A Magnificent and Important Greek Late Classical Bronze Volute Krater, of Exceptionally Elegant Style ca 400-350 BCE,Corinthian  or possibily  Magna  Graecian,allegedly from Greece.

Greek bronze volute krater, B. Composed of six elements variously worked but all finished with careful burnishing and polishing. The neck and mouth with its ovolo and beaded border cast to shape, its prolongation a squat body, of same thickness

The Amasis Painter Lekythos (Black-figure pottery) 550–530 B.C., terracotta, Metropolitan Museum.

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) Attributed to the Amasis Painter Period: Archaic Date: ca. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H.

Ritual wine container (Hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (77–476 B.C.), early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 17 3/8 in. (44.2 cm); Diam. of rim: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Wt. 15 lb. (6.8 kg). Shanghai Museum.

Ritual wine container (Hu), early century B. Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period B. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Lent by the Shanghai Museum.

Terracotta krater with lid surmounted by a small hydria  Attributed to the Cesnola Painter Period: Geometric Date: ca. 750–740 B.C. Culture: Greek, Euboean Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 45 1/4 in. (114.9 cm)

Krater with a lid surmounted by a small hydria, century BCE; Geometric Greek, Euboean or Cycladic; Found at Kourion, Cyprus Terracotta

The early pharoahs of Ancient Egypt

The early pharoahs of Ancient Egypt

PHARAOH Narmer or Menes of the Early Dynastic Period c. century BC, thought to be the successor to the Protodynastic pharaoh SCORPION or KA, possibly the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty.

Bronze chariot inlaid with ivory Other side of the chariot. Etruscan  2nd-6th cent.BC Scenes from the life of the greek hero Achilles

Etruscan bronze chariot inlaid with ivory displaying scenes from Etruscan epic Iliad

Circa 600 B.C. vase reflects the Corinthian art period that often was decorated with silhouettes and abstract designs. Black figure pottery is most recognizable style of Greek pottery that reflected the facial features, clothing, and weapons used. This Panathenaic vase was probably filled with sacred olive oil and awarded to a winner in the Panathenaic games that were held in Athens every four years. The standard size was one metretes, the primary liquid measure of the ancient Greeks. (42…

Panathenaic amphora, ca. 530 b. Archaic Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter Greek, Attic Terracotta This Panathenaic amphora would have been filled with oil from the sacred olive groves in Attica,.

Bronze jar, Zhou Dynasty. #chinese

Bronze jar, China, Zhou Dynasty BCE) note the patterns on the lid…

Ancient Greek Art | ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB: Ancient Greek Art

FLORAL GREEK- This Attic vase, circa 510 B., is attributed to Euthymides.The symmetrical border decorations are typical for the early Attic pottery.

AN ATTIC WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS, CIRCA 490-480 B.C. painted in black and brown wash with Herakles destroying the house of Nereus with a trident, broken vessels on the ground, the inscription KALOS in the field, a linked palmette and lotus flower at left, a double palmette at right, meander below the shoulder, linked palmettes on the shoulder, tongues below the neck.

AN ATTIC WHITE GROUND LEKYTHOS, CIRCA 490-480 B.C. painted in black and brown wash with Herakles destroying the house of Nereus with a trident, broken vessels on the ground, the inscription KALOS in the field, a linked palmette and lotus flower at left, a double palmette at right, meander below the shoulder, linked palmettes on the shoulder, tongues below the neck.

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