Tag Archives: Barberini Vase

AS THE WORLD URNS

The Barberini vase or Portland Vase as it became known as, is the most famous cameo-glass vessel from antiquity. it has ¬†been studied for centuries by scholars trying to determine its original utilitarian purpose and the perplexing meaning of its … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VASE OF ANTIQUITY AND INIQUITY

Genie out of the vase. It is an enigmatic urn. During the artistic rape of Europe in the eighteenth century, the ransack that is now known as the Grand Tour, England was flooded with spoils of her wandering noblemen. Paintings, … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment