The Cyclades 2500-2200 BCE (2500 BCE)
Minoan (Crete) 1700-1300 BCE  (1500 BCE)
Tiryns and Mycenae 1600-1200 BCE (1500 BCE)
Geometric Period 900-700 BCE (700 BCE)
Orientalizing Period 700-600 BCE (600 BCE)
Archaic Period 600-480 BCE (600 BCE)
Classic, Golden Age of Perikles, 480-350 BCE (450 BCE)
Late Hellenism 350-100 BCE (350-100 BCE)
Greek Sculpture,

4) The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we
wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth.

 
Anonymous 6th grader's answer to a history test.




 

Centaur, from Lefkandi, Euboea,
c980 BCE or after, terra-cotta, height 14 1/8"
Archaeological Museum, Eretria, Proto-Geometric Style
Geometric Period 900-700 BCE (700 BCE)

Greek Geometric 
Dipylon Vase c750 BCE
detail Bier and Chariots








 
 
Man and Centaur, perhaps from Olympia. c 750 BCE
Bronze, height 4.5".Metropolitan Museum, NY, Geometric Period
 

Orientalizing Period 700-600 BCE (600 BCE)

Pediment from the Temple of Artemis c580 BCE
Gorgon Medusa, detail of a sculpture from the west pediment of the Temple of Artemis, Korkyra
(also called Corfu) limestone, ht. 9'2"
Archaelogical museum, Corfu


 
 

 



 
 
 


Mantiklos Apollo, c 700-680 BCE Bronze, Approx. 8"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Orientalizing


 
 

 
 
 
 
 


Mantiklos Apollo, c 700-680 BCE
Bronze, Approx. 8" 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Orientalizing

"Mantiklos dedicated me as tithe to the far-shooting Lord of the Silver Bow; you, Phoibos (Apollo), might give some pleasing favor in return."
 

 

"Mantiklos dedicated me as tithe to the far-shooting Lord of the Silver Bow; you, Phoibos (Apollo), might give some pleasing favor in return."

 
 
Greek Orientalizing 
Mantiklos Apollo c700BCE
bronze 8"

Head of an Akkadian Ruler
(Sargon of Akkad?)
bronze 12" 2200 BCE

Archaic Period 600-480 BCE (600 BCE)



 
 

Lady of Auxerre
c620 BCE
Archaic Period

 
 

Kouros from Attica
(the region surrounding Athens)

c600 BCE 6' 4" marble polychrome, encaustic



 
 
 

 
 
 

Statues from Tell Asmar
c2900-2600 BCE
gypsum, shell and black inlay

 
 
 
 
 
 

Greek, Archaic, Kouros
c600 BCE 6' 4" marble

Mycerenus and Kha Merer Nebty 
circa 2500 BCE

Kroisos c530 BCE 
6' 4" marble, 
Athens Museum

Kouros c600 BCE 
6' 4" marble 
NY, Metropolitan
"stay and mourn at the tomb of dead Kroisos, whom raging Ares destroyed one day as he fought in the foremost ranks."



 
 
 

Calf Bearer (Moschophoros) 
c560 BCE 
5'5" Marble 
found on the Acropolis
Rhonbos
 

 
 
 
 
Kore from Chios (?) Kore wearing a Chiton
c 520 BCE Marble 22" (found on the Acropolis)
Acropolis Museum
Archaic
 


Peplos Kore 
(also called the Peplophoros)
c 530 BCE Marble 4' 
(found on the Acropolis)
Acropolis Museum
Archaic