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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    X 16173 Bronze figurine of a dove from the sanctuary of the goddess Hera at Perachora Corinthia 6th cent B C This particular figurine is thought originally to have rested on the hand of a statue probably depicting Hera In the Homeric epics the goddesses Hera and Athena metamorphose into doves Doves are the symbol of Aphrodite the goddess of love and also accompany the Fates and the Furies Bronze

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/archaiki/arch12-en.html (2016-02-09)
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    B C The patron deity wears Attic helmet and aegis over a long chiton Ιn her extended left hand she was holding a shield whose grip is preserved on her forearm and a spear in her raised right one As stated by the inscription incised on the base it was dedicated to Athena by a certain Meliso who spent one tenth of her income for the manufacture of this work

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/classiki/classic01-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Period A A Back Χ 14922 Bronze figurine of a seated goddess from the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at Agios Sostis Arcadia About 470 B C The stance of the seated frontal figure and the fruit pomegranate and possibly apple on her hands identify her with the goddess of agriculture Demeter A work in the tradition of northeastern Peloponnese and especially Argos Bronze figurine of a seated goddess from

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/classiki/classic02-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Period Classic Period Hellenistic Period Roman Period A A Back Χ 7474 Βronze statuette of an athlete from Sicyon About 440 B C Τhe youth turns his head to the left possibly towards an object bowl which he was holding in his hand The original of this work a statue of an athlete in a sanctuary should be sought in the circle of the famous sculptor Polykleitos Βronze statuette of

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/classiki/classic06-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Zeus on Mount Lykaion of Arcadia 5th cent B C Τhe god is dressed like a shepherd short chiton mantle and conical hat Remains of the tiny wings from his characteristic winged sandals are preserved In his right hand he was holding the shepherds or travelers stick Hermes as protector of flocks was worshipped in the rural and mountain areas Worshippers dedicated this type of figurines to rural sanctuaries in

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/classiki/classic07-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Archaic Period Classic Period Hellenistic Period Roman Period A A Back Χ 7038 The miniature copy of a warship trireme presents some of the characteristic features for this kind of vessel deck on both the stern with double steering rudder and the prow with the ram case for the mast circular sockets for the oars According to the inscription along one of the long sides the lamp was dedicated in

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/classiki/classic08-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    General Geometric Period Archaic Period Classic Period Hellenistic Period Roman Period A A Back Χ 18775 Βronze hydria from Pharsala Thessaly 350 340 B C The vertical handle is attached to a relief representation showing the abduction of Oreithya by Boreas king of Thrace The pot had been used as a receptacle for the bones of a certain Asterios according to a golden plate found inside Βronze hydria from Pharsala

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/ellinistiki/ellinistiki01-en.html (2016-02-09)
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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    300 B C Although fortune telling by means of liver after a sacrifice was a usual practice in antiquity in order to foresee the outcome of a coming confrontation the relevant representations are rare The statuette imitates in miniature scale monumental statues of generals of the Epirote League fragments of which have been found in the sanctuary of Dodona The prophetic liver in the right hand of the man led

    Original URL path: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/bronze/ellinistiki/ellinistiki02-en.html (2016-02-09)
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