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Terracotta head of a lion 
22.9cm high and 20.6cm wide (9 x 8 1/4 inch.)
Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Terracotta head of a lion 

22.9cm high and 20.6cm wide (9 x 8 1/4 inch.)

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Golden earrings

The eagle represents Zeus who is holding the Trojan prince Ganymede. 

They are 6cm high (2 3/8 inch.) 

Greek, Classical period, 330 - 300 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statue of Athena
She is letting her owl fly out. The statue is only 15cm high (5 15/16 inch.) 
Greek, Classical Period, ca. 460 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statue of Athena

She is letting her owl fly out. The statue is only 15cm high (5 15/16 inch.) 

Greek, Classical Period, ca. 460 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Silver Gilt Cup (One of a pair)

4th-3rd Century BC

Late Classical or Hellenistic

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Glass amphoriskos (perfume bottle)

1st Century BC

Late Hellenistic

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Earring

3rd Century AD

Pontic Greek

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Marble head of a young woman 

Head is from a funerary stela. It is 40.6cm high (16 inch.) 

Greek, Classical period, 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience aryballos 

Shaped like to fish and designed to contain oil. 5.7 cm high and 11.1 cm wide. 

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

μηδὲν ἄγαν.

"Nothing in excess"

- Inscription from the temple of Apollo at Delphi.

ζῷον δίπουν ἄπτερον

"Featherless biped"

- Plato’s famous definition of a human. In response, Diogenese of Sinope brought a plucked chicken to Plato’s Academy, saying:

οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Πλάτωνος ἄνθρωπος
"Here is the Platonic man!"

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