Male hunter-warrior Cycladic figurine created between 2300-2200 BC. Only five percent of the existing figures are male. There is no consensus regarding the role they played in Cycladic life. Theories include that the sculptures are representations of deities, are fertility symbols, or were used as part of funerary customs. Much of their appeal, due to their simple design and smooth, featureless abstraction, belies the fact that originally the angular marbles were painted in bright colours.
A marble figurine from the Cycladic islands, 2800-2300 BCE, depicting a flute or aulos player. It is one of the earliest representations of a musician in sculpture from the Bronze Age Aegean. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
Cycladic figures- from around the 3rd-2nd millennia BCE
Marble Bird (dove or partridge) Provenance: no indication; Anatolia or Cyclades? Early Bronze Age II/Early Cycladic II 2700-2300 B.C.
The Cupbearer, Early Cycladic drinking figurine, ca. 3rd- 2nd millenia BCE
Relif of Hephaistos - Vulcan, Roman Bronze marble, 14 cm, 2nd-3rd Century AD, In his right hand he holds a hammer about to strike and anvil atop an altar; in his left a pair of tongs. P.P. Collection, California
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the 14th century AD, when mechanical astronomical clocks began to be built in Western Europe.
Winged Nike (Victoria), Hellenistic statuette (terracotta), 2nd century BC, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).
Cerberus or Kerberos, in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed hound (usually three-headed) which guards the gates of the Underworld, to prevent those who have crossed the river Styx from ever escaping.
Flying Nike (Victory) Greek East Greece Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C. Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor
Acropolis warrior Bronze head from a statue of a warrior. The figure formerly wore a helmet and had inlaid eyes. Severe Style, 490-480 BCE; perhaps the work of an Aiginetan sculptor given its similarities with the pedimental sculpture of the Temple of Aphaia on Aigina. From the Athenian Acropolis. National Archaeological Museum Athens, Greece
Ancient Greek Statue
The Greek Alphabet - Ancient Greece ...
The Greek alphabet, the script of English today, is based on the Kemetic alphabet of Ancient Egypt/Kemet and the Upper Nile Valley of Ancient Africa. Ancient Egyptians called their words MDW NTR, or ‘Metu Neter,” which means divine speech. The Greeks called it, ‘hieroglyphics"- a Greek word. The etymology of hieroglyphics is sacred (hieros) carvings (glyph)...
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Oil Jar (lekythos) with the Garden of the Hesperides Greek made in Paestum South Italy 350-340 BCE Terracotta (1)
What is it? It was found at the bottom of the sea aboard an ancient Greek ship. Its seeming complexity has prompted decades of study, although some of its functions remained unknown. X-ray images of the device have confirmed the nature of the Antikythera mechanism, and discovered several surprising functions. The Antikythera mechanism has been discovered to be a mechanical computer of an accuracy thought impossible in 80 BC, when the ship that carried it sank.
Rare Silver Greek Corinthian Coin - Pegasus & Chimaera
The obverse of a silver coin from Corinth (300-250 BCE) depicting the mythical winged-horse Pegasus. (British Museum, London).
Greek Ancient Coin - Corinth 345-307 BC AR Stater - Pegasus and Athena - VF
Ancient Greek Silver Stater, Pegasus, 350 - 306 BC
Corinthian Stater: Athena (reverse), c. 380 BC Greece, 4th Century BC
Stater, 350-338 BC Greece, Corinth, 4th Century BC silver
Drachma: Female Head (obverse), c. 369-336 BC Greece, 4th Century BC
Kouros, so-called “Strangford Apollo”. Marble, ca. 510-500 BC. From the island of Anaphe (?).
Petr Ivanovich Sokolov - Mercury and Argus. Tags: mercury, mercurius, hermes, argus, argos,
Graeco-Roman Terracotta Askos in the Form of a Recumbent Ram. 1st C. BCE to 1st C. AD. 12.75" high.
Lion, Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.
French School - Head of Mars. Tags: mars, ares,
Bronze Statuette Of A Veiled Masked Dancer -- 3rd-2nd Century BCE -- Greek -- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Greek, Asia Minor (Myrina) 2nd century BCE Terracotta 25.4 cm Yale University Art Gallery
Terracotta woman seated on a rock, made in Tanagra, Greece, 3rd century. Dimensions 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)
A STATUETTE OF A DANCER From Tanagra, ca. 250 B.C.
Terrcotta figure from Tanagra,4th century BC.Greece Museum of fine arts of Lyon
Greek terra-cotta figure of dancing woman, Boeotia, circa mid-4th Century, B.C.
Two dancers,terracotta group,early 3rd BCE,from Tanagra,Boeotia,Greece Louvre Museum
Tanagra Terracotta,3th cent. BC Greece
Veiled dancing woman Greek, Late Classical Period, mid-4th century B.C. PLACE OF MANUFACTURE Boiotia, Greece
Dancing female figure, 2nd Century BC, Western Greek (Source: The British Museum)
Young woman leaning on a column Myrina, Greek Asia Minor 2nd century B. C.
HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA HORSEMAN ON A REARING HORSE He wears a helmet, a short pleated tunic attached at the shoulder with straps and bushkins. Extensive polychrome remaining. 4th-3rd Century BC
Antinous: Archaeological Museum, Athens.
Ancient Greek architecture is known for its forms of illustration. Buildings consisted of friezes, metopes, and pediments. These segments within the building had many figures. The figures were created to illustrate stories, myths, battles, or something about the architect.
(Victoire de Somathrace, Louvre)
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