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A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection by John Harris

By John Harris

The gathering of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of latest York is among the most crucial inner most collections of historical Greek and Roman artwork within the usa and one of the most vital on this planet. 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 fondness for Antiquities presents historic and descriptive information regarding the gadgets via a gaggle of eighteen amazing members.

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V. Herrmann, Die Kessel der Orientalisierender Zeit (Berlin, 1979), pp. 122-130, pis. 55-60. A. Dierichs, Das Bild des Greifen in derfruhgriechischen Flachenkunst (Miinster, 1981). —E. B. T. C. 5 cm Condition: Intact, with a fine greenish gray patina and numerous flaws in solid-cast bronze; figure probably originally wore a hat. Filled with youthful exuberance, this small figure originally sat astride a large horse, his muscular legs tensely clinging to the sides of the mount and his head turned to the right.

This head has been classified as an Early Spedos type, so-called after an important Cycladic grave site on the island of Naxos. Long and elegantly proportioned, it preserves strong evidence of the colorful detail that was originally 42 GREECE IN THE BRONZE AGE applied to many, if not all, Cycladic sculptures, but which seldom survives. On the face, purplish red pigment defines a rarely seen band of short vertical strokes across the forehead, a stripe down the nose, and rows of dots, which may indicate tattooing, on the cheeks and chin.

A. O. A. d. H. E. B. T. J. B. G. J. H. J. R. G. K. H. W. L. M. M. A. M. J-N. M. R. M. T. S. H. 33 Arthur Dale Trendall Ariel Herrmann Arielle Kozloff Andrew Oliver, Jr. Annewies van den Hoek Elana B. Towne Janet B. Grossman John Herrmann J. Robert Guy Kenneth Hamma Karol Wight Leo Mildenberg Maxwell L. C. 7 cm; MAX. 3 cm Condition: Small star-shaped crack repaired on proper left side; some minor abrasions. Beak-spouted jugs, with their pulled-back necks, are a common type of Cycladic pouring vessel.

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