TEFAF New York Fall 2016
At Phoenix Ancient Art, we are honored to be part of the upcoming TEFAF New York. Taking place from October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armory, the inaugural fair is a joint effort between TEFAF Maastricht and Artvest Partners. The competitive application process saw many vying for a spot at the fair and the list of 93 exhibitors was hand-picked by an eight panel selection committee.
The Exhibition Space
Phoenix Ancient Art will display antiquities inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Our focus for this show recalls the era of Emperor Hadrian and his rule. We have duplicated the look of the Pantheon’s magnificent dome, and will be creating a vaulted dome ceiling for our exhibit space at TEFAF.
The Male Form
Within that space, we will feature items such as a rare marble portrait of Hadrian which is the type created in 127/128 AD for the anniversary of ten years of reign. We 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.
Achaemenid Court Sculptors
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, and this item is an exquisite and unique work.
Vases, Cameos and Cups
We are also presenting a Greek terracotta vase from the 4th century BC attributed to Darius Painter which includes a dramatic depiction of the sacking of Troy. From the later Roman Imperial period we will be showing a cameo depicting the Roman emperor “Philip the Arab” with his family. And one particular item of note, which we 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 display items 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.