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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    original which was approximately twelve times larger than the Varvakeion copy had the naked parts of the body made of ivory whereas the rest of the statue was faced with leaves of gold Athena wears the Attic peplos Her entire breast is covered by a scaly aegis adorned with the gorgoneion at the centre and snakes around the edge On her head she wears an Attic helmet with raised cheekpieces

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic04-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    of Thebes The top of the stele ends in a pediment with three palmette akroteria The dead woman Amphotto her name is inscribed on the background of the stele in front of her face is depicted facing left with her weight resting on her left leg and the right relaxed She wears a peplos girt at the waist and has a polos on her head Her long hair hangs down

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic05-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    in a scene of mystic ritual At the left Demeter wearing a peplos and holding a scepter in her left hand offers ears of wheat to Triptolemos son of the Eleusenian king Keleos to bestow on mankind At the right Persephone wearing a chiton and a mantle and holding a torch blesses Triptolemos with her right hand The magnificent representation and particularly the large scale of the work suggest that

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic06-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    A standing youth depicted frontally the head in profile holds a small bird in his left hand and extends his right to a hanging cage He is accompanied by a grieving young slave who leans against a pillar with a crouching cat on top The horizontal moulding of the monument is decorated with a relief band of palmettes and lotus flowers Exquisite work of an artist who was possibly trained

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic07-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Vari Attica At the left is depicted a girl standing with her right leg bent and wearing a sleeved chiton and himation Her wavy hair is taken up in a bun With her left hand she holds a bird by the wings offering it to an infant Nikochares depicting on one knee nude tries to stand up and reaches out his hands to grasp the bird The epigram carved in

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic08-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Athens the site of an important ancient cemetery In the center of the image Hermes Psychopompos Escorter of Souls identified by the chlamys the winged sandals and the caduceus herald s staff leads the young Myrrhine to the Underworld On the left stand the dead woman s relatives led by an old man probably her father who raises his right hand in a gesture of farewell The directness of the

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic09-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Hermes holding a painted whiplash in his right hand leads the charriot with the couple The names of the three figures are carved on the epistyle above the composition Hermes Echelos Basile On the other side the center of the scene is occupied by the horned river Kephisos At the left stands Artemis opposite a god at the right stand three Nymphs According to the inscription on the epistyle the

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic10-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    ancient cemetery of the Kerameikos An Athenian lady seated on a chair her feet resting on a footstool looks at a piece of jewellery held in her raised right hand originally rendered in paint Opposite her a sorrowful standing attendant holds an open jewellery box According to the inscription on the epistyle the deceased is Hegeso daughter of Proxenos Her imposing appearance along with the magnificence of the family grave

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic11-en.html (2016-02-09)
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