Hicham Aboutaam: Greek Gold Cylindrical Stand

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.

Hicham Aboutaam — this piece from Phoenix Ancient Art is stunning
Hicham Aboutaam — this piece from Phoenix Ancient Art is stunning