In the next of our series on Phoenix Ancient Art’s collection, we’re looking at this magnificent piece.

Hicham Aboutaam — picture of Greek Gold Cylindrical Stand

This Greek Gold Cylindrical Stand, 12.7 cm in diameter, has beaded wire around its edge. The upper flange is decorated with a narrative frieze set against a densely granulated background. The scene portrays a battle between Amazons and Greeks featuring 19 participants, while two Nereids sit on hippocamps. Set at intervals between the figures are birds, dolphins, and half-globules.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see a page about me created on Art Fandom.

It’s a niche site devoted to art with pages on such luminaries as Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and Warhol.

Hicham Aboutaam Art Fandom page
Hicham Aboutaam page on Art Fandom

That’s some company to be keeping!

It’s lovely to see that people are still connected enough…

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In the next of our series on Phoenix Ancient Art’s piece, we’re looking at this fascinating item.

This piece from the Saite Period is a relic of a bygone era. Many pieces from this time also feature schist and they take advantage of the elegance this material yields.
Here, this piece shows a man squatting, his arms crossed over his knees and his legs bent. Most likely he was a senior official of sorts.

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Hicham Aboutaam Griffin
The Gold Griffin

The griffin is a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle, and the body, tail, and back legs of a lion. A combination of the king of the jungle and the king of the birds, it was a powerful creature. This tiny golden piece is a stunning depiction of the griffin’s head. Only 1.5 inches in height, it still takes away one’s breath.

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Hicham Aboutaam

Hicham Aboutaam

Hicham Aboutaam is the co-founder of Phoenix Ancient Art. He’s also the owner of e-Tiquities and Electrum