Thursday, June 11, 2009

Christianne Engs

By Erin Ferruci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

After diving into all the latest "new" things and "design trends" in the world of Interior Los Angeles and around the globe....
It was so refreshing to walk into Engs-Dimitri on La Cienega and view a lovely array of antiquities.

Pictured below are Eastern Mediterranean Pottery Amphorae believed to be from the late 2nd - 1st century B C, recovered by marine archaeology. Wine, olive oil and other foodstuffs were stored and transported in these vessels. Most had two handles, an elongated, globular form body and a pointed base to act as a shock absorber or prevent leaking. The spike could also be pushed into sand ground or placed in a rack.

Imagine the entrance to your villa's garden guarded by... A Set of Four Composition Stone Garden Sphinx, two pairs of opposing neo-classical garden ornaments Italy, circa 1900 Each crouching on a rectangular base with head turned to one side, wearing a saddle, harness and drapery.

Or if you really groove on the truly ancient...This Etruscan Head of a Man is dated 3rd-6th century B C! Made from stone it was probably from a sarcophagus lid.

Or if you prefer Roman artifacts...A marble torso of Cautopates, dated 2nd-3rd century A D.

Or this large Roman marble portrait head of a Roman Senator...Dated 4th-5th century A D, This is believed to be Quintas Aurelius Symmachus a Roman Senator from 383, who died after 402. A fierce upholder of the Roman pagan tradition, he was one of the last men to wear a toga.
All of these treasures are available at Engs-Dimitri Works of Art Antiques located at 740 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles,
Richard and Christianne Dimitri are members of Art & Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., C.I.N.O.A. Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art and Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers to see all of their amazing collections of Antiquities was so inspirational... Can you believe seeing pieces from the 1st Century BC and the 1st Century AD?? Amazing!

1 comment:

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE Art History!!!