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The 'Kritios boy'

The 'Kritios boy'

The statue of a young boy, possibly an athlete, created by the sculptor Kritios. The weight of the body falls on the left leg, while the right is relaxed and slightly bent at the knee. This sense of movement is transferred to the body of the boy, something unknown in earlier Kouros statues, and the head is turned slightly to the left. His eyes, made of inlays of some other material, fit comfortably into the specially prepared sockets. His hair, divided into two braids, crown his head, and fall forward in curls like rolls.

It dates from around 490 - 480 b.C.

Acropolis Museum, catalogue number 698

Ancient greek pot

Ancient greek pot

Ancient Greek pot on short stem with ring-shaped base. Drawn on round metal on the inside of this open vessel is Apollo, seated and crowned, holding a lyre in his left hand and with his right taking a drink from a bottle. In the area to his left is a dark brown bird. This is the crow, which, according to legend, brought Apollo the news of the marriage of Koroni. The god Appollon had had a relationship with this woman, and in his anger he changed the crow from white, its original colour, to black.

It dates from around 480 b.C.

Museum of Delphi

The Delphi Charioteer

The Delphi Charioteer

A bronze, life-size statue, which is almost intact. It shows a barefooted man, wearing a tunic, belted at the waist. With his two hands in front of him, he would have been holding the reins of the chariot, of which only a few fragments of the horses remain. The head with the inlaid eyes is of special interest. His hair has been represented by short braids on the top of the head and curls at the temples. The work was presented to the temple of Apollo following the victory of Polyzalos, Tyrant of Sicily, in a chariot race in Pythia in 470 BC.

It dates from around 480 b.C.

Delphi Museum, catalogue number 3485

Votive relief the mourning Athena

Votive relief the mourning Athena

The goddess, dressing in Attican pallium and helmet, stands on the whole of her right foot and the toes of her left. Her left hand is gracefully resting on her waist, while in her right she holds a spear, the tip of which she is pointing at a tablet. She seems to be looking at this tablet, judging from the fact that her head is turned to the right and slightly downwards. This tablet is sometimes interpreted as the signpost to her temple, or a catalogue of financial records. The work is in the austere style, from around 460 BC and is catalogue number 695 in the Acropolis museum.

It dates from around 460 b.C.

Acropolis Museum, catalogue number 695

Red-figured vessel

Red-figured vessel

Drinking vessel with representation in red. On one side of the vessel there is the depiction of a scene taken from Homerís Iliad. Old Priam is going to Achilles to bargain for the dead body of his son, Hector. On the other side, servants can be seen bringing rich gifts for Achilles.

It dates from around 450 b.C.

statuette of a horse

statuette of a horse

Statuette of a horse found in Olympia.

It dates from around 470-460 b.C.

Olumpia Museum, catalogue number B 1000