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 vital inner most collections of historic Greek and Roman paintings within the usa and one of the most vital on this 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 gadgets via a bunch of eighteen unusual participants.

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Oxford, 1978 and 1982) RVAp, Suppl. I/II A. D. Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, First/Second Supplement to The Red-figured Vases of Apulia (= BICS Suppl. 42/60) (London, 1983 and 1991-92) RVP A. D. Trendall, The Red-figured Vases ofPaestum (Rome, 1987) 32 ABBREVIATIONS Note to the Reader The development of the Fleischman collection has not been determined by the chronology of the ancient Mediterranean world nor by the sequence of the styles we associate with Greek and Roman art but rather by the personal interests of its owners.

B. L. Webster's Monuments Illustrating New Comedy (London, 1969), which is being updated by A. Seeberg and J. R. Green. Other collections of illustrations include L. Bernabo-Brea (note 7 above) and M. Bieber, The History of the Greek and Roman Theater, 2nd ed. (Princeton, 1961), pp. 87-107. 9. A. D. Trendall, Phfyax Vases, 2nd ed. (= BICS Suppl. 19 [1967]) (hereafter Phlyax Vases). Professor Trendall, in collaboration with J. R. Green, is working on a third edition. 10. The recently published (1992) LIMC entry (vol.

Although the structure, modeling, and shape may be suggestive of archaic orientalizing art, the decorative scheme seems to this author Mycenaean in nature (compare especially the curlicues on the cheeks with the ends of the tentacles of the cuttlefish on the Mycenaean hydria [cat. no. : Karageorghis). -G. Bucholz and V. Karageorghis illustrate several Late Bronze Age rhyta in the shapes of heads of various animals, of which that of a fox, or dog, seems most similar to this vessel in ornamentation; noting that vases in the shape of animals and animal heads are indicative of the ancient desire to give lifelike form to inanimate objects, they also point out that most animal-head vases served as cult vessels for ritual purposes.

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