Ancient Greece art
Marble head of a horned youth wearing a diadem, 3rd-2nd century B.C. / The diadem and horns of this portrait head signify a divinised Hellenistic ruler is represented. The horns, which were attached by means of marble dowels and stucco, were most likely bull's horns. Among the early Hellenistic rulers, bull's horns were a popular divine attribute with strong associations to the god Dionysos, whose most common animal manifestation was the bull.
Kore statue. The kore is a type of Archaic Greek statue. They may represent a goddess, such as Persephone, priestesses or votaries of a goddess, or generic style of maiden votive, dedicated to a deity. The kore and kouros are illustrations of the Archaic Greeks moving towards realism in art; they are lifelike but highly stylized.
"Discobolus" the ancient Greek sculptor Myron was the most famous masterpieces of the classical period. The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon, came the desired peace and artists, to maintain a spirit of optimism, began to create new masterpieces in a more realistic manner. The original statue is made of bronze and is stored in the National Roman Museum.
Marble funerary statues of a maiden and a little girl Period: Late Classical Date: ca. 320 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Marble, Pentelic Dimensions: H. of woman 56 7/8 in. (144.5 cm) H. of girl 40 9/16 in. (103 cm) Classification: Stone Sculpture Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1944 Accession Number: 44.11.2, .3