Neolithic to Nebuchadnezzar

Published on November 8, 2010 by Sophie in Aboutaam, Antiquities, Hicham Aboutaam, Phoenix Ancient Art, Uncategorized

 

Phoenix Ancient t Art, Winged griffin flanking a scared tree, Phoenician, ca. 8th century B.C., ivory, H 10.6 cm 

 [Hicham] Aboutaam notes, “There are people who collect both Classical and Near Eastern art, but not everybody does that. Those who like Near Eastern art in general, feel that it is historically and archeologically superior to Classical art. Those who collect Classical art like, from time to time, to go out of the Hellenized world boundaries and back to earlier periods in the same region, a few millennia earlier. So they play a game of moving back and forth.”

 Amy Page, Neolithic to Nebuchadnezzar, Art & Antiques, November, 2010