The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine

art from greece

public
337 media by topicpage 1 of 4
Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 571946, 571947 - Group

Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 5...

This mask with a separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor (for example Walters 54.2456), in a tomb in northern Greece. The red discoloration of the gold suggests that the ... More

Greek - Belt Buckle with Griffin - Walters 57373

Greek - Belt Buckle with Griffin - Walters 57373

This buckle is worked in repoussé and engraved. It has a slot and knob that fastened a belt.

Greek - Disk-and-Pendant Earring with Eros - Walters 571496

Greek - Disk-and-Pendant Earring with Eros - Walters 571496

This earring has a cast pendant and is decorated with filigree. Eros figures, frequently solid cast, are one of the most popular earring pendants especially during the 4th-3rd centuries BC.

Greek - Goddess or Maiden - Walters 54773 - Three Quarter

Greek - Goddess or Maiden - Walters 54773 - Three Quarter

This unique and beautifully preserved figurine was one of the first Greek experiments in casting the female form in bronze. She may have been a votive offering, possibly to the goddess Artemis. The simple facia... More

Greek - Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar - Walters 48253 - Detail A

Greek - Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar - Walters 48253 - Detail A

The scene depicts the third of Herakles' labors, the capture of the wild Erymanthian boar. The victorious hero has brought the boar alive to the king who had demanded the labor, and, as Herakles holds the boar ... More

Greek - Pair of Disk-and-Amphora Pendant Earrings - Walters 57610, 57611

Greek - Pair of Disk-and-Amphora Pendant Earrings - Walters 57610, 576...

This pair of earrings is decorated with filigree. Amphora pendants evolved from pyramidal pendants and are fairly common in the late Hellenistic period.

Greek - Pair of Earrings with Cow Heads - Walters 57589, 57590 - Group

Greek - Pair of Earrings with Cow Heads - Walters 57589, 57590 - Group

Besides the common loop earrings with lion heads, Greek artisans developed a large variety of earrings. Simple versions combine a disc with a pyramidal or vase-shaped pendants; more elaborate earrings feature f... More

Greek - Procession of Twelve Gods and Goddesses - Walters 2340

Greek - Procession of Twelve Gods and Goddesses - Walters 2340

The figures from left to right are: Hestia (goddess of the hearth), with scepter; Hermes (messenger of the gods), with cap and staff; Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty), with veil; Ares (god of war), with h... More

Greek - Siren with a Kithara from a Grave Monument - Walters 233

Greek - Siren with a Kithara from a Grave Monument - Walters 233

This expressive figure of a mournful siren playing the kithara, a musical instrument like a lyre, originally crowned a funerary monument. Sirens were mythical creatures that were part-woman, part-bird, who, whi... More

Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 571946, 571947 - View B

Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 5...

This mask with a separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor (for example Walters 54.2456), in a tomb in northern Greece. The red discoloration of the gold suggests that the ... More

Greek - Black-figure Exaleiptron with Peleus and Thetis (?) - Walters 48198 - Detail C

Greek - Black-figure Exaleiptron with Peleus and Thetis (?) - Walters ...

This curiously shaped vessel is an exaleiptron, a small vessel distinguished by its squat foot and shallow bowl. Exaleiptra take various forms, some with more pronounced feet and others with handles. The form o... More

Greek - Corinthian Helmet - Walters 542304 - Profile

Greek - Corinthian Helmet - Walters 542304 - Profile

This piece of armor is an element of the hoplite's panoply, which also included a breastplate, greaves, shield, spear, and sword. The nose-guard and cheekpieces of the undecorated, crestless Corinthian helmet l... More

Greek - Corinthian-Type Helmet - Walters 542303

Greek - Corinthian-Type Helmet - Walters 542303

This type of helmet is commonly called "Corinthian" because it is worn by the goddess Athena on Corinthian coins, but helmets of this kind were not restricted to any one production center. The mask-like form co... More

Greek - Pair of Earrings with the Head of an African - Walters 571562, 571563

Greek - Pair of Earrings with the Head of an African - Walters 571562,...

The Greeks had long been fascinated by the peoples of Africa and represented them in every medium.

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Back

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Back

This exquisitely modeled boxer demonstrates the sculptor's ability to realistically render the athletic physique. The figure also reveals the level of excellence Hellenistic artists achieved in small-scale scul... More

Greek - Vase in the Form of a Siren - Walters 482020

Greek - Vase in the Form of a Siren - Walters 482020

This East Greek type of perfume vase takes the form of a siren, a mythical creature with a woman's head and a bird's body, known for her connections to the underworld and for her mesmerizing power over men. A p... More

Greek - Bowl - Walters 571083 - View A

Greek - Bowl - Walters 571083 - View A

Anonymous (Greek). 'Bowl,' 18th century. embossed and chiselled silver. Walters Art Museum (57.1083): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Griffin Attachment from a Cauldron - Walters 542950 - Right Side

Greek - Griffin Attachment from a Cauldron - Walters 542950 - Right Si...

A "protome" is a decorative element representing the head and neck of a person or animal. This griffin's head, which with several others decorated a large bronze cauldron, is characteristic of the Orientalizin... More

Greek - Pedagogue and Boy - Walters 481934

Greek - Pedagogue and Boy - Walters 481934

A pedagogue was an adult male who supervised the moral and social education of a young boy. In Hellenistic times, boys and girls attended privately funded elementary schools, but formal education beyond this le... More

Greek - Pegasos Ornament from a Chariot - Walters 54882 - Three Quarter

Greek - Pegasos Ornament from a Chariot - Walters 54882 - Three Quarte...

This ornament of the foreparts of the winged-horse Pegasos decorated a pole that would have connected a chariot to a horse. Careful modeling and incised decoration create a detailed representation of this mythi... More

Greek - Rosette - Walters 57603

Greek - Rosette - Walters 57603

A round sheet with circles of twisted, braided, and smooth wire forming the border; and a fourteen-petaled filigree palmette with a garnet center in a serrated box setting. On the back, a ribbed tube for thread... More

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View B

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 2399

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 2399

This semi-draped rendering of Aphrodite was once painted and may have been made for a domestic or garden setting. The elongated proportions, narrow torso, and high, close-set breasts are typical of the Hellenis... More

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View B Detail

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View B Detail

Beneath the meander-adorned rim of this large volute krater is a band of figural decoration interrupted by the handles on each side. At the center of the scene on one side is a trio of warriors, each wearing a ... More

Greek - Bracelets from the Olbia Treasure - Walters 57375, 57376

Greek - Bracelets from the Olbia Treasure - Walters 57375, 57376

This outstanding example of jewelry from the 1st-century-BC Greek colonies in the Black Sea region is purported to belong to the famed Olbia treasure, named for the town in present-day Ukraine in which it was d... More

Greek - Flask with Figures and Lotus - Walters 48370 - View C

Greek - Flask with Figures and Lotus - Walters 48370 - View C

Made by Greek artisans in the flourishing Hellenic trading colony of Naucratis in Egypt's delta, this flask's low relief decoration and darker shade of glaze in the background are characteristic of faience ware... More

Greek - Red-Figure Kantharos (Drinking Vessel) with Female Head - Walters 482763 - View A

Greek - Red-Figure Kantharos (Drinking Vessel) with Female Head - Walt...

Vase painters in Apulia developed two major styles: the Plain style characterized by simple decoration and few figures, and the Ornate style, which featured multi-figure colorful scenes, lavish ornaments, and i... More

Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 571946, 571947 (2)

Greek - Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial - Walters 571944, 571945, 5...

This mask with a separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor (for example Walters 54.2456), in a tomb in northern Greece. The red discoloration of the gold suggests that the ... More

Greek - Athlete Discobolos - Walters 54699 - Three Quarter

Greek - Athlete Discobolos - Walters 54699 - Three Quarter

The pose and gesture of the athlete suggest that he is a discus thrower preparing for competition. The statuette's stance recalls Classical sculpture, while the long limbs, small head, and exaggerated breadth o... More

Greek - Black-figure Pseudo-Panathenaic Amphora - Walters 482107 - Detail B

Greek - Black-figure Pseudo-Panathenaic Amphora - Walters 482107 - Det...

The image on the obverse of this amphora may represent the "mousikoi agones," or musical competitions, of the Panathenaic festival (Bundrick 2005, 160-74). In the center of the scene, a bearded man clad in an a... More

Greek - Calyx-Krater with Driver, Chariot, and Three Horses - Walters 482060 - Right Side

Greek - Calyx-Krater with Driver, Chariot, and Three Horses - Walters ...

This red-figure calyx-krater depicts Nike on the front driving in a triga to the right. She holds the reins in her outstretched hands, as well as a goad in her left. She wears a peplos, bracelets, and diadem. A... More

Greek - Corinthian Helmet - Walters 542304

Greek - Corinthian Helmet - Walters 542304

This piece of armor is an element of the hoplite's panoply, which also included a breastplate, greaves, shield, spear, and sword. The nose-guard and cheekpieces of the undecorated, crestless Corinthian helmet l... More

Greek - Head and Torso of a Figure, Possibly Herakles (?) - Walters 2370 - Three Quarter Left

Greek - Head and Torso of a Figure, Possibly Herakles (?) - Walters 23...

This fragment of a statuette has vertical and running drill in the beard. There is a break repaired across the neck and left shoulder.

Greek - Head Of Venus (?) - Walters 23122

Greek - Head Of Venus (?) - Walters 23122

Anonymous (Greek). 'Head Of Venus (?),' 4th-2nd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.122): Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925.

Greek - Ladle - Walters 57909 - Detail A

Greek - Ladle - Walters 57909 - Detail A

Ladles in the Classical and Hellenistic periods had handles that rose nearly vertically, as they were used for dipping into deep wine containers, such as "kraters." Ladles were often paired with strainers, and ... More

Greek - Ladle - Walters 57909 - Public domain museum image. A silver spoon with a bird on it

Greek - Ladle - Walters 57909 - Public domain museum image. A silver s...

Ladles in the Classical and Hellenistic periods had handles that rose nearly vertically, as they were used for dipping into deep wine containers, such as "kraters." Ladles were often paired with strainers, and ... More

Greek - Mirror with Winged Female Holding Wreath and Goose - Walters 541160

Greek - Mirror with Winged Female Holding Wreath and Goose - Walters 5...

A winged woman (possibly Nike, the goddess of victory) rendered frontally in repoussé adorns the cover of this large hinged mirror. She moves swiftly to the right as she glances back over her shoulder. In her l... More

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Detail A

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Detail A

This exquisitely modeled boxer demonstrates the sculptor's ability to realistically render the athletic physique. The figure also reveals the level of excellence Hellenistic artists achieved in small-scale scul... More

Greek - Christ and the Cycle of Twelve Feasts - Walters 41210

Greek - Christ and the Cycle of Twelve Feasts - Walters 41210

This icon shows a central figure of Christ identified by an inscription as "Pantokrator," Greek for "almighty." He is surrounded by twelve scenes representing the major feasts of the Orthodox Church (clockwise... More

Greek - Fragment of a Grave Relief for the Daughter of Kleomachos - Walters 23174

Greek - Fragment of a Grave Relief for the Daughter of Kleomachos - Wa...

Originally, this scene depicted a man clasping the hand of a seated woman, whom the inscription identifies as ". . .te, daughter of Kleomachos and wife of Pheidippos." The maiden between them was either a daugh... More

Greek - Kouros - Walters 23279 - Public domain museum image. A statue of a female torso on a pedestal

Greek - Kouros - Walters 23279 - Public domain museum image. A statue ...

A large stone figure of a nude youth with its left foot forward, called a "Kouros" (plural "Kouroi"), was the most common male representation during the Archaic period. Usually, these statues have their hands b... More

Greek - Pair of Disk-and-Pyramid Pendant Earrings - Walters 571671, 571672

Greek - Pair of Disk-and-Pyramid Pendant Earrings - Walters 571671, 57...

This pair of earrings is decorated with filigree. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain pho... More

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Front A

Greek - Statuette of a Boxer - Walters 541006 - Front A

This exquisitely modeled boxer demonstrates the sculptor's ability to realistically render the athletic physique. The figure also reveals the level of excellence Hellenistic artists achieved in small-scale scul... More

Greek - Virgin and Child with Two Angels - Walters 371156

Greek - Virgin and Child with Two Angels - Walters 371156

Anonymous (Greek). 'Virgin and Child with Two Angels,' 16th century. tempera on panel. Walters Art Museum (37.1156): Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924 (?).

Greek - Eros - Walters 482527 - Public domain museum image. A statue of an angel holding a bird

Greek - Eros - Walters 482527 - Public domain museum image. A statue o...

The fluttering ends of the drapery and the thick white underpainting, or "slip," are recognizably South Italian. All Hellenistic terracotta figurines were gaily painted with bright colors, usually derived from plants.

Greek - Head of an Athlete - Walters 23103 - Three Quarter

Greek - Head of an Athlete - Walters 23103 - Three Quarter

The unusual hairstyle, with twisted locks falling down the back of the head, the receding forehead, and the flaring nostrils suggest that the subject is an athlete. The exaggerated features are characteristic o... More

Greek - Intaglio of Dionysus - Walters 42934

Greek - Intaglio of Dionysus - Walters 42934

This intaglio has a flat top and a convex back. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Greek - Kantharos - Walters 57934 - Side A

Greek - Kantharos - Walters 57934 - Side A

The "kantharos," a type of drinking cup with high handles, was the attribute of Dionysus.

Greek - Maiden from a Mirror Stand - Walters 54774 - Back

Greek - Maiden from a Mirror Stand - Walters 54774 - Back

This elegantly attired maiden originally served as the support for a mirror, much like the complete example nearby. Her poise and grace exemplify the refined and contemplative spirit of the Early Classical peri... More

Greek - Mirror with Winged Female Holding Wreath and Goose - Walters 541160 - Back

Greek - Mirror with Winged Female Holding Wreath and Goose - Walters 5...

A winged woman (possibly Nike, the goddess of victory) rendered frontally in repoussé adorns the cover of this large hinged mirror. She moves swiftly to the right as she glances back over her shoulder. In her l... More

Greek - Sphinx Vase Ornament - Walters 541078

Greek - Sphinx Vase Ornament - Walters 541078

Locri Epizephyrii (present-day Gerace, Italy), a particularly active bronze-working center, specialized in richly ornamental attachments for vessels and utensils. This vase attachment is in the form of a sphinx... More

Greek - Tanagra Figurine - Walters 23281 - Three Quarter Left

Greek - Tanagra Figurine - Walters 23281 - Three Quarter Left

NaN Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Greek - Decree Relief with Athena - Walters 23177

Greek - Decree Relief with Athena - Walters 23177

Athena rests her left arm on a pillar, over which is draped her "aegis" (a powerful and protective scaly animal skin) with a Gorgon head. Athena's pose exemplifies the grace associated with the Classical art o... More

Greek - Goat - Walters 541485 - Public domain museum image. A statue of a goat on a pedestal

Greek - Goat - Walters 541485 - Public domain museum image. A statue o...

Anonymous (Greek). 'Goat,' 5th century BC. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.1485): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Head of a Girl of "Eubuleus" Type - Walters 23106

Greek - Head of a Girl of "Eubuleus" Type - Walters 23106

This head of a girl has a projection at the back, probably for attachment to a relief. There is a break across the face and head that has been repaired.

Greek - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23242

Greek - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23242

This mask-like head of a woman was made as a votive dedication for a sanctuary. The goddess represented is probably Persephone, also known as Kore. The almost exaggerated smile, the delicate modeling of the che... More

Greek - Nike - Walters 48295 - View B

Greek - Nike - Walters 48295 - View B

One of the most flourishing workshops for Hellenistic terracottas was located on the western coast of Asia Minor at Myrina. This elegant Nike is a good representation of this fabric. The complicated twisted pos... More

Greek - Reliquary Pendant with Virgin and Child - Walters 571511 (2)

Greek - Reliquary Pendant with Virgin and Child - Walters 571511 (2)

This exceptional pendant consists of a reliquary cross inside a hinged case with six small adjacent compartments for relics. The impressive amethyst cameo depicting the Virgin and Child on the lid is surrounded... More

Greek - Scaraboid with Griffin - Walters 42865 - Top

Greek - Scaraboid with Griffin - Walters 42865 - Top

This scaraboid depicts a griffin to the right, and is carved intaglio.

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View C

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 54952 - Three Quarter Right

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 54952 - Three Quarter Right

Venus (known to the Greeks as Aphrodite) may have originally been holding up a necklace. This type of ancient statuette with restrained body language inspired Renaissance pieces such as a northern Italian "Venu... More

Greek - Black-figure "Mastos" with Combat Scenes - Walters 48223 - Side B

Greek - Black-figure "Mastos" with Combat Scenes - Walters 48223 - Sid...

This shape of drinking-cup is called a "mastos" and resembles a woman's breast. On the front, a soldier whose nudity signifies heroic status advances against two warriors dressed in short tunics; two heralds wa... More

Greek - Goat - Walters 541484 - Public domain museum image. A black and white photo of a statue of a goat

Greek - Goat - Walters 541484 - Public domain museum image. A black an...

Very fine incision on the beard. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of ancien... More

Greek - Grave Relief of a Woman Depicted as a Muse - Walters 23230

Greek - Grave Relief of a Woman Depicted as a Muse - Walters 23230

The relief was made near Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey), on the west coast of Asia Minor, and portrays the deceased as a Muse, as indicated by her pose and dress. On other representations of this type, the ... More

Greek - Head of a Man - Walters 23239

Greek - Head of a Man - Walters 23239

This magnificent head belonged to a type of Athenian grave monument in which life-size images of family members were presented within a stage-like setting. The deep-set eyes, furrowed brow, open mouth, and tou... More

Greek - Head of a Woman with Cap - Walters 48333

Greek - Head of a Woman with Cap - Walters 48333

Anonymous (Greek). 'HEAD OF WOMAN WITH CAP,' . TERRA COTTA/PLASTER BASE. Walters Art Museum (48.333): Acquired before 1931.

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Marble Lekythos with Seated and Standing Figures - Walters 232

Greek - Marble Lekythos with Seated and Standing Figures - Walters 232

This marble funerary vase is carved in relief and depicts a seated woman and a standing man. There are inscriptions over the figures. There is a weathered stencil above and below the scene, and on the shoulder... More

Greek - Pair of Bracelets with Antelope-Heads - Walters 572021, 572022 - Group

Greek - Pair of Bracelets with Antelope-Heads - Walters 572021, 572022...

Penannular bracelets with animal-head terminals first developed in Achaemenid art and became popular in Greece during the 5th century. The hoops are more ovoid than circular, complementing the shape of the wris... More

Greek - Satyr with Child Dionysus - Walters 2369 - View D

Greek - Satyr with Child Dionysus - Walters 2369 - View D

The anatomical distortion, large eyes, full lips, and broad cheeks suggest that the statue was carved by Alexandrian craftsmen.

Greek - Satyr with Child Dionysus - Walters 2369 - View E

Greek - Satyr with Child Dionysus - Walters 2369 - View E

The anatomical distortion, large eyes, full lips, and broad cheeks suggest that the statue was carved by Alexandrian craftsmen.

Greek - The Crucifixion and Four Other New Testament Scenes - Walters 61296

Greek - The Crucifixion and Four Other New Testament Scenes - Walters ...

This small triptych icon shows the Crucifixion in the central panel, with Doubting Thomas and the Resurrection on one wing, and Pentecost and the Deposition on the other. Carved on the back is a schematic repre... More

Greek - Altar Cross - Walters 61133 - Back

Greek - Altar Cross - Walters 61133 - Back

This cross would have been placed on the altar and used by priests for blessing the faithful. In the 17th-18th centuries, it was usual for such crosses to be carved out of a single piece of boxwood and fitted w... More

Greek - Apollo and Artemis - Walters 237

Greek - Apollo and Artemis - Walters 237

The model for this relief was probably a dedicatory offering on the Athenian Acropolis. Copies intended for decorating the home were produced as late as the 2nd century. Several other almost identical examples... More

Greek - Black-figure Kyathos - Walters 48219 - Side B

Greek - Black-figure Kyathos - Walters 48219 - Side B

This kyathos depicts a characteristic battle scene: two warriors or heroes fighting over a fallen soldier. Two bearded soldiers attack each other with raised spears and large shields decorated with white motifs... More

Greek - Diamond-Shaped Garment Ornaments - Walters 57391

Greek - Diamond-Shaped Garment Ornaments - Walters 57391

In the center of the diamond-shaped gold ornaments are round settings containing garnets and enamel. Some of the stones and inlays have fallen out. On the back are tiny loops for sewing the ornaments to clothing.

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48327

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48327

traces of white slip with plaster base Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Greek - Hellenistic Ruler - Walters 541045 - Detail A

Greek - Hellenistic Ruler - Walters 541045 - Detail A

This statue is characteristic of a portrait tradition of Alexander that was established during his life. The powerfully muscular physique with irregularly bulging contours suggests that the figure was created b... More

Greek - Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar - Walters 48253 - Side A

Greek - Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar - Walters 48253 - Side A

The scene depicts the third of Herakles' labors, the capture of the wild Erymanthian boar. The victorious hero has brought the boar alive to the king who had demanded the labor, and, as Herakles holds the boar ... More

Griechisches Vasenbild - A black and white drawing of a fan

Griechisches Vasenbild - A black and white drawing of a fan

Deutsch: Griechisches Vasenbild, Werkstatt des Pamphaios, 4. Viertel des 6. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View B

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View B

Beneath the meander-adorned rim of this large volute krater is a band of figural decoration interrupted by the handles on each side. At the center of the scene on one side is a trio of warriors, each wearing a ... More

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 23220

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 23220

In the first decades of the 4th century, artists further refined the representation of facial features: the eyes became more deeply set, the lower eyelid almost disappeared, and the lips and chin became more de... More

Greek - Pair of Hoop Earrings with Bull Heads - Walters 571730, 571731

Greek - Pair of Hoop Earrings with Bull Heads - Walters 571730, 571731

This pair of earrings is decorated with filigree. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain pho... More

Greek - Papposilenos Playing the Double Flute - Walters 541076

Greek - Papposilenos Playing the Double Flute - Walters 541076

Papposilenus was an aged, semi-bestial companion of Dionysus. He is playing a double flute (restored). Both silens and satyrs were often depicted with this exotic instrument of Asian origin. According to Aristo... More

Greek - Vessel with Leaf Ornament - Walters 57911 - Profile

Greek - Vessel with Leaf Ornament - Walters 57911 - Profile

This lavishly decorated vessel depicts the abundant vegetation of the Dionysian realm. The elaborate sculptural decoration was formed by repoussé (a technique in which metal is impressed from the rear to form a... More

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View A Detail

Greek - Black-figure Volute Krater - Walters 4829 - View A Detail

Beneath the meander-adorned rim of this large volute krater is a band of figural decoration interrupted by the handles on each side. At the center of the scene on one side is a trio of warriors, each wearing a ... More

Greek - Funerary Relief with Girl, Bird and Fan - Walters 2338

Greek - Funerary Relief with Girl, Bird and Fan - Walters 2338

This funerary relief is much work, and the bottom is broken.

Greek - Handle in the Form of a Man Holding Lions - Walters 54912

Greek - Handle in the Form of a Man Holding Lions - Walters 54912

This handle in the form of a nude male athlete was part of a metal "oinochoe," or jug, with a trefoil mouth, many of which were manufactured in the Peloponnese, renowned for its metallurgists. A nude male is ho... More

Greek - Hellenistic Ruler - Walters 541045

Greek - Hellenistic Ruler - Walters 541045

This statue is characteristic of a portrait tradition of Alexander that was established during his life. The powerfully muscular physique with irregularly bulging contours suggests that the figure was created b... More

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Three Quarter

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Three Quarter

This small bronze statuette depicts a young boy holding a club, which he rests upon his shoulder. His nude body is somewhat chubby and has the proportions of a young child. His right hand is outstretched, and h... More

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Three Quarter

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Three Quarter

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Mirror with a Bathing Maiden - Walters 541169 - Open

Greek - Mirror with a Bathing Maiden - Walters 541169 - Open

The most popular type of mirror in the Hellenistic period was of "clamshell" form, much like the modern compact. The polished mirror disk was protected by a hinged lid, decorated with figures in relief on the e... More

Greek - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57382, 57383

Greek - Pair of Earrings - Walters 57382, 57383

Made of gold, these earrings have three flanged settings with stones, each set within a bead-edged frame, displayed against a roughly triangular sheet on the back of which the ear wire is attached. A pin concea... More

Greek - Reliquary Pendant with Virgin and Child - Walters 571511 - Interior

Greek - Reliquary Pendant with Virgin and Child - Walters 571511 - Int...

This exceptional pendant consists of a reliquary cross inside a hinged case with six small adjacent compartments for relics. The impressive amethyst cameo depicting the Virgin and Child on the lid is surrounded... More

Greek - Venus Drying Her Hair - Walters 2383

Greek - Venus Drying Her Hair - Walters 2383

Marble is a difficult material for a statuette of a nude figure, as the limbs are apt to break. This figure is supported by a tree stump touching her leg. In the bronze original, Venus wrung out the long tresse... More

Greek - Aphrodite Drying Her Hair - Walters 54954 - Group

Greek - Aphrodite Drying Her Hair - Walters 54954 - Group

This statuette is based on a famous work that did not survive antiquity. The goddess rises from the sea as she is born from the froth of the water's surface and raises her arms to wring the water from her hair.... More

Greek - Black-figure Amphora - Walters 4810 - Side B

Greek - Black-figure Amphora - Walters 4810 - Side B

This vase depicts two warriors in combat flanked by two women on side A, and three kneeling Greek warriors and three standing bowmen on side B.

Greek - Black-figure Exaleiptron with Peleus and Thetis (?) - Walters 48198 - Detail B

Greek - Black-figure Exaleiptron with Peleus and Thetis (?) - Walters ...

This curiously shaped vessel is an exaleiptron, a small vessel distinguished by its squat foot and shallow bowl. Exaleiptra take various forms, some with more pronounced feet and others with handles. The form o... More

Greek - Eros with a Bow and Arrow - Walters 541180

Greek - Eros with a Bow and Arrow - Walters 541180

Eros, god of love and son of Aphrodite, was a popular subject for small bronze or silver statuettes. Eros spread his gift of love among mortals and the gods by means of his bow and arrows.

Greek - Geometric Statuette of a Bull - Walters 542379

Greek - Geometric Statuette of a Bull - Walters 542379

Animals were popular motifs in the Geometric period. Bull figurines were common votive offerings at Olympia.

Previous

of 4

Next