THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Orpheus
1. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter (by Trendall).
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
2. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld. Detail: Hades and Persephone in their Palace with Orpheus and other denizens of the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter.
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes.
Relief. Roman copy of the augustan age from a Greek original of the second half of 5th cent. BCE by Alcamenes, disciple of Phidias.
Marble.
Inv. No. 6727.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
4. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes.
Relief. Greek copy of ca. 50 BCE from a Greek original of 430-420 BCE.
Penthelic marble.
Inv. No. Mr 702 (Ma 854).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
5. APPLIED ART. Etruria.
The Ficoroni Cista.
Bronze.
Ca. 340—330 BCE.
Made by Novios Plautios.
Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Julia.
6. MOSAIC. Northern Africa.
Orpheus, playing a lyre.
North Africa, 3rd century.
38 1/8 × 43 3/4 in. (97 × 111 cm.)
DPD03.
Royal-Athena Galleries.
7. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Orpheus.
Sardonyx.
1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Inv. No. Ж 255.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
8. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Orpheus.
Three-layered sardonyx.
1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Inv. No. Ж 255.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
9. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Relief depicting Orpheus seating with a lyre and a poet offering him a rolled manuscript.
1st cent. CE.
Sparta, Archaeological Museum.
10. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Attic sarcophagus with scenes of battles between the Greeks and the Trojan and a scene of Calydonian hunt — relief of the right short side.
Marble. 220—230 CE.
Inv. No. 1246.
Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum.
11. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Attic sarcophagus with scenes of battles between the Greeks and the Trojan and a scene of Calydonian hunt — right short side.
Marble. 220—230 CE.
Inv. No. 1246.
Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum.