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Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art – Virtual Tour

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum in Athens, Greece that houses a notable collection of artifacts of Cycladic art.

The museum was founded in 1986 and focused on the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea.

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Mycenaean Krater

This Mycenaean Krater is a ceramic vase used for watering down wine dated to the 13th-century BCE.

It is an example of Late Helladic ceremonial ware used as a mixing bowl for the dilution of wine with water, a custom which the ancient Greeks believed to be a sign of civilized behavior.

This Mycenaean Krater is decorated with representational floral motifs.

Phi-type and Psi-type Mycenaean Female Figurines

These ‘Phi’ and ‘Psi’ Type Mycenaean figurines date back to 1450-1100 BC in Mycenaean Greece.

Made of terracotta, they were found in tombs, children’s graves, shrines, and settlement areas.

They got their names from their shape and a resemblance to the Greek letters of psi (ψ) on the right and phi (Φ) on the left. These Mycenaean Terracotta Female Figures are modeled with breasts with enveloping garments.

Corinthian Helmets

These bronze Corinthian Helmet originated in ancient Greece and took their name from the city-state of Corinth. This style became the most popular helmet during the Archaic and early Classical periods.

The Corinthian style helmet appeared at the end of the 8th century BC and was the type worn by Greek soldiers in the Persian Wars.

The earliest example is on the left and had a cylindrical shape. Gradually Corinthian helmets became more spherical to fit the head better.  T

hey allowed larger nose-guards, check-pieces, and neck-guard, as can be seen with the middle helmet.

The row of the small holes in the middle helmet was for attaching a leather lining. The ribs on the crown of the right helmet were for attaching a crest to the helmet.

“Stargazer” Figurine – Kilia-type

This “Stargazer” Figurine is a 6,000-year-old sculpture, referred to as the “Stargazer.” The figurine is called the “Stargazer” because the eyes are looking up to the stars above.

The head is sculptured entirely in the round, while the body is reduced to a simple yet elegant profile. The nose is depicted as a slight ridge on a straight-line edge.

The head tilted backward, and the eyes are tiny dots raised in relief.

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