The small terracotta figures from Tanagra almost without exception represent noble women who corresponded to the ideal of beauty and the fashion of that time.
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THE purely decorative architecture, which we find represented on the inner walls of the apartments in Herculaneum and Pompeii, seems to belong less to the domain of reality than to that of fancy.
Banquet with hetaera and dancers. Drinking vessels: Rhyton. Drinking horns. The Kylix, Kalpis, Hydria, Phiale, Skyphos, Kyathos, Kylix, Kymbe.
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War, race and triumphal chariots. Greek soldier. Leader in full armor. Different types of the Greek helmet and weapons.
Ancient Greece. Hairstyles and Hair Fashions. Hats and Head-dresses.
Antigone and Ismene. ANTIGONE (ancient Greek Ἀντιγόνη), daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta (in Homer’s work, Iokaste is called Epikaste.) was a noble Greek maiden, with a heroic attachment to her… Read More
Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek χρχιμήδης Archimēdēs) born around 287 BC probably in Syracuse; Died in 212 BC, was a Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the most important mathematicians of antiquity.
FROM among the few but remarkable specimens of art-work man ship contributed to the Exhibition by the Caucasian Agricultural Society of Tiflis, we have selected a saddle-cloth from Kabardah, a district to the east of Mount Elbruz, the highest summit of the great Caucasian mountain-range. Circassian embroidered Saddle-Cloth. Embroidered dress, Greece. Hand-work of the North-American Indian Melicete tribe. International exhibition, 1862.
Electra, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, mourning the fate of her father, waits for the return of Orestes, her brother, as the avenger of his father’s death.
Greek tragedy and comedy masks Greek pottery Tragic and comic masks seem to owe their origin in Greece to Bacchus’ feasts, wherein those, who took part in them, where in… Read More