In May 1816 Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George prince of Wales, stopped at Athens during her long travels in the Mediterranean Sea. She visited the town with Louis Fauvel who introduced the princess to the beauties of Athens and advised her to purchase some ancient Greek marbles: mostly inscriptions, Attic grave-stelai and votive reliefs. These sculptures are significant evidence of the interest and the taste for Greek antiquities in 19th-century Europe. The paper aims to investigate the fortunes and misfortunes of Caroline’s marbles, i.e. a small Nemesis-Tyche relief: first lost, now found!

Nemesi di una Nemesi

Micheli Maria Elisa
2018-01-01

Abstract

In May 1816 Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George prince of Wales, stopped at Athens during her long travels in the Mediterranean Sea. She visited the town with Louis Fauvel who introduced the princess to the beauties of Athens and advised her to purchase some ancient Greek marbles: mostly inscriptions, Attic grave-stelai and votive reliefs. These sculptures are significant evidence of the interest and the taste for Greek antiquities in 19th-century Europe. The paper aims to investigate the fortunes and misfortunes of Caroline’s marbles, i.e. a small Nemesis-Tyche relief: first lost, now found!
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