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The Labors of Herakles | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Herakles, the Greek hero of superhuman strength, was the son of the Greek god Zeus and Alkmene.

Statue of a woman, second half of 4th century B.C.  Greek  Marble  H. 68 1/8 in. (173.02 cm)  Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903 (03.12.17)

This Ancient Greek sculpture depicts the clothing a women would wear including a chiton and a himation.

Bronze oinochoe  Period: Archaic Date: mid-6th century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Bronze Dimensions: Overall: 13 9/16in. (34.4cm)

The word "oinochoe" means "wine pourer", and the shape was a very common one throughout the Greek world. During the Archaic period, the oinochoe and the hydria (water jar) were often embellished with figural elements integrated into the handles

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Detail of a Terracotta Kylix Signed by Euphronios as Potter and Attributed to Onesimos as Painter in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2011

Art History Timeline/Map

Here’s a nifty timeline of art history, extracted from the Metropolitan Museum of Art .

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar)    Period:      Archaic  Date:      ca. 510 B.C.  Culture:      Greek, Attic  Medium:      Terracotta  Dimensions:      H. 40.3-40.5 cm. Diameter 27.3 cm.   Classification:      Vases

Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) Period: Archaic Date: ca. 510 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 40.3-40.5 cm. Diameter 27.3 cm. Classification: Vases

Attributed to the Phiale Painter: Lekythos depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone (17.230.35) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lekythos (oil flask) depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone, ca. 440 B. Red-figure Attributed to the Phiale Painter Greek, Attic Terracotta

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