GREEK ART

 By: A.K.Schetting

Scarabs were popular in Greek artists. This scarab shows the goddess of victory, Nike, who is flying down to the Etruscan hero, Hercle. Herakles are identified by the club and lionskin, which is tied around his neck. On the side of the Scarab, water is pouring out of a lion’s head, which represents a fountain.
This sculpture depicts hand-like figures with a chorus leader and three dancers. The dancers are facing him, performing some kind of ritual dance. Unlike most of the Greek Art, the humans are shown in a very abstract form. Is displays the characteristics of a group of Archaic statuettes.
This fragment of bronze shows Menalaos, the King of Sparta, claiming his wife after the Trojan war. Athena, a goddess, is located at the right. This piece comes from a strap of the inside of the bronze shield.
This piece depicts Augustus, the founder of the Roman empire. This was found along the Sacred Way of the temple of Apollo. This is dated around 27BC - 25BC. This style looks towards a long period of dedication by local dignitaries.
This ring features two birds perching on a basin. In between them, there is a branch. There is no meaning known for this piece. The design may be based from Classical vase designs.
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