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The gathering of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman of recent York is likely one of the most crucial deepest collections of historic Greek and Roman paintings within the usa and one of the most crucial on the earth. 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 historic and descriptive information regarding the items by way of a bunch of eighteen exclusive participants.

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35, no. 33). The figure is remarkably close in costume, pose, and style to the rider found in excavations at the sanctuary of Zeus in Dodona and now in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens (Karapanos Collection 27: Karouzou). The two figures also show the same porous surface filled with casting flaws. The Fleischman bronze is somewhat livelier in execution, however. He turns his head alertly to his right, his expression filled with intensity, and the posture of his arms is more spontaneous.

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. The exhibition upon which this catalogue is based reflects these interests—objects having been grouped to highlight related subject matter or to emphasize continuity of visual form, regardless of medium or date.

For a study of thrones both with and without figures, see E. French, "The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines," Annual of the British School at Athens 66 (1971), pp. 167-172. —M. J-N. C. 3 cm Condition: End of animal's snout, handle, and top of bottle neck missing. This rotund little animal standing on four short, stubby legs has reddish brown decorations over a cream-colored slip. Although he has lost his pointed nose, he retains around his small head the ruff characteristic of a hedgehog.

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