Early Greek Art
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Late Bronze Age Greece
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
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