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Ancient Greece

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Lucianna Menendez

on 10 March 2015

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Ancient Greece
Wooden votive plaque ( Pitsa tablets)
This is one of four tablets discovered at the caves near Pitsa. This panel is a Procession to an altar to sacrifice a lamb, accompanied by the flute and lyre. I chose this painting because I found it interesting that the sacrifice is for a Nymph. This painting was made on wood with only 8 colors.

Name of the work of art: Wooden votive plaque
What media is used to create it: wooden board, stucco, and mineral pigments.
Artist (If known): Unknown
Date created: 540–530 BC
Where it was created: Pitsa, Corinthia
Where it resides now: National Archeologica Museum of Athen
Where I found the image: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/vases/archaic/archaic13-en.html

Name of the work of art: Marble votive relief in the shape of a cave
What media is used to create it: Pentelic Marble
Artist (If known): Unknown
Date the work was created: 330-320 BC.
Where it was created: Sparta (Laconia) or Megalopolis (Arcadia)
Where it resides now:National Archeological Museum of Athens
Where I found the image: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/sculpture/classical/classic22-en.html
There is something enchanting about this sculpture, it might be that even if it still a beautiful sculpture it has something dark about it, or perhaps the fact that this woman are dancing? I am not sure what it is but something about this sculpture drags me in.
These three woman are goddess associated with vegetation which, in this case, dance to the pipes played by pan.
Marble votive relief in the shape of a cave
Golden bracelet, in a form of a snake.

Name of the work of art: Golden bracelet, in form of a snake
What media is used to create it: gold, Decorated with inlayed sardian stones
Artist (If known): Unknown
Date the work was created: Ca. 200 B.C.
Where it was created: Probably from Thessaly
Where it resides now: National Archeological Museum of Athens
Where I found the image: http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/vases/hellenistic/hellenistic05-en.html
In the Metropolitan Museum of art of NYC, I saw many of this gorgeous work of art that did not even had a name yet. This bracelet started being a fashion so long ago, and still many still use them. I love that this are in shape of a snake, they are very exotic and attractive, it makes me wonder who might have worn them.
Greece contains one of the most popular cultures still talked about. The reason is for all of their sensual and attractive things they had going on. I believe that their main attraction is their mythology. Many love history and believe that the Greeks have the most fascinating one.
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