Greek vases 800-300 BC: key pieces
Etruscan white lekythos C.550BC. Hermes beckons with his right to a woman who wears a heavy mantle over a lighter chiton and adjusts a 'crown' on her head. She stands on the ground, already enveloped by the rocks. In the background, behind the rocks, a shaft-like tomb on a stepped base has been decked with ribbons.
Título da obra: "Aquiles Mata Pentesileia". Representação de um episódio narrado em Ilíada de Homero. Datado de cerca de 540 a.C e tendo atribuído Exékias como autor da obra. Atualmente se encontra no Museu Britânico em Londres.
Attributed to the Metope Painter | Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water) | Greek, South Italian, Apulian | Late Classical | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Attributed to the Metope Painter. Period: Late Classical. Date: 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C.. Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian. Medium: Terra...
A Magnificent and Important Greek Late Classical Bronze Volute Krater, of Exceptionally Elegant Style
Bronze, Late Classical, ca. 400-350 B.C.E., Corinthian or possibly Magna Graecian, allegedly from Greece H. 66 cm. 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 as the rim, was hammered and annealed repeatedly, thinning the metal and stretching the vessel to its present form. The handles and the foot solid-cast, the former…