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Terracotta stand 

This winged goddess is on a terracotta stand. This was most likely made in Attica. 24.5cm (10 inch.) 

Greek, Archaic period, 520 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Necklace

400-350 BC

Classical Greek

(Source: The British Museum)

Earring

425-400 BC

Greek

This form of earring is a simplification of the type popular on Rhodes in the later seventh century BC. A somewhat similar earring, in silver and possibly later, is in Athens. There the rosette has been replaced by a disc decorated in relief with the head of Athena.

(Source: The British Museum)

Bronze figure of a Siren

460-450 BC

Classical Greek

(Source: The British Museum)

Fragment of a bust of a woman

200-100 BC

Hellenistic

(Source: The British Museum)

Statue of a crouching child

c.300 BC

Hellenistic

(Source: The British Museum)

Corinthian Type Bronze Helmet

600-550 BC

Archaic Greek

(Source: The British Museum)

Marble grave stele of a small girl 

80cm high (31 1/2 inch.) 

Greek, Classical Period, 450 - 440 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Terracotta vase 

At the top two mythological creatures. At the shoulders we see two people lying at a banquet. Underneath a frieze of flowers and geometrical decoration. Lastly a man herding bulls. 

This type of decoration is attributed to the south of Etruria. It strongly resembles the early classical decoration from Greece. The dark figures on an orange background is done from around 700 untill 450 BC and after this the decoration changes to light figures on dark backgrounds. 

The vase is 35.1cm high ( 13 13/16 inch) 

Etruscan, Archaic Period, around 540 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Bronze statue of Aphrodite 

Aphrodite holds up the apple that was given to her by prince Paris when he choose her to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and in return for the apple, she gave him Helena of Troje. And so started the Trojan war. 

This statue is made from bronze but the goddess her eyes are made from silver. It is 29 cm high (8 1/4 inch) 

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd-1st century BC

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

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