Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ancient Pergamon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World.
That's the name of the exhibit that Stelios and I recently had the pleasure of seeing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
When I saw the map of the ancient world that was Hellenestic, I felt proud for being Greek as well as sad for loosing all those lands through the ages.
The treasures exhibited from those Kingdoms are incredibly beautiful. There was immense wealth as well as an appreciation of art that promoted the creation of amazing statues and objects.
There was so much beauty that I had a hard time choosing which ones to show you, my dear viewers!
A statue of Alexander the Great riding his horse Buchephalus.

Statue of Alexander the Great
Statue of Hercules
The giant statue of Athena Parthenon, replica of the statue that had existed in antiquity in the Parthenon in Athens.
Giant fragment
This is a statue of Homer
Detail from a giant urn

Eros
Mosaic

Statue of the goddess Kybele
Statue of a dead Amazon

Shield and speer
Hercules




Jewelery

Golden Head Dress
The famous statue of the hermaphrodite

and the front view of the statue
Eros sleeping






Golden Wreath with Myrtle leaves

Statue of a fallen warrior
Giant Head of Zeus