Greek art

By: Brandon Gamutan

The actual workmanship and elements/materials incorporated in the horn shows the original owners wealth and status. This piece of Eastern Art has a symbol of nobility and courage. This was actually known as a rhyton, which was used to hold fluids in to either be drank or used to be poured in some ceremonial preparations. This in particular was mostly used for holding wine to be drank from.
This lion statue was a symbolic protection of a grave or territory in Athens. Funerary sculptures like this one had dual purposes in protecting tombs and showing the wealth and prestige of the person/family. I you look closely you can see that it almost looks more like a dog than a lion. This was typical of Greek artists who probably have never seen a real lion before so instead they used their imagination an artistic combination of large dogs and house cats.
This panel depicts a young woman dressed in a long tunic.The girl is looking down at a box in her left hand and in her right has a piece of jewelry that was inside the box. The stele shows an atmosphere of melancholy and grief that overtakes the scene, referring to a premature death of the girl presented. This beautiful funerary monument to a young women suggests that it was the work of an sculptor on the island of Paros, in the Cyclades.
This piece of jewelry is a golden wreath that was probably worn during a some type of celebration or festival like a wedding. It might have also been likely to be worn by a women because of it's design and because it's one of the Aphrodite's symbols, a myrtle wreath.
This statue is a sculpture of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Her identification of the goddess is shown by looking at the quiver strap, which runs diagonally across her chest. Her right had, which is cut off is suggest to have held a torch. Her right hand is also cut off and his resting on a small statue of a woman wearing a basket-like headdress. This female miniature statue probably portrays a female cult servant or the ancient cult idol of the goddess herself.
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