Geometric Period - Gallery
Late Geometric grave pithos from Thebes. Its body is decorated with zones containing geometric motifs of the period: maeanders, lozenges, narrow bands and vertical zig-zags. Archaeological Museum, Thebes. Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Receipts Fund. Dimakopoulou, K. and Konsola N., Archaiologiko Mouseio Thivas: Odigos, Archaeological Receipts Fund, Athens 1995 (B), table 28
Marble funerary statues of a maiden and a little girl | Greek, Attic | Late Classical | The Met
Period: Late Classical. Date: ca. 320 B.C.. Culture: Greek, Attic. Medium: Marble, Pentelic. Dimensions: H. of woman 56 7/8 in. (144.5 cm)H. of girl 40 9/1...
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chariot funerary stele
Funerary stele made of Poros stone with chariot scene relief. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave V. 1500 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. The spirals in the upper panel may represent waves, thus indicating the coastal location of the scene in the lower panel. The standing charioteer pulls at the reins, while a second figure, who holds a weapon, possibly a sword, in his left hand, is depicted in front of the chariot.
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Marble stele (grave marker) of a woman | Greek, Attic | Late Classical | The Met
This noble image of a woman brings to mind the philosopher Aristotle's description of commonly held beliefs about the dead: "In addition to believing that those who have ended this life are blessed and happy, we also think that to say anything false or slanderous against them is impious, from our feeling that it is directed against those who have already become our betters and superiors" (Of the Soul, quoted in Plutarch, A Letter to Apollonius 27)
Gold Rhyton - Athens, National Archeology Museum Gold rhyton in the shape of a lions head from Grave IV of Grave Circle A in Mycenae. It is an exquisite example of Mycenaean embossed work. Dated to the 16th century BCE
Set of gold necklace pendants in the form of a basket, a kantharos and a flask, ornamented with emeralds. From a grave in Piraeus, 1st c. AD. | Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Grave Stele of Philoxenos with his Wife, Philoumene (Getty Museum)
Grave Stele of Philoxenos with his Wife, Philoumene; Unknown; about 400 B.C.; Marble; 102.2 × 44.5 × 16.5 cm (40 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.); 83.AA.378; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
LARGE HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA DRAPED FEMALE dressed in a chiton. With her upraised arms she plaits a braid from which single strands remain on the inside of her left hand. On the right side of her head are attached numerous single locks. It now stands on a separately made square terracotta podium. Ca. 1st Century BC.