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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 19: The Gifts of the Greek Genius

IMAGES:
(for individual student reference viewing only)

below: Reconstructed model of Parthenon cella interior showing colossal Athena Parthenos by Phidias.
(Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto):




below: Three goddesses from the east pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size,
c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):


below from left to right:
The "Auxerre Goddess" perhaps from Crete, limestone, c. 2.1' h, c. 640-630 B.C. (Louvre, Paris)
The 'Berlin Kore' from Keratea, Attica, stone, c. 6.3' h, c. 570-560 B.C. (Staatliche Museen, Berlin)
The 'Peplos Kore' from the Acropolis, stone, c. 3.8' h, c. 530 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens)
Kore, stone, size NA, c. 500 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens)
Kore from the Acropolis, stone, c. 20" h, c. 480 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens)



below from left to right:
Kouros from Attica, stone, c. 6' h, c. 600-590 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Kouros of Melos, stone, c. 7' h, c. 570-560 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Kouros of Tenea, stone, c. 4.5' h, c. 550 B.C. (Glyptothek, Munich)
Kouros of Anavysos, stone, c. 6.3' h, c. 540-530 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Pireaus Apollo, hollow cast bronze, c. 6' h, c. 530-520 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
Kouros for Aristodikos, stone, c. 6' h, c. 510-500 B.C. (National Museum, Athens)
The Kritian Boy, stone, c. 2.8' h, c. 500-480 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens)


below: Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: "Nereid," akroterion from the Hephaisteion (Temple of Haphaestus) overlooking the Agora, Athens, Parian marble, c. 49" h, c. 430 B.C. (Agora Museum, Athens):



below: Wounded Niobid, marble, c. 59" h, c. 430 B.C. (Terme Museum, Rome):



below: Nike unlacing her sandal from the balustrade of the Athena Nike temple, Acropolis, Athens, marble,
c. 37" h, c. 410-407 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens):




below: Aphrodite of Knidos (Cnidus), copy from original by Praxiteles, marble, c. 6.7' h,
c. mid-to-late 4th c. B.C. (Vatican Museums, Rome):




below: Gravestone from Paros, marble, c. 31.5" h, c. 450 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Gravestone of Ampharete from Athens, marble, c. 47" h, c. 410 B.C. (Acropolis Museum, Athens):



below: The stele of Demokleides, marble, c. 30" h, c. early 4th c. B.C. (National Museum, Athens):



below: Gravestone of Hegeso, from Athens, marble, c. 5.2' h, c. 400. B.C. (National Museum, Athens):



below: Greek strap necklace with pendants & lion-head terminals, from the Great Bliznitza burial mound, Russia, woven gold, c. 14.7" l, c. 330-300. B.C. (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg):



below: Detail from the necklace above:



below: Scanning electron micro-photograph of engineer's cotter-pin fastener on a Greek earring, gold,
c. 6.2 mm l, c. 330-300 B.C. (British Museum, London):




below: Greek earrings with disc & boat-shaped pendant, from Kul Oba, Crimea, woven gold, c. 10 cm h,
c. 350 B.C. (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg):




below: Greek spiral armbands with triton and tritoness terminals, perhaps from northern Greece, solid gold, left: 5.75" h, right: 6.25" h, c. 200. B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Roman necklace, gold chain, emeralds, pearls, size: NA, c. 1st c. A.D.
(Archeological Museum, Naples):




below: Roman pendant, gold wire, semi-precious stones, size: NA, c. 3rd c. A.D.
(Victoria & Albert Museum, London):



below: Greek necklace with rosettes, worked gold & inlaid blue enamel, 26.5 cm l, c. 400-380. B.C.
(The Hermitage, St. Petersburg):




below: Detail from necklace above:



below: White-ground Attic lecythus from Eretria, attributed to the "Painter of Bosanquet," size: NA,
c. 470-460 B.C. (National Museum, Athens):




below: Detail from white-ground lekythos attributed to the "Achilles Painter," urn 16" h, c. 440-430 B.C. (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich):



below: White-ground Attic kylix attributed to the "Villa Giulia Painter," terracotta, 8.5" w, c. 470 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: View from the Sanctuary of Poseidon, Cape Sounium:


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