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Greek culture developed in approximately 900 BC, however it did not develop exclusively on the Greek mainland. Since the Greeks were seafarers, they set up city-states throughout the Mediterranean, especially in Ionia (the western coast of Turkey) and on the southern coast of Italy. Religion was a culturally unifying factor for the Greeks and fueled their production of art, from monumental temples to small statuettes given as votive offerings. The museum’s collection includes many art objects that provide insights into Greek religious practices, including a group of marble stelae (gravestones). A renowned collection of decorated pottery offers images of Greek gods as well as scenes from everyday life.

Greek, made in Ionia (Anatolia)
Attributed to an Ionian Little Master
Black-Figure Cup (Kylix) with Revelers (Komasts)
Archaic period, ca. 550–530 BC
Terracotta, added color, incising
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.3 cm), W. 6 7/8 in. (17.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 83.39

Greek, made in Attica
Bilingual Eye Cup (Kylix) with Grape Vines, Running Females, and Gorgon Head
Archaic period, ca. 520–510 BC
Terracotta, added color
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm), W. (with handles) 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm), diam. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Anonymous gift, 67.5

Greek, made in Apulia (Italy)
Attributed to the Underworld Painter Workshop
Mixing Bowl (Krater) with Funerary Scenes
Hellenistic period, ca. 330–300 BC
Terracotta, added color, added relief elements
H. 29 1/2 in. (75.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.45

Greek
Striding Athena
Hellenistic period, ca. 325–200 BC
Bronze
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 62.117.116

Greek, probably made in southern Italy
Amazon on Horseback
Classical or Hellenistic period, late 4th–3rd century BC
Terracotta, added color, gilding
Rider: H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm), W. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm), L. 7.0 in. (17.8 cm); Horse: H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). L. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 81.8A-B

Greek, made in Centuripe (Sicily)
Centuripe Footed Bowl with Women at an Altar
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BC
Terracotta with added color
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.07 cm.)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased in honor of Burton Y. Berry, 72.145.1

Greek, made in Centuripe (Sicily)
Plaque with Head of a Woman
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BC
Terracotta, added color
Diam. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased in honor of Burton Y. Berry, 72.145.2

Greek, probably made in Tanagra, Boeotia
Standing Woman
Hellenistic period, 2nd century BC
Terracotta, added color, gilding
H. 7 7/8 in. (20.0 cm), W. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm), D. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 64.88

Greek, made in Apulia (Italy)
Bottle with Head of Winged Woman
Classical or Hellenistic period, ca. 350–300 BC
Terracotta, added color
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Evan F. Lilly Memorial, 72.74.1

Greek
Aphrodite
Hellenistic period, ca. 150–50 BC
Silver
H. 5 15/16 in. (15.0 cm), W. 2 in. (5.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 63.105.57