|Phoenix's Display Booth Design Brings to Mind the Roman Pantheon|
Co-founder of Phoenix Ancient Art Hicham Aboutaam explained his own admiration and fascination with the Pantheon.
“I never miss an opportunity to visit and experience the Pantheon whenever I am in Rome,” he said.
“The inspiration of this domed temple, a unique masterwork of architecture, lies not only in its perfect form and unparalleled preservation, but also in the embodiment of the spirit of the Classical world seen in all of its ancient glory -- all the more remarkable as it is still visible in our own time.”
Phoenix is creating their booth version of the Pantheon as the perfect display case for the ancient artwork from their collection which were inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
Hadrian was an admirer of Greek culture, which the Roman Empire engulfed and incorporated into its own culture approximately 2,000 plus years ago. His favorite artwork was Roman pieces which were inspired by the great Greek works of the Classical Period. Hadrian’s tastes influenced a style which came to be known later as Hadrianic Classicism.