Greek and Roman Inspired Art at Elizabeth Street Gallery

Elizabeth Street Gallery in New York, New York Image: elizabethstreetgallery.com
Elizabeth Street Gallery in New York, New York
Image: elizabethstreetgallery.com

 

As the owner of Elizabeth Street Gallery in New York, New York, Allan Reiver brings beauty and culture to the Elizabeth Street area. Allan Reiver’s collection includes works from all over the world, featuring symbols and architectural styles from many cultures.

Many of the Gallery’s beautiful works of art feature characters from the legends of Greek and Roman Mythology. One such piece is a flawless marble fountain depicting a young Bacchus. The Roman god of wine sits atop the American-made fountain, which was sculpted from Italian Carrara marble in the 20th century.

The Gallery is also home to a cast iron Hermes medallion, showing the Greek messenger god and the winged snake of his caduceus in high relief. The medallion was originally in a set of eight, only two of which survived the WWII scrap metal drive.

Perhaps even more impressive, the gallery holds a breathtaking rare zinc statue featuring the Greek goddess Hebe as she pours wine into a goblet, an appropriate pose for the cupbearer of the gods in Greek lore. This expertly restored statue is a museum-quality 19th century artifact.

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