Herman Bergman “Temple of Apollo” pewter box, 1941


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Beautiful pewter box from Herman Bergman, adorned with a strict brass rectangle on top. Beautiful execution.

Stockholm 1941.

The images depicted are from the Bassai (sometimes spelt Bassae) Frieze, which was originally a part of the Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai, in Greece.

The frieze is now on display at the British Museum and depicts a fight between the Greeks and Amazons, against the Centaurs and Lapiths.