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.  The show includes images produced by the artists of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Olmec, Moche, and Nazcas, among others.  Large works like Egyptian sarcophagi, Roman Mosaics, and Marble statuary are on view alongside treasures of miniature are including gems, jewelry and coins.  The face of antiquity, features a wide variety of artistic media.  Not only are there images of people and gods carved from marble, there are also depictions made in bronze, wood, and terracotta.  There are images of molded and painted pottery.  The more rare materials include jade, glass, silver, and gold.    The iconography of the human face in antiquity ran the gamut from idealized depictions of the divine to unflattering realistic portraits of mortals.  Some of the portraits are of known individuals while the identities of others are now lost to time.  Playful images that adorned containers or children’s playthings are on display alongside images that had more serious connotations.  The images range from secular to religious, from beautiful to frightful, realistic to idealized, but all convey a notion of the importance of the human face in art from its earliest beginnings.


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the face of antiquity is on view exclusively at Hixenbaugh Ancient Art, 537A West 23rd Street, New York through March 28th







Past Exhibitions

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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

PAX ROMANA: Roman art exhibition

From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24


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.

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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