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A parade of female Minoan priestesses. Dated to 1400 BC. Fresco painting was one of the most important forms of Minoan art. Plastered walls from the Minoan palaces and villas that have survived to our day provide a precious portrait of life in Crete during prehistoric times. The figures and scenes painted in the Minoan frescoes display the familiar Egyptian side view with the frontal eye, as well as the sharp outlines in solid color. (more information on the art of fresco wall…
30.11.2013: from the "Was ist ein Mann?" exhibit at the Antikenmuseum, Basel. Attic red figure pelike - Young with walking-stick and komos (symposiast) in boots with lyre (Geras Painter) - 500-450 BC. Thanks to Egisto Sani for this information.
El corazón de la civilización misteriosa etrusca, desarrollada en los valles entre Toscana y Lazio. Descubrimientos arqueológicos en las necrópolis inmensas y silenciosas, han servido para alumbrar las creencias místicas de estas personas perdidas y su gran amor vitalicio.
Scenes from the Odyssey in Ancient Art | OUPblog
The Ancient Greeks were incredibly imaginative and innovative in their depictions of scenes from The Odyssey which were usually painted onto vases, kylikes, wine jugs, or mixing bowls.
What Did the Greeks Eat and Screw for 10 Years at Troy?
Students often complain about the lack of verisimilitude in the heroic diet–even though the Odyssey mentions that Odysseus’ companions fish and hunt birds before they kill the cattle i…
Two-handled storage jar (pelike) depicting young athletes jumping
Side A: Two nude youths jumping together together accompanied by flute music; leapers at center, flautist at right, facing them, wearing a cloak (himation). Above the …
The Classical World
lionofchaeronea: “ Ganymede, the young Trojan prince whom Zeus abducted to be his cupbearer, holds a hoop and a rooster; the latter was often given by an erastes (older lover) to his eromenos (younger...