NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An exhibition of objects inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, recalling the architectural masterwork of the Emperor Hadrian, will be the highlight of the inaugural edition of TEFAF New York Fall, October 22-26, 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory, a joint effort between TEFAF Maastricht and Artvest Partners. Inspired by the ancient temple, Phoenix Ancient Art, one of the foremost antiquities specialists in the world, with the work of Dutch master stand-builder Stabilo, will meticulously recreate a spectacular Pantheon booth, complete with a vaulted dome ceiling and distinctive central oculus illuminating the space.
"I never miss an opportunity to visit and experience the Pantheon whenever I am in Rome," said Hicham Aboutaam, co-founder of Phoenix Ancient Art.
Within the space, Phoenix Ancient Art will feature masterpieces such as an over life sized rare marble portrait of Hadrian which is the type created in 127/128 AD for the anniversary of ten years of reign. They will also include a Graeco-Roman bronze masterwork, the statuette of Herakles that demonstrated the power and beauty of the male form during the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
Another unique piece for the Phoenix Ancient Art booth is the head of a god or king made of precious lapis lazuli. It clearly shows the distinct style of items created by Achaemenid court sculptors. Very few such sculptures have survived the test of time making this work of art all the more impressive.
Phoenix Ancient Art is also presenting a monumental Greek terracotta vase from the 4th century BC attributed to the Darius Painter, which includes a dramatic and elaborate depiction of the sacking of Troy. From the later Roman Imperial period they will be showing an exquisitely carved cameo depicting the Roman emperor "Philip the Arab" with his family. And one particular object of note, which they are presenting solely in the exhibition case, is a two-handled cup of cobalt blue glass by Ennion: Master of Roman Glass.
All of the masterworks from Phoenix Ancient Art at TEFAF New York will tell stories of times long gone, of empires that rose and fell and of a history that is essential to preserve for our modern day understanding of government, societal norms and ourselves.
For more information:
Phoenix Ancient Art
47 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065
tel: +1 212 288 7518
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