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Ancient Carthage and Rome: Treasures of sparkling Mediterranean civilization-[Daimaru Museum Tokyo]


Ancient Carthage and Rome: Treasures of sparkling Mediterranean civilization-[Daimaru Museum Tokyo]

It has already ended in Tokyo, but one day before the last day, I saw “Ancient Carthage and Rome: Treasures of the sparkling Mediterranean civilization” in Daimaru Museum Tokyo. ExactlyThe Museum of Western Art, “The legacy of the ancient Roman Empire-the glorious City of Rome and the Tragedy of Pompeii”, So I will introduce the other exhibitions on the back burner. It was very interesting to consider in comparison with the exhibition of the Museum of Western Art.

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【 Exhibition name 】
Tunisia World Heritage of ancient Carthage and Rome-The treasures of the sparkling Mediterranean civilization

[Official Website]
 Http://www.karutago-roma.jp/

【 Venue 】 Daimaru Museum Tokyo (10th floor, Daimaru Tokyo Store)
【 Nearest 】 Tokyo Station
Date: October 3 (Sat)-October 25 (Sun), 2009
* Please check the official website for business hours, closed days, maps and patrols.

[Appreciation time required (my pace)]
About 2 hours 00 minutes

[Crowded condition and congestion situation (Saturday around 17:00)]
Congestion _1_2_ (3) _4_ 5 _ Comfortable

[Work Fulfillment]
Deficiency _1_2_ 3_4_ (5) _ Fuller

Easy to understand
Arcane _1_2_ 3 _ (4) _5_ clear

[Total Satisfaction]
(4) _5_ satisfaction with dissatisfaction

Thoughts
I was surprised to see this much content at the Daimaru Museum. Because there are a lot of patrol destination, it is regrettable that the session was short at random (although the Italy exhibition during this time was such a feeling…. I have no knowledge more than Rome, what is Carthage? I went to the exhibition in the state, but I was able to know at once in this exhibition.

The Mediterranean queen of Carthage >
First, this chapter was introduced to the culture of Carthage, called the Queen of the Mediterranean, and the conflict with Rome. In short, Carthage is a “New Town” in the Phoenician language, a civilization that was located in the current Tunisia capital of Tunis (North Africa along the Mediterranean Sea). It was a thriving city based on maritime trade, but it became the rising Roman and 100-year war (the Ponier War), and was defeated in the third war. It was then revived as a city under the rule of the Roman Empire, which was the theme of Chapter 2.
The history of this area is written in detail here.Http://www.karutago-roma.jp/special/carthage.html

1Mask ★ Can be seen here.
Haniwa W is a pretty big mask, there is a hole in the eyes and mouth. He had a half-moon-shaped mouth wide open and had a screaming face. There was a mask to protect the dead next to it, but it was a Egypt wind but there was also a Phoenician whiff.

59Sphinx
A sphinx with a lion body and a woman’s face and breast. Did you see the tiara with a little smiley face? It was a little different from the Egypt sphinx with graceful feeling.

7“Dedication Stone”
This is a tall stone monument. It is divided into three stages, the upper part is written palm. In the central part, a ship like a canoe was drawn to the main god Baal and Tanato in the Poinie, and at the bottom. The design is stylish with a simplified feeling. Speaking of Baal, is it the God who was made the devil of the Christianity as Berzebub?

57“Statue for funeral: the Worshipper”
It seems to be an idealized dead (tomb Lord) by a limestone statue placed on a tomb. The face is fine, but the torso may be rough. It was a stone statue that the appearance of the person at that time was transmitted well.

28“Pigeon epithet”
A pitcher in the shape of a pigeon. I think that it puts water from the back and it puts it out of the mouth. The shape of the pigeon is interesting and cute. There was an ornament like the wild boar of the application unknown next. I feel the margin of life with an interesting design.

11-18“Mask Type pendant” ★ Can be seen here.
Railways and small masks shaped glass pendants lined up. This seemed to have been believed to have the effect of talisman, and it seems to have been in the burial goods. It is interesting that the face like the space person is big with random eyes. The only thing that can process glass like this is proof that it had advanced glass technology.

47“Black Image Type Amphora”
It is an attic pottery of black and orange. I’ve seen Attica pottery a few times, so why is there a Greek handle jar here? If you think, this seems to be imported goods from Greece. Athena with a shield and a spear on the side, soldiers were drawn. It seems that Attica pottery like this was popular in Carthage at that time. In Europe, trade has been thriving for a long time. It’s amazing.

4Female head Mask
A mask made by coloring an ostrich egg. It is said that this was put as a funeral goods of the grave, too. It was cute with eyes that were patchion, and long eyelashes were drawn. Like a touch of a girl cartoon W

Video Corner naval port of Carthage
Around here, there was a corner of the video, explaining about the naval port of Carthage. Carthage had two different forms of port, and a rectangular port facing the sea, and a circular port in the back (dog) was explained in the reproduction CG. The circular dog was like a palace, and it was able to store up to 220 ships. There was a model of the dog, but it was a magnificent building that I did not think was very ancient.

40-41“Female head-shaped incense burner”
It is a incense burner that mimics the head of the goddess that seems to be the Demeter goddess of Greece. The crown like a pedestal is put on the head, and there is a furnace. It was a beautiful and well-proportioned carved. Even so, the influence of Greece is strong.

38-39“Statue The Ashlete woman? 」
Because it seems to be the goddess of love and Beauty, is Ishtar (Aphrodite, Venus)? It sounded like Astaroth, which was demonized by Christianity. It was an image that put the thing like the basket on the head.

51“The statue of Isis”
There was a statue of Isis of the Egypt. It seems to have been believed that it was small and was effective to defend the grave as a grave article of the tomb. It was an image which understood not only Greece but also the culture of Egypt was mixed.

67“Dedication Stone”
There were eight votive stele and urn in this area. Like the one I mentioned earlier, the hand, the oath, and the symbol of God were drawn. It was found in 1922 that this stone monument was found in more than a thousand ruins. The symbol of the ♀ (Anku) and Tante, etc., were drawn, and it was understood well that it was a polytheism including the god of Egypt and Greece in touch with various cultures.

Around here, there was an explanation of the hero Hannibal of Carthage. Hannibal was the strongest general in his name, and it was a winning streak against the Roman army. There seems to be an episode of crossing the Alps with the war elephant, and attacking the Italy Peninsula, but losing in Africa at the end, and the second ponier War ended in defeat. However, after the defeat, he worked as a military worker to solve the issue of reparations and finance, and became a feared presence in Rome again. The Romans, fearing Hannibal, demanded his extradition, but when it was decided, Hannibal himself looked up to the poison Cup.

Special ExhibitsArmor ★ Can be seen here.
Does this have to do with the aforementioned Hannibal Army? It is said that gold armor. The face of the goddess Minerva was on the belly, and there were two circular breastplate in the chest, and there was a part which imitated the flower between breastplate. It was a valuable exhibit with high artistry and luxury. There is only a special exhibition….

78“Sarcophagus of Arala women priest” ★ Can be seen here.
It is a statue of a woman priest carved in a large sarcophagus. The cover was a commentary that the Greek style and the female priest were motifs of the Egypt style, and the fusion of the culture was seen. There was such a feeling that it was similar to something that I had never seen before.

79-86Coin
Gold and silver coins. Is it about 3cm from less than 1cm in diameter? The face of the goddess is carved on the surface, and it is considerably elaborate. I saw a coin in the Rome exhibition, but it is not defeated. I can ask the height of the culture level.

2. Living in Rome Carthage >
Lost to the three-time war with Rome, Carthage was destroyed, but it was rebuilt as a city under Roman rule in the time of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. After that, it was called the “Rome of Africa” as the third city after it had accomplished a big revival, and followed Rome and Alexandria.

106“The head of the statue of Marcus Aurelius”
This statue is a statue of the head of the Roman Emperor who was also a philosopher of the store sect. , With a fine beard and curled hair, the face of a thin triangle. It seemed to convey the style that had two sides of the king and the philosopher.

117“Venus Statue”
It is a life-size Venus statue without a head and two arms. In common with the works I saw at the exhibition of the Museum of Western Art, it is a Roman feeling that the folds of clothes wearing a thin cloth are splendid. Because of the marble, I felt even more neat and clean. There was also a statue of Venus just outside the head.

127-146“Roman Lamp”
It is a lamp that various motifs were carved. I wonder if there were a lot of gladiator motifs in the Coliseum. It was interesting that there were other motifs such as Youkai face, ship and harbor scenery.

Well, there was a pretty surprise to the content here, but the real surprise is the last corner. This corner was decorated with amazing murals as if they were surrounded by mosaic murals. … I was really surprised at this. It is the one that the exhibition was achieved well.
The mosaic is described in detail here.Http://www.karutago-roma.jp/special/mosaic.html

159The goddess pouring water, the woman sowing the rose buds ★ Can be seen here.
Two pieces of a large mosaic mural of about 2m in length. The frame as if it is in a forehead is enclosed. The goddess pouring water is drawn with a vase on his head and a shirtless goddess pouring water. It is a pose like dancing, wiggle the waist with the back. The movement and the composition like the clothes fluttering in the wind were splendid, and it was very graceful. Moreover, the goddess who scatters the flower in the pose similar to the “woman who spread the bud of the Rose” also becomes a pair is drawn, and it is also wonderful. It was a work that I liked very much in this exhibition.

157Elephants and pythons
This is a mosaic mural depicting a giant pythons wrapped around an elephant. The appearance of blood dripping from elephant’s belly is a little scary. It was a vivid feeling though it seems to be content with the theme of hunting.

160“Neres and Sea Animal”
The Naked Neres (daughter of the Greek Kaijin Neraeus), who turned his back, is a mosaic mural in the hippocampus hippo Campos. Dolphins also look lower right. It seems to have been decorated in the bathroom because there was only water theme. The gradual pause of Nereith was splendid.

148-151“Hunt for Hare,” “Hunter to Lok Ma”, “Catch of Hare” and “return from hunting”
This is a four-piece mosaic mural. The scene of hunting was vividly drawn in realism, such as the moment when Lok Ma and the hare was torn eaten by hounds. It is interesting to be seen at once.

152Medusa ★ Can be seen here.
It is a mosaic mural with the Medusa’s head drawn by the snake. Normally, Medusa is horrible, but I’m not afraid of this mural. It seemed to have a rather peculiar beauty. It seems to have been liked as abundance and talisman in Carthage apparently.

So, it was wonderful content. I wish the session was a little longer shame. After this, it seems to go out on a long trip to Okayama, Iwate, Kyoto, Hamamatsu, Miyazaki, Nagoya and next November, and I think that there is a surprise when I go if there is a chance.
(Please visit the official website for the schedule of the tour.)Http://www.karutago-roma.jp/top.html

Extras: I bought balm kuchen at the house of the Nenrin on the first Floor of Daimaru Tokyo. It is a popular store that line about ten minutes.
Official site:Http://www.nenrinya.jp/

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The small size of the straight type that I bought. 1050 Yen ya.
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It was very rich and tasty (>) The Souvenir of Daimaru Museum.
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