Archive for Pottery

La prudenza

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on October 24, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Andrea della Robbia
glazed terracotta, c. 1475
Metropolitan Museum
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Fanciulla

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on October 24, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Andrea della Robbia
glazed terracotta, c. 1475
private collection

San Michele Arcangelo

Posted in Art, Object with tags , , on October 24, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Andrea della Robbia
glazed terracotta, c. 1475
Metropolitan Museum

Testa della vergine

Posted in Art, Object with tags , on October 24, 2017 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Attributed to Andrea della Robbia
glazed terracotta, c. 1480-90
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Silenis

Posted in Greece, Poetry with tags , , on October 1, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Four times putting her lips to the lips of the jar Silenis drank up the last dregs. Fair-haired Dionysus, she defiled thee not with water, but even as thou didst come from the vineyard she used to quaff thee generously, holding a cup even until she went to the sands of the dead.

Text: Gaetulicus (†39 AD), The Greek Anthology XI:409 translated by W. R. Paton. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1918
Image: attributed to Onesimos, interior of an Attic red-figure kylix, c. 500 BC. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Vases grecs et étrusques

Posted in Greece, Painting with tags , on September 17, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
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Alexandre-Isidore Leroy De Barde (1777–1828)
watercolour, c. late 18th century

Another Side of Ajax

Posted in Greece, Greek Myth, Object with tags , , , on September 3, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
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Diosphos Painter
Attic white-figure lekythos, c. 500 BC
Musée du Louvre

On this lekythos, a vessel for storing perfumed oil used in funeral rites, Ajax and Achilles, the two greatest Greek warriors at Troy, enjoy a game of some kind, though they remain fully armed!