Greek art 

emily schneider

In this vase, the artist depicts four nymphs tending trees, and the goddess Artemis approaching in a chariot drawn by deer. The peaceful setting contrasts the grim war going on with Athens and Sparta.
This piece depicts a lioness and her cubs. While lions were popular in Greek art at the time, lionesses were not. Having never seen real lions, they did not know that only males had manes.
Two of the most distinctive forms of art for this time were statues of youths (kouroi) and maidens (korai). This statue would have probably served as a grave marker or votive offerings. The statues didn't depict the actual person; they were generic.
With an arm in its beak, the Griffin devours an Arimasp. Griffins, were in constant conflict with the barbaric Arimasps. The Griffins job was to protect large pots of gold. But, the Arimasps were constantly trying to steal it.
Scarabs were worn as jewrerly, and also was used as a seal. It would be pressed into soft clay or wax. In this scarab, a centaur, a part-man, part-horse mythological creature, wields a branch while running. Since it's carved in crystal, this scarab is unusual.
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