A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
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The collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of New York is one of the most important private collections of ancient Greek and Roman art in the United States and among the most important in the world. Its more than three hundred obects span the Bronze Age to the Late Antique. They include bronze statuettes, marble sculpture, vases, jewelry, lamps and candelabra, keys, weights, and silver bowls and utensils. A Passion for Antiquities provides historical and descriptive information about the objects by a group of eighteen distinguished contributors.
169-182.1 began to consider the issues for myself in Comic Angels, pp. 21-27; they have been further developed in the chapter on "The Visual Record" in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy, P. Easterling, ed. (Cambridge, forthcoming). 7. Tragic material is included along with primarily comic artifacts in L. Bernabo-Brea, Menandro e il teatro greco nelle terracotte Liparesi (Genoa, 1981). 8. For example, see T. B. L. Webster's Monuments Illustrating New Comedy (London, 1969), which is being
tentacles are highlighted in added white. This cuttlefish has evolved from the more elaborate type of the period Mycenaean in A into a simpler, stylized form. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Unpublished. RELATED REFERENCES: For a comparable cuttlefish, see the kylix from Rhodes: R Stubbings, Mycenaean Pottery from the Levant (Cambridge, 1951), pi. xni.3. —M. J-N. MARBLE 6 Head of an Idol Cycladic, circa 2600-2500 B.C. Greek island marble; H: 22.8 cm; w: 8.9 cm; DEPTH: 6.4 cm Condition: Broken off at the neck;
found primarily in sanctuaries, although some have been excavated from burials. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Unpublished. RELATED REFERENCES: For Geometric bronze horses in general, see J.-L. Zimmermann, Les Chevaux de bronze dans I'art geometrique Grec (Mainz, 1989); for the Lokrian group, p. 2i8ff., pis. 49-51. —K.W. 11 Statuette of a Horse Greek, Geometric, circa 700 B.C. Bronze; H: 5.9 cm; w: 5 cm; DEPTH: i cm Condition: Green patina, somewhat crusty, although smoother on proper right side; what appears
Br i/4/I: Vulic). Three other similar single rider appliques, in Mainz (Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum 0.21296), Athens (National Archaeological Museum, Karapanos 36), and Paris (Louvre Br 4445) are known (see Hitzl), but the Fleischman example stands somewhat apart. In all of the other pieces, the rider turns his head out to face the viewer. The Fleischman rider, in contrast, does not turn to face the viewer, but sits in a comfortable three-quarter posture—anatomically more correctly modeled
held an object. Although competent and fluid, the modeling is somewhat summary, with coarsely incised detail. The bullet-shaped head on a strong neck has blank oval eyes, a short nose, and a small 17O ETRURIA mouth. The striated hair, which is swept back from the low forehead and temples and upward at the nape, appears to be rolled around a band (invisible), exposing the barely detailed ears. Fine incised lines mark the pubic hair. A votive inscription of two lines of unequal length runs from