Prehistoric Aegean & Ancient Greece

This gallery features 6 pieces of artwork, each hailing from its own special era.

This is a Cycladic sculpture. It has a flat, broadened chest and shoulders and crossed arms. The face's only real prominent feature is the nose. These traits are typical of Cycladic sculptures.
This is a Minoan jug. It has a swelling middle and ornate patterns. The whole pot has a certain flow to it. Its smoothness and decorative paint define its Minoan origin.
This is a Mycenaean figure. It is similar to a Minoan figure in that its chest, except for the breasts, is completely flat. This figure, however, is crowned and wears a long dress, which is typical of many Mycenaean figures.
This statue is of Archaic Greece. The man's pose is very stiff and uncomfortable; one would not see a candid picture of a man like this.
This man is from Classical Greece. His pose is very natural (AKA "Contra Posta"). The man hangs on one of his hips and seems very relaxed. Though not perfect, one could cut the man in half and he would be symmetrical.
These two hail from Hellenestic Greek. They are caught in the middle of action. These two figures look very realistic; it is as if you were to pause a movie in the middle of an action scene. Hellenistic sculptures typically portray intense emotions, and that is exactly what this sculpture is doing.
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