Peter C's Greek Museum

A bronze blade made to be fixed on a wooden or bone handle. The piece dates back to the Early Bronze Age and is from the Cycladic Islands. It was during this time that the introduction of the new bronze metal alloy became a prominent material in Ancient Greece.
A hemispherical bowl created out of hammered copper that was often found in graves. Signs of the ancient Cypro-Minoan script, a slight variation of Minoan Linear A, appear under the rim. Linear A is one of the oldest written languages from Ancient Greece. This script was vital to Minoan civilization to record aspects of life such as religious beliefs and practices, administration, and commerce.
A terracotta oinochoe discovered in Athens that was primarily used to hold wine. The most noteworthy aspect of this particular oinochoe is the geometric designs painted on the outside surface. These patterned and symmetrical designs were revolutionary to Greek artistic representation and marked a period of Greek cultural revival known as the Geometric period (900BC-700BC).
The painted surface of this terracotta amphora illustrates an episode from Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad. Arguably known as the teacher of Greece and the greatest epic poet, Homer captured the mythology and history of Ancient Greece’s national culture.
A pair of boat-shaped earrings dating back to the rise of Athens as a naval super power. Due to the abundant coastlines and islands that the Ancient Greeks inhabited, sea travel by boat was a part of everyday life. Jewelry such as this represented wealth signifying things of great meaning to the person wearing it.
A terracotta amphora typically used to transport and store various products. Depicted on the surface is a footrace known to be one of the events of the Panathenaic festival. The Panathenaic Festival was the most important festival celebrated in ancient Athens drawing people from all over Attica to honor Athena through sacrifices, music, and athletic competitions.
Part of the east frieze of the Parthenon depicting Aphrodite, Apollo, and Poseidon. The Parthenon is one of the most historic landmarks in Athens. Its architecture is so extravagant and inspiring that some have described it as “the most remarkable building in the world.”
A gold stater that was minted during the rule of Alexander III (Alexander the Great). This king of Macedonia led a 10 year campaign conquering the Persian empire and expanding the Greek culture and empire outside of the Aegean Sea. Pictured on the coin are the goddesses Athena and Nike.
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