By John Harris

The gathering of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of latest York is without doubt one of the most crucial deepest collections of old Greek and Roman paintings within the usa and one of the most vital on the planet. Its greater than 300 obects span the Bronze Age to the overdue vintage. They comprise 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 items by means of a bunch of eighteen exotic members.

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D. The most familiar are the statuettes, representing a variety of roles and poses (cat. nos. 108,117,134,148,153). It is possible that some of these originally belonged to sets which could be assembled to "re-enact" a famous scene from a particular comedy. The amusement offered by the "ugly," without any such specificity, is illustrated by the adaptation of such other artifacts as lamps (cat. nos. 118,154,176), a handle (cat. no. 135), and a weight (cat. no. 99). Probably the earliest object, and possibly the finest in its artistry, is the bronze roundel (cat.

Aigisthos" (R. M. Gais). 17. See Phlyax Vases, no. 45, pi. 2 and Comic Angels, pi. 5. 18. For "Cheiron," see Phlyax Vases, no. 37 and Comic Angels, pi. 6; for "Birth of Helen," see Phlyax Vases, no. 18 and Comic Angels, pi. 20. 19. 73, see A. D. Trendall, "A New Early Apulian Phlyax Vase," The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 79, i (1992), pp. 2-15; RVAp, Suppl. n, p. 495. 20. Especially in RVAp, Suppl. n (note 14 above). 21. See A. D. L Webster, vol. 2, J. Betts et al, eds. (Bristol, 1988), p.

The faceted pin ends with three biconical beads separated by ribs. Both sides of the catchplate are incised. The exterior panel has alternating bands of double circles with central dots, semicircles offset to form an undulating double line, and parallel lines with crosshatching between. The panel is framed by two bands of dotted semicircles separated by a double-line meander. The frame for the panel on the interior side is the same, but the panel decoration is figural, with three fish whose bodies, including the four fins, are formed with double lines.

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