Greek Funerary Sphinx
A sphinx in pentelic marble, from a funerary stele, c. 570 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Polychrome Plate from Thera
Polychrome plate depicting two women exchanging wreaths, the woman on the right grasps the other's chin. Made in Thera, Greece, c. 620 BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Thera)
A bronze 'Corinthian' helmet (6-5th century BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum.
Kore from the Athenian Acropolis, late 6th century BCE. (National Museum, Athens)
Archaic Greek Amber Necklace
An amber necklace from Archaic Greece, 600-480 BCE. Potidaea, ancient Macedon. (British Museum, London)
Archaic Columns, Tarentum
Two columns, all that remains of an Archaic temple dedicated to Poseidon at Tarentum, southern Italy.
Ruins of Archaic Thera
The ruins of Archaic Thera on Santorini, Greece.
The Cyclades are a group of islands in the southern Aegean situated between the Greek mainland and Turkey. The name was coined in the Archaic period as the islands form an approximate circle (kyklos) around the central and most sacred island...
The hei tiki is a small personal adornment, fashioned by hand from tough pounamu (New Zealand greenstone or nephrite jade), and is worn around the neck. Hei means something looped around the neck, and tiki is a generic word used throughout...
Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)
Characteristics of Sicilian Archaic Temples The large dimensions of the components, the presence of a propteron, an adyton, and other specific elements of the plan and elevation speak for an originally very autonomous development of...