Kevin Green's Gallery

(Cylcadic Museum) The sealstone was found at a grave site at Mycenae although it depicts a common Minoan culture symbol: 'a bull.' This may suggest that Mycenaean culture adopted elements from their predecessors. Throughout the Bronze Age, three different Greek cultures were found in three different regions.
This black figure art characteristic of Athenian pottery during the time of the archaic age. This vase would have been filled with olive oil, and given away to the winner of a competition during the Panathenaic games. The scene depicts a race with five men sprinting.
(Museum of Cylcadic Art) This figurine of a warrior in an attacking position was found in a burial site on mainland Greece. This figurine may have been a way to memorialize Proper burial rites were very important to Greeks and were considered apart of the social code.
(Acropolis Museum) The "Horse without a Rider" comes just a century after the previous figurine. The marble of the statue was imported from the island of Paros. Ancient Greece was well connected and city-states often imported many resources from islands or other regions by using the sea.
This Cista depicts a scene between a man and a woman. This bronze jar was probably made to commemorate a marriage or was given as a wedding gift.
(Acropolis Museum) Scaled Version of original Athena Parthenos that was completed during the Periclean Building Program during 5th Century BCE. The original statue was completed during the same time period as the Parthenon. This building project helped place Athens as the social capital of the Greek world.
Silver Coin found on the Greek island of Samos. Athens controlled most of the silver supply (mines at Laurium). The presence of this coin points out that although Greece was isolated by its natural geography, the Greek world was able to stay connected by utilizing the Aegean .
(Benaki Museum) This is a small terracotta figurine, depicting a Greek myth about how Zeus attempted to seduce the Spartan King's wife. This illustrates two important characteristics about Greek culture. Greeks thought that their gods regularly intervened in the lifes of men.
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