Location Country: Greece


Frieze detail, Dipylon Amphora, c. 755-750 B.C.E.
As tall as a person, this pot is covered with geometric patterns and early figural representations.

Dipylon Amphora


“I have gazed into the face of Agamemnon,” boasted the man who discovered it—but is it really the Homeric hero?

Mask of Agamemnon


Iktinos and Kallikrates (sculptural program directed by Phidias), Parthenon, Athens, 447 - 432 B.C.E.
Athena's great temple has inspired for 2,500 years, and only became a ruin fairly recently.

The Parthenon, Athens


Kritios Boy (detail)
Following war with the Persians, this highly naturalistic sculpture was buried out of respect.

Kritios Boy



Grave stele of Hegeso, c. 410 B.C.E., marble and paint, from the Dipylon Cemetary, Athens, 5' 2" (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
See the mastery of form developed in the Classical period translated to private art on this solemn gravestone.

Grave stele of Hegeso


Charioteer of Delphi (detail)
Take part in the celebration of an athlete’s victory—this life-size bronze is a hinge between the Archaic and Classical.

Charioteer of Delphi