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    Apollo (with lyre) and Artemis sacrificing over a fire burning on an altar. Red-figured Attic hydria, 490-480 BCE Terracotta, height: 40.5 cm, diam.: 35.3 cm

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    Red-figured crater:King Cadmos,an amphora in one hand, throws stones at the dragon who has killed his com- panions;three female figures,perhaps the nymphs of the well,watch the combat.In the upper register Hermes,Pan and a satyr.Obverse side,H:57 cm N 3157 See 10-03-06/11

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    Trojan King Priamus begs Achilles to let him have the body of Hector, his slain son. Hector's body lies under Achilles' bed. Red-figured Attic skyphos from Caere, around 490 BCE Height: 25 cm Inv. IV 3710

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    Trojan Horse. Scenes from the Trojan War on the neck of an earthenware amphora (around 670 BCE) Total height 143 cm

    10-01-02/ 4

    Siren (Mermaid).Overall view. Attic red-figured stamnos (5th BCE).

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    Aphrodite,Pan,and Eros.Pan harassing Aphrodite, who has just stepped from her bath. The goddess threatens to punish him with her sandal. A tiny Eros helps to defend his mother,by grasping Pan's horn. From Delos. Inv.3335, H: 129 cm

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    Attic red-figured kylix with Zeus and eagle abducting Ganymede; 470 BCE.

    03-05-06/ 6

    The birth of Bacchus. While Semele gives birth, Zeus, with the lightning flash which will kill Semele, and his wife Hera, float in the clouds. 1534-1538 Giulio Romano with Rinaldo Mantovano. Wood, 126,5 x 86.5 c Inv. acc 69, PB 7

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    Aphrodite of Melos, called Venus of Milo. Marble figure (130-120 BCE) found in Melos. Height 202 cm MA 399

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    Theseus kills the Minotaur. Black-figured Attic amphora (6th BCE). Height 50 cm F 33

    10-03-01/21

    Hades and Persephone in their palace in the underworld. Monumental southern Italian Greek vase (330 BCE) from Canossa in Apulia, Italy.

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    Red-figured hydria, Greek, c420-c400 BC. The figures on this hydria are divided into two zones. The upper zone illustrates the abduction of the daughters of Leukippos by the Dioskouroi, Kastor and Polydeukes (Castor and Pollux). Aphrodite, goddess of love, sits in the lower part of the scene, clearly conniving in the abduction. Her attendant Peitho, goddess of Persuasion, flees from the scene, but Aphrodite and Zeus, father of the Dioskouroi, do not seem moved. The scene in the lower zone shows Herakles performing his final Labour, receiving the golden apples of the Hesperides from the nymphs responsible for guarding the tree in a garden at the end of the earth. Both scenes are remarkable for their peaceful treatment of violent subjects. This softened mood, along with the delicate treatment of the drapery, is very characteristic of late fifth-century Athenian vase painting. GR, 1772.3-20.30* (Vase E 224)

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    Dionysos in his ship. Attic wine cup (540 BCE) (Detail of 10-03-01/29)

    10-03-01/30

    A symposion (a festive meal), guests drinking from rhytons, a girl playing the flute. Red-figured Attic terracotta bell-crater (4th BCE) Inv. IV 910

    10-03-02/ 7

    Goddess (Ishtar?) or odalisque. Alabaster figurine with gold incrustations and garnets (Seleucide era, 312-64 BCE) from Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) H: 25 cm - AO 20127

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    Orpheus, Eurydice, and Hermes. Marble relief (1st-3rd CE) Roman copy after a Greek original of 420 BCE. 122 x 90 cm MA 854

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    Fight between Greeks and a Persian cavalryman. Red-figured pelike. See also 10-03-05/6,7,8,9. Inv. 198559

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    Penelope at the loom and Telemachos. Attic red-figured skyphos (5th BCE).

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    Roman marble bust of Alexander the great (336-323 BCE), copied from a greek statue by Eufranor; 338 BCE.

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    Trojan warriors meet the Greeks before Troy. Scenes from the Trojan War. Red-figured cup, 1st half 5th BCE Terracotta, height: 13.5 cm, diam.: 32.5 cm Inv. G 152

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    Combat scene. A wounded or dead hoplite lies on the ground. Black-figured hydria, same as 10-03-03/46 (560-550 BCE) Inv. E 735

    10-03-03/45

    Aeneas carries his father Anchises, young Ascanius runs ahead of both. Black-figured amphora, around 520 BCE Inv. 98

    10-03-05/17

    Meeting of Jason and Medea,Amor between them. A scene from the prelude of Euripides' tragedy "Medea".350 - 340 BCE Crater,Sicilian production. Detail of 10-03-07/12

    03-05-02/11

    Sacrificial scene with burnt offering. Red-figured jug (oenochoe) (2nd half 5th BCE), from Etruria (Toscana), Italy Height 21.5 cm G 402

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