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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    of different eras during 1901 1902 in an ancient shipwreck on the sea floor off Antikythera south of Peloponnese On the head are recognized individual features The statue depicted a Cynic philosopher probably Bion the Borysthenite The hair and the beard are worked in unkempt tousled locks The inlaid white irises of his eyes lend an expressive vitality The philosopher was depicted standing wearing a long himation He held a

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic07-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    It was found on the island of Tenos in the Cyclades Beneath relief rosettes on the shaft of the palmette stele is depicted a scene with a seated woman shaking hands with a standing man who wears a himation The woman wears a chiton and with her left hand draws up her himation which also covers her head A young maidservant holding a fan leans against her legs The inscription

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic08-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    in Arcadia the group was undertaken by the Messenian sculptor Damophon Together with the pedestal the Lykosoura group was about 6 m high and it contained four statues The form and composition of the group is known both from its depiction on a coin issued by Megalopolis in the Roman imperial period and from the extensive description by the travel writer Pausanias who visited the sanctuary in the middle of the 2nd c AD Despoina and Demeter were shown seated on a shared throne at the centre of the composition Demeter held a torch in her right hand and leaned on Despoina s shoulder with her left arm Despoina held a sceptre and had the cista mystica on her knees Next to Demeter the goddess Artemis was depicted standing accompanied by a hunting dog Next to Despoina stood the Titan Anytos who had reared her according to mythology The National Museum houses the heads of Demeter inv no 1734 Artemis inv no 1735 and Anytos inv no 1736 part of Despoina s himation inv no 1737 and four statues of Tritonesses inv nos 2171 2172 2174 2175 that adorned the goddesses throne Parts of the torsos and arms of the

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic09-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    of the cult statuary group of the temple of the Great Goddesses Demeter and Despoina at Lykosoura in Arcadia the group was undertaken by the Messenian sculptor Damophon The goddess was depicted wearing a fawn skin her quiver slung over her shoulder and holding a torch in one head and two serpents in the other The eyes were made of different material and inlaid The hair is coiffed in wavy

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic10-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    190 180 BC Colossal head of the Titan Anytos from the famous group of cult statues in the temple of Demeter and Despoina at Lykosoura Arcadia The head is made of Doliana marble The temple contained a group of four over lifesize statues by the famous Messenian sculptor Damophon Despoina and Demeter were shown seated on a shared throne at the centre of the composition Artemis was depicted standing next

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic11-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    from Aigeira Achaia ca 150 BC Marble head of a colossal statue of Zeus It was found at Aigeira Achaia the head in 1916 and the left arm in 1920 The eyes were made of different material and inlaid The holes on the right side of the head were used to attach a metal wreath It was probably the statue of Zeus seen by the traveller Pausanias at Aigeira which

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic12-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    the sea off Cape Artemision north Euboea ca 140 BC Retrieved in 1928 and 1937 in pieces from the seafloor off Cape Artemision north Euboea The young jockey probably african in origin will have held the reins of the galloping horse in his left hand and a whip in his right The contractions and furrows in his face especially on the forehead reveal agony and passion The work is known

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    of Poseidon from Melos Cyclades 125 100 BC The statue of Poseidon made of Parian marble was found in 1877 on Melos along with a statue of his mate Amphitrite The larger than life size statue depicts the god almost nude wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body In his raised right hand he will have held the trident Next to his right leg is a support

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/hellenistic/hellenistic14-en.html (2016-02-09)
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