Statue of a Hoplite known
as "Leonidas." 480-470 b.c.
Parian marble. H. 0.93 m
(with restored crest of helmet).
Archaeological Museum, Sparta, 3365
Tetradrachm of Athens.
Ca. 510-500 b.c. Silver.
Max. diam. 22.5 mm, wt. 15.93 g.
Numismatic Museum, Athens,
1899-1900, Heldreich Collection 5
In the first half of the 6th century B.C., Sparta was one of the most important centers for artistic production, particularly for bronze works, as shown in such rare pieces as the hoplite figurines, a black-figure hydria depicting riders and warriors, from 555-550 B.C., a relief votive stele representing an enthroned couple, from 550-525 B.C., and a group of ivory figurines from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia from 700-650 B.C.
Part of an Attic Red-Figure
Loutrophoros. Detail. Ca. 430 b.c.
Clay. Work of the Kleophon Painter.
National Archaeological Museum,
Statuette of an Athlete. ca. 550 B.C.
Bronze. Attic workshop. Found on
Acropolis of Athens, 1888. National
Archaeological Museum, Athens, 6445
Kore Statuette. Ca. 500 b.c.
Pentelic marble. H. 0.68 m.
Attic workshop. Acropolis Museum,
Athens, AKR 676, 527
This exhibition includes loans from the Acropolis Museum, Epigraphical Museum, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic Museum, 3rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the Archaeological Museum in Marathon, the Archaeological Museum in Olympia, the Archaeological Museum in Rhodes, and the Archaeological Museum in Sparta, all located in Greece. Athens-Sparta will also include pieces from the Vatican Museums, Vatican City; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and the American Numismatic Society, in New York.