Mainland Greek Pottery and Sculpture after Dark Ages


Hero and Centaur

Approx. 750 B.C. - Approx. 730 B.C.

Herakles and Nessos?

Dipylon Amphora

Approx. 750 B.C.

mid 8th century BC
cemetery at Athens
prothesis b/t the handles
repeating bands or stripes below this

Late Geometric Footed Krater

Approx. 740 B.C.

by Dipylon painter
with a prothesis scene, or a wake, laying out the dead
a military vase
space figures are flattened and 2D
"horror vacui"

Mantiklos Apollo

Approx. 700 B.C. - Approx. 680 B.C.

has an inscribed dedication to the god
a tithe, intercession, votive

Amphora w/ Animal Friezes

Approx. 625 B.C. - Approx. 600 B.C.

rows of bands like Geo
horror vacui: more rosettes to fill spaces, but as time wore on they got sloppy (higher and faster production)

Two Alabsatra, One Olbe

Approx. 625 B.C.

perfume and musk containers

New York Kouros

Approx. 600 B.C.

Attic/ Athens
grid system to create body
triangular and stiff, front posture

Francois Vase

Approx. 570 B.C.

volute krater
Kleitas painter and Ergotimos potter
found in Italy, Etruscan tomb
Theme: Calydonian boar hunt; Trojan War; chariot race; marriage of Peleus and Thetis

-"potnia theron" on handle: mistress of animals motif
-Ajax carrying Dead Achilles on handle

Moschophros, calf-bearer

Approx. 560 B.C.

unrealistic "X" created by holding the calf's legs and arms: symetry marker

Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice

Approx. 540 BC - Approx. 530 BC

amphora, one big image on body
potted and painted by Exekias
profile with huge eye, frontal

Grave Stele of Young Athlete Megakles

Approx. 530 B.C.


Anavysos Kouros "Kroisos"

Approx. 530 BCE

image of a defeated soldier
Classical with Archaic elements

Herakles vs Antaios

Approx. 510 BC

calyx krater
painted by Euphronois

Three Revelers

510 B.C.

painted by Euthymides

Death of Sarpedon

Approx. 510 B.C.

calyx krater
painted by Euphronios
Scene Background: Zeus wanted to help his son in Trojan war but Athena and other gods protested that if he started to assist his son, then all of them would intercede in the war to help their own offspring

Scene: winged soldiers are hypnos (sleep) and thanatos (death) personified

Kritios Boy

Approx. 480 BCE


Delphi Charioteer

Approx. 470 B.C.

dedicated by Polyzalos of Gela
still has inset eyes

Zeus or Posiedon

Approx. 460 B.C. - Approx. 450 B.C.

Cape Artemision

Doryphoros, spear bearer

Approx. 450 BCE - Approx. 440 B.C

Roman marble copy of Greek bronze statue
found in Pompeii
ambiguity of the action