ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Helen
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1. CERAMICS. Greece.
Abduction of Helen by Theseus and Pirithous (?).
Black-figure vessel. Attic.
By the Amasis Painter.
Clay. 550—525 BCE.
Berlin, State Museums.
2. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Helen and Andromache with the infant Astyanax mourning the death of Hector.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
3. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Menelaus and Helen; Ajax killing Cassandra.
Fourth style. 50—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of Menander, I, 10, 4, wing.
4. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Trojan slab (Tabula Iliaca).
Calcite. 1st century BCE.
Inv. No. 316.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Doves.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Landing of Paris and Helen.
Lost fresco from the Palatine palace.
Rome, Palatine.
6. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS.
Venus is persuading Helen to love Paris.
Angelica Kauffmann (1741—1807).
Oil on canvas. 102 × 127.5 cm.
In the centre, on the plinth of a column, signature and date — Angelica Kauffmann pinx. 1790
Inv. No. Γέ 5350.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
7. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS.
Venus is persuading Helen to love Paris. Fragment.
Angelica Kauffmann (1741—1807).
Oil on canvas. 102 × 127.5 cm.
In the centre, on the plinth of a column, signature and date — Angelica Kauffmann pinx. 1790.
Inv. No. Γέ 5350.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
8. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, by the Trojan prince Paris.
Relief of the front of Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster.
2nd—1st century BCE.
Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei.
9. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Abduction of Helen, wifw of Menelaus, king of Sparta, by the Trojan prince Paris.
Relief of the front of Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster. Late 2nd — early 1st century BCE.
68 × 47 cm.
Inv. No. 28132.
Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei.
10. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster. 2nd—1st century BCE.
Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei.
11. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, by the Trojan prince Paris.
Front relief of an Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster. Second half of the 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. I 1035.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
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