Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to announce its latest gallery exhibition:



The PAX ROMANA or ‘Roman Peace,’ was the long period of peace and stability within the Roman Empire following the devastating civil wars of the late Roman Republic. After Augustus emerged victorious, he instigated cultural initiatives that would define the new Roman Empire. These included architectural, literary, and artistic programs throughout Italy and the provinces. Rome became the undeniable economic, political, and cultural capital of the Western world.

Augustus symbolically closed the doors of the Temple of Janus in Rome, meaning that Roman legions were no longer actively on campaign. The Roman people were now able to turn their attention to peaceful pursuits. An unprecedented period of prosperity followed. Countless temples and monuments were erected in marble and bronze. Aqueducts, roads and baths were constructed, as were libraries and theaters. The population of the Empire, which included most of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, swelled to nearly 70 million. Over a million lived in Rome itself. Several generations lived in peace and prosperity. Of course many people who had been conquered by the Romans remained subjugated. Uprisings and revolts continued in the provinces. Nonetheless for those that accepted Roman rule, life was good. Roman industries were in full production. Trade brought items from all over the empire to market. Blown glass became commonplace in Roman homes. Terra Sigillata pottery was in use from Britain to Arabia. Roman coinage circulated in an area larger than today’s Euro Zone. Romans in cities all over the Empire enjoyed wine, baths, theater, literature, and countless other entertainments.

The exhibition, PAX ROMANA, focuses on the prosperity of the typical citizen of the Roman Empire during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. On display are objects of daily life, including, glass, pottery, coins, keys, dice, storage vessels, and tools. More important objects include marble statuary, painting, and mosaics that adorned the villas of the wealthy. Personal items include perfume bottles, brooches, inscriptions, miniature statuary, and gold jewelry.

September 17 through October 24, 2015


Past Exhibitions

new book:

A Complete Guide and Catalog

From 03/21/2019 to 04/27/2019


The photography of Joseph Coscia Jr.

And accompanying ancient glass through December 7

From 10/25/2018 to 11/25/2018


From 05/10/2018 to 05/31/2018

REALM OF OSIRIS: Art of the Egyptian Mummy

Through November 18

From 10/26/2017 to 11/18/2017


through October 14

From 09/21/2017 to 10/14/2017

The GODDESS exhibition features sculpture of of the divine female form in antiquity.

The photography of Joseph Coscia

From 05/19/2017 to 06/30/2017


on view through February 25

From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017

Light on Stone:

the photography of Joseph Coscia

From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016

Paintings of John Woodrow Kelley

Through October 15

From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016


From 06/09/2016 to 07/30/2016


From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016


December through February 2016

From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016

Art of Ancient America

From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015

On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5


From 06/04/2015 to 08/01/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from June 4 to August 1

SYMPOSIUM: Wine and Revelry in Antiquity

From 04/16/2015 to 05/30/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from April 16th to May 30.

the face of antiquity

From 02/01/2015 to 04/11/2015

Our inaugural show in our newly opened Chelsea gallery, on view now through April 11th, explores the widely varied depictions of the human face in ancient art.

Neo-Assyrian Arms and Armor on Display

From 11/15/2011 to 12/31/2011


From 06/01/2008 to 06/30/2008

Our current exhibition includes a number of rare and unusual examples of ancient arms and armor including, Greek bronze helmets and horse armor, Roman legionary bricks, Celtic swords and spears, as well as a number of ancient projectile points.

FEMINA: Women of Antiquity

From 03/27/2008 to 04/30/2008

A special exhibition examining the iconography of women in ancient art


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