July 7
Early Greek Art


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Late Bronze Age Greece











Mycenaean Civilization
c. 1600 - 1100 BCE


Citadel of Mycenae











The Lion Gate, Mycenae, Greece. 1250 BCE. Limestone relieft, height of sculpture approx. 9' 6".











Mykonos Vase. c. 670 BCE. Pithos.











Rhyton in the shape of a lion's head, from a shaft grave at Mycenae. c. 1550 BC. Gold, height 8".











Tholos, The So-Called "Treasury of Atreus," Mycenae, c. 1300 - 1200 BCE.











Corbeled Vault, Interior of Tholos. Limestone vault, heigh approx. 43'.











Funerary mask, known as "Mask of Agamemnon." From Grave Circle A, Mycenae,
c. 1600 - 1550 BCE. Beaten gold, approx. 12".
Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art Through the Ages. (Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996) Tenth ed., 114.












Map of Ancient Greece


Settlers of Ancient Greece
Dorians = inhabited South, including Cycladic islands
Aeolians = conquered the North
Ionians = colonized Africa, Euoea, Aegean Islands, and the coast of Asia Minor











Ancient Greece in Context
3000 - 1450 BCE
Minoan Civilization on Crete

Phoenician Alphabet

2000 BCE
Stonehenge built
1345 BCE
Akhenaten institutes monotheistic religion in Egypt
1450 BCE
Mycenaeans conquer Crete
1400 BCE
Linear B in general use in the Aegean
1250 BCE
Trojan War
1100 BCE
Dorian Invasion
1000 - 800 BCE
Rise of Greek city-states
800 BCE
Adoption of Phoenician alphabet
  Geometric Style - after 900 to 700 BCE
776 BCE
First Olympic games
750 - 700 BCE
Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey
  Orientalizing Style - 700 to 600 BCE
  Archaic Period - c. 600 to 480 BCE
563 BCE
Siddhartha (founder of Buddhism) born in Nepal
510 - 508 BCE
Athens establishes first democracy
499 - 490 BCE
Persians invade Greece, Athenians defeat Persians at the Battle of Marathon
  Classic Period - c. 480 to 323 BCE
  High Classic Period - c. 450 - 400 BCE
431 - 404 BCE
Peloponnesian Wars/ Sparta conquers Athens
  Late Classic Period - c. 400 to 323 BCE
363 BCE
Alexander the Great comes to power and begins to spread Greek ways across the East
  Hellenistic Period - 323 to 31 BCE











Funerary Krater known as the Dipylon Vase. c. 750 - 700 BCE. Ceramic, Height 42 5/8".











Dipylon Vase detail