Greek Art

Eric Block

The first picture is called or known as the Bronze Griffin Head. This statue was cast out of bronze and they were often mounted to a large bronze pot or bowl. The head was created between 600-700 B.C.. The head was believed in Greek mythology to ward off bad spirits or devils. These heads were created by master artists or craftsmen.
The second picture is known as the statue of the snake legged giant. This was created to show Olympian Gods fighting in vicious battles. This sculpture was created around 100 b.c. to 100 a.d.. The statue was made out of bronze. This statue was also very popular around the time of the Persian war.
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