This is a marble grave stela of Lenaios, son of Artemidoros. The deceased image is shown as a banqueter, which belies in his military occupation in life, as indicated in the inscription "As I guarded the tower in battle, oh passer-by, shall I defend it in death". The wreath inscribed, "The People". This indicate Lenaios received the honor of burial... [continue reading]
This marble wall block came from the temple of Athena Polias at Priene and is inscribed with the name of Alexander the Great. Around 340 BCE, the inhabitants of Priene were laying out their new city, terraced onto the slope pof mountain Mykale. In 334 BCE, when Alexander reached Priene, the new temple of Athena Polias, goddess of the city, was still... [continue reading]
This is a marble statue of Demeter. Demeter is shown seated on a throne. The lower arms are lost, together with the hands, at least one of which probably held a libation bowel or torch. The head was carved separately from the body. The goddess is portrayed as paradigm of a Greek womanhood serene, mature, and motherly and modestly veiled. A statue... [continue reading]
In this elaborately carved figure, the iconographical features of both Apollo and Dionysos, the wine god, have been fused.; the slipping himation and the sensual treatment of the flesh are typical of Dionysos, while the kithara and quiver characterize Apollo. From the Temple of Apollo, Cyrene, Libya. Roman copy of the 2nd century CE of a Hellenistic... [continue reading]
This is a marble grave stela of Exakestes, son of Androboulos, and his wife Metries. The deceased are shown in pedimental arch ((naiskos), upon which are carved 2 wreaths inscribed "The People". These indicate that both husband and wife received the honor of burial at public expense. Probably from Smyrna, Asia Minor. Circa 150-100 BCE. The British Museum, London.
The rider wears a tunic and trousers in the Persian fashion. He probably formed part of a hunting scene on one of the ledges around the podium. The upper part of the rider (now lost) was carved from a separate piece of marble and attached to the lower part by means of a dowel. Pentelic marble. Found in the middle of the west side of the Mausoleum Quadrangle... [continue reading]
This is a marble slab of the so-called Centaur frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos. The whole frieze depicts a violent conflict between Greeks and Centaurs. Here on this slab, we can recognize 3 figures; 2 Greeks and a woman, and parts of two Centaurs. The woman was depicted wearing a chiton belted at the waist and a himation; her right breast... [continue reading]
Marble statue of a woman from Mausoleum, identified as Artemisia, wife of Maussollos. From Mausoleum, the main sculptural deposit, north of the north wall of the Peribolus. Classical Greek Period, circa 350 BCE. The British Museum, London.
Marble statue of a man from Mausoleum, identified as Maussollos, king of Caria. From Mausoleum, the main sculptural deposit, north of the north wall of the Peribolus. Classical Greek Period, circa 350 BCE. The British Museum, London.