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Tomb of Anthemia

Naoussa, Greece

3rd century BCE

This is a graceful, two-chamber monument with an Ionic facade of four semi-columns which support the entablature and the pediment. In the pediment’s hollow, a semi-declining couple is depicted in fresco. The three fleuron points which decorate the pediment retain their intense red and blue colours untouched, while the whole vaulted roof of the antechamber is painted with water lilies and fleuron (anthemia) in white and violet tones on a light blue background. The tomb gets its conventional name from these flowers.

The facade’s entrance was blocked by simple stone plinths, while the passageway from the first to the second chamber used to close with a monumental two-leaved marble door, which today we see fallen to the chamber floor. Inside the main death chamber, a four-sided stone base is preserved which contained some kind of metal vessel or reliquary with the bones of the dead.

anonyme - Crucifixion & Nativité, v.1350, volet de diptyque, ivoire, 11,6 x 6,2 x 1 cm, MbA, Dijon

Ce feuillet rectangulaire est divisé par des frises de trois arcatures trilobées agrémentées de crochets et de fleurons. La Nativité et l'Annonce aux bergers occupent le registre inférieur ; un angelot annonce l'Evénement à un berger qui s'arrête aussitôt de jouer de la musette.” Brigitte Maurice, extrait de “Quelques recherches sur les ivoires du musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon”, Mémoire de maîtrise de l'Université de Dijon, 1983)

Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli.
Auteur : Robert de Flers. (1872-1927).
Les 132 lithographies, la couverture, les dix lettres ornées, les fleurons et les cul-de-lampe ont été composés par Alphonse Mucha.(1860-1939).
Illustrations réunies en un volume.
Date d'édition : 1897.
Source : Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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Tomb of Anthemia, MacedoniaGreece

Naoussa, Greece

3rd century BCE

This is a graceful, two-chamber monument with an Ionic facade of four semi-columns which support the entablature and the pediment. In the pediment’s hollow, a semi-declining couple is depicted in fresco. The three fleuron points which decorate the pediment retain their intense red and blue colours untouched, while the whole vaulted roof of the antechamber is painted with water lilies and fleuron (anthemia) in white and violet tones on a light blue background. The tomb gets its conventional name from these flowers.

The facade’s entrance was blocked by simple stone plinths, while the passageway from the first to the second chamber used to close with a monumental two-leaved marble door, which today we see fallen to the chamber floor. Inside the main death chamber, a four-sided stone base is preserved which contained some kind of metal vessel or reliquary with the bones of the dead.