C. , such pro tomes, like this one, were produced by casting. The piece's slender form and sinuous lines, which are not as exaggerated as those of later protomes, also conform to this date. Although it possesses the typical attributes of the griffin pro tome, this piece does not fit stylistically into one of H.

Almost all of the pieces in the group with a known provenance come from the excavations of the temple of Artemis Ennodia in Pherai, which is located above a Geometric necropolis. One other excavated example comes from Delphi, indicating that the birds were probably used as both funereal and votive offerings. Because so many of this type of pendant have been found in Pherai, Kilian- 4466 GREECE GREECEFROM FROMTHE THEGEOMETRIC GEOMETRIC PERIOD PERIOD TO TO THE THE LATE LATE CLASSICAL CLASSICAL 9 8 Dirlmeier believes them to be the products of a Thessalian workshop.

Although some horses have been found in funereal contexts, the majority of the statuettes seem to be votive gifts at religious sanctuaries. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Unpublished. RELATED REFERENCES: H. ], 1971), p. 124, no. 42. -L. Zimmermann, Les Chevaux de bronze dans Vart geometrique Grec (Mainz, 1989), for Macedonian horses, p. ; for the de Menil horse, p. 261, no. 3, pi. 3. C. 1 cm; DEPTH: i cm Condition: Good condition with some areas of corrosion; brownish encrustation along the interior of the catchplate; losses along the outer edge of the catchplate, and along both lower corners near pin.

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