• Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.
  • Full length view of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Torso three quarter of the Riace bronze Greek statue A cast about 460 BC. statue A was probably sculpted by Myron. The style of the Riace statues straddles the archaic period and heralds the start of the classical period. Both statues depict strong young naked warriors who stand calmly but exuding great power. Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia,  Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against black
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.
  • Archaic ancient Greek sculpture of a Sphinx originally on top of the column of Naxos, 570-560 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
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The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against black<br />
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The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against white.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against black<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against white.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against black<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against white.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against grey.<br />
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The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against black<br />
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The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against white.<br />
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The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against white.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against black<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396. Against grey.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Gronze Greek classical statue of a youth by sculptor Euphranor. from the Antikythera shipwreck, Circa 340-330 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No X13396.<br />
<br />
The statue has been thought to depict Perseus who would have been holding the head of Medusa, but is more probably a depiction of Paris who would have been holding the 'apple of strife', ready to award it to the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite. Probably sculpted by Sikyonian sculptor Euphranor.
  • Ancient Greek relief panel depicting the slaying of the Lernaian Hydra from the Labours of Hercules, Mylos, 3rd Cent BC Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 3617
  • Ancient Greek relief panel depicting the slaying of the Lernaian Hydra from the Labours of Hercules, Mylos, 3rd Cent BC Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 3617.   Against black.
  • Ancient Greek relief panel depicting the slaying of the Lernaian Hydra from the Labours of Hercules, Mylos, 3rd Cent BC Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 3617.   Against grey.
  • Ancient Greek relief panel depicting the slaying of the Lernaian Hydra from the Labours of Hercules, Mylos, 3rd Cent BC Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 3617.   Against grey.
  • Ancient Greek relief panel depicting the slaying of the Lernaian Hydra from the Labours of Hercules, Mylos, 3rd Cent BC Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 3617.   Against white.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
<br />
This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
<br />
This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
<br />
This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black<br />
<br />
This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.

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