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  • Mosiac

    Slide Notes

    What do you see here? How was it made? What does it tell us about the place where it was located?

    Details

    Marine mosaic (central panel of three panels from a floor)

    A.D. 200–230

    Dimensions

    Overall: 291.5 x 287 cm (114 3/4 x 113 in.)

    Medium

    Mosaic (stone and glass tesserae)

    Classification

    Mosaics

    Accession Number

    2002.128.1

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    214A More Info

    Description

    Panel B: Central Figural scene; Labeling panels A,B,C follows the orientation of the mosaic in situ from east to west; primary entrance into room is on the east side. Marine scene with three chubby Erotes riding dolphins; they cast fishing lines into the sea filled with 25 fish colorfully depicted against a neutral ground of white. The Erotes face in three directions of the courtyard in which the three part mosaic ensemble was found. Border of red meander and black and yellow crowstep. Glass tesserae (oranges, yellows, reds, yellow-green, dark blue, bright blues, greens).

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  • Sargent Mural

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Perseus on Pegasus Slaying Medusa

    1922–25

    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925

    Dimensions

    347.98 x 317.5 cm (137 x 125 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    25.642

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    204B More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Water jar (hydria) with the...

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Water jar (hydria) with the chariot of Achilles dragging the corpse of Hektor

    about 520–510 B.C.

    the Antiope Group

    Dimensions

    Height (to mouth): 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); diameter (of mouth): 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, Black Figure

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    63.473

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    Greek Archaic Gallery - 113 More Info

    Description

    A hydria with the dramatic scene of Achilles dragging the body of Hector behind his chariot; to the left Priam and Hecuba, parents of Hector, mourn him in the Trojan palace as Achilles with round shield stares at them; to the right, the tomb of Patroklos with his soul charging out from it; snake in front. Winged figure of Iris sent to plead for a ransom of Hector's body. Greek inscriptions of the name 'Hector' (HECTOR) above the body of Hector, and 'Patroklos' (PATROKLOS) on the tomb. On the shoulder: Two quadrigae, one driven by Athena. Herakles pursues Kyknos while Ares rushes from left.

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  • Perfume Vessels

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Perfume vase (alabastron)

    Dimensions

    9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    80.589

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    113A More Info

    Description

    Head covered with black dots; neck with short lines. In the form of a monkey's head and neck.

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