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Female Figurine

Female Figurine

Female Figurine found in Tanagra of Boeotia dated in the early Hellenistic period.

It dates from around 300 b.C.

National Archaeological Museum, catalogue number 4696

Female Figurine (seated)

Female Figurine (seated)

Figurine of a seated woman found in Tanagra of Boeotia dated in the early Hellenistic period.

It dates from around 300 b.C.

National Archaeological Museum, catalogue number 4049

Bear

The head of a young girl called a ‘bear’

The head of a young girl called a ‘bear’ from the temple of Artemis in Vravona Attiki. From around 300 BC.

It dates from around 300 b.C.

Brauron Museum, catalogue number 30

Blind Bear

The so-called blind bear, a small girl dedicated to the worship of the goddess Artemis

The small marble head, of the so-called blind arktos; a small girl dedicated to the worship of the goddess Artemis. It was found in the temple of Artemis of Vravrona.

It dates from around 300 b.C.

Brauron Museum, catalogue number 60

Figurine of Silenus

Figurine of Silenus

Clay figurine of a resting Silenus, found in Tanagra of Boeotia

It dates back to 3rd century b.C.

National Archaeological Museum, catalogue number 13014

Comic Mask

Comic Mask

Clay comedy mask. Found in the ancient forum of Athens.

It dates from the 3rd century b.C.

Ancient Agora Museum, catalogue number T478

The Aphrodite of Melos

The Aphrodite of Melos

The wonderful statue of Aphrodite - Venus was found in Melos and now adorns the museum of Louvre. Aphrodite was the goddess of love. She is standing upright with her body slightly leaning to the right. The bottom half of her body is covered by a robe. Her hair is parted in the middle and is brought round to the back, where it is fastened in a round bun at the neck. Her arms have been broken off: the right one from the middle, the left from the shoulder. The expression on her face is peaceful and her body has been wonderfully shaped.

It dates from around 130 b.C.

Museum of Louvre

Statue of a Tritonis

Statue of a Tritonis

Tritonis, with long wavy hair and veiled breast. She is a sea goddess and the bottom half of her body resembles that of a sea monster, while the top half is that of a woman. It is part of the support from the throne of the goddess from their temple in Lykossoura in Arcadia. It is the work of the sculptor Damophodas. The heads of Dimitra and Despina by Anitos and part of the clothing can be found in the National museum.

It dates from the 2nd century b.C.

National Archaeological Museum, catalogue number 2171

The Little Refugee

The Little Refugee

A marble figure of a small child. He is wearing a cape with a hood and is holding a hairy dog. It is called ‘The Little Refugee’ because it was brought by refugees from Gerontiko in Nissa, in the coast of Smirna in 1922.

It dates from the 1st century b.C.

National Archaeological Museum, catalogue number 3485