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Marble Head Of A Goddess -- Perhaps Aphrodite (Venus). It is thought to be a copy of a chryselephantine (gold & ivory) statue of the Classical Era (5th-4th Centuries BCE). The black colour under the eyes owes to the oxidation of the bronze eyelids, now lost. From Athens, 2nd Century CE -- Until recently in the fabulous Roman Collection of the National Archaeological Museum, from which it was detached. Athens, Acropolis Museum

Most Greek statues were brightly painted and many had eyes made from sea shell and metal, some even had fine wire eyelashes. Very different from th stark white we are used to seeing now.

cigarroycafe: Hypnos, greek god of sleep and twin brother of Thanatos.

Hypnos, the Greek personification of sleep. The bronze winged head was found near Perugia, Italy, and was acquired by the British Museum in The head is mounted on a body that was copied from a statue in Madrid with a similar head.

Hypnos, Greek god of sleep.

Hypnos, the Greek personification of sleep. The bronze winged head was found near Perugia, Italy, and was acquired by the British Museum in The head is mounted on a body that was copied from a statue in Madrid with a similar head.

David Chim Seymour - Orphans of the Greek War Circa 1948 - original photograph

David Chim Seymour - Orphans of the Greek War Circa 1948 - original photograph

1920 ~ Sheep in Kolonaki, Athens (photo by Bernard Flament)

1920 ~ Sheep in Kolonaki, Athens (photo by Bernard Flament)

Greece 1941-1944.

Art Greece, Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.

1948 Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk --

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p.

Starved Greek orphan children in WWII. Over 300,000 civilians died from starvation during the German Occupation.

Greece's Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

Frustrated with the persistent refusal of Germany to settle the decades long pending WWII German reparation obligations, ordinary Greek citizens have org.

Statue of Athena with "crossed aegis" Pergamon, Athenaheiligtum (found under the Berlin excavations 1880) to 150 v. Chr., Marble, height 1.86 m Her robe is at the waist with a belt together amount haten from snakes. Snakes also line the lower edges of her chest protection (Aegis), which here consists of two intersecting bands ("crossed aegis"). The head was working as a head-set. He has been missing since 1945 in Russia and replaced by a casting. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Statue of Athena with "crossed aegis" Pergamon, Athenaheiligtum (found under the…

28η ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ 1946 Χήρες,μητέρες κόρες πεσόντων παρελαύνουν... στην Πλ.Συντάγματος (φωτ.: Εταιρεία Φίλων του Ελληνικού Λαού).

28η ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ 1946 Χήρες,μητέρες κόρες πεσόντων παρελαύνουν... στην Πλ.Συντάγματος (φωτ.: Εταιρεία Φίλων του Ελληνικού Λαού).

Athens,Greece 1942. Photo taken by Voula Papaioannou

Athens,Greece Photo taken by Voula Papaioannou.(Under German and Axis occupation, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe).

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