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By John Harris

ISBN-10: 0892362235

ISBN-13: 9780892362233

The gathering of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of latest York is among the most vital inner most collections of historical 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 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 presents old and descriptive information regarding the items via a gaggle of eighteen exclusive members.

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The Fleischman fibula is elaborately fashioned and decorated. 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.

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. no. 30), 20 THE BEAUTY OF THE UGLY which is thought to have been made in Magna Graecia in the late fourth century. The individualizing of the mischievous mask suggests a craftsmanship that is enjoyed by maker and viewer alike. The Comic Vases of South Italy Although the material from Athens is so sparse, there is a fascinating corpus of painted pottery, and of other art forms, especially terracotta figurines, from the Greek cities of South Italy and Sicily.

Kilian-Dirlmeier, Anhdnger in Griechenland von der mykenischen bis zur spatgeometrischen Zeit, Prahistorische Bronzefunde n, vol. 2 (Munich, 1979). For 10 sirens in Greek art, see B. Cohen, "The Sirens," in B. Cohen and D. , The Odyssey and Ancient Art: An Epic in Word and Image, exh. cat. , 1992), p. ; E. Hofstetter, "Sirenen im archaischen und klassischen Griechenland," Archaologie 19 (Wiirzburg, 1990). For the relationship between sirens and Egyptian Ba-birds, see J. D. Cooney, "Siren and Ba, Birds of a Feather," The Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin 55 (1968), pp.

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