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What the president saw

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Yesterday, the President of the USA, Mr. Barack Obama, visited the New Acropolis Museum, escorted by the Museum’s director. The media published a lot of pictures from the visit, one of which shows the president squatting to look closely at … Continue reading

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The headless ghost

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Did ancient Greeks trick-or-treat? Or is this statue depicting some ghoulish myth about a headless man, going about with his cut-off head in hand? Neither. This is not a Halloween statue, but the figurine of an actor. The head in … Continue reading

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Relief of a woman with scrolls

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While doing my research for the previous post, I was looking at various funerary stelae, and I came across the one I’m publishing today. It is rather untypical in the sense that the deceased is not looking at jewelry or at … Continue reading

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Photos of the week: Two Cretan faces

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The first picture shows the face of a woman’s statue found in Eleftherna, Crete, and dates from the 7th century BCE. It shows some of the characteristics of early Cretan sculpture: triangular face, prominent features, symmetrically arranged and stylized hair. … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: butterfly on a statue

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As I’ve already said, spring is in the city. As soon as flowers appear, so do the insects that feed on them. Suddenly, the city is full of bees and butterflies. This one is resting on the arm of a … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: colourful head of a bronze statue

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Having talked about how colour was indispensable to Ancient Greek sculpture, to the extent that even in bronze statuary attempts were made to give a more colourful appearance, I couldn’t help posting another photo of a bronze. This is a … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Head of a bronze statue

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After posting the previous article about the classical statues found in Riace, Italy, I couldn’t help posting another photo of them, this time the head of the statue known as Riace A. As I’ve said before, no statue was uncolored … Continue reading