With this title we recreate the aesthetics of ceramics (kalathos
of various profiles, olpes, oinochoes, amphorae, crateriform vessels)
and Iberian sculpture, according to the decorative styles of Elche and
Archena (L’Alcudia, Llíria).
And we use it to tell the story of the
Iberian princess who married Hannibal to seal an alliance against Romans
in the framework of the Second Punic War.
There is a new war
between Carthage and Rome, it is the Second Punic War, and now the board
has moved to Iberia. King of the Iberian city of Castulo, King Mucro,
sealed an alliance with the powerful Carthaginians,
represented by general Hannibal, and proposes to marry her daughter,
Himilce. Himilce stayed true to their new town, though his father
finally allied with Romans.
A marriage of convenience became a
passionate love. Hannibal and Himilce exchanged letters on the events of
the war and their child.