March 28, 2011

0 Greece: National Archaeological Museum

Kore, or young girl.


Kouros (young man) statue.

Various grave steles and sculpted bases for statues.

Grave stele that originally depicted a man standing next to his loyal dog.

Grave stele with a cat, 430-420 BC.

Head of Athena, 5th century BC.

Statue of Athena, 3rd century AD.

Statuette of Athena (early 3rd century AD), the most accurate and best preserved copy of the cult statue in the Athena Parthenos, which was twelve times this size.

Grave stele (early 4th century BC) from that of a  young man, Demokleides, looking out to sea, where he lost his life in a naval battle.

Grave stele. 

Another grave stele of a young man and his dog.

Statue of either Zeus or Poseidon (460 BC), found in the Cape of Artemision, assumably part of the wreckage of a Roman ship carrying Grecian art and statues back to Rome.

Bronze statue found in the same wreckage as the above statue, this one depicting a young jockey on a horse.  This statue was found broken into the segments it was originally cast.

Statue of Aphrodite, 2nd century AD as a replica of the style of the Syracuse Aphrodite from the 4th century BC.

Eros reclining, 2nd century AD.

The Mask of Agamemnon (1550-1500 BC), found covering the face of a body in one of the graves excavated in Mycenae.  This was originally believed to be the body of Agamemnon, but later research showed it to be older than Agamemnon's believed life.

Cast gold octopi from Mycenae, as well as decorative disks. 

Bull head also found in a grave at Mycenae.  

The courtyard of the museum also held some statues, as well as this coffin.

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